Condoms, Jack Daniels and beats by Primo. Twitter has given us the best glimpse into the hip-hop lifestyle since Cribs debuted all those years ago. URB follows a lot of rappers, but here’s the 10 that keep us constantly entertained:
Sage Francis- SageFrancisSFR “if I had $1 for every time I had a flight delayed or canceled at the chicago airport I’d be able to buy something from the Skymall catalog.”
Fabolous- myfabolouslife “Ok, never had Jack Daniels in my life. But Rihanna jus pass me a ginger & jack.. How do u turn down a drink from Rihanna? I know how, u dont”
Joe Budden- mousebudden “Just took a shit in the nail salon & they didn’t have any …
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.