URB are celebrating the 20th anniversary of 3 Feet High and Rising by inviting readers to participate in a group interview of these living legends — simply type your question below and we’ll get it to the band, who’ve just released ARE YOU IN? which is the fifth collabo in the Nike+ Original Run series, which includes exclusive workout albums by A-Trak, Aesop Rock, LCD Soundsystem and Crystal Method.
Also, be sure to enter to win a fresh pair of Nikes + the new album at urb.com/contests
As I write this, it’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since these cats and one Paul Huston fearlessly got up with a style that gave a lot of others permission to bring it from the left-field side of things. Having seen these cats kill it …
According to HipHopDX, It looks like X to tha Z is still hip-hop after all. Xzibit will be executive producing fellow Angelino Awol’s upcoming project, Owl Hours. This independent album have will feature Aesop Rock, Tha Alkaholiks (it is always nice to hear the Liks working with X),
As of today there’s a free download of a mixtape by rapper duo Themselves, bringing all the original members of the Anticon collective together for a hootenanny. theFREEhoudini will be up for 90 days officially, but by that time, surely someone else will keep it alive on the internet for those of us late to the swing of things.
The album features appearances by Buck 65, Aesop Rock, Busdriver, Lionesque, Slug of Atmosphere, D-Styles, DJ Baku, Pedestrian, Sole, Serengeti, and Yoni Wolf and Odd Nosdam as cLOUDDEAD… Nosdam mixed the tape as well. Look out for another Themselves album release in the next few months….
Cage has set Jun 30, 2009, as the date that the world first experiences (okay, first has an opportunity to legally purchase) Depart From Me, his much-anticipated follow-up to 2005′s Hell’s Winter. The album features production by F. Sean (Martin), El-P, Aesop Rock, and Camu Tao (R.I.P.) and will be preceded by a free online EP made up of bonus material recorded called Never Knew You.
Cage is also planning on working in Feb with actor Shia LaBeouf on a video for ‘I Never Knew You.’ ‘I Never Knew You’ will mark the directorial debut of the Transformers’ favorite human sidekick (besides, perhaps, Tyrese). LaBouf is also slated to star as Cage himself in an autobiographical film about the MC that is presumably still in the early developmental stages.
To celebrate their 10th Anniversary, LA’s eclectic home to post-rock, shoegazer, experimentla hip-hop and party rap, Mush Records, are giving away a two part mix ‘fractured, transformed and reconstructed’ by Thavius Beck. The first part is a mellow set from artist such as Her Space Holiday, Clouddead and Stereolab, while mix two picks things up with Busdriver, Aesop Rock and Elliot Lipp.
Mush Records Ten Year Anniversary Mix by Thavius Beck (download)