Kendrick Lamar Responds To All The Backlash From His "Control" Verse - Audio

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After firing the shot that was heard around the world aka the infamous “Control” verseKendrick Lamar has finally broken his silence on the impactful record.
In a preview of an interview that will be aired tomorrow on Big Boy’s Neighborhood, Lamar breaks down the controversial line that had East Coast rappers up in arms: “I’m the king of New York.” “The irony of that line is, for the people who actually understood it and got it, was the actual kings of NY, who’s been down with me the past week, and them understanding it’s not about being the king of whatever coast,” said the West Coast spitter. “It’s about leaving my mark as great as Biggie, as great as ‘Pac.”
The full interview will be released tomorrow morning on Power 106′s Big Boy’s Neighborhood. There will also be another interview with Kendrick Lamar hitting the New York airwaves tomorrow morning on Hot 97.
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Canibus Presents: Almighty - “F.A.M.” (Ft Kool G Rap) - Audio Download

The Almighty’s "The 2nd Coming" is now available wherever fine music is sold via RBC Records with guest features from Busta Rhymes, Crooked I, Kool G Rap, Kurupt, Masta Killa, Vinnie Paz, Chino XL & more. To highlight the release of there new project Canibus and crew drop a Domingo produced banger featuring Kool G Rap entitled “F.A.M.”  I have also included a new video, “The Good Life” f/ P. Dinero from the group as well.


Talib Kweli Sits Down With VladTv To Talk About Kendrick Lamar's Verse - Video

 New York rapper Talib Kweli shares his thoughts on Kendrick Lamar's much talked about "King of NY" line on Big Sean's "Control," revealing that he's actually quoting Kurupt on the track. He also reveals if Kendrick is on his radar for lyricism, and explains his Twitter response to the situation.


Rapsody - "She Got Game Mixtape" (Hosted by DJ Drama) - Audio Download

After months of anticipation Jamla First Lady “Rapsody” finally drops her DJ DramaHosted “She Got Game Mixtape”. Features include Raekwon, Raheem Devaughn, Mac Miller, Wale, Mela Machinko, Ab-Soul, Terrace Martin , Phonte, Jay Electronica and more. Production provided by 9th Wonder, Khrysis, Eric G and others. Check out the stream and download link below.  She is too hard for radio Real Emcees never get the credit they deserve. 

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Apollo The Great Is Featured On The Latest Episode Of Fuse Tv - Video

Recently, Fuse tapped the AubGreen Collective for season 2 of their unsigned artist docu-series, Behind The Unsigned. They traveled down to Apollo The Great's hometown CamdenNew Jersey where they journeyed through different sections of the city while Apollo let's you inside of his world and explains the everyday life of an unsigned artists working toward the ultimate goal. 

Oddisee Releases A Sample Off His New Instrumental LP "The Beauty In All" - Audio Download

DMV producer/emcee “Oddisee” gives us the first sample off his upcoming Instrumental LP entitled “The Beauty In All”Oddisee says that “the record is dedicated to imperfection and the sense of pride and accomplishment we get from our struggles”. Check out one of the tracks from the project below, and look for the Album to be released on October 1st via Mello Music Group. Also check out our in-depth Out Da Box TV interview with Oddisee.

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Goodie Mob Releases a Sneak Peak At Their New LP "Age Against The Machine" - Audio Stream

 Goodie Mob gives us the full Album Stream to their highly anticipated new LP “Age Against The Machine”. The album featuring Big Rube, Janelle Monae, and T.I. is the firs project from the full crew since 1999. Click the link below to stream and feel free to purchase the album when it hits stores on August 27th.

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Uncle Murda - "The Response" (Kendrick Lamar Diss) - Audio Download

 Everyone from Joe Budden to Papoose and Cassidy have all fired shots at Kendrick Lamar over his earth shattering guest verse on Big Sean‘s “Control (HOF)” track (guessing everyone has all but forgotten Jay Electronica’s bars).Now, HipHop can add Uncle Murda to the list of uninspired retort with “The Response.”
For the duration of the 2:27 minute track,  the Brooklynite also finds time to send disses toward Dr. Dre and Fabolous. Then again, this is the same Emcee who lent a guest verse to Ray J’s “Hit it First” remix.  Hey I man's got to eat.


