Styles P honors the late Notorious B.I.G. by kicking a verse from his personal favorite “Niggas Bleed” from Life After Death.
Young M.A. drops a video from the HERstory EP and takes it to the strip clubs and the streets of South Beach as she rolls with the same crew on “Same Set. “
PBS’ “The Open Mind” has featured everyone from Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. to Aloe Black and Bernie Sanders. 9th Wonder shows up for the 30 minute conversation and discusses the Harvard Hip Hop Archive, what it is and the first four albums that are in the catalog that are deemed classics. He also discusses today’s emcee, Jay-Z and much, much more. It’s certainly worth your time.
Dave East’s Paranoia album is set to drop in August but the Mass Appeal emcee goes back to his “Kairi Chanel” mixtape to drop a video for “Slow Down” where he drops an ode to those who look to grow up too fast in the streets.
Page Kennedy is preparing to drop his “Straight Bars” mixtape and to solidify what this project is all about, look no further than his remix to “Made You Look.” With lyrical assistance from Elzhi, KXNG Crooked, Cassidy, Mickey Factz and King Los, you get nothing but bars for over eight minutes.
Maffew Ragazino pays homage to the late, great Prodigy by flipping “Survival of the Fittest” into “JSS (Just Survive Somehow)” alongside Skyzoo.
Papoose grabs Fetty Wap to provide the hook for the Harry Fraud produced joint “Pickin’ Up Bags.”
Chris Rivers keeps the videos rolling out as he drops the visuals for “Dasafac” off of his Delorean album. “Dasafac” finds Rivers being experimented on by scientists to figure out what makes the emcee so special.
Kung Fu Kenny is back with another set of visuals from his critically acclaimed DAMN album. The video is “Loyalty” featuring Rihanna and you get to see Kendrick Lamar scrap with a big guy, have a standoff with himself and prove his loyalty to Rihanna in some interesting ways.
With The Autobiography out, Vic Mensa has a vendetta against the haters and shows up on Sway in the Morning to completely obliterate the instrumental to Kendrick Lamar’s “Hiiipower.”