Saturday, 19 November 2016

Mobb Deep's Hell On Earth 20 Year Anniversary - The Samples (Video)

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Today marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Mobb Deep's seminal album "Hell On Earth". Many regard this as one of the best follow LP's in Hip Hop. When "The Infamous..." is the former, I'd have to agree. In fact, personally, this is my favourite of the two. I play "Hell On Earth" much more anyway.

To celebrate this release, as he does with many other albums, VinRican of Power 106FM plays through some of the classic samples beside the tracks they ended up on. This is the latest in a long line of videos he's put together. Well worth checking out.

Watch the video below and peace to Havoc and Prodigy.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Ka - Red Bull Music Academy Lecture

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Ka with Jeff Mao

The modest, unassuming and hugely talented Ka sat with Jeff Mao for an hour long discussion of his work and upbringing for the Red Bull Music Academy in Montreal.

Speaking on his rise in Brownsville, the various crews he was a part of and his current situation in life and music, Ka brings a very poignant and enjoyable story to this particular lecture.

Watch the hour plus interview below and be sure to check out Ka's work on the usual platforms, including his latest album "Honor Killed The Samurai".

Eminem - Infinite (Remastered Remix) & Partners In Rhyme: The True Story Of Infinite (Video)

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On the 20th anniversary of Eminem's first studio album "Infinite" being released, he drops a remixed and remastered version of the title track. The grittiness of the original is cleaned up and polished but it's still a great listen if you never heard the original.

To accompany the single, a short documentary has been put out with footage of Eminem with his first producers and early video of the emcee.

The single is available now and you can listen below and also watch the documentary.


A Tribe Called Quest - We The People (Video)

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A week on from the release of their hugely anticipated final album "We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service", A Tribe Called Quest drop the video to "We The People".

RIP Phife.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Alicia Keys - Blended Family (What You Do For Love) feat. A$AP Rocky (Video)

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Alicia Keys

A week after the release of her latest album "Here", Alicia Keys drops the video to her single "Blended Family". After the messy to start to her relationship with husband Swizz Beatz and the fallout with his previous partner Mashonda, it seems like they've all managed to co-exist for the sake of their kids.

Assisted with a verse from A$AP Rocky about his own upbringing within a busy household, Ms. Keys delivers a great video with a lovely sentiment.

Check the video below. The new album is available everywhere now.