Mayhem and Jerz drop second video off their joint project MayJerzachusetts Island. The video was shot in NYC and directed by Gregory Davis. You can download their free album here.
What do Chubacca, Japanese Tourists, Elvis impersonators, an LA Laker Girl, a Rabbi, and tons of Fro Yo all have in common? Well, they’re all featured in Kosha Dillz’ latest video for his new song “Hangin’ Out,” produced by Belief (Ghostface, Talib Kweli) and directed by both Kosha himself, along with Ricky Shabazz and The Boom Bap Boys. “I be hangin’ out” as the song chants, is Kosha’s mantra that embodies his care-free party lifestyle, as he gallivants from LA’s Koreatown to Hollywood with all the likeminded fun loving people that he meets along the way. “Hangin’ Out,” which is now available for free download, will be featured on Dillz’ forthcoming, currently untitled, EP.. stay tuned for more details!
Astoria’s TReZ presents the visuals for “Crescent Moon,” which reveals the Q-Borough emcee’s evil alter ego, and the inner duality that ensues. Self directed, the visuals depicts TReZ at odds with his evil reflection, which he comes to realize has been responsible for his criminal behavior, despite his inherently good nature. Conflicted, TReZ decides the only way to defeat his twin, is to put an end to his own existence. Production is supplied by DJ Skizz of WNYU’s Halftime Show (89 Tech Nine), who fuses hard drums over a haunting sample, which proves to be quite a fitting soundtrack to TREZ’s narrative
Ruc is longtime fam from the World Wide Wariers with the big homie Metta but also has a deep history in the game from being a part of the Killa Kidz with Killa Sha. Check his interview, check YouTube for his classics, and be on the lookout for some new exclusives coming at ‘cha!
It’s been over a year since North Carolina’s KAZE, a/k/a 4 Lettters released his Jersey in the Rafters mixtape. Well, the former Loud.com MC contest champion is back on the scene with a new song and video titled “No Agenda,” in promotion for the February 18th release of his Black Kennedy mixtape. Directed by Loot-Tenant Trax and produced by D.R.U.G.S. (50 Cent, “I Just Wanna,” Ludacris “Can You Buy That”), the visuals depict a politically activated KAZE, intermingling with footage of protests and other socially fueled iconography that highlight the problems of the world today. The Tar Heel veteran holds no punches when it comes to expressing his social ideologies. Keep yours eyes and ears open for Black Kennedy, which boasts production from the likes of Analogic, M-Phazes, D.R.U.G.S., Erv Ford and more.. stay tuned!
Nothing new here. Beefs are good when they’re kept on records, bad when it actually gets violent. All that same stuff. Nothing on how The Hustler mopped the floor with Meek, but maybe that’s in part two.
Fresh new visuals from the great Shabaam Sahdeeq off the “Degrees of Separation” mixtape.
Oh No’s “Disrupted Ads” album drops January 29th via Kash Rock Entertainment. The album is about half instrumentals and half vocals featuring appearances from Blu, MED, Gangrene, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Souls of Mischief and others.
It’s not easy to rock over a classic GangStarr joint and do it justice. Dope MC on the rise Mitch Littlez does it effortlessly however. Harlem stand up!
RH Bless continues to kill it with this creative Block Exchange Film Reel. When you can’t focus on his words, you can see just how truly gifted the dude is as a director and producer. Real recognize real and RH Bless and Block Exchange are looking familiar.
When soon-to-be-renowned Boston hip-hop duo 7L & Esoteric collaborated with the Wu-Tang Clan’s Inspectah Deck on the title track to 7LES’s debut EP Speaking Real Words in 1999, the timing was perfect. The upstart duo was building a serious buzz on the East Coast and beyond, while Deck was still winning praise for his gold-selling solo disc Uncontrolled Substance. As flashy pop-oriented rap was pumped on commercial radio stations, their natural chemistry and sympatico skills shone as a beacon to real hip-hop fans, a base of listeners who were soon asking about their next musical summit.
