Out promoting their new album “PRhyme,” the duo of DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9 join the Sway In The Morning Studios to speak on working with Jay Electronica, sampling Adrian Young and freestyle live.
Ghostface and Sheek connect once again for a new Wu Block album and here’s the first single.
Kendrick Lamar appears on the soon to be ending The Colbert Report as the show’s last musical guest. Because of that special postion, K Dot deploys a brand new song that is untitled and features Anna Wise from Sonnymoon, Thundercat, Bilal and Terrace Martin.
With protests still raging across the country, Year Round Records artist Khaleel aims to spark the revolution with his appropriately titled single produced by Tim Curry.
IN THE WAKE OF TRAYVON MARTIN, MICHAEL BROWN AND ERIC GARNER TO NAME A FEW, THE CONTINUING OF RACISM IN OUR SOCIETY HAS SPARKED ANOTHER SIGN OF ANGER WORLDWIDE ON THE FIGHT FOR EQUAL CARE FOR HUMAN LIFE….
KHALEEL LET’S IT ALL FLOW ON THIS SONG WITH THE PRODUCTION OF HIS ENGINEER TIM CURRY…
For the 12/5/14 episode of DJ Premier’s Live From Headqcourterz radio show, creator of the classic graffiti film Style Wars, Henry Chalfant, pops in to discuss the re-release of the film on blu ray and his new book “Training Day: The Subway Artists Then And Now.”
Be sure to tune in on Friday nights on SiriusXM Hip-Hop Nation, Ch. 44.
#LFHQ December 5 Playlist
1. M.O.P.–Heistmasters (Still At It)
2. DJ Premier (f. Bumpy Knuckles)–Bars In The Booth (Session 6)
3. De La Soul (f. Chuck D)–The People
4. King Magnetic–Our War
5. S.O.U.L. Purpose–A McGriff Lift
6. PRhyme (f. Ab-Soul, Mac Miller)–Dat Sound Good
7. Inspectah Deck–2Nite
8. DJ Dez & DJ Butter (f. Phat Kat, Vstylez, Elzhi)–O.G.z
******************SONG I WISH I MADE**************************
9. Hollis Crew–It’s The Beat
10. Axel F. (J. Rocc & MED)–Searchin’
11. PRhyme (f. Common)–Wishin’
12. DJ Skizz (f. Your Old Droog, Lil Fame, Sean Price, Milano)–Hot Breath
13. Zumo Kollie–Say A Prayer
14. The Game (f. Dubb)–Cellphone
15. Ghostface Killah (f. Nems & Shawn WIgs)–Homicide
16. Inspectah Deck–Gone
17. PRhyme (f. Slaughterhouse)–Microphone Preem
18. Wu-Tang Clan–40th Street Black/We Will Fight
19. Edo G. (f. Guilty Simpson)–16’s
Off of the upcoming mixtape titled Yaowa Nation, Ortiz and The Heatmakerz flip Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me.”
Diamond D is joined by Evidence and Alchemist for this set of visuals shot in Venice Beach off of The Diam Piece.
As we wait for KXNG CROOKED’s Sex, Money & Hip-Hop mixtape, the Cali import of the Slaughterhouse family pens this open letter to the fans.
If it weren’t for the online world of Hip-Hop supporters — generally called “the internet” — Slaughterhouse’s KXNG CROOKED likely wouldn’t be where he’s at today. The internet embraced Crooked and his House Gang brothers long ago, which ultimately led to the creation of Slaughterhouse and their signing to Eminem’s Shady Records. The internet helped carve out a solid career for Crooked and has allowed him the opportunity to travel around the world and do what he loves to do. Every blogger, every online journalist, every forum comment and social media share played a part in his brand development.
While it’s true that the internet has been an amazing launching pad for countless artists, there are times when it has been a pain in the ass to major record companies. Album leaks, for one, have somewhat crippled the industry and thrown months and even years of hard work to the wayside.
Now fresh off the heels of his appearances on the #1 Billboard album in Hip-Hop — Shady XV — KXNG CROOKED prepares to release Sex, Money and Hip-Hop, a mixtape experience centered around the idea of the pre-internet days. The days of nostalgia for many, when the only way to hear an album was to go down to the local record shop and buy it with your hard-earned cash, or pick it up from your local DJ selling mixtapes out of the trunk of his car. We want this to truly be a mixtape experience — the way so many of us grew up on.
Therefore, with the release of Sex, Money and Hip-Hop we are counting on the fans. We are asking the fans who purchased this album NOT to upload it anywhere online, but to keep it tucked away in your own little stash for your own mixtape experience. This is a piece of history. A collector’s item. A rare piece of art. There are limited copies of this album being manufactured, and you may just be one of the lucky few who own a copy forever.
We believe the fans will want to keep this art from going public via the internet and we are trusting you with this. You see, if this album is uploaded online the value of it decreases drastically, much like a baseball card or a rare comic book. It’s simple: keep it retro. Keep this album offline and keep it valuable.
As a special gift to you from KXNG CROOKED and SMH Records and as a thank you for your cooperation, we are including a second copy of the album for FREE with your purchase (while supplies last). One is for your listening pleasure, and the other is a keepsake for you to hold onto, unopened, as a Limited Edition collector’s item.
So thank you, Internet, for all you’ve done for us. We are not turning are back on you, we are simply keeping it authentic for a throwback mixtape experience.
In the wake of the turmoil that has swept the nation and resulted in protests across the country, Kendrick Lamar sat down with MTV at a recent Reebok event to explain the significance his single “i” as well as how it relates to the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and a litany of other black men across the country.
“It’s something that I’ve been around since the beginning of time. I remember coming up in the city of Compton and [seeing] these same types of ordeals. So when I make a record like “i”, this is not just about me. It’s about what’s going on in real life, actual [facts].
My father definitely talked to me about that early on—he came from Chicago to Compton, and he dealt with it his whole life. He knew the moment I was born [that] the color of my skin was gonna be put to the test, and that’s just how it is. We have legacy, people who’ve died for it, but [there’s] still that type of negativity out there.
He told me, ‘Every day, carry yourself with some integrity and don’t let them see you sweat.’”
Statik Selektah assembles assembles his collective of Boston’s finest in Beantown’s own spin on the Shady XV cut “Detroit Vs. Everybody.”