Thu 24 Jan 2013
Joey Bada$$ stopped by Sway In The Morning yesterday for the customary chit-chat and live performance. The Brooklyn MC spoke on his recent 18th birthday celebrations, the bond between his Pro Era crew and drawing influence from the ’90s before performing “Unorthodox,” his new single on Green Label Sounds produced by DJ Premier. (Via Sway’s Universe)
Check out more material from Skyzoo, Asher Roth, The Purist ft. Danny Brown, Snyp Life & Jadakiss, Wais P and more after the jump…
BK lyricist Skyzoo dons the chunky glasses and snapback in the video to “Spike Lee Was My Hero.” He also surrounds himself with posters, artwork and movie clips of the director’s work in his own Spike Lee sanctuary, with guest MC Talib Kweli later dedicating his own dope verse. It all comes to a close with a cameo from the man himself. Skyzoo’s A Dream Deferred LP is a must-cop for hip-hop heads.
After collaborating with Roc Marciano and Action Bronson on his Double Feature EP last year, U.K. beatsmith The Purist extends his U.S. connects with this new joint, “Jealousy.” This time it’s Danny Brown at the helm of his dark, threatening sound, which contains a dope “Ten Crack Commandments” sample. Find this on The Purist’s Tr-ill, out Feb. 4. (Via Pitchfork)
Even with Wu-Block still just a few weeks behind us, there’s never a bad time for some new D-Block. Signee Snyp Life enlists his O.G. Jadakiss for a tough verse on “Anotha Day,” taken from his upcoming Road Killa Pt 2: Bookie Barz mixtape. (Via 2DBZ)
Brooklyn mic bully Wais P follows up on 2011’s Premo Pimpin’, the full-length collaboration with DJ Premier, today with his new project, Pv$$y Rich. Don’t let the title mislead you; this is purely grimy, hard-hitting hip-hop with features from Action Bronson, Devin The Dude, Mistah F.A.B., GLC and 8Ball & MJG. (Via DatPiff)
A lot’s happened in five years for Asher Roth: he hit the mainstream with “I Love College,” released his debut album, Asleep In The Bread Aisle, and dropped a handful of free projects after that. But today we get some fan-made visuals for the Blonde Bob Saget’s 2008 Nottz-produced track, “The Reading,” which originally appeared on XXL‘s inaugural Freshmen 10 mixtape. Better late than never, right?
It’s an all-New Orleans affair on “Uptown,” the collaboration between up-and-comers Nesby Phips and Reem and Cash Money millionaires—old and new—Juvenile and Mack Maine. The video finds the foursome deep in the Big Easy for the slick black-and-white video. You can find the track on Nesby’s 0017th: Hollygrove Ain’t Enough, out now.