Detroit rapper Royce Da 5’9″ drops by the new KarmaloopTV offices for an exclusive interview where they discuss his relationship with Eminem, progress on the Slaughterhouse album, and rocking Gucci.
As we wait for The Dreamer The Believer LP to drop, Common is set to release his autobiograhy named after his third album One Day It’ll All Make Sense on September 13th 2011 .
In One Day It’ll All Make Sense, Common holds nothing back. He tells what it was like for a boy with big dreams growing up on the South Side of Chicago. He reveals how he almost quit rapping after his first album, Can I Borrow a Dollar?, sold only two thousand copies. He recounts his rise to stardom, giving a behind-the-scenes look into the recording studios, concerts, movie sets, and after-parties of a hip-hop celebrity and movie star. He reflects on his controversial invitation to perform at the White House, a story that grabbed international headlines. And he talks about the challenges of balancing fame, love, and fatherhood.
Metermaids, a Brooklyn-based duo consisting of emcees Sentence and Swell, often refer to themselves as “the Bad News Bears of hip-hop.” However, after teaming up with the X-Ecutioners DJ Rob Swift, receiving production from Grammy Award Winner 9th Wonder, and pulling in vocal contributions from indie-hop legends Sage Francis & Buck 65, their Rooftop Shake LP is ready to turn that self-deprecation on its head.
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Here is a live mix from an all Native Tongues Family party by DJ Shorkut of Just 2 Hype, Invisible Skratch Piklz, Beat Junkies and Triple Threat DJ’s. This isn’t just any mix you’ll find online, this mix is done by the hands of a DJ who comes from an award-winning collective of vinyl enthusiasts from the West Coast.