Shady Records releases a behind the scenes video of the epic Shady XV CXVYPHER. What makes this special is Paul Rosenberg popping in to explain the significance of the location for Royce and Em’s segment.
Fashawn releases the video for “Never Waiting In Vain” from his EP with Alchemist. And, yeah, it’s a bunch of kids jumping a wall. That’s all.
Legendary lyricist Ras Kass breaks it down over soul stirring, head nodding production from Detroit producer Apollo Brown on this eye opener of a track. “Deliver Us From Evil” continues Ras’ demolition of the status quo with line after line of sharp minded political observations and clever word play. From the critically acclaimed new album “Blasphemy.”
After a few weeks of individual verses, Noisey and Hennessy liberate the full video for the 30-minute long posse cut “The Rap Monument”.
Artists include: Action Bronson, Pusha T, Young Thug, Danny Brown, Raekwon, Prodigy, Two-9, RetcH, Da$H, Nipsey Hussle, Vado, Heems, Nasty Nigel, The Flatbush Zombies, Pill, Rockie Fresh, Meyhem Lauren, Killer Mike, Remy Banks, Bodega Bamz, Problem, A$ton Matthews, Yak Ballz, SL Jones, Alexander Spit and several others.
Damn, that’s a lot of rappers.
Nickle and Preem take it back to 1992 with a little help from Fila for their new video PRhyme Time.
Out promoting their new album “PRhyme,” the duo of DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9 join the Sway In The Morning Studios to speak on working with Jay Electronica, sampling Adrian Young and freestyle live.
Kendrick Lamar appears on the soon to be ending The Colbert Report as the show’s last musical guest. Because of that special postion, K Dot deploys a brand new song that is untitled and features Anna Wise from Sonnymoon, Thundercat, Bilal and Terrace Martin.
Diamond D is joined by Evidence and Alchemist for this set of visuals shot in Venice Beach off of The Diam Piece.
In the wake of the turmoil that has swept the nation and resulted in protests across the country, Kendrick Lamar sat down with MTV at a recent Reebok event to explain the significance his single “i” as well as how it relates to the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and a litany of other black men across the country.
“It’s something that I’ve been around since the beginning of time. I remember coming up in the city of Compton and [seeing] these same types of ordeals. So when I make a record like “i”, this is not just about me. It’s about what’s going on in real life, actual [facts].
My father definitely talked to me about that early on—he came from Chicago to Compton, and he dealt with it his whole life. He knew the moment I was born [that] the color of my skin was gonna be put to the test, and that’s just how it is. We have legacy, people who’ve died for it, but [there’s] still that type of negativity out there.
He told me, ‘Every day, carry yourself with some integrity and don’t let them see you sweat.’”
Action Bronson’s epic verse on the very epic Rap Monument (coproduced by the beat wizard Hudson Mohawke, Nick Hook and S-Type).