As KRS-One once said: “We’re not done…we’re not done”. After Paypal tried to hate on the Conservative Rap Coalition movement by freezing our account on the grounds that we’re not a “registered charity”, I had to flip the script on the whole operation. Never fear valued members, everything is back on track and we are well on the way to hitting our target in terms of new recruits. If you’ve been a long time reader of the site, it’s time to pony up before I start posting pictures of Kanye and Kim shopping for baby leather kilts. (more…)
Willie The Kid has got a short film dropping soon. As the current era demands, instead of a story about a dude coming home from jail and trying to stay out of trouble it’s about a masked rapper and a broad. He’s one of the nicest on mic devices right now but let’s see if The Kid has any acting chops…
A bartender in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has a secret identity. His past lover returns to town, after years of living in New York City, to investigate a story. Their rekindled romance entangles with the secret nature of the bartender’s alter-ego, The Fly—a renowned underground music artist and fan favorite, whose true identity is hidden from the world.
Snippets taken from the new EP from Fla Fla of Sparrow the Movement, responsible for indie classics such as “Rhyme Impotence”, “Physics” etc. The Timeless EP is available on limited vinyl (150x clear red, 150x clear green) via Six2Six records. All songs produced and mixed by Debonair P. Vinyl can be ordered below for $22 plus postage.
Tired of seeing the term Weed Carrier used in vein by those who don’t truly understand the many fine details of this complicated science, I have been forced to re-boot the world famous Salute To Weed Carriers site. Consider it a community service of sorts.
Here’s a preview of the 12 Reasons To Die comic and another track from the album. There are a bunch of different limited-edition sets for the album, featuring all kind of RAERness over at Get On Down. Hopefully the Apollo Brown remix tape will be available separately in the future.
My mans and ‘em Amazing Maze from Germany is about to drop this instrumental vinyl with Marco Polo, which features the exceptional beats for “The Veteran” and “Crime Library” for the first time on record, amongst others.
This limited vinyl-only release features seven instrumentals produced by Marco Polo that are available for the first time ever, and we release them the way they deserve to: on vinyl.
In a move that should interest those of us who grew-up with a SonyMegabass Walkman, “New York’s Inmate Superstore” Send A Packageare now stocking new rap and R&B tapes, as well as two models of portable tape players (I’d go for the one with “Bass Boost”). This means that Nas’Life Is Good, Cam’Ron‘s Purple Haze and most of Jay-Z‘s discography can be ordered for $12.99 a pop. So far, Jadakiss’The Last Kiss is the best selling tape over there. Before you get too excited about the prospect of playing Lil’ Wayne‘s The Carter III at your next hipster douchebag party, you should note that you can only ship orders to their list of approved prisons, so unless you have some pals in the bing who can forward a package back to you, this isn’t a lot of use. But since Universal Records are having these tapes made, will they be available through Amazon and the like for those of us who haven’t been caught yet? While we’re on the topic, what recent rap album would you be willing to pay $13 to own on tape?
Congratulations to ceasar for winning the Masta KillaSelling My Soul Deluxe Edition (courtesy of Nature Sounds)for this Wu-Tang memory:
In 2005 I was locked up in LA County Jail for a year. I started the journey in 120 man dorms, but an ear infection sent me to the 6 man cell dungeon part of the jail back at Twin Towers, which was closer to the county doctors. My stay was only supposed to be for a few days, then I’d get transported back to the dorm, but there was a paperwork error, and I wound up getting stuck down there for 6 months. It’s grimy as shit, cold, damp, and dark at all times. (more…)
Here’s your first look at some more J-Zone live drumming action via this new Fre$heep 45. This limited-edition 7″ features ‘Just Let Me Be’ featuring Roc Marciano on the A-side and ‘Sailing High On Valium’ featuring Zone getting his Clyde Stubblefield on for the flip. Check back in a few days for audio of the Marci track…
You can pre-order both the single and the Anti-Depressants CD now via Bullet Proof Crates. Only 200 copies of the 45 are being produced, with a choice between blue and regular vinyl.
Following the Purple Tape package, GZA chess set and Fat Boys pizza box, GetOnDown.com have just announced this limited-edition set for pre-order:
- The Man With The Iron Fists – Full Soundtrack (2 x LP on Red Vinyl housed in 2 independent Hand Silkscreened Jackets that combine to form 1 giant illustration)
- Bonus 7″ (song not included on the Soundtrack) of “Bust Shots” b/w the instrumental, by Ghostface Killah, Sheek Louch & Inspectah Deck
- Limited Movie Poster
Expectations are a bitch. When Roc Marciano smacked the rap game in the face in 2010 with the supreme mathematics of Marcberg, not a lot of people saw it coming (with the exception of Unkut Dot Com readers, of course). Entirely self-produced, with only a single guest spot (from Metal Clergy co-d KA), it was just what raw rap fanatics needed. Long time UN fans weren’t surprised, yet it had been a long time coming considering his solo debut had originally been scheduled to drop on SRC in 2008 (the same year I first interviewed Roc).
‘I’m about to drop the Marcberg Reloaded – that’s gonna be free for everybody that’s fuckin’ with me. I’m in the process of wrapping that up right now. So that’s coming with it, just like Strength & Honor that I did in unison with UN Or U Out. Whenever I put out a project I give something away. Look for that, it’s gonna be more joints. It’s gonna be like part two to that, like a double album real quick. Y’all gonna get Marcberg, then you gonna get Marcberg Reloaded. I’mma give another fifteen songs away, just on the strength. Like, ‘Boom, take that’. That’s gonna be a free download.’
Two years later, Reloaded is an official album with fifteen new tracks. Not a bad thing by any means, as Roc has been building his rep with a nice range of features ever since, plus ‘Emeralds’ and ’76′ were nothing short of top notch. With a mixture of self-produced tracks and contributions from Alchemist, Q-Tip and Ray West, will this new project have the same focus as it’s predecessor? Or will it surpass it on some next level shit?
“Latee is one of those rappers with a limited, but impressive back catalogue. These tracks were recorded around 1992-93 for Latee’s debut album but have remained unearthed – until now!This EP contains 4 previously unreleased full-length vocal tracks, as well as 6 interlude beats. All direct DWG orders will receive an exclusive press photo!
There are 275 hand-numbered copies available in total. There are currently only 75 copies left: get in quick!