Tuesday, August 26, 2014

EMINEM DROPS A NEW SINGLE AND ANNOUNCES SHADYXV

photo credit: Mdu Sibanyoni

SHADY RECORDS SET TO RELEASE SHADYXV ON NOVEMBER 24: TWO-CD COLLECTION TO FEATURE THE LABEL’S GREATEST HITS PLUS ALL NEW MATERIAL. NEW EMINEM SINGLE OUT TODAY; “GUTS OVER FEAR” LEADS 15th ANNIVERSARY COMPILATION AND IS FEATURED IN UPCOMING FILM, “THE EQUALIZER

Founded in 1999, Eminem and Shady Records will celebrate the label’s 15th anniversary with its fifteenth release: ShadyXV, a two-CD compilation featuring an album of the label’s greatest hits, including classics such as 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” and Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” plus an album of new material from Eminem, Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil, D-12 and Yelawolf as well as special guest-artist collaborations. ShadyXV (Shady Records/Interscope Records), set for release November 28, 2014, will be preceded by a new Eminem single, “Guts Over Fear.” The song features Sia and was produced by Emile Haynie (Grammy winner for Best Rap Album for Eminem’s Recovery). “Guts Over Fear” is out today, August 25th.
The new single is currently featured in the trailer for Sony Pictures’ upcoming film, the Anton Fuqua-directed “The Equalizer,” out September 26th. Viewers got a sneak peak of the track when a trailer for the film was released on August 15. “Guts Over Fear” will run during the closing credits of the film.



Shady Records was founded in 1999 by Eminem, the biggest-selling artist in hip-hop history, and his manager Paul Rosenberg. The first artist signed, D12, hit double platinum and #1 with their debut album, Devil’s Night. 2002 saw the soundtrack album to 8 Mile open with a #1 berth on the charts and sell quadruple platinum, with “Lose Yourself” becoming the first hip-hop song to win an Academy Award (Best Original Song). Shady artist 50 Cent then debuted with the #1 Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2003), an eight times platinum smash and the fastest-selling debut in history.



Shady Records continued its streak with 50 Cent’s next release, the #1 and five times platinum The Massacre (2005) plus the platinum Curtis (2007) and gold Before I Self Destruct (2009). D12 peaked at #1 again with the double platinum D12 World (2004). Next came the various artists disc Eminem Presents: The Re-Up (2006) earned #2 and platinum. The label also found success with Obie Trice’s gold Cheers (2003). Most recently, Shady Records has brought to the forefront Bad Meets Evil (2011’s Hell: The Sequel went #1 and gold), Yelawolf (2011’s Radioactive), and supergroup Slaughterhouse (2012’s #2-charting Welcome to: Our House). New albums from Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse are coming soon.

Monday, August 25, 2014

SCRAMBLES4MONEY - PROVE YOUR WORTH DRAFT LEAGUE TOURNAMENT - ROUND 1


This Saturday evening grab your homies and make tracks to ZEN NIGHTCLUB in the Jozi Maboneng Precinct for what promises to be another epic SCRAMBLES4MONEY event.

Not only is this gonna be an unforgettable event but this will also be the first round of the inaugural Draft League tournament.


Expect to see some of the dopest up and coming cats in the game right now. Crowd favorites like King Keyla, Fahrenheit, Blaque Inche and Raw Artifact are gonna be flexing their lyrical might in a fight to be the last nigga standing.

R50 gets you in and battles start at 21h00 sharp!

It's SCRAMBLES, baby!

BIGG K KILLS "HOT NIGGA" REMIX


I approached this with some hesitation and was pleasantly surprised. Bigg K motherfuckin goes in!!!


LAURYN HILL DEDICATES “BLACK RAGE” TO MICHAEL BROWN & FERGUSON VICTIMS


Like many of us, Lauryn Hill has been searching herself for a way to express her anger towards the madness transpiring in the wake of Michael Brown‘s tragic death at the hands of Ferguson, MO police. Today we find at least a means to channel that frustration and sense of helplessness visible the chaotic class-based ground-war that’s taking place in Missouri’s streets with the embattled anthem “Black Rage,” dedicated to the victims of police brutality the world over by Ms. Hill herself via Twitter late last night.

