Thursday, August 27, 2015
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With nearly anybody else in the industry, this behind the scenes footage would be throwaway content that would never see the light of day. But with Sean P, it’s yet another classic in his catalog of viral visuals.
Songs In The Key of Price is out now.
Chuck Inglish gives us a quick recap for a recent listening session he threw for his new album, Everybody’s Big Brother, at the Hotel Figueroa in LA. Guests included A$AP Rocky, Asher Roth, Trinidad James, Peter Cottontale, Fat Tony, Buddy and several others.
Dizzy Wright and Demrick return with a visual for “Hundreds Of Thousands” off their upcoming joint project.
Check this new teaser for the new season of Fuck, That’s Delicious. Bronson recreates a poke bowl he had at the Kahuku Superette market in Oahu while he was there with Alchemist for the annual Pipeline Masters surfing competition.
Casey Veggies gets a hook from Ty Dolla $ign and production from Hit-Boy on his new single “Wonderful”. Look out for his debut album Live & Grow dropping September 25th.
In this new short from Alcehmist and Oh No, they visit the site of the notorious Willowbrook State School in Staten Island. Originally investigated by Geraldo Rivera in 1972 for his documentary The Last Great Disgrace, the school was a deplorably mismanaged institution where the mentally disabled were neglected and abused for decades before it was finally shuttered in 1987.
Shot by Jason Goldwatch
Off Rizzoo’s #ItzHotSauce mixtape, which also features guest appearances from Danny Brown and Scotty ATL and is available to stream and download below.
Here’s the first episode of Hell Train, a “gangsta fairy-tale” inspired by Dante’s Inferno from the always on point creators at Gasface. Bodega BAMZ invokes his curse in this first installment, but the series also features Azie Faison, Chaz “Slim” Williams, journalist Bonz Malone, fighter Frank Galarza and graf writer Jesus Saves.
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On Instagram yesterday, Beanie Sigel aka Beans, One of the most respected rappers from Philadelphia, made a stern warning to Meek Mill, Ar-AB and other rappers that are affiliated or caught up in an ongoing war of words that started with the Drake vs. Meek Mill beef. The OG dismissed the high-profile conflict as petty and implored his younger peers to consider the consequences of their actions.
In a article published today by The New York Times, Dr. Dre stated the following message, indicating past domestic violence abuse and showing sensitivity & apologizing to the women who have been hurt by his actions.
Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life. However, none of this is an excuse for what I did. I’ve been married for 19 years and every day I’m working to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way. I’m doing everything I can so I never resemble that man again.” “I apologize to the women I’ve hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives. I apologize to the women I’ve hurt. I deeply regret what I did know that it has forever impacted all of our lives.Apple. who has recently made a deal with Dre, giving him a ton of money to endorse his beat headphones and music develop a music streaming business, now employs him as a consultant, supported him in the following statement:
Sir Rocks announces the upcoming release of his Populair EP, which will serve as a prequel to his 2014 Banco project. He’s also dropped “Perfect” for us, a Street Fighter sampled joint off the EP. Produced by T-Deezy.
He tells FADER:
“These lyrics are playing into a straight-faced sense of humor mixed with some cool threats and futuristic flows. Very confident and picturesque.”
Here's the new episode of Noisey’s ‘The People vs’ with Ice Cube responding to the significant amount of positive comments on N.W.A’s classic “Straight Outta Compton” video.
Continue below to check out a trailer for the new season of ‘The People vs’ which will feature Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, 50 Cent, Vince Staples, Migos, YG, Stormzy and others.
Here's a new video for The Story Behind Willowbrook. It's a new documentary by Alchemist and Oh No that touches on the story of the infamous Willowbrook State School in Staten Island, which inspired the name of their new album, You Disgust Me.
Despite Geraldo’s report, still took more than 10 years before authorities began shutting down Willowbrook. Many patients were transferred to group homes; but others were left to fend for themselves. There were those who believe that some patients out of confusion and habit, returned to the 365 acres of Willowbrook, to roam the abandoned buildings and live in the tunnel system that lay underneath…
Purchase You Disgust Me now.
Here's a new Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas inspired visual from The Underachievers exploring three new joints from their second-coming album, Evermore: The Art of Duality.
Watch above and pre-order the album now. Out Sept. 25th.
