On Monday December 8, 2014 Detroit’s newcomer Dej Loaf, best known for her smash hit “Try Me” hit the stage at SOB’s in nYC with Boldy James, Kiyanne, and Spank Jus Bizness. iHipHop was on hand to document the event. Click through this slideshow to see photos of the night’s event. All photos by Lauren Gesswein.
Royce da 5’9″ and DJ Premier have been keeping busy for the last few months, working on the release of their collaborative album PRhyme. The tandem of Royce and Premo have teased a few tracks, including the intro cut and “Courtesy” as well as the visuals for “U Loopz.” The project is duo out December 9th but you’re in luck as they’ve made it available for stream via NPR right now. PRhyme features guest spots from artists the likes of Schoolboy Q, Mac Miller, Common, Killer Mike, and Jay Electronica. Peep the stream after the jump.
True hardcore sh*t for your lazy Sunday afternoon right here. Detroit hip-hop links up for the “All Madden” music video, which has Phat Kat, Elzhi, and Guilty Simpson taking the fantasy world of say Grand Theft Auto into the real world. The visuals for Phat Kat’s “All Madden” has guns and violence as all three spit bars relating to brute force and animalistic savagery. For example, Elzhi goes in with this gem: “You can’t see me when I blackout even with night vision.” Damn! Peep the visuals for Phat Kat’s “All Madden” featuring Elzhi and Guilty Simpson after the jump. The cut is taken off of Kat’s Rededication to the Sucka album which is out now.
Over the summer, Eminem promised that his Shady Records imprint would release a compilation titled Shady XV for Record Store Day Black Friday, November 28th. And now Em is treating everyone with the comp’s second track, the Detroit rap heavy “Detroit Vs. Everybody”. The track, loaded with many all-star Detroit rappers, is sure to make the D proud. Em is joined by Royce Da 5’9”, Big Sean, Danny Brown and DeJ Loaf for the Motor City anthem. Listen after the jump!
Oh god, oh god! Big Sean’s come up revolves around freestyling on radio shows, which ultimately lead to his signing to Kanye’s GOOD Music label. So it’s no surprise that he absolutely goes off during this freestyle on the Cosmic Kev show. Seriously, check this out Big Sean haters and doubters. Video after the jump.
The standout track from Big Sean’s recent four song drop gets a pretty stylized visual in the form of a lyrical video. The lyrics to the DJ Mustard, DJ Dahi & Kanye West produced “I Don’t Fu*k With You” is presented right in front of your computer screen for an easy singalong. In case that’s what you wanted. Check it out after the jump.
If there’s one thing there’s never a shortage of in hip-hop it’s The Simpsons references. And we’ll gladly take as many as we can get. Acclaimed independent hip-hop label Stones Throw is taking it one step further for their “Cassette Store Day” pop-up by dropping The Simpson Tape featuring Guilty Simpson and Oh No. Check out the track “Rap Stampede” from the project after the jump.
Detroit’s Black Milk is due to release his new album, If There’s a Hell Below October 28th and he has taken the time off his busy schedule to share a single from the forthcoming release. “Gold Piece” features Houston legend, the Trill OG, Bun B. If There’s a Hell will also feature the likes of Pete Rock, Blu, and Random Axe. Check out “Gold Piece” after the jump.
After signing with Jay Z’s Roc Nation management company, Detroit rapper Big Sean promised fans that he would drop new music. And looks like he has kept his word. Sean went on to drop four brand new songs, including “I Don’t Fu*k With You” which features E-40 and is produced by Kanye West and DJ Mustard. Another track, “Paradise”, was produced by Mike WiLL Made It. Stream the four tracks below.
Big Sean laces Common with a great hook and refrain for another single on his Speak My PieceRead More
Boldy James offers this preview of his song on Nas’s Mass Appeal compilation tape. He’s doing numbers so that’s “crunchin,” which continues the theme of creating new slang that he started on his M.1.C.S mixtape. He follows in a long list of guys who would be pretty okay without any rap money. He lets you know why too. Track after the jump.
The reason I think Trick Trick possibly threatened Eminem and Royce to be on this track is inconsequential. But let’s just recognize that they don’t belong on a twerking song with him, that their verses sound like they were applied without knowing what the beat was and that Trick Trick only fits with these lyrical giants geographically and not in terms of talent. Anyway, twerk that, pop that after the jump.
Detroit’s own Cormega huster flow, Boldy James, releases this video from the Alchemist collab project My 1st Chemistry Set. He nicknames everything because he’s ‘Moochie.’
The great Denmark Vessey, of Detroit fame and mixtape brilliance, has a new joint called Cult Classic you need to hear. It’s available for purchase and download tomorrow. Produced by Scud One.