‘84 is a conceptually driven mixtape that chronicles Bizzy’s journey from music industry rookie, to realizing his dream of becoming the “Michael Jordan” of rap; “84 is the year MJ was drafted into the NBA. The beginning of his journey to becoming the greatest basketball player that ever lived” says Bizzy. “I'm telling my story, as a rookie that is aspiring to become the greatest. 2013 is my year, this is my ’84!”
Mistah F.A.B. Talks Hella Ratchet with DJ YRS Jerzy
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Oakland is held down by a lot of veterans and Mistah F.A.B. is right up there with all the legends. Mistah F.A.B. has had all types of success over the course of his career, which dates back to 2003. Ten years is a long time to sustain such a presence in a business like this and Mistah F.A.B. is still going strong.
Last month, Mistah F.A.B. released his most-recent mixtape, Hella Ratchet, which saw him deliver more party music. Coming from the birthplace of hyphy, Mistah F.A.B. felt he owed his fans that project. He included new energy on the tape, collaborating with both Ty Dolla $ign and Iamsu! along with many more.
Mistah F.A.B. spoke to Hip Hop Vibe about his Hella Ratchet mixtape. In his conversation about the tape, Mistah F.A.B. talked about his work with Ty Dolla $ign. Mistah F.A.B. also talked about the Oakland hip hop scene and the new talent mixing with the older talent, pushing it forward, and his position in the game."
Sometimes life feels like you're just living one battle to the next. So what happens when you just don't have any fight left in you? Guilty Intentions is the story of a man who reaches his tipping point and must decide if the battle is still worth fighting. Inspired by original music created by Quanstar and filmed entirely on Android phones.
T-Clean is originally from Rwanda but based in Norway at the moment. His experience of imigrating from a country at war at the age of sixteen characterizes his music through a dark but optimistic sound. "Another Day Another Dollar" is a new day - with new opportunities.
Sacramento's legendary Hip Hop crew The Cuf comes back with another release since their "Caviar" album. "The Rest Of It" features Hip Hop pioneer KRS-One. The track gives you that classic Hip Hop feeling with production from The Cuf's own N8 the Gr8.
Legendary Rapper Andre Nickatina Releases Self-Titled Album
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Born and raised in the notorious Fillmore district of San Francisco, legendary rapper Andre Nickatina aka Dre Dog has long been considered a rap luminary since the release of his critically acclaimed debut album, The New Jim Jones in 1993. Despite releasing almost 20 albums and touring public venues and colleges nonstop, Nickatina, the man, still remains somewhat of a mysterious figure due to the very few number of interviews he's given throughout his career.
Regardless, his classic showmanship and distinct voice and rhythm has earned him a fiercely loyal fan base across North America and he gains new supporters with every tour. He represents one of the last Bay Area legends who not only gave birth to the Golden Era of hip hop but continues to push and create the scene. Now he releases his 18-track self-titled album which boasts features from guests that reflect both Nickatina's tenure and his relevancy such as Krayzie Bone, Mac Mall, Clyde Carson, Problem, 100s and more.
Andre Nickatina is also leaking two new assets from the project. One is the lead single "Candy Paint," featuring fellow West Coast legend Mac Mall and the up-and-coming prince of pimp rap, 100s, which celebrates rap's age-old obsession with shiny, brightly painted donks, boxes, and bubbles. The other is part one of a cinematic music video for the song, "Ho' Lat" which features Krayzie Bone on the song version. Nickatina, who has more than seven credits to his name as a director, co-director, executive producer, producer, and actor, executive produced and conceptually developed this video, which mixes the rampage ass-kicking elements of GTA 5 with Michael Douglas' film "Falling Down." Says Nickatina, "The video shows a person losing it, someone who's just been pushed over the edge and snaps and goes on a rampage across town. I really like the chemistry that me and Krayzie Bone have on this song, [and] I felt like [the video] fit the vibe."
Proud Miami-native Warlok discharges aggressive rhymes in his latest single, "Dade County Lyricist." With a horrorcore approach, Warlock showcases his battle-esque lyricism, proving that it's not all palm trees and sunshine in the M.I.A. The production, courtesy of Ag Lyonz of Live Free and Miami Beat Wave fame, combines dark, striking guitar chords with crunchy drums, topped with a ghostly screwed chorus. The visuals for "Dade County Lyricist" will be available mid-October, as Warlok continues finalizing tracks on his upcoming street album.