Next Up: Al-Doe

Friday, January 30th, 2015

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Al-Doe is the epitome of New York but not the “New York rapper.” The 29-year-old Bronx native’s early roots in the entertainment biz came far from the hallways of Big Apple project houses and high school lunch tables. Instead, his story began through a visual medium.

You see Al is Puerto Rican. It’s something that has been both a help and a hinder for him. He got a lot of his initial exposure as an actor during his childhood. Being featured in both soap operas and primetime TV programming, Al-Doe got a taste of the big time before he was even a teenager. It wouldn’t be until much later that he would even pick up a mic and rap.

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October’s Very Own x Cash Money Records’ “Welcome To The Family” Pop-Up Shops

Monday, December 9th, 2013

OVO will be hosting a 10-day pop-up shop for the launch of their “Welcome To The Family” line in collaboration with Cash Money Records starting this Saturday, December 14th in Toronto, New York and LA as well as in Chicago, Miami & New Orleans for one day only (December 14th). The capsule collection includes the Jonathan Mannion picture tee/long-sleeve, the Cash Money Records logo tee/long-sleeve (both pictured below), and some beanies.

The cities listed above will have the OVO x Cash Money pieces, and Toronto will be carrying all the regular stuff you can find at Drake’s “Would You Like A Tour” stops, while quantities last I would imagine. Their whole collection is also currently available on the OVO website.

Video: Mysonne – New York

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Previously: Mysonne – Light Up (Video)

Jadakiss – Take Me To NY

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

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Kiss samples a line from Estelle’s “American Boy.” It’s possible this turns out not to be his song though.

Jadakiss – Take Me To NY | zSHARE

Getting hit by a cab in NY > going to class in an hour. Props to Splash

Video: Rakim Speaks on NY Rap

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Rakim speaks to Mixtape Daily about who he checks for from his hometown.

Video: Maino Interview w/ HardKnockTV

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Maino speaks on being one of the new faces of NY, and the need to bring the NY hip hop scene forward. He also speaks a bit about his relationship with Lil Kim. Hit the jump to see Part 2 of the interview where he speaks on doing a 10 year prison bid, how Biggie influenced him to start rapping

Previously: Maino Mortifies Rosenberg (Video)

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Fresh Daily – Film Noir

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

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Off the AOK Collective MC’s mixtape, Tomorrow is Today, dropping tomorrow here.

Fresh Daily – Film Noir

Digga ft. Chaundon, Sha Stimuli, Skyzoo & Torae – New York Is #1

Monday, May 25th, 2009

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Off Digga’s upcoming album, Person Of Interest, due out October 6th.

Digga ft. Chaundon, Sha Stimuli, Skyzoo & Torae – New York Is #1

Props to Young Legend

Video: Bobbito’s Nuyorican State Of Mind

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Part 2 of Media Gasface’s interview with Bobbito Garcia.

Previously: Bobbito Garcia Talks Def Jam

Bullet feat. Donny Goines – Fortune Teller

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

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Pause. Although being in behind a bullet > the other option.

Bullet feat. Donny Goines – Fortune Teller

Check out Bullet on Twitter. Donny Goines too. Props to Andrew.