Ro James - "Lisa" (Ft. Asher Roth) - Audio Download

New York based R&B talent Ro James teams up with “I Love College” rapper Asher Roth for his latest track, “Lisa,” produced by Blended Babies.
Taken from his new EP, Jack, the second of a three-part series titled Coke, Jack And Cadillacs, you can tell from the artwork alone – showing a suggestively posed Lisa Bonet – that the track is a sensual affair. Coupling a lo-fi drum beat and minimal bassline with some slow jamming keys and synth work, James flows smoothly over the slow-moving track, laying down falsetto refrains that create subtle yet infectious inflections.
Roth adds to James’ work by laying down a somewhat uncharacteristically seductive verse which sits perfectly on the glacial arrangement. Alongside explicit lyrics, “Lisa” also features some well-placed D’Angelo-style backing vocals and harmonies which combine to create a juiced up Prince sound. Take a listen below.

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THEO3 - "In A Heartbeat" - Official Video

 TDot Emcee Theo3 drops a new video, “In A Heartbeat,” off of his forthcoming Enticement FreEP (dropping next week). This is the third leak before the upcoming release featuring production from Psycho Les of the Beatnuts, NYC's Audible Doctor & Toronto legend Scam. Most people don't know that Canada has a huge HipHop culture that seem to be tailored by the US 90's HipHop, what we called the Goldend Era Of HipHop.  That's why artist like Kendrick Lamar can all out NY and majority of the mainstream HipHop in America because the level of skill have fallen off.  While Canada's mainstream is our underground.  


Kahlil Brandon - "Sweet Dreams" - Audio Download
 Fresh off the release of his debut beat tape 'Cohiba Daze,' San Diego producer Kahlil Brandon drops off his newest instrumental 'Sweet Dreams.' The beat serves up some chill vibes to kick back to or just take a ride down the California coast.


Canibus Presents: "ALMIGHTY The 2nd Coming" (Featuring Cappdonna, Busta Rhymes, & Planet Asia) - Audio Download

With the Almighty approaching their 8/27 release date for "The 2nd Coming" on RBC Records, Canibus and crew drop another banger featuring Busta Rhymes & Block Mc Cloud titled "American Dream" (Remix) to keep the fanfare alive and well.  The group will also be dropping a free mixtape on 8/13 entitled "Prelude to The 2nd Coming..." featuring select cuts from the album, exclusives and unreleased material from the crew and its individual members.

Tracklisting for Almighty's “The 2nd Coming”

1. A New Vision (Intro) (produced by Kevlaar 7)
2. Papyrus Prophecies f/ Cappadonna, M-Eighty, Canibus & Planet Asia (produced by JP Beats)
3. High Price Shots f/ Vinny Paz (JMT), Bronze Nazareth, Canibus & Planet Asia (produced by JP Beats)
4. The Good Life f/ Cappadonna, P. Dinero & Nino Graye (produced by JP Beats)
5. Knowledge & The Power f/ Kurupt, Bronze Nazareth, Cappadonna & M-Eighty (produced by JP Beats)
6. Divide & Conquer [Interlude] (produced by Kevlaar 7)
7. The Rapture f/ Crooked-I, Planet Asia, Cappadonna & Chino XL (produced by JP Beats)
8. Espionage f/ Planet Asia, Nino Graye & Canibus (produced by JP Beats)
9. Fly Away Legacy f/ Killah Priest, M-Eighty, Nino Graye & M-Eighty (produced by Bronze Nazareth)
10. Immaculate Bosses f/ Cappadonna, Planet Asia, Tragedy Khadafi, Bronze Nazareth & Canibus (produced by JP Beats)
11. As It Was Written (Interlude) (produced by Kevlaar 7)
12. F.A.M. f/ Canibus, Kool G. Rap, Bronze Nazareth, M-Eighty & Nino Graye (produced by Domingo)
13. Blacktop Stock & Word Bond f/ M-Eighty, Planet Asia, Masta Killa, Cappadonna & Canibus (produced by JP Beats)
14. Super Ninjas f/ Cappadonna, Nino Graye, Planet Asia & Canibus (produced by JP Beats)
15. Over & Out f/ Nino Graye, Bronze Nazareth, Flawless, Planet Asia & Canibus (produced by JP Beats)
16. Victory (Outro) (produced by Kevlaar 7)
17. American Dream (Remix) f/ Busta Rhymes, Canibus, Bronze Nazareth, Cappadonna & Block McCloud (produced by JP Beats)
Bonus Tracks-iTunes Deluxe Edition
18. Flores Forbes f/ Bronze Nazareth & Salute the Kidd (produced by Woodenchainz)
19. Trials & Tribulations f/ Cappadonna & Pleasant (produced by Fred X)


