I took a few days off this weekend to enjoy the sites in Los Angeles and San Diego, but will be flying back to RR headquarters on Tuesday morning (October 22nd). The update may not be up at midnight, but we will continue #UKHIPHOP month and have new reviews and interviews for you as usual this week on Wednesday. Thanks for your patience! California DEFINITELY knows how to party.
Video: Mark Steele "Million Dollar Dreams" (Shout-Out From Kendrick Lamar)
Courtesy Matt B.
As Mark prepares to go full steam into the run leading up to the release of his forthcoming mixtape, Empty Auditorium, (which will be released on 11-12-2013 and features an appearance from Rapsody) his ascension up the Hip-Hop ladder becomes more apparent with every verse, as he is determined to take his place with the elite artists of his generation.
Da Mafia 6ix Vlo6 #1: Yelawolf talks Three 6 Influence & More! BLACK FALL on Halloween!
In this first exclusive studio session Vlo6 from Da Mafia 6ix, Yelawolf discusses the influence that Three 6 Mafia has had on his career and more! Look out for Yelawolf x DJ Paul Black Fall rock project hosted by DJ Whoo Kid, coming on 10/31/13 - more info soon!
Audio: Boldy James, Problem & Jarren Benton (Prod. SMKA)
A3C partnered with Revolt TV and Atlanta production crew, SMKA, to book the legendary Stankonia Studios during 2013 A3C Festival and produce an original mixtape, The Hang Out: A3C Edition. For 12 hours a day (Thursday, Oct 3rd through Saturday, Oct 5th) nearly 30 of the most talented up-and-coming artists at the 2013 A3C Festival came through Stankonia to record 15 original tracks produced by 808 Blake & Kato of SMKA, Prolyfic & Kamal of RadioActiveKids. For 3 days Stankonia became a must-attend destination for many of hip-hopís elite MCs.
R.A. The Rugged Man has never shied away from controversy, whether in his music or his political views. Recently, R.A. sat down with The Young Turks to discuss politics, his career, free speech, racism, and more. Speaking with former MSNBC and Current TV contributor Cent Uygur, R.A. explains his controversial track "Shoot Me In The Head," defends his use of the word "faggot", and attacks the Democratic Party's racist history. With over 50 million monthly views, The Young Turks is the largest online news show in the world.
Legendary rapper Scarface makes an appearance on "So Immature" where the two MCs trade stories of love, heartbreak and addiction. "Scarface is a hip-hop icon," explains Ricky, who said a mutual friend introduced them. "It was an honor to work with him."
The Stereo Boyz represent the past, present, & future of Detroit Hip-Hop. Their combination of Detroit Motown and Chicago's House & Electro sound has created a midwest masterpiece. Now it's time to share that masterpiece with the world.
Audio: L'Orange & Stik Figa f/ Open Mike Eagle & MindsOne
Courtesy Score Press.
L'Orange & Stik Figa hits stores this week! After releasing two critically acclaimed singles ("Monochrome"; "Blind Tiger"), the entire storied vision has arrived. The new record not only sees digital and CD release but an exclusive white & black drip limited edition vinyl. To invite listeners beneath the surface once more, L'Orange & Stik Figa are offering a free download of the ensemble track "Decorated Silence" featuring Open Mike Eagle & MindsOne.