Harlem’s Dave East dropped a music video for the track “The Offering.” The track finds Dave giving his interpolation of Nas’ jawn “Book of Rhymes,” and the music video features him going through his own rhyme book. He details the stories of a dark life on the street, and his transition to become a talked-about artist.
Fabolous takes a swing at Jay Z’s “Do It Again.” Does he hit a home run?
Masta Ace talks to WatchLOUD.com about his 1995 album “Sittin On Chrome” and how it challenged the “East vs West” beef at the time.
2/3 of The Lox catch wreck over Cam’ron and Prodigy’s “Losin’ Weight.”
The Green Eyed Bandit drops the first single from his upcoming solo album E.S.P. (Erick Sermon Perception). “Make Room” features Sheek Louch and Joell Ortiz bouncing potent lyrics off of each other.
SELMA DIRECTOR AVA DUVERNAY REVEALS HIP HOP ROOTS IN CONVERSATION WITH Q-TIP AT TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
For those that still think Hip Hop is just music, this Q-Tip interview with Selma director Ava DuVernay at the Tribeca Film Festival should help alter your perspective. The one hour discussion is extremely informative but you may get a kick out of DuVernay discussing her roots as an emcee and a poet. The duo also discuss being Black in America, Hollywood’s perceptions of Black entertainers, and more.
REVOLT has put together a intriguing documentary on the making of Kendrick Lamar’s album as told by the producers who created the sound. Entering The Cocoon grabs Terrace Martin, Digi+Phonics’ Tae Beast, Sounwave and engineer MixedByAli to give insight on how the album’s soundscape was crafted. Definitely something you must watch if you enjoyed the album.
Alchemist produces this track for Mobb Deep/Infamous Mobb’s Twin Gambino to talk about his life struggles and pushing through them.
Satchel Page pulls together a who’s who of hip hop icons for this posse cut over disco samples off of his upcoming “Disco Sucks” mixtape.
Fredro Starr & Sticky Fingaz capture the current climate of society as African Americans continue to be brutalized at the hands of police with the SickFlow assisted “Strike Bac.”