DJ Babu and Rakaa Iriscience join Evidence over at the house that Slug and company built, Rhymesayers Entertainment. And with their signing comes a new album, Directors of Photography. Hip hop fans rejoice!
The homies Kahlee & Uptown (The Seed) are back once again with a West Coast banger featuring Rakaa Iriscience, and produced by Adikt1. Off their self titled LP which you can download for free here. Hawaiʻi heads, make sure to peep their show at Fresh Café Dec. 15th.
Man, I really gotta run more segments of this series. Anyways, while plunging through some old CDs RTC came across a super dope cipher between Rakaa, Evidence, Em and Aristotle. His words…
So, there are a few reasons why I’m posting this old Wake Up Show Freestlye today… Firstly, it’s just dope. Dilated Peoples and Eminem in the same cipher is Hip Hop history, especially given their small beef in the early 2000′s (SHAKE EDIT: Searching For Bobby Ficher is still one of the best disses towards Em to this day IMO). I also remember when I found this probably 12 or 13 years ago, and was just blown away by some of what Eminem was spitting. Listening to it now, and it’s still incredible. Also, Evidence has a new LP on the way, and we’re bring DJ Babu to town for Digital Freshness on 9/29. Not to be overlooked, Aristotle sshines here too. I’m not sure what happened to him, but he was bubbling on the underground for a minute. And did I mentioned Eminem goes off?
Rakaa’s solo album, Crown Of Thorns, drops next Tuesday (July 20th), but if you pre-order now you can get a deluxe package at Decon Records including the CD signed by Rakaa, limited edition t-shirt, sticker and poster pack. You can do so right here.
While 2/3 of the Dilated crew sit down with HipHopOfficial to talk about their past, present and future (above), Babu celebrates Dilla Day (jump).
This track will be off Jern’s upcoming mixtape, The Eye Exam: Prequel To Vision, which is set to drop before October 13th’s Vision. As a bonus, here’s another !llmind-produced track.
Ever since I landed in NYC I’ve played Fashawn’s Boy Meets World & The Antidote atleast 10 times a piece. Dude is easily one of the best in the “new class”. Check the above clip that features him, Rakaa & Evidence rocking over Prodigy’s H.N.I.C.
Jihad grabs some of the dopest from out West, Trick Trick, Bellywize & Nazy to ask the world for peace and protest against the senseless war we’re (America) fighting across seas. And since I couldn’t find an image of Jihad, I figured I’d use an picture taken of me and Meka while I was out in L.A. last time. See… Amanda [name changed for privacy] wants peace too. Shouts to X on the track (and Digital Product on the bonus).
Roc C has a new project that he did with IMAKEMADBEATS, called Roc C & IMAKEMADBEATS are the Transcontinental. The album features Rakaa Iriscience, Rapper Big Pooh and the almighty Chino XL; and drops February 24th through Ok H Ent/Koch. The above video is for a track off said album and features Dilated Peoples’ Rakaa Iriscience; with cameos from DJ Rhettmatic and OhNo.