Saturday, June 30, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Kendrick Lamar stopped at Tim Westwood Show to do' a short freestyle. I love the grind this dude puts in to get it done. I'm sure working under the guidance of Dr Dre fuels him even more. Everyone knows that Dre is a perfectionist, and Kendrick Lamar is stepping his game to another level.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Before he hosted his concert at the TLA in Philly, Cory Townes had a chance to sit with TDE's own Schoolboy Q and discuss the goals he sees Top Dog achieving, his earlier influences, his sports backgrounds, and how he forsees the West being won.
Actor Michael K. Williams recently appeared on Power 105.1 with The Breakfast Club. He spoke on his upcoming portrayal of ODB and forthcoming flick Snow On The Bluff.
The next battle from the King Of The Dot Fresh Coast event CIA, features 2 vets from the West, Tantrum and Pariah, facing off against each other. This is Tantrum's first battle in KOTD and he is looking to make his debut a sucessful one, while Pariah is looking to go 2-0. Who will take this battle?
Its been awhile since Mos Def has released anything and it was well worth the wait. This new joint is dope it's amazing how he keeps it classy but still street. This will be a classic.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Unsa Suhail interviews Stalley @ Brick and Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco, CA for an Open University presentation of Strong Arm's "Fresh to Death" on 90.5 KSJS, in association with AmadeuzTV/I.V League Media. In this exclusive interview Stalley discussed his move to Maybach Music Group and signing to a major, Lincoln Way Nights, his interest in different producers, Curren$y, and more.
Four years has past since LL Cool J’s last album. And during his press conference for his new digital partnership on Wednesday, he told XXL that he’s working on his thirteenth studio album. “I’m going to be doing a little bit of the album on the [My Connect Studio], make sure that it is official,” he said. “And as a matter of fact I started on my album too. It’s authentic Hip Hop, it’s the business…it’s 2012, so it doesn’t sound like it would sound if it were 10 years ago or 20 years ago, but it’s definitely official. It’s a breath of fresh air. It doesn’t sound like anything that’s out right now. I think it’s crazy. It’s the business. It’s real.” FULL STORY HERE
One of the hottest songs out right now calls for one of the hottest artists to bless it with an exceptional verse. With that said, check out Ludacris' freestyle to" Cashin' Out"! While millions are waiting for his 8th studio album Ludaversal to drop later this year, he keeps providing fans with hot verses to hold them over. The video is flashy, and just plain dope. He takes the song to the next level. I really like Ludacris when he is rhyming about more meaningful stuff. But we all know this is Luda's preferred style of HipHop. I just can't listen to songs like this unless I'm in a strip club....which is not likely for me.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
This is a homeboy of mine from Baltimore, hosting a poetry slam in Baltimore and online at www.sacredrootsindieart.com is sponsoring this HUGE opportunity for a poet to win $500 and or $1000 + a trip to Kenya. Submit your performance video TODAY at the site above and enter to win one of these BIG prizes. SUBMISSION PERIOD ENDS TOMORROW!
Pusha T stops by Funkmaster Flex's show on Hot97 and says there will be a new Clipse album. He addresses the Nicki vs Rosenberg Summer Jam situation. Then he gets into "Exodus" and whether or not it refers to drake and says Lil Waynes response track was 'horrible' & 'trash'. When chiming in on the Chris Brown/Drake fight, he says it's weak.
The soundtrack for this movie was released last year on July 3rd, about a year later Snoop and Wiz’ new movie will finally hit shelves. This is the new red band trailer and it actually looks similar to a bunch of movies put together. So if you take part in herbification this is the movie for you. The movie also features Mike Epps, Affion Crockett, Teairra Mari and more.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Ice tells Angie about how excited everyone was to be a part of this project, how it's getting stellar reviews, and how this isn't about the money and the chicks... it's about the CRAFT. "Something For Nothing: The Art of Rap" is in theaters now.
