“Rapid Eye Movement” by Pharoahe Monch (featuring Black Thought of The Roots) is four minutes of two legendary emcee going hard on a track with one mission… Hip-Hop perfection! Mission accomplished? Listen and answer for yourself. Beat by Marco Polo. Scratches by DJ Revolution. LP (“PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder”) out by Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (available for pre-order at iTunes now).
Have you wondered how Tupac, our fallen Golden Era legend, would come at this Hip-Hop thing today? Dreamed about how he might keep it True School in the new era? You will; once you experience this Cookin Soul remix of “Old School” (or maybe it will be the fulfillment of a dream). Feels right… and you can get a copy to go right now… for FREE!
One of Wu-Tang Clan’s most lyrical marksmen, Raekwon, invites fans into his ‘Living Room’ to listen to this new freestyle joint he dropped via his twitter page. The flyness starts out with the help of Aretha Franklin’s sampled voice on ‘Soul Serenade’ & then further smooths out with Dionne Warwick’s sampled voice from the Burt Bacharach composed classic ‘Walk On By’. The man also known as Lex Diamonds paints multiple fly pictures on this song all the while performing verbal gymnastics with the track changes. It’s clear that Rae is still up on his “F.I.L.A.” ish…
DOWNLOAD: RAEKWON – LIVING ROOM
“If you bleed for me, I’mo bleed for you. And be right there if you need me to.” – Styles P
Sound familiar? Yeah… probably because you are always on here constantly consuming the bangers we post. Like you oughta. We put up the “Never Safe” single (and a link to the “Phantom and the Ghost” LP) from Styles P back a bit ago when it leaked; and here he go with the video. So, here we go… posting it for you to watch. Now.
The Action Figures dropped this single off to the masses; off the upcoming mixtape “Powers.” Produced by DJ Statik Selektah, you can get this first single off the mixtape, entitled “Hey Muthaf*cka” featuring Guilty Simpson off iTunes right not now.
Already know… you heard talk of someone messing with Mos Def’s classic “Ms. Fat Booty” and went “Don’t touch our sh–!” Oh, Yasiin Bey and Marvin Gaye (conceptually collectivized as Yasiin Gaye) are taking a shot at the title? Interesting… Amerigo Gazaway is on to something: putting these ‘Soul Mates’ together, Marvin’s track fitted with Bey (then as Mos) lyrics. Nice.
I got an opportunity to attend the private listening party for Future’s upcoming sophomore album “Honest” that was held at Halo Lounge and hosted by Epic Records last Wednesday.
Appearances by DJ Don Cannon, DJ Drama, T.I.’s wife & former member of R&B group Xscape ‘Tiny’, R&B singer Nivea, Ebony Steele, Shay Johnson and all affiliates of Future’s camp attended.
The only person that was missing that everyone was expecting to see was Ciara.
Future performed all of the songs on the “Honest” album including the upcoming single, “I Won” featuring Kanye West.
Although Future and Kanye are engaged to some of the most beautiful women in the entertainment industry and are highly publicized in the spotlight, it’s no surprise that these two artist would team up on the track.
The track captures a personal moment that both share in common with their fiances. Future and Ciara are expecting their first child together and this month West and Kim Kardashian grace the cover of Vogue with an inside feature of baby North. Also Kardashian and Ciara have posted pictures on social media and have known to call each other “BFFs”. It was only a matter of time that the fathers of their children would collaborate together.
Throughout time, the title, “trophy wife” also known to many as a “gold digger” has been frowned upon due to the negative and derogatory meaning society has labeled it to be.
According to the Associated Press Future expresses the song in a positive direction.
“When you have songs like that, they empower women,” he said. “I just feel like I want to big up women just in general, from my lady to his lady, to all women, to make sure they get their light on them and just knowing they’re important.”
West also served controversy on a sliver platter by concurrently dissing Kris Humphries and Reggie Bush.
“I made it over NBA and NFL players, so every time I score it feels like the Super Bowl.”
West not only raps about his soon to be wife but he also drops a verse mentioning Kardashian’s sisters.
