Apollo Brown & Skyzoo just returned from South Africa & Mozambique as part of “The Easy Truth” Tour. They decided to enlist some of Brooklyn’s finest (kids) to play the parts of Apollo, Skyzoo, Stretch, Bobbito, and recreate the classic 90s radio show “The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show.” The result is a low-key vhs style video session of WKCR’s most classic program. 89.9
Young M.A. piggybacks off the success of her Herstory EP with a video for “Self M.A.de” where the Brooklyn emcee is after the fame without all of that fame shit.
From the stellar EP The Seven comes the video for the Talib Kweli and Styles P collaboration with Jadakiss, Sheek Louch and Niko Is titled “Nine Point Five.” Utilizing a collection of tour footage, the duo give you an insider look on how they get down.
The collaboration between Nas and DJ Shadow now has a video. “Systematic” is a video that uses imagery to make its point against corporate greed, gentrification and railing against the system.
Gensu Dean and Wise Intelligent of Poor Righteous Teachers collaborate for the title track from their joint project dropping on June 2nd.
Your Old Droog and Talib Kweli proceed to flex lyrical talent over a nasty instrumental on DJ Tony Touch’s show while K’Valentine and Raekwon also drop in briefly.
Nino Bless delivers an entire batch of bars on the vicious “Neogenesis” featuring reggae artist Soulja Bless.
Dave East releases a set of visuals for his #EastMix of The Weeknd’s “Party Monster” in advance of his new project, Paranoia.
The legendary DJ Premier releases a new single, “My Space Baby,” with Nashville’s electro-indie duo Cherub (Jordan Kelley & Jason Huber) via his new imprint TTT (To The Top). This is certainly a little diverse flavor from Preemo that you should enjoy.
“Jordan and I were introduced over the phone after my manager put me on to their music” Premier stated to Billboard. “This was back in 2014 while I was on the PRhyme Tour during our stop in Houston. I saw their video for “Doses and Mimosas” and immediately knew that like me, they are crazy in the head; so I totally got it. They are self produced, so they do not use outside producers and
I was impressed with how much Jordan knew about Gang Starr’s history and my career, so we linked up after my tour ended. His partner, Jason, is very skillful on a few instruments and he looks like a 70’s Porn Star.
Our vibe was instant! We did a demo on the first day in the studio, but no lyrics came to mind. On day two, I dug for samples and I found this incredible sample called “Dark Side Of Religion” by Sensational Fix and it spoke to us immediately (don’t worry the sample is cleared)! I added my drums, bass, keys and scratches and we got another winner in the books. A perfect match!”
The PBS three-part series American Epic about the early days of sound recordings will debut on May 16th. In advance of that is a snippet of the series, which finds Nas and Jack White covering the Memphis Jug Band’s “On The Road Again” as Nas also gives some insight on this era of music.