Bronx-bred, Tampa-based emcee Rahim Samad presents the Jeff Osborne-directed music video for "Nothing To Gain", his new self-produced single from Justice/Reformation, his forthcoming album dropping February 2013. Raised down the block from Sedgwick Avenue, where Kool Herc started hip-hop years ago, Rahim released his first album Freedom/Resurrection in 2004, which Creative Loafing said made hip-hop "sound fresh all over again."
Audio Two's "Top Billin" is beyond classic. Even if you think you don't know it, the shit will sound familiar to anyone who's heard of rap music. My favorite thing about this song is that the lyrics are borderline awful at times; to wit, no one actually goes to jail for emcee assault (word to Pac and Biggie). But, none of that matters, due to the overall flavor. Purists might hate on this shit, saying I fucked with something that shouldn't be fucked with. Fuck 'em. Only the RZA can tell me what to do. This is an iconic song laced with 80s-era samples to get motherfuckers razin' the roof.
NEW MIXTAPE: Benny Banks - Patiently Waiting Vol. 2
Benny Banks completes a year of major progress – collaborations with Mac Miller and Dappy, as well as a growing online presence which includes 75,000 followers at Facebook and Twitter, as well as over 5 million YouTube views – by releasing his latest mixtape ‘Patiently Waiting Volume 2’ which is now available to download from his official site.
Being a Gemini is hard nowadays, especially with the uniquness and misunderstanding that comes along with it. Juven is no stranger to being misunderstood, creating his entire "Spaced Out" movement around that very concept.
Today, while our road dogs get a breather, they release the all new, non-album, bonus track “Parkour" to announce the release of their new limited edition wax (ivory vinyl w/ bonus 45 featuring two non-album cuts). This first bonus, named after the military training parkour where practitioners need to burst through an obstacle course using the terrain to gain advantage. In similar fashion, Guilty takes the terrain laid out by Apollo Brown and powers through it like a linebacker with a vengeance. The sound has a bit of an electronic tinge, something not so present on the official LP but very much welcome here.
LATE drops the music video to 'Wrong Attitude', the first single to be taken from his brand new album 'Street Science'. This up-tempo club banger produced by Tricksta is already getting radio play from the UK to Houston. Check out the 'Wrong Attitude' music video filmed and edited by Triple Fear Films.