Tuesday, 31 December 2013

N.O.R.E. - Manners feat. Busta Rhymes (Audio)


Noreaga and Busta Rhymes hit us off with a single for the New Year. Stream and download "Manners" below.

Pro Era - Pro Cakes 2 (Video)


Showing that there's more to their crew than just Joey Bada$$, Pro Era members Dirty Sanchez, Dyemond Lewis and Nyck Caution hop on Drake's "Pound Cake" beat for "Pro Cakes 2".

Friday, 27 December 2013

The LOX Talk About Their New Trinity EP (Video)

If you were unaware, The LOX released an new EP named "The Trinity" earlier this week without announcement. Seeing the success Beyonce had last week with her surprise album, Jadakiss, Skeek Louch and Styles P decided to drop some new music themselves.

The trio recently talked to Cipha Sounds and Ebro at Hot97 about the new EP, upcoming projects and who's to blame for the state of radio in NYC.

The EP is available on iTunes.

Madlib in the Radio France Record Library (Video)


During a recent visit to Paris, Madlib was invited to have a look through the record collection of Radio France. While listening to a few records he picked out, he talked with Laura Leishman about some of his influences and the vinyl he chose from the archive.

Fabolous on The Mixdown (Video)


On Christmas day, Fabolous dropped the third installment of his "S.O.U.L. Tape" series. Fuse TV's Esteban Serrano caught up with Fab to talk about the new mixtape and break down a few of the tracks on the latest episode of "The Mixdown".

Check the interview and then get the mixtape below the video.

Download here.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Run The Jewels - A Christmas F**king Miracle (Video)


I was hoping they'd release this for the Christmas holidays! Here's the video to El-P and Killer Mike's "A Christmas F**king Miracle". Enjoy!

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Kendrick Lamar - Sing About Me Part 1 (Video)

K Dot

K Dot drops the visual to his track "Sing About Me" from his Grammy nominated album "good kid, m.A.A.d. city". Be on the look out for part two released in January.

Rapsody - Dark Knights (Video)


Given the title of the track, there was only going to be one theme for the video, wasn't there? Here we see Rapsody in her new video for "Dark Knights" dressed as the Batman's infamous nemesis.

The beat is produced by E. Smith and the track is featured on Rapsody's "She Got Game" mixtape. Search this blog to get that.

Dynasty - Street Music (Video)


With DJ Premier on production and the cuts, his artist Dynasty drops the video to her single "Street Music". The track can be found on her album "A Star In Life's Clothing" available here.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Mobb Deep Announce New Album & World Tour (Video)


Earlier today Havoc and Prodigy of Mobb appeared on HuffPost Live to announce they have a new album on the way. After a pretty rocky year for the two, it seems they've put their differences to one side to concentrate on what will be the 20th anniversary of "The Infamous...". Along with the new album there will also be a worldwide tour.

Check the interview below to find out more details for the new project. Also, check the full interview over at Complex.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

S.T.S. - White (Video)


Sugar Tongue Slim drops a video for his track "White". A fairy tale where he's looking for 'the fairest of them all'. The video stars the superb vocalist Nikki Jean. She doesn't sing unfortunately but that doesn't really matter when you see her. ;)

Allen Iverson Interview With Sway (Video)


Allen Iverson recently sat down with Shade45 and MTV's Sway Calloway at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. They discussed his career, retirement and his long time relationship with Reebok.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Jamall Bufford - Nineteen (Video)


Jamall Bufford (pka Buff1) drops the visual to his track "Nineteen". Produced by 14KT and ZO!, this is taken from his album "Victim Of A Modern Age" available on Mello Music Group.

Mr. Thing Boiler Room DJ Set (Video)

Mr. Thing

With a funk and soul heavy set, Mr. Thing has it covered in this 40 minute mix he did for the Boiler Room at the beginning of November. Enjoy.

Find other performances over at Boiler Room TV.

Coarse Company (Koncept & Tenacity) - Same Page (EP)


Brooklyn's Koncept and LA's Tenacity join forces to release the "Same Page" EP under the collective name Coarse Company. Entirely produced by Tenacity, this serves as a free warm up to upcoming music from each artist in 2014.

Stream and download available below.

Eminem - The Monster feat. Rihanna (Video)


Eminem and Rihanna reconnect for their track "The Monster" from "The Marshall Mathers LP 2". In the video we see Slim revisit and recreate some of his old videos such as "My Name Is", "The Way I Am" and "Lose Yourself". He even goes back to his live appearance with Elton John when they performed "Stan".

