January 2011


Last week, Styles P announced that his brand new album will be titled Master Of Ceremonies, coming in April. Fast forward to tonight, where  SP drops off the lead single from the LP “#1 Homie”.

New Music: Styles P – “#1 Homie”

Thanks to Styles P

More music from Slaughterhouse, Consequence, T-Pain, and Yelawolf feat. Rich Boy, after the jump…..



Leading up to his new album, Raekwon drops a freestyle over Keni Burke’s classic track. You can purchase the new LP Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang on March 8th, meanwhile you can read recent interviews on his Nas collabo with Sean C. & LV, & RZA’s role on the new album.

New Music: Raekwon – “Sweep Week (Freestyle)”

Props to NahRight

Related: Album Preview – Raekwon’s “Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang” (Complex)

Check out the final tracklist and a message from Wu-Tang, after the jump…..



For those that had too much Purp & Patron, Game and DJ Skee take it a step further with The Hangover mixtape. A collection of 10 bonus tracks that didn’t make the original 2 disc release last week.

Previously: Game “Heart Breaker” (No Tags) & “Purp & Yellow” feat. Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa (No Tags)
Game talks working with Wiz Khalifa, Purp & Patron, and face tattoos: ‘They ain’t nothing but good art”

Stream, Tracklisting and download link after the jump…..


Monster Mondays: Swizz Beatz vs. Fela Kuti (track 1)

This week, Swizzy takes on Nigerian musician Fela Kuti for a mash-up style blend tape.

Don’t forget to stop by the Monster’s new site.

download the mix after the jump…


Check out this dope short flick from our boys FM. Using the city that birthed us as their backdrop, Kev Nish, J-Spliff, Prohgress and DJ Virman put some new visuals to their chart climbing single.

With the exclusion of Ma$e and Baby Stace, Harlem World has regrouped. Now, Blinky Blink, Suga J, Meeno, Cardan, and Suga J are doing nothing but riding for Harlem legend, Hud 6 (RIP).

Cam’ron’s Huddy 6 tribute at the Dipset Reunion show in NY after the jump ….


(Photo via Rapfix)

AHH has reported that DJ Kool Herc has been released from the hospital after being admitted, due to an unknown illness. While no further details have been released on his ailments, Kool is in dire need of donations to help with medical costs. The legendary DJ does not currently have health insurance. (donation info is available at here.)

“Hip-Hop pioneer DJ Kool Herc has been released from a medical facility, but remains in need of financial aid to help with an unknown health condition.

“I just spoke to Kool Herc.he’s ok and in good spirits..but needs surgery..THIS TUESDAY at SUTRA..we’re gonna do a collection for him,” DJ Tony Touch tweeted earlier today.

According to Gangstarr’s DJ Premier, Kool Herc’s health is deteriorating and he is in need of monetary assistance, because he doesn’t have health insurance.

“Kool Herc is very sick,” DJ Premier revealed on his XM Satellite radio show Live From Headqcourterz. “For those that know about Hip-Hop, who we call the father of Hip-Hop, Kool Herc, is not doing well. It’s funny how we have a father of a culture that still lives, where as in some cultures they are dead and gone even though they may still be worshiped or reflected on in some kind of way.”

(more after the jump)


Mike Epps and The Game

Over at my other hustle, I spent a little time chopping it up Game about his new mixtape, working with Wiz and Weezy, the Lakers, and some pretty interesting insight into hip-hop’s current infatuation with facial art.

VIBE: You have a big record with hip-hop’s current MVP, Wiz Khalifa, how did you guys connect?

Game: I was just a fan, man. Me and Wiz smoked for probably four hours straight before we recorded anything. He resembles a young Snoop, and I never got to record with a young Snoop [Laughs]. I only got to record with legendary Snoop, that’s the big homie, so it was a no-brainer. Hip-hop always comes 360 degrees. The new generation will always remind you of the pioneers, and it’s a love thing. Just like B.o.B. is to Outkast. We actually did 2 others songs in our session. He’s got another track for his album, and I got one for mine.”

continued after the jump…


Do you think you know the whole story? Do the rhymes, jewelry, and perceived lifestyle tell it all? What happens when the music stops and spotlight goes elsewhere?

Malice’s testimony drops on Valentine’s Day. (MadeMyLifeChange.com)

(Pre-order Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind and Naked)

“Cocaine vandal, I induct scandal/Money drive you crazy, look at Marbury’s handle” Pusha T

After the Lakers loss to the Celtics earlier this afternoon, Kobe Bryant made an appearance at The Vault to debut the second trailer from his short film The Black Mamba that premieres during NBA All Star Weekend next month in Los Angeles. In the second preview, Kobe encounters his opponents Bruce Willis (Die Hard), Danny Trejo (Machete) and “The Boss” played by Kanye West.

Directed By Robert Rodriguez

Props to Freshness Mag

After the jump Kobe talks working with Kanye and you can check out the first trailer, plus pics from today’s presentation…..


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