Rising Brooklyn emcee Beast 1333 released his latest album, Medusa. The 25-track LP, which serves as his 10th effort, features only one lone guest appearance by his mentor, the iconic KRS-One. Needless to say, if KRS was willing to drop a cosign, it might be worth your time to give it a chance and check . . .
It’s only right that so many Phife Dawg tributes have emerged since his death. The legendary ‘5 Foot Assassin’ of A Tribe Called Quest‘s impact has been well chronicled both before and after his death, and KRS-One is the latest to add his perspective to the table with the releaes of “The Phife Tribute.” The Bronx . . .
KRS-One has been in the game for almost thirty years, and he still sounds hungry on his newly released Now Hear This album. The Bronx native uses his music to educate throughout the eighteen-track release. As always, the renowned emcee uses his powerful presence on the mic to great effect. Stream Now Hear This below. . . .
Grammy-winning Philadelphia band The Roots has a career that spans well over 20 years, and during those years they have created several solo albums, collaborative albums with John Legend, Betty Wright, and Elvis Costello. They have also been the official house band on Jimmy Fallon’s late night talk show since 2009. …and then you shoot your cousin is . . .
Renowned production duo Cookin’ Soul is back at it again, debuting a jazzy rendition of 2pac’s “Old School.” The boom bap-influenced reworking is a perfect fit for Pac’s lyrics, which pay homage to the likes of Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One, among others. Stream the Cookin’ Soul remix of “Old School” below.
New York conscious spitter Awkword has linked up with The DJ Booth and The Morgan Stanley Foundation to debut his studio album, World View. All proceeds from this project’s sale will go to Guns 4 Cameras, a nonprofit company seeking to eradicate gun violence. In fact, this project is being billed as “the first 100% . . .