Stream Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip’s Abstract & The Dragon, the tape that introduced us to “Thank You” and the still-bubbling potential of the long-standing duo’s collabs.
The most powerful manager in hip-hop, Paul Rosenberg, hosted a call with RIck Rubin about his involvement in MMLP2 and his approach.
Rosenberg is one of the few interviewers brave enough to question someone whom he also respects, and not make it about his particular taste…but about a whole interest group in hip hop. Here he sits with Kanye West during this now-legendary press run. Then Ebro comes in to fluff himself.
Bam Bam and the Statik Selektah chop it up on Turkey Day.
Zane Lowe sits with Pusha T and records an audio interview. Thirteen minutes of pushing.
I don’t know if you heard King Los before his “Control” freestlye. Congratulations if you did, because I hadn’t. Anyway, I caught up. This kid is one of the best doing it, hands down. He needs no introductions but here is a complete list (compiled by Reddit users) of every King Los freestyle murder.
This is good. and not just unnecessarily busy with clicks and beeps and lasers. Timbaland’s rapping is less muscular than Timbaland though.
The South’s forgotten man, Yo Gotti, lets go of a free stream of his I Am LP, which is set to drop on November 19.
The project features more notable guests than you may expect, including J. Cole, YG, Jeezy, Rich Homie Quan, Ne-Yo, Wale, and Meek Mill.
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Quelle Chris, reppin’ all that’s good with rap, blesses us with his new tape in a year when he seems to appear on almost every noteworthy project. Click the stream and enjoy. Hat tip to Mello Music Group.
Kendrick Lamar reflects on good kid m.A.A.d city a year later in this interview on the sources of his inspiration, and his subsequent reflections.
Detroit is releasing amazing hip-hop music. Crown Nation, Quelle Chris, Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Danny Brown and a whole roster of gritty, rocky, sooty rhymers are giving “homegrown” a place in rap music again. This socially-relevant and wholly irreverent tape by Denmark Vessey titled Don’t Drink The Kool Aid will be in the rotation regularly through the fall (courtesy DJ House Shoes and Dirty Science). Do yourself a favor, and play.