In our first of a double URB World Premiere from our friend BOAC, we have a track with a whole lot of hip hop pedigree. Trinity, the trio consisting of AG (of DITC), Sadat X (of Brand Nubian) and DJ Jab, are joined by the faces of underground hip hop’s past, present, and future. Hitting the posse cut include Reef The Lost Cause, recently featured in an URB/CrossCheck interview, Eternia, Everalst, Immortal Technique, Slug, Sha Stimuli, Grand Puba, D-Stroy, Roxanne Shante, Audible Doctor, Ill Bill, & Roc Marciano on a back and forth type of jam. Production duties were fulfilled by BOAC, who lends a 90s influenced boom bap tinge with just a touch of the modern arrangement style reflected in the new school …
Fresh from the presses of Minnesota based rapper, Prof Moron, comes the video to his latest video, ‘Moron.’ It’s rare to peep a party track laced with the ‘ironies’ of the lifestyle, but even more rare is to come up on a video that serves as a true to form instructional dance piece.
The track comes off of the cult followed mixtape series, Kaiser Von Powederhorn 3, which also features the likes of Yelawolf, Slug, and production by Doomtree’s Lazerbeak.
Currently touring the country with Living Legends alum, Grouch & Eligh, Mistah FAB, and DJ Fresh, the mixtape is available below as a free stream and download.
Peep the break for the video and more info.
From his open mic poetry days in NYC to ripping mics at the earth-shattering Church of Love and Ruin shows, B. Dolan has always used his platform and his art to rally against a host of evils plaguing modern man. Falling in line with the ethos of the Church festival, which recently celebrated its second year tearing through the northeast, Dolan’s “Which Side Are You On?” is a battle cry against small-minded hatred. Hip hop has been viewed as a homophobic art form for far too long. One need look no further than the Busta Rhymes interview clip featured in Dolan’s video for a taste of such ignorance. Along with the only footage of the arrest of Leslie Feinberg, a prominent transgender activist who tagged the Minneapolis City Jail is solidarity with Cece McDonald, Atmosphere‘s Slug makes a cameo marching alongside Dolan.
“Which Side Are You On?” is taken from Dolan’s House of Bees Vol. 2 mixtape, available now on Strange Famous Records. His Church of Love and Ruin tour, featuring Sage Francis on select shows, is currently making its way through the UK, with remaining dates listed after the video.
Sometimes a quality hip-hop track can give new life to the overplayed pop hit it samples. Other times it’s just an infuriating excuse to get said annoying pop song stuck in your head for another few hours. So which is it for “Northern Lights,” the new cut by Slug of Atmosphere and fellow MPLS emcees Kaleem and Master Mind iDV? We’ll let you know in a few hours if we’re still humming “We Are Young.”
The moodiest tune off of Atmosphere’s 2011 album, The Family Sign, has been given an equally moody video, compliments of a collaboration between the Minnesota School of Business, MTS Digital Media Academy, Alex Horner Pictures, and Hickey Photography. Check out the mixed-media clip here, then go on to the making of video after the jump to be amazed at what you can do with an indie budget and some helpful friends.