Ruste Juxx - "Hustle Everyday" - Official Video

On September 24, 2013, Boot Camp Clik’s  Ruste Juxx x VStheBest will release their collab album “Ready To Juxx” courtesy of soulspazm. The ”Ready To Juxx”  album by Ruste Juxx and produced by VStheBest is a re-interpretaion of the classic Biggie Smalls album “Ready To Die”” Everyday Hustle” is the first visual release off the “Ready To Juxx” album before its Sept. 24 digital release on the soulspazm label. So watch, listen, enjoy and share. The 712 Label.


Cassidy - "Control Freestyle" (Kendrick Lamar Response) - Audio

 So here we have it the first response to Kendrick Lamar verse off of Big Sean's Control single.  Now ladies and gentlemen lets see how many Real Emcees will step into the ring of this HipHop Battle Royal.  Competition is what gave birth to the HipHop genre it's always great to see it go back to it's roots.  Cassidy leaves it all on the table with this 6 minute no hook display of raw lyrical skill. So hopefully rappers won't Tweet about it they will put it on wax.

VNova - "Cold Shoulder" (Ft. Malcah) - Official Video

Check out the video from VNova's highly acclaimed single "Cold Shoulder" from his street album "Hidden in Plain Sight Volume 2" Cold Shoulder is featuring Malcah and is produced by Sean Don for #KilltheProducer Productions. The video is edited and directed by VNova and Wit. The single has been getting positive reviews and a large number of plays.
VNova continues to build a brand through his music and keeps adding to his volume of work while maintaining creative control of his craft. His ultimate goal is to push the genre further, adding to the meaning and message of hip-hop. Emcee VNova of Brownsville, Brooklyn, NYC is a conscious rapper, as he calls himself, a producer of tight tracks with a street edge.
Malcah is an R&B artist from Brooklyn. She has been singing since she was 7 years old and music has become a part of her soul and connection to a higher power.


Big Sean - "Control" (Ft. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica) (Prod. by No I.D.) - Audio Download (Explicit)

The internet is going crazy over this joint "Control" by Big Sean featuring Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica.  But let's face it, Kendrick killed this joint, I mean he made have started a all out war in HipHop. Calling out Jay-Z, Nas, Andre 3000, J.Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Wale, Pusha T, Meek Millz, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Big Sean, Jay Electronica, Tyler The Creator, and Mac Miller. I can't wait to hear how the industry will respond back to this verse.  Check it out below and let us no what you think.


Akir - “Future” (Ft. Immortal Technique) - Audio Download

For Akir, words aren’t just words—they’re credos, rallying cries; a way of life.  His name, for example, is an acronym for “Always Keep It Real” has zero to do with tired rap clich├ęs, or a small-minded view of what rap is and can be.  With his latest single release "Future" featuring none other than Legendary Underground HipHop Lyrical Beast, Immortal Technique you can't go wrong with him.  For those who don't know Immortal Technique don't appear on anything or with anyone he doesn't F#@! with.  Akir’s trademark raspy flow, his intricate nonstop rhyme patterns and his ear for soulful, dramatic beats (many of them self-produced) aren’t some gangster fantasy and if there is one thing that comes across in Akir’s music—its real life. 

The year 2013 finds Akir bringing the spotlight back to music with his new forthcoming LP The Plan; which will be released on 9-26-0213 via Viper Records and again, words aren't just words and his album title is not just an album title.  “The Plan is just that” Akir states, “my map for a musical journey on the way to becoming better.”

The Plan is produced in majority by Akir and his beat-making partnership with Ty Steez (The Sound) along with Omen with features from his “Rebel Army” brothers Immortal Technique, Poison Pen & Swave Sevah and is a major-step forward for the lyricist and producer.

The Plan promises to make 2013 a huge year for Akir as he says “this album has another level of music presence, taking my pre-existing formula to a larger audience.  His first-project, Street Edition, was for the streets, but now he's aiming for the world”!

