G Rap rips the stage with rhymes from his 3rd LP live at The Arches, UK. Tim Westwood was hosting this show.
Just Blaze explains for Media Gasface how him sampling certain records helped the original composer’s entire life, at a time where some of them were seeing foreclosure and community centers shut down, and how he’s happy he got to help them and further the culture.
An excited Jay-Z chops it up with Westwood, shortly before the release of Reasonable Doubt. A lotta memories on this one – remember when Hov was talking about ‘this is gonna be my only album’? During this interview it’s clear that he’s enjoying the initial success of ‘Ain’t No Nigga’ as it began tearing up the clubs, and he’s brimming with confidence when discussing his soon-to-be classic debut. He also speaks about his early days rolling with The Jaz, and introduces a little label by the name of Rocafella Records before he drops a couple of verses over Funkmaster Flex rocking doubles of Sadat X‘s ‘Stages and Lights’ beat.
Props to Unkut.
This is the official video for the track ‘Without Rhyme Or Reason’ off his “H.N.I.C. 3″ album in stores now. Directed by Daniel Czernilofsky.
Bonus: Watch the Show N Off Freestyle after the jump.
SEASON PREMIERE SPECIAL* w/ live guests XZIBIT – LA COKA NOSTRA – DANNY BOY – THE COUP – BOOTS RILEY – THE LEGENDARY JERRY HELLER – TERMANOLOGY – STIG OF THE DUMP world exclusives and more
Xzibit leaves rehearsals to join Mista Montana and Menace on the show. Full of energy and optimism, X talks us through his new album Napalm, including his work with Dr Dre, the significance of his visit to Iraq and Sadam Hussein’s palace. We talk emotions as Xzibit breaks down his on-tape conversation with his late mother, as well as the possibility of a Golden State Project full length album, all dependent on the health of Saafir.
The legendary NWA management mogul, Jerry Heller, takes his seat at the posh table to explore the truth behind the creation and survival of one of hip hop’s most controversial groups. We navigate through the history of his relationship with Ice Cube, his rivalry with Dr Dre and more shockingly, his admission that Eazy E was murdered. Needing body guards to simply walk down the street, Mr Jerry Heller has seen things that would make most turn their back on music and he reveals all in this classic interview for all hip hop connoisseurs.
Hairy decided to put this extremely dope mix as a free download on his Soundcloud page. Listen below, and hit continue reading to read the story behind this mix.
On October 18th, legendary Hip Hop group Whodini will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame. This ceremony will place Jalil, Ecstasy and Grandmaster Dee alongside the likes of Eric B. & Rakim, LL Cool J, Run-DMC and Public Enemy. The event will take place at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, New York.
Doc Ice, of another 1980s New York Hip Hop group, U.T.F.O., will present Whodini with their awards.
Whodini, who are often credited as Brooklyn natives, have a career spans over three decades. The Jive/Arista artists made hits such as “Friends,” “Five Minutes Of Funk” and “The Freaks Come Out At Night.” The group released six albums, most recently Six on Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Records imprint in 1996. Including Dupri, who began his career as a dancer for Whodini, the trio deeply influenced DJ Premier and Chris Rock, who presented them with a Vh1 Hip Hop Honors award in 2007.