As Vinnie returns from a metal festival in Vegas, where Jedi Mind Tricks was the only non-metal band, he shares some luscious stories about the experience. The crew admires Allen Iverson and OG Gavin explains his issues with the Villanova parade. The crew talks about “The Civil War”- the latest Professor Pablo film, and thoroughly discusses Wrestlemania. Vinnie and the OG talk about their heat with Hulk Hogan and while premiering the Johnny Marr drop, send a giant middle finger to Sicko. After Professor Pablo gives out his routine Cheapo Tip of the Week, the crew plays some Word Association, read and answer listener mail and give out some new recommendations to the listeners.
Ice Cube did not fail to deliver a memorable performance during his set at Coachella. After the rapper-actor brought out Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and Common to the stage, Cube invited his former N.W.A. group-mates, MC Ren and DJ Yella to join him. After performing “Straight Outta Compton,” Dr. Dre joined them all to everyone’s surprise, making it the first time in 27 years since all the living members of the legendary rap crew performed together. Dre performed “Still D.R.E.” and his Tupac collab, “California Love.” Watch some clips of the performance below.
B.o.B. is back with a new project called EARTH (Educational Avatar Reality Training Habitat). Listen to the mixtape that contains ten tracks below.
Podgorički rep sastav Džej Džej Okoča objavio je pjesmu “Pljaštim se a se ustanem” na kojoj gostuje beogradski reper Gudroslav, član kolektiva Bombe devedesetih. U pitanju je prvi singl sa predstojećeg albuma Okoče “AB revolucija” koji će izaći naredne sedmice.
Prince and producer John Luongo‘s “Batdance” (Remix) finally sees the light of day. The track was produced and recorded in 1989 boasts two verses from Big Daddy Kane, which he reportedly came up with on the spot in the studio. The final mix from Luongo combines Kane’s verses with new vocals from Prince and a chop of the 1960s Batman theme. In the end result was funked up boom-bap. Unfortunately, Warner decided the remix was “weird” and tabled the track.
“The whole thing, recording, mix and editing, took a day and a half. But I had a deadline! I remember FedEx was there waiting as I did my best to finish up, so we could make the next plane to rush it over to L.A. and Minnesota to let Warner Bros. and Prince hear what I had done. … And then Warner Bros, said they didn’t like it; it was too different. And that was it. They didn’t release it. “
Mongrels self-released their first 7″Slingshots” in 1997 after which they became part of a larger recording collective known as Toah Dynamic, soon releasing two studio albums and a string of EP’s. The two guys who have started the whole story together include Kid Acne and Benjamin. This duo joined forces through a shared love of hip-hop and graffiti in the mid 1990’s back when Benjamin was making pause-button tapes on a pair of belt-drive decks and young Kid Acne was genuinely a spotty teenager.
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A great House Of Pain remix of their track Fed Up featuring Guru off Fed Up (Remixes) and Fed Up single released on Tommy Boy in ’96. Original version appears on House Of Pain‘s last album Truth Crushed To Earth Shall Rise Again.
Produced by DJ Lethal and Everlast
Virginia’s producer Nottz, who produced for Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Notorious B.I.G., Scarface, J Dilla and others, get’s busy on another episode of Rhythm Roulette.