14 years later, the hunger for sharp lyrics and head-snapping beats hasn’t dissipated. In the face of the ever-worsening status quo of watered-down and vapid radio rap songs, the call for something real has only gotten stronger, and once again the time is right for a call to action – for someone or something to come in and send wack rappers running for the hills in fear. Enter CZARFACE, the upcoming full-length album from Inspectah Deck and 7L & Esoteric, to be released on indie stalwart Brick Records on February 19, 2013.
With both lyricists in prizefighting form, CZARFACE is a showcase for lyrical finesse, superior rhyme skills and teacher-approved sharing skills. To wit: a track like the single “Cement 3′s,” where Deck and Eso trade incisive, rewind-worthy verses over a hypnotic head-thump beat from 7L, while Roc Marciano delivers the final verbal body blows. Unsurprisingly, respect for real hip-hop runs deep, and CZARFACE brings an army with it—consider the star-studded guest list which includes Action Bronson, Vinnie Paz, Oh No, Mr. MFN eXquire and Deck’s fellow Wu-Tang Clansmen Ghostface Killah and Cappadonna.
Aside from one track blessed by the almighty DJ Premier, production on CZARFACE belongs exclusively to DJ 7L, who provides the musical backbone which holds the album together. His ability to craft a hip-hop sound that’s current and exciting with a classic feel left Deck impressed: “This is one of the first albums I’ve heard in a while that gives you so many different feels. You hear the ‘80s hip-hop style, ‘80s R&B and rock combined with what’s going on now. That’s creating something new, in my opinion.”
As Deck states, summing it all up: “When you see our face, you see the face of hip-hop, you see the face of music in this form. People do what they do—there’s techno rap and all kinds of rap out there. But this is that speaking-real-words rap. Go ahead and dissect everything we’re saying, you’ll get plenty out of it.”
Upcoming BK spitter Mic Handz takes it back to the basement with the visuals for his previously released single “All I Know,” which features his Kings County brethren, The Rockness Monstah. The video is both shot and directed by France’s ALTERPROD crew, whom also represent the production side of the track through their Alterbeats moniker, who are responsible for the production behind their well received compilation album, The French Revolution, which dropped back in June of this year. Stay tuned for Mic Handz debut album SAYYOUAINTKNOW: The Software, dropping in early 2013.
The hood’s number one music supplier, Nutso, breaks down the ills of the American drug trade for the Javier Goin directed visuals to “C.I.A. (Corruption In America)” (prod. by Mr. Green), taken from his Behind These Bars EP, which dropped this past September.
Heres a new visual off Dutch New York’s album No Relief 2.
Watch rapper Sean “Grinch” Price wreak havoc on Christmas in the only way he can, and — spoiler alert — swiping gifts from under the tree is hardly the worst offense.
On December 18, Price, whose album ‘Mic Tyson’ is out now on Duck Down Music, will spread the Christmas cheer live, performing at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York, alongside Talib Kweli, Flatbush Zombies, Pharoahe Monch, Buckshot, Skyzoo, Smif N Wessun and DyMe-A-DuZiN of Phony Ppl. Tickets available here.
You don’t have to be a patron of the Barclays Center to be familiar with the soundscape that’s now symbolic of the Brooklyn Nets. The anthemic horns and infectious beat, produced by the Brooklyn by way of Toronto producer Marco Polo, is also used as officially licensed music for the Nets, courtesy of the YES Network, the team’s official cable broadcast channel. Those that tune into the games will be sure to recognize the animated video clip, which is used at both the intro and outro of all their broadcasts, as well as during highlights, commentary, and transitioning to and from commercial breaks. The instrumental, which is now available for stream, exclusively via Pigeons & Planes, is also played during the games in the house that Hov built.
Follow Dutch uptown as meets up with fellow Stack Boy Pistol Da One to check out a URLTV proving ground event
and catch up with Bronx spitter Fred The Godson at his annual TBM/Blokwork BBQ.
Featuring appearances from GhostGX, Cortez, Smack, Mickey Factz,
Buda The Future, and much more!
