Gasface is back with Think B.I.G., their new mini-series documenting some of the Hip-Hop’s most notable people who have impacted the culture. In their first episode, they talk to legendary photographer Chi Modu, who shot some photographs for The Source magazine in the days of The Notorious B.I.G. and 2pac. He tells a few stories and explains his style of photography and why he liked to move the way he did.
He calls himself a documentarian and always liked to simplify things and take pictures in the moment, rather than over-stylizing. He says that’s why his photographs remain timeless, even after decades of them being shot. Modu truly has amazing work.
Phonte is one of the first highly opinionated emcees to definitively capture the ear of the Hip Hop community and beyond since the days of KRS-One and Chuck D. We fell in love with his humor and wittiness on The Listening, anticipated his colorful social commentary on Gordon Gartrell Radio w/DJ Brainchild and even checked for his critique of the latest films with Movies in a Minute. Yet, the North Carolinian never ceased to deliver punchlines and knockout verses with numerous collaborators over the years while simultaneously establishing himself as a singer as The Foreign Exchange reinvented their sound. Although more entertainment than edutainment, the loquacious emcee has our ears successfully on lock and we hope he’s never at a loss for words.
Disclaimer:This is not a “Phonte’s most fire guest verses mix”, but a mix of DJ Rahdu’s favorite Phonte collaborations. Enjoy!
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DJ Toshi recently celebrated the five-year anniversary of his show, Classic Storm Radio. In these five years, some of Hip-Hop’s most revered underground EmCees have graced CSR’s airwaves and the CSR studio in Brooklyn, New York City. Towards the end of every show, the guest artist is given the opportunity to exhibit their freestyle skills (Not necessarily off the head) as well as any artist(s) that came with them. Today, DJ Toshi, Classic Storm Radio are proud to present, The Best Freestyle Sessions Mixtape. Featuring verses from the likes of Sean Price & Rock of Heltah Skeltah, Lil Fame of M.O.P., Shabaam Sahdeeq, Afu-Ra, Lord Digga, Royal Flush, Grand Daddy I.U., Lord Have Mercy, Dom Pachino of Killarmy, Mic Geronimo, Nutso, C-Rayz Walz, Punchline, Hasan Salaam, B.A.M. and many others ! This mixtape is as classic as the radio show the verses were recorded on.
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The Brooklyn native BURNTmd has once again enlisted the enigmatic Keith Murray, this time on “Building Blocks,” the latest leak off his ‘Green Invasion’ project which drops next month. Produced by Reef Ali and featuring cuts from Europe’s former DMC Champion DJ Grazzhoppa.