Sunday, April 29, 2012

Rah Diggah - Vlad Tv Freestyle

The legendary femcee gives some words of wisdom in a sick freestyle dedicated to those on the rise. After her lil spat with Tyler the Creator she sending a lil warning to any other youngsters who might try to step to her. Hell Rah is better than most male Emcees in the mainstream.

Aesop Rock - Skelethon Episode 2 - CD Release Promo

SKELETHON - Coming July 10th, 2012 on Rhymesayers Entertainment.

Talib Kweli & Res - Driving Me Insane - Official Video

A collaboration between hip-hop luminary Talib Kweli and critically acclaimed Philly soul singer Res, Idle Warship is a genre-bending musical project born out of sheer experimentation and unbridled creative expression. Habits of the Heart stormed the music scene last year, receiving glowing praise from the likes of People Magazine,,, Filter, Bust, MTV Hive, YRB and The group also drew attention for their unconventional idea to be the first to premiere their full album on Spotify U.S. three whole weeks ahead of release date. The album offers a thrilling hybrid of influences including soul, hip-hop, rock, alternative and electronic, and features guest spots from Jean Grae, Jay Knocka, Chester French, Michelle Williams & John Forte.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Redman (feat. Ready Roc) Sour Deezal - Official Video

D.Block's Sheek Louch & Styles P. - Canadaian Tour

D.Block's Sheek Louch speaks on Canadaian tour with Styles P special Guest Peter Jackson The Mckee Agency Presents: May 10 - Toronto, ON Club XS May 11 - Oshawa, ON Status Lounge May 12 - Peterborough, ON Club 172 May 13 - Montreal, QC Club Soda May 14- Ottawa, On Babylon May 15 - London, ON Club Noir May 16 - Sudbury, ON Crank Joes May 17 - Hamilton, ON Casbah Lounge May 18 - KItchener, ON Cameo Nightclub May 21 - Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret May 22 - Regina, SK The Distrikt May 23 - Saskatoon, SK Odeon May 24 - Edmonton, AB Starlite Room May 26 - Whistler, BC Garfinkels May 27 - Vancouver, BC Fortune

Nas - The Don - Official Video

Music video by Nas performing The Don (Explicit). 2012 The Island Def Jam Music Group. Need I say any more....its explanation needed!!

CL SMOOTH - Nothin Can Match It - Video Promo

I need you guys to tell me how you feel about this one because I'm on the fence. I like CL Smooth but I expected something more lyrically driven.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

ELZHI - Out Da Box - Interview

Out Da Box TV brings you an episode featuring one of Detroit's most gifted Emcee's, "Elzhi". Fresh off the success of his latest project "ELmatic" which is a homage to Nas' "Illmatic", Elzhi spoke briefly on a series of topics, including his introduction to hip hop music, the benefits of today's music industry and the feedback received from "ELmatic". After years of commitment to his former group "Slum Village" and grinding to establish his solo career, it seems as though El is ready to take it to the next level. I'm definitely looking forward, to hear what's in store for him in the near future. In the meantime, take a moment to enjoy this video.

Talib Kweli & Res - What's In My Bag?

Res & Talib Kweli (a.k.a. Idle Warship) go shopping at Amoeba Music in Hollywood.

Styles P - Invincible Philly - Book Signing

This dude is the truth most kats be sleeping on Styles but he is truly a master of the craft. Most people don't know about Styles P the family man but he holds his family down. I love to see REal men embrace their kids and take care of their families the way real men are suppose to do.

Action Bronson - Sway In The Morning - Freestyle

Action Bronson delighted the citizens with a medley of songs during the Sway in the Morning in studio series kicking off with "At the Point" from his current project, BLUE CHIPS. @actionbronson @realsway

KOTD - 2012 Grand Prix R1 - Step Easy vs eMCee Bill

For the last match up in the East 2012 Grand Prix, we have Owen Sound native Step Easy going up against eMCee Bill from Alliston. Step Easy is just coming off a loss to Bulle and Bill is fresh off a win over Tino at Flatline. Who will advance to round 2?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Kool G. Rap - VladTv - Interview

Who's the hottest MC's out of the Queens borough? Now this is a tricky question but of all the guys he named I would have to go with Nas as being the most lyrical.

