SZA celebrates the release of her album CRTL by dropping the Kendrick Lamar assisted “Doves in the Wind.”
Bars. Sometimes we take them for granted. But when it comes to Conway and Benny, bars are at a premium as the two Griselda emcees deliver a furious barrage of them when they appear on Funkmaster Flex’s show to freestyle their heads off over the instrumentals for Wu Tang’s “Triumph” and Jay Z’s “Dynasty” intro.
Slum Village member Young RJ drops off a video for the song “WAIT” featuring Pete Rock and Boldy James. But if you look closely, you’ll notice J. Dilla’s two daughters making cameo appearances.
Alchemist and Budgie are joining forces again to drop the sequel to The Good Book appropriately titled The Good Book Vol. 2. There’s already a ridiculous guest list featuring the likes of Mobb Deep, Royce 5’9, Westside Gunn & Conway, Mach Hommy, Meyhem Lauren, Durag Dynasty, Big Twins, Action Bronson, Big Body Bes, Your Old Droog, Evidence, Olivier The 2nd, Jeremiah Jae, Buddy, Emmavie, Chris O’Bannon, Joyce Wright, Jay Worthy, Traffic, Dreebo, Sulaiman, Nyku, Remy Banks, Chuck Inglish, Nasty Nigel and Joyce Wrice. But first, Our Boy Al drops the Big Body Bes and Action Bronson assisted “Brother Jedidiah”
Berner and Styles P have announced that they will release a collaborative album on June 23rd titled VIBES. To get things going, the duo have released a video for “Turkey Bag” featuring Cypress Hill’s B-Real.
The video for Method Man’s posse banger “Eviction” has surfaced as Dave East, Max B, Joe Young and Hanz On fall thru. The joint will be featured on Method Man’s forthcoming Meth Lab 2.
On June 22nd, “Gimme Some More” hits The Mockingbird (25 Avenue B). Special guest DJ Spinna will be on the 1s and 2s along with an all female DJ lineup of DJ Kamala, Miss Sabado, Danu Lu, Tikka Masala and Monday Blue. There will also be performances by Ida Divine, Naczyne, Justo and B_Ron_X. Of course, there will be resident sounds from DJ Mark, DJ V.Black (GangStarr Foundation) and DJ P.U.D.G.E Mental. Holding down the hosting duties for the function that takes place on every fourth Thursday of the month will be Big Jeff and Tabina.
$10 at the door ($5 with RSVP)
Don’t miss out!
Jay Electronica songs are scarce. For reasons unknown to most, we still don’t have an album. But Kevin Durant urged Jay Elec to drop new music and when one of the best NBA players around makes a suggestion, you do it. With that comes “Letter To Fallon.” Enjoy and don’t hold your breath for any new music anytime soon.
Gensu Dean and Wise Intelligent drop off their collaborative album Game of Death. But let the album’s description give you all the reasons why you need to stream this album right now.
Rooted in Universal Science, the album takes dead aim at mediocre, dumbed down, manufactured rap while treating Music as the weapon it is. This is cultural warfare bridging the gap from Roxanne & Biz Markie to Jay Electronica & Erykah Badu. Bending time & space, Gensu & Wise take listeners through history with amazingly wide-eyed clarity. With statements as straight-forward as “Your shit aint Hiphop if it’s corporate” there is no missing the message of self-determination. This is the type of liberation that starts with your mind and is more about what you shed than what you add on. Somebody say Amen.
Chris Rivers will finally release his debut album Delorean later this year and the son of Big Pun connects with Dyce Payne to speak his piece on a lady in his life who is close to falling by the wayside.