Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Fat Beats Bonus Footage - Jean Grae, Talib Kweli, J-Live, Planet Asia, Etc from THEUNDERGROUNDCOMEUP.COM on Vimeo.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Kayne West & Malik Yusef feat. Common & John Legend - Magic Man
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
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Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Headlining the concert series is Queensbridge’s finest Nas along with Jamaican sensation Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. The duo are currently working on their collaboration album. Joining them on the bill is Philadelphia ensemble The Roots, Chi-Town vet Common, OutKast rapper Big Boi, seminal Bronx MC KRS-One, a reunited House of Pain featuring super-group La Coka Nostra, DJ Hi Tek and Talib Kweli’s Reflection Eternal, Wu-Tang mainstays RZA and Raekwon, internet supergroup Slaughterhouse and Brooklyn reps M.O.P.
Indie favorites Buckshot, Slum Village, Necro, Eyedea & Abilities, Sage Francis, Tech N9ne, The Alchemist and Evidence and Charlie 2Na have also been added. While up-and-coming rappers K’Naan, Mickey Factz, Tabi Bonney will also be hitting the stage.
Murs, KRS, Supernatural and Pete Rock will host the show with more surprise acts to be named at a later date.
Nas x Damian Marley (Video) from 2dopeboyz.com on Vimeo.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Since Guru and Premier split roughly five years ago (for reasons that still remain unclear), following the release of Gang Starr’s sixth studio album The Ownerz, “Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal” has been churning out music with a new beat supplier, New York-based producer Solar. The new pair are now preparing to release their latest unified effort, the follow-up to 2007’s Version 7.0: The Street Scriptures.
......“So why don’t we do this, why don’t we just skip that [discussion] and I’ll just say I am Gang Starr,” Guru replied when asked to address the elephant in the room.
“Gang Starr is me. And it comes out in whatever I do, to the fullest. 7 Grand is the future. Guru and Solar are those intelligent, creative leaders that Hip Hop needs right now, and will be needing… It’s your favorite rapper, the legendary, combined with NYC’s brightest producer. That’s what it’s about.”
Read the full Guru interview @ http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.8862/title.guru-talks-new-album-gang-starr
“I’m thinking about doing a project with MC Eiht [of] Compton’s Most Wanted,” DJ Premier explained to Conspiracy Radio. “We talked about doing an album on my label, and also me and KRS-One talked about doing not Return Of The Boom Bap; we’re gonna do Return Of The Boom Bips. So right now that’s still a go.
An all KRS, Premier album would be great.” Besides a "Criminal Minded" update in recent years, the two are best known for their work together between 1993 and 1995, on the self-titled and Return Of The Boom Bap albums. Compton's Most Wanted used Premier to remix their 1992 song "Def Wish II," a song originally have appeared on Music To Driveby.
Read the full interview @ http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.8894/title.dj-premier-considers-albums-with-krs-one-mc-eiht
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Back in the early 90's when MC Hammer ran supreme, Mr. "2 Legit 2 Quit" helped out his then good buddy, Atlanta Falcon's defensive back Deion Sanders on the song "Must Be The Money".
For all of you young folks out there, Dieon Sanders aka "Prime Time" was Diddy, when Sean Combs was still throwing parties in college.
However, for all his confidence, flashy apparel and backing of a then still popular MC Hammer, Sanders' foray into music was a disaster.
Even though I posted this "Must Be The Money" as a April Fool's day goof, I'm not going to lie to you, after I watched the video, I couldn't stop singing the hook!
Anybody seen my Hammer pants?