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8 April, 2014 11:59 pm

LA emcee Blu is back with Good To Be Home, his first ever double album. Featuring a host of West Coast hip-hop luminaries, Good To Be Home is an unapologetic celebration of Los Angeles music and culture. Check out the full tracklist with features below. Good To Be Home hits stores everywhere on May 20th, [cont.]

8 April, 2014 7:10 pm

Brooklyn veteran spit kicker Shabaam Sahdeeq has returned with his fifth studio album, Keepers Of The Lost Art. The relentless lyricist delivers a body of work that puts his lyrical aptitude at the forefront, while placing an emphasis on top shelf production and cuts, courtesy of Ran Reed, Lewis Parker, DJ Dister, DJ Ready Cee [cont.]

3 April, 2014 3:26 am

LA radio station KCRW was on the scene at the casting call for the upcoming N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, directed by F. Gary Gray. Hundreds of actors showed up to audition, as you can see in the photos below. Check out the station’s audio report from the scene, as well.

3 April, 2014 3:16 am

The Wu-Tang Clan’s limited edition album, Once Upon A Time In Shaolin – of which only *1* copy will be produced and sold to the highest bidder – has gotten offers up to $5 million, RZA told Billboard. “Offers came in at $2 million, somebody offered $5 million yesterday. I’ve been getting a lot of [cont.]

1 April, 2014 5:44 pm

1/3 of Little Brother and Stones Throw alum will team for Trouble In The Neighborhood, which will hit April 29th. Guest appearances from MED, Alchemist, Big Twinz, Chaundon, Joe Scudda, Evidence, and many more. 1. Set It Off (produced by S1) 2. It’s On (ft. Jozeemo and Marliek) (produced by Dae One) 3. The Crew [cont.]

28 March, 2014 2:32 am

Adidas announced today a long term partnership with musical super star Pharrell Williams. The first adidas Originals x Pharrell Williams products will debut in the Summer of 2014. This is also the first time adidas has partnered with a designer who owns their own textile company. adidas will collaborate with Williams’ Bionic Yarn coming from [cont.]

26 March, 2014 7:25 pm

FORBES dropped a bombshell today, revealing that RZA has a double Wu-Tang album will be called The Wu: Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, and he plans to sell one copy of it for a “multi-million dollar” price tag. The album will be encased in the one-of-a-kind encasement, as seen in the photo below. “We’re [cont.]

26 March, 2014 6:06 am

Statik Selektah announced his new album with Duck Down last night via Twitter. The album is called What Goes Around, and it will be available August 19th. • @StatikSelekt's new album #WhatGoesAround is dropping Aug. 19th! Make sure you got the last one, #ExtendedPlay: — Duck Down Music Inc. (@DuckDownMusic) March 25, 2014

24 March, 2014 2:50 am

Reunited! Sheek Louch and Ghostface will reunite for another Wu-Block album, and of course their usual friends will join in as well, such as Styles P, Cappadonna, Jadakiss, Solomon Childs, Killah Priest, Masta Killa, and GZA. No said date has been given for the new project, other than “2014″. 1. Cappa Wu Block (ft. Cappadonna) [cont.]

21 March, 2014 1:29 am

Swollen Members have set Brand New Day as the title of their upcoming ninth studio album, which is slated for a summer release though the group’s newly re-launched label Battleaxe Records. The group will hit the road in support of the album on a North American headlining tour that kicks off on April 23rd in [cont.]

18 March, 2014 12:01 pm

With his highly-anticipated fourth solo-LP, P.T.S.D.” (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Pharoahe Monch re-emerges with a new concept project which finds the ground-breaking emcee tackling PTSD; a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that results in psychological trauma. Throughout the duration of the LP, Monch narrates as an independent artist weary [cont.]

16 March, 2014 5:02 pm

Apollo Brown’s Thirty Eight (.38) is a contemporary throwback, inhabiting the realm of reverent reinvention and innovation. It deftly bridges the gap between ‘70s Blaxploitation soundtracks (e.g. Curtis Mayfield’s Superfly or Marvin Gaye’s Trouble Man) and the hip-hop records that sampled from them. The tracks on Thirty Eight (.38) are presented in gritty, heavily saturated [cont.]

13 March, 2014 9:49 pm

Initiated in 1998 by Jedi Mind Tricks front-man Vinnie Paz as homage to the incredible rap crews of the 80’s and early 90’s, the Army of the Pharaohs has, from its outset, been an ever-evolving collective of celebrated emcees from the indie hip-hop scene. Founding members Vinnie Paz and Esoteric were featured on the crew’s [cont.]

11 March, 2014 6:37 pm

Fif reveals the cover art to his first non-Interscope LP, Animal Ambition, which is set for a June 3rd release. Looks like he’ll be slowly unveiling the tracklist, as well.

7 March, 2014 2:53 pm

Future’s new LP is slated for an as-of-yet-unrevealed 2014 release date. Here is the cover art, which looks as if it was produced by Kanye West’s DONDA firm. Looks that way…

7 March, 2014 2:36 am

In a recent interview with Adra-Matic.Com, Alchemist spoke briefly about why he doesn’t usually produce for Eminem, despite being his DJ. He also reveals the artists he’d like to do full albums with, which includes MF Doom, Rakim, and JAY Z, among others. Read on: I’d like to know more about my two favorites [cont.]

6 March, 2014 6:23 pm

Hold up and analyze, as this is probably pretty confusing for most, as Mobb Deep’s new album is called The Infamous Mobb Deep, which is not to be confused with their 1995 sophomore LP, The Infamous…. This 2-disc set does however include a second disc called The 1994 Infamous Sessions, which will include 14 lost [cont.]

4 March, 2014 4:33 pm

Today Syndctd Entertainment and Stones Throw Records announce 40+ North American and European theatrical release dates for the critically acclaimed documentary OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON: This Is Stones Throw Records, which follows on the heels of their nine-city North American ‘sneak peek’ tour. The film has been chosen as an official SXSW Film Festival [cont.]

4 March, 2014 3:28 pm

DZA’s next is due April 1st, and features collaborations with Pete Rock, Cam’Ron, Ski Beatz, Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, Harry Fraud, Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y, Ty Dolla $ign, BJ The Chicago Kid, and more. ACT 1: Dream 1. Dream (Prod. By V-Don) 2. Count Me In (Prod. By Lee Bannon) 3. Ghost Of Dipset feat. Cam’Ron (Prod. [cont.]

26 February, 2014 12:58 am

After releasing the highly successful and critically acclaimed solo album Adventures in Counter-Culture in 2011, emcee/producer Blueprint is set to release his next proper solo project Respect the Architect on Tuesday April 22nd on Weightless Recordings. Peep the announcement video below.

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