It’s a spoil of riches on the new music front this Friday. So we’ll wrap it up with something that’s going to take more than one listen. XXL serves up The Chef’s smartly titled Cocainism Vol. 2 mixtape with production from The Alchemist, DJ Scatch and EZ Elpee, plus a reunion with Mobb Deep. Rae said about the final collab:
“These are my dudes. We’ve been through so much together, at the end of the day, I just felt like these are the dudes I’ve been getting it in with and I wanted to have them on it. Alchemist is a good friend of mine, so me and him decided to make sure we have something prepared with them cats on it, cause he knows how I feel about them. So we made calls and reached out …
Show of a Lifetime… Tomorrow Night!
“Don’t act important, BE important.”- R.I.P Big Proof
Dilated Peoples, Rass Kass, Kurupt, Alchemist, Strong Arm Steady, Planet Asia, Chali2na, Oh No, Craig G, Frank Nitty, Buff 1, Dj Rhettmatic, Salam Wreck, House Shoes, with special guests : Bishop Lamont, Mc Lyte, Macy Gray, Carmit Bachar
Doors @ 9pm-2am 21+ $15 at door 100% of proceeds go to Proof’s family. 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Suite 433, (323)461 9800
If you cannot make it to the benefit for the Proof Foundation at Highlands in Hollywood tomorrow, you can send a check or money order to Proof Foundation, 22967 Woodward Ave#209, Ferndale MI 48220.
Often referred to as the dangerous man who can speak with his hands, the Dilated Junkie known as Babu is one of the hungriest artists in the game right now. While he is best known as being the man behind the turntables for the Dilated Peoples, he has also had a string of successful Duck Season albums, which he is served as executive producer. However, his passion for production goes beyond his work with these familiar outlets. Like an artist looking for his first major break, Babu is driven by a passionate hunger rare for someone who could easily consider himself a vet. With the release of his second instrumental album, Babu is determined to show that his beats are just as hefty as his scratch. URB caught up with Babu to find out a little more about his mindset …