Archive for June, 2011

Video: Glasses Malone – May 1st

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Says Glasses:

“This song focuses on how we were made to feel life would change after May 1st, the day Osama Bin Laden was killed. Yet everything is exactly the same in the world, my environment, as well as my personal life! I decided to do the COLD AS ICE mixtape to show my depth and lyrical ability. Ice Cube being one of my favorite emcees of all time as well as the controversy that surrounds our supposed beef, I figure why not go in on such a classic body of work. I truly believe this might be the way to get the respect I want from him and every other OG from his generation. I’m not some young dumb hot head, I got something to say as well!! If you heard the mixtape “2010″ which is me abusing Dr. Dre beats, then you already know what to expect.” – Glasses Malone

Download: Glasses Malone – May 1st

Previously: Glasses Malone – Son (Video)

Video: Young Chris ft. Freeway – Street Secrets

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Chris and Free drop a video for “Street Secrets” off  The Re-Introduction mixtape from last year.

Shout to Amir

Previously: Freeway on Being Questioned About His Faith at the Canadian Border

Video: Ski Beatz ft. L.E.P. Bogus Boys & Terri Walker

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

The first visual from Ski’s 24 Hour Karate School II featuring Count, Moonie and Terri Walker.

Previously: Ski Beatz – 24 Hour Karate School Pt. 2 (Trailer)

Bonus: JetNoise Cardi ft. L.E.P. Bogus Boys – Get Paid

Devin The Dude & The Coughee Brothaz – The Game Don’t Love Nobody

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Here’a s bonus from Devin and company that will not appear on the Fresh Brew project that is in stores next Tuesday.

Download: Link

Previously: Devin The Dude Presents: Coughee Brothaz – Fresh Brew (Tracklist)

Smif-N-Wessun – 2 Minutes NY Banger

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Ceasar & PStarr drop the Smif-N-Wessun feature from their upcoming project War Music, due out next month with FreeOnSMASH.

Download: Link

Previously: Pete Rock & Smif-N-Wessun Statement on Tammany Hall Incident

Video: Rick Ross & DJ Toomp in the Studio

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Officer Rozay and Toomp Zenith Studios working on God Forgives, I Don’t.

Previously: Meek Mill ft. Rick Ross & Swizz Beatz – Reebok Back

Video: Young Chris ft. Notorious B.I.G. – Me And My Bitch

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Off that L.I.F.E. project, which you can grab here.

Previously: Young Chris & Omillio Sparks on NBC Nitecap

Pete Rock & Smif-N-Wessun Statement on Tammany Hall Incident

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

What follows is Tek and Steel’e official statement regarding the fuckery at the Monumental album release party at Tammany Hall a few nights ago.

On Tuesday, June 28th, Pete Rock, Tek & Steele (of Smif N Wessun) were celebrating the release of their collaborative album, ‘Monumental.’ It was a peaceful gathering inside of a sold-out Tammany Hall (lower-east side Manhattan, NY) to see the group perform new music from the project. Earlier in the evening some guests wanted to enter the event but were turned away by the management and bouncers employed by the club. A minor argument ensued, but eventually was diffused by the bouncers. Thirty minutes after that minor skirmish 15-20 uniformed Police Officers from the 7th precinct arrived at the venue. Shortly after even more uniformed officers arrived. The officers then hurried into the club and began macing and assaulting individuals inside the club, dragging one of them out and pummeling him directly in front of the club. Present at the event were artists, industry tastemakers, fans, photographers, and cameramen. Several people began filming and recording the unprovoked brutality, much to the dismay of the police. The officers then began to mace and assault anyone within arms length, including several women. Kenneth Montgomery, the group’s attorney, who was in attendance at the event, stated that the Police “behavior was unjustified, unprovoked, and simply barbaric considering there was no provocation.” Pete Rock, Tek and Steele fortunately were not harmed, however some of their friends & family were assaulted by the Police. The group’s attorney, Kenneth Montgomery, is addressing the situation now with local community leaders & is available for comment with more detailed information.

Also see Pete Rock’s wife’s statement on the arrest of her daughter during the melee.

With an extremely heavy heart I communicate to my friends and colleagues that over 24 hours ago my family and friends went out to celebrate the album release of Monumental. It was a peaceful, fun classic hip hop party. We all left the venue to be greeted outside by a sea of NYPD gloved up and very aggressive. As we began to move we all witnessed the most brutal beating of a party patron. He was on the floor surrounded by 10 police officers with sticks out beating him. In shock, we must have not moved quickly enough to the officers liking and they shouted “Move the FUCK back” and then shoved myself and my daughter down to the ground. Now we were surrounded by 3 cops and 1 pinning us down. My daughter shouted “Get off my mother” and was handcuffed and arrested. I am sure you heard or saw the disturbing graphic videos that have been circulating on line. Tonight with a lump in my throat my daughter remains in police custody with 4 others. She has been charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. With gratitude I have received emails, texts, msgs and phone calls sending support and asking what they can do. Tonight I ask if you can to join us peacefully tomorrow morning 9am at 100 Centre St New York, NY to stand up with us to this injustice. If you can not, please repost, tweet, email and let the world know.

Previously: NYPD Shuts Down Smif-N-Wessun & Pete Rock Release Party

Video: Peter & Cory Gunz, Lord Tariq, Kid Capri & Grandmaster Caz – Live @ Summer Stage Soundview

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Peter Gunz and Lord Tariq do “Uptown Baby” at one of the city’s Summer Stage concerts at Soundview Park in the Bronx recently, before a surprise appearance from Cory Gunz for his “6’7″ verse freestyles from both him and the legendary Grandmaster Caz.

Props: 238Beats

Previously: Cory Gunz – Outta My Mind (Video)

Video: General Monks (Planet Asia & Tristate) – Bar Season

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Asia and Tristate drop a visual for “Bar Season” off their Esbe Clothing sponsored Each Step Becomes Elevated, which you can grab here.

Previously: General Monks (Planet Asia & Tristate) ft. Ras Kass, Montage One & Killer Ben – Kill Ya Self