XV - AllHipHop - Interview

These new guys are really starting to impress me it appears we are getting away from the party songs and going after a more serious subject matter. XV is one of the few new guys I can get behind, don't get me wrong we still need rappers like Soulja Boy just not 24/7. HipHop is at its best when respect is shown to all of its genres not just one.

Juvenile - AllHipHop - Interview/Performance

AllHipHop and SOB's brought Juvenile to New York for the release of his Nino The Magnificent (FreEp). Juvie performed all his classic hits to a packed house in New York and it was clear, Juvenile is back to music.

K.O.T.D. - 2012 Grand Prix - Round 1

For the next battle out of the West for the 2012 Grand Prix we have Aspire facing off against New'l. Aspire is looking to bounce back from his loss to Daley while New'l is looking to stay on the winning path with his latest win over McNight at Frostbite. Who will get the W in this battle?

Locksmith - Sway In The Morning Interview

Locksmith talks w/ Sway in the Morning about his LABYRINTH album, graduating from college and the difference between rapper and "wappers"

Monday, April 23, 2012

I Self Devine - Interview

This mixtape is ONLY available with the pre-order of I Self Devine's upcoming album, The Sound Of Low Class Amerika.

Brother Ali - European Tour

10.05.12 - London, UK @ XOYO: 11.05.12 - Manchester, UK @ The Roadhouse: 12.05.12 - Bristol, UK @ The Thekla: 13.05.12 - Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store: 15.05.12 - Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg: 16.05.12 - Paris, FR @ Le Divan Du Monde: 17.05.12 - Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg: 18.05.12 - Munich, DE @ Hansa 39: 19.05.12 - Antwerp, BE @ TRIX zaal: 21.05.12 - Copenhagen, DK @ Lille Vega: 22.05.12 - Stockholm, SE @ Fasching: 23.05.12 - Oslo, NO @ BlÄ: 24.05.12 - Bergen, NO @ Garage:

yU - Out Da Box - Interview

Out Da Box TV is proud to bring you our 1st episode of the year featuring the truly talented DMV Emcee "yU" (of Diamond District). We caught up with yU at a recent NY show show. He took the time to speak on a range of topics relating to his life and music career including how he prefers to approach his music, connecting with his audience, being a parent/artist, working with Oddisee and more. He even spoke a bit on the growing DMV music scene. We had a great pleasure working with such a humble and talented emcee. yU's new album "The Earn" is now out on Mello Music Group and is also one of our favorite albums of 2011. When it comes to rhymes, flows, subject matter and beats, we believe this brother has the full package. He delivers well in all areas and we wish him the best of success as his career continues to grow. If you got the bread, feel free to go cop his album on itunes. In the meantime, check out this insightful interview with the man himself.

Macklemore - HardKnock Tv - Interview

Exclusive in-depth interview with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at Paid Dues. In part 1 Macklemore talks to Nick Huff Barili about Seattle Hip Hop, early influences, how the "Gateways" program impacted his life, Lil Wayne, lean, substance abuse, otherside, how he and Ryan Lewis started working together, new album and much more.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Think Like A Man - Black Tree Tv - Red Carpet

Joe Cool - This Is 50 Interview - Jack Thriller

Thisis50 & Young Jack Thriller recently spoke with Joe Cool for an exclusive interview. This guy reminds me of a young Q-Tip I really like his flow and is tone. What do you think?

Tanya Morgan - Out Da Box Interview

Out Da Box TV is proud to bring you our final Artist Episode of last year featuring the successful indie Hip Hop group "Tanya Morgan". We caught up with group members' Donwill and Von Pea recently to speak briefly about their new EP "You & What Army" as well as some of the other interesting projects they've got on the way. They also took the time to speak on why original member "Ilyas" is not currently with the group but assured fans that they all are still cool. Amongst other things, the duo also spoke on what they learned best from their solo experiences and releasing individual projects. One of the topics that stood out particularly though, was the group's take on having "a steady day job" vs "maintaining an artist career". There are definitely some interesting moments in this interview, that I'm sure viewers will be pleased with. Please take the time to watch and share with others who you think would be interested. I had a wonderful time working with Tanya Morgan and certainly look forward to the upcoming releases they are preparing for 2012. In the meantime, feel free to check out their Free digital EP entitled "You & What Army" which should hold us down until later this year.

