The ever elusive MF Doom has reemerged with a track called “Notebook 00 – Negus,” featuring the late, great Sean Price. Doom is going to be releasing one song per week, for the next fifteen weeks. The project, which is called The Missing Notebook Rhymes and will release via Adult Swim, will include “all new . . .
Sean Price passed away in 2015, but his legacy lives on in the hearts and minds of many. “Definition Of God” is the first single from his posthumous album, Imperius Rex, which will release at some point this year via Duck Down Records. The gritty emcee shines again over dramatic Stu Bangas production, and even . . .
As of today, it’s been an entire calendar since the passing of Sean Price. Remember his talent and passion with the previously unreleased “Rap Professor.” It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year of Sean Price’s unexpected passing. The gritty, polished lyricist left a lasting impression on many people. In memory of his impact, . . .
Jazz, blues, and hip-hop are all genres rooted in blackness, so it’s not surprising that they often overlap in modern music. McKinley Dixon‘s “Bare Knuckle” combines different facets of all three genres in his newly released “Bare Knuckle,” which features a posthumously released verse by the legendary Sean Price. For those who are unfamiliar, Sean was . . .
When we look back on the year that was, particularly in hip hop, we would be remiss to not give one last nod to one of hip hop’s legends that won’t be with us in 2016. Sean Price passed this year, and the outpouring of love from his fans all over the world has been . . .
The good people on You Must Learn sat down with legendary Brookyln duo Smif N Wessun to discuss their relationships with Biggie and Tupac, going to high school with Maxwell and Sean Price ,being inspired by the work of Roy Ayers, and what the Doghilee actually was. According