Beantown beatsmith G-Squared (formerly of the Kreators) orchestrates the single “One For The Money,” which boasts verses from Royce da 5’9″, Skillz and Diamond D. Entrenched in a classic soundscape that couples G-Squared’s anthemic use of strings and cuts, this single represents the first time that all three Hip-Hop icons have collaborated on the same track, and the results are nothing short of what you would expect. “One For The Money” is set to appear on Coalmine Records highly anticipated compilation album Unearthed, which is scheduled for an early second quarter release, 2013. …MORE
Real heads don’t throw bottles. When a Detroit Original Schooler like Elzhi does a show with a stellar live backing band (fellow D-natives, Will Sessions), there better be no trouble. And there wasn’t. A diverse bunch came to get down and that’s what hip-hop’s really all about kiddies. Yeah, there’s funky-ass attitudes but you should keep that shit under wraps unless some real stuff goes down, not penny-ante you-stepped-on-my-Nikes shit. Don’t start none, there won’t be none. The first motive is to have as much fun as humanly possible. …MORE
In keeping with the homage theme, there will be no review of this free mixtape album. Another LA mag is flying the flag of this release but hey it’s the Internet, we’re all friends here.
Illmatic changed many of our lives. Even if you’re weren’t of age when it dropped April 19, 1994, the ripple effect was so strong that the album had to be carried down from generation-to-generation like a dog-eared version of Catcher In The Rye. There is no improving upon it; never will be a session, hip-hop or otherwise, quite like it. 10 tracks with top-name producers at their best, the essence of all-killer/no-filler; songs that you can always count on in any mood, year, decade, etc. …MORE
Really proud to share this dope mixtape from Has-Lo mixed by Mr. Sonny James of the IllVibes Collective, both Philly representatives.
Antelopes & Lions is a great introduction to Has-Lo, which highlights his earlier work as well as some exclusive new music that will not be on his upcoming album In Case I Don’t Make It. Furthermore, Antelopes & Lions showcases Has-Lo’s production capabilities, as he produced his entire upcoming album, and features some great remixes on this mix for folks like Nas, Royce Da 5’9″, Elzhi, and Supastition.
1. The Commentary (pt.1) remix (Produced by DeeJay Tone)
2. Black Rose (Gumshoe Remix) (Produced …