Hill delivers a heavyweight vocal treatment, transforming John Coltrane‘s standard “My Favorite Things” into a brutal, groove-heavy call to action, recorded as a demo live and direct from her living room. With all of the media overload and terrorizing of ordinary civilians that’s been taking place, we’d like to help give those on the ground that feel they’ve been silenced by the militancy of Ferguson’s police force the opportunity to have their stories heard. So we’re asking all of you who are in the city or surrounding areas like St. Louis or North County to send over your first-hand accounts of dealing with police and the current situation to okpferguson@gmail.com. Keep those effected by the chaos in Mizzou in your thoughts and prayers folks, they’re fighting the good fight. Explore the origins of “Black Rage” and read the lyrics below.





Wednesday, August 06, 2014

NEW EVENT: KINGSWAY SPLURGE 3 (supported by APE CONCEPTS) | CAPITAL UNDERGROUND ROSEBANK 29 AUGUST


Fresh off throwing an unforgettable birthday event, APE CONCEPTS has teamed up with like minded movers and shakers to bring you KINGSWAY SPLURGE 3.

The party is already billed to be a game changer in the Joburg party scene! The venue is the legendary CAPITAL UNDERGROUND club in Rosebank.

Early bird tickets are on sale til Thursday this week at only R20, after Thursday you'll have to bump the cheese up to R40 if you want pre-sale tickets. If you not about this early bird life and you wanna splurge from the moment you hit the door, you're looking at R80 for entrance.

The line up is still to be announced, but there has been promise of a night to remember!

For more info, hit up the Ape Concepts page on facebook

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NEW BATTLE: JAZ vs. MARKUS | #TalkIsCheap2


I aint never seen Markus as hungry as he was in this battle. All i can say is, Jaz got bodied like a motherfucker! Peep below...


EVENT: SPRITE UNCONTAINABLE FINALS | 02 AUGUST 2014 | ZONE 6 THE VENUE


This Saturday you better get your ass to Zone 6 (The Venue) in Soweto, because Hip Hop!

The Sprite Uncontainable Talent Search has reached its finals and the competition is tougher than ever before! As tough as it might be, by the end of the event there shall only be one MC, one Graf Artist, one B Boy and one Fan holding the coveted titles for each discipline!

The voting lines are still open and you can head on right over to https://www.spritehiphop.co.za/ to vote for you favorites in each category/discipline.



You can expect a line up that boasts not one but two international hip hop legends. Oh, it aint a big thing or anything but Jean Grae and Pharoahe Monch will be headlining the event! As if that aint enough, them bigwigs at Sprite decided to throw in our very own internationally acclaimed rappers like Tumi, Reason and Maggz. Supporting this stellar line up is many a fan's favorite DJs, ensuring that this will be a throwdown of note!



R100 gets you in. Dont get there too late, doors open at 16h00.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

NEW BATTLE: QUAINT vs. WILY WROTH | #TalkIsCheap2


Y'all need to look out for that Wily Wroth kid, nigga is too nice with it!


NEW BATTLE: DEMON vs. KADENCE | #TalkIsCheap2


Talk Is Cheap 2 was a classic even before it happened. The card alone was crazy enough to satisfy even the most difficult battle rap fan. One of the highlights of the day was the battle between Kadence and Demon. Both of them are deadly in their very different styles so it was a difficult one to call, but Kadence easily showed why he's regarded as "What a ting"!

Hit play and you wont be disappointed...


Thursday, July 24, 2014

THROWBLACK THURSDAYS: NOSISI, NGWENYA & FIRST BORN - THE QUEST


The year was two thousand and three and Outrageous Records dropped two mixtapes that would be instant cult classics. Both Expressions: Words Unlimited and Maximum Sentence Vol. 1 quickly became the staple many a hip hop head's playlist. I was still at Wits University at the time and sadly somewhere along the line both my disks were stolen. As a result i have been looking for copies of each one of these mixtapes for close to ten years with no success, so you can imagine my excitement when i discovered one of thee best songs from both mixtapes on Soundcloud yesterday.

To the old heads, you will love this. To the new heads, pop your headphones and learn something from an age where music was still done properly.


Thursday, July 10, 2014

NEW MUSIC: COMMON feat. BIG SEAN - DIAMONDS (produced by NO ID)


Common been on that quiet swag of late, but he's been cooking up a storm in the stu. Word on the streets is he's about to drop a banger of an album.

As a lead up to the album, he has released a single with his fellow G.O.O.D Music brother and we can confirm that this joint goes the fuck in!

NO I.D. is on the beat so you know its fire! Holla below for the stream.