Monthly Archives: August 2015

New Tunes: Jay Rock ft. Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “Easy Bake”

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TDE fans are anxiously awaiting the release of Jay Rock’s upcoming 90059 album. Until then, fresh out the oven, he trades bars with Kendrick Lamar.   (more…)

New Tunes: Mac Miller ft. Sean Price – “Pet Sounds”

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Mac Miller lets loose a banger he recorded with the late Sean Price. Nottz laces the horns, chords and drums.   Read the rest of this entry

50 Cent – “9 Shots” (Video)

50 links up with his favorite director Eif Rivera for new visuals to his King Immortal intro.

New Tunes: Sean Price – “Planet Apes”

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Before Sean Price’s unfortunate passing, he was hard at work on new projects. Today we get to hear a verse from his upcoming Songs in the Key of Price. Sean spits vintage flow over PF Cuttin’s rugged tracks.  Expect the project’s official release real soon.    Read the rest of this entry

Nile Rodgers’ FOLD Festival

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Martha Clara vineyards on the north fork of Long Island was the recent host of the FOLD (Freak Out Let’s Dance) Festival. Grammy-winning artist Nile Rodgers produced and performed at this unique two-day event. You’d be hard pressed to find Chuck D, Keith Urban, Beck, Pharrell Williams Duran Duran, Chaka Khan and Chic on the same stage unless it was at an award show. This was an outdoor festival with the beauty of Long Island as the backdrop.   Read the rest of this entry

Sean P Dead?! Summer Bummer

This weekend, the Hip Hop community lost an authentic voice and free spirit on and off the mic. Today, we hear thoughts from another talented artist and long-time supporter of art.

mind of the lone wolf

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I found out today through a good friend that Sean Price died in his sleep at 43 years young. New school hip-hoppers – whose top 10 MC’s may include the likes of Waka Flocka and Drake – might be asking, “Sean who? You mean Big Sean?” Uh no, sorry Junior. Those of us in the know are mourning the loss of one of rap’s all-time top personalities. My heart hasn’t felt this heavy for the loss of an artist since Ol’ Dirty passed, or maybe Aaliyah or Big Pun. Maybe it’s because I bumped P’s music relentlessly, and followed every hilarious video clip on Youtube (among the must-see’s: “Sean Price Opens a Rap Clinic,” “The Joy of Painting with Sean Ross,” “Pawn Star’s Chumlee Vs. Sean Price’s Potato,” and “How Sean Price Stole Christmas”), but I really do feel like I lost someone close to me. Friends make you laugh when you feel down, and Sean did that for me…

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Joell Ortiz & !llmind – “Lil Piggies” (Video)

Most rappers come and go so fast you barely remember their names or where they came from. Joell Ortiz has been around for a minute and if this new track is any indication he should remain for as long as he remains hungry. Today he gives us a long-overdue switch up of his usual freestyle flow and adds new emotions in his bars. This one is off of his !llmind collaboration album entitled Human.