Brownsville’s Da Villins and Chicago’s Vic Spencer, who were both moving with Sean P’s Ruckdown movement, drop one for the late god.
THIS IS NOT A TRIBUTE, BECAUSE HE WOULD TELL US GTFOH WITH THAT BULLSHTIEN!! THIS SOMETHING LIKE A ODE, SAYING ITS RUCKDOWN FOR LIFE. WE CALLED IT “IKE EYES” BECAUSE THAT IS ONE OF HIS FAVORITE MC’S.Produced by PF Cuttin.
Tragedy Khadafi sonnects with Thea van Seijen, producer Shroom and Amsterdam based clothing brand Nuff for “Nuff Said”. Check out Tragedy's latest features on the new CNN album Lessons, which is out now.
French Montana releases his Casino Life 2: Paper Bag Legend track "Moses" as an official single featuring Chris Brown and Migos.
The Southside, TM88 and DJ Spinz-produced track is slated to appear on his forthcoming Mac & Cheese album due out later this year. Listen below & iTunes now.
Today we get The Method Man's latest effort, The Meth Lab. Let's take a look into what Meth has been cookin in the Meth lab with this 19-track project. The album consists of his hometown's most slept-on talent also including acts like Uncle Murda, Redman, Raekwon & Inspektah Deck.
It's been two weeks since Hip-Hop Legend, Sean Price has passed. Today we have his new album, Songs In the Key Of Price. The fallen soldier's project consists of 8 tracks with features by Ike Eyes, Head Ice, Illa Ghee Vic Spencer & Royal Flush. R.I.P. Ruk aka Sean P!
Stream Below & Purchase on iTunes
Joined by label mate Rapsody, fresh off her Beauty & The Beast EP and a stellar appearance on Kendrick's To Pimp A Butterfly) – the two showcase their lyrical dexterity on "Stop Play Rewind," with Add-2. From the forthcoming Jamla Records release Prey For The Poor, Available September 4th
Thursday, August 20, 2015
The Los Angeles Times today reports on a scene portraying Dr. Dre’s 1991 assault on music journalist and Pump It Up host Dee Barnes that was cut from an early draft of screenwriter Jonathan Herman’s script for Straight Outta Compton.
In the scene, the fictional Dre, “eyes glazed, drunk, with an edge of nastiness, contempt” (per noted from the script) spots Barnes at the party and approaches her.
“Saw that [expletive] you did with Cube. Really had you under his spell, huh? Ate up everything he said. Let him diss us. Sell us out.”
“I just let him tell his story,” Barnes’ character retorts, “That’s what I do. It’s my job.”
“I thought we were cool, you and me,” Dre fires back. “But you don’t give a [expletive]. You just wanna laugh at N.W.A, make us all look like fools.”
The conversation escalates, Barnes throws her drink in Dre’s face before he attacks her “flinging her around like a rag-doll, while she screams, cries, begs for him to stop.”According to writer Gerrick D. Kennedy, other scenes that appeared in the script that didn’t make it into the film included a flashback of the brutal fight during which Dre’s younger brother was killed, Dre being shot 4 times in the leg and a scene where his home catches on fire during a pool party.
Dee Barnes recently spoke out about the infamous assault and the fact that it wasn’t portrayed or referenced in the film. Dre also recently expressed regret for his actions in a interview with Rolling Stone.
Scotty ATL connects with Trae Tha Truth and Ink out in Houston to give us a visual for ‘Last Breed’.
Yo Gotti hops on the remix to the Young Greatness single “Real Niggas Back”.
RiFF RaFF and Danny Brown hook up for a new visual for “Wetter Than Tsunami”, off the Neon Icon album.
Berner, Sage The Gemini, Keak Da Sneak and Snow Tha Product team up to collaborate on “Foreign”.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
YG, Blanco and DB The General hook up with Fiend on “G Thang”, the second release from their upcoming California Livin EP, which will be produced entirely by Cookin Soul. Jake One and G Koop provided co-production assistance on this one as well.
Pharrell has always made it his business to take time to create and make anything he puts his mind to the best way he feels, now here with Pusha T, they speak on his new Supershell collaboration with adidas Originals and an event they hosted in LA for the collection.
Pharrell personally defines and publicly proclaims the true definition of Superstar. For the launch of Supershell, Pharrell recruits Pusha T for a night of creativity in LA. The Supershell Experience brought together more than 200 young artists to design their own Supershell canvases. The #OriginalSuperstar movement continues and Pharrell leads the way to inspire the next generation of brilliant minds.
