Archive for May, 2014

A$ton Matthews – Lit

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

A$ton Matthews drops off a new cut called “Lit” produced by Alviar.

Previously: A$ton Matthews – A$ton 3:16 (Mixtape)

Video: Big L & Big Pun Freestyle in 1998 (Unreleased)

Friday, May 30th, 2014

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What we have here is some previously unreleased footage of Big L, who would have celebrated his 40th birthday today, participating in a friendly cypher with none other than the late Big Pun and Charlie Hustle. That’s right, two of the all time greats spitting a couple of their iconic verses in each other’s company. Mr. Coleman spits a portion of his “98 Freestyle” and Pun returns the favor with some bars that would eventually end up on “Super Lyrical”.

And that’s not all, hit the jump for an additional clip of L, in the studio with producer Ron Browz, reciting some bars from “Size ‘Em Up”.

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Video: 50 Cent Interview w/ The Breakfast Club

Friday, May 30th, 2014

50 Cent drops by The Breakfast Club his pitch at the Mets game, T.I. and Floyd Mayweather’s fight, Animal Ambition, Dr. Dre selling beats, G-Unit, Troy Ave, relationship with Eminem and much more.

Previously: 50 Cent on Good Morning America (Video)

Puff Daddy ft. Meek Mill – I Want the Love (Prod. by Young Chop)

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Hear Puffy’s new single “I Want the Love” alongside Meek Mill, produced by Young Chop.

Listen below.

UPDATED with the official video trailer below as well.

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Video: Ab-Soul – Stigmata

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Ab-Soul releases a quick visual for his latest track “Stigmata”. He also announces that his album These Days will be dropping on June 24th and gives us a look at the official artwork, which can be seen below.

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In The Lab with Meyhem Lauren & Buckwild

Friday, May 30th, 2014

One of the coolest things about the modern music landscape, as shaped by affordable recording technology and the internet, is the proliferation of these one producer, auteur style albums over the last few years. It is certainly not a new concept, but now it seems like we’re getting projects that might have never happened 15 or 20 years ago on a monthly basis. While it’s entirely possible that we still would have heard an Action Bronson album produced entirely by Harry Fraud, or a Willie The Kid project helmed solely by Alchemist, the ease with which these artists can connect, record and distribute their work has undoubtedly played a huge role in reinvigorating the underground.

If you would have asked me what producer I’d like to see Meyhem Lauren lock in the studio with for a full project, I probably would’ve thrown out the names of some of the younger guys doing their thing at the moment, and I don’t know that Buckwild would have even crossed my mind. Luckily for us, they made that connection on their own and the result is Silk Pyramids, 13 tracks of some of Meyhem’s best work to date. For our latest installment of our In The Lab studio series, we caught up with Mey and Buck to find out how the joint project came about. They schooled us on their respective writing and beatmaking processes, Buck’s studio setup, how they found their shared groove and much more.

As a bonus, we asked Buckwild about his experiences recording with Biggie, Jay-Z and Nas, and he even explained how the “recap” outro to Big’s “I Got A Story To Tell” came about.

Click here to read In The Lab with Meyhem Lauren & Buckwild

Cop Silk Pyramids on iTunes now

Previously: Meyhem Lauren & Buckwild – Silk Pyramids (Album Stream)

Young Roddy ft. Trademark Da Skydiver – Legal Tender

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Young Roddy and Trademark Da Skydiver connect for their latest offering “Legal Tender”.

Previously: Young Roddy ft. Curren$y – While The Getting Good (Video)

Common ft. Vince Staples – Kingdom

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Watch the trailer to the upcoming Hype Williams-directed music video for Common’s “Kingdom” off his forthcoming 10th studio LP, Nobody’s Smiling, produced entirely by No I.D.

Previously: Dreezy ft. Common & Ross Augusta – No Good

JR Writer – Live From Ulster Correctional Facility (Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Dame Dash Diss)

Friday, May 30th, 2014

“Do he still fuck with Cam? Do he still fuck with Jim?/If niggas turned their back on you, would you still fuck with them?”

“How Dame putting together the Dips with no Writer/That’s like putting together a script with no writer”

JR checks in from prison with a payphone freestyle and he has some words for Cam, Jimmy and Dame.

Spotted: Forbez DVD

Previously: 5 Classic JR Writer Hot 97 Freestyles | JR Writer – Writers Block 6: Extended Clip (Mixtape)

Video: Ag Da Coroner – Welcome To My World

Friday, May 30th, 2014

AG Da Coroner drops a new video for “Welcome To My World”, the brutal opening cut from him and ATG’s Crushed Grapes EP. Directed by Lord Nez and Rec The Director.

Previously: AG Da Coroner ft. Lord Nez – Problem (Video)