Listen to “Chain Smoking” remix featuring Roc Marciano and Reef the Lost Cauze from Sketch’s Virginia Tec-9 available on iTunes now.
Virginia Tec-9 consists of 17 original tracks featuring guest appearances Roc Marciao, Reef the Lost Cauze, Nipsey Hussle, Nickelus F, Uptown XO, K-Beta, Bloodsport and Midian. All production handled by J-Scrilla.
Check out the second leak from Drewtradition’s upcoming album “Carry On Tradition.” “If I Died Today” features B-Real, Apathy, & Young De.
“Carry On Tradition” is entirely produced by Drewtradition, and features appearances by B-Real, Freddie Gibbs, Apathy, Chace Infinite, Ryu, Ras Kass, Young De, El Prez, Planet Asia, Sick Jacken, Krondon, Davinci, Tristate, Damani, and more!
Great roundtable debate about the success of Lil Wayne’s The Carter IV which has had huge first-week-album-sales numbers, that are not often seen these days in hip-hop or any music genre, which also started the rumors of record label “fixing” the numbers (Birdman buying the albums).
Last week, Lil’ Wayne’s newest album The Carter 4 came out to mixed reviews, but first week sales to the tune of 964,000 copies sold. This made it the most highly talked about topic all week. So Allindstrom.com and The Source decided to get the brain trust together, stuff them all in The Source’s conference room, and press record as they let the opinions fly. So press play and listen to Combat Jack (The Source), Angela Yee (Power 105.1 NY), Jeff Sledge, Big D (Universal Records), and B. Dot (RapRadar.com) all debate The Carter 4. We talk about everything from their thoughts on the music, the sales and promotion of the album, and the rumors of record labels “fixing” the numbers. And of course we had to bring up the Watch The Throne vs Carter 4 topic. So sit back, relax, and take notes. Allindstrom.com and The Source. We the business. 100 million dollars.
Complex created a special list of 50 moments in history “when great rappers made terrible fucking albums”. Above is the cover of Dr.Dre’s first LP after he left Death Row Records. Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath (1996) comes in as #3 on the list.
Take a look through the discography of just about any great rapper and you’re bound to find at least one album that just doesn’t belong. It’s the black sheep of the bunch (word to Black Sheep who, just in case you were wondering, do appear on this list!) and the one album that makes us wonder what in the world some of our favorite MCs of all-time were thinking. From LL Cool J and Rakim to Jay-Z and Nas, these are The 50 Worst Rap Album Fails.
One of the very few classic albums (in my ears) in these past years in hip hop is getting re-released for it’s 5th anniversary.
On September 19, 2006, Lupe Fiasco’s acclaimed debut album, Food & Liquor, hit stores and secured his place as a hip-hop artist to pay attention to for years to come. Now, five years later, Lupe has a platinum-selling single and a No. 1 Billboard Top 200 chart-topping album under his belt, but he still hasn’t forgotten about his inaugural project. To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Food & Liquor, the album has been given a special re-release that includes commemorative cover art, three bonus tracks and the music videos for “Daydreamin'” and ” I Gotcha.” Although the official anniversary isn’t until next Monday, the LP is available now on iTunes.
New 6th installment of FluD Watches Beats Per Minute producer series with MPC master Exile. This clip features a very ill backyard performance and a brief interview about the musical influences he encountered growing up and how it led him into production.