Rap Radar’s Brian “B Dot” Miller and Elliot Wilson host the inaugural Rap Radar Shady XV podcast. The hour and a half show has an extensive conversation with Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg and some interesting news bits including anecdotes from Rosenberg, Reef and Whoo Kid about Eminem’s early days as an emcee and the emergence of Shady Records as well as the announcement that a 66-track mixtape is on its way.
In an interview with HipHollywood, Faith Evans announced that she is working on a duets album that will feature vocals from the late, great Notorious B.I.G. Evans says that the album, tentatively titled “The King & I,” drew inspiration from Natalie Cole’s collaboration album that featured her late father Nat King Cole. No release date has been confirmed so stay tuned for more information.
Check out the interview and let us know what you think of the project.
On January 20th, Sadat X drops a new album titled “Never Left.” Here’s a video for “On Fire,” which features Cormega and Lanella Tyler.
“Three cities. Thirty rappers. One Track. The Rap Monument. Coming soon,” is what Noisey boasts with this teaser trailer that features Action Bronson, Raekwon, Killer Mike, Pusha T and more. Check out the trailer and wait patiently for the full song.
On December 9, Ghostface will drop “36 Seasons” and there are a few collaborations with AZ on the album. Here’s one that also features Kool G Rap and Tre Williams titled “The Battlefield.”
Havoc returns with a new album of self-produced music that’s thin on the guest list. Featuring Prodigy, Sheek Louch, Cormega, Ferg Brim and Mysonne, 13 Reloaded is the other half of Mobb Deep delivering you that grimy New York street rap.
Complex joins forces with DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9″ for this intriguing documentary that chronicles their individual journeys through the music industry. Check out part one above.
The recent announcement of DJ Premier and Royce da 5’9″ joining forces as PRhyme has easily been one of the best surprises in rap this year. Two veterans in the game hailing from Brooklyn and Detroit, respectively, Premier and Royce have showcased their impressive chemistry in the studio in years past. That legacy will continue when their self-titled album is released next month.
In anticipation for their collaborative projective, Premo and Royce are also sharing an accompanying documentary, Raiders of the Lost Art. Today, Complex premieres the first installment, which follows their personal and professional journey through the industry. The documentary is narrated by Port Arthur’s finest, Bun B.
Check out Part One of Raiders of the Lost Art above. PRhyme’s self-titled album comes out Dec. 9 and is available for pre-order on iTunes. Guests on the project include Jay Electronica, Common, Mac Miller, Slaughterhouse, ScHoolboy Q, and more.
Nasir Jones connects with Sony to perform the Illmatic classic “The World Is Yours” a cappella. Shot for Vice Japan, the video is to help promote Sony’s new line of Music Video Recorders (which were used to shoot the video).
Here’s a little background on the series titled “Most Valid Reason.”
In celebration of Nas’ 20th Anniversary of his debut album “Illmatic”, we got to hang out with him and record his accapella version of “The World is Yours” using our Music Video Recorders from Sony (http: //www.sony.net/mvr). He nailed it, obviously. Also known as HDR-MV1, or MVR for short, these bad boys are made so the average Joe can shoot a high-quality music video with relative ease. It doesn’t hurt that they record with CD-quality audio (or the always Internet-friendly AAC format) and are accompanied with a 120° wide-angle lens. Not bad. To watch some more music videos shot with these cameras, head over to the link below and tune in to “Most Valid Reason”, an original music video series showcasing a plethora of fine works created using the MVR. #SonyMVR #YourAudienceAwaits
Pretty much out of nowhere, J. Cole announces a new full length album titled 2014 Forest Hills Drive. The album, whose title is actually the address of Cole’s new home down in Fayetteville, North Carolina, drops on December 9th and was announced with a seven minute video that finds J. Cole living the common man’s life back in North Carolina.