R&B heads. Got a li’l bad news. You will have to wait aaallll the way ’til early next year to cop the new Raheem DeVaughn “Love, Sex and Passion” LP. But… BUT… this “Queen” single… oh you can hear that right now! Soon as you click play. A tribute to the sistas from the crooner. We love ya. And Raheem sings it right. You can purchase the download via the link below whenever you like.
Large Pro and Cormega’s album “Mega Philosophy” ought to be pretty beastly (posted earlier on it, see the link below). Two Hip-Hop vets make for a good bet. Here’s another taste test of it: “Rise” (featuring Maya Azucena). Don’t you enjoy the feel of a joint when everybody feels the joint… when the beatmaker stops and marvels as he shares his own genius (start of the video)? Yeah, you do. This is that. Watch and listen as all involved do their thing on the track.
Big K.R.I.T. takes us behind-the-scenes for the multi-part ‘movie’ on the making of his album, “Cadillactica.” This first episode has the same title as on of his singles – “Pay Attention” (available on iTunes now, linked below). Footage in the booth. On the boards. Just a taste.
Smooth with the roughness. A Stat Diddy & Jared Evan linkup is the business! By default, we’ll check for Ransom’s contribution, right? Sho’ you right! Ransom brought it. And you knew what Jared would do. Check out “Outside” – the leak (and FREE download) off the “Still Blue” LP from Evan. Due out October 28, 2014.
Cristopher Schafer (Visually Inklined) captures like… everything, right? Well, at least for the frames involved in Vinyl Destination episodes and Dayne Jordan’s latest music videos. This short and sweet has Dayne injecting a deadly Dosage on the beat produced by DJ Ferno (see him and Dayne on a couple of Jazzy Jeff’s Vinyl Destinations). In case, you want a pure audio experience with this “Einstein,” stream that below. You’re welcome!
Talking ‘Bout Biggie And More: NBA’s John Starks Has Answers For ESPN’s ‘Highly Questionable’ (Video)
This episode of ESPN’s Highly Questionable will be highly memorable for one reason: Starks stuck to the ‘G’ Code… No snitching! Former NBA standout John Starks declares that Notorious B.I.G.’s song “I Got A Story To Tell” was not about him. It was about one of his New York Knicks teammates… You can guess all you want though… ’cause Starks will NOT speak on it!
But watch the whole video though. Memories and chuckles shared by the bag boy turned pro baller Starks.
…and most of y’all garbage, homie. Fact is fact. Even if you paid big bucks to get f#cked and d!ck-sucked…
– Ras Kass
Oh… and no punchlines withheld; no punches pulled! Respect the Rasassination of this Apollo Brown track. Enjoy!
The ‘Back And Forth’ Continues: Rick Rubin And Russell Simmons Talk About Public Enemy And More (Video)
Public Enemy changed everything about Black America…
– Russell Simmons
The Hip-Hop version of The Clash?? Yep. And Rick Rubin would be the one to tell us about it in Back And Forth (Part 3). Get some gems and jewels about earrrly Chuck D, the founding and shaping of Public Enemy as an act (that would go on to enter the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame… and rock on ‘The Tonight Show’ the other night) from Rubin and Russell Simmons. Great stuff!
New Big K.R.I.T.! The mixtape – entitled “See Me On Top 4″ – would be a bargain at most any price. But for the FREE.99 check out what you get: production by the likes of Scott Storch and Myke Stallone AND vocal features that include A$AP Ferg, Juicy J, and Fabolous… oh, and that fi-yah jawn “Mt. Olympus” (posted as a single here earlier)… on there, too. Go. Go get that. Below.
DOWNLOAD: BIG K.R.I.T. – SEE ME ON TOP 4
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of new technologies for use by the military, is at again! Above is video of The Cheetah 2 – MIT research funded by DARPA – capable of running 10 mph and jumping more than a foot over stuff. You’ll see all that above. Not only in a sterile lab; but out and about in the school’s yard. Not in the jungle… yet. But near-term applications like improvements in human prostheses; not jungle warfare… yet.
READ: MIT’S CHEETAH ROBOT
Remember Rahzel, the beatboxer with The Roots back in the day? This one is from his son, Rahzel Jr. The emcee comes through repping “The Culture” with this jawn. Produced by !llmind, this track indeed pays homage and respect to real Hip-Hop and The Golden Era. You oughta enjoy this one.
The legendary Hall Of Famers Public Enemy (with the homie ATL’s own DJ Lord) brought their A-game as the musical guests on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Backed by the greatest band in late night, The Roots, they performed “Public Enemy No. 1.” Celebrating 30 years of Def Jam on The Tonight Show is the way to go. Check ‘em out above as they bum rush the show!
