The critically acclaimed yet often underrated duo are back as they drop a video for the title track from their 2013 release 'Run The Jewels' EP. The heavily filtered visuals and animation compliment the grimy El-P production as he trades off verses with his sidekick Killa Mike.
On April 15th Nas will be releasing a deluxe reissue of his classic debut album 'Illmatic'. The double album will consist of all the original material remastered, rare freestyles, remixes and unreleased demos. As anticipation for the project builds, the queensbridge emcee released a freestyle from The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show that dates back to '93.
Also, check out the tracklisting for Illmatic XX below.
Disc 1: Remastered original album
1. The Genesis
2. N.Y. State Of Mind
3. Life’s A Bitch
4. The World Is Yours
6. Memory Lane (Sittin’ In Da Park)
7. One Love
8. One Time 4 Your Mind
10. It Ain’t Hard To Tell
Disc 2: Demos, Remixes & Live Radio
1. I’m A Villain (previously unreleased)
2. The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show on WKCR October 28, 1993 (previously unreleased freestyle)
3. Halftime (Butcher Remix)
4. It Ain’t Hard To Tell (Remix)(promo single)
5. One Love (LG Main Mix)
6. Life’s A Bitch (Arsenal Mix)(promo single)
7. One Love (One L Main Mix)
8. The World Is Yours (Tip Mix)
9. It Ain’t Hard To Tell (The Stink Mix)(UK single)
10. It Ain’t Hard To Tell (The Laidback Remix)(UK single)
Can't stop, won't stop! Lupe Fiasco is on a tear as he continues to drop records left, right and center. This time the Chicago based rapper enlist the help of TDE representative Ab-Soul. The two go in hard on this banger produced by Floss & Fame and as Lupe said upon release... "Just becuz we can rap really really good!" haha.
Toronto mainstay Fundament releases a cut from his upcoming full length debut titled '15 blocks'. He continues to gain momentum after the recently released EP Fundament X Fameless which was well received by hip hop heads and hipsters alike. Check out the Kxngs' produced track 'Brim Low' and stay tuned for more quality music.
Fresh off of a country wide tour Vancouver's own drops some visuals for his melancholy yet inspirational track titled L.A. Director Peter Huang, of Mad Ruk Entertainment, manages to creatively capture the mood of the song in one take. Check it out and go grab the free album 'One Long Day' via Datpiff, you won't be disappointed!
BIRD ON A WIRE - ACTION BRONSON & RIFF RAFF
RINGS OF SATURN - DEXTER WANSEL
Toronto based dj/producer Grandtheft unveils some new visuals for 'Give Me More' off of his 'Mobbin' EP. The video arrives via funnyordie.com. and features a slew of cameos and footage from last year's Mad Decent Block Party. Check it out and go check him out live, he always rocks the party.
It's official! Grammy award winning legends 'Outkast' will be performing at this year's OVO Fest. The annual festival is always a highlight of the summer and i'm sure the special guest this year will be just as extensive as ever, any guesses?!?
Pittsburgh home town hero drops some visuals for his latest single from his sophomore full length 'Watching Movies With The Sound Off'. Frequent collaborator 'Rex Arrow' delivers another visibly engaging video perfectly suited for the smooth production from Miller's alter ego 'Larry Fisherman'. Check it out.
Up and coming Canadian artist Evan Freeman is not your average rapper. After earning a degree from Carleton University, majoring in Music, the multi-talented emcee is currently making his mark as a singer, songwriter, rapper and producer. The recently released album 'Make Me Proud' is a great representation of his versatility. Check it out, download it and keep your eyes and ears open.
BC native SonReal drops the second single from his highly anticipated free online album. Remaining humble and true to himself he continues to grow and develop as an emcee and artist while earning a spot among Canada's elite. Be sure to check out the full LP available January 21st and catch him on Wintour alongside DWW and D-Pryde January 29th- February 14th.
This video incorporates an end-to-end experience, where TJ Mizell (Jam Master Jay's son) is DJing impromptu on the J train in front of local New Yorkers. The video includes an ultimate hustle of trying to get electricity from a car battery all the way through to carrying the equipment into the subway during rush hour traffic. He crosses the Williamsburg bridge into Brooklyn (Marcy Ave) and finishes the routine, which is a dedication to Jay Z. The music includes a Trap remix of "Tom Ford (Benzi Remix)" and "Show Me What You Got (DJ Green Lantern Remix)". Anyone wanna help me do this on the bloor line? kennedy to main?
Shortly after announcing their reunion, the coolest kids in the game drop two tracks and reveal plans for a mixtape release later in the year. Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks remain true to their minimalist, boom bap approach that will be sure to satisfy both hip hop heads and hipsters.