#LatePass Even though I smoke good on the regular (u better ask somebody), I dont particularly observe the 4/20 holiday. Maybe I'm just getting old, but I remember the day being fun in high school and college too.. then it just started feeling like just another day.. I mean it's 4:20 somewhere every hour every single day right?! I'm not knockin it- whatever floats your boat get your smoke on, celebrate the sensi, 'n make sure you got some high grade (it's on you if you smoke that fake poison).. Either way the 4/20 is a day when for many hip hop artists choose to profess their love and allegiance to the loudest of the loud so hit the jump/continue to check out this pot luck of 2012 material from some of your favorite tokers ..
Whoa and to think I actually watched two Hoarders episodes for no reason the other day except to make myself feel a little more sane.. On last night's episode of Celebrity House Hunting (Biography Channel), Biz Markie comes along with his possessions and makes me feel sad and jealous at the damn time lol.. Definite gems up in there but damn Biz you ever heard of storage?! - spotted at gawker .
Fresh off the heels of their full-length opus "Vodka & Ayahuasca," The Alchemist and Oh No are back, bringing their Gangrene noise on a whole other level. The "Odditorium" EP begins where "Vodka & Ayahuasca" left off, with Al and Oh lyrically blessing the masses over gritty, psychedelic rock-tinged beats. -RedBull
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Juvi drops a new 8 track mixtape through AllHipHop.. He's got Rick Ross plus features from Wacko & Skip (yall hear that Nolia Clap?!) and a Rich Boy feature as well... Rejuvination The Album coming soon! PS I don't know why so many of these sites are too lazy to put the correct id3 tags but I changed them so no need to slave over it when you import into your iTunes (track names, numbers and artist info are now correct).. Hit the jump/continue to download..
Man I hope you were listening when I told y'all about Mike Classic.. Been waiting on this tape for a minute and now we finally get to hear Mike's best work so far. This guy's only gonna get better with time so I suggest you keep your ears open for more heat from one of New York's most promising up and coming MC's.. "Where Amazing Happens" includes original production from Track4merz, Jahlil Beats, Baron Boys and a featured record with Bad Boy recording artist French Montana (the track, Whole Different Lane, has been getting heavy spins on Hot 97 since it dropped a few weeks ago). Follow Mike Classic on Twitter (@MIKE_CLASSIC) & Log on to his website (www.mikeclassic.com) for more info and music! Shout out to splif/gotmusic? for puttin me on & jay at music hustle inc too! Hit the jump/continue for the tracklist and to stream or download the mixtape..
Young Jeezy's 8732 Brand knows to strike when the iron's hot.. Knicks merchandise sales have skyrocketed this year (mostly due to Linsanity), so the Snowman and his apparel line have decided to capitalize off Knicks fever. 8732 offers an exclusive jacket with classic Knicks logos on the front and back, as well as ribbing with a white/orange/blue colorway. The jacket will be available exclusively at Madison Square Garden. I have a feeling these won't fit me, though I'm not opposed to purchasing a few and reselling on them on ebay. Hell, I'm considering buying one and getting it tailored to fit (maybe add a hidden hood??).. Let me know if there's a demand and I'll try to scoop some up. Prices are unavailable for now but I will make inquiries and update when I find out. Hit the jump/continue to peep the jacket..
Killa Season has begun! Yesterday Cam announced he would be dropping 30 songs in 30 days, starting with T.A.&T. Check out the second installment "Love My Life" and stay tuned every day this month for a new track. Download/Stream the mp3:
This may seem weird as hell but if you know Marty this is absolutely typical of him ! The ever-enthusiastic Brooklyn Borough President recited the first lines from GZA's "Liquid Swords" during the Northside Festival Press Conference with the rapper alongside him, then later suggested he would keep his day job.. That guy in the background is loving every second of it!
VladTV caught up with the incomparable E-40 who explained why he considers himself an innovator of rap music and how he still sees himself as an underdog in the game. He also dishes on his new two album project with Too $hort, "E-40 & Too $hort: The History Channel," which will be dropping on the same day.
On top of this exciting news, earlier today a mere suggestion from a fan on twitter created a bridge between E-40 and Detroit's Danny Brown, who subsequently announced that our wishes would be granted and a collaboration will soon be in the works! Okay then! I'm looking forward to hearing what they create together- should be interesting to say the least.. Hit the jump/continue to check out the quick exchange that prompted the two to connect:
youtube link Fresh of his Coachella performance, Kendrick Lamar drops by the Skee Lodge for an exclusive interview with DJ Skee. KL discusses his new single "The Recipe", the TDE partnership with Aftermath, his experience performing at Coachella, and Dr. Dre. I swear this man is saving hip hop and I'm not mad at all!
youtube link Listened to this a couple weeks back on the Stern Show Shuffle and if you've never heard this interview you're in for some entertainment.. Suge doesn't hold back and talks about his beef with Dr. Dre and Snoop, claims that Dre is bisexual and so much more. #snooperduper
Flex dropped this track last night, before TMZ announced that Kanye and Kim Kardashian are now dating.. Ok 'Ye you're callin out Kris on here but whos getting his sloppy seconds?.... Just a thought.. Anyway I held off till I got the cdq.. A different Kanye than what were used to but hotter than most tracks out there right now, imo. Check out the new artwork above (tweeted out today by Kanye) and listen to the untagged/dirty version below.. This is likely going to be part of the upcoming G.O.O.D. Music compilation.. Download/Stream the mp3: Sharebeast | Alternate
youtube link The trailer for "Sparkle" has finally been released by Sony. The promo contains clips of Whitney Houston's final career move before her unfortunate passing this February. Inspired by The Supremes, "Sparkle" is a remake of the 1976 film of the same name, which centered on three singing teenage sisters from Harlem who form a girl group in the late 1950s. The remake takes place in Detroit, Michigan in the 1960s during the Motown era. The film stars Jordin Sparks, Derek Luke, Whitney Houston, Mike Epps, Cee Lo Green, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Vickie Winans and Omari Hardwick. Additionally, R&B artist R. Kelly signed on to write original songs to augment the original song score from the 1976 film by Curtis Mayfield. The film is set to hit theaters on August 17th. For more info and news about the movie go to https://www.facebook.com/Sparkle. RIP Whitney !
youtube link As I prepare for my permanent mayorship at the Barclay's Center, the promos continue to roll out- no one draws more attention and fanfare to the new arena than Jay-Z.. The first ever Rocawear commercial is a retrospective of Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter's journey as a kid growing up in the humble projects of Brooklyn aspiring to make music and eventually making history. On that journey, the first business beyond music was the birth of Rocawear. Carter's Rocawear brand represents his prowess as a business man who continues to challenge himself to be more than merely a musician.
The block's been hot for Nas.. With mounting debt issues the Queens rapper has decided his only choice (besides jail or paying up) is to leave the country and return to his "motherland." Hope he can work it all out (and really hope he's not abandoning his child or parental responsibilities), but it seems like his mind is made up (confirmations of the move are through credible sources as well as a look at his own tweets..) read the full story over at sohh