In part 2 of his Like I Never Left documentary series, Future heads to Noah “40″ Shebib’s studio in Toronto to work on music for Dirty Sprite 2, which is out this Friday. He also speaks to Elliott Wilson about maintaining his buzz through mixtapes like Monster,Beast Mode and 56 Nights.
Join Skyzoo in the studio as he records tracks like “Suicide Doors” and “Money Makes Me Happy” for his new project, Music For My Friends. He also takes us to the Bed Stuy and Southside neighborhoods that raised him and introduces us to his best friend Adrian to help us get a better understanding of where he’s coming from with this new project.
Music For My Friends drops June 23rd. Hit the jump to check out a sampler of the full LP, and pre-order here.
With his new album finally unleased on the streets, Troy Ave drops the first episode in his new Major Without A Deal documentary series. The clip features commentary from Troy himself as well as album guests Fabolous, 50 Cent and T.I. Previously: Troy Ave – June 5th (Video)
Here is a must-watch new documentary on the prime years of New York City radio from the Red Bull Music Academy as they gear up for their upcoming NYC Festival. Although it clocks in at under 20 minutes, it’s still a pretty comprehensive look at the Golden Era of Dance and Rap radio in the country’s biggest market during a time of musical breakthroughs.
Radio legends like DJ Spinna, Stretch Armstrong, Kool DJ Red Alert, Marley Marl and Merlin Bobb explain the innovations and influence of pioneers such as Frankie Crocker, Tony Humphries, Ted Currier and Shep Pettibone. From Tony Moran of The Latin Rascals showing us how he used to manually chop up reels, to tales of Boyd Jarvis playing live keyboards over on-air mixes, and the rise of Mr. Magic and Red Alert, this is a fascinating chronicle of a bygone era. Narrated by MC Lyte.
Here’s We’re Gonna Be Lords, a new mini-documentary profiling four rising ‘New New York’ acts: The Underachievers, gay rapper Le1f, The Flatbush Zombies and Action Bronson. It was directed by Robert Lopuski and is best viewed whilst puffing on some marijuana. It is probably NSFW.