Video: Royce Da 5’9 – “Son Of Greg”

7 years ago view-show 301,752

Son of Greg is a thoughtful story about the origins of Royce and his current concerns. But the video, amusingly, features interludes wherein Jalen Rose (Nickel Nine's buddy?) talking to Joe Budden about his prep for the soon-to-be legendary battle with Hollow Da Don. Joe seems confident and ready with his Slaughterhouse friends backing him all the way.

Video: Joe Budden Interviews With Elliott Wilson

7 years ago view-show 346,203

Joe Budden explains his introduction to songwriting through battling and why he is so energized to take on battle champ Hollow Da Don. Get through the Elliott Wilson laugh and there are some somber anecdotes that define Joe. All bets are off for the pay-per-view event starring Joe as Goliath and the lesser known Hollow as David. Watch the interview and the trailer for the Hollow and Joe battle after the jump.

New Mixtape: Slaughterhouse — “House Rules”

7 years ago view-show 2,988,216
With anticipation growing for their forthcoming third LP, Slaughterhouse drops a new ten-track mixtape to hold their fans over in the interim. House Rules includes an impressive production lineup with instrumentals coming from The Heatmakerz, araabMUZIK, Harry Fraud, Nottz, and more. Stream and tracklist after the jump.

How NY Hip-Hop Died On 9/11

8 years ago view-show 1,132,263
what is cultural memory? news stories and internet videos are 3-minute clips. toddlers of the millennium can use a tablet before they know how to speak; instant fame has shrunk from the designated fifteen minutes to a few. the cycle goes: reality show star to porn debutante to burnt-out addict in 2 years. simply put, we're tired of remembering so we gave up on it.  

Kendrick Lamar: King of New York?

8 years ago view-show 3,606,273
It’s been over a month since Kendrick Lamar shook the Rap world to its very foundations with his verse on Big Sean’s “Control”. If you have been hiding under a rock and have not heard the song, Kendrick claims the title of King of New York while appearing to take shots at J. Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Wale, Pusha T, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Big Sean, Jay Electronica, Tyler, The Creator and Mac Miller. Rappers from every section of the globe bolted to their Twitter accounts and their soundproof studio booths to respond to the Compton native’s jabs. Some applauded Kendrick for giving rap a much needed shot in the arm, while others took things a bit more personally and made response records.