Audio: Cappadonna f/ Solomon Childs "Rap Is Like Crack"
Courtesy Matt B.
While he joined Busta Rhymes & Canibus on the JP Beats produced “CB4” from JP Beats “The Warning’ Compilation and commingles with his comrades on RZA’s “The Man With The Iron Fists” OST on the Wu-Tang Clan reunion track “Six Directions Of Boxing” and the Wu-Tang Clan & D-Block project "Wu-Block,” Wu-Tang Clan's tenth official member, Cappadonna, returns with his own forthcoming double-CD, 'Eyrth, Wynd & Fyre,' which will be released in January 2013 on RBC Records.
Video: Wise Intelligent "I Said It" Live Performance
Wise: Check out this amazing video clip of Wise Intelligent performing his NEW HIT SONG, "I SAID IT" on the HIP HOP GODS TOUR 2012. Wise is being backed up by Johnny Juice on the tables and an incredible African Drum Ensemble.
Video: Mickey Factz Breaks Down VladTV's 100 Battle List
DJ Vlad: Mickey Factz stopped by our VladTV studios recently to share his insights on the Top 100 Rap Battles Of The Past Few Years list, that was recently crafted by me, Michael Hughes. He, like the majority of the battle community, either mistaken my list for being a "Top 100 Battles Of All Time" list, or simply weren't too fond of the list at all. Mickey spoke his mind freely during my interview with him, as he openly critiqued any and all issues that he had with certain battles that were placed on it, the order, etc. He also announced to the battle rap community that he is currently working on a Top 100 Battle list of his own, only his will be of "All-Time." Look out for that list to drop within a month hopefully.
MP3: akaFRANK - "Awesome Jawsome" Ft. Iamsu!, Jay Ant, P-Lo
Courtesy Audible Treats.
Early this month, akaFRANK, the Full Pull Ent. rapper and HBK Gang affiliate, released the video for what's fast becoming his breakout single, "Racist (My Dick Ain't)." Not only has the song been picking up steam (and radio play) in the Bay Area, but the track also continues to earn Frank international acclaim, highlighted by a recent London, UK, performance, at one of the city's most popular parties, Player's Ball.
Performing in front of football fans from across Canada this past weekend at the 100th Grey Cup Fest in Toronto at The Adrenaline Zone in Nathan Philips Square after winning the #1 placement in the Urban genre of Intel Canada Superstars competition for their track 'As The Crow Flies' from the forthcoming release. Winnipeg’s fuse masters of Prairie-inspired hip-hop and funk Abstract Artform have posted for fans recent pictures and video from the event.
Brought to you by the LSD camp, Al-One of Sandpeople teamed up with Sacramento heavyweights Chase Moore & J Leake to create the Hippie Sabotage produced single "Spliffs & Vodka". The video was shot in Portland, OR and was directed by Micah Warren of IVLG Media.
If you where tuned into the late 90’s indy 12″ boom, you probably remember the Constant Deviants. The Baltimore/NY duo which consists of emcee M.I. and producer DJ Cutt released the jazzy underground burner “Can’t Stop” in 1998, which built them a solid fan base that inspired them to start their own label Six2Six Records, which specializes in limited pressing and rare vinyl from their catalog and extended fam. In 2012, Constant Deviants are preparing to release their long-awaited LP, “Diamond” an album that has been carefully crafted to represent the eras they have witnessed.
Baltimore MC Substantial jumped back into the scene with this fall’s Home Is Where The Art Is, a personal and powerful testament to Stan B. Robinson’s development as a man and MC. Fans and critics seem to concur. To keep the momentum going on this fantastic LP, Substantial and Mello Music Group drop the uplifting video for “See Hear."
Today, as MHz Legacy continues to celebrate the release of their long awaited, self-titled debut album, they're taking part in the tradition of Throwback Thursday with one of the rarest songs from their vaults,"The Only Weatherman Song." The song, accompanied here by new, exclusive artwork, stands apart as a classic from the early 2000s era of hip-hop and marks one of the only times that Copywrite, El-P, Camu Tao, Tage Future, Cannibal Ox, Jakki Da Motamouth, and Yak Ballz (otherwise known as The Weathermen) were all in one studio at the same time.
2012 has been nothing short of successful for the fast-rising independent hip-hop label Man Bites Dog Records, and now, as the year nears its close, the label is excited to introduce the newest member of its roster, Wais P. Early next year, Wais will release his official debut album, Pimpin Saved My Life, but first, Wais P is excited to announce his new mixtape, PV$$Y Rich. The tape will be released for free download this December, and in announcing the new tape, Wais is also unveiling the tape's first single, "Live My Bars," produced by Virginia producer Grussle.