With a heavy heart, Mac Miller responds to news of the passing of A Tribe Called Quest legend Phife Dawg with a new tribute mix released under his Larry Fisherman production alias. On “5 Foot Assassin” Mac blends Phife verses from “1nce Again” and a classic Arsenio Hall Show freestyle over a melancholy original production that perfectly fits the moment. Check it out below.
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Sean Price’s friend and frequent collaborator Agallah pays tribute to his fallen comrade on “T.R.O.P. (They Reminisce Over P)”. You can feel the love on this one.
I need one of those tees!
If you’re a casual Price fan or are just becoming familiar with his catalog since his passing, don’t sleep on the Rising To The Top mixtape that him and Agallah put out a while back. It’s dope as hell and there are some crazy under the radar P verses to be found on it.
Previously: Sean Price ft. Illa Ghee – Figure More (Video)
Sean P’s good friend and frequent collaborator PF Cuttin recently played an epic tribute set for the late king on East New York Radio. Clocking in at just over 2 hours this is possibly the most comprehensive P mix you’ve heard yet, and it includes super exclusive, never before released music. Listen below and please take a minute to head here and contribute what you can to help out P’s family. The new EP, Songs In The Key of Price, is available for purchase now and you can listen to a stream here.
Bonus track below: Sean Price ft. Foul Monday, Rim, Royal Flush – “D.L.F.” (Prod. by PF cuttin)
Future pays homage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a new tribute video over his Honest track “Blood, Sweat & Tears”.
Previously: Future x Zaytoven – Beast Mode (Mixtape)
The passing of Beasties Boys member MCA in 2012 is still being felt today by his family, friends, and fans, and that pain won’t let up anytime soon. Whether you grew up a hardcore fan like I did listening to the Beastie Boys’ music or not, their contribution as a group to the culture is undeniable, and MCA was the heart and soul of all they gave to us. Every white rapper out here (including myself) owes the Beastie Boys a debt of gratitude for breaking down barriers for them early on. They knew how to make hit records, have fun, and unlike fellow contemporary white hip-hop artists like Vanilla Ice, they never came off corny. They were three dope MCs and musicians who represented New York to the fullest, were never afraid to be themselves, and with every album release, they pushed hip-hop forward. And most especially, they were ill performers, who knew how to put on a great live show.
To honor MCA and his living bandmates Mike D and Ad-Rock, and celebrate this year’s 20th anniversary of their album Ill Communication (which is a personal Ipcus favorite), I put together a collection of 10 Classic Beastie Boys Television Performances for our latest Video Vault. These hand-picked clips span the first 20 years of their career dating back to their infant stages as a punk band in 1984, and showcase the Beasties’ incredible on-stage chemistry, from the rhymes to the instrumental riffs to the humor. Click the link below to read/watch. This is dedicated to MCA, Rest In Peace.
A couple of weeks ago, Snoop and Daz lost their Uncle Junebug to cancer. Aged 70 at the time of his passing, Junebug was known the world over for touring, partying and serving as a trusted consigliere to his young nephews. Today Snoop and Daz share a tribute to their late uncle and father figure.
TJ Mizell, Jay’s son, pays tribute to his late father with DJ Scratch in Hollis. Jay would have been 49 today.
Previously: TJ Mizell x Jay Z – J Train to Marcy