Last week Erykah Badu graced the Boiler Room in Los Angeles with a DJ set and ran through a few of her favorite tracks. Sharing the stage that night with Flying Lotus, The Gaslamp Killer, Nocando and others, Badu, aka DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown, played tunes from the likes of A$AP Rocky, Tweet, Too $hort and of course a few of her own singles. The 30-minute set is now available to be viewed up above, and for those who’d like to download the set, you can do so by clicking here.
“Bow” is the first single off of DJ Muggs’ upcoming EP Sound Clash Business, out on Mishka Records October 16th.
Directed by Jonathan Pierce
Hip-hoperi, spremite se, jer dolazi nova runda Red Bull MC Battlea! Pozivamo sve freestylere i majstore sklapanja žestokih rima na licu mjesta da se oprobaju. U novom Crew Chapter formatu takmičenja battleovi će se, osim jedan-na-jedan, u polufinalu i finalu voditi i dva-na-dva. Ovog puta, pored MC-jeva boriće se i crewovi.
Red Bull MC Battle, hip-hop takmičenje u freestyle repanju, ponovo je tu. Event, koji je u prethodne dvije godine izazvao ogromno interesovanje u hip-hop zajednici i polučio veliki uspjeh, ide dalje i ove godine dolazi u novom Crew Chapter formatu. To i dalje podrazumijeva turnir po nokaut sistemu i borbe jedan-na-jedan u prva dva kruga. Eh, ali nova, poboljšana verzija Red Bull MC Battlea (RBMCB v.3.0 CC) ima jedan bitan upgrade: u polufinalu i finalu svaki MC na scenu poziva još jednog člana svog crewa, tako da će završni battleovi biti borbe dva-na-dva. Pravo učešća imaju MC-jevi iz BiH i Hrvatske.
Način apliciranja je manje-više isti kao i do sada, i krajnje je jednostavan. Na e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org pošalji prijavu koja treba da sadrži: ime, prezime, nickname, naziv tvog crewa, kontakt telefon, grad iz kojeg dolaziš i link svog demo snimka na YouTubeu ili nekom drugom video servisu. Bilo bi poželjno da to bude video, no – ukoliko vam se kamera pokvarila ili vam je producent slomio nogu – biće dovoljan i audio snimak. Rok za slanje prijava je nedjelja, 4. novembar 2012. godine, do 23:59h.
Potom će petočlani žiri (pazi sastav): Phat Phillie (Blackout), Koolade, Frenkie, DJ Soul (Fm Jam) i prošlogodišnji regionalni šampion Sterma odabrati 16 najboljih koji će učestvovati na Red Bull MC Battle Crew Chapter 2012 turniru. Za prestižnu titulu najboljeg MC-ja (i crewa) oni će se boriti 10. novembra 2012. godine u Sarajevu.
Znate već i sami: na takmičenju će se više cijeniti rime osmišljene na licu mjesta, smisao teksta, konkretni odgovori na napade protivnika, duhovitost, flow, stil repanja i ponašanje na stageu. Manje će biti bodovani unaprijed pripremljeni tekstovi, a nikako neće moći proći vrijeđanje na nacionalnoj, vjerskoj ili rasnoj osnovi.
Za sve takmičare koje žiri odabare za učešće na takmičenju biće obezbjeđeni prevoz i noćenje na dan eventa u Sarajevu. A pobjednik, pored slave i titule šampiona Red Bull MC Battle Crew Chaptera 2012, kao nagradu dobija snimanje video spota za jednu pjesmu.
Kanye West’s White Dress is the most anticipated track off RZA’s The Man With The Iron Fists soundtrack. The song is produced by Kanye and RZA. The soundtrack will be hitting stores on October 23rd and the film will be in theaters on November 2nd.
Here’s what RZA had to say about this song:
I brought Kanye West in first. He came into the editing room, and he went and wrote a beautiful song for the scene I showed him. A beautiful scene with a lot of beautiful ladies. He just said, ‘Wow, that’s beautiful. The colors is beautiful. The girls is definitely pretty.” And I said, ‘Well listen to what Lucy Liu starts to sing. That idea is all you need to take. It’s gotta be about somebody lovely.’ I had given him one other piece of advice. I said, ‘Think of Ghostface in the sense of how Ghostface did “Ice Cream” and “Wildflower,” where he kinda raps all the way through it. On “Wildflower” Ghostface does a super long verse, and Kanye’s second verse here is actually super long. We finished the song and he said to me, ‘I tried to make it Ghostface long.’
SAMPLE THIS is the true story of how an unknown music producer and the greatest studio musicians of the 70’s entwined to create one of the most influential albums in history.
If not for the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, it might never have happened. The gunshots that rang out in the Ambassador Hotel kitchen in June of 1968 started a music revolution. It’s the story of a band that never was, a cult movie and revolutionary music from the streets of New York. A pop culture odyssey that includes Charles Manson, a former Beatle and an infamous mobster.
SAMPLE THIS is narrated by Gene Simmons and directed by Dan Forrer.
Fuse’s “Crate Diggers” web series continues with a look into the basement lab of hip-hop pioneer DJ Jazzy Jay. A confessed vinyl junkie (watch as he does a convincing nod at the thought of record shops closing), the longtime Zulu Nation-alist shares more than just diggin’ yarns. Jay also discusses meeting Rick Rubin and the inception of Def Jam Records, his uncredited cut creations on LL Cool J’s Radio, “corrupting” the Beastie Boys by introducing the trio to brass monkey, and how he used to mark up his records. Also: the “Jazzy Jay Wall of Sound” revealed!
Arguably the most revered lyricist to ever come out of Philadelphia, Freeway, returns to his roots, once again using his powerful voice to drop gems on listeners with his highly-anticipated solo album, Diamond In The Ruff. Serving as his first official full-length album since teaming up with Jake One for the critically acclaimed 2010 project, The Stimulus Package, Diamond In The Ruff has been years in the making and is truly Freeway’s most illustrious album yet.
The album’s first single is the hype track “Jungle.” Freeway lets his lyrics rumble on this gritty street banger produced by Incredible Stro. This is just a sample of what listeners can look forward to hearing on Diamond In The Ruff.
Diamond In The Ruff will hit stores worldwide November 27th on Babygrande Records.