Upcoming Akir Tour Dates (with Immortal Technique & Brother Ali):

9-28-2013 - Rock The Bells DC.
10-1-2013 - BostonMA
10-2-2013- New havenCT
10-3-2013- NorthamptonMA
10-4-2013- South BurlingtonVT
10-5-2013- Rock The Bells NYC


Kentyah - "Opponent" (Feat. M1 {of Dead Prez}, Brian Jackson, & The New Midnight Band) - Official Video

Here’s the first single off the upcoming project celebrating the music of Gil Scott-Heron. The album entitled “Evolutionary Minded” is led by Producer Kentyah and features Brian Jackson, M1 (of dead prez) and The New Midnight Band, as well as a variety of other noteworthy talented artists. Check out the video above and look forEvolutionary Minded to drop on September 10th via Motema Music. Also find out more info on the project over at Kentyah’s site.


Warren Wint - "Not For Sale" - Official Video

Warren Daryl Wint,was born on January 27th 1991, Wint, the son of Errol and Marcia, grew up in the Elmont section of Long Island, along with his mother and brothers,in the city of Floral Park. As a child, Warren attended Stewart Manor Elementary, and in June '09 graduated from Sewanhaka High School. Fresh off the heels of his popular DJ Jonnie Miles hosted/Jack Da Rippa re-mastered mix-tape, W.I.N.T: Written In Native Tongue, which was recently re-distributedNew York, New York based Songwriter/Emcee Warren Wint returns with "Not For Sale," the lead offering from his soon-to-be released, long overdue debut solo EPFor You Only.  Other stand-out selections on the set include; "Heard It All Before," the title track "For You Only," the 2nd single "Secret Society," which features the legendary CL Smooth --  who is also a label-mate of Wint's -- and the upcoming third entry from the collection, "Ready Set Go."

 Warren Wint is currently in the midst of finishing up a bi-country  -- filming is taking place in both "The Big Apple" and Paris, France -- video for his previously released joint  "When A Man Loves A Woman," to further help in garnering himself a stronger international buzz.

Jonathan Sosa - "Leakshore Drive" LP - Audio Download

Jonathan Sosa doesn’t make Spanish rap, he's just a rapper who happens to be of the Puerto Rican/Dominican decent. His heavy onset and insane lyrical ability automatically draw the comparisons to late great Spanish Emcees – but Sosa is clearly paving a unique lane for himself, and his team. At twenty-five years old, Jonathan Sosa has already made his presence known all around Jersey, and is quickly becoming a familiar face on the East Coast Underground scene. With the immaculate ability to write both R&B & Rap, J. Sosa is already prepared to make his abiding position known in the music industry on a mainstream level. Fueled by the continuous growth encompassed by his fellow Alkatraxx members, Sosa is the newest member of the elite squad swarming through the Garden State, battling opponents and independently selling out venues demanding attention. After thirteen years of practice and mastering his craft, Sosa has located his sound and now put together two solid mixtapes, Fool’s Gold & Leakshore Drive. Influenced by the likes of Jay-Z, Big Pun and Nas, Sosa’s multifaceted style makes him a legit contender and force to be reckoned with. Make no mistake Jonathan Sosa is here to stay.


"The Microphone Monologuez" Compilation CD - FREE Audio Download

New Free downloadable compilation "The Microphone Monologuez" featuring the talents of Tame-One, Billy Woods, Masai Bey, C Rayz Walz, Nasa and many more.  Checkout the LP below and tell us what you think.


Napoleon Da Legend - "Knees Of Atlas" - Official Video

Here's the new video for "Knees of Atlas" featuring Napoleon Da Legend (Prod. by DUS). The two dropped their albums earlier this year, respectively. Napoleon with AWAKENING (Earth Spinz) on April 2nd and DUS' AMBASSADORS (Brothers Grimm) on June 25th

DUS is a record producer hailing from New Jersey and embodies HipHop in one of its most pure, unadulterated forms. His sound is influenced by the Golden Age of Hip-Hop while still attempting to maintain a futuristic appeal.

(AMBASSADORS fuses HipHop with samples drawn from a wide range of musical genres, including funk, soul, jazz and rock and roll. It features original recordings from such major East Coast artists as Killah Priest, Roc Marciano, Eloh Kush, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Napoleon Da Legend, DJ Kwestion, Pryme Prolifik, Ceazar, JoJo Pellegrino, Spit Gemz and Tragedy Khadafi.)