FLuD is proud to announce a very special collaboration with legendary Bay Area Hip Hop collective, Hieroglyphics, responsible for paving the way for independent Hip Hop worldwide while spawning solo careers from Del The Funky Homosapien, Souls of Mischief, Pep Love and Casual. It was Souls of Mischief that created the classic hit “From 93 Till Infinity” and the Hieroglyphics’ logo is one of the most recognized logos in hip hop history, featuring the ubiquitous third eye, invented by Del The Funky Homosapien.
Available now for the Holiday Season, the limited edition watch showcases Hiero’s timeless third eye logo that is black, 44mm in size, water resistant to 3ATM, PVC bands, and packaged in a Polycarbonate case with additional logo hits.
If you’re still unfamiliar with the crew, FLuD sat down with individual members of Hiero for their “Meet The Crew” series. Pt. 1 focuses on Phesto, Del The Funky Homosapien and Tajai. Stay tuned for more episodes to come soon…
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Baltimore MC Substantial jumped back into the scene with this fall’s Home Is Where The Art Is, a personal and powerful testament to Stan B. Robinson’s development as a man and MC. Fans and critics seem to concur. To keep the momentum going on this fantastic LP, Substantial and Mello Music Group drop the uplifting video for “See Hear.”
The video, directed beautifully by Ariel “Rel” Nuñez, opens up with a local elder speaking on Baltimore’s history, more specifically how the city experienced a stark decline after the Disco era undoubtedly due to the recession and crack epidemic of the early 80’s. Sub picks up the gentleman’s baton and takes us on a tour of B-more, exposing us to the good and not-so-good. Still, throughout everything Substantial looks optimistically to the future. Don’t think Sub sees everything through rosy glasses, he acknowledges challenges and divisions within the city but lets us know he’s still invested in the place and the people because “that’s real unity, remembering it starts with you!”
Produced by Algorythm of The Stuyvesants, the beat knocks with rare precision and the harmonies, both in the beat and provided by Steph The Sapphic Songstress, mirror the optimism in Substantial’s sharp lyrics. In an age where many MC’s are either jaded or out of touch, it’s refreshing to hear (and see) someone so focused on the future!
Reppin’ Long Island, NY the Jason Nevins signee J.roe debuts the video for his quick tongued verbal assault on the industry, titled “1Chain2Chainz.” From Lil Wayne, Drake, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Waka Flocka and more.. nobody’s safe. Produced by AllArounda Productions and directed by Anthony Behn, this song, along with his previously released video “Our Generation” will both be featured on J.roe’s forthcoming, currently untitled mixtape, which is scheduled to drop in early January.
Uncle Murda talks about doing a song with Future, Cash Out, & French Montana. He talks about the new rivalry between the Knicks & Nets & black quarterbacks in the NFL. He speaks about the battle rap scene and talks about his recent sneaker purchases. He mentions that he wouldn’t rock pink foamposites but Cam’Ron would!
“The Limit” is a Song/Video touching on the possibilities of Suicide. Some people are faced with hard choices in their life and end up taking their life rather then finding another option to cope with a current problem. In this particular song finding GOD is the option that saves my life in the video!
The two miami rhyme slingers Ron Slyda and DZ the rapper team up again over a dope laid back Cooking Soul track to bring you a fresh and unique side to the miami sound. The beat is mellow with heavy bass and a smooth guitar loop.The two unsigned hypes spit dopely about not needing anything but their style and music to make it in the game and how they are not willing to play ‘Favors’ for anybody….
Although we’re just over a month away from winter solstice, there’s no harm in revisiting the joys of summer as the seasoned emcee/deejay Iron Lyon unveils the visuals for “Summer In The City.” Taken from his sophomore LP, From The Ground Up, the soulful production of Chad Dubz combines effortlessly with the visual direction of A Cut & Dry Production for the artist’s follow-up video to one of the more slept on albums of the year. Sit back, relax and have a look.. summer’s always around the corner. From The Ground Up includes features from Sean Price, Edo G and Slim Kid Tre (of The Pharcyde) among others, and is now available on iTunes. If you like what you hear, head over to AllHipHop.com to redeem an instant MP3 download of the track.
Watch as 9th Wonder breaks down the different components to his “What I Gotta Say” instrumental. The song is off ‘The Solution,’ his new album with Buckshot out now