Chance The Rapper, Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – Sunday Candy

November 25th, 2014

Donnie Trumpet is taking the lead on the forthcoming Surf project from The Social Experiment, which also include Chance The Rapper, Peter Cottontale and Nate Fox. Here is the first single titled “Sunday Candy”.

Previously: Chance The Rapper Brings Out Big Sean in L.A. (Video)

Video: PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9 & DJ Premier) – Raiders of the Lost Art Documentary (Pt. 2)

November 25th, 2014

Here is part 2 of Royce Da 5’9 and DJ Premier’s PRhyme documentary Raiders of the Lost Art, which has them discussing Adrian Younge’s contributions to the album.

Previously: Part 1

Murda Mook – Only Nicki

November 25th, 2014

Murda Mook confesses his lust for Nicki Minaj on this new freestyle over “Only”.

Previously: Murda Mook – 6 God Freestyle (Video)

Video: Eminem – Not Afraid: The Shady Records Story (Trailer)

November 25th, 2014

Eminem shares the trailer for his upcoming documentary Not Afraid: The Shady Records Story, which is set to be released in 2014.

Previously: Eminem & Shady Records – Shady XV (Album Stream)

Video: Bishop Nehru on Sway in the Morning

November 25th, 2014

Bishop Nehru stops by Sway In The Morning to talk about working with MF Doom, his connection with Nas, his influences and future plans. He also proceeded to spit some bars.

Hit the jump for the freestyle.

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Video: Kurupt – Something That You’re Not

November 25th, 2014

Previously: Kurupt, BTrouble & Roscoe – Trouble (Video)

Tragedy Khadafi – Running

November 25th, 2014

Trag gets personal on “Running” the second single from his Pre-Magnum Opus project, which you can pre-order here ahead of its December 16th release.

Previously: Tragedy Khadafi – Free Thinkers 2

Interview: Prodigy & Boogz Boogetz’ Young Rollin’ Stoners Album showcases two Generations of Queens Hip-Hop

November 25th, 2014

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Words by Paul Meara (@PaulMeara)

Prodigy’s collaborative prospectus with hip-hop greats is long and distinguished. When it comes to the production on his albums, he’s mostly relied on Havoc and The Alchemist for much of his solo catalog. Mobb Deep in general has stuck to working with their contemporaries during the course of their career and haven’t called on the younger generation all that much. Until now.

Far Rockaway, Queens native Boogz Boogetz, who is more than a decade younger than Prodigy, has been hanging around the Infamous camp for quite a while, appearing on several tracks by the Mobb rapper (and vice versa). The younger brother of Un Pacino, an artist who has long been affiliated with Infamous Records and even doing a full album with Prodigy, Boogz has experienced how an older Queens camp works and established a good relationship with everyone in the process.

“I’m always in the studio with [my brother], and Prodigy just took a liking to me and my music,” Boogz Boogetz said in describing his early encounters with Prodigy. “He seen that I was different. I was a skateboarder and not like every other average kid to meet in the hood. There was something about me [that was] special and we started working together.”

This Tuesday (November 25) will set somewhat of a precedent for both Prodigy and Boogz Boogetz as they release their collaborative Young Rollin’ Stonerz album. Each emcee will be somewhat out of his element. P will have to lay his trademark dark, gritty and thoro bars over beats mostly of the trap variety while Boogz’ stoner rhymes and skateboard appeal will have to be up to the task of not sounding too left of field being on the same song as one of hip-hop most infamous hardcore pioneers. It’s a challenge both are willing to accept.

“It’s just fun,” Prodigy says describing the album. “When you listen to it it’s just fun music. It’s hardcore hip-hop but at the same time the energy that Boogz brings to it just enables me to create a lighter side of my writing aside from doing real dark hip-hop. [I’m] still sticking to my guns and being myself.”

Nah Right recently spoke to both Boogz Boogetz and Prodigy in anticipation of Young Rollin’ Stoners. During the interview the duo described working with one another and also laid a few gems about what each of them are doing separately. P announced he’s working on a project with Harry Fraud as well as another collaborative effort with Alchemist while Boogz relayed he’s in the process of creating a slew of new works, both solo and collabo. They also described their early meetings and why each finds value in working with one another.

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Jordin Sparks ft. 2 Chainz – Double Tap

November 25th, 2014

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2 Chainz contributes a verse to Jordin Sparks’ new record “Double Tap”.

Previously: Jessie J ft. 2 Chainz – Burnin’ Up (Live on Kimmel)

Video: Cardo on the Making of Jeezy’s “Seen It All” ft. Jay Z

November 25th, 2014

Speaking to DJ Booth, producer Cardo breaks down the creation of the Jay Z assisted title track to Jeezy’s last album. He explains how Jeezy ended up with the beat, which was originally intended for Travi$ Scott,how he found out Jay would be adding a verse and hearing the finished track for the first time over Skype.

Previously: Jeezy: Jay-Z Teared Up When He Wrote “Seen It All” Verse