Detroit’s Vstylez and Apollo Brown connect with this joint from Vstylez’ Thornton Melon album and serve up a video for “Mom & Pops.” The video offers a glimpse into what it was like growing up in the Vesey house.
Roc Marciano is as consistent as they come and the Long Island emcee serves up his proper follow up to Behold A Dark Horse with Marcielago. Fifteen tracks deep, Roc Marci delivers the goods. For a taste, here’s the video for “Richard Gear.”
Bandana remains in heavy rotation as one of the best albums of the year (even though the Grammys don’t think so). In light of the nonsensical snub for Best Rap Album, Madlib and Freddie Gibbs drop the absolutely hilarious video for “Gat Damn.” Freddie Gibbs goes the Five Heartbeats route as Freddie Kane and takes to the stage in a retro set of visuals. It’s nuts.
You heard the song, now check the visuals as Royce 5’9″, T.I., CyHi The Prynce, Sy Ari Da Kid and White Gold show class in the video for “Black Savage.” We also need to discuss Royce’s place among the greatest rappers fo all time. But y’all ain’t ready for that yet.
DJ PREMIER SHARES CLASSIC STORIES ON JAY-Z, NAS, RZA, J.COLE AND THE BEGINNINGS OF GANG STARR [VIDEO]
The wealth of information that DJ Premier possesses is unfathomable. He’s seen it all and done it all. He’s probably forgotten more things than a vast majority of us will ever remember. One half of the legendary Gang Starr heads to Hot 97 and delivers a number of stories on Ebro in the Morning that detail everything from the creation of One of the Best Yet to his working history with Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G. and many more.
When it comes to output and quality, few match what Smoke DZA and Curren$y have accomplished over the years. So it only makes sense that they team up for a project of their own with Prestige Worldwide releasing on November 29. The tandem serve up a video for their first song from the project “3 Minute Manual.”
The Ghost is back with a new album titled Presence and releases the first video from the project titled “Brand New.”
We hope you’re still playing Gang Starr’s One Of The Best Yet at ignorant levels. And while you do that, consume yourself with the visuals for “Bad Name.” With good ol’ Spice Adams dropping by and Guru’s son Keith Casim Elam cutting his hair on camera for the role of his late father, “Bad Name” is an absolute sentimental moment for fans of the legendary duo.
Fresh off of his new album The Diamond Report Big Shug drops his second video from the project in the form of the DJ Premier-produced “EMF” (which stands for Every Mother Fucker). It’s a certified banger.
Joell Ortiz drops a video from his Monday album for “Anxiety” that deals with the perils of battling mental health issues.
“Mental Health awareness is more than just a hashtag or a month of the year dedicated to its cause. It’s an everyday issue. Millions of us struggle with anxiety, depression, PTSD and many other forms of mental illness. I just want everyone to know that they should never feel ashamed or be afraid to ask for help. You’re not weak or crazy or a failure. You’re human. And humans aren’t perfect. We’re flawed and delicate. Speak to a therapist. Talk to a friend. Exercise. Diet. Meditate. Do whatever it takes. You’re worth it. Who knows… Your story may help someone else. Like me.” — Joell Ortiz