Crooked I spews social consciousness in the face of adversity over the instrumental to Tupac’s “Pain” off of the Above The Rim soundtrack.
We all know Rapsody can rap her face off, but she can also deliver a strong message in her music with her Eric G produced ode to men growing up without fathers titled “The Man.”
I wrote this song as a dedication to all the boys growing up without fathers who now have to try and fill those big shoes. I wanted to tell the story of how they have to grow up fast, lose their innocence so young, and the damage it does (no matter your race). The interlude that follows deals with racism, and how people of color have to have these tough conversations with their children that others parents don’t. It’s hard to explain to a five year old that because of the color of their skin, they will be treated differently. But, that’s a reality for us.
Inspired by Tyler, The Creator’s criticism of the ShadyXV album being “ass,” Crooked I drops this freestyle in response.
Homeboy Sandman is joined by J-Live and Kurious for this video off of his recently released album Hallways.
Killer Mike and El-P release the second video off of their Run The Jewels 2 album for your viewing pleasure.
Funny Or Die grabs DJ Premier and Jerrod Carmichael for a hilarious sketch where Preemo premieres some of his finest works behind the board to Royce Da 5’9″, The Lady Of Rage and Miguel. Heads weren’t ready for what DJ Premier had in store.
In this nocturnal edition of Fuck, That’s Delicious, Action Bronson shows us some of his favorite late-night go-to’s for midnight snacking. From the most Northern parts of Queens to Washington Heights, the FTD audience will get a well-curated tour of New York City’s lesser-known after-dark eateries. We also get a chance to see Mr. Wonderful flex his culinary prowess while whipping up an ice cream sundae comprised of ingredients sourced solely from the Lower East Side. Getting around to all of these special places on the fly was no easy feat, so we enlisted super-cabbie Charlie to help us get the job done.
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.