Andrew Dosunmu - Director of Restless City

RBTV caught up with filmmaker ANDREW DOSUNMU at the 2011 Urbanworld Film Festival to discuss his project RESTLESS CITY. The Sundance Film Festival hit is the thrird film to be released by AFFRM, The African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement. It opens in theaters nationwide beginning April 27, 2012. Visit for theaters and showtimes.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Black Enterprise World Trade Center Party

Bob Marley - Documentary

A new documentary about the life of reggae legend Bob Marley is hitting theaters today 4/20 as stoners worldwide celebrate. But the film focuses less on Marleys love for smoking ganja and more on the man behind the music including never before seen footage of Marley's early years growing up in Trenchtown, JA and his final days being treated for skin cancer in Germany. The documentary was directed by Oscar winner Kevin MacDonald (Last King of Scotland) and executive produced by Marley's eldest son Ziggy. We sat down with some of Marley's children and some of his many celebrity fans during the films junket and premiere to talk about the importance of the film and the impact Marley had on so many peoples live.

Big K.R.I.T. - Fuse Interview

At the first show of his Campus Consciousness Tour, Big K.R.I.T. discusses his upcoming album, working with B.B. King, and life lessons he got from David Banner.

J.Cole - Fuse Interview

At the first show of his Campus Consciousness Tour, J. Cole discusses hitting the road with Big K.R.I.T., collaborating with Kendrick Lamar, and how Jay-Z is like Michael Jordan.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Roc Marciano - Out Da Box Media - Interview

Out Da Box TV is extremely proud to bring you a special new interview with the unique and talented NY Emcee "Roc Marciano". After pursuing an interview with Roc for almost 2 years, we finally got the chance to speak with him, during his recent visit back to his hometown of NY. We captured quite a bit of interesting convo with Roc about his neighborhood upbringing, his music career, writing process, his love for the old NY and much more. This interview was so extensive that I actually had to split it into 2 parts. In this first part, Roc speaks more in detail about his creative writing approach and how growing up in NY helped to shape his sound. He also speaks on his successful solo album "Marcberg" and what inspired the creativity behind the project. Without a doubt, Roc is one of our favorite Emcees in hip hop today! So it was extremely a pleasure and an honor to build with the man himself. Please take the time to view this truly in-depth interview piece on the creative Hempstead, Long Island Emcee.

N.O.R.E. - VladTv Remarks About Prodigy

The legendary Queens rapper clears up an earlier incident where he called into Power 105.1 to identify Havoc's voice on an audio recording of him accusing fellow Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy of being gay. Really I don't care if he's gay or not but I must a admit he seems pretty guilty. Him trying to laugh it off like it doesn't mean anything to him is a joke. Because he is from the Era where anyone "Gay" would be done career wise. But like I said its not my business and even if he was it wouldn't take away from his skill he bring to the mic. I wish somebody just do a Kanye and just say fuck it..."I'm Gay and what...?

K.O.T.D. Rap Battle - Young Gattas Vs. Looney Divine

The next battle from CIA features the first two females to ever step foot on the KOTD Elite stage. Looney Divine repping the West Coast is looking to make an impact on the KOTD scene against MidWest's Young Gattas. Gattas is known for her hard hitting punchlines and clever wordplay and is set to deliver both in this battle. This was a massacre in my opinion Young G really got in that ass. What do you think?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Jump Off Tv (UK) - Female Emcees Need Co Signers

As the urban scene is dominated by male artists the debaters got together to figure out whether or not females artists need a male co-sign in order to succeed. The following are a few questions the debaters were faced with: - Do females need a male co-sign? - Do people pay more attention to referrals from influential figures? - Who co-signed Ms. Dynamite? - Can female artists co-sign a male?

