The Avengers are like a quickly cobbled together family and we all know how much families fight within themselves, right? Despite this, I for one was amazed outta my skull when i saw The Hulk and Iron Man going at it in the Avengers' trailers. As cool as it was to see the Hulkbuster armor in action, it bothered me why these two were duking it out (while destroying downtown joburg at the same time). A bit of research has revealed that it's the effects of the Scarlett Witch (played by Elizabeth Olsen) using her powers to play with the mind of one Bruce Banner. For those who havent seen it yet, the clip can be seen below.
Throw Snoop and Pharrell together, and you are guaranteed a hit. That's at least the case with BEAUTIFUL and DROP IT LIKE IT'S HOT, both of which topped charts and are still firm favourites. Therefore, it is with interest that we received the news of a Snoop and Pharrell album in the works. As far as the info goes, the album, whose pimpin cover has been released, has not received a release date yet. The first single, which will drop in a few weeks is called PEACHES N CREAM. I for one am mad excited about this project. Let us know how you feel on our Facebook page.
New Jersey rapper Mazzi & S.O.U.L. (Sense Of Understanding Life's) Purpose presents Digital Diggin' 3Minus1, his new EP where he rhymes over beats composed of samples all found online. 3Minus1 is the followup to Digital Diggin''s first installment as well as "Weight" featuring Nore, Smoke DZA and Harry Fraud and his previous album The Inspection which was hosted by Statik Selektah and featured Jadakiss, Vast Aire of Cannibal Ox, Homeboy Sandman and Breezly Brewin. Mazzi has shared stages with Eminem, Big Pun, G-Unit, Ghostface, M.O.P., Slick Rick, Erykah Badu and many more. A portion of proceeds from all S.O.U.L. Purpose albums go to charity, and Mazzi regularly travels to Palestine and Israel for humanitarian work, bringing medical supplies and conducting workshops, talent shows and live performances for youth in refugee camps.
For #ThrowblackThursday this week, we got a track by The Game featuring some of you favourite musicians speaking out against the consistent police violence against unarmed black men. R.I.P. to all the ones whose lives were cut short by the over eager law enforcement agencies across the world.
First off, that album cover is just too damn ill, suhn! T-Raww & Chris Breezy have just let loose the latest single from their upcoming project, FAN OF A FAN. This is one of the most anticipated cuts off the project, largely due to the feature by Schoolboy Q.
Enjoy the visuals below, album drops on the 24th of Feb!h
After years of regional success, Naptown’s own Chucky Workclothes is ready to make his national debut with powerhouse RBC Records. Chucky’s debut, Tax Season, is set for a 2-24-15 release as Chucky joins the elite roster at RBC whose affiliations include Techn9ne, E-40, Too Short, Canibus, DJ Quik and more. Tax Season comes right off the heels of Chucky’s collaborative LP, Country Boy Livin, with former No Limit/Strange Music signee Young Bleed and features an array of guest appearances including E-40, Crooked I aka KXNG Crooked, Kurupt and Daz Dillinger of the Dogg Pound, Pusha T, Young Buck and more alongside several of Chuck’s Indianapolis cohorts. After releasing the track earlier this week, Chucky returns with the visual for his title track and debut single Tax Season featuring KXNG Crooked and produced by Daz Dillinger.
Vinyl Is Forever pays homage to the greatest music physical format of all time: Vinyl, Wax, Crates—AKA Records!
“We truly are living the reality of working towards allowing our musical legacies to go beyond our years; and vinyl will be the physical version that stands the test of time and continue to tell these great stories of our present time 50 + years from now. Vinyl really is forever—we salute you!”--John Robinson
Vinyl Is Forever is taken from the full length release by John Robinson & PVD - Modern Vintage on Brick Records.
Listen to Modern Vintage in its entirety: https://soundcloud.com/brickrecords/sets/john-robinson-pvd-modern-vintage You can purchase Modern Vintage at: iTunes- https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/modern-vintage/id880797224
The Lil Wayne vs. Birdman beef has been fraught with drama, emotions and threats right from the beginning. One of the most eyebrow raising threats that came out of this was Wayne saying when he leaves Cash Money he's taking Young Money stars Nicki Minaj and Drake. Up until this point, neither Drake nor Nicki have publicly taken sides on this beef, leaving fans to speculate. This previous weekend might shed some light on the situation though. Reports are coming in that Birdman had trouble getting into Nicki's Pre Grammy party.
What's your thoughts on this? Are we seeing a messy divorce with Drake and Nicki as the children at the center of a custody battle? Let us know on our Facebook page.
Hip-Hop as a tool for education? That’s exactly what the documentary focusing on producer 9th Wonder’s tenure at Harvard University explores.
The Hip-Hop Fellow is a 78-minute documentary following Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder’s tenure at Harvard University as he teaches ‘The Standards of Hip-Hop’ course, conducts research for his thesis and explores hip-hop’s history, culture and role in academia.
The film centers on the emerging significance of incorporating hip-hop studies into academic curriculum and spotlights the scholars and musicians at the forefront of preserving 40 years of hip-hop culture.
Interviewees include Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Kendrick Lamar, Young Guru, Dr. Mark Anthony Neal, Phonte, Dr. Marcyliena Morgan, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Ab-Soul, Rapper Big Pooh and DJ Premier.
Be on the lookout for SV’s upcoming album which is slated to drop in the first half of this year, with guest appearances from Chance The Rapper, Jon Connor, De La Soul, Phife and Dilla among others. For More Information: twitter.com/slumvillage www.slumvillage.com/ www.facebook.com/slumvillageofficial www.youtube.com/user/OfficialSlumVillage @official-slumvillage
Personally, I just think rap music is the best thing out there, period. If you look at my deck in my car radio, you're always going to find a hip-hop tape; that's all I buy, that's all I live, that's all I listen to, that's all I love.