Video: Your Old Droog – Nutty Bars
If you need me, I’ll be hanging around the comment section of this video until that crab who insists that Droog is ‘miming’ his rhymes turns up.
Spotted at ego trip.
Video: Diamond D feat. Pete Rock – Only Way 2 Go
Two ‘Best Producer’s On The Mic’ connect, politic, ditto.
Video: Food Warriors – 59th Street, Columbus Circle
Has Midtown got any got spots to chow down? Will the IC’s dine on swine or take the ‘healthy option’?
Video: Food Warriors – 125th Street
Shout out to your boy with the parrot on his shoulder as the IC’s continue to explore Harlem spots to grab grub from.
Video: Food Warriors – 145th Street
Dallas drops bars while Rafi keeps it CRC all day with his tucked shirt steez as the IC’s investigate grub up in Harlem.
Video: Royal Flush – Autobiography
Flush and Grand Papa Tra provide a clip for this stand-out from the Grand Capo LP.
Searching For The Akafella – The Akinyele Video Collection
Inspired by this Martorialist Akineyele Deep Cuts compilation, I began to revisit some of Akafella’s later work, and it turns out that it’s a lot more entertaining now that the bitter taste of disappointment of him abandoning the genius of songs like “Exercise” and “Outta State” for endless variations of songs about poon have since been blotted out by years of excessive liquor consumption.
You may have read a few years back that Ak opened a strip club in Las Vegas called Lollypops and claimed to have clocked $5 million in the first week. According to some comment section gossip, which I always take as fact, “Last I knew he owns a strip club on Queens Blvd. in Queens, NY. He got he start due to a an accident he had years ago & won the lawsuit.” This was followed up by another blog of questionable validity posting this:
“Akinyele made up the story that LolliPop’s strip club made $5-Million in one week for press. His planned worked, but the dude who put up the money is pissed because Akinyele didn’t mention his name in the press. How the fuck can LolliPop’s make $ 5-Million in a week? The place is as big as a cupboard. Dude kicked Akinyele, out of the club and banned him from the spot. He ripped up the contract between him and Akinyele, but Akinyele is going to fight him in court. They did have an agreement between them.”
Back in 2008, Ak told AHH that he’s been in the game for a long time:
“Akinyele: Aww man. My first club I started in probably 1995. I got introduced to that whole game by a friend of mine. I did it first just for fun. Just thinking, “Hey I can probably get girls to come in here and dance,” and I did it for straight up p****y. Then I realized it was a business.”
As for his film work, of Aktapuss: The Sexcom, Amazon customer W. Curtis Mcdonald Jr. wrote:
“This movie was’nt even worth the postage…A few scene with some tight Sistas is the only reason I did’nt throw it out of the window !!!!”
According to this story from last month, Akinyele Adams can now be found working as the general manager of Disco Rick‘s infamous King of Diamonds strip club. Sadly, the reality show that was talked about a few years back never came to fruition…
Video: The Alchemist – Shut The Fuck Up
Roffle Harris at this video. Rapper’s Best Friend 3 drops 30 September. Video directed by Jason Goldwatch.
Video: Timeless Truth – Out of the Loop
Catch the crew at Webster Hall on 3 September. Taken from the Dominican Diner EP.
Video: Psycho Les feat. Royal Flush, Tragedy Khadafi and Illa Ghee – Thunder Bells Teaser
This is the definition of Conservative Rap Coalition-approved rap. All four of these gentlemen do themselves proud with their vocal performances here.
Video: Your Old Droog – Just Rhymin’ With Skizz, Episode One
Good to see this fellow sporting a sensible polo shirt and a haircut you can set your watch to.
Video: Action Bronson – Easy Rider
“I heard your bitch still wears Ecko.” Good to see Action putting that VICE paper to good use.
Video: Ed OG – 2 Turntables and a Microphone
Pete Rock produced lead single from Ed’s next LP, After All These Years, dropping 9 September.
Video: Domingo Feat. M.O.P and GP100 – We Put It Down
Domingo‘s new album, Same Game, Different Rules is out on Tuesday. Be on the look-out for my extensive interview with the man to drop then.
Video: Spesh feat. Kool G Rap – The Meeting
G Rap just directed the video to this feature he did a few months ago. Apart from the Conservative Rap Coalition violation that is Spesh‘s bedazzled t-shirt, this is good stuff.
Video: Meyhem Lauren and Buckwild – Silk Shirts and Yellow Gold
Laurenovich unleashes a video for his project with Buckwild, which you can now cop on double vinyl. Directed by Oz Perla.
Video: Tragedy Khadafi feat. Starvin B and Royal Flush – Lazarus Pit
This ticks all the boxes for CRC approval:
– Trag and Royal Flush raps
– Non-progressive lyrical content
– Low budget video
– Classic loop
Video: Apollo Brown feat. Roc Marciano – Lonely & Cold
Bonus points for the Le Coq Sportif reference, although Marciano apparently wasn’t able to make it to the video shoot on some ol’ LL-missing-the-“Rampage”-clip type shit. Taken from the Thirty Eight LP.
Video: Him Lo – Lo Sama Him Laden [800lb Gorilla]
This is the second video from the free Counterstrike 2: A Decade of Unkut project, featuring Him-Lo Da Inapproriate stomping through Philly, as shot and directed by CRC VP richdirection for aunqueting media. Look out for Him-Lo’s Complimentary Snacks tape, dropping here in the near future.