Prodigy - Cipha Sounds/Rosenberg Interview

Is Prodigy dating Rihanna? Do Prodigy and Havoc have beef? Were those tweets real?Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg sit down with Prodigy of Mobb Deep to find out the truth to behind the rumors.

Blake Griffin - Posterizes Pau Gasol

Watch Blake Griffin posterize Pau Gasol from a never before seen angle shot with Arri Alexa camera at 120 fps! I just had to post this because I am really NOT a Lakers fan...!!!

Mario Van Peebles - Sway (Shade45) Interview

Director, Mario Van Peebles talked about his opinion on current Black directors and Black films. His fathers story has an amazing story of how he got started one of the best stories I've ever heard reminded me of The Pursuit Of Happiness.

Warren G - SkeeTv Interview

DJ Skee sits down with Warren G. for one of his first interviews after the passing of the late Nate Dogg. Warren G. talks about what Nate Dogg meant to Hip Hop and music, his tribute record for Nate titled "This Is Dedicated To You" ft. Latoya Williams & the release of his & Nate Dogg's EP out last summer.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Kendrick Lamar - Nardwuar Interview

Nardwuar interviews Kendrick Lamar at SXSW 2012 in Austin, Texas! This guy is truly talented one of the best new young artist out there today.

DeStorm - This Is 50 Interview

Thisis50 & Young Jack Thriller recently spoke with DeStorm for an exclusive interview. He talks about growing up in the projects, transitioning into a youtube sensation, groupies & says he has no Youtube rivals!

Immoral Technique - Truth Is Scary Interview

TIS catches up with rapper & activist Immortal Technique as he talks about humans being distracted, the killing of Trayvon Martin, Kony 2012, an end of the world scenario, aliens, and digs deep into the Illuminati. Plus more...

Raekwon - Vibe Magazine Interview

Mark my words if this has a great turn out I can see major corporations doing this for artist like Elvis, Michael Jackson, or even Jimmy Hendrix. There is a way they can make money off of this and I do believe people will pay top dollar to see their favorite artist "Live" in hologram form. Think about it...fanatics would go CRAZY at a hologram Michael Jackson...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Grand Daddy IU - Forbez Dvd Interview

It really pisses me off that emcees, producers, dj's the underground that don't get paid for all the efforts they put int to building this thing we call HipHop. This is the reason UnsungHipHop.Com was create to shine light on those who choose not to be apart of the corporate machine and remain independent.

K.O.T.D. - Grand Prix - edWORDS vs Adamantium

For the first battle out of the West for the 2012 Grand Prix we have St. Catharines native edWORDS taking on Adamantium from Edmonton. edWORDS is a KOTD vet looking to re-establish himself and go for the chain, while fast riser Adamantium looks to keep up his momentum and make his own run for the title. Who will come out with the win?

Nas - Vh1 Behind the Music

Monday, April 16, 2012


The worlds most respected MC Battle Arena drops another classic match up between Harlem's Charlie Clips and Highland Park, Michigan's X-Factor. These are two of the best battle MC's in the world and both of them show up on the highest level in this high paced action packed battle.

Beanie Sigel - AllHipHop Interview

Have you noticed they are trying to get every other major star for tax fraud or evasion lately? It appears the government is really combing through a lot records in order to try to catch someone slipping on their taxes. SMH....

Fred The Godson - Montreality Interview

In this Interview with Montreality, Fred The Godson speaks about: - His story - The type of student he was at school - Jobs he's had as a teenager growing up - The key to success - What he would call his book, if he were to write one - What he has in his pockets - A memorable tour story - Music he's been listening to - Artists & producers he'd like to collaborate with - His tattoos & the story behind them - What keeps him motivated

Tupac Shakur - Hologram @ Coachella 2012

This is image is both amazing and spooky at the same time, I can't even imagine how snoop felt on stage having to perform with the real Tupac. I would like to see O.D.B. in hologram too or maybe even Left Eye Lopez...why stop here. I'm sure this cost a lot of money for these few minutes memory lane.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

M-Phazes - The Making of "Super Good"

Watch M-Phazes walk you through creating "Super Good ft. J-Live" from his new album PHAZED OUT through Coalmine Records!
Making beats 101 I remember I used to make beats back in 2002 on my Playstation 2 using MTv Music Generator feat. Funk Master Flex. Those were the good ol' days I used to sell those beats for 65.00 a track and no one knew I was using my PS2. Until one day an artist wanted to come by my house, so I had to reveal my secrets. That artist and I became partners he goes by the name Chuck "The Mad OX". Shout our to Femi The Dri Fish.

Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap - Ice T Documentary

SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP is a feature length performance documentary film about the runaway juggernaut that is Rap music. At the wheel of this unstoppable beast is the film's director and interviewer Ice-T. Ice-T takes us on a deeply personal journey to uncover how this music of the street has grown to dominate the world. Along the way Ice-T meets some of the remarkable superstars of Rap, from Eminem to Dr Dre, to Snoop Dogg and Kanye West. He exposes the roots and history of Rap and then, through meeting most of it's most famous protagonists studies the living mechanism of the music to reveal The Art Of Rap. This film features unique performances from it's entire cast and does not use any archive material.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Immortal Technique - Out Da Box Tv - Interview

Out Da Box TV presents a special new interview with Harlem's intelligently outspoken and passionate Emcee "Immortal Technique". We caught up with Tech, recently at a show here in NY, where he was gracious enough to provide us with a very insightful interview. Tech took the time to speak on a set of topics including his recent humbling experience visiting Haiti and seeing the conditions of the people. He also shared solutions that people of the U.S. could use to strengthen themselves in this currently struggling economy, and gave some advice on helping to strengthen the minds of our youth as well. He concluded the interview with some worthyl details on his anticipated, upcoming album "The Middle Passage", which hopefully will be released before the end of the year. It was indeed a great pleasure buildin' with one of the most honest and politically aware artists in music today.

Ladies Night - Freestyle - Tim Westwood Tv

Its Westwood's 1Xtra Ladies Night with - Ny, NoLay, Lady Chann, Lady Leshurr, Lioness, Princess Nyah & Alex Mills. These ladies puts in down on this freestyle. I cam barely make up what they are saying but its sounds dope never the less.

Tech N9ne - Nardwuar Interview

Tech is really underrated his skills out shines most Emcees signed to a major label. I'm glad to see he is finally getting recognized by mainstream audiences.

Method Man & Big Stat - Freestyle

The legendary rapper throws down a mind blowing freestyle, "2AM Mariott," which starts out with Connecticut's own Big Stat holding his own and then passing the torch to Meth.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Busta Rhymes - Interview - How He lost Beat to Jay-Z


Sean Price - Interview - Top 5 Brooklyn Rappers

Prodigy - Interview - Gay Rappers

I've said it plenty of times the first commercial gay rapper will be a millionaire. There is a market for just about every kind of HipHop and I'm sure this is no difference.

Mac Miller - Interview

Exclusive in-depth interview with Mac Miller at Paid Dues. In part 2 Mac shares the story of how he got a verse from Lil Wayne for his favorite song off the Macadelic mix tape titled The Question? Mac said that he was surprised by how fast Wayne got the verse back to him after Mac had sent him the track, even faster than Kendrick Lamar whom he had also sent a track to and whom he talks to on a more regular basis. As the interview continues Nick asks Mac about several quotes Mac has recently posted on Twitter from fans concerned that he has changed and is addicted to Cocaine. Mac address the rumors and says that he is NOT addicted to any drugs! Mac concludes the interview by talking about his sophomore album and then projects he wants to put out before it.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

K.R.S.-One - Speaks about 50 Cents

Krs One talks about the similarities between his and 50 Cent's early careers and whether 50 should change his approach. Imagine that...50 cent being similar to K.R.S. One who would have thought could be so. Even though I'm not a big 50 fan I do respect him as a businessman he's truly a intelligent guy.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Interview

We got to catch up with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis prior to there show XXL Freshman show at BestBuy Theater.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Wu Tang - Freestyle - Tim Westwood TV

Wu Tang Clan in the buiding! Method Man, U God & Masta Killa go in with a crazy freestyle! Meth Kills this freestyle I love to see the Veterans put in work still proving to those young punks we here and we still got it!!!!

