Archive for September, 2014

Chief Keef – Dear

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Chief Keef returns with a new self produced cut called “Dear”. Bang Pt. 3 is on the way.

Previously: Chief Keef & Fredo Santana – Beetle Juice

Interview: Diamond D Recalls Fat Joe & Lord Finesse’s Early Days, Says He was Stunned when Big L Passed

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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Words by Paul Meara (@PaulMeara)

Heads and historians have thoroughly noted Diamond D’s knack for elite crate digging and superior mic skills for over a quarter century. While most will point to his impressive production catalog, the Bronx native and Diggin’ in the Crates founding member is much more than what many can recall. Some of the earliest bars we heard from Lord Finesse, Fat Joe and even Big L was on Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop. D doesn’t like to take credit for their careers or even teaching them the ropes but he will tell you he was there from the beginning.

“Joe was doing his thing around the way and one day he approached me and was like, ‘Yo, I’ve got some rhymes,’” Diamond D recalled when asked about developing D.I.T.C. artists. “He spit a couple of bars at me and I was like, ‘OK, boom let’s go hit the studio.’ We went in the studio and made a couple of demos.” From there, and with the assistance of DJ Red Alert, Fat Joe’s career was on its way. And that happened with so many noteworthy New York artists at the time.

Surprisingly, after 25 years in the game, Diamond D hasn’t had as much time for himself or his own catalog. It has been six years since D released a solo album and he has never released his own production compilation album. Until now.

On Tuesday (September 30), Diamond D released Diam Piece, a 19-track album fully produced by the Diam man himself. The LP features artists D admires. He wouldn’t have it any other way. Nah Right recently talked with Diamond D about the project, his early days and his involvement with some of hip-hop’s most coveted players.

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Video: Liane V ft. Problem & Mucho DeNiro – Watchu Gon Do?

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Produced by The MIDI Mafia, Red Vision and Fayo N Chill.

Shouts to Ruben.

Previously: Jae Murphy ft. The Game, Problem & Eric Bellinger – You Playin

DJ Quik – Pet Sematary

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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After sharing a couple of collabs, Quik hits us with a solo joint from his new album, The Midnight Life.

via 2DBZ

The Midnight Life drops October 14th.

Previously: DJ Quik ft. Suga Free & DOM Kennedy – Life Jacket

Video: Cozz – Cozz N Effect (Trailer)

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Dreamville’s Cozz will drop his Cozz N Effect project this coming Friday the 4th, here’s a little teaser.

Check out the artwork and tracklist, and the first release, “Wait’s Over”.

Guilty Simpson – Rap Stampede (Prod. by Oh No)

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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Here’s something new from the beast Guilty Simpson, produced by Oh No. This debuted on The Simpson Tape, a special limited edition cassette featuring 5 new cuts from Guilty and 5 new instrumentals from Oh No. The tape was available at the Stones Throw pop-up shop that was open in LA this past weekend for Cassette Store Day, but you can now pick it up in the ST online store.

Previously: Audible Doctor ft. Guilty Simpson – Leave Me Alone

Video: Maffew Ragazino, Livin Proof & Cortez – No Chance

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Off that WWE-P from Loyalty Digital, out now.

Stream: Maffew Ragazino, Livin Proof & Cortez – No Chance

Video: Rich The Kid – I Dont Sell Molly No More (Remix)

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Previously: Rich The Kid ft. Casey Veggies – Workin (Prod. by Lex Luger)

Carte Blanche (Rocko & TM88) ft. Yakki – Chill

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Rocko and TM88 team up to form Carte Blanche and release their latest offering ‘Chill’ featuring Yakki.

Previously: Rocko – Luv (Prod. by TM88)

Video: Ed O.G. ft. King Magnetic – Back & Forth (Prod. by 9th Wonder)

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

New music from the OG Ed featuring King Magnetic over a production by 9th Wonder.

Previously: Ed O.G. – Done Talking (Video)