Jadakiss drops this straight fiyah ‘Young, Gifted, & Black’ freestyle from Big Daddy Kane’s 1989 classic & kills it! This is pure lyricism at this finest! I literally got the goosebumps listening to this joint right here. THIS is hip hop not that other sh*t. I’d even bet the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin would be impressed.
Keep one rolled, After that one’s rolled, roll another one…
Man, what a cool vibe to this track! None fresher…so sit up straight and listen up mane. Don’t sleep. Fight that “Weed Nap.” Better yet, don’t. Chill, and let Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y and SayItAintTone take you on this lyrical trek over the track produced by ID Labs and Frank Dukes. FREE.99 downloads linked below. Get ‘em while they last!
Excellent find by ‘Shadow & Act’ (respect)! The young Champ Iron Mike Tyson takes us on a documentary journey through boxing history; starting in the 1800s up through the early 1980s (his ‘up-and-coming’ time). Informative, enhanced by Mike’s commentary and insights, viewers are guaranteed to learn a good amount about the early history of the sweet science, the first televised fights, main events and controversial matches and more.
“Mention us with the majors!”
– DJ Premier
Much good music out today. Like this MoSS jawn featuring AZ, DJ Premier and Joe Budden). ‘Watch son shine’ on his single “Started.” Stream it to your heart’s content FREE above. Follow the link if you want your own copy.
Jay Electronica Talks About His New Orleans Roots, Getting Back To His African Roots, Badu, & Music On Nigerian Radio (Audio)
Great interview stuff. Jay Elect gets to cover stuff fans might consider common knowledge in a new way. Doing so gives those not up on their Electronica studies a chance to catch up. First time in Nigeria. Appreciative and inquisitive interviewers on 99.9 FM The Beat (Lagos, Nigeria).
Super Star International Rapper/Producer Jay Electronica was live on The Morning Rush today with Olisa and Maria. The multi-talented producer talks about life at Roc Nation and whats it like to work with Jay Z and a host of others, he also lets us in on his relationship with [Erykah] Badu etc.
Eh yo, Rocky. A$AP Rocky! Need you to bring the best of the new school and team up with the Wu-Tang Golden Era power mover Raekwon on a track and see what happens, okay?
Shiiiid, what did you think would happen? Hip-Hop excellence! This “I Got Money” track – produced by Symbolyc One – is giving heads another reason to consider copping that “F.I.L.A.” full-length when it drops week… or you might pre-order now via linkage to the earlier post below. Up to you.
You wanted to see “Tomorrowland”… Well here it comes!
Yep, it’s coming alright (to the silver screen on May 22, 2015). Looks like Disney has taken all its Marvel Universe movie and TV-making powers, combined them with the adept storytelling already possessed (and learned on producing TV like ‘Once Upon A Time’) and crammed it into yet another late spring / early summer blockbuster. Whew! Combine this robot-fighting near-future set fantasy and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” dropping just weeks earlier; and you understand what a beast mode big screen juggernaut Disney is. Not hurting the effort, at all, is major major Hollywood A-list talent (George Clooney) jumping on the scale with all his weight; giving serious effort to what looks to be an epic rock’em sock’em watching experience! Dollar up for the big bucket of popcorn, extra butter, super-duper sodas and whatnot… and the iMax experience… for this one. Then strap in, as Casey (Britt Robertson) and Frank (Clooney) go all in; taking on killer robots as they take you to “Tomorrowland” (trailer above)!
Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.
The film also stars Hugh Laurie as brilliant scientist David Nix, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson.
All that, too?? Yeah, this looks goooood.
Sometimes I’d rather ice skate with my daughter.
Beautiful Fashawn track off “The Ecology” entitled “Higher.” Many things touched upon; any one of them could get lost in the mix. What definitely isn’t lost – a father’s love for his daughter. Special dedication to start, with homage to his baby girl throughout the video.
One of my favorite songs from Fashawn’s new album “The Ecology” gets a brand new video for ‘Higher’ featuring producer Exile. Of course it would only make sense that Fashawn would include his daughter in the video who is the subject of his love, affection, & inspiration for the song. Heart warming & dope.
DOWNLOAD: FASHAWN – THE ECOLOGY (ALBUM)
Jamie Foxx Speaks On Getting Busted Looking at Michelle Obama’s Butt, Sex with Oprah, & Meeting Mike Tyson (Video)
Jamie Foxx’s stories about his life as a celebrity, wild parties, people he’s met, & just life in general are always hilarious. It just never gets old even if he’s told some of those same stories on television & other media outlets, including his own The Foxxhole channel 96 on Sirius XM radio before. Jamie Foxx will be playing Mike Tyson in a new film about the prolific fighter’s life, but I would love to eventually see the story about Jamie Foxx’s life down the road. Check out the hilarious & insightful interview from HOT 97 in New York above.