Check the video below. You'll also notice that Rihanna is actually wearing clothes.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Metropolis Known - Metrolentless Remix 2013 (Video)


Something a little different visually from Kool Keith protege Metropolis Known but familiar musically with production from Erick Sermon. Check the new video for "Metrolentless Remix 2013" and support the lion!

Blossom - Dusk featuring Jehst (Video)


First of all, shouts to Verb T and Dr. Syntax for making me aware of this project. I saw them both link to this new video from Polish producer Blossom and I'm happy they did. This is likely to have passed me by.

The track "Dusk" features UK legend Jehst on a very clouded and broken down beat that adds an ethereal element to his poignant lyrics as the song progresses.

Check out the great video below. The track is included on the album "The Longest Journey" which is available physically through HHV.de and digitally on Bandcamp or iTunes.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Q-Tip & Busta Rhymes - The Abstract & The Dragon (Mixtape)


Well, it's not the project a lot of people were hoping for, but rather a collection of classic tracks that Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes have appeared on together, sprinkled with a couple of new sounds. It's a nice little reminder and retrospective to throw on the MP3 player though. And, it's free. Who complains about free stuff?

Stream and download available below.

Tanya Morgan - Worldmade (Video)


Tanya Morgan roll out another video from their album "Rubber Souls" with the track "Worldmade".

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Exile Remixes Jay Z's Holy Grail (Video)


With the help of his trusty MPC, Exile rips apart, reconstructs and totally flips Jay Z and Justin Timberlake's "Holy Grail" collaboration. As usual, he absolutely smashes it. He also incorporates a few other Jigga tracks. Hopefully the big homie sees/hears this.

Jus' Liam - Dark Thoughts (Video)


Jus' Liam drops a video for his new track "Dark Thoughts" taken from his upcoming mixtape due in January.

The Doppelgangaz - Holla x2 (Audio)


As The Doppelgangaz embark on a European tour, they drop "Holla x2" which will be the first single from their upcoming album "Peace Kehd", dropping in February next year.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

E-40 - Plush / 7 Days Of Funk - Hit Da Pavement (Videos)


Two new videos dropped today that both contain a heavy dose of funk. The first comes from E-40 with "Plush" which you can check below. After that, the second comes from Snoopzilla and Dam-Funk (7 Days Of Funk) with "Hit Da Pavement". Enjoy.

Killer Mike & El-P Vs. The People (Video)


The always entertaining Killer Mike and El-P aka Run The Jewels were asked to read and respond to some of the YouTube comments for their video to "36" Chain". No phux given, it seems. Haha.

CJ Fly - Still The Motto (Video)


Pro Era's CJ Fly releases a video for his track "Still The Motto" from his recent mixtape album "Thee Way Eye See It". That can be found here.

Monday, 9 December 2013

DJ Rasp Performing At IDA World DJ Finals (Video)


During this years IDA World DJ Finals in Poland, in the Show Category, DJ Rasp treated the Krakow audience to another stunning routine. Check the video below and be on the look out for official footage from the competition soon.

Juicy 4th Birthday


Friday the 13th may be unlucky for some but not for the guys at Juicy who will be celebrating their 4th birthday down at Gorilla. After four years of sold out Wednesdays, monthly Friday events, extending their nights to London and Liverpool, hosting some big names in Hip Hop and being part of festivals up and down the country, Juicy goes in to its fourth year busier than ever.

If last year's party was anything to go by, this will be a roadblock!

Get your advance tickets for this as it will likely sell out. Tickets available on Skiddle.

Kobe Bryant Talks With Russ Bengston About The Nike Kobe Elite 9 (Video)

KB Elite 9

Last night Kobe Bryant made his return to the NBA after a long road to recovery following an injured achilles. Coincidentally, a few days ago, there was the unveiling of his new signature sneaker; the Kobe Elite 9. Russ Bengston of Complex's Quick Strike sat down with Kobe to discuss the new release and his history with the Nike brand.

Watch the short interview below and check an up close look at the shoe with Jacques Slade beneath that.

Friday, 6 December 2013

SZA - Teen Spirit feat. 50 Cent (Video)


TDE's artist SZA drops a video for her single "Teen Spirit" featuring a couple of verses from record label mate 50 Cent.

