The Black Opera continues to spread their message throughout the world, opening up for Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge and working on a new studio EP for Mello Music Group. Today, they are excited to share their Oddisee remix of the song “Queen of Hearts” featuring Mayer Hawthorne. The original version is from their album “Libretto: Of King Legend” which is available now via Mello Music Group.
Ugly Heroes, the group consisting of producer Apollo Brown and rappers Red Pill and Verbal Kent, have joined forces to release their self-titled album on May 28th via Mello Music Group. Fresh from remixing the latest Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge “Twelve Reasons To Die” album entitled “The Brown Tape,” Apollo Brown has now focused his energy developing Verbal Kent and Red Pill for the upcoming album release, creating an album that is a must-have for any hip hop fan.
Today, enjoy the first album leak from the album for the song “Graves.”
Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA is preparing for his big screen debut as writer/director/actor in the upcoming Quinten Tarantino-produced kung-fu flick The Man with the Iron Fists. And as one would suspect, the soundtrack features an impressive list of hip-hop luminaries, including Kanye West, Pharoahe Monch, Pusha T and Wu-Tang members Ghostface Killah and Method Man.
It also features a new Wu-Tang track, “Six Directions of Boxing,” which was produced by Frank Dukes and features almost the entire Clan—U-God, Ghostface Killah, GZA, Masta Killa, Cappadonna, and Inspectah Deck. Check out the tune here, and after the jump watch an interview with RZA where he talks about the potential for a final Wu-Tang album to mark the group’s 20th anniversary next year.
Yesterday, we gave you a teaser of what New York City rap-maven Nina B was capable of with her track “How Y’all Want It”. Today the up-and-comer adds to URB’s legacy of engaging an artist’s influence and taking a personal look into how certain music has shaped Nina B in this very day and age. With that said, we’ll give Nina the floor, and let her give you her top five tracks, post jump.
WeStoleTheShow spent some time with Hot 97 host and DJ Peter Rosenberg to ask him about how he got started in the industry, how the idea for “Generation Next” came about, what it was like to premier the Doom and Ghost Face track “Victory Laps” on the radio. Lastly Rosenberg touched on the experience of having Eminem and Jay-Z on podcast. For those interested in more on Rosenberg check out his site RosenbergRadio.com and follow him on twitter @Rosenbergradio .