What else can say...I like the Thunder but I don't think it's their time yet. I believe in seniority and the Heat need to play like this is it. The Thunder will eventually get a title or two no doubt. King James needs to go claim his ring..!!!
Another entertaining interview by MGK, I can see why DMX like this dude he's hungry and full of passion for the art. I can personally say I only like a couple of joints from him. Most of it is too "Rock" for my style but he can spit. Check him out...!!
Monday, June 18, 2012
In this intensive 20-minute long interview with Montreality, the legendary Rakim speaks about: - His story - The type of student he was at school - Jobs he's had as a teenager growing up - What he spent his 1st big paycheck on - The key to success - Books that have influenced his life - What he would call his book, if he were to write one - His biggest fear - Who God is - What he thinks he were in a previous life - His upcoming studio album - His talents aside from emceeing - The last time he spoke to Eric B. - A memorable tour story - His top 5 dead or alive - New artists he co-signs - A$AP Rocky - His passion for tattoos - What he has in his pockets - His legacy, what he wants to leave behind
Okay, this is probably the dopest NON-Written Freestyle I've ever heard in a long time, I mean years. Supernatural goes in on this display of true lyricism as the DJ gives him topics he spits straight off the dome. It's ashame Real talent is hardly ever rewarded for its greatness.
Oprah's Next Chapter | Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson... by Ashley_Miller_3 This is 50 Cent in rare form to see him so humble and almost childlike sitting in is grandma's house being interviewed by Oprah. This is a must see, this goes to show you most artist are Not the persona they portray most of the time.(Rick Ross) But its cool to know the 50 Cent along with artist like DMX are not afraid to "Be Real" with themselves even if the camera is rolling or not. I guess you can say Lil Wayne too, because it takes a secure man to wear hot pink tiger print jeggings. Hmmm....??
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Snoop Dogg is a brand ambassador for Cigar maker Executive Branch and to promote his exclusive line, he has created this new song & video featuring weed and hot women. Typical Snoop Sh**, lol I've notice he has been wearing that Red, Black, Yellow, and Green Rasta Hat lately hmmm..I wonder why.... If ya'll know pleas tell me...
CNN's Paul Vercammen reports, police say it appears Rodney King's death was an accidental drowning. I hate to see someone die before there time, R.I.P. Rodney your pain brought made the rest of American aware of Police brutality. Peace...
Fathers are making a small comeback but not enough to make a difference in our young kids lives. -Truth
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Ok I have to say it Immortal Technique is my #1 favorite Emcee/Rapper of all time. He has the lyrics, conscience messages, the passion, the humbleness, the grittiness, and heart of what I call the perfect Emcee. You guys probably disagree and that's cool but he is a True "Boss" Independent since day 1. He's probably a millionaire but you will never know it because it's really none of your f***in' business. That's they way its suppose to be. Checkout out this one joint and you'll get a glimpse of what I'm talking about. (INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION) FROM THE REVOLUTIONARY VOL. 2 ALBUM
Like I said before, this is so stupid why do people want to waste their time fighting over something not worth fighting for. The HipHop culture is a major source of income for the government. Think about it judges, lawyers, police, politicians, Correctional Officers, Psychologist, the list goes on. All of these occupations benefit off of our so called "Criminal System". Just follow the paper trail.
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I think this is the hardest lyrically I've ever heard Joe Budden spit plus the beats dope to. Ever since the birth of Slaughterhouse I started to respect Joe's skill more each time I hear him. This track reminds me of some Jay-Z with the live band sound. Check it out...!!!
The famed radio personality explains his relationship with Hot 97's Funkmaster Flex and how their beef stemmed. Charlamagne also shares his thoughts on Young Money not performing at Hot 97's Summer Jam. It amazes me how nowadays everybody wants to start a "Rap Beef" and they aren't rappers. Chris Brown, Funk Master Flex, Katt Williams the list goes on. This is some funny sh** can somebody please tell me what's going on?
