DMX x Swizz Beatz
You saw the Shady 2.0 cypher yesterday, now here’s a lot more from this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards. Watch DMX & Swizz Beatz up top, and hit continue reading to watch more performances & cyphers.
This is a special year for Nas, who has a few anniversaries to celebrate including the release of his first verse ever. The Queensbridge poet, who’s gearing up for the release of his 10th solo album, Life Is Good, helped to pioneer shock rap with his timeless breakout verse on 1991’s “Live at the Barbeque,” with lines like “When I was 12, I went to hell for snuffing Jesus.” With that in mind, XXL recruited a new controversial MC, Odd Future’s frontman Tyler, the Creator, who’s a longtime Nas fan, to interview the veteran MC for the November issue’s cover story.
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Nefew and 7inch (a platinum selling German producer) already worked together on the Green Lantern project Man Vs Many. Now they area gearing up for the release of their collabo EP called Transitions.
Over Here is the first single from that project, and the video for that song has been accepted for TV rotation on MTV U in the US.
Crooks & Castles “Eye On The Castle” Documentary. Take a look behind the scenes of what goes down at Magic/S.L.A.T.E. as we preview our Spring 2012 Collection “A Decade Of Excellence”. Also the celebration for our 10 Year Anniversary for 2012.
Esteemed German production team the Snowgoons have teamed up with Philadelphia native and Army Of The Pharaohs member Reef The Lost Cauze for the full-length collaborative album, “Your Favorite MC.” The Snowgoons, comprised of Det and DJ Illegal, have collaborated with Reef on the singles “Never” and “This Is Where The Fun Stops.” Complete with larger-than-life beats that Snowgoons loyalists have come to expect and the braggadocio-laced flow of Reef The Lost Cauze, “Your Favorite MC” is sure to set the underground ablaze. The album features guest appearances from hardcore lyricists such as Slaine, Esoteric, Sabac Red, Outerspace, Jus Allah of Jedi Mind Tricks, King Magnetic, Wise Intelligent, Sicknature, FT and more.