Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Kidz In The Hall ~ Driving Down The Block Trailer

Feeling the Masta Ace sample. The first single from Double O & Naledge's upcoming sophomore album The In Crowd. BTW they are the newest members of Duck Down Records (Black Moon, Smif~N~Wessun) per the following post:

Duck Down Records, in an effort to continue to expand its roster, is proud to announce the signing of Kidz In The Hall. Double-0, the Producer/DJ and Naledge, the Lyricist/MC, Kidz In The Hall are looking to become one of hip-hop's most admired acts, destined to leave a legacy of artistic brilliance and after recently finishing their latest mixtape, Detention, and tour dates with Redman and their forthcoming sophomore LP, The In Crowd, they are well on their way to doing so.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Catch The Vapors

Biz Markie & Roxanne Shanté ~ Def Fresh Crew Live in NYC circa 1986

Finally, the movie I've been waiting on! According to AHH ,The Vapors is a movie about the true story of the legendary Juice Crew, and it's coming to the big screen (hard to believe that,but we'll see).

The Juice Crew has got to be my favorite collective of all time boasting the likes of Big Daddy Kane, Roxanne Shanté, Kool G Rap, DJ Marley Marl, Biz Markie, Masta Ace, & MC Shan. According to the article the movie will focus on their rise to fame. The crew is known for singles that sparked beef on wax including "The Roxanne Wars" (Shanté Vs. UTFO & Roxanne knock offs) & "The Bridge Wars" (KRS-ONE Vs. MC Shan).

I will be interested in seeing how Roxanne Shanté's character is going to be portrayed. I'd love to finally see her get her due as a pioneer of hip hop music. Shanté was one of the first female mc's to really blow up on the radio and have record sales. I loved how she was always coming at peoples neck too, and she had both male and female mc's hating her. KeKe Palmer is supposed to play the role and personally I can see her doing great as the young and sassy Lolita Shanté Gooden aka Roxanne Shanté. Shanté is definitely one of my idols, getting the record label to fund her college education. She got a PHD out of the deal, and I ain't mad at her at all. Now THATS some gangsta shit! Below is clip from the Beef 3 dvd where she talks about how she pimped the game. Go on girl!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Estelle ~ Wait a Minute (Just a Touch)

I'm feeling this girl. This is a song from her album The 18th Day. If you don't know her, get to know her. After that go check out her blog.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Getback ~ The Tour

Footage from weeks 1 & 2 of Little Brother's Getback tour. Their album Getback is the hottest hip hop album out right now in my opinion, way hotter than American Gangster (yes I said it,what?!). I even bought two copies after I downloaded it. Support good independent music and go buy a copy, you will not be disappointed.

Deep Thoughts With Phonte

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Talib Kweli ~ Everything Man

His album Eardrum is one of the best hip hop albums of the year, trust me on this.

Lupe Fiasco He Gets The Girl

It's not the official video, but it's still pretty good. Jacked from Kanye West's blog.

Monday, November 5, 2007

NaS ~ Surviving The Times

I like how this starts off with the Nipsy Russell (R.I.P.) song from The Wiz. This song is from his greatest hits album.