50 Cent - Interview with Tim Westwood

This is a old video but I love the Knowledge 50 drops on this video about the "Industry" how easily stats are bought and sold in order to move units. THIS IS A MUST SEE...

Monday, April 9, 2012

K.O.T.D. - Rap Battle Pass Vs Brixx Belvedere

For the first battle released from the inaugural King Of The Dot Fresh Coast event, CIA (Cali Is Active), we have Fresh Coast vet Pass back for his second KOTD battle. He is taking on one of the founding members of S.O.N.S., Brixx Belvedere. While Brixx is known for his wordplay and punchlines, Pass is known for his personals and rhythmic flow which sets this clash up to be a classic.

Tulsa Oklahoma Shooting - Two Men Arrested

ABC News is reporting Jake England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 32 were arrested at a house north of Tulsa around 2 a.m. Sunday morning and are expected to be charged with three counts of murder and two counts of shooting with intent to kill, according to officials. When will we wake up...!!!

Charlamagne - Interview

How far can a Gay Hip Hop artist go? I'm gonna have to agree with him the first openly gay rapper will make a lot of money and be a hero to a lot of gay people? But with fame comes hate...he probably get hated on more than our first Black President. Imagine the security needed to protect him. Tell me what do you think..

Erick Sermon - Interview

Erick Sermon Speaks on his new Venture wit/ STREETHEAT

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Young Jeezy - Trayvon Martin Case

Jeezy shares his thoughts on the Trayvon Martin case, what he thinks should happen to George Zimmerman and how he thinks the public would react to the trial. He's right if the law doesn't handle this situation currently "Street Justice" will be unleashed on George Zimmerman...period!!

Jazzy Jeff - Talks about Mac Miller

DJ Jazzy Jeff explains why he wanted to work with Mac Miller, the young rapper out of Pittsburgh who caught his attention with "Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza", and talks about the tweet that started their mixtape collaboration. I was just as shocked as Jeff was when I heard Mac Miller rhyme. I hope he is able to remain independent to keep him making the music he wants and not be apart of the corporate machine.

Esteban Serrano - The Fuse - HipHop Report

The Rap Report is a weekly take on the world of hip hop from Esteban Serrano, a producer on Fuse's Hip Hop Shop. Check it out every Wednesday. This week: Esteban travels to Philadelphia to explore the city's immense impact on hip-hop. He speaks with Marc Byers and Ab Liva about the origins of gangsta rap and the countless MCs who call Philly home. He also puts you on to ICan another dope lyricist from Philly.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Dom Kennedy stops by the 90.5 KSJS station for an exclusive interview with Arman "Strong Arm" Mahmoudi, in this Fresh to Death exclusive presented by Open University. In the interview Dom Kennedy discusses performing in the Bay Area, the recording process behind From the Westside with Love 2, and his future collaborations. *This footage was taken on the W$GT$ tour in November 2011. Catch Dom Kennedy on Tour right now on the This is Dom Kennedy tour and look out for The Yellow Album dropping soon. Live performance filmed at the Avalon in Santa Clara, CA. (Event by Ineffable Music Group)

N.O.R.E. - Crack On Steroids Tour

He's right about Rza that dude is real particular who he works with and it says alot about you if you choose to work with you. I always felt like N.O.R.E. never really got he proper respects, I'm glad to see he is still one his grind. What HipHop artist you feel never got his "Shine" on?

Yasiin Bey(Mos Def)/Dead Prez - Trayvon Martinn Tribute

Trayvon Martin Tribute Behind the Scenes Featuring: Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) x Dead Prez x mikeflo Because if he were white he'd still be alive. I never understood why people act like racism dosen't exist. The only people who say that are racist. Remember slot of people in the US will not speak out agaist racism because their friends and family are racist. They just try to make excuses, because if racist are bad people that means their dad, mom, uncle, brother....are ignorant people.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Blueprint - Interview

Printmatic takes you behind the scenes on the making of his newest video. He speaks about his beginnings and how he quit drinking before he was able to be truly creative with his writing. Definitely one of the best new lyricist out there in the game.

