Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Kool Keith Animated Series Ep.1

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Black America Again featuring Stevie Wonder (Full Version)

Black America Again is a rallying cry and call to action. Produced by Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper. Featuring Stevie Wonder, Esperanza Spalding on bass, scratches by J Rocc and strings by Patrick Warren. Ad libs Chuck D and MC Lyte

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

RIP Shawty LO

Our thought and prayers go out to the family and loved ones. We will miss you Shawty Lo! For more news and information on his passing, check the links below.

Rapper Shawty Lo dies in car crash on I-285

Saturday, September 17, 2016

All Eyez On Me The Movie - Official Teaser #2

All Eyez On Me, originally titled Tupac, is an upcoming American biographical drama film directed by Benny Boom, produced by LT Hutton, David C. Robinson, James G. Robinson and written by Steven Bagatourian, Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson, Ed Gonzalez, and Jeremy Haft. The film stars Demetrius Shipp, Jr. (Tupac Shakur), Danai Gurira (Afeni Shakur), Kat Graham (Jada Pinkett), Dominic L. Santana (Suge Knight), Jamal Woolard (Biggie Smalls), Annie Ilonzeh (Kidada Jones), Lauren Cohan (Lelia Steinberg), Grace Gibson (Faith Evans), Harold House Moore (Dr Dre.)

Prince Hood-Swave On It feat. Hi$tory ad Bajan Sparrow

Brooklyn rapper Bajan Sparrow (formerly known as Spa77ow) appears on "Swave On It", the new single from Prince Hood featuring History. The track is produced by Khalil Beats. Sparrow recently released God Don't Like Ugly, his new mixtape featuring contributions from Birdie Bands, Mazik Productions, Prince Hood, Sean Murdz, Jacob Lethal Beats, Diamond Style Productions and Yun Nostra.

Sparrow was featured in XXL's Freshmen issue 2015. He collaborated in 2014 with Tone Trump (listen to "Virgin Remy" on Soundcloud) and his most recent visual was for the "Stone Cold Stunna Freestyle" (Youtube).

In 2009 he toured with Nike as an opening act for LeBron James' "More Than A Game" Movie promo tour, did the Toy Drive tour in 2015 through the East Coast, and has had over 10 sold out shows in NYC at venues such as Webster Hall , Coco 66, Armarachi Lounge. Sparrow recently freestyled over N.W.A.'s "Dopeman" (watch the music video).

Friday, September 09, 2016

Right Now - Shorts ft. Kayne Precise

White Plains, New York rapper Shorts presents his self-directed music video for "Right Now", featuring Kayne Precise. Shot by Judlin Civil, "Right Now" is Shorts' first video since the release of his new EP Long Story Short. Shorts recently released visuals for "Good Space" (watch) and "Money" (watch) as well as freestyles over "Needed Me" (listen) and "100 Racks" (listen). Shorts says "Right Now" is "so me, like as far as everything it represents... I'm a very direct person who loves getting to the point... I tried to convey that visually with inspiration from a childhood classic Menace II Society. From being accompanied by a lovely young lady to reenacting a scene I've always wanted to do... I hope yall enjoy it as much as I did creating it!"

DaVell Hatchet & Mixing Alfredo - Daily Routine

DaVeLL Hatchet & Mixing Alfredoo enters the "No PeN. No PaD" mixtape with first installment "Daily Routine",which features on their collaboration duo.

The single is an elevating track, in addition, Carson's own DaveLL is lyrical to the ears; gas, no "let up". Mixing Alfredoo; straight outta Oak Park, comes through, drifting on the beat bringing his melodic flow. The two pair substantially.

"No PeN. No PaD" collaboration mixtape coming soon.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

De La Soul is Not Dead: The Documentary

De La Soul Is Not Dead takes it all the way back to Amityville, Long Island—a suburban hip hop mecca where three highly creative individuals and high school classmates linked up with DJ Prince Paul and shopped a demo tape to Tommy Boy Records. The label that brought the world "Planet Rock" would soon have another smash hit on their hands with "Me Myself and I" and De La Soul, the so-called "Hippies of Hip Hop." But little did they know what the future would hold.

