The duo of Royce da 5'9" and DJ Premier, also known as PRhyme, will be dropping a deluxe version of their self-titled debut album from last year. The project will feature new collaborations with the Roots' Black Thought, Joey Bada$$, Logic, and, on the track "Highs and Lows," DOOM and Phonte. The track, produced by DJ Premier, was recently premiered on Beats 1, which can be heard after the jump.
Last month, 9th Wonder and Talib Kweli -- under the pseudonym Indie 500 -- were graciously joined by West Coasters Problem and Bad Lucc. Today, they're sharing the powerful visuals from their latest track, ''Which Side Are You On'', featuring another pair of guests in Tef Poe and Kendra Ross. Furthermore, Kweli revealed the concept behind ''Which Side Are You On'', as well as it's moving video. Kweli says the song ''pays homage to those murdered by the police over the past year and those who have taken a stand'' and that the video -- which contains footage from the Ferguson Rocks and Ferguson Is Everywhere fundraiser -- features Tom Morello, Bun B, Common, Outernational, Cornel West, Pharoahe Monch, Jasiri X, M-1 of dead prez and K'Valentine all of whom ''participated in the August concerts''. You may hit the play button on ''Which Side Are You On'' after the jump.
Super-producer 9th Wonder and all-around stand-up emcee Talib Kweli, better known as Indie 500, are finally sharing the first offering from their collaborative project in "Pay Ya Dues," which features a pair of West Coast rappers, Problem and Bad Lucc. No word as to when their highly-anticipated debut project will drop, but alls we know is "Pay Ya Dues" is the jam and the production, handled by The Soul Council's Eric G, is dope as hell. Go ahead and peep "Pay Ya Dues" after the jump.
The Jamla camp is lacing us with a dope new collab, which serves as a leak from GQ's forthcoming project, Rated Oakland. On "Count'em Up," GQ links up with Nipsey and Big Pooh over a 9th Wonder production. Hit the jump to take a listen.
Nipsey releases his Crenshaw project. The 21-track tape includes features from Dom Kennedy, Rick Ross, James Fauntleroy, Slim Thug, Skeme, Z-Ro and more. Hit the jump for the tracklisting, stream and download link.
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.