NPR Microphone Check – Marley Marl Interview
Picture: Photo Rob
Stumbled across this NPR interview with Marley Marl from last year, conducted by ATQC’s Ali Shaheed and Frannie Kelley. Covers the usual ground but contains some gems as well, such as the fact that A Tribe Called Quest is Marley’s favorite hip-hop group. Also provides yet another variation on the story about how his drum sounds were used on “The Bridge Is Over”, which KRS-One told me was made by jacking the drums from the “Eric B. Is President” 12″.
Video: J-Zone – Crib Issues
Here’s the second MS Paint style video from the excellent Peter Pan Theory LP, as Zone explains why it’s always better to smash at your own spot for the home-field advantage and lack of cats.
Cormega feat. Raekwon – Honorable
Large Pro named this song for Mega via Twitter. Like a 27″ zenith, I seen it.
J-Love feat. Sean Price and Lil Fame – NY Barbarians
J-Love recruits some Brooklyn brawlers for this cut from one of the five albums he’s planning to drop 19 November.
Nutso feat. Problem and Bad Lucc – Phuk It!
Nutso puts out a lot of effin’ music these days. Reef throws him a flip that you may recall from EPMD‘s “Chill”, while that Problem guy minus the “Z” not from Black Attack jumps into the fray.
Video: Endemic feat. Tragedy Khadafi, Ruste Juxx and Afu Ra – High Society
UK producer Endemic recruits Trag, Ruste and Afu for this solid entry into the Hoody Rap Ain’t Dead genre. Taken from the Terminal Illness 2 LP, due late November.
Tragedy Khadafi – Drop A Gem On Em Freestyle
Another drop from J-Ronin‘s Freestyle Files Vol. 2, as the Foul Mahdi lets off over some classic Havoc heat.
Video: Big Twins – That Paper
The latest installment of Twins’ current video series, “That Paper” sports a beat from Rheezo as your mans keeps that QB Rap torch burning.
Video: Reap The Naturaw – The Wild Wild
Large Professor kills this beat for Queens native Reap The Naturaw. Cuts by DJ Grazzhoppa.
Alterbeats feat. Divine & Tragedy Khadafi – 7th Dynasty
World premier of the new project from French producer Alterbeats, who has previously laced dudes such as Neek The Exotic. Taken from the Class Struggle project.
Ten Great Big Twins Tracks
Big Twins The Project Kid was the last classic QB rap album, with the combined efforts of Sid Roams, Alchemist and Jake One providing the perfect soundtrack to the gravel-voiced stand-out of the Infamous Mobb. He’s also provided the perfect foil for Prodigy on a number of occasions, as Gambino and P make for a good combination like Pepsi and Pop Rocks. Here are ten great Twins tracks for you to thun out to:
File Under: Predictible G Rap Write-Up
Complex compiled a list of who Rap InternetS consider their favorite rapper dudes (and dames, as it turns out). I did my duty as a CRC representative and explained why KGR is the nicest on mic devices and all that stuff, because clearly no one else was going to.
Rap Bloggahs Favorite Rappers
Video: DJ Skizz feat. Masta Ace and Nature – Metal Bars
Visual for this stand-out from the BQE LP. Think of it as a “Phone Time ’13″.
Video: Marco Polo feat. Organized Konfusion – 3-O-Clock
Visuals for the O.K. reunion, courtesy of The Doppelgangaz and Tropicana Josh. Monch continues his habit of questionable garments with his studded leather jacket steez, but at least he wasn’t sporting his farmers overalls this time…
Marco Polo feat. Organized Konfusion – 3-O-Clock
First release from Marco Polo’s PA 2: The Director’s Cut, which reunites Prince Po and Pharoahe Monch for the first time since the “Now and Then” remix. Look out for the video of this soon, shot by The Doppelgangaz.