Category Archives: HipHop

Ghostface Killah-36 Seasons (Album Sampler)

DJ 7L of Czarface mixed 6 minutes of Ghostface Killah’s 36 Seasons into a quick snippet preview ahead of the December 9th release date. The album has appearances from Kandace Springs, Tre Williams, AZ, Kool G Rap, Pharoahe Monch and Rell. The narrative of the album finds Ghostface Killan’s Tony Starks alter ego returning to Staten Islan with plans to live a low key life but the city puts a detour in his direction.

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Humpty Dumpty Sat on the Wall – Almost, Digital Underground Releases “Berlin Wall” Footage from New Documentary

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Hollywood, CA -Not many music acts have a 25th anniversary that coincides with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Digital Underground (D.U.), who are celebrating the 25th anniversary release of their monster hit, “The Humpty Dance,” share a personal history with the actual fall of the wall. The group has released a snippet from their upcoming documentary “D.U. Days: Adventures in Digital Underground the Apprenticeship of Tupac Shakur,” which details original founder and D.U. member, Chopmaster J’s, encounter in Berlin. Chopmaster J has joined forces with filmmaker and director Abdul Malik Abbott (“Streets is Watching,” “State Property”) to produce the documentary “D.U. Days: Adventures in Digital Underground the Apprenticeship of Tupac Shakur.”

“D.U. Days: Adventures in Digital Underground the Apprenticeship of Tupac Shakur,” chronicles the turbulent times of the hip hop super group. Chopmaster J and Abbott plan to take the viewer on a historic tour recounting D.U.’s rise and fall. The film will recap the time when the mega rap tour was in its heyday. From sold out US tours, to Tokyo sex clubs, to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the young irreverent hip hop band from the San Francisco Bay Area traveled to every corner of the world entertaining millions of eager pop and hip hop music fans.

Digital Underground is best remembered for turning hip hop on its proverbial head and invading the realm of pop with their 1990 pivotal Grammy nominated release “The Humpty Dance.” “The Humpty Dance” climbed all the way to #11 on the pop charts, #7 on the R&B charts, and #1 on the Billboard Rap Singles chart.

Fans can support the film’s completion via a rewards-based Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign with as little as one dollar contributions at http://igg.me/at/D-U-Days.

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MC Lyte-Ball Feat. Lil Mama & AV

These days MC Lyte spends most of her time working with her Hip Hop Sisters Network and DJing but she still finds time for music. “Ball” is her newest song and video and it has feature appearances from Lil Mama and AV.

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Apollo Brown & Rass Kass-How To Kill God (Official Video)

Apollo Brown and Rass Kass roam the ruins of Detroit and a cathedral in the video for “How To Kill God.” Blasphemy is out now.

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Eminem-Detroit Vs. Everybody

“Detroit Vs. Everybody” is a Detroit posse cut lead by Eminem who pulls together Royce Da 5’9″, Dej Loaf, Big Sean, Trick Trick and Danny Brown to represent for their hometown. The song will be on Eminem’s Shady XV album coming out on Black Friday.

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MC Melodee-Disco Dip

Amsterdam rapper MC Melodee pays tribute to the early days of disco-influenced hip-hop and rollerskating with “Disco Dip” from her Crunch Time EP coming out November 25th.

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R.I.P. Big Bank Hank

Henry “Big Bank Hank” Jackson, who as one member of the original lineup of The Sugarhill Gang passed in New York City today of cancer. Jackson, along with Michael “Wonder Mike” Wright and Guy “Master Gee” O’Brien were the first rappers to have Billboard success with the meteoric “Rapper’s Delight.” Sylvia Robinson, the late co-founder of Sugarhill Records saw the commercial viability and pop culture power of rap music and helped assemble the young rappers together to make a group. “Rapper’s Delight” lead the way for hip-hop to enter into the music industry and sparked the first argument about authenticity from street rappers like Melle Mel. But the sample of Chic’s “Good Times” and the party rhymes was infectious and made The Sugarhill Gang icons of rap’s emergence into the mainstream. The group lost their original name which was documented in the film, I Want My Name Back and they splintered with Jackson going on tour as the original Sugarhill Gang with Joey Robinson. Despite the legal conflicts that came from this lineup, the Sugarhill brand lived on proving the timelessness of music.

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Media Questions Of The Week

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Is Adele’s manager Jonathan Dickens right when he says music streaming is the future? If so, how will the artist ever profit from it?

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Is Q-Tip right when he says that Atlanta rap group Migos “has bars” and compares them to UGK or The Geto Boys?”

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How many Americans went to the voting booths this week?

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tabi Bonney-LaLa

tabi Bonney returns after 2 years of being away with a new party record about sex called “LaLa.” Bonney says he was “a recluse” during this time, but he did release the single, “Poom Poom” last summer. He has not released an album or mixtape since 2012’s Lovejoy Park. He says there is more music coming soon to follow-up the Redwine-produced “LaLa.” The video for “LaLa” premiered earlier this week on Revolt TV.

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Big Sean-I Don’t F*** With You Feat. E-40 & Kanye West

Big Sean finally delivers an official video for “I Don’t F**k With You” and it all takes place on the football field with Sean as the star player, E-40 is the commentator, Kanye is the coach and Teyana Taylor is a cheerleader.

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