The Roots have finally released their new album 'Undun' and you can stream it for free - Listen to their new concept album now!
If you didn't already know The Roots 'Undun' re-tells "the short life of one Redford Stephens (1974-1999). Through the use of emotives and Redford's internal dialogues the album seeks to illustrate the intersection of free will and prescribed destiny as it plays out 'on the corner'. Utilizing a reverse narrative arc, the album begins as the listener finds Redford disoriented--postmortem--and attempting to make sense of his former life. As he moves through its pivotal moments he begins to deconstruct all that has led to his (and our own) coming undun." (taken from the Okayplayer Youtube Channel)
You can also watch their 4-part short film that preceded the release if you haven't seen it already.
Fiddy has just announced that next week he'll be dropping a new 10-track project to celebrate the 10th anniversary since his first mixtape '50 Cent Is The Future' was released and he's promising a video per track too! Lets see if 50 can bring his rap game back to his hay-day or if he should maybe stick to selling vitamin water and making castles with his money.
He's also suggested his new LP will see the light of day in December although Interscope hasn't confirmed any official release dat. Patiently waiting...for the time being, here's 'What Up Gangsta' Part 2:
In related news, Fiddy has been sort of 'tweefing' with T.I. about Tip's incarceration and whether his wife Tiny should've taken the rap and only get probation. Anyway you can check the 'dispute' right here and respect to T.I. for knocking twitter beefs...
The mixtape will be released Friday December 9th at 12pm - peep the cover art below:
Black Star are back! After a fairly long time without releasing new material, Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) have just announced that they will soon release a new mixtape titled 'Aretha' in honour of the legendary singer. They have also announced two special concerts in December in LA and New York - more details on www.blackstarhub.com. Here's two tracks which will likely feature on the upcoming project:
'You Already Knew' (produced by Oh No)
'Fix Up' (produced by Madlib)
You can listen to it here and buy it here to support to the Black Star movement!
Black Cocaine dropped Monday (and next Monday the 7-track Limited Edition EP is released) and the first video off the project is for the 'Dead Man's Shoes' cut featuring Bounty Killa. It's filmed by Dan The Man (who had already worked with P on the 'Mac 10 Handle' video) so expect some gory shots and a lot of chopped up bodies!
It's good to see Mobb Deep getting back into it and make sure you get a copy of their new EP!
N.O.R.E.'s released this new track a few days back accompanied by Pusha T and Meek Mill and a 6 minute video entirely written by the Superthug himself - it's a mini-story set in the hood where not everything is what it seems...
Gangrene (Alchemist and Oh No) have just released their first single off their upcoming second album 'Vodka & Ayanuaska'. It's a raw hard hitting that will keep your head ringing! Loving Prodigy's flow on this one!
While on the Paris leg of the Rhymesayers European tour, Evidence took some time out with J Hart from www.iamJHart.com to discuss reviews of his latest album, his approach to making videos, signing to Rhymesayers, and more...plus a quick freestyle to round it up!
It's a cool and laid back interview by Mr.Slow Flow that you'll definitely enjoy - and respect to J Hart for making it happen!
T.I. spent time with Billboard.com to discuss a few details about his next album aptly titled ' Trouble Man' after his well-publicised problems with the law in recent years. Scheduled to drop in February (tentatively), T.I. disclosed some info on a few of the tracks that may feature on the album, in particular 'Pyro', a straight-up party track which will be the third single after 'I'm Flexin' and 'Hear Ye' Hear Ye'' ft. Pharrell.
T.I. also reveals that he's been working closely with production duo Two Band Geeks and with Dr.Luke and promises to cover all bases on his new release; 'something for the streets, something for the ladies and something for the charts' as the man puts it himself. We're looking forward to the release of 'Trouble Man' hoping it's not too poppy sounding and there are enough hard-hitting as well as introspective cuts from Tip!
Here's 'Pyro' for y'all, just released:
Another cut from Jeezy's TM103 album dropping December 20th and which a lot of people have been waiting for! Jeezy's has rounded up some superstar guests for his latest project and this track is further proof of the high grade featurings! A rougher version of the song actually leaked back in 2009/2010 without Hova's verse though...this one however is the finished product (apart from Flex's bombs which get kinda annoying after a while...) - soul and lyrics in full effect! Props to M16 who flipped Lenny Williams' 'Lets Talk It Over' in a nice way.
New Mobb track that will feature on the 'Black Cocaine EP' dropping November 21. In case you didn't know, the EP is coming out in two versions: a 5-track version for all outlets and a 7 songs Deluxe edition only for independent stores. Make sure you get your copy on the 21st!
Title-track off the 'Sparta' album, produced by the German production team Snowgoons, which is dropping November 22nd. The Brownsville bruisers are back, hitting hard just how we like it!
The album has dropped and you can purchase it on iTunes. Also, MOP were at Santos Party House on November 21st for the album release party and a few guest surprises turned up for the occasion! Check the video below!
DJ Hi-Tek spent time with DynamicProducer to run through some of the plaques hanging on his studio's walls, digging for samples, his first beat and much more. Check out the interview below:
Common's new album is dropping December 20th but the tracklist is already out courtesy of No I.D.:
1. The Dreamer feat. Maya Angelou
2. Ghetto Dreams feat. Nas
3. Blue Sky
4. So Sweet
6. Lovin' I Lost
7. Raw (How You Like It)
11. The Believer feat. John Legend
12. Pops Belief