Next Up: Nino Man

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015


Nino Man is the epitome of the New York rapper: a hard working hustler who knows how to get it and never when to stop. The 29-year-old Harlem native has been in the streets relentlessly over the past few years and has finally forged enough important relationships and cultivated his own platform whilst flipping over the hourglass waiting for his time to shine.

Being from Harlem has provided Nino the DNA to create his own path with no worries. In fact hip-hop was once a non-worry for him as survival was the primary focus. The daily grind and struggle those from 112th & Lenox Ave face is enough to keep anyone from the area battle tested and ready to take on anything.

“Being from Harlem means you can just go through anything. Harlem is a real flashy place; real trendy. You learn a lot being from Harlem–growing up street-wise, money-wise, every category, so being from Harlem, you can make it anywhere.” Being from the notorious Big Apple borough also helped him connect with others who laid the hip-hop foundation before him. Jadakiss was one of those people.

Nino and Kiss met through his manager. And once the young gun started vibing with the veteran and the music started playing, it was only a matter of time before the two would officially join forces. Since then the duo have worked on a ton of music together. Nino also recently appeared on Shade 45’s Sway In The Morning. It was an opportunity for him to showcase what he has to offer while also explain the bond between himself and his mentor. Continue reading this post…

PIC: Nas x Cam’ron

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Cam just posted this pic on his Instagram simply with the caption:

“#QB #HARLEM #UwasntThere”

Hopefully this means there’ll be some music on the way. Even if there isn’t, there’s like decades of history behind this.

UPDATED: Miss Info has the backstory on the pic. Apparently Nas and Cam ended up on the same flight from Vegas to NY:

According to my source, Nas and Cam saw each other, got to talking without any awkwardness or old tension. The photo wasn’t forced. Respect all around. And the best part, there was even talk of future collaboration.
Maybe that was just polite lip service but maybe, if we’re lucky, there will be a Killa x Godson Dipset x Bravehearts song someday.

Video: Young Guru Q&A @ Vault

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Harlem clothing shop Vault hosted a Q&A with engineer/DJ/producer Young Guru last week.

Props: LowKey

Previously: Young Guru Compares the Rap Game to the Graf Game (Video)

Video: Just Blaze Gives Tour of StadiumRed

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Just Blaze talks to about Baseline and moving to his new digs at StadiumRed:

The team took a trip up to Harlem to chop it up with Just Blaze in his new home, Stadium Red. In the interview we discuss: his fondest memories of Baseline, how his move to Stadium Red came about, the different people that work with him at the studio, and more. Most importantly, Just takes us on a tour of the entire place.

I got to visit Studio B (RebelBase) when it was still under construction, and it’s looking like night and day right now.

Video: Vado x Crooks & Castles x Vault

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Vado has linked with Crooks & Castles and Vault/Goliath in Harlem to create a limited edition t-shirt in honor of the upcoming release of his Slime Flu mixtape. On May 20th, Vado will take over Vault (2498 Frederick Douglass Blvd.) for the official shirt release and a Slime Flu listening session.

Video: A-Mafia – 1000 Grams

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Check out the poster in the back from the “Derek “Bloodshed” Armstead Basketball Classic”.

Previously: Cam’ron ft. Vado & A-Mafia – A-Mafia (Pandemonium) [NoDJ]

Video: Lord Finesse on Big L’s Murder (Full)

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Lord Finesse and OGee of DITC speak with Media Gasface about L’s passing.

The building you see behind Ogee (at 0:56) has been Lamont Coleman’s home for the fast 24 years he lived : 104W 139th Street. The park where we stand is the place where he used to hang out and rhyme at with his friends from the Children of the Corn (COC) crew : Cam’ron, Ma$e, McGruff and Bloodshed.
11 years ago, at 8:30 pm, Big L was shot and killed a block away from here, on 45 W 139th . In the heart of what he used to call the Danger Zone.

Previously: Big L Mural Painting in Harlem (ft. DJ Premier, Lord Finesse, Herb McGruff) | Your ice don’t shine and your chain hollow

Vado ft. August – On His Own

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Vado ft. August – On His Own

Props to Mr. X

Video: Vado ft. Byrd Lady – Professional

Monday, September 28th, 2009

A short clip from UN members Vado and Byrd Lady for “Professional” off DJ Drama and Cam’ron’s Boss Of All Bosses mixtape.

ESSO ft. Moe Roc & B/A – I’m Good (Harlem Remix)

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009


Says (the other) Es:

My dude Moe Roc hit me up when I got back from LA with the idea to redo The Clipse’s “I’m Good” record produced by Pharrell and that he wanted it to be a real Harlem version of the song. He also reached out to B/A from the Demevolist crew to get on it, and we all knocked it out. Shouts to Moe for makin it happen and to Harlem for the inspiration…

ESSO ft. Moe Roc & B/A – I’m Good (Harlem Remix)

Previously: ESSO Interview w/ RS Radio Pt. 1