Gensu Dean and Wise Intelligent of Poor Righteous Teachers collaborate for the title track from their joint project dropping on June 2nd.
Your Old Droog and Talib Kweli proceed to flex lyrical talent over a nasty instrumental on DJ Tony Touch’s show while K’Valentine and Raekwon also drop in briefly.
Nino Bless delivers an entire batch of bars on the vicious “Neogenesis” featuring reggae artist Soulja Bless.
Thirstin Howl The 3rd tips his cap to Nasty Nas with the release of the title track to his forthcoming album Skillmatic alongside Prodigy.
Dave East releases a set of visuals for his #EastMix of The Weeknd’s “Party Monster” in advance of his new project, Paranoia.
Willie and Harlem producer V Don have a banger up their sleeve with the Roc Marciano assisted “24 Hours.” It’s not your usual headsnapping set of drums, but more of a subversive “Verbal Intercourse” kind of instrumental from V Don that Willie and Roc vibe over. From Willie and V Don’s joint project Deutsche Marks.
The legendary DJ Premier releases a new single, “My Space Baby,” with Nashville’s electro-indie duo Cherub (Jordan Kelley & Jason Huber) via his new imprint TTT (To The Top). This is certainly a little diverse flavor from Preemo that you should enjoy.
“Jordan and I were introduced over the phone after my manager put me on to their music” Premier stated to Billboard. “This was back in 2014 while I was on the PRhyme Tour during our stop in Houston. I saw their video for “Doses and Mimosas” and immediately knew that like me, they are crazy in the head; so I totally got it. They are self produced, so they do not use outside producers and
I was impressed with how much Jordan knew about Gang Starr’s history and my career, so we linked up after my tour ended. His partner, Jason, is very skillful on a few instruments and he looks like a 70’s Porn Star.
Our vibe was instant! We did a demo on the first day in the studio, but no lyrics came to mind. On day two, I dug for samples and I found this incredible sample called “Dark Side Of Religion” by Sensational Fix and it spoke to us immediately (don’t worry the sample is cleared)! I added my drums, bass, keys and scratches and we got another winner in the books. A perfect match!”
The PBS three-part series American Epic about the early days of sound recordings will debut on May 16th. In advance of that is a snippet of the series, which finds Nas and Jack White covering the Memphis Jug Band’s “On The Road Again” as Nas also gives some insight on this era of music.
After featuring Jadakiss on “NYC,” Faith Evans brings the other 2/3 of The Lox together with vocals from the late Notorious B.I.G. on the Just Blaze produced “Take Me There.”
Chris Brown and Nas join forces for a remix to the late Chinx’s “Die Young,” a song about the perils of street violence. This comes two years after Chinx was killed.