PHZ-Sicks - The Making Of "The Moment" - Video

Woodbridge, VA rap artist PHZ-Sicks (pronounced ‘physics’) presents a video offering a sneak peek into the making of his forthcoming album The Moment, dropping November. His last full-length was 2011's The Laws Of PHZ-Sicks featuring the "Success/Failure" single (watch the video here). PHZ’s first release was The Feature Presentationa mixtape of exclusives and songs featuring him with Top 40 songs and songs from the past, present, and future. Next was the 2009 conceptual mixtape Less Than Zero. He was a 2011 DMV Best VA Male Rap Artist nominee and has opened for Wale, J. Cole and more. "This video takes places on one session in the studio that was accumulated from two years of getting ready for this one project," says PHZ-Sicks. "There is a feeling you get with something you create, when you know for sure that it will have an impact. This is why I named the project The Moment. Once I saw the path the music was taking me, I knew right then, that this will be the moment that would change my life forever." The video features Electric Soul artist Alison Carney and engineer Mr. Wise, member of production duo Team Demo and producer of Sean Price's "Haraam" and 50 Cent's "Crime Wave".


Drique London - "A Hard Nights Day" - Audio Download

New music from Raleigh, NC Emcee Drique London titled "Reggie Game 5" , produced by  HardWork.  Drique will be releasing his new album "A Hard Nights Day" later this year.  It's Emcees like Drique and sites like UnsungHipHop.Com that keeps Real HipHop alive, lookout for Drique this guy is the Truth.


Out Da Box Radio Interviews Eric Lau From The UK - Audio

This week Out Da Box Radio brings you our latest Interview featuring the successful UK Producer/DJ “Eric Lau”. We got the chance to talk with Eric last month around the week his studio sophomore album “One Of Many” was released. He took the time to speak to us about his drive to pursue music without having the initial support from his parents, as well as the impact of his best friend’s suicide. Among more current things, Eric spoke to us about the message and significance of his new album “One Of Many”. He also spoke about his collaboration with Detroit Emcee “Guilty Simpson” and how he was able to bring out the soulful sound that was displayed on their project “The Mission EP”Ericfurther gave some insight into the current UK music scene and the rising hopes for success he has for fellow artists like Rahel, Tawiah, Olivier Daysoul, Fatima and others who are featured on his new album. “One Of Many” is available in stores now and I must say is one of my favorite soulful vocal albums this year. Eric’s rich soul sampled production shines through in such a magnificent way. Check out our in-depth interview with the man himself and please be encouraged to support Eric if you like what you hear. Much thanks to Eric Lau and everyone else who has taken the time to listen to any of our Out Da Box Radio episodes this year. Enjoy and continue to spread the word!
Out Da Box Radio (Promo Video)
Also check out our promo video via Out Da Box TV, where founder and producer “Cril”speaks on his goals and intentions for the success of Out Da Box Radio. Please feel free to share this video and spread the word about our previous episodes to others who may have interest. We look forward to your continued support as we carry on the growth of theOut Da Box brand. Much Thanks.

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Behind The Music: Ludacris Tells His Story The Only Way He Can - Full Length Video

In the latest episode of VH1′s Behind The Music, three-time Grammy Award-winning rapper and actor Ludacris discusses the personal story behind his musical career path.
From laying the groundwork as Atlanta radio DJ ‘Chris Lova Lova‘ to being inspired to rap by LL Cool J and eventually linking with the likes of Timbaland for his underground hit “Phat Rabbit,” watch as Luda revisits his road to the mainstream charts with “What’s Your Fantasy” and “Southern Hospitality,” from his multi-platinum major label debut Back for the First Time (2000), and beyond.
His manager Chaka Zulu, Timbaland and record execs. LA ReidJermaine Dupri and Kevin Liles are among several industry insiders featured in the episode with stories and reflections on his professional challenges and achievements whilst Luda, real name Christopher Bridges, also sheds some light on his personal struggles throughout; including his father’s battle with alcoholism and the impact of his eventual death from cancer in 2007.
Find out more about Ludacris’ quest for balance, his journey through nine albums, and the hustle beyond the Screen Actors Guild Award – watch the full episode of Behind The Music below.
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Termanology Is Set To Release His "Straight Off The Block" LP Featuring DJ Kay Slay - Audio

Termanology will be releasing his new forthcoming solo-LP'GOYA' (Guns Or Yay), which will be released on10-8-2013 via ST./Brick Records. Here is the first leak, "Straight Off The Block" featuring Sheek Louch, Lil Fame & DJ Kay Slay from 'GOYA.'  That Boom Bap Rap is coming back baby...!!!