It’s ladies first as Diamond D rounds up an all-female cast of emcees for “Pump Ya Brakes” off of the producer’s The Diam Piece album.
So the story goes that DJ Premier spent a few days in the studio alongside St. Petersburg’s BMB Spacekid and one half of LA-based funksters NxWorries, Anderson Paak. The result of their combined wizardry is “Til It’s Done” – a headnodding joyride through electro-funk characterised by a hip-hop drum kit underbelly and topped by Anderson’s ever-capable vocal acrobatics.
Inspired by Harrison Ford’s epic sci fi film “Blade Runner,” Run The Jewels announce their “Jewel Runner” tour that runs from September to October. Check out the dates and admire the artwork.
9/29 – Tucson, AZ - Rialto
9/30 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
10/2-10/4 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/03 - New Orleans, LA – Republic
10/06 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
10/07 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s
10/9-10/11 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/12 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
10/13 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
10/15 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
10/20 – Denver, CO – Ogden
10/21 – Denver, CO – Ogden
10/22 – Kansas City, MO – Midland
10/23 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/24 – Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Hall
Pittsburgh’s Goldsmith once recorded a song with Action Bronson and decides to release it today along with a curious message attached…
“We recorded the record at my parents house a few years ago. Action shook hands with both of my parents & thanked them for having him in their home. I haven’t heard from him since.”
Not even sure what to say about that. Just enjoy the music.
Skyzoo drops another gem from his upcoming Music For My Friends project.
“The idea behind the record was to put together something that really felt like the city. Something that really felt like the NY that I know and grew up in. From the content to the beat, it feels like expensive cars driven by guys from down the block who figured out a way to get whatever they want and celebrate those realizations. That’s how the city looked and felt to me growing up, and I wanted to build something like that for this generation that still tied into the album’s overall theme of innocent ignorance and misguided desires.”
Marco Polo puts a menacing spin on Royce Da 5’9″ and DJ Premier’s “Courtesy.”
Pro Era’s Dirty Sanchez connects with Dyemond Lewis get together for this little collaboration titled “Dial Tone (Leave a Message).”
Action Bronson joins Ea$y Money on this Statik Selektah produced joint from Ea$y’s upcoming The Motive Of Nearly Everybody, Yo.
Your Old Droog serves up this new joint right before he hits the road for The #EuroDROOG Tour and offers this message.
“Before I head out across the pond for The #EuroDROOG Tour, I’m dropping this joint produced by my man, DJ Skizz, that showcases my famed yet underutilized ‘George Benson from Remulak’ impression—it’s basically me scatting and rhyming along with the different sounds in the beat. (Peep the Kid ‘N’ Play reference in the song, too). If you’re in London, come check out the virtuosity live in the flesh on June 8 at the Jazz Cafe (hence the jazzy joint). Bring tea for the Republican Teaparty National Convention! Cop the Your Old Droog LP and Kinison EP on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and all that shit, and check for the Kinison EP on vinyl from July 10 too.”