Filed under: Art of Facts,No Country For Old (Rap) Men,Web Work
Written by: Robbie Ettelson
The week Teen Wolf won.
The week Teen Wolf won.
Following the rise of Action Bronson and Meyhem Lauren, the third member of the Outdoorsmen crew up to bat is AG Da Coroner, who just signed a deal with Man Bites Dog records via VP Roc Marciano. In the first part of this interview, we talk about how he started out, how the crew formed, the late Killa Sha and J-Love‘s collection of rare weapons.
Here’s footage of the Boilerroom TV cipher session filmed at Foul Monday‘s apartment in Queensbridge from my first day in NY. DJ Mathematics was on the decks and let the crew (Mike Delorean, Foul Monday, Ruc, AG Flow, Lil Cash and more) rock over classic beats and newer stuff to showcase all sorts of styles, while ya boy Robbie “Rap Hands” gets drunk in the background. More below…
My favorite track from Rock-It Science gets the video treatment.
J. Force wasn’t credited for Jaz-O‘s b-side banger, “Kingz Kounty” when it dropped, so he runs us through how he put it together on his trusty SP-1200.
The Almighty $amhill breaks down Forest projects history with the D.I.T.C crew and his own development as an MC, and discusses the legacy of Big Pun.
Those pesky Robinson’s are up to their own tricks, this time on some tax fraud business from all those royalties they stole from Flash and ‘em.
When I heard that Kool G Rap was performing in Philadelphia last Saturday night, you know I was getting there no matter what, especially considering how often I’ve argued that he’s the greatest MC of all-time. Just so happens that this performance was also the first time that G had performed with DJ Polo in seventeen years, and I got to capture it all on camera. Here’s footage of KGR performing “The Realest”, “Take ‘Em To War”, “Road To The Riches”, “Ill Street Blues”, “Fast Life” and “The Symphony”.
It should be illegal to witness this much greatness in a week.
I never thought the day would come when I would be posting a song involving Murs on this site. But here we are. The White Mandingos are Murs, Darryl Jenifer of Bad Brains and Sacha Jenkins from ego trip. Their album, The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me, is out now.
Highlights from the S.O.B.’s Extended Play launch, featuring Sean Price, Buckshot, Black Thought and Bun B. Sorry Pro Era crew and Termanology, you guys didn’t make the final cut.
New JJ DOOM track with a video from graff legend Steve Powers. Props to eskay.
Written and hosted by Phillip “The Jogging Blogger” Mlynar.
June 18th was a monumental date in hip-hop history — it was the day when all the Yeezus reviews came out. They involved lots of great commentary on the parameters of genius and musings about just how much of a genius Kanye West is. Unfortunately, they were also all really wrong. So the Unkut braintrust decided to review Yeezus in the only scientifically accurate way possible – in the form of a pub quiz.
A new project dropped today from Terumasa Hino and DJ Honda:
Terumasa Hino was born in 1942 in Tokyo City. He moved to New York in 1975 and worked with a who’s who of jazz. In 1989 Hino became the first Japanese artist to sign with the legendary esteemed American jazz label BLUE NOTE. Throughout the years Hino’s success in Japan and his career has been likened to that of Miles Davis; as they both experimented with jazz/rock fusion and also played the same instrument; the trumpet. In the past few years Terumasa Hino has teamed up with legendary hip-hop icon, dj honda and formed a new sound of fusion blending heavy beats and scratching.
J. Force runs through four examples of hidden messages that can only be revealed when you play these records backwards, featuring songs from The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Queen.
New Meyhem track from his vinyl-only Raw Cashmere EP on Chopped Herring. Beat by IceRocks.
Backstage at The Combat Jack TV Show and The Artie Lang Show, featuring Premium Pete, A-King, Gunplay, Combat Jack, Matt Razz and Dallas Penn. Eff your TV!
Highlight’s of the Big Daddy Kane park jam, including performances of “Set It Off”, “The Symphony”, “Wrath of Kane”, “Raw”, “Ain’t No Half Steppin'” and a cameo from Dres. Kane lived up to his reputation as live performer and kept the old heads hyped. Shouts to Dallas Penn for rolling through with me despite near exhaustion status.
Here’s some of the stuff that I’ve done in the last week or so…
The Almighty $amhill drops a new track with RTNC on the boards.
While waiting for Big Daddy Kane to hit the stage, I spent some “quality” time with Brooklyn’s very own Spike Lee, with fairly predictable results.
Finally I get to act like a poor-man’s Dallas Penn now that I stole a camcorder from some dude who was passed out on my Mom’s couch. Much Rap Hands on the set in this one, as we rolled through to the Albert Einstein listening party and broke bread with QB Rap royalty. Please mail your complaints to the usual address.
Here’s the Roc Marcy feature from the new P and ALC album, Albert Einstein.