Oddisee went off and remixed another one. “Diamonds” has new shine thanks to Ladi6′s original performance and Oddisee’s polishing. The original version is on Ladi6′s album “Automatic” (out now). Get a FREE download of this remix though, while supplies last.
DOWNLOAD: LADI6 – DIAMONDS (ODDISEE REMIX)
With the second from “The Emergency Room” instrumental mix series, Cardiak hits us in the chest with blends from Eminem, Rick Ross, and more (track list back cover art after the jump).
Brooklyn emcee Skyzoo ain’t scared of “The Hot Box” – evidenced by that freestyle he drops above! And he’s got more as a matter of fact, here he is sharing “Range Rover Rhythm” off his latest album, “A Dream Deferred.” And more… He scheduled the drop of a mixtape in honor of “Reasonable Doubt” on the artist’s (fellow Brooklyn native Jay Z) birthday (December 4, 2013); titled “An Ode to Reasonable Doubt.”
Kanye Speaks On His Early Days In Atlanta, Dealing With Corporations As A Black Artist, & Discovering Atlanta’s CyHi Da Prynce (Video)
Kanye West stopped by Atlanta’s V-103 for an interview with Greg Street. He discusses his tour show the night before, the things (experiences, staffing, concepts) that go into in his brand, grinding in Atlanta (including running with Jermaine Dupree) back in the day, his exercise of Black power and more.
M-Phazes on the beats with Sean Price on his wild lyricism is gonna hit heads in their heads on December 17, 2013. That’s when their collabo EP – “Land of the Crooks” – is due out (available for pre-order at iTunes now). Take a listen at the leak from that below. Sean P goes sex, violence and more violence on “Dump In The Gut” (produced by M-Phazes).
Diddy can’t stop, won’t stop, handling his business… sorta taking a break from handling that Calvin “Megatron” Johnson business to drop in on The Arsenio Hall Show. Check out the clip above for the biz… brief commentary on Kendrick Lamar and the controversy around his “Control” verse when it dropped, talk on the Revolt TV channel venture and more. Go on after the jump, where Diddy gets personal; talking about his late father.
What does it take to be a producer’s producer? You can probably get an answer from Q-Tip (of A Tribe Called Quest). Tip recently told journalist Elliott Wilson that he and Rick Rubin would be producing Kanye West’s next solo album. Watch the interview clip from Jay Z’s “Life + Times” … and hear what’s up on a future ATCQ album and more from The Abstract.
Yes sir. Yes ma’am. Yes lawd have MERCY! Would you look at her… in the most perfect minute of video you will see today? This is British beauty Vanessa Bee. So thick and sexy. Damn, I hope she reads this post. ‘Nessa, you are a star! Follow her on Twitter at @Veebeesworld.
ATCQ + Black Sheep + ST 2 Lettaz is a combo Original Mattress Co. says should not be slept on. Okay. Jarobi (of A Tribe Called Quest) and Dres (of Black Sheep) – together known as EvitaN – feature Alabama’s own ST 2 Lettaz to demonstrate what emcees ought to do when Danimal blesses ‘em with a track.
Tek & Steele (tka Smif N Wessun) and Jr. Kelly in the official music video for their EP’s title track produced by Beatnick & K-Salaam. You can get the single on their “Born and Raised” EP at the website now. Footage from both Kingston, Jamaica and Brooklyn, NY, delivered in the visual package by Guy Blelloch.
A bit of Hip-Hop history above. Complex’s latest episode of Magnum Opus features Busta Rhymes speaking on the making of his Golden Era classic “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See.” In the vid also: the song’s producer Shamello, Talib Kweli, Dante Ross, Miss Info, among others.
The hard truth about America: We are at war. All of us. It’s internal… and just barely civil. We have already seen an occupation of strategic grounds (Wall Street) and the battle lines have been drawn. But don’t think Democrat/Liberal vs. Republican/Conservative (there are battlefields within parties anyway)… and don’t think (as we have) of haves vs. have-nots… The truth is simple, but not because it is oversimplified. It is hard because it is harsh. It is hard, like difficult – not to understand, but to understand how citizens/humans/institutions could allow this and allow it to continue. And it is hard, because it will be difficult to end the war. To think, all this from reading an article (that you should read, too) at Salon.com…
An article that recently came out in Rolling Stone, titled “Gangster Bankers: Too Big to Jail,” by Matt Taibbi, asserts that the government is afraid to prosecute powerful bankers, such as those running HSBC. Taibbi says that there’s “an arrestable class and an unarrestable class.” What is your view on the current state of class war in the U.S.?
So, that’s how we should view the sides in our modern civil war: The arrestable vs. the unarrestable… and you KNOW most of the sh!t the unarrestable (e.g. the 1% and those protected by them) gets away with would land most of us in prison. Now, no one is saying ‘be mad at the haves for having’ … no more so than you want anyone less fortunate being mad at you for walking/driving by when you have change/time to spare. Nah, be mad at how they do you… how they lie to you. You know, the stuff that you’d be mad about if someone did it right to your face… because they DO THAT SH!T… ev-er-y day! Watch the clip above (from a ‘have’ who has chosen to give a Ted Talk on the truth). Read the article we read… Hell, read the book it references (both linked below)… Then take time to think and decide for yourself, while you can; before that comes under attack!
No explanations or inkling of what-the-fudge necessitated this drop… or what it will be on. But that’s par for the course when it comes to P nowadays, isn’t it? So, you can waste time worrying about the missing details or spend it enjoyably rocking with “Fei Long” – the latest quick spit from Sean Price.
(Advice: Choose the latter. Thank us later.)
WHAT? Ron Burgundy (yeah, Will Farrell’s character from the movie played by Will Farrell, yeah) guest anchored KXMB News in Bismarck, North Dakota; sticking around for the whole broadcast! “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” is due out December 20, 2013. Respect to the full-time crew for keeping it together. Hahaa!
Termanology, Sean Price, and Lil Fame rock mics. No duh. For the two of you that might still need a demonstration, check out “I Rock Mics” above. Production by Michael Crane. Cuts By DJ Deadeye. Video directed By Myster DL.
Ha! Almost walked by him. Gotcha!
This is truly in the spirit of the season. Fat Joe, having gone up a few months ago for tax evasion charges, got out just in time for Thanksgiving. A pleasant surprise for his daughter. Check out the Instagram video of his daughter above; and see what being thankful looks like. Touching…