Before Eminem became the megastar he is today, Slim Shady was just another rapper trying to make a name for himself. Check out this freestyle he kicked on the radio for Baruch College in Manhattan alongside another emcee named A.L. from 1997.
Nas appears in Hennessy’s commercial titled “The Ride” and kicks some a capella “NY State Of Mind” rhymes on the subway.
Termanology links up with Chris Rivers & H Blanco for the video to “The War Begins”. The first single off Term’s “Shut Up And Rap” album. Prod by Billy Loman. Video shot and edited by CS Films. The album will be available & online 12/9/14 on ST./Brick Records.
Despite the artwork, Bumpy Knuckles and DJ Wayne Ski aren’t out here making booty music. It’s still hard as nails hip hop here.
Big Noyd, Large Professor and Kool G Rap’s collaborative effort from the Coalmine Records’ Unearthed Compilation gets a Cookin’ Soul makeover.
The LOX and Tyler Woods connect once again for the 2nd Sermon single “Horror.”
Before Nickle and Preemo’s PRhyme drops on December 9 (which we know you have pre-ordered), the good folks at NPR have offered the entire album for your listening pleasure.
01 PRhyme (Intro)
02 Dat Sound Good f. Ab-Soul & Mac Miller
03 U Looz
04 You Should Know f. Dwele
06 Wishin’ f. Common
07 To Me, To You f. Jay Electronica
08 Underground Kings f. Schoolboy Q & Killer Mike
09 Microphone Preem f. Slaughterhouse
They say to save the best for last as DJ Premier closes out Def Jam’s “30 DJs, 30 Mixes, 30 Days” compilation. Check out Preemo’s mix and the rest are right here.
The word legendary goes hand in hand with the word iconic, which perfectly describes the one record label that defines hip-hop…Def Jam.
For 30 years, the brand that Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons built has consistently pumped out quality music and groundbreaking artists. From the days of LL Cool J, The Beastie Boys and Public Enemy to Jeezy, Jay-Z and Nas, the Def Jam logo has spun hits with force and volume to the masses.
For the month of November, Def Jam and RESPECT Magazine bring to you the world’s best DJs to take you through the history of this storied record label. 30 DJs. 30 Mixes. 30 Days. With hot new tracks to oldie but goodies to exclusive songs rarely heard, our All-Star team of DJs got you covered.
Each DJ brings a different flair to the mixes you’ll end up keeping on repeat long after November is done. So click the links above and enjoy the power of Def Jam 30. – Datwon Thomas Editor in Chief of Respect Magazine
You may know him as Bumpy Knuckles or Freddie Foxxx but whatever name you know him as, the one thing that’s for sure is his ability to terrorize a microphone. Watch the studio get burned down in the 6th session of “Bars In The Booth.”
In part two of Complex’s PRhyme documentary, the duo discuss Adrian Younge’s involvement, DJ Premier’s challenge to sample one artist and how the 16-year-old son of Royce Da 5’9″ was inspired to be a producer.