“Put Love & Hip Hop on mute please,” Action Bronson says at the beginning of his collaboration with Ab Soul and Elle Varner on Statik Selektah’s “All You Need.” You know what? He’s right. The buttery smooth jam is what love and hip hop is all about.
Nas shared his story with The FADER x Sprite. “Growing up in Queensbridge, hip-hop was the most amazing thing I’d ever heard,” says Nas in the Obey Your Thirst documentary, made by The FADER and Sprite. “There was nothing more important to me than having a voice. I wanted to make a big impact on this art form. I wanted to open up a doorway for another generation.”
Considering that these are words coming from one of the most revered rappers of all time, behind one of the most beloved albums of all time in 1994’s Illmatic, it’s safe to say that Nas has succeeded in making his dreams a reality. But how did he make it all happen? In the video, Nas gives up-and-comers some advice, insisting on following your vision regardless of what other people say: “Why do something that’s not you? Trust in yourself and always push the envelope.”
Kendrick Lamar’s video for “Alright” is nearly 7 minutes of visually stunning art that tackles all of the themes stuffed within his stellar To Pimp A Butterfly album. To say much more would ruin it. Just watch.
Finale preps us for his album Odds & Ends with the first single that finds Oddisee behind the boards and Homeboy Sandman along with Miz Korona assisting on the mic.
Sheek Louch recruits Joell Ortiz, Trae The Truth and Billy Danze for the first official single from Silverback Gorilla 2.
Y’all must have really made Joell Ortiz upset because there is nothing but venomous bars coming from his mouth. His collaborative album with !llmind titled Human drops July 17.
Jumpoff Joey takes a break from his podcast to drop this no nonsense joint simply to remind us that No Love Lost will eventually come out.
Chris Rivers and Termanology connect to catch wreck over Big Daddy Kane’s classic.
Maticulous delivers the disgustingly grimy backdrop for Lil Fame and Rah Digga to flex their lyrical muscle over. Maticulous’ self-title LP drops on July 14th.
On July 24, the official soundtrack for the film Southpaw will be released on Shady Records. Executive produced by Eminem, you’ll be pleased to know that there is a lot of new music from the likes of Eminem, Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ and more. But for you PRhyme fans out there, there’s a new joint titled “Mode” that features Logic. All we can say is, your ears better be ready for this one.
Check out the track listing for Southpaw, tweeted out by DJ Premier, below.