True School is the official single taken from Five Steez‘s collaborative EP with producer Mordecai. The 5-track project is named HeatRockz and is available for free download via Bandcamp.
Never So Deep Records’ own Black collaborates with ConWay, Dirty White & Appollo Valdez for the 2004 single. Produced by DJ Bless AKA Sutter Kain.
Reperi Deniro i Kid Pex udružili su snage kako bi izbacili novi spot za zajedničku traku pod nazivom Fresh. Pogledajte vizuale u režiji Denira na linku iznad.
Watch a special performance of Torii Wolf’s “1st” track with DJ Premier who also produced the record.
The Breakfast Club host and rap-game rabble-rouser is infamous for his unfiltered opinions on everything from Drake’s music, to the plight of “Kanye Kardashian.” Will the wings of death stoke his hot takes to dangerous heat levels, or will the rising Scovilles expose his softer side? Will the hot questions send him running for the hills, or will he make Sean put some respek on his name? Find out in this smoldering episode of Hot Ones.
Ask J. Cole about when he realized that the traditional life of a platinum rap star didn’t suit him and he’ll tell the story of the 2013 BET Awards, when a stylist dressed him in a loud Versace sweater that two other people ended up wearing on the red carpet. He’ll talk about meetings with label executives and personal heroes who encouraged him to make musical decisions that, deep down, he never felt comfortable with. He’ll recall an awakening to the potency of the love of the woman he’d been with for years. And he’ll remember his trip in the wake of the killing of Michael Brown to Ferguson, Mo., where the most valuable thing he found he could do was just to listen.
And so, a couple of years ago, after he’d released two platinum albums, he began to make changes. A move back down to this part of the country, not far from where he grew up, in Fayetteville. Meditation every day, or as often as he could manage. Marriage. A commitment to asking about the needs of others rather than only his own. And a decision to make music that spoke to his own creative and emotional idiosyncrasies, no matter how far it strayed from that of his hip-hop superstar generational peers.
Read the full article and interview via NY Times.
Charlie Murphy, a performer on “The Chappelle Show” and Eddie Murphy’s older brother, has died. His rep Domenick Nati confirmed to Variety that the star lost his battle with leukemia. He was 57.
Murphy lent his comedic talents to the Comedy Central sketch show as both a writer and an actor.
His “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories” sketch replayed encounters with various celebs such as Rick James and Prince when he was a member of his brother’s entourage.
The elder Murphy — sometimes credited as Charles Murphy — also served as a writer on his brother’s movies, including “Vampire in Brooklyn” and “Norbit.”
He was also an accomplished voiceover actor, working on “The Boondocks,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” and the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Murphy was slated to appear on the next season of “Power.”
“Starz sends our deepest condolences to Charlie’s family and friends. He joined ‘Power’ for our upcoming season, and his talent shines in every scene. We were fortunate to have worked with him,” the network said in a statement.