This is one of the best episodes of MTV’s Rap Fix that I’ve seen in a while. Twista talks about his new EP, Back To The Basics, and his long career in the music business. He also talks about the red hot Chicago rap scene, and talks how it differs from the College Dropout era and the “Po Pimp” era. He also talks about how he came together with Chance to do “Cocoa Butter Kisses.” And a fun fact: these two met at the Fake Shore Drive/adidas event at Villa.
TI’s segment is very dope, too. He talks a lot about the music biz as well. A must watch for budding rappers and business minds. Good game, on the free, from two legends.
As part of iLLRoots Portraits series, Chance Le Rapper opens up about his career, racist encounters and the art of language and how it can be good and bad. Some wise words from the young king.
Directed by Rio
Chella Chell remixed Drizzy Drake’s “All Me” last week, and today we get the video. There might be snow on the ground, but Chella still looks great bundled up.
Her new project, No Filter, drops on NYE.
Directed by Davy Greenberg
Great news for Paypa fans such as myself: he has a seven song EP with Tree about to drop called The Session. That’s right seven brand new songs all produced by the man of the hour, Tree. Today we get a taste of what we can expect with the Tree and Paypa collabortion, “Skyline.” Never look down. But do press play.
Directed by David Camarena. Produced by Rob Holladay.
It’s a celebration in the new clip from Rockie and Casey, which serves as the second official offering from their Fresh Veggies EP. Premiered by Noisey. Fresh Veggies drops December 16th.
Words by Elyssa Czynski (@czynskers)
A “left hook” from SaveMoney rappers, Kami de Chukwu and Joey Purp, leaves us intrigued. Their collaborative project, Leather Corduroys, is highly anticipated, but they don’t want to tell anyone about it.
Chukwu and Purp used Leather Cords to do whatever they wanted, riding on their talents to create something unpredictable. “The whole project, figuratively, is us sitting next to somebody and elbowing them a little bit,” explained Purp.
When asked if he could describe what the Leather Corduroys sounds like, Joey Purp responded with a smile, “No, I’m sorry.”
Produced by DJ Damnage.
Before dropping GetHappy 2.0 next Tuesday, John Walt comes through with one more drop to hold everyone over. I’m sure Lil Kemo would approved of this one. Press play and get your Kemo walk on below.
Also, be sure to check out Walt Live @ Tonic Room with Saba, Chris Crack and Mick Jenkins for Get Happy Live on December 22nd. Details after the jump.
Mr. Schpitz & Mr. Edison took a bit of an unorthodox approach to the release of their latest project, Paid Time Off. Instead of a slew of leaks and tweets about when the project was gonna drop, they just dropped it unexpectedly. Like bird shit.
This is the follow up to 2009′s Sunday Drive, which you can take a drive down memory lane and grab here. Check out Paid Time Off on your time off below.
Directed by Soundman
OTF’s Nunu gives us the visual of his “Pound Cake” freestyle. Enter his world above.
Directed by Cholly for High Vision Films. Produced by Don Robb.
Fresh off of his appearance on Lil Bibby’s Free Crack mixtape (track nine, “Ballin’”), Chase Chill returns with a new track of his own. Check out Chase’s newest drop above. This joint goes.