Stalley - Raise Your Weapons (Video)


Stalley releases a video for his track "Raise Your Weapons" which dropped earlier this year. Make sure you have a copy of his mixtape album "Honest Cowboy" available at Stalley330.com

Skyzoo & Antman Wonder - An Ode To Reasonable Doubt (EP) & "Meeting The Presidents" (Video)


In honour of Jay Z turning 44 a couple of days ago, Brooklyn's Skyzoo has put together a collaboration EP with Philadelphia composer Antman Wonder. The two have created "An Ode To Reasonable Doubt".

"Skyzoo & Antman Wonder present the collabo EP "An Ode To Reasonable Doubt". Released via First Generation Rich Inc., in conjunction with Loyalty Digital Corp. In light of Jay-Z's 44th birthday, we present the orchestral remake of Jay's finest moment. The 9 song EP shows Philly composer Antman Wonder recreating the original beats with live string sections, horns, etc, while lyrically its written from the perspective of Sky placing himself in the emotions that Jay displayed on the original, but from his point of view, as opposed to reinterpreting Jay's life. Covert art by MB Bowens and Courtney Jefferson."

Check below for the Bandcamp stream/download options and also watch the video for "Meeting The Presidents".

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Marco Polo - R U Gonna Eat That? feat. The Doppelgangaz (Video)


Despite having a roster of legends on his latest album, Marco Polo decided to give his next video to the track "R U Gonna Eat That?" featuring The Doppelgangaz. Dopp x Marco = dope.

J-Zone on Rhythm Roulette (Video)


Now here's an episode of "Rhythm Roulette" I was hoping was on the way. This installment sees Captain Back$lap aka Swagmaster Bacon aka J-Zone working his magic on some random records. Take a look at what he comes up with.


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Jay Z Birthday Videos


Jay Z turns 44 years old today so just thought I'd post some of his classic videos that don't get the shine that they deserve. I took a couple of tracks from his underrated album "In My Lifetime Vol.1". Give that another listen.

A$AP Mob - Trillmatic feat. A$AP Nast and Method Man (Video)


The A$AP Mob certainly have their moments and this is one of them. While Rocky and Ferg have both enjoyed solo success and recognition, it's the turn of A$AP Nast to get a little shine. He steps out on the track "Trillmatic" which is from the collective's upcoming, as yet, untitled album.

This video took me back to the Yo! MTV Rap days and having Method Man adding a verse made it seem even more official. Looking forward to hearing more from the Mob.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Q-Tip Interview with Elliott Wilson (Video)


Q-Tip grants a rare interview with Rap Radar's Elliott Wilson for the Life+Times YouTube channel. It's always good to hear from The Abstract when we get the chance.

Smif N Wessun - Born And Raised feat. Junior Kelly (Video)


Smif N Wessun give us the visuals to the title track from their new EP "Born And Raised". This features the vocals of Junior Kelly and production from Beatnick & K-Salaam.

And a big shout out to More Bounce for bringing the duo to Manchester last month!

The EP is available on iTunes or physical copies can be copped via Duck Down Records.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Adult Rappers: Opening Titles, Interview Clips and More (Video)


To reassure the many fans waiting for the release of the documentary "Adult Rappers", the director and creator Paul Iannacchino Jr released the opening titles of the film. Not giving much away other than a list of people to expect appearances by, the opening credits serve as sign that the film is well on its way.

Take a look at the clip below and be sure to follow Paul on Twitter @pawlmadethis
I've also included some clips and teaser interviews with Breeze Brewin, Homeboy Sandman, Soul Khan, Donwill and even J-Zone's father, to whet your appetite.

Magnum Opus: The Making of Busta Rhymes' "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" (Video)


Busta Rhymes' hit making ability is undeniable. He's been doing it for twenty years now. From his early days with Leaders Of The New School and solo debut with "Woo Hah! Got You All In Check" to his recent hit "Thank You" alongside Q-Tip, Bus a Bus has classics.

The one that sent him astronomically is the classic cut "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See". And who could forget the amazing Coming To America themed video? Complex's latest installment of Magnum Opus explores the making of this groundbreaking record with input from the song's producer Shamello, along with other comments from Talib Kweli, Jarobi, Elektra Records A&R Dante Ross and a host of others.

Watch the short feature on it below. Also, check the classic video too.