PE were one of the groups slotted to perform at the 2013 HangOut Music Fest which is going down on the beaches of Gulf Shores, AL. Above is video footage of their intro before Chuck D, DJ Lord and Flava Flav Shut It Down live on stage. Professor Griff was also in the building.
In this Three21Media sit-down interview with Jared Evan, the singer tells us the inspiration behind Boom Bap & Blues, the nod to Quentin Tarantino on the album artwork and what defines “Boom Bap”. Boom Bap & Blues available now
First leak off 7 G.E.M.S.’ “Golden Era Music Sciences” which will feature guest appearances from Roc Marciano, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Killah Priest and more.
Hailing from Lynn, Massachusetts, the Tragic Allies trio Purpose, Estee Nack and Code Nine team up with Queensbridge veteran Tragedy Khadafi aka Intelligent Hoodlum to form the group “7 G.E.M.S.”. The album entitled “Golden Era Music Sciences” delivers that raw, sinister, dusty and mellow-dramatic 90′s boom-bap retro style sound, laying the perfect platform for the message of enlightenment, elevation and expression the group offers its listeners on this 16-track heater.
While super-producer Confidence handled all the production on the critically acclaimed underground classic “The Purpose of Confidence” (Ill Adrenaline Records, 2012), Purpose just concentrated on showcasing his excellent and sharp lyrical rhyme skills. But this time the Tragic Allies frontman (who already worked with Killah Priest, Big Shug, Bronze Nazareth, Epidemic, etc.) is not only able to shine on the mic, he also takes charge of stellar beats for the entire album.
Nipsey recently took to Twitter to announce that for every 2,000 followers he receives, he’ll release a new song. Check out the latest release “Smoking With My Stylist” below.
The NY Daily Times recently snapped a few photos of the filming of the highly-anticipated Anchorman sequel in NYC, and spotted amongst Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate on set is one rapper who already has his acting chops rooted, Drake. Looks like the once wheel-chair-bound actor will join the ranks of Kanye, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Harrison Ford, Sacha Baron Cohen, Liam Neeson, Nicole Kidman, Jim Carrey and the rest of the original cast.
Another project from Rediculus presented by the good folk over at KN featuring seven instrumentals pulled from the producer’s arsenal. Really digging the vibes of “Taking Time”. Stream / purchase it after the break.
Brooklyn rhymesayer L.atasha A.lcindor has come together with The DJBooth to bring listeners her latest street release, the Spark EP.
Mixed at Homebass Studios, the project packs 14 tracks’ worth of fresh material from the underground emcee, including reader-approved singles “St. Michael,” “LaLa Land” and “Red Light, Green Light.” Joining A.lcindor on the guest tip throughout the set are Abstract Random, Dosage, Ryshon Jones and Tasha the Amazon. Beats come courtesy of Balmy, Freshnerd (of 100akres), JWT, P U R P, Rollin Mills, Shaun G, Spvce, The Fourth Coming, Willie B (of Digiphonics) and Ken10.
Luda’s dropping his new mixtape, #IDGAF next Friday (May 24th) which will feature contributions by Young Jeezy, French Montana, Swizz Beatz, Mac Miller, Pusha T and more. Hit the jump for the tracklist.
J has been pretty quiet for the past few months while working on his next project, Vicariously Through Memories dropping soon enough. Here’s the first leak off the album, produced by fa†e.
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In between performing at a show in Seattle, SD sat down with Hav & P for a series of questions including the meaning behind P’s upcoming Albert Einstein project with Alchemist and his HNIC book, Hav’s obsession with the number 13 as well as his upcoming book and more. The duo recently marked 20 years in the game as a group in April when their debut album Juvenile Hell was released.
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As promised, here are the visuals to Whosane’s Ski Beatz-produced “Thug Disco” shot in South Africa. Peace to the homie PR Dean!
After a healthy run of leaks the past few weeks, the North Carolinian unveils his much-anticipated LP Awthenticity. Cop the album digitally for a mere $10 here.
Real has been overused to the point that its true meaning has been lost. To some people it means having girls, cars and jewelry, and to some it means be overly conscious to the point that it’s hard to relate. But when something’s “Awthentic”, it doesn’t fit into a box, it just IS. Go out and be “Awthentic” and see all of the amazing things you can do. The project includes features/ production from AltAir, Tab-One (of Kooley High), U’Nique Music, K-Hill, Topiq and more. It’s available for free digital download as well as a hard copy for purchase.