For his 50th birthday, Complex put together a list of of Dre’s best songs. Check it out here.
…was during this interview with Big Daddy Kane on Rap City. After chopping it up with Kane, the host proceeds to ask the young Jay-Z to spit some bars.
Iconic Brownsville hip-hop duo M.O.P. recently released Street Certified, a new 9-tack EP now available on CD, 2xLP vinyl, and digital download. To celebrate, the Brooklyn legends are debuting a new remix to their latest single “Welcome 2 Brooklyn” featuring fellow BK representative Maino. The hard, stripped-down “Barclay Mix” is produced by M.O.P.’s own Lil Fame aka Fizzy Womack.
What happens when an Austrian rap producer with a history of more than 20 years in the game, teams up with some of his favorite MC’s from the US? First of all, great music. But wait a second, who’s that guy? Flip is a veteran producer and rap enthusiast from Linz, Austria who got addicted to hip-hop and its culture in the early 80’s when he first heard joints by The Fat Boys and Melle Mel on Austrian radio. A couple years later, heavily being influenced by the sound of Public Enemy, Eric B & Rakim and EPMD, Flip and a bunch of other rap-nerds founded the nationally critically acclaimed group Texta in 1993 and became the originators of the Austrian rap scene. Flip also has been organizing hip-hop shows in his hometown Linz since 1994 and started building connections to the US indie rap circuit since 2000. So as these connections grew, Flip began to record songs with the artists passing through and doing shows. Out of many tracks Flip recorded, he picked the best collabos for his “Reflections” album, with a line-up boasting artists from all corners of the US, like AG (of D.I.T.C.), Killah Priest of the Wu-Tang family, Elzhi, Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat, Edo. G, Kev Brown, LMNO, Tragic Allies and many more.
And now for a great name of hip-hop from New York, more specifically from Brooklyn, with Jeru The Damaja, a vegetarian and Taoist, who is however mostly famous for working with DJ Premier for a long time, as part of the “Gang Starr Foundation”.
Two albums will help him create classics of the Golden Era of New York hip-hop, with tracks like “Come Clean”, “Ya Playing Yourself”, “Me or the papes”, “Da Bichez”, and many more…
Discover which album concretely inspired his work, as well as his various upcoming projects!