Off "Sleepers: The Narcoleptic Outtakes" available for pre-order on iTunes.
Big Boi Talks “Aquemini” Being His Album Of Maturity, N.W.A., Bob Marley, Kate Bush, Recording New Album In Canada & More [Audio]
Big Boi called in to the All Out Show's Throwback Thursday segment today for Outkasts "Aquemini" album. He spoke to Rude Jude about creating the album and the idea of making timeless music. "We concocted a potion. It's like you want to put it to where when people listen, in the first listen you're not gonna get everything. You have to listen to it time and time again and you get to find different sounds, different meanings, different things. It goes the same for me when I listen to certain records, you want to be able to live with it." When Jude asked about Big Boi about the sense of the maturity on the album, he responded, "I had just had a kid. I was 19 years old, my first baby. I was going through that fatherhood. You just kinda gotta grow up. Dre commended me all the time for being a man, taking my stance and just raising my daughter. I didn't know I was going to be a father so young.. It's about maturity, growth, and trying to find out what you're put here for. And for me I was put here to make music". When asked what he was listening to while making it, he said it could have been anything, including one of his favorite albums of all time "N****z 4 Life" by NWA or his two favorite artists of all time, Bob Marley and Kate Bush. He ended the conversation speaking on recording part of his upcoming album "Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors" due November 13th, in
New heatrock from my man AWKWORD. Enjoy!
Appearing on AWKWORD's DJBooth-sponsored 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project, World View, the activist emcee's newest release "Back to BK" is a celebration of the Borough of Kings, featuring Brooklyn's own D. Julien (Flatbush), Dom O Briggs (Bushwick) and Poison Pen ('Bed Stuy's Best Buy'), with gritty production and classic cuts from Tone Spliff and studio engineering from Brooklyn nomad Harry Fraud and Park Slope's Steel Tipped Dove. The record begins with AWKWORD's verse -- written a few years ago while he was moving out of Brooklyn -- in which he longs to return to a past life represented by his time living in the borough where his great grandfathers immigrated from Europe, where his grandfather ran the streets as part of a Jewish gang, and where his own father was born. AWKWORD is followed up by three fellow buzz-making emcees and current Brooklynites, who all deliver hard-hitting verses, and then an extended outro displaying Tone Spliff's now-famed turntablism skills.
Wer könnte Marsimoto besser kennen als Marteria?! Der weiß, wie Marsimoto das mit seiner Stimme macht, warum er keine Interviews gibt und wie reich er eigentlich wirklich ist. Und das alles erzählt er auch noch vor laufenden Kameras.
Da Fat Friday Afternoon - The Official Soundtrack To Your Weekend
Host: DJ P.R.
Nas Special! "Life Is Good" is out now. Happy Friday ya'll!
Record Of The Day: Nas - Back When
Nas - Memory Lane
Nas - It Ain't Hard To Tell
Alicia Keys feat. Nas & Rakim - Streets of New York
Nas - Street Dreams
Nas feat. Lauryn Hill - If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)
Nas - We Will Survive
Nas - Nas Is Like
Nas feat. Ginuwine - You Owe Me
Nas - Poppa Was A Playa
Nas - Ether
Nas - Made You Look
Nas - Hip Hop Is Dead
Nas - Queens Get The Money
**Record Of The Day**
Nas - Back When
Nas feat. Mary J. Blige - Reach Out
What sorrowful things does Theophilus London do to groupies? This, and the future of his rider requirements, are revealed by internationally disdained global warlord, Fat Jew.
Previously: Theophilus London – Rose Island Vol. 1 [Mixtape]
In part 2 of his interview with The Source, Troy Ave talks with @MidtownNate about meeting with labels and his video schedule for his new project Bricks In My Backpack 3: The Harry Powder Trilogy. Harry Powder says he's planning on leaving his unsigned status behind in the next 6 months in order to "strike while the iron's hot" and avoid outswaggin' himself like some other rappers. Troy also reveals that he'll be appearing on the upcoming Fool's Gold compilation project.
Previously: Troy Ave – Showoff Radio Freestyle [Video]