I decided to combine some dope artwork for you to check out into one post. First is the cover for the new D-Block album No Security set to drop on June 2. The other covers are re-designs of the classic Wu-Tang album covers by designer Logan Walters. The designs were done in the style of the stylish Blue Note Record’s albums. I personally like the old ODB album version better, but the rest are dope. Here are the first seven of the total 21 he plans to re-do.
With Smoke DZA and Pete Rock's collabo album on the horizon, the New York duo is showing no signs of slowing down. Today, the Don't Smoke Rock collective premiered a soulful track entitled "Milestone" featuring Jadakiss, Styles P and BJ the Chicago Kid via Complex.
Like clockwork, Jadakiss is back (this time riding solo) with another weekly track. Al-Queda Jada drops bombs over Cam'ron's Just Blaze-produced instrumental "The Roc (Just Fire)" as part of his #T5DOA freestyle series on "Two Curse Words."
Ghostface Killah and BADBADNOTGOOD's collaborative project Soul Soul officially drops February 24th and looks like fans are getting a treat early, as they've shared the entire album. There are twelve total tracks and there are features from MF DOOM, Danny Brown, eLZhi, and Tree. You can stream Ghostface Killah and BADBADNOTGOOD's Sour Soul after the jump.
Wu-Tang Clan get all political and topical with their music video for "A Better Tomorrow" the title track from their new album, which you can stream in full right here. For "A Better Tomorrow," the Clan utilizes scenes of protesters in Ferguson and New York reacting to the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner, respectively. In addition the visuals include President Barack Obama's reaction to the events. It closes with a list of people who were reportedly killed by police. Peep the visuals for Wu-Tang Clan's "A Better Tomorrow" after the jump.
Legendary comedian Chris Rock is certainly no stranger to hip-hop. The South Carolina born, Brooklyn raised comedian has published a list on his website documenting his 25 favorite rap albums, cowrote and starred in the 1993 film CB4 which parodies gangsta rap, appeared on rap songs by Ludacris, Ol' Dirty Bastard, and Ice Cube, and in the past has even criticized contemporary rap. But perhaps Chris Rock's hip-hop pinnacle was reached in 2010 when he appeared on Kanye West's now magnum opus album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Rock was asked by 'Ye to appear on the song "Blame Game," in which Rock provided an extended monologue. So maybe Rock is a little bit biased when he recently called Kanye's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy as the "greatest hip-hop album of all-time" in a HOT 97 interview. Check out the full interview after the jump to see what else Chris Rock had to say.