Archive for November, 2010
Similar to their collaboration with the Hieroglyphics crew (I need their jacket in my life), Akomplice is linking up with the Wu’s Masta Killa to release a t-shirt and pen collaboration as a part of their holiday collection…
Akomplice is proud to announce the release of “The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword” collaborative endeavor with Masta Killa of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan. A follow up to their first Wu Project with Raekwon, this next-level piece emphasizes non-violence and the power our words can wield. From Charlamagne’s quill that composed the Magna Carta to Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence, there is no denying the everlasting impact of the pen to paper. A perfect example of the inherent truth behind the saying “The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword,” Masta Killa has traveled the globe and made a living demonstrating the strength of the written word. The collaboration includes both a t-shirt and a pen, and will be a limited one-time release, available worldwide at many fine Akomplice retailers. Be sure to check out Masta Killa’s “Things Just Ain’t The Same,” the first single off the upcoming album Loyalty is Royalty, releasing early next year. Click here to purchase the single on iTunes.
More shots down bottom.
Man, this shit bangs! Off the Bay Area legend’s upcoming project, Notorious Bastards, dropping next week. Spotted at NR.
DOWNLOAD: Spice1 – Rollin’ & Smokin’ f. 2Pac, Scarface & Devin the Dude | Mediafire
- Sadly it’s just a Pac sample.
As most of you can recall, there was a slight issue between Just Blaze and Joe Budden involving a beat used on Mood Muzik 4. Joey chops it up with RapFix about the origin of the track and how him and Blaze have since settled their differences.
“When we were creating the Slaughterhouse album I got a beat from Emile; real talented guy, I love him,” Joe Budden said. “I recorded to it right there on the spot. I planned on using it for The Great Escape but that didn’t happen at the time. So I said let me put this out on Mood Muzik 4. I love the record, I’d love for the fans to hear it.”
Hit the jump for more of the transcription.
In part two of his sit down with Danni Starr at a MBDTF listening session in Minneapolis, Kanye speaks on his relationship with Kim Kardashian and the creation/inspiration of the Runaway film.
Davy Greenberg (of Elephilms).
Both the video above (for a track called I Can’t Die) and the download below are off the Chicago spitter’s upcoming project, Film School v.1, coming soon.
With Deacon the Villain and Sheisty Khrist releasing their NWL project today, the good folks at QN5 have decided to allow y’all to stream the entire thing before you purchase. With Deacon handling the majority of the production (Kno and Kokayi provide a beat each), the album features guest appearances from Natti, PackFM, Mino Slick, Bianca Spriggs, Soul Akoben and guitarist Willie Eames.
Tracks like “American Greed” and Rip The Guts” take the listener for a tour of society’s shadowy corners while “Ascension” and “Final Call” connect with an airy spirituality not-often heard in modern Hip Hop. An open-booth policy was kept during the recording process, with the Kentucky-natives trading places often, challenging each other to up the ante with each verse. The result is a thoroughly dense, rough-around-the-edges musical bombshell that manages to add another distinctively insightful chapter into the annals of southern soul.
If that all sounds a bit intellectual to you, that’s ok…they dress up like NWA – complete with Jheri curls and Locs for your entertainment too.
Hit the jump!
MeLo-X aka Mustafa debuts his first music video “Gone Baby” co-starring the lovely, FolaSade. These are the first visuals for his next anticipated EP entitled More Merch. You may recognize FolaSade from MeLo’s “Treat Her Right” Promo video back in 2008 for Mustafa’s Renaissance. Here he revisits that timeless encounter between himself and FolaSade as they make music in Bed. Directed by Jesse Boykins III & The Light Up Film team. All visuals and music were created in Brooklyn. MeLo’s next EP, More Merch, will debut December 7th on DJBooth.net.
Photo: My Slanted Vision. Design: Alex Haldi.
And now it’s sing song time! © Slim Chin. In all seriousness though, J. Cole has got himself one helluva team.
1982 (Statik Selektah x Termanology) – Shut It Down (Virgin Mega Store Boys) f. Ghetto & Ea$y Money (Video)
Directed by Jon Wolf.
RIP the Virgin Mega Stores. I’m sure they’ll blame the franchise’s downfall on us too. Statik and Term’s 1982 album, in stores now.
Directed by Directed by Brandon “N2ition” Riley, Da Visionaryz & Uncrowned City
More a capella bars from Mikkey Halsted. The Dark Room drops December 21st! Shouts to FSD.
PREVIOUS: Mikkey Halsted – Pella pt.1 (Video)
The lost video from the Cory Gunz Heir to the Throne project. Despite damage to the camera, film, and problems with audio the director was able to salvage enough to put together some visuals. We were gonna keep it in the vault due to the quality or lack there of.. but fuck it it’s real hip from three of the most talented emcees you need to look out for! Shot in ATL the video features cameos from the Aphilliates, DJ Sense, GLC, Lil Twist and LA the Darkman.
PREVIOUS: Cory Gunz – Dope Game