Havoc returns with a new album of self-produced music that’s thin on the guest list. Featuring Prodigy, Sheek Louch, Cormega, Ferg Brim and Mysonne, 13 Reloaded is the other half of Mobb Deep delivering you that grimy New York street rap.
Complex joins forces with DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9″ for this intriguing documentary that chronicles their individual journeys through the music industry. Check out part one above.
The recent announcement of DJ Premier and Royce da 5’9″ joining forces as PRhyme has easily been one of the best surprises in rap this year. Two veterans in the game hailing from Brooklyn and Detroit, respectively, Premier and Royce have showcased their impressive chemistry in the studio in years past. That legacy will continue when their self-titled album is released next month.
In anticipation for their collaborative projective, Premo and Royce are also sharing an accompanying documentary, Raiders of the Lost Art. Today, Complex premieres the first installment, which follows their personal and professional journey through the industry. The documentary is narrated by Port Arthur’s finest, Bun B.
Check out Part One of Raiders of the Lost Art above. PRhyme’s self-titled album comes out Dec. 9 and is available for pre-order on iTunes. Guests on the project include Jay Electronica, Common, Mac Miller, Slaughterhouse, ScHoolboy Q, and more.
Nasir Jones connects with Sony to perform the Illmatic classic “The World Is Yours” a cappella. Shot for Vice Japan, the video is to help promote Sony’s new line of Music Video Recorders (which were used to shoot the video).
Here’s a little background on the series titled “Most Valid Reason.”
In celebration of Nas’ 20th Anniversary of his debut album “Illmatic”, we got to hang out with him and record his accapella version of “The World is Yours” using our Music Video Recorders from Sony (http: //www.sony.net/mvr). He nailed it, obviously. Also known as HDR-MV1, or MVR for short, these bad boys are made so the average Joe can shoot a high-quality music video with relative ease. It doesn’t hurt that they record with CD-quality audio (or the always Internet-friendly AAC format) and are accompanied with a 120° wide-angle lens. Not bad. To watch some more music videos shot with these cameras, head over to the link below and tune in to “Most Valid Reason”, an original music video series showcasing a plethora of fine works created using the MVR. #SonyMVR #YourAudienceAwaits
Pretty much out of nowhere, J. Cole announces a new full length album titled 2014 Forest Hills Drive. The album, whose title is actually the address of Cole’s new home down in Fayetteville, North Carolina, drops on December 9th and was announced with a seven minute video that finds J. Cole living the common man’s life back in North Carolina.
While making an appearance on Saturday Night Live, Kendrick Lamar paid homage to Method Man and performed his new single “I” along with his guest appearance alongside Jay Rock on “Pay For It.”
Check out Hard Knock TV‘s exclusive in-depth interview with DJ Premier and Royce da 5’9″. In part 1, Nick Huff Barili sits down with both artists to talk about the formation of their new group PRhyme, their collaboration album coming out Dec 9th, their creative process, Eminem, Guru, Adrian Younge, and much more.
The Lox dropped in to Sway In The Morning to talk about living the underground life, the three projects they released, some of their favorite new artists.
Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar had collaborated on a song titled “Eyes Above” for Lotus’ You’re Dead but the song didn’t make the final cut for the album. But that hasn’t stopped FlyLo from playing it at his shows.
Ras Kass and Apollo Brown serve up some visuals to their song “How To Kill God.”
Directed by Jay Brown and shot in Detroit, “How To Kill God” captures some of the fallen bastions of America, while Ras & Apollo roam historic sites that have long since been abandoned (the original Model-T assembly line, the outside of a foreclosed Detroit Masonic Temple, and inside a since closed cathedral).
Ras Kass spits brutal bars that harken back to “Nature of the Threat” from his original classic “Soul On Ice.” Meanwhile Apollo Brown delivers soul stirring boom bap at it’s best for Ras to lay question after question, and bar after bar of articulate insight into historical facts too often ignored. Don’t let the title fool you, it’s not Ras & Apollo killing God, it’s them exposing the hypocrites standing behind empty dogma.