Audio: S-Dub a/k/a Shabaam Sahdeeq - "Something About You"
S-Dub a/k/a Shabaam Sahdeeq is pleased to release the M-Phazes produced single "Something About You", off his forthcoming album Keepers of the Lost Art, which is set to drop later this year. The single, which you can stream here, boasts the talents of the Cuban born singer/songwriter Ces, is produced by blap specialist M-Phazes. As former label-mates with Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Company Flow & Pharoahe Monch, S-Dub has been tied to a long history of independent success both as a solo artist and through his membership with the late nineties hip-hop collective, Polyrhythm Addicts. His effort on this single is consistent with the quality music that we've come to expect from S-Dub over the years, from classic's like "Arabian Nights" to bangers like the Nick Wiz produced "Freaky Flow".
Fellow Juice Crew member and Hip-Hop icon, Tragedy Khadafi is set to release a new Street-LP, Thug Matrix 3, on September 20th, 2011. Thug Matrix 3 features production by: araabMUZIK, Shroom, Audible Doctor, Now & Laterz, and Ayatollah.
Here is the latest leak, "Best of Both Coast" from Tragedy Khadafi's Thug Matrix 3 featuring the late Killa Sha, Planet Asia & King David.
Video: Dru Ha (Duck Down) Training With Mark Jenkins
Courtesy Matt B.
Part 1 of the two part training series as Dru Ha readies himself for 2011's ING: New York City Marathon on November 6th. In this clip, Dru Ha explains why he is running, about "Run 2 Remember" NYC Alzheimers Association chapter team, and his experience training with celebrity trainer Mark Jenkins. Unfortunately due to Mark's busy schedule training celebrities such as Diddy, D'Angelo, & Mary J. Blige, he has to defer the training sessions with another "celebrity trainer" which was documented in Part 2 of this series.
For more information on Mark Jenkins, visit www.infitness.com or follow him on Twitter @TheMarkJenkins
Artist Justin BUA is proud to announce his newest book, The Legends of Hip-Hop (Harper Collins Design, an imprint of HarperCollins Book Publishers; November 8, 2011), where he pays homage to 50 of the greatest names in hip hop history. With a foreward by Chuck D, BUA uses portraiture to celebrate each individual's revolutionary contribution to the global phenomenon known as hip hop.
From Afrika Bambaataa, Queen Latifah, and LL Cool J, to Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, and Eminem, BUA captures the spirit of both the unsung and iconic heroes who have shaped music, art, dance, fashion, even language and politics. Each portrait is accompanied by a personal essay that details each individual's impact—not only on cultural history, but also on BUA’s own life and work.
Unlike any other book, The Legends of Hip Hop comes not from an investigative academic, but from an authentic source who—as a native New Yorker—witnessed the birth and development of hip hop from a community movement to its explosion into a global industry.
Justin BUA attended NY's LaGuardia High School of Music & Performing Arts and Art Center College in CA, where he received a BFA. BUA has created art for the music, film, fashion, and entertainment industries, with clients like Warner Brothers, Comedy Central, MTV, Sony, and EA Sports. BUA's art sells at galleries worldwide as well as at retail giants like Target. Recent credits include art direction for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's acclaimed film, "On the Shoulders of Giants," as well as the direction and hosting of Ovation TV's hit documentary "Walk this Way," about rapper DMC, of RUN-D.M.C. BUA lives in L.A., CA.
The 20-track album, entirely produced by Statik, has an all-star cast featuring original songs by Mac Miller, Big K.R.I.T., Talib Kweli, Bun B, Chris Webby, Pill, Dom Kennedy, LeCrae, Joell Ortiz, Freddie Gibbs, Brother Ali, Sean Price, Styles P, Colin Munroe & more.
Population Control is in stores October 25th on Showoff / Duck Down Music.
1. Population Control (feat. Sean Price & Termanology) 2. Play the Game (feat. Big K.R.I.T. & Freddie Gibbs) 3. Groupie Love (feat. Mac Miller & Josh Xantus) 4. New York, New York (feat. Styles P, Saigon & Jared Evan) 5. Sam Jack (feat. XV, Jon Connor & The Kid Daytona) 6. Never a Dull Moment (feat. Action Bronson, Termanology & Bun B) 7. You're Gone (feat. Talib Kweli, Colin Munroe & Lil Fame) 8. They Don't Know (feat. Pill & Reks) 9. Down (feat. Push! Montana & LEP Bogus Boys) 10. Let's Build (feat. Chace Infinite, JFK, Mitchy Slick & Wais P) 11. Smoke On (feat. Dom Kennedy & Strong Arm Steady) 12. The High Life (feat. Kali, GameBoi & Chris Webby) 13. Half Moon Part (feat. Skyzoo, Chuuwee & Tayyib Ali) 14. Black Swan (feat. Nitty Scott MC & Rapsody) 15. Harlem Blues (feat. Smoke DZA) 16. Gold In 3D (feat. STS & Dosage) 17. Damn Right (feat. Joell Ortiz & Brother Ali) 18. Live & Let Live (feat. Lecrae) 19. A DJ Saved My Life (feat. DJ Premier, DJ Babu, Scram Jones & DJ Craze) 20. 4Gs (feat. Ea$y Money, Termanology, Scram Jones & Wais P)
An eye for an eye leaves every one blind, and no where is this more apparent than in the violence-ridden streets of ghettos across America. On "Bloodlust," a track off his forthcoming mixtape album 20/20 Vision, Session and legendary Boston emcee Akrobatik rhyme about the consequences of killing and the ways that murder and mayhem take a toll on our communities.