Video: Grand Puba – UDK

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Travel 8.6 million light years from Earth to the Sirius star-system with Grand Puba in his new video for the self-produced “UDK”, off the Black from the Future album.

Previously: Grand Puba – It’s Been A While

Grand Puba – It’s Been A While

Friday, April 8th, 2016


Here’s Grand Puba sounding as fresh as ever on “It’s Been A While,” his new single from the upcoming album Black from the Future. Listen below and look for the album to drop April 15th on Babygrande.

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Diggin’ In The Crates: Twelve Jewelz (Volume 7)

Friday, August 21st, 2015


Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)

Okay, hip-hop heads in the house. It’s time for a brand new batch of Twelve Jewelz. We’re on Volume 7, son! I’m excited, hope you are too. This week, we’ve got more B-Sides, remixes, radio freestyles, original versions, unreleased gems, and mixtape rarities, all from the ‘90s and early 2000s (except one special one from 2007). And I threw a bonus in too, because that’s how I do. So like we always do at this time, hit the jump to read and stream, and make sure you don’t miss the link to download all Twelve Jewelz at the bottom. Let’s get it.

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Grand Puba – The More Things Change

Monday, January 12th, 2015


“You wanna know what’s going on now, play some of my joints from 20 years ago”

Puba laments the lack of progress in the areas of equality and social justice over the past few decades. Off the BX legend’s album of the same name, due out this Spring on Babygrande.

Listen below.

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Do Remember: 7 Classic Mid-’90s Grand Puba and Sadat X Collaborations

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)

Brand Nubian entered the rap game in 1990 with their debut album One for All, and immediately made an impact, thanks to strong singles like “All for One” and “Slow Down.” But before we knew it, Grand Puba—who was quickly emerging as the star of the group—went solo, leaving fellow New Rochelle MCs Sadat X and Lord Jamar to uphold the Brand Nubian name without him. Still, over time, Puba and Sadat remained cool and appeared on various songs together, before the group eventually reunited and released Brand Nubian’s fourth LP Foundation in 1998 with all three MCs in tact. And since then, they’ve hopped on various projects and releases together, put out more Brand Nubian LPs and guested on each other’s solo projects, and have toured as a group as well.

During those few years of separation (specifically between ’94 and ’96), the joints that Grand Puba and Sadat X put out together (that weren’t released under the Brand Nubian name) were really dope. They appeared on each other’s solo albums and single remixes (one which also featured Lord Jamar), the star-studded High School High soundtrack, and a couple notable posse cuts too. And since NahRight is deeply rooted in the 914, we thought we’d take a trip down memory lane this week and highlight 7 Classic Mid-’90s Grand Puba and Sadat X Collaborations. Do remember.

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5 Underappreciated ’90s Posse Cut Videos

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Posse cuts just ain’t what they used to be. Every now and then we’ll get a good one, but more often than not the lead artist is just looking for an excuse to show off the depth of their Rolodex. If you long for the days when big name lineups actually delivered, check out our list of 5 supremely underrated posse cut videos from the Golden Era.

Click here to read Video Vault: 5 Underappreciated ’90s Posse Cut Videos

Previously: 5 Classic Snoop Dogg Performances of Doggystyle Songs

FEATURE: Dallas Penn’s 5 Favorite Polo Pieces Worn in Rap Videos

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

As you may or may not know, myself and my man Dallas Penn share an affinity for vintage Ralph Lauren Polo. He grew up in Queens and I was raised in Yonkers, but when we first met back during the mid 2000’s, we had an instant connection through our shared passion. In recent years, collectible ‘Lo has seen something of a resurgence amongst collectors of vintage fresh, but the history behind this shit goes back well over 25 years.

These days, anybody can be fresh. There are countless blogs and websites that document and curate all of the latest and greatest in street and men’s wear in what can sometimes feel like real time. Back during the Golden Age of ‘Lo, there were no lookbooks or street style blogs to keep you updated, you either saw something in the store, on the streets or in a Rap video. Like myself, Dallas was heavily influenced by ‘Lo cameos in several early to mid 90’s music videos and so we brought him in to talk about some of the legendary moments that helped shape and continue to influence style to this day.

Click here to read Dallas Penn’s 5 Favorite Polo Pieces Worn in Rap Videos

Video: Cormega ft. DJ Red Alert, Parrish Smith, Grand Puba, KRS-One & Big Daddy Kane – Fresh

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Clearly Mega had to have this video animated because the gravitational pull of all these legends in one place for a video shoot would have knocked the Earth off its axis.

Off 2009’s Born And Raised, (titled as “Mega Fresh X”), which you can cop here or here.

Previously: Cormega ft. PMD, Grand Puba, KRS-One & Big Daddy Kane – Fresh

KRS-One & DJ Premier ft. Grand Puba – 5% [CDQ]

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Here’s an official copy of Preemo, Kris and Puba’s collab that had previously leaked as a radio rip.

KRS-One & DJ Premier ft. Grand Puba – 5% [CDQ] | Usershare

Props: DJ Premier Blog

This will of course appear on Preem’s Year Round Records: Get Used To Us compilation, which is availble for purchase now.

If you’d like to preview the project first, a full album stream is available after the jump.

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KRS-One & DJ Premier ft. Grand Puba – 5% (Radio Rip)

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Here’s a pretty good quality radio rip of the first leak from the upcoming DJ Premier & KRS-One collaborative project, Return of the Boom-Bip. Kris and Puba talk that God Body shit over a Preemo beat we first heard Pete Rock and Nick Javas spit over.

KRS-One & DJ Premier ft. Grand Puba – 5% (Radio Rip) | Usershare

Props: DJ Premier Blog