Ed Lover - C'mon Son Vol. 30

Kendrick Lamar - Out Da Box (Interview)

Out Da Box TV is proud to bring you a special new interview with Compton, L.A. Emcee "Kendrick Lamar". Fresh off the release of his "Section 80" album, we spoke with Kendrick when he visited NYC last month. To us, he really brings a breath of fresh air to the hip hop scene and we were grateful to have a conversation with him. In this interview Kendrick spoke primarily on the greater purpose of his music. He touched on topics such as his subject matter and lyrical approach, fulfilling his purpose outside of the music, giving back to the community, and much more. It was a great pleasure buildin' with someone we believe will have a longevity effect in the music biz. Kendrick has a unique emcee presence and a humble vibe that will take him a long way. We wish this brother much success.

Big K.R.I.T. - Interview

Thisis50 recently spoke with Big K.R.I.T. for an exclusive interview. He talks about growing up, being humble, meaning behind his name, how he feels about XXL's Freshman cover, what got him started with music, never imagined being signed to Def Jam & much more!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

David Banner - Interview (Trayon Martin)

The famed rapper details his thoughts on the Trayvon Martin case, the impact on our culture and what he thinks should result from the incident. I can't wait to listen to this free Cd I must admit I'm not a fan of David Banner but I do respect and like him as a man that speaks his mind. I'll keep you posted on this matter... Are you a fan of southern rappers?

Smack/URL - John John Da Don Vs. Bill Collector

Two of Smack/ URL's rising stars John John Da Don and Bill Collector step on the stage Worlds Most Respected Stage to settle their differences. The is a fast paced and exciting battle that is sure to entertain.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Stik Figa - Best of Mixtape

Planet Asia - Live @ SXSW 2012

West Coast don Planet Asia hit a few stages out in Austin Texas for SXSW 2012 to promote Asia's latest release "Black Belt Theatre". Track in the clip is "Lost And Found," the opening track off "Black Belt Theatre,

Jasiri X - Trayvon Martin True Life Story

Jasiri X tells the heartbreaking story of Trayvon Martin, a unarmed 17 yr old boy, who was shot and killed by Neighborhood Block Captain George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012. George Zimmerman has to this date never been arrested or charged for the Murder of Trayvon. "Trayvon" was directed by Paradise Gray and co directed and engineered by Mirage

OBX - Alone feat. JP (Official Video)

Off of OBX & Tech-Neek's Middle Class Dreams/Blue Collar Schemes EP, OBX enlists JP aka fuck everybody, for this assisted produced track by DBDFam member, Kuse. For 'Alone'

Beanie Sigel - Signs with EMI (Interview)

State Property's Beanie Sigel inks a distribution deal with EMI and Chris Schwartz. I'm glad to see Beanie still do is thing I hope with this second opportunity he really show us what we've been missing. Beanie reminds me of DMX a serious soldier who came into the game not for the money but for the love of what he does and his peoples. Then realize his so called peoples didn't have the same love for them. Do you think this is a good move for his career?

Monday, April 2, 2012

David Banner - Interview

There is power in words, so lets spread these words. What ever you take from the young mans statements, take it to the people in the form of actions, mind set, example and be vocal.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Game - Interview

Oddisee - Interview

Out Da Box TV is proud to bring you a very special episode featuring Washington D.C.'s acclaimed Producer/Emcee "ODDISEE". We got a chance to sit with Oddisee recently at his NY home, and he shared some truly interesting information about his outlook on life and music career. In this episode, which is the 1st of a 2 part series, Oddisee speaks on a number of topics including how he got his start in music, being a leader in the D.C./DMV music scene, what he strives to achieve with each rhyme, and what matters to him most in his life. He even gives some interesting insight on ways we can make progress despite the current state of our economy. This Interview turned out to be so extensive, that I actually had to split it into two parts. Next week I will release Part 2, which will delve more in to Oddisee's technical music approach and explain more about his successful record label "Mello Music Group". We also captured some really cool footage of Oddisee working in his home recording studio. This guy is the truth representing the DMV with mad integrity and respect.