Living Colour ft. Black Thought, Chuck D, Pharoahe Monch- Who Shot Ya? (Andre Betts Remix)

Thursday, August 18th, 2016


Wow, would you look at the lineup on this bad boy. Ubiquitous 80’s band Living Coulour offer up a new Rap heavy take on their remake of Biggie’s “Who Shot Ya” featuring Prodigal Sunn, Black Thought, Chuck D, Pharoahe Monch and Kyle Mansa. If you’ve ever heard the original version of the cover, you know that sonically, it differs a great deal from the Biggie original (obviously). This new remix, helmed by producer Andre Betts, moves even further away from the source material with a strong message about police brutality and the value of Black life in America. This will appear on the band’s upcoming mixtape, Mixtape, due out September 9th.

Listen below.

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Video: DMC, Chuck D, PMD, MC Serch, Terminator X & DJ Eclipse – Hellraisers

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Oh nothing to see here, just a few RAP LEGENDS coming together for a new posse cut. Produced by BIG K.O. for his Phantom Zone imprint.

Purchase the track on limited 7″ vinyl at Fat Beats now.

De La Soul ft. Chuck D – The People

Friday, November 28th, 2014


Here’s some new music from De La and Chuck D that was originally supposed to drop back during the Summer, but which makes even more sense right about now.

About the song:

The idea for the song came from a couple of samples, and the track’s vibe is earnest and has a pressing tone to it. The lyrics are commentaries of our struggles and successes, our weaknesses and strengths… the experiences… and trials and tribulations we have faced as human beings, a race, and as individuals. Lyrically Chuck brings a sense of authority and urgency. The power in his voice demands your attention. With Chuck on the track this is a dream come true for us.

Originally “The People” was suppose to drop in June around the same time the Chuck D/Hot 97/Peter Rosenberg situation took place. We chose to hold off and not add fuel to any fires. Our next aim was for a Black Friday release. Coincidentally the Ferguson tragedy took place, and more recently the non-indictment verdict. Somehow this song was destined to be a part of something more than just dropping a joint. We hope it will lend itself to something positive in these difficult times.

Download here

Previously: De La Soul ft. Consequence – Vocabulary Spills (Remix)

Chuck D on The Combat Jack Show

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Jack is just killing it with the guests lately. Chuck’s name has been in the news a bit more than usual lately after becoming embroiled in a war of words with Ebro and Rosenberg on Twitter over the ongoing debate about commercial Rap radio. Him and Keith Shocklee sat down with Jack for a whopping 3 hours, so I’m guessing Chuck had his say and then some. Hit the jump for an episode summary and stream.

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Freddie Foxxx on The Combat Jack Show

Friday, June 27th, 2014


The legendary Freddie Foxxx aka Bumpy Knuckles appeared on the The Combat Jack Show and shared a lot of unfiltered rap history. Freddie discussed meeting Chuck D during a time where his life was on the line for the culture, his relationship with Tupac, being down with the Paid In Full Posse (Eric B.), his battle-rapping past, what happened with Queen Latifah/Flavor Unit, getting blackballed by Steve Stoute, what business lessons he learned from being around Naughty by Nature/D.I.T.C., being around Nas during his beef with Jay-Z and of course, his most famous beatdown stories dispelled.

I’m probably forgetting a lot but the full 2 hours is worth the time.

Previously: Marley Marl on The Combat Jack Show | Lord Finesse on The Combat Jack Show

Chuck D’s Letter From 2Pac

Monday, June 23rd, 2014


“I just signed 2 Death Row…”

Yesterday on Twitter, Chuck D shared a note he received from an incarcerated 2Pac back in 1995. The letter is handwritten on one page and in it, ‘Pac thanks the OG for lessons learned and jewels dropped while they were on the road together. He also invites him to take part in an unspecified program he wanted to launch, gauges his interest in a film project and offers him a spot on an upcoming song alongside Sister Souljah. Overall, ‘Pac’s mood seemed upbeat despite his circumstances, and he was excited about a recent bail hearing and his new deal with Death Row.

Check it out below.

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Video: Rapper’s Delight ft. Chuck D, Luther Campbell & Spinderella – Rapper’s Delight (Live on Arsenio)

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Arsenio brought in a bunch of old heads for his Old School show last night. In this clip, Master Gee and Wonder Mike from The Sugarhill Gang, who now record under the name Rapper’s Delight, perform a medley of their new single “La La Song” before being joined by Chuck D, Uncle Luke and Spinderella for a performance of the song “Rapper’s Delight”.

Check out several interview clips here, and hit the jump for a clip of Luke talking about the open letter he wrote to Rick Ross.

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Video: DJ Muggs ft. Chuck D – Wikid

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Off Muggs’ Bass For Your Face solo project, out now.

Spotted: RS

Previously: DJ Muggs ft. Chuck D – Wikid (Craze Remix) | DJ Muggs ft. Danny Brown – Headfirst

LL Cool J ft. Chuck D, Travis Barker, Tom Morello & DJ Z-Trip – Whaddup

Monday, February 11th, 2013

LL closed out last night’s Grammy ceremony with a tribute to the late MCA of the Beastie Boys and a debut performance of “Whaddup”, his new single featuring Chuck D, Travis Barker, Tom Morello and Z-Trip.

Stream “Whaddup” here and purchase on iTunes.

Hit the jump for a clip from last night’s performance.

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Immortal Technique ft. Brother Ali, Chuck D & Killer Mike – Civil War

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

You can take one look at that lineup and you just know you’re getting a lecture. Off Tech’s The Martyr, which drops tomorrow.

Download: Link

Props: Shake

Previously: Immortal Technique – Toast To The Dead (Prod. by J. Dilla)