“My singing… I’ll just say it simple as possible: it’s just godly.”
– Michael Jackson
The legend of Michael Jackson lives, in all facets, through things like this interview; animated for and presented by PBS’ Blank On Blank series. And part of his legend, is the well-known quirkiness inherent in in-person interaction with the King Of Pop. Even before “Thriller,” MJJ had his rules… like don’t stare or look him directly in the eyes. The rule/directive for this interview: Michael only talks to his sister Janet. So the interviewer, John Pidgeon, had to ask his questions to then 13-year old Janet Jackson who then relayed them to Michael.
Still, we get great insight from the session. Check it out.
This is a ‘Red Storm Troopers’ rebroadcast episode of Atlanta’s premier Hip-Hop radio show that aired Friday night 9pm-12midnight EST from the Peachtree Street studios of Atlanta’s most popular internet radio station — ABLRADIO! In addition to the quality uncut bangers played on the show this week, we also had a few special guest interviews on ‘The Beatz & Lyrics Show with Jayforce!’
In this edition of the The Beatz & Lyrics Show we take you from New Orleans (LA, USA) all the way up to Toronto (Canada). First off, we have the homie Rich Kidd calling in from the TDot discussing upcoming projects, working with Young Guru and what keeps him on the grind! Then we have BIGREC in studio – the Titan with the Galactic voice. You must hear his great story about the “Wheel of Fortune” and he talks about what it has meant for him to work with the Legendary producer Diamond D. Be sure to purchase his new album “Doomsday” entirely produced by Diamond D. The sounds are provided by Jayforce, Twice Born and ArtByOdell giving you commentary. Shout out Sam OffThaRecord and Carmen Breezy. Always visit Jayforce.com salute to Writer Extraordinaire for the site OJones1!
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Can’t noooobody say Dayne don’t keep it Philly! He lassoed the fellow Philadelphans DJ Jazzy Jeff and James Poyser (of The Roots) for the production AND R&B singer Ebony Joi to do the honors on this beautiful track. I got wind of this from Dayne Jordan himself. He let me know he released a new song…“LOST.” I checked for it on his site. Boom. Doooope!
Shot the video (above) in Azerbaijan? Yeah, Dayne does world travel. Keeping it Philly doesn’t mean not getting your passport stamped.
Time ain’t money, and money ain’t time.
Truth. When money is lost, it ain’t hard to find.
– Dayne Jordan
Message! Folks listen. This is the time. This is your life. Make it the time of your life. Now, the grind is the grind; and it will wear you down. And money is a LOUSY way to keep score in the game of life. Instead living to make millions (stay out the trap!), just live! Live your passion (not for your pockets), and win! When Ebony sings ‘there’s no place there for you…get away from there soon…’ it is real! Poverty had Dayne this close to choosing to chase cash instead of his dreams. Then where would he have ended up? Likely where broken people go to die; NOWHERE (the hell where broken spirits spend eternity)! Nah. Dayne had to go. Philly emcee turned world traveler (hitting all those ‘Vinyl Destinations’ with DJ Jazzy Jeff best believe)!
A checkpoint, a checkpoint, everywhere a checkpoint…
The visuals for “Checkpoints” probably bring to light what most of us probably know (a reality of which we are informed or numbed enough to no longer fear): a ghetto is a ghetto. And the ghetto (be it in yesteryear Germany; or today’s Gaza or Ferguson) is where the real casualties of war take place. Where we are being killed in government sanctioned ways… oppressive poverty, lacking nutrition and education, youth roaming the streets… unprotected from danger… from those meant to protect and serve… either the government chooses to do something, or chooses NOT to do something, about what’s going on in the ghetto (here or there, now or then; no difference).
Who would speak truth on a track with themes like that? Guess. A Beatnick & K-Salaam track. Talib Kweli and M1 added on. C’mon! Single out on iTunes now. Video above. Full-length on the way.
Watch to the end.
“I still that rapper that your favorite rapper’s scared to rap after.”
Oh yeah! It’s Rapsody killing a 9th Wonder beat. And awwww dammit! Play. Click play now! This “Hard To Choose” was leaked from the forthcoming “Beauty and The Beast” LP (due out October 7, 2014). Super lyrical musical dopeness! – Ojones1
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Fix your coat. Prepare for 40 below spit.
– Royce Da 5’9
Woooo! That’s cold. How cold? Google 40 degrees below zero (Fahrenheit or Celsius, it don’t f#ckin matter… COLD)! Cold like the rhymes and cuts you get on this quick-n-dirty vid “PRhyme” – an ultimate collab between DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9. Does this mean they are working on a project together?