Lord Jessiah, Scrooge McJus, Drugs TheEmCee, All-Wise - Buck 50s
Courtesy Wanja Lange.
Detroit hip hop producer Lord Jessiah (Black 7 Productions) has been hard at work developing the brand of Black 7 Productions along with Sun Tzu Cadre crafting his unique blend of soulful beats with hard core socially conscious hip-hop.
16-year-old emcee Y-Roc presents "Now In Charge", a song over DJ Premier's "Supa Star" beat, made famous by NYC duo Group Home's 1995 album Livin' Proof, which Y-Roc rhymes over in full for his forthcoming mixtape Resurrection Of The Livin' Proof. Picking up musical influences from his father's record collection, albums like Reasonable Doubt, Low End Theory and Doe Or Die inspired Y-Roc to step to the mic, releasing the Word Is Born EP.
Spectac & Amiri recently announced the release of their sophomore collaborative album, Soul Beautiful, with a preview of the track "This, That, & Tha 3rd." Now the dynamic duo unleashes the first official single from their album with the buttery smooth "I Grew Up" featuring singer Najee.
New Orleans based emcee/sneaker aficionado Lyrikill returns with the 2nd single from his free download project "Retro" entitled Less Is More. Sticking to a good beats/good rhymes formula, the video includes various shots of New Orleans while taking you into the studio with Lyrikill & Prospek. Fresh from SXSW and regional spot dates, Lyrikill is prepping The Nostalgia EP, hosted by Statik Selektah due this summer.
Apathy, Rasheed Chappell & Chris Rivers (Baby Pun) Live in NYC on April 19th
Courtesy E.M. Theories.
Don't miss out on one the best lineup's to come to Public Assembly in 2013. This show is stacked front to back and there are no fillers. If you have not yet purchased your tickets in advance, please do so because this one is not to be missed. The event features Apathy from CT ,Rasheed Chappell from NJ and Bronx native Chris Rivers who is also son of the legendary Big Pun. Get your tickets HERE for reduced admission. For more information or go to www.publicassemblynyc.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win free tickets.
Being the "King of Connecticut" might not be hip-hop's most illustrious title, but there isn't a state, country or world wide web where Apathy's rap royalty doesn't reign supreme. For nearly 15 years, the Demigodz and Get Busy Committee co-founder has wowed audiences and hip-hop purists around the globe with his breathtaking brand of ferocious and multi-stylistic lyrics. While his production is too often slept on, beat placements with Cypress Hill and others, as well as his work with GBC, Ap's work behind the boards is getting extremely hard to ignore.
This week’s installment of ‘Da’ What is Hip Hop? features the first group of the series! Chicago’s Tha IntaVention is one of the best up-in-coming crews out there filled with a long and varied roster of talented artists. We got Tragedy Tha Beast, Bert Kenerson & Kenlo key to sit down and talk about what hip hop means to them.