Fashawn’s new album The Ecology is finally dropping on February 24 after what appeared to be a ridiculous amount of setbacks and holdups. Before it releases, you can stream that album in its entirety. With guest spots from Nas, BJ The Chicago Kid, Dom Kennedy, Alchemist, Exile and Aloe Blacc, it’s certainly worth checking out.
On May 5th, Masta Ace, Wordsworth and Stricklin will return after a seven year hiatus to deliver a brand new full length eMC album titled The Tonight Show. With a taste dropping after last year’s The Turning Point EP, now we will get 22-tracks of goodness with assistance coming from the likes of Diamond D, Xzibit, Sadat X and more. Check out the statement from Masta Ace below with the full tracklisting.
“We realize it’s been a long wait for the fans since the EP came out but I think the extra time in the studio really paid off. With the help of some very talented people in Hollywood and in the music industry we have really outdone ourselves. I can’t wait to see the fans react to this record. It’s an experience that goes beyond the great verses and hooks. I’m proud to be a part of this and to be in a group with two talented, responsible and grounded brothers like Stricklin and Wordsworth!”
01 The Departure (skit) f. Isabelle Camenzind
02 Fly Thoughts f. Pearl Gates (prod. Kic Beats)
03 The Opening (skit) f. Russell Peters, Tonedeff
04 The Monologue (prod. Diamond D)
05 The Green Room (skit) f. DJ Danica, Pearl Gates
06 Stoopid f. B-Real (prod. DJ Scienz)
07 The Male Groupie (skit) f. James “Faiz” Williams
08 Moopies f. Sadat X (prod. Deborah’s Son)
09 The Couch (skit) f. Russell Peters, Rosie Perez
10 Signtology f. Dion (prod. Kic Beats)
11 Triple Threat (prod. Flip the Soul Fisher)
12 The Car Jack (skit) f. Bklyn Science
13 It Ain’t Easy f. Marlon Saunders (prod. Mananz)
14 I Like You Like f. Strickie Love (prod. Koolade)
15 Scream f. Pav Bundy (prod. The ARE)
16 The Math Man (skit) f. Russell Peters, Timoor Anunnaki, Rosie Perez
17 Numbers f. Xzibit (prod. Pav Bundy)
18 Tony’s Room (skit) f. Bob Power, Tony Rock
19 Spun A Web (Remix) f. Tu Kora (prod. Pav Bundy)
20 A Way From Love f. Signif (prod. Skeematics)
21 The Closing (skit) f. Russell Peters, Steve “The Angry Merch Guy”
Complex grabs Rick Rubin, Russell Simmons and everyone involved in the making of LL Cool J’s historic “Rock The Bells” to discuss the song’s origins and significance.
Talk about a throwback. A young Jay Z appeared alongside Big Daddy Kane on an episode of Rap City in 1990 where young Hov spit his doubletime rap. Interestingly enough, the host never even said his name. I guess he didn’t have a clue that Jay would become what he is today.
After treating you to a snippet, Big Shug drops the full version of the DJ Premier produced “Off Rip” alongside Termanology and Singapore Kane.
Kanye West was joined by Sia and Vic Mensa for a special performance of his new single “Wolves” at the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary show.
Kanye West premiered a new track from his upcoming album during the adidas Originals x Kanye West line unveiling in NYC that features Vic Mensa and Sia. It’s cut from the 808’s & Heartbreak cloth and may or may not be indicative of how his album will sound. Thoughts?
Go to the 8:27 mark for the song.
NBA All Star weekend festivities kicked off righteously in New York City as Hot 97’s All Star Weekend Tipoff show with Diddy and Snoop Dogg turned into a rousing party as the likes of Dr. Dre, Nas, The LOX, Busta Rhymes, Lil Kim, A$AP Ferg, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, 112, ILOVEMAKONNEN and Keyshia Cole to the stage. Check out the highlights.
Things get real in this video for the Jay Dee and The Roots produced cut off of Joey Bada$$’ recently released B4.Da.$$ album.