Black Thought, STS and Truck North are back to rework the RJD2 produced Mad Men theme song. Everybody went in here but Thought’s two minute opening verse is crazy! Produced by Wurxs.
During a recent taping of producer Mr. Green’s “Live From The Streets” series, Sean P previewed some music from Songs In The Key of Price. The mixtape will be available this Thursday on iTunes or through the Duck Down webstore, and trust me, hardcore P fans will not be disappointed.
During a recent performance at XOYO in London, Jay Electronica declared himself the “god of Hip-Hop” and directly referenced Drake and J. Cole.
“Jay Electronica is the god of Hip-Hop. You may be the 6 God, but I’m THE god”
“I’m sorry, but J. Cole ain’t got bars like this! Whoever your favorite rapper is, they all know that I’m the god”
This doesn't even seem like he wants beef but he just wants recognition. i would argue his side but man, this nigga's catalog isn't even enough to debate aloingside. Jay ...drop your f*ckin music g.
Cube and his son O’Shea Jackson Jr, who portrays his father in the new N.W.A biopic, discuss whether Cube considered anybody else for the role, if O’Shea felt comfortable stepping into his dad’s shoes and which scene was the most emotional for Cube to watch on the big screen.
Budden, Marisa Mendez and Rory are joined by Raqi Thunda on the new episode of ‘I’ll Name This Podcast Later.’
Well, Jay Rock's foot is out of the barrel and there's no stopping it now. TDE hasn’t offered a release date, but word is that we can expect the album to arrive soon and with little warning. According to the just released tracklisting which you’ll find below, we can expect guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Isaiah Rashad, Sir, Lance Skiiiwalker, Busta Rhymes and the full Black Hippy lineup.
Check out a new visual for the Danny Brown featured “Dubby”, off the upcoming Off That Loud EP from DJ Spinn, co-produced by DJ Rashad, who passed away last year.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
GlassHouse 2: Life Ain’t Nuthin’ out September 18.
In this new clip from First We Feast, we get a behind the scenes look at Khaled’s new Miami eatery, Finga Lickin.
AWKWORD taps Wordsworth, Aaron Cohen and K. Sparks for a NYC heavy remix of his track “Go!”, which originally appeared on his World View album and featured Slug of Atmosphere and Maya Azucena. Produced by The Audible Doctor.
Alchemist and Oh No come through with a brand new visual for “Sheet Music”, featuring Havoc and the late Sean Price, from their new album You Disgust Me.
In an effort to avoid the PR bullsh*t Amazon is in at the moment, The Nightly Show hires Killa Cam to serve as their new Human Resources manager. In this clip he councils an employee on the unsolicited romantic advances of a colleague, addresses a workplace theif and handles the firing of a writers assistant.
The new issue of GQ (with Stephen Colbert on the cover) features a package that spotlights the first season of Kanye’s Yeezy collection for adidas and in this behind the scenes clip Style editor Will Welch and Creative Director Jim Moore share some of their favorite pieces with The Weeknd serving as the model.
Check out some images from the photo shoot here, and read The Weeknd’s interview here.
Off Mike’s Ransom mixtape, co-starring Miley Cyrus, John Wall, French Montana and Wale.
Monday, August 17, 2015
Preparing to drop his highly anticipated album 90059, Jay Rock drops the video for the title track on the album. Produced by The Little Homies, the video is more like a mini-movie that goes into a song. Accompanied by SZA, he bound and drugged rapper is lead to a haunting scene. This is dope.
Sean Price was always pure comedy. He never had the need to show off or do anything to please anyone, just was himself. That's why many were so attracted to his mind and personality. Rest In Power.
Songs In The Key of Price will be out this Friday, pre-order now.
Father delivers a new 5-track EP called Papicodone, which features a few previously released cuts, plus a couple of new joints including one featuring iLoveMakonnen, Archibald Slim and Ethereal.
Stream in full below and pick it up later today when it hits iTunes.
A.D. and Kassa have recorded an entire mixtape in one day before, calling it Coke Boys 5 and now they're back with a Young Thug inspired 8 track tape titled, Barter 7. I'm waiting to hear some repsonses on the name.
Stream the mixtape below & download over at Bandcamp: