The 100 Best L.A Rap Songs [Complex]
From Long Beach to Glendale, Venice to Pomona, the L.A. rap landscape is as interconnected as its highway system, as diverse as its scenery, and as reliable as its climate. Herein is a selection from the rap ecosystem’s first 30 years with equal…
Spin Magazine gives you the first chance to stream the brand new album from Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, member of Oakland clique Hieroglyphics. I’ve got big expectations for this one myself so make sure you feel the stream and cop the album when it drops next Tuesday.
J Dilla’s newest posthumous work is out now! The tracklist, compiled by Ma Dukes herself, looks dope as fuck and features some of Detroit’s finest as well as some of the newest artists to come out of the D. Make sure you pick it up
Who? DJ PREMIER & PETE ROCK
Where? EAST RIVER PARK, NYC
When? AUGUST 22, 7-9PM
Event website: http://lyricistlounge.com/
SummerStage celebrates the 20th anniversary of the acclaimed hip-hop brand, Lyricist Lounge. A respected part of hip-hop music and culture, Lyricist Lounge has hosted hundreds of live showcases featuring the best up and coming talent while acting as a career platform for many of today’s superstars. Lyricist Lounge hosts a night featuring two legendary DJs battling it out for turntable supremacy.
(Via DJ Premier Blog)
Some humour to get you through your day.
9th Wonder has teamed up with DJ Booth to put out an instrumental tape featuring 40 brand new beats. Click through to purchase via DJ Booth ($9.99) or stream.
Oh No, Madlib’s younger brother and fellow beatmaker, has just dropped the artwork and tracklist for his upcoming album OhNoMite.
1.) “Ohnomite” Intro
2.) “Real Serious” f/Evidence and Alchemist (cuts by DJ Romes)
3.) “The Guns” f/Guilty Simpson, MED and Pok Dog (cuts by DJ Romes)
4.) “Time” f/Roc C and Chino XL
5.) “3 Dollars” f/MF Doom
6.) “Let’s Roll” f/Damani
7.) “Stop” (Interlude)
8.) “Hallucinations” f/Prozack Turner
9.) “Sound Off” f/Termanology & Ea$y Money
10.) “The Escape” (Interlude)
11.) “Whoop Ass” f/Sticky Fingaz (cuts by DJ Romes)
12.) “Ohnomite Jazz”
13.) “The Hitmen” f/Roc Marciano
14.) “Touch It” f/Frank Nitt
15.) “You Don’t Know Me” f/Rapper Pooh and Phil Da Agony
16.) “Dues N Don’ts” f/Jose James and Phife Dawg
17.) “Piano” (Interlude)
18.) “Runnin’ The Show” f/Erick Sermon
19.) “Ohnomite Outro”
Make sure you support the real and cop this when it drops on June 5th.