Category Archives: HipHop

J.Cole-Forest Hills Drive: Live From Fayetteville, NC Audio Stream

 

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J.Cole released  his Forest Hills Drive: Live From Fayetteville, NC today which is also his birthday. The album is the companion to the HBO special of the same name that aired earlier this month and he performed some of the Forest Hills Drive music as well as some of his earlier recordings.

Billy Ocean & The Roots On The Tonight Show

’80’s pop star Billy Ocean was a guest on The Tonight Show last night and he performed “Suddenly” and “Carribean Queen” with The Roots from his collection of hit songs.

Run The Jewels-Meowpurrdy Feat. Lil Bub, Maceo & Delonte

Killer Mike and El-P’s Run The Jewels project released their Meow The Jewels album last September. “Meowpurrdy” from the cat-themed album gets a video treatment directed by Cyriak. The earnings from Meow The Jewels went to the families of Michael Brown Jr. and Eric Garner who were both killed by the police.

WatchTheDuck Reveals First Episode Of Inside The Trojan Horse With Pharrell

Hip-hop/R&B collective WatchTheDuck debuted the first episode of their Inside The Trojan Horse series yesterday on the iamOTHER Youtube channel. Pharrell Williams, who is featured on their “Stretch 2-3-4” appears in the episode and speaks about the WatchTheDuck sound.

 

 

Hip-Hop Collective HUNTR Release New Single Find Myself

HUNTR is a new hip-hop collective led by Gilbere Forte and Raak. Forte gained attention in the underground rap world for his 2013 PRAY mixtape. Last year Forte and Raak formed the five-man HUNTR and released their first hip-hop, rock and electronic-influenced single, “Find Myself.”  A full-length album is expected in the Spring.

Jazzy Jeff & James Poyser-The Snow Beats EP

Jazzy Jeff and James Poyser were snowed in the past weeked during the Jonas winter storm that affected most of the East Coast and Jeff’s native Philadelphia. They used the time to make the Snow Beats EP in four hours and they shared it on Jeff’s Soundcloud page today.

Media Questions Of The Week

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Will The Academy’s newfound changes regarding diversity be reflected at this year’s Oscar ceremony?

 

Will Ice Cube bring The Game and Kendrick Lamar to the N.W.A. reunion during Coachella?

 

Will Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s “White Privilege II” be played on the radio?

Lalah Hathaway-Little Ghetto Boy Remix Featuring Snoop Dogg & Robert Glasper

Lalah Hathaway’s cover of “Little Ghetto Boy” from her live album is a tribute to her father, the late Donny Hathaway, who also covered the song for his live album in 1972. Snoop Dogg also has a history with the song from the version he recorded with Dr. Dre for The Chronic. Robert Glasper is also on the remix but he doesn’t appear in the video. There are cameo appearances from Terrace Martin and Kamasi Washington. “Little Ghetto Boy” has been nominated for a Best Traditional R&B Performance Grammy this year. Hathaway is also a Daughters of Soul member along with the daughters of Sly Stone, Chaka Khan, Nina Simone, Bill Withers and Syl Johnson.

 

Listen To Saul Williams’s MartyrLoserKing Album Stream At NPR

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Saul Williams’s MartyrLoserKing is streaming at NPR before the January 29th release date. Williams is going on tour to support the album and the first show is at Amoeba Hollywood on January 27th. Listen to MartyrLoserKing here. See tour dates here.

Guilty Simpson-Testify

Guilty Simpson and Katalyst appeared together previously on the Stones Throw Quakers compilation and Katalyst is the producer of “Testify”  from Detroit’s Son.  Simpson’s Austrailian tour starts on January 30th.

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