Banks lets go of the tracklist and production credits for his Drama-hosted F.N.O. (Failure’s No Option) tape, set to finally drop on Halloween. Features include Styles P, Vado, and Raekwon. Full tracklisting after the jump. Read More
Is there anything that the cast alumni from “The Wire” can’t do? First, they appear in the indie comedy smash Newlyweeds (check your local theaters for info). Then, cast stand-out Tristan Wilds a.k.a. Mack Wilds has a hit with “Own It” trotting all over the charts. Here, he performs an album cut “U Can Cry To Me,” which features Staten Island cohort Raekwon. Is The Chef on everything right now or what? He’s on his ’05 Ghostface sh*t.
Rae and Ghost are leading the Wu Tang resurgence, and even though Regis Philbin pronounces the name ‘Kae-ron’ in an early blooper, this kind of look will last more than he knows. Plus, I couldn’t think of a better nickname for Regis than “The New ODB.”
the unofficial tag-team is one of hip-hop’s quiet victories over other forms of music. while rock and jazz and r&b is often replete with dual acts like the singer and the drummer, or the keyboard player and the bassist, hip-hop tends to thrive on the power of the individual voice.
Legendary alive. Reminding everyone who originated the concept behind Drake’s homage on NWTS is Raekwon. Glad someone in that age bracket is still interested in rapping powerfully (ahem, Hov).
The Chef and famed producer Scram Jones link up for a compilation tape which includes some of their hottest collaborations over the past few years, as well as some never before heard unreleased joints. Read More