Homeboy Sandman channeling his inner hip hop version of Nat King Cole with his new song ‘Unforgettable’ about a special young lady that’s got him all messed up. BRUH. We can relate. Peep the dope song off of his ‘Subject: Matter’ EP produced by Jonwayne & new visuals directed by Kahleem Poole and April Pabon.
DOWNLOAD: HOMEBOY SANDMAN – SUBJECT: MATTER (EP)
I love what Diamond D is doing by releasing a video for almost every song off of his dope ‘The Diam Piece’ album that’s out right now. He dropping all the videos at the right times too which allows the album to continuously breath new life for those that slept. Not us though. We’ve been banging various joints on the radio show with regularity. This time around Diamond D takes it back to the West Coast on the production with Kurupt & Tha Alkaholiks for their collaborative ‘We Are The People Of The World’ track. It has that West Coast snap with excellent visuals directed by Dr. Zodiak. Niiiiiiiice
DOWNLOAD: DIAMOND D – THE DIAM PIECE (ALBUM)
Did you know that when Fat Joe rapped “Even Roy Jones was forced to lean back,” it would start a beef the boxer was ready cook?? Hmmm, wonder if even Joe knew. That happened, and Roy speaks on the confrontation. And what happened between him and the dude that pretty much started him ‘fighting’… his father.
F#ck talking. Show me Gouda!
Planet Asia talks a lot more ish than that in this one; in the grandest tradition of lyrical braggadocio. Show me the money! Haaa! But the overall vibe carried by the visual is laid back. Goes well with the track. Your ears are gonna love it. “Nautica Nagas” (the full project) is out now, too. Got it linked for you below.
Talk about Fly International Luxurious Art: Derrick’s Jamaican House, Raekwon’s favorite Los Angeles restaurant. Your mouth will water, and it should. After all, “F.I.L.A.” is dropping sooner than soon (pre-order via link to earlier post below). Reflections on fav dishes and the culture all sparked by this spot and life experiences over the years.
Probably most readers here fall in one of two categories: (1) those who missed out on this single when it initially dropped or (2) those who wondered why there was never a video for such a dope joint. Well, let’s all unite and enjoy this visual thoroughly (especially is you are/were in any way a ‘rasslin fan). Killer Mike, lyrical heavyweight champ, is on his “Ric Flair” in every way on this track.
“Whether you like it, or don’t like it, LEARN TO LOVE IT!”
– The Nature Boy, Ric Flair
Shallah Raekwon is making the media rounds to promote his upcoming release of his F.I.L.A. album aka the ‘Fly International Luxurious Art’ project that’s due to drop on April 28th. Raekwon will release what will be his sixth solo album featuring a host of guests appearances from his usual partner-in-crime Ghostface Killah as well as Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz, French Montana & more. In the video above with Noisey, the Chef answers Youtube comments about his video for “Ice Cream” off of his classic album ‘Only Built For Cuban Links.’
Gangrene (comprised of Alchemist and Oh No) did a sit down with Fader for its ‘Everything You Need To Know About’ series. Gangrene, hella hard name. Alchemist and Oh No spoke, done work with and for some of Hip-Hop’s hardest; putting out some street-credible heat themselves. So… of course, you would expect that they grew up in Beverly Hills and have mastered Legend of Zelda video-gaming, right?
Yeah, view even more of the duo getting it all out in the clear above.
Maybach Music. Wild and crazy but still chill. This is the visual for Rick Ross’ “Quintessential” single off his “Hood Billionaire” LP (out now). Featuring Snoop Dogg lending lyrical weight to the champagne and good smoke party. Gotta say the start is the funniest part: Pawn Stars’ Chumlee driving the hard bargain for blonde booty with Rozay trying to get that money out of her. Hilarious!
Chicago’s Che Smith, widely known as Grammy-winning artist and songwriter Rhymefest, spent the majority of his childhood without his father. “In My Father’s House” documents Rhymefest’s search for his father. He found him, but as the trailer above more than hints, what happens from that point is no fairy tale. A boy who suffered through youth knowing that a father he never really knew simply walked out on his mother and him, finds that upon walking back into his father’s life, he may have to be the more ‘parental’ of the two. Looks to be a stirring film; currently playing at Tribeca Film Festival.