Natural Elements – Competition Is NoNE
Natural Elements have returned to burn, albeit with the new names that they adapted in the mid 00′s. A-Butta is now Anthony Cruz, L-Swift is Swigga and Mr. Voodoo is Agu. Produced by Charlemagne, with scratches by Scram Jones. Interesting to note that they’ve flipped the world’s most annoying girl pop tune, aka Carly Rae Jepsen‘s “Call Me Maybe” in a manner not unlike Brand Nubian turning Eddie Brickell‘s “Who Am I” into “Slow Down”. Thanks to Neil Nice and grandgood for the heads up.
Video: Sadat X – We In New York
The Great Dot X can’t stop, won’t stop. From the forthcoming New York: Never Left LP.
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.
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: Sadat X – Stock In The Game
Sadat X goes in on this sessions from DJ J-Ronin Freestyle Files vol.2 – Everybody Who’s Anybody.
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: Molecules and Showbiz – Revenge
This vintage Japanese-only D.I.T.C. exclusive from ’95 finally gets a video and vinyl release as part of The Legion‘s Lost Tapes EP on Ill Adrenaline records.
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…
Video: Agallah – Identity Theft
More Alan The Chemist action with this new one from Agallah Don Bishop aka 8 Off, taken from the Red V mixtape, complete with another $2 video.
The Combat Jack Show – The Big Daddy Kane Episode
This oughta be good…
“Kane goes deep with his history, what he thinks about Mr. Cee, how he produced the majority of ‘Long Live The Kane’ with no credits, how Doug E Fresh taught him how to rock the crowd, how some cats from The Juice Crew wasn’t fuxin with him, how he really wanted to battle KRS-One, what Madonna smells like, how he shopped a young Jay Z with no success, why he started wearing purple silks and such…”
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.
The Unkut Guide To Big Noyd Videos
Ya boy Tejuan Perry aka Rapper Noyd aka Big Noyd has been the most loyal Mobb Deep soldier of all time, having appeared on everything from Juvenile Hell all the way up to H.N.I.C. 2. His video appearances have been a lot less prolific however, considering he’s dropped eight solo releases on top of appearing on most of the Mobb LP’s (although he was MIA for the whole G-Unit era for some reason). If not for his trip to the pokey when his Episodes Of A Hustla dropped in ’96 we would have been blessed with visuals for “Recognize and Realize” and “The Usual Suspects”. Let’s take a look at all of the videos he’s blessed in a rapping capacity, because if Unkut doesn’t do it, who will?
Video: Ice Cube Now Likes Arsenio More Than The Bicenntenial
Cube Arsenio Int by YardieGoals
Check this appearance of Ice Cube on the new Arsenio Hall Show, as he explains why they weren’t seeing eye to eye back in the day and how Cube got into the movie game. Spotted via Miss Info.
Unkut TV: Episode 18 – Hannibal Stax Interview
On a sweltering summer afternoon in Manhattan, H. Stax talks about growing-up in East NY, the Gang Starr Foundation, memorable touring incidents, his memories of GURU, working with Marco Polo and the fate of his first crew, Fabidden Fruit.
J-Zone – Peter Pan Syndrome Album Review
There’s nothing like trying to “grow-up”, figuring out that being “mature” sucks and figuring out that maybe you weren’t such a screw-up after all. Such is the tale of J-Zone’s Peter Pan Syndrome, his timely return to rap following an extended period in the wilderness that is the “real world”. If you were a fan of the Old Maid Entertainment crew during the late 90’s and early 2000’s, you’ll be familiar with Zone’s dry sense of humor and love for ignorant rap, as well as ear for unorthodox samples and a razor-sharp chopping technique for this beats. It’s been nine years since he dropped his last solo project, and in the interim he’s learnt how to play drums, worked some shitty jobs and realized that the concept of “too old to rap” is some ol’ bullshucks.