A picture is worth a thousand words.
Never have the words “Good luck with your career” come off so hilariously disingenuous until Papoose pranked a group of aspiring emcees. The good folks at Complex put the concept together that some young rappers would get a surprise studio session with Papoose but would be shocked by what happens when Pap touches the mic. The results are infinitely hilarious.
Your Old Droog is back with yet another project to keep you buzzing. Six tracks of dopeness featuring the likes of DJ Skizz, Marco Polo and El RTNC. Spotify serves up the stream and best believe that there’s a full length coming later this year.
By now you’ve heard about the Meow The Jewels project that started off as a joke until the kickstarter campaign amassed $40k in pledge money. Well, the first single from the feline version of RTJ drops with the assistance of Boots on the appropriately titled “Meowrly.”
Even though Lucky 7 is already out, that doesn’t mean that Statik Selektah can’t drop new videos. This joint featuring Buckshot, Smif N Wessun and Young M.A. is about as filthy as they come.
Oh No, Alchemist and Action Bronson lace up their driving gloves and go wild at a used car dealership in this video off of Gangrene’s upcoming album You Disgust Me.
The four headed monster of Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Royce Da 5’9″ and KXNG Crooked get some assistance behind the boards from araabMUZIK and Just Blaze for “R.N.S.” off of the Southpaw soundtrack.
A wonderful summer treat for hip hop heads comes in the form of Joell Ortiz and !llmind’s collaborative album Human. With dope beats from The !ll One and wicked rhymes from Mr. Yaowa, it’s hard to deny the project’s excellence. So go ahead and listen to it now and then cop your own.
NahRight hung out with Papoose for a day prior to the release of his You Can’t Stop Destiny album and talked about a plethora of topics ranging from his writing process and the state of New York hip hop to picking the right beat and his influences.
Here’s a little sample…
On Why He’s the Most Feared MC By His Competitors
“The conversation we was having about just the craft, the art form and the potency of the music and commercialism. How can I explain it? If you really take a deep look under the magnifying glass, it’s a small portion of MCs who really have the talent. It’s a very small portion of rappers who can actually rap. All of the other guys who are not that great, they fear for those guys to be in a position of power because they won’t have jobs ‘cause these guys are pretending to be who we really are as true artists. Who really can do this? But the commercialism allows hip-hop to be oversaturated with rappers who can’t rap. They actually horrible and they cracking the bank. So, just to summarize it to you, that’s why they afraid of me because they know my capabilities, they know my talent. We just live in a world a society where, you know, sometimes the best guy might not be on top.”
“I’m just the most feared MC because they know they can’t fuck with me. There’s certain obstacles that are thrown my way in a sneaky way cause they know who to play with and who not to play with. It’s done in a sneaky way. That’s just that. That’s why I’m the most feared MC because they know deep down inside they all watch my moves. They listen to my shit. They copy. They steal. I got a list of lines they stole from me. And the fans hit me with it. ‘Yo, you see this? This is straight-up theft.’ I’m not tooting my own horn, but facts is facts.”
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