Adrian Younge provides the 80’s funk backdrop for Bilal’s “Pleasure Toy” with a little assistance from Big K.R.I.T.
The DJ Premier produced track from Joey Bada$$’ B4.Da.$$ album gets the black and white visual treatment.
You may have heard this Bilal and Kendrick Lamar collaboration when it was performed on stage in LA last month, but now here’s a 2-minute studio quality snippet of the Adrian Younge produced cut off of Bilal’s upcoming In Another Life album.
The Ghost lets the verbal chopper rip over Nipsey Hussle’s “Killa.”
The story goes that Pharrell originally produced this song for Fabolous but it ended up going to Kendrick Lamar. So ‘Loso drops some bars over it for the fun of it.
Nutso connects with Divided Souls Ent. & DJ Pain 1 for “Make It Hot” off of his Divided Soul EP.
The work of a block boy is never complete. From keeping your clientele stocked, to watching your back, days turn to night, nights turn to years. As a saint up to his neck in sinners, Nutso knows the ebb and flow of the game, and how it’s to be played. The Queens-based spitter has been entrenched in his craft as of late, keeping both the streets and the net in step to his next move. In joining forces with Divided Souls Ent. & DJ Pain 1, “Make It Hot,” takes various Biggie samples, courtesy of DJ Supa Dave, for a throwback banger to the days when that NYC sound could be heard in every system from the FDR to the PCH. The visuals, directed by Jay Large of Low Profile Media, opt for a day-to-day affair of the rapper’s hustle and grind, revealing Nutso’s need to deliver an authentic product to his fans. “Make it Hot” is the 2nd video released from Nutso’s ‘Divided Soul’ EP, which is produced entirely by Divided Souls Ent. & DJ Pain 1, and available for digital download and compact disc, courtesy of #NoLabelJustUS
Slum Village (Young RJ & T3) returns with their eighth album Yes! Before the album drops on June 16 you can get a full listen (or two, or three) in. Featuring the likes of De La Soul, Black Milk, Bilal and the production of the late J Dilla on eight (!) songs, it’s certainly worth the spin. Cop it on iTunes.
Mega and Marciano get grimy over a filthy Marco Polo production.
The Drum Gang provides the backdrop for Wais P and Razzy Kazzy to rock over.
The sequel to “Latino” from Joell Ortiz’ The Brick features the likes of Emilio Rojas, Bodega Bamz and Chris Rivers rocking over !llmind production. Off of the Ortiz and !llmind collaborative album Human dropping on July 17.
“Human is a fun album for me. 1st time I worked with one producer on an ENTIRE project. Shout out to ILL Mind for seeing this vision with me and creating the awesome music !! It’s a very honest and raw album,” said Joell Ortiz, “I take you through all the human emotions through storytelling and good rhyming (in my opinion lol) Every record makes you feel a way. Love it or hate it, but you will FEEL it. Really excited to get this out to the people.”