In this 1990 feature, Rakim explains how he followed a path from the streets to finding religion and becoming the Microphone Fiend, a rare talent of MCing and landmark figure of urban art and culture.
West Coast emcee Warren G spoke to HipHopWired at a recent event in honour of late rap legend Tupac Shakur‘s 40th birthday, to recall Pac asking him to work with him when putting togther “Definition Of A Thug Ni$$a” and “How Long Will They Mourn Me,” both songs inspired by his gripes with the industry and a death at the time, and what he feels the game lacks since the rapper death.
The snippet of this song was unveiled a few days ago on the net, now here’s the full track. Taken from the 10th Anniversary re-release of Alicia Keys‘ 12x platinum debut solo studio album Songs In A Minor, this soulful track dates back to the 1997 studio sessions for her first album. Songs In A Minor Deluxe Edition scheduled to drop June 28.
Apathy is preparing to take his career to another level with the release of his third-solo LP, Honkey Kong, which will be released on 8-23-2011. The Connecticut emcee and The Get Busy Committee and AOTP member has undeniably crafted his best project to date and it includes production from Apathy, DJ Premier, DJ Muggs, Statik Selektah, Evidence, Da Beatminerz and Teddy Roxpin among others. Guest appearances on Honkey Kong include Xzibit, Slaine, Vinnie Paz, Esoteric, Ill Bill, Celph Titled, Action Bronson, General Steele (Smif N Wessun) and Mad Lion.
EDIT: Catch Apathy talking about new album on HipHopDX.