Friday, June 15, 2012
West coast rap is definitely clawing their way back to the top of the game. Another interview with Ab-Soul discussing where he gets his inspiration from and the new projects he's working on. I'm just hoping these new independent artist stay true to themselves and don't let "The Industry" change them.
I have to give Kendrick Lamar the "Grindin' Award" because this dude is everywhere speaking to everyone. This week he sits down with HYPETRAK and discusses his new project "Good Kid In A Mad City" along with working with Dr Dre. Check it out..!!
So Complex put out a Best 25 and under 25 Rappers list, I can't say it's completely off But, I just wonder what criteria did they use when the created this list. I would like for you guys to be the judge. Check out they complete list HERE.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Chop It Up got the opportunity talk with Joey Bada$$. He spoke about the origin of his Pro Era crew, how long he's been rapping, how he balances school and a rap career, producers he'd like to work with, what he stands for and more. Get to know Joey Bada$$. Another rap phenom in the game at the tender age of 17...wow and he's rhyming about real sh** too. I'm feeling this dude, check him out..!!
This is one funny a** video I mean...wow...but its the truth though. It tells a small story how artist as whole get taken advantage of. It would be nice if the could form some kind of union to protect themselves from shady promoters. Check out the story..
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
KN sat down with Apollo Brown about a variety of topics including his recently released collaboration LP Trophies with O.C. Check out part one of our discussion as Apollo speaks on how this album came together, O.C.’s time in Detroit and his studio equipment. READ MORE HERE
The name Joey Bada$$ has been buzzin' on the Underground scene for a minute now. Finally here the Mixtape 1999 something Real Unsung HipHop lovers have been waiting for and I can tell you this it was worth the wait. Download or stream however you do it just don't miss out of this classic. DOWNLOAD HERE
New music from Nemo Achida is always appreciated around here and the Kentucky emcee delivers another great track in “That’s Just the Culture” which he also produced. The song is the first official single off Nemo’a upcoming album Conversations With Myself, which drops July 17th.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
I'm definitely a Canibus fan and I don't know what the Hell happen to him, clearly something personal is goin' on in his life. By the second round he forgot his rhymes completely...WTF!! Dizaster is good and I give him his props, but when Canibus pulled out his notepad to read off his rhymes (SMFH). I couldn't believe it this is not the guy that KILLED LL Cool J despite what critics say lyrically he killed LL. And your not going to believe what else he did. PLEASE CHECK THIS OUT..!!
DJ Kay Slay’s been in the game for years. During hip-hop’s infancy in the late 70s, the Harlem native was known as the graffiti artist, Dezzy Dez. As one of the city’s top bombers, he was featured in the documentary Style Wars. Eventually, he parlayed his skills to DJing. After a stint in jail, Slay turned his hobby into a job with his Streetsweeper mixtape series and gig on Hot 97. In the first of our three part interview, Slay speaks on his origins, mixtapes, and beefing with other DJs. The Drama King is in the building.
This was a real good interview so I had to post it for all my Kendrick Lamar & Jay Rock fans representing the whole Black Hippie movement. Check this video out..!!
XV is definitely one of deepest HipHop artist out I love is lyrical content and conscience driven beats. This new joint was again produced by The Awesome Sound, one of the best Unsung Producers in HipHop. In 3 days they will be dropping a new mixtape called Popular Culture make sure you download that. In the meantime enjoy this joint and give your feedback.
I know we normally don't feature tracks from "Mainstream" artist but I really don't see this being played on mainstream radio. I'm not going to lie I kind of like this joint it grew on me after I listen a couple times not very lyrical but its funny and the hook is catchy. But that's my feelings you tell us how you feel about this new 50 Cent joint.