“You could look at Kylie, Kendall, Kourtney and Khloe. All your mama ever made was trophies, right?” said West.
The music video for “I won” will be directed by Hype Williams. In the meantime, checkout the track.
So the other day, the King I Divine drops a project and a simple note in the inbox.
“I dropped an album today with emcee ScienZe and would love if you could listen to it.”
How could we not, Fam? Check out this “Divine ScienZe 2: The Wake Up Album” and get it below whenever you are ready.
Ayatollah taps Inspectah Deck and Silent Knight to join in on “The Love” – off the forthcoming LP “Be Real Black for Me” (due out April 15, 2014). LP available for pre-order now at iTunes. Stream the clean version of the single. Both below.
DJ Jean Maron has the emcee KRS ONE running a track called “True School” – a leak and lead single off the upcoming compilation album of the same name (due out April 29, 2014). You can get the single AND pre-order the “True School” LP at the links below.
Well damn, Cam. Why not just put your lady on a track or something. Done! New Cam’ron jawn off his forthcoming mixtape “1st of the Month” (due out May 1, 2014). Listen to the single, “Devil,” by Cam featuring his lady JuJu. Download for FREE, too.
(Shiiiiiid. You’d put her fine ### on a track if she was with you like that, too. Admit it.)
DOWNLOAD: CAM’RON – DEVIL FEATURING JUJU
Remember when the Mobb was on Hot 97 talking about that cut with Ghostface; that didn’t make the cut to get on “The Infamous” (interview here)? Yes. This it the one. Add Ghostface to the original emcee stew and … flavor! Listen to this alternate version of the Mobb classic “Eye For An Eye” (Your Beef Is Mines) that features Havoc and Prodigy rocking with Nas, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah. An “Eye For An Eye”… let’s get in this together, son.
If you were to imagine a perfect “Illmatic” 20th anniversary celebratory event, part of it would have to go like this… Nas shows up on The Tonight Show (’cause you know Fallon respects real Hip-Hop)… Oh, Q-Tip is there, too? Cool, cool… Wanna do a set with The World’s Greatest Late Night Band (aka The Roots)… Ummm… Hell yeah, hell yeah. Okay, now imagine that happening. Because it did. Missed it? No, you didn’t. Press play for “One Love” above and enjoy thoroughly! More Nas and Q-Tip after the jump. Yeah, “The World Is Yours.”
PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM: NAS – THE ILLMATIC XX (LINK)
Motown’s Apollo Brown remixes the Chicago flow of his Ugly Heroes bro, Verbal Kent. The track, “Underrated?”, is off Kent’s album “Sound of the Weapon.” Released now in the U.S. and worldwide, this remix was originally dropped exclusively for the Japanese edition of the album.
This is “The Answer”… from Apollo Brown’s forthcoming album “Thirty Eight.” The album will be available digitally, on CD w/ Bonus 5″ Vinyl, and on 180 Gram Vinyl w/ Bonus 45 on May 6, 2014, at the Mello Music Group website. You could preorder that digital album now at iTunes though. Just saying.
BamaLoveSoul gave much love and propers to Alaska-based producer, Duncan Gerow, for his latest Erykah Badu / Hi-Tek blend. We give respect to BamaLoveSoul for sharing the wealth and bringing this jewel of a joint to our attention. FREE download below!
Gerow skillfully places Badu’s vocals over one of my favorite Hi-Tek produced beats. It quickly reminded me that Erykah actually did do an official remix to Reflection Eternal‘s lead single “The Blast” but I always felt like I got robbed a little bit cause all she was relegated to were hook duties. So to hear this blend gives my imagination free license to wander/wonder a bit as to what she could have done on this track with a little more leash and leg room.
Fashawn drops this “Champion” (produced by Exile) record on us just in time. He did it for World Champion Boxer Timothy Bradley for his upcoming rematch against Manny Pacqiauo, April 12, 2014. Who’ll win in the ring then is up for grabs. But you can get over to the page (link below) and grab this single right now.