Archive for the 'Preview' Category

Mannie Fresh Previews New Yasiin Bey Track “Let’s Go”

Friday, May 30th, 2014

The illustrious Mannie Fresh recently sat down with Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Frannie Kelly at NPR headquarters in D.C. for the first ever live episode of the Microphone Check podcast. Mannie’s interviews are always interesting and enlightening but the headline here is the new collaboration with Yasiin Bey that he previews, in full, at around 36 and a half minutes in. The track is called “Let’s Go”, and it bumps. If you’re pressed for time you can jump to about the 32 minute mark, where Mannie speaks on his working relationship with Mos and the song itself which he says they just finished the other day.

After the interview was over, Mannie hit the turntables and spun and impromptu set of bounce remixes of tracks like Earth Wind and Fire’s “September”, Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” and Kanye’s “Good Life”.

Check that out below.

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Skyzoo & Torae – Barrel Brothers (Album Sampler)

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Sky and Tor share a sampler for their Barrel Brothers collaborative project ahead of its release on May 27th.

Listen below and pre-order here.

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Listen to a Preview of the New Wu-Tang Album

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Zach O’Malley Greenburg be out in Marrakesh smoking hashish with his fellowship. The Forbes writer recently traveled to Morocco to meet with producer Tarik “Cilvaringz” Azzougarh about the much discussed single copy Wu-Tang album Once Upon A Time in Shaolin. During the meeting, Cilvaringz gave him a quick 51 second preview of a track featuring Ghostface Killah and somebody who sounds an awful lot like Cher.

UPDATED: Rolling Stone confirms that it is in fact Cher.

A representative for Cher declined to make the singer available for comment, but confirmed the collaboration to Rolling Stone. “She recorded her parts separately, so I don’t believe there was direct interaction,” said the rep.

Read Greenburg’s piece on the trip and watch the full video segment here.

Previously: Raekwon Not Happy with RZA, on Strike From Wu-Tang | RZA Says He Got a $5 Million Offer for That Wu-Tang Album

August Alsina ft. Pusha T – FML (Preview)

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Here’s a trailer for August Alsina’s Testimony LP, which is out next Tuesday the 15th. At around the 2:55 mark, you can hear about a minute of “FML”, an album cut featuring Pusha T. The quick preview includes a good portion of Pusha’s verse.

Previously: Pusha T & A$AP Ferg – Hand In My Pocket (Prod. by Sean C & LV)

Chief Keef on CNN’s Chicagoland (Preview)

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

On tonight’s episode of CNN’s ongoing Chicagoland documentary series, they will take a look at Chief Keef, his meteoric rise and the conflict between his 300 faction of the Black Disciples and Lil JoJo’s BDK that left the rival rapper dead at age 18.

Previously: Chance The Rapper on CNN’s Chicagoland

Video: Drake Performs New Music in the U.K.

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

During a performance in Birmingham, England last night, Drake performed a new song for attendees that is being called “Call On Me”.

Spotted: WoR

Previously: Drake Announces Houston Appreciation Weekend

Stones Throw Records: Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton (Documentary Preview)

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Here’s the first 5 minutes or so of Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton, a new documentary on independent label Stones Throw that was featured at SXSW this past week. The doc looks at the legacy of the small niche label founded 18 years ago by Peanut Butter Wolf and includes commentary from A-Trak, ?uestlove, MF DOOM, Madlib, Kanye West, Common and many others. Check here for the times and locations of future screenings of the film.

Previously: Inside Peanut Butter Wolf’s Vinyl Collection

Video: Here’s Your First Look at Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Here we have our first clip of Andre 3000 in character as Jimi Hendrix from the upcoming biopic All is By My Side, which will debut at SXSW later this month.

Spotted: ego trip

Previously: Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in All Is By My Side (Pic) | Outkast Playing 40 Festival Dates This Summer

Video: Pharrell Plays G I R L at Red Bull Studios

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Here’s an hour and a half of footage from Pharrell’s listening session for G I R L at the Red Bull Studios. He plays the entire album for the crowd, speaks briefly about each track and fields questions from the audience.

Previously: Pharrell – Happy (Live at 2014 Oscars)

ScHoolBoy Q ft. Raekwon – Blind Threats (Snippet)

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

ScHoolBoy Q just held a live listening session for Oxymoron up at Hot 97 with Rosenberg. Here’s a rip of a portion of the Raekwon assisted “Blind Threats” courtesy of Shake.

Oxymoron is out February 25th.

Previously: Torae Interviews ScHoolBoy Q