Archive for the 'Miscellaneous' Category
Joey Bada$$ is back with his sophomore album, All AmeriKKKan Bad A$$, a 12-track offering that is lushly produced and filled with purpose. Nearly every track, with a couple of notable exceptions, serves a paragraph in Joey’s letter to America on behalf of the African-American diaspora. He tackles everything from police brutality to inequality and while those are of course very heavy topics, the musicality and his flow ensure the project never gets boring. Including guest appearances from Styles P, J. Cole, ScHoolBoy Q and several of his Pro Era brothers, AABA is a very solid entry in this young man’s catalog.
How gassed were you that we were getting a new K.Dot album tonight? Don’t feel bad, we all were. The good news is, we’re getting one next week. The pre-order for Kendrick’s fourth studio album, called ALBUM, is now live on iTunes. We know next to nothing about this project, and that is certainly by design given the TDE crew’s penchant for mystery.
Get your shit together.
Previously: Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE (Video)
Wiki keeps the new music coming with “Progress” a new cut produced by the one and only Black Milk. Listen via the song’s new music video below.
Asher Roth reunites with Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks for “Wu Financial”, a new collab that finds the trio trading bars over some RZA-esque strings that slaps just as hard as you’d expect.
More fire. After his unexpected release of “The Heart Part Four” last week, Kendrick Lamar is back today with “Humble”, produced by Mike-WiLL Made-It. K.Dot warned that it was going down April 7th, so get ready.
A Tribe Called Quest just dropped a pretty great new video for “Dis Generation”, off their final album, We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service. The black and white clip features Q-Tip, Ali and Jarobi performing the track as an infinitely scrolling camera shot progresses.
Watch below and check out Tip’s interview with VICE about the video, the camaraderie he feels with other artists, maintaining the spirit of Hip-Hop even as the sound progresses, the strong political message associated with the album, Busta’s “Agent Orange” comment at the Grammys and much more.
With his new album All The Beauty in This Whole Life slated for a May 5th release, Brother Ali swung by Sway in The Morning to speak on several notable topics and the new project. Ali speaks on his experiences as a Muslim American since the election of he who’s name we shall not speak, including having his e-mail monitored and incidents of racism at his wife’s school. After breaking down some of the bars from his lead single “Own Light (What Hearts Are For)”, and telling the insane story of his trip to Iran, he performs a track from the album called “Uncle Usi Taught Me” which addresses the events of that trip as well.
Previously: Brother Ali – Own Light (What Hearts Are For)