Archive for September, 2012
If you know me personally, or have followed the site over the past five (gasp!) years, then you’re surely aware of my fondness for Common’s One Day It’ll All Make Sense album. But when circling back and perusing through Com’s illustrious catalog, One Day is often overlooked as one of his bests. Thinking back some 15 years, I remember rap peers claiming Common was ‘reaching’ too hard for that commercial audience, caught between the keeping-it-real-isms of Resurrection and the jiggy soundscapes that dominated 1997.
This 8TMG compilation, helmed by Young Chop, is shaping up rather nicely. Chop, who is never one to hold his tongue, has been surprisingly quiet about this project, and has decided to let the music do the talking instead. The last leak, “Codeine,” was ranked as one of our favorite records of the week, and he carries on tradition with “So Amazin,” featuring Rampage. A one trick pony? Nah, never that.
You’re probably wondering where Chris Mille has been. Well, for the record he’s been working, as evidenced by the title of his forthcoming mixtape, the aptly titled Work. He might’ve been gone for a short while, but here he let’s us know he’s right back. This one is a banger.
Work is due out 10/15
Produced by The Analyst
This is grown man B.I., grown man smoke rolled in a…
You get what I’m saying. This is something new from Scheme and DJ Scend’s upcoming album Pesos Turn to Dollars which will be a mixture of Spanish/English rap tunes. More videos, leaks and music coming soon. But for now take a few puffs on grown man smoke.
Why wasn’t Q-Tip on Cruel Summer? Where was Mos Def? Why did Common only have one verse? Well, the answer might be found in the video above. MTV caught up with Q-Tip at the 2012
Source Awards BET Hip-Hop Awards down in ATL, and when pressed Tip grabbed Pusha and then offered this quote: “If there’s a Cruel Summer, then there’s got to be a Cruel Winter, right?”
Sounds too good to be true.
Twista’s newest acquisition is a group by the name of IS∆ — even if they don’t describe themselves as a group: “We’re more like one functional body; a body that doesn’t sleep until work is put in.” And that’s from the horses mouth. Check out their latest spaced out offering entitled “Cosmo” below.
On Friday, October 12, artist Hebru Brantley will premiere his new gallery Brothers of the Robbing Hood at Lacuna 2150 in Chicago. Food and drinks will be provided and the event will run from 5p-9p. Last year’s gallery Yesterday’s Losers was a huge success, so see how he turns it up a few notches in 2012.
Details can be found on the flyer above.
Directed by DGainz. Produced by Absolut P.
Sasha’s head over heels in love in her latest visual, which we assume will land on her forthcoming Love Vs. Hip Hop project. A little different than what you may be used to, but it works.
Shot and chopped by DJ Kenn.
While in NY, GBE’s Fredo Santana hooked up with Brick Squad Monopoly’s Frenchie in Queens to shoot the visual for “My Squad”. SD and BSM’s Yung Joey were also on set. Expect the full visual to impact soon. Until then, check out Fredo’s It’s A Scary Site project.