RapReviews' podcast lineup brings you another epic show from Jeep Ward a/k/a DJ Halo in his Subways & Sidewalks series. Here's what Jeep has to say about it: "Holy crap this is a big edition of the show. It's the #FUTURESHOCK so strap yourself in and hang on tight!" Follow @Halo203 on Twitter, Marc Stretch @stretchito and Deejay Saurus prehistoricbboy.
* Teeko - Sucker Punk DJ
* Hellfyre Club - Fck the Nightstalker (ft. Rhetoric Ramirez)
* Mobb Deep - Say Something
* Notorious BIG ft. Jay-Z - Picasso Biggie
* Rakaa Iriescience - Observatory (ft. Mad Lion)
* Marco Polo - 3-0 Clock (ft. Organized Confusion)
* J. Period & BIG - The System (ft. Jay Electronica, Jay-Z, J. Period Remix)
* Hassan Mackey & Apollo Brown - Volume
* Little Brother - I Got Work For Ya
* Marco Polo & Torae - Rah Rah Shot
* Rapper Big Pooh - It's A Go (ft. Torae)
* Skyzoo & Illmind - Speakers on Blast
* Kavinsky - Night Call (Onry Ozzborn remix)
* Headnodic - Chopatello Unique
* N.A.S.A. - Hide (ft. Anyzl Jones, Tropakillaz remix)
* Premrock - Criminal Childish (feat Curly Castro)
* Kyle Rapps - The Sky On Fire
* Pickster One - Kingman fire
* Kelis - Jerk Ribs (Mount Kimbe Remix)
* Jlasoul - The Essence (ft. Don D)
Some of you who know me personally are now aware that we had a death in the family this week - and those of you who don't are hearing it for the first time. A few days ago when we first received the news it was not the right time or place to discuss it publicly, other than to say website updates would of course be delayed.
As the death occurred at a time when the server for this website had already been inaccessible for most of Monday, I was very much "behind the 8 ball" as they say. I was already a full day behind as it was, and then had to catch up while also dealing with this family tragedy.
Thankfully things have settled down at this point. A small private service has already been planned to allow the family to grieve, which also necessitates me taking more time away from the website. That's tomorrow though. I'll have a few articles and reviews up before the afternoon is over.
Next week we'll resume our regular update schedule. Thank you for your patience and understanding, and for those of you who already figured out what was going on, your kind words of support. Death is an inevitable part of the cycle of life, but it's how you live and what impact you made while here that matters, and I'm happy to say that "Grandma Punk" as she was known made an indelible impact on mine. She was everything I aspire to be - spirited, opinionated, humorous, and uncompromising in her views.
Video: Reks & Hazardis Soundz “Hold Your Applause”
Courtesy Matt B.
Today, Reks & Hazardis Soundz release a new video for “Hold Your Applause,” which is featured on All Eyes on Reks and it will also be included on Reks forthcoming studio LP Eyes Watching God; look for an announcement soon on the release date for Eyes Watching God.
DJ Premier Presents "Bars in the Booth" f/ Dres (of Black Sheep) (Session 2)
Courtesy Matt B.
DJ Premier’s “Bars in the Booth” is for SERIOUS SPITTERS ONLY! Session 1 featuring Papoose verified as much! For the uninitiated, “Bars in the Booth” is a new series Preemo has started which revolves around titan emcees of all genres coming thru and being put to the test over a DJ Premier track!
The post modern poet and newest member of Mello Music Group, Open Mike Eagle, is announcing his debut record with the label. The new project, Dark Comedy, goes beyond sarcasm for those who might miss it otherwise.
A chilly sampled female flows through the opening, before the soulful, heartfelt raps Thoughtsarizen lays down takes you away. The visuals where envisioned by Wackoe as an ode to Portland, Oregon. The melodies, color treatments, visual beauty and coolness of the environment had both Thoughts and Wackoe falling in love with this Pacific Northwest gem of a city. The song is a simple statement to hope, love, and peace. Hope you enjoy.
Video: The Legion - "Stereo" (prod. Buckwild D.I.T.C.)
Courtesy Ill Adrenaline.
First single by the legendary Bronx trio and D.I.T.C. affiliates The Legion, taken off their long awaited "The Lost Tapes" album, available worldwide May 20 (CD/EP/cassette/digital) on Ill Adrenaline Records/Legion Records. "Stereo" produced by none other than Buckwild of D.I.T.C. (Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Nas, Jadakiss, Big Pun, AZ, Black Rob, etc.).
The MC known as Playdough is a rare story in Texas hip-hop. While much of the state is populated by artists who are content to achieve regional fame, and boast about it as if they have taken over the world – this is Texas after all, where everything is “bigger” – Playdough remains humble though his career has literally taken him all over the world. He recently hit number 2 on the CMJ hip-hop charts as well as cracking the Top 200.