Many of De La Soul's early classics are difficult to find on digital music platforms due to complex sample clearance issues. As a result,
their impact on the development of hip hop is felt from the group's Native Tongues affiliates through Kanye West, Pharrell, and Kendrick Lamar.

It's been twenty-five years since "De La Soul Is Dead," the group's iconoclastic sophomore album, and twenty years since "Stakes Is High," their first project without Prince Paul at the helm. These two pivotal releases positioned the group on the career trajectory that leads them
to this extraordinary moment. Last week De La Soul's latest release, "And The Anonymous Nobody," topped Billboard's Rap Albums Chart. Funded by a half-million-dollar Kickstarter bonanza, the group's first new album in over a decade features diverse guest spots from Snoop Dogg to David Byrne. What better time to look back at the legendary trio's rise through the rap game?

Don't sleep on these Long Island cats. They're definitely onto something.

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Friday, September 02, 2016

"SO SOPHISTICATED" Cab Cabernet feat. Noni Kai Prod. by DJ Roddy Rod

Harlem-based rapper/producer/director and Krushed Grapes Lifestyle owner Cab Cabernet presents the music video for "So Sophisticated", his new single produced by Roddy Rod and featuring Noni Kai. "So Sophisticated" will appear on Krushed Grapes: Harlem Vintage, his forthcoming album featuring VonQwest, Noni Kai, Kat Starr Johnson and Priciliya Marie as well as production from Roddy Rod, RTNC (the producer behind Your Old Droog's album), J. Bless, Declat, Tigga-Bounce, Frank Lotz and White Indian. 
"So Sophisticated" comes on the heels of the music video for "Suspect" (watch, Cab's remix of Jidenna's "Classic Man" (listen), the "Maiden Harlem" video (watch) and the music video for first single "The Lifestyle" (watch). Formerly known as Hanif-Jamiyl of New England group Maspyke (of whom Roddy Rod is also a member, Cabernet performed alongside Mos Def, Q-Tip, Slick Rick and EPMD, co-founded Bukarance Records, and ghostwrote for numerous artists before reinventing himself in 2006, founding a private all-male escort service catering only to female clients and opening a cigar lounge. In 2009 he released the album Krushed Grapes (listen on Soundcloud) and the following year he unveiled Krushed Grapes Footwear, its signature sneaker billed as the world's first wine lifestyle sneaker (watch the new promo video). 

He has also announced the fall 2016 addition of the Maduro, billed as "the quintessential cigar lifestyle sneaker", 100% handmade in Italy. KG Lifestyle also produces handmade leather accessories including wine carriers, cigar cases, briefcases, wallets and hats, sold and customized at the customer’s request. Cab calls his new single "a testimony to the satin smooth, ice cold, braggadocio flow that is signature of Mr. Cabernet. Just lettin' kats know that can't see me with the slow flow. The track is straight jazz piano, bass and drums from DJ Roddy Rod, and vocals from Noni Kai carry like Ella in a Monk session. Something to sip & smoke to. Tailor made 3-piece suit, vintage record player, and a hand carved, cherry wood pipe. What's smoother than that?"

Mazzi & S.O.U.L. Purpose "Heart Of A Lion" Feat. Eva Lazarus video

New Jersey rapper Mazzi & S.O.U.L. (Sense Of Understanding Life's) Purpose presents the music video for "Heart Of A Lion", his single with Eva Lazarus, from the Digital Diggin' 3Minus1 project, where he rhymed over beats composed of samples all found online. His last single was "WYD?" (Soundcloud), which will appear on his forthcoming album The Building. Previous releases include "Weight" featuring Nore, Smoke DZA and Harry Fraud (listen) and his album The Inspection which was hosted by Statik Selektah and featured Jadakiss, Vast Aire of Cannibal Ox, Homeboy Sandman and Breezly Brewin (listen). Mazzi has shared stages with Eminem, Big Pun, G-Unit, Ghostface, M.O.P., Slick Rick, Erykah Badu and many more. A portion of proceeds from all S.O.U.L. Purpose albums go to charity, and Mazzi regularly travels to Palestine and Israel for humanitarian work, bringing medical supplies and conducting workshops, talent shows and live performances for youth in refugee camps.

Logic's Incredible Journey (Full Documentary)

Large Professor - What's In My Bag?