Another dope freestyle from the dynamic duo, these dudes are really on the come up. I wasn't feelin' Ab Soul at first but he grew on me. I mean he has skill but I really wasn't feeling his flow it reminded me too much of Bone Thugs. Now that I've heard him on several different tracks I respect his style more and more. Kendrick Lamar is my dude...!!! Nuff said. Let us know what you think.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Uk HipHop has come a long ways in my eye I'm really feeling this new twist on a old concept. There is a real deep message in this video...I love it. Please passed this video on to someone who needs to be reminded of their worth.
This battle is from Carnage with one of KOTD's fastest rising newcomer Sun Tzu from Seattle facing off against Big Mac, from Scarborough, who is fresh off a win over Mischeif at Blackout 2. Who will take this one? Tell us what think..
From the depths of Washington D.C. 30 minutes from my hometown of Baltimore comes a new movement edition to keeping Real HipHop alive. Oddisee and his Mellow Music Group compadre's have been holding it down for Underground HipHop for sometime now. I'm glad to see the movement is stronger than ever. Check this video out its a must see..!!
Behind the Scenes with Warren G shooting the new video to "A Party We Will Throw" along with the late great Nate Dogg and featuring The Game.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
This week we are featuring Common in our Throwback Joint of the Week. This little known track is a beast take a listen and let us know did we pick a good one. Send us your Throwback Joints to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can have a larger pile to choose from.
This was forwarded to my email...this is that REal REal HipHop...from the streets of Houston, Texas. Never have I heard so many dope azz Emcees from Houston at once. Like I said before I'm a east coast dude so if I haven't heard of yah forgive me. This s**t is dope..I f**ks with this... Please Check this out Fam you won't be disappointed..!!
"While other rappers are all about the rat race for more, L.I. natives The Day Laborers take the game to the left with their new track "On The Side," - Mr. Mecca. I like this group very deep lyrical content with a strong powerful message truly an Unsung HipHop Emcee. Check the video out..!!
I love it when powerhouses like this collab for the good of HipHop, first Slaughterhouse now these guys. Just listen to the album below before you buy it. Real HipHop fans can appreciate such mastery of Emcee skills on this album. Check it out and let us know what you think.
Check out the video for the second single from Stalley's Savage Journey to the American Dream, directed by Bryan Schlam. "Live at Blossom" is produced by Soundtrakk. Savage Journey to the American Dream is available now at http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/16438/stalley_savage_journey_to_the_amer... and www.stalley330.com. Follow @Stalley and @Bluecollargang. Added all of this extra stuff to say support this dude he is the truth...peace!
According to ILLUS Media, "Son of a Beat is a hard hitting, soulful track by two of Underground HipHop's most talented emcees. Together, ILLUS and CHUUWEE, utilize the the mic to invoke the power of positive social change, and revolution for peace, equality and justice. The very essence of HipHop." Hmm....we shall see take a look at this and tell me what ya'll think. Written and performed by ILLUS @AdamWallenta and CHUUWEE @ChuuweeTUS Produced by ICBM Co-Produced by DJ JOHNNY JUICE @johnnyjuice
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Big Boi announced the date for his upcoming album, Vicious Lies Dangerous Rumors and upcoming street single “Gossip” featuring K.R.I.T. and UGK. Big Boi's new album drops 11/13/2012.
Never mind what the youtube title say peep this out, while looking for the latest Mac Miller joint I found this guy Young Jules. At first I was like "What the F**k?" then he started rhyming. This young Emcee have skill and you know how we love conscience Emcees @ UnsungHipHop. So I decided to give Young Jules a"shout out" because these are the type of Emcees we support. Keep doing what you do man and stay focus. Take a listen to this and tell us what you think..!!
Ludacris is one of my on the fence kind of Emcees. He can rhyme is azz off but I tend to really like his more conscience driven rhymes. The same way I feel about Jay-Z, after you "Made It" why not do more conscience uplifting movement type HipHop? But thats just my opinion.
Friday, June 8, 2012
This is a old school freestyle before Meek Mill was signed while one house arrest going back and forth with Cassidy. People tend to sleep on Cassidy despite some of his commercial hits, his underground presets is a beast. Check him out..!!
2 Chainz sat down with BootLegKev to discussed Kanye's Tweet about him possibly joining G.O.O.D. Music, his recording process in the studio, his debut album, working with Mike Posner in the studio, his writing process, the record he did "Like Me", how important "Mercy" has been to him, the artwork and packaging to his debut album, performing on MTV Spring Break, and 50 Cent's Riot Remix
Life is good! We haven't had a chance to sit down with one of top rappers in almost every hip hop fan's book, Nas, in a couple years. In part one of our interview Nas reveals the inspiration behind his new album title Life Is Good, tells us how his former manager Steve Stoute ended up in his recent music video for "The Don" and gives us some advice on fine wines. JD also gets Nas' feelings on Nicki Minaj and all the flack she has been getting lately and explains the message he hoped to get across with his "Daughters" video which featured his own daughter Destiny. Stay tuned for part two where Nas names his favorite rappers of the moment, rates the performance of President Barack Obama's first term and talks about making the first rapper mixtapes with DJ Clue. Exclusive!
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Lil Kim sits down with The Breakfast Club breaks down her current situation as an artist and why she is not signed. Her personal relationships with other industry big names like Ray J. This piece was more interesting than I thought it was going to be please check it out.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Power 105 sits down with Kendrick Lamar to talk about his new album and some Summer Jam Controversy. I was surprised to see him on this show because I could have sworn Charlamagne doesn't like Kendrick Lamar as a rapper..hmmm interesting. But when you work for someone else you have to do what your told to do. Kendrick is one of the few hottest underground Emcees getting a lot of mainstream attention right now.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Saturday, June 2, 2012
With comedian Kojo (Choice FM) as our special guest, the debaters discuss the process of choosing personnel to be on debate show's such as BBC 3's "Free Speech". Points raised in this debate... - If you agree with someone does that means they represent you? - Do you have to be elected before you represent a community or group? - Is there pressure to represent everyone who's ever shown support? - Is it bad to automatically side with someone who you think looks like you?
The Next 48 Hours With B.o.B is an original 2 part web series that goes behind the scenes during the album release week of "Strange Clouds." Part 2 follows B.o.B during the day of his album release. B.o.B visits FUSE TV, MTV News, RapFix and ends the day at his Target sponsored Album Release Show. Cameos from Sway, Mystikal Playboy Tre, Melanie Fiona
Recap of the Bronx MC battle, one of 10 different battles across NY and NJ put on by Hot 97 and Boost Mobile. Winners in each location will face off this sunday at Summer Jam and battle for a single deal with Duck Down Music including a sample free beat from !llmind, music video and more.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Personally I like Big K.R.I.T. as an artist and I feel his passion to create authentic HipHop. But I couldn't give a honest review of his latest CD because his sound is not my style of HipHop. I heard his collaborations with other artist and some of those were cool. I'm a east coast dude so I tend to gravitate more to that genre of HipHop. But you tell me what you think.
Like the Alpha Lion in a pride of predators, Angel Haze is cocksure. She's smart and she walks it. She knows she can rap, and she knows she's better than her shine would suggest. At 21 she's lapping rappers her age, and twice her age, and of her sex, and of the opposite. When a mid-town recording studio fell through, Angel Haze and Yours Truly walked to the New York Public Library where the towering bronze doors reminded Angel of Jay & Ye's "Watch The Throne" album cover, and her trojan invasion of "No Church in the Wild."
Kendrick Lamar kicks it with Nessa and talks about his upcoming album, working with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Meek Mill, and J. Cole. Kendrick reveals his rituals while in the studio and they play "Plead The Fifth" where Kendrick reveals all of his sex secrets!
In this short comedy, we see a city being destroyed by the evil ways of wack rappers. Luckily a hero is in our midst to save us from the shitty lyricism that plagues the city streets. I really like the originality of this video Reef is another Unsung HipHop artist with great charisma and skill. Check this video out its funny as Hell.