Please visit this ad sponsor to help support the website!

Monday November 24, 2014
Feature of the Week

[Ruane Maurice] Dark and grimy!

Ruane Maurice review

Latest News Headlines
Fat Beats & Wax Poetics Announce Record Store Day Pop-Up

From Audible Treats:

Fat Beats & Wax Poetics Announce Record Store Day Pop-Up

Fat Beats Celebrates Vinyl Culture With All-Day Event And Historic Line Up

The Event:

(April 07, 2011 - Brooklyn, NY) Fresh off the success of their premiere pop-up shop in March, Fat Beats Brooklyn is pulling out all the stops for an all-day, all-out celebration of vinyl culture and live music. From noon to 11pm on Record Store Day (Saturday, April 16), the hip-hop juggernaut will transform their DUMBO warehouse into a hip-hop Woodstock complete with performances by The Stepkids, Chico Mann, Phenomenal Handclap Band, Neek the Exotic & Large Professor, DJ Center, Mista Sinista, !llmind, Amir, Eternia, Danny Dann the Beat Mann, Masta Ace, Maticulous, Kev Brown & Kaimbr, Ray West, and many surprise guests. The event commemorates the one-year anniversary of Guru’s passing with a funk interpretation of Gang Starr classics from Fat Beats’ newest label addition, CSC Funk Band.

Not only will Fat Beats’ massive vinyl library be available for purchase at the event, but also everyone in attendance will receive a 10% off coupon for the newly re-launched, a chance to win free printing of 500 record jackets sponsored by Dorado Printing, and Wax Poetics will be raffling off a free one-year subscription. So come early, leave late, and make sure to bring all your friends – this is going to be a party for the ages.

The Details:

What: Fat Beats & waxpoetics Record Store Day Pop-Up Shop & Party
Who: Neek The Exotic & Large Professor, The Stepkids, Chico Mann, DJ Center, Phenomenal Handclap Band, Amir, DJ Jab, !llmind, Eternia, maticulous, Double U Tomek, Danny Dann the Beat Mann, Kev Brown & Kaimbr, Ray West + a special Gang Starr tribute by CSC Funk Band, Mista Sinista, Masta Ace & surprise guests
When: Saturday, April 16th, noon - 11pm
Where: 110 Bridge St. 3rd Floor | Brooklyn, NY

MP3: Lil Wayne f/ Gudda Gudda - "That's What They Call"

From M3W:

MP3: Lil Wayne f/ Gudda Gudda - "That's What They Call"

* *

Video: Phil the Thrill On His Musical Influences

From RMG:

Video: Phil the Thrill On His Musical Influences

Formal Introduction: Phil The Thrill On His Musical Influences from Revolution Media Group.

Revolution Media Group brings to you the second video of the 3 part Formal Introduction video series for Phil The Thrill. In this video Phil gets a chance to let people know about some of his music influences. Fly Thoughts: Carpe Diem EP Dropping On 4/6/11.

Video: Trends - "The Truth About Relationships Ep. 3"

From Mr. Locario:

Video: Trends - "The Truth About Relationships Ep. 3"

Check out my last Usteam show where I'm breaking down why women run social interactions.
Click here to check it out:
Make sure to check me out on Ustream every Sunday at 1pm Eastern time.
Thanks for your support
-Hashim Trends Locario
Video: Drumma Boy, Bigga Rankin @ Club Skye in Tampa, FL

From DJ Smallz:

Video: Drumma Boy, Bigga Rankin @ Club Skye in Tampa, FL

MP3: Monsta f/ Crooked I - "Long Beach Raised Me (Remix)"

From Nancy B:

MP3: Monsta f/ Crooked I - "Long Beach Raised Me (Remix)"







 OUT APRIL 12TH!!!!!!


Video: 40 Glocc & Spider Loc - "On the Block"

From Zoo Life:

Video: 40 Glocc & Spider Loc - "On the Block"

MP3: Apollo Brown f/ Oddisee - "The Times"

From Mello Music Group:

MP3: Apollo Brown f/ Oddisee - "The Times"

The Half-Sudanese Musician Oddisee Voices His Thoughts on Africa's Newest Nation
Apollo Brown "Clouds" has been out now for just over a month and is still going strong!  The first pressing of CDs sold out in an amazing 2 days (Don't worry it's back in stock)! The demand has prompted a vinyl edition to be manufactured that will soon be available.  In the meantime, Apollo cooked up some special edition features for all the loyal supporters. 
"Let's celebrate the end and get to startin' over"
Last week you heard Has-Lo & Apollo Brown join forces on Heirlooms,  but this week it's Oddisee & Apollo Brown on The Times.  Oddisee, who is half Sudanese, doesn't normally bring his politics to the table, but in this rare moment Oddisee offers an entire song devoted to the turbulent changes occurring in Northern Africa, in particular the historic vote that split his home country of Sudan into two separate nations.  The Republic of Southern Sudan is now the newest African nation: listen to Oddisee break his thoughts down over the Apollo Brown beat.
Listen deep as Oddisee reveals some of his most personal, political, and poignant lyrics ever:

"Indeed, congratulations are in order / I'm from north of the border / responsible for the slaughter / I was always on their side / for them I'ma always ride / bein' raised in the states I learnt we in the same tribe"
Look for the official deluxe editions release of Oddisee Odd Seasons May 17th on Vinyl, CD, and Digital.

Enjoy the song and feel free to post and share.
Free Download:

Apollo Brown feat. Oddisee The Times: .

Video: The Team Presents - 3 NGZ in the Kitchen, Ep. 8

From Johnny Nobody:

Video: The Team Presents - 3 NGZ in the Kitchen, Ep. 8

PR: Vortx of Distorsun - "Children of the Sun"

From Joe Left Hand:

PR: Vortx of Distorsun - "Children of the Sun"

coming out of south central california vortx of distorsun presents there debut album on joe left hand records: a positive blend of fresh hip hop music that makes you want to listen again and again. an album that mixes the best of new school and true school hip hop samples with production from a collective of dion brown, jams da boombox, life line eternal, cool d, in otha wordz with lyrics from vortx of distorsun on all tracks featuring azra nawal vocal samples chopped and spread all over the album. an album that makes you think of the blues of sun house to the jazz of sun ra over drums from clyde stubblefield mixed by bob power. this is that soulful jazzy production that makes you want to listen over and over. one guest artist ari hotep

out on itunes april 12 and april 18

Pages: << Prev Next >>

Welcome to for the week of November 18th, 2014!! Please like us on Facebook and shop Amazon through RapReviews so we can bring you new material every week. This week we have ELEVEN new items for you! Check out Admiral Crumple's "Cryptkid," Donnie Propa & Scor-Zay-Zee's "Best of Scorzayzee Volume 1," an article on the ten rap songs with DOPE game samples coinciding with our interview with Random a/k/a Mega Ran, Kingpin's "The Initiative," Micall Parknsun's "I Should've Done This Time Ago," Ruane Maurice's "Ruane Maurice" (our featured review), Skrein's "The Eat Up," Verb T's "Verbs With a Vengeance," Emanuel Wallace's The (W)rap Up for November 11, 2014 and Jeep Ward's Subways & Sidewalks #24 w/ Uncommon Nasa.

Be sure to check the RapReviews newsfeed for the latest news and updates. Subscribe to the newsfeed via your browser for daily updates like R.I.P. Big Bank Hank. also recommends The SmackDown RunDown from the AngryMarks Podcast Network. We appreciate your support and welcome any feedback you have. Thanks for visiting!!

©, a Flash Web Design Exclusive