Actor Michael Kenneth Williams (best known for his role as Omar Little in The Wire) discusses his starring role as Hip Hop Legend ODB in an upcoming biopic, his involvement in R Kelly’s Trapped In The Closet musical soap opera, and speaks about working with Chris Rock in his film I Think I Love My Wife.
Hit continue reading to watch more of this interview, where Williams talks about Tupac, Nas, Diddy, Obama and much more.
In this extensive interview with Montreality, RAKIM speaks about: growing up in New York, being a smart student, his respect for money, the last time he spoke to Eric B., his top 5 dead or alive emcees of all time, his passion for books, who God is, new artists he co-signs, A$AP Rocky & more.
After commanding attention on Diamond District’s In The Ruff and his own Before Taxes project, last year’s The Earn continued cementing yU the 78er as a substantive and skilled lyricist with something to say. Recently, his DMV brethren Oddissee remixed “I Believe”, one of the standout cuts from The Earn.
Rodney King, whose beating by Los Angeles police in 1991 was caught on camera and sparked riots after the acquittal of the four officers involved, was found dead in his swimming pool Sunday, authorities and his fiancee said. He was 47.
Read more about the importance of Rodney King for African Americans here.
DJ Total Eclipse from The X-Ecutioners releases the 2nd installment of his letter mixtape series entitled The B Tape, featuring mash ups and remixes from famed artists whose names begin with the letter “B”. The B Tape includes vocals from The Notorious B.I.G, Big L, Big Pun, Bush Babees and Black Moon over the production of Detroit’s Black Milk. The mixtape is a follow up to The J Tape, which similarly featured tracks from Jay-Z and Jay Electronica over production from the legendary J Dilla.
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One half of the late 1990s underground Hip Hop duo I.G. Off & Hazadous has reportedly died from unknown causes.
Queens, New York emcee I.G. Off of the duo I.G. Off & Hazadous has been confirmed dead last week. While details and cause of death have yet to be released to the public, veteran journalist and radio host Jay Smooth announced I.G.’s passing via Twitter. According to Complex.com, the rapper was reportedly paralyzed several years ago after being hit by a drunk driver.
Throughout his career I.G. Off appeared on albums such as Rawkus Records’ Lyricist Lounge, Volume 1 and Superrappin’, Volume 2. He also worked with Supernatural and DJ Spinna.
Read DJ Eclipse’s column on this topic here.
R.I.P. I.G. Off