Skyzoo and Torae, better known as The Barrel Brothers, drop off a brand new video from their Barrel Brothers album titled “Memorabilia.” Check it out and download the album here.
The good folks over at DJbooth.net compiled a list of producers who have used the most samples in the history of hip hop. Care to take a guess who tops the list?
#1 DJ Premier: 1,458 Tracks Sampled
Premo isn’t just the number one sampler in hip-hop history, he’s number one by a mile and a half. Granted, he has been steadily making beats for decades, but he still has an astounding number of flips. I mean, 1,458 is more than double 9th Wonder, who I consider to be one of the best producers ever. I guess every scratch counts, but still, this amount of sampling is mind bottling. Dude even beat out Girl Talk, who makes his money on unimaginatively taking other peoples tracks. All hail the king!
You can check out the rest of the list, which includes Girl Talk, DJ Shadow, Dr. Dre and more, here.
Hot 97 released a new series titled “The Reflection” with Remy Ma. The emcee talks about her early Terror Squad days, the humbling experience of being incarcerated, marriage while behind bars and, of course, her comeback.
9th Wonder hits The Combat Jack Show and gives us one hell of an interview.
Live from Atlanta, at the tenth anniversary of the #A3c Music Festival, we finally caught up with producer and Harvard scholar 9th Wonder where he share his incredible story about leading a scene in North Carolina with the incredible Little Brother crew to not giving JAY Z a track he had for his own group. The breakup with Phonte and Big Pooh, making hits for Destiny’s Child and why he’s going so hard for his Jamla Records premier artist Rapsody, why he really wants to collaborate with Rich Homie Quan and of course, his journey in becoming a professor at Harvard University. This was truly an honor building with 9th and I hope you enjoy this as much as we did.
Ras Kass and Apollo Brown unleash a ridiculous banger off of their upcoming album Blasphemy. “Giraffe Pussy” features Royce Da 5’9″, Bishop Lamont & Xzibit completely annihilating the Apollo Brown beat. Blasphemy drops October 28th and you can preorder the album here.
Joe went to Instagram to unveil the official tracklist from his upcoming EP, which will drop on November 4th.
1. Some Love Lost (Intro)
2. The Way You Love Me
3. Only Human
5. Poker In The Sky
6. Ordinary Love Sh*t, pt.4 (Keep Running)
7. Different Love
DJ Premier holds down a live session of “The Cypher” at the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards featuring rhymes by Arsonal, Couture, Calicoe and Murda Mook.
Fresh off of their performance together at the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards, Common and Jay Electronica have announced that they will be touring together. The “Nobodys Smiling” tour, named after Common’s album of the same title, starts in Las Vegas on November 21 and will end in New York on December 10. Check out the tour dates below.
11/21 – Las Vegas, NV (House of Blues)
11/23 – Santa Ana, CA (The Observatory)
11/24 – Los Angeles, CA (House of Blues)
11/28 – Albuquerque, NM (Sunshine Theatre)
11/29 – Denver, CO (Ogden Theatre)
12/01 – Dallas, TX (House of Blues)
12/02 – Houston, TX (Warehouse Live)
12/03 – New Orleans, LA (Howling Wolf G)
12/04 – Atlanta, GA (The Tabernacle)
12/07 – Washington, DC (Fillmore)
12/08 – Philadelphia, PA (Theatre of Living Arts)
12/09 – New York, NY (Fillmore)
12/10 – New York, NY (Fillmore)
You may have seen the low quality radio rip of Preem and Nickel’s lead single off of the upcoming PRhyme album floating around the web. But there’s nothing like an official version for your listening pleasure. Here’s “Courtesy,” which you can cop on iTunes now. Don’t forget to preorder the album here as well.
The trailer for an upcoming Jason Goldwatch directed short film “Into The Light” has hit the web. Due out in 2015 courtesy of Mass Appeal, the film follows the hip hop nomad on his travels across the globe. Check out what the director had to say below.
Jay Electronica is full of mystery, and like a magician, his character lends itself to new ways of seeing things that would seem impossible to many. Several years ago, Jay and I traveled to the other side of the Earth. We left a piece of ourselves there. In exchange, we brought back something entirely new, and the images that follow are a glimpse into that magic for everyone who’s curious.
Traveling across strange lands, we were invited to attend sacred ceremonies of sacrifice and parading celebrations of ancient descent. We trekked together towards the horizon and explored crowded monasteries, solitary mountain top temples, slums of filthy laughing children, and rivers running with blood and flower petals. I documented as Jay walked a river of burning human bodies. We crash landed a helicopter in the Himalayas, and he delivered rice and clean water to a school in a refugee tent city. The result was a collage of movements and emotion.