Monthly Archives: November 2014

New Tunes: De La Soul ft. Chuck D – “The People”



Sensing the timing is right for socially conscious rhymes to be absorbed, De La Soul release a collab with Chuck D. The Grind Date album is scheduled to arrive in 2015.

De La says:

“Originally ‘The People’ was supposed to drop in June, around the same time the Chuck D/Hot 97/Rosenberg situation took place. We chose to hold off and not add fuel to any fires,” Trugoy says. “Our next aim was for a Black Friday release. Coincidentally, the Ferguson tragedy took place and now the non-indictment verdict. Somehow this song was destined to be a part of something more than just dropping a joint. We hope it will lend itself to something positive in these difficult times.”    Read the rest of this entry

New Tunes: Wu-Tang Clan – “A Better Tomorrow”

WuTangClanRDAs tensions continue to build throughout the country indefinitely, the Wu send a timely message with their title track single. Over Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes with Teddy Pendergrass’ “Wake Up Everybody”, Meth, Masta Killa, Cappadonna and Raekwon speak on society’s current ills.   Read the rest of this entry

DJ Premier’s “Bars in the Booth” w/Bumpy Knuckles (Video)

Bars or Bust. For session #6, Freddie Foxxx aka Bumpy Knuckles is next up to enter Preemo’s booth for serious mic spitters.

Killer Mike Addresses Ferguson Grand Jury Verdict in MO (Video)

There was once a time when Hip-Hop was used as a tool to deliver important messages to people in need. Atlanta emcee Killer Mike recently proved that this thought-process is still alive and well.  He addressed a crowd at a Run the Jewels concert shortly after Officer Darren Wilson escaped an indictment for killing an unarmed Michael Brown.

Kidd Kidd ft. 50 Cent & Lloyd Banks – “Big Body Benz” (Video)

This new visual off of the Beauty of Independence EP features Kidd, 50 & Banks remembering their lust for a Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Should You Talk to Cops? (Video)

Abusive police practices have been on the rise all across the country. Retired NYPD Detective Carlton Berkeley says you shouldn’t talk to the cops if you don’t have to.
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New Tunes: Wu-Tang Clan – “Necklace”

WuTangClanRDHere’s a new one from next month’s upcoming A Better Tomorrow album. No vics over here.   Read the rest of this entry

Sadat X ft. Cormega & Lanelle Tyler – “On Fire” (Video)

After 20 years of spilling his life over music, Sadat X continues to play the game with similar passion. For his latest visual, he teams up with Lanelle Tyler and another mic veteran, Cormega. This smooth cut is off of Sadat’s upcoming Never Left album.

Young Chris – “The Closure” (Video)

Before his Don Cannon-assisted Network series hits the streets this Black Friday, Young Chris gets dramatic with new visuals.

New Tunes: M.O.P. ft. Maino – “Welcome to Brooklyn”

MOPMainoBKRDM.O.P. and Maino show some Kings County love with a new joint from Street Certified, which hits the block on Tuesday.   Read the rest of this entry