Kendrick Lamar sat down with Mass Appeal to break down the artwork of To Pimp A Butterfly.
Big Daddy Kane pounces on this Agallah production and gives it the business. Off of Agallah’s upcoming album Agalito’s Way, dropping May 5th.
Bumpy Knucks unearths the full mixed version of this song from 2006 that comes just in time as the current climate between black folks and the police is as uneasy as ever.
Thought it was time to dig back into the archives and pull something that was fitting to the emotion of the people. The subject matter never changes in these types of songs until the condition changes in our neighborhoods across the world, even then it will be a historic memory in our lives reflected in songs forever. Sometimes the frustration of injustice just grabs you by the heart and squeezes and you just want to scream “CAN I GET A BREAK?!?!? Where are the leaders that want to really help and not just line their pockets? Let’s not destroy our own communities but stand strong and protect the seniors and babies. Enjoy.
The legendary Scarface hits Toca Tuesdays and blesses the Gang Starr classic “Betrayal” with a verse from “Look Into My Eyes.” The results are magnificent.
DJ Premier visits the Kremlin during his recent trip to Moscow for a Boiler Room performance. Preem also speaks on all the places hip-hop has brought him and the rest of the Gang Starr Foundation; Guru, Group Home, Jeru the Damaja, and Big Shug.
Directed by Jay Brown & Zack Kashkett, Pete reconstructs the beat for the video while taking a moment to reflect out in the NYC streets. Off of Pete Rock’s upcoming Petestrumentals 2, which drops on June 23rd.
The legendary Rakim sat down with Montreality to discuss a number of topics ranging from his upcoming album and how he feels as sharp as ever to praising J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar for keeping the culture going.
On May 26, Ea$y Money’s The Motive Of Nearly Everyone Yo drops. Here’s a little sample of what’s to come as Termanology joins his fellow ST rep to kick the linguistics over “The Hope” from Fabolous’ “The Soul Tape 3.”
With B4.Da.$$ still getting much play around these parts, the Pro Era emcee announces a new tour that starts in Canada in May, swings around to Europe, cruises through the States and wraps up back overseas in July. Joey will be joined by Denzel Curry and occasionally Mick Jenkins. Check out the dates below.
5/09 – Canadian Music Week, Toronto, ON
5/14 – Hangout Festival – Gulf Shores, AL
5/16 – Powerhouse Summer Jam – Los Angeles, CA
5/30 – Forbidden Fruit – Dublin, Ireland
5/31 – We Love Green Fest – Paris, France
6/01 – Club Show – Lyon, France
6/02 – Check The Rhyme Fest – Nice, France
6/07 – Hot 97 Summer Jam – New York, NY
6/10 – Club Red – Phoenix, AZ *
6/11 – Observatory – San Diego, CA *
6/12 – Observatory – Santa Ana, CA *
6/13 – Fonda – Los Angeles, CA *
6/14 – Ventura Theatre – Ventura, CA ^
6/16 – Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA *
6/17 – Regency – San Francisco, CA *
6/18 – WOW Hall – Eugene, OR *
6/19 – Wonder – Portland, OR ^
6/20 – KUBE Radio Show – Seattle, WA *
6/25 – Bravalla Festival – Sweden
6/26 – Provinnsrock Festival – Finland
6/27 – Tinderbox Festival – Denmark
7/03 – Wireless Festival – London, UK
7/04 – Woo Ha! Hip Hop Festival – Tilburg, Holland
7/05 – Coloeur Café Festival – Belgium
7/09 – Balaton Sound Festival – Hungary
7/10 – Uebel & Gefaehrlich – Hamburg, Germany
7/11 – Splash Festival – Berlin, Germany
7/15 – Fresh Island Festival – Croatia
7/17 – Slottsfjell – Tonsberg, Norway
7/18 – Hip Hop Open – Stutgart, Germany
7/25 – Fuji Rock – Tokyo, Japan
* w/ Mick Jenkins & Denzel Curry
^ w/ Denzel Curry
Yet another comic book-style visual from Ghost’s 36 Seasons album that features the lyrically inclined Pharoahe Monch trading bars with the Wu Tang member.