On his album release party in Detroit, Black Milk saluted his fallen fellow Detroit emcees.
The long awaited collab from producer Doc Ish’s upcoming The First Treatment, out October 27th via Universal.
Acclaimed lyricist and hip hop veteran Skillz joins forces with two of the world’s premiere DJs, Jazzy Jeff & J.Period, to present “Infamous Quotes” — an exclusive new mixtape celebrating the release of Skillz’ upcoming album, The World Needs More Skillz (Oct 25). With an infamous history of ghostwriting credits for many of hip hop’s most famous MCs, lyrical legend Skillz is back to demonstrate the lost art of writing on the conceptual “Infamous Quotes.” With assistance from pop-culture icons like Will Ferrell, Katt Williams, Alan Iverson and Liam Neeson, and original production by Alchemist, Nottz, Jazzy Jeff & Don Cannon, “Infamous Quotes” provides the perfect forum for Skillz to illustrate what the world needs more of…
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Via J. Period.
After a string of singles, a handful of visuals, and live performances alongside the likes of Talib Kweli, Big Sean, Mickey Factz, and more, the time has come for the official release of The Niceguys‘ widely anticipated debut album, The Show. Releasing the album for free, the four man Houston-based group comprised of rapper Yves Saint, producers Cristolph and Free, and DJ Candlestick is also making the album available for sale through digital retailers for fans who would like to support the music.
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Novo izdanje R&B Boom! tuluma provjerite ove srijede u Posh Fantasy Baru (Cascade Centar, Tkalčićeva 88).Resident je DJ Don Tom, a ulaz je besplatan.
More than ever, rappers are giving fans short, compact pieces of music, rather than full-lengths LPs. The format, formally known as an EP, or “extended play,” isn’t new. Hip-hop has utilized the quick fix strategy since the early 1980’s. Thanks to the success of Drake’s seven-track So Far Gone EP last year, though, a flood of artists, mostly newcomers (Freddie Gibbs, for example), are delivering sets that clock in at less than 30 minutes, with song tallies in the single digits.
Next Tuesday, the debut EP from Atlantic Records rookie, and one of XXL’s 10 Freshman for ’10, Donnis, Fashionably Late, will make its way onto iTunes. As he sees it, releasing EPs before official full-lengths equals smart business for new MCs. “In this day and age, it’s very difficult for an artist to just put out an album and sell,” says Donnis. “It’s something that you have to build up to and make sure that you’re gonna do numbers that are gonna make the record label happy, and know that you have longevity and a second chance.”
EPs aren’t limited to just rookies, however. Over the last three decades, both established and unproven artists have entered the short-form arena. Take a trip from the old to the new with XXL’s list of the “100 Essential Rap EPs,” presented in chronological order.
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Originally scheduled for an October 12th release, Nottz and his label Raw Koncept Media Group have announced a new release date for the album, October 26th. While his fans eagerly await You Need This Music, the Grammy winning producer/rapper is releasing a new single to appease fans’ appetite over the extended wait. For the latest single, “Blast That,” Nottz enlists the help of fellow acclaimed producer/rapper Black Milk, whose own project Album Of The Year is garnering a swell of buzz itself.
“Turn up this real hip-hop and turn that wackness down,” says Nottz on the message behind his latest single, a track with Brash guitar licks laced over top the beat’s heavy, trunk rattling drums. Collaborating with the aforementioned Black Milk proved to be a wise choice, as the track’s staccato feel matches perfectly with Black’s unique flow, while showcasing both as artists just as dangerous behind the mic as behind the boards. “I felt like Black Milk was the right person for the job for a real ‘bring the boom bap back’ type record. Something for the new generation to hear,” remarks Nottz. Given the chemistry between the two – it took Black Milk only a day to write and record his verse for the song – it sounds like the two may be onto something
Download: Nottz Feat. Black Milk – Blast That