Hot 97 released a new series titled “The Reflection” with Remy Ma. The emcee talks about her early Terror Squad days, the humbling experience of being incarcerated, marriage while behind bars and, of course, her comeback.
DJ Premier holds down a live session of “The Cypher” at the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards featuring rhymes by Arsonal, Couture, Calicoe and Murda Mook.
The trailer for an upcoming Jason Goldwatch directed short film “Into The Light” has hit the web. Due out in 2015 courtesy of Mass Appeal, the film follows the hip hop nomad on his travels across the globe. Check out what the director had to say below.
Jay Electronica is full of mystery, and like a magician, his character lends itself to new ways of seeing things that would seem impossible to many. Several years ago, Jay and I traveled to the other side of the Earth. We left a piece of ourselves there. In exchange, we brought back something entirely new, and the images that follow are a glimpse into that magic for everyone who’s curious.
Traveling across strange lands, we were invited to attend sacred ceremonies of sacrifice and parading celebrations of ancient descent. We trekked together towards the horizon and explored crowded monasteries, solitary mountain top temples, slums of filthy laughing children, and rivers running with blood and flower petals. I documented as Jay walked a river of burning human bodies. We crash landed a helicopter in the Himalayas, and he delivered rice and clean water to a school in a refugee tent city. The result was a collage of movements and emotion.
Want to know how the highly anticipated collaboration album between DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9″ titled PRhyme happened? Listen up and prepare for the album to drop on December 9th.
In celebration of the release of the “Time Is Illmatic” documentary, Nas hit “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” for a special performance of the classic “NY State Of Mind” with The Legendary Roots Crew providing the music. You’ll have to fast forward to the 8-minute mark to catch the performance.
In case you haven’t watched it yet, comedian Jerrod Carmichael has an HBO comedy special that aired recently which was directed by Spike Lee with DJ Premier providing original Music. If you missed it, the special will be airing again on October 7th at 5:30pm on HBO2. But check out the clip of Jerrod discussing the worst time to misplace your car keys.
Saigon kicks off his weekly F*ck It Fridays series with a fitting video.
Here are some words from Saigon himself…
Sometimes when u take on the task of being a responsible artist, it gets very overwhelming and sometimes U just wanna say “F*ck It”… This Friday Saigon releases his clip for his song “F*ck It” and introduces “F*ck It Fridays”.. Ya boss tripping “F*ck It”, U took and extra 30 min for lunch “F*ck It”. It’s “F*ck It Fridays”.
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DJ Booth and Joell Ortiz joined forces for this unique cypher that brought together the art of rhyming with the ultimate urban gathering hole, the barber shop. The series — dubbed as “Fade To Famous” finds Ortiz bringing together emcees in New York for a barber shop cypher. Check out the mini documentary on what went into the cypher and the actual cypher itself.
The barber shop is the heart of the neighborhood, so when Joell Ortiz wanted to give back to the streets via the pure art of rhyming, it was the natural place to hold the first ever Fade to Famous and DJBooth cypher. We invited every willing rhyme spitter in the Big Apple to show and prove their skills, then selected the top six to get down in the cypher, closed out by Mr. Yaowa himself.
In the meantime, be sure to pick up Ortiz’ latest album House Slippers here, which debuted at #5 on Billboard’s rap albums list and features Slaughterhouse, Mally Stakz, B.o.B. and Maino as well as production from The Heatmakerz, Frequency and Illmind.
Action Bronson and his appetite head down to New Orleans for the latest episode of “F*ck, that’s delicious.” In between touring and recording his new album, Bronson hit the Big Easy to chow down on some good food and soak in the southern blues scene. Bam Bam zeroed in on the finest fried chicken at Willie Mae’s Scotch House, the best sandwiches at Coquette, late night fare at Mimi’s and a cooking lesson from the most dynamic chef in the city, Isaac Toups, of Toups’ Meatery.
Filmmakers One9 and Erik Parker give some insight on their 10-year-journey to create the documentary on one of the greatest hip hop albums of all-time. Presented by Hennessy, “A LOOK INSIDE OF NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC” is the perfect precursor to the film.