New street single off Obie’s long-delayed Bottoms Up LP.
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Tek of Smif N Wessun’s latest Mix CD project, 24KT SMOKE, is available in stores today.
Just a year after the release of his Underground Prince Mix CD, Tek has returned in full force, allying with a bevy of battle-tested MC’s and producers to put out a record sure to live up to its gold-plated name.
This project comes in anticipation of Pete Rock & Smif N Wessun’s newest studio album, Monumental, scheduled to hit stores in late Fall.
Smif N Wessun fans can hear the duo rhyme on Tek’s 24KT Smoke album on the track,”Death Is Forever,” which also features Havoc of Mobb Deep. The song addresses what each artist feels are the key issues in coping with man’s inevitable mortality.
Aside from General Steele and Havoc, the project features Wu-Tang Clan member Inspectah Deck on “That Barrel Go Bang.” Beyond Deck, fans can also catch a special appearance from Sheek Louch of The LOX fame, as well as Freeway.
The mix CD features production from the likes of !LLMIND, who is currently working on a new project with Duck Down artist Skyzoo, as well as Statik Selektah, Drawzilla, Coptic and Tek himself.
You can purchase it on iTunes.
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Freddie Gibbs has taken the musical world by storm. In 2008 he was in label limbo after being released from a recording contract with Interscope records. The Gary, Indiana native took things into his own hands and independently released several critically acclaimed mixtapes. Pitchfork Magazine crowned him one of music’s top up and comers, no small feat considering that Pitchfork is a mostly indie-rock outlet. Gibbs followed his Pitchfork feature with write-ups in the L.A. Times, New York Post, countless tastemaker blogs and inclusion in XXL’s Freshmen class of 2010.
In July of 2010 Freddie Gibbs hit the Windy City as a headliner of this year’s edition of the Pitchfork Music Festival. Closing down the Balance Stage, Gibbs performed in front of 30,000 people as he brought the gritty streets of Gary, Indiana to Chicago’s Union Park. Before his Pitchfork performance, Freddie Gibbs hosted RubyHornet’s monthly Digital Freshness party at Beauty Bar and hit SoundScape Studio for the second edition of the LRG and Closed Sessions collaborative project. Freddie Gibbs decided to work with up and comer YP for his session, and after a few beats and blunts, “Something New” was born featuring the smooth production of Chicago’s Million $ Mano. Watch the documentary to see exactly how things went down and get to know one of the music world’s most promising stars via the new RubyHornet produced documentary.
A rare Bumpy Knuckles joint from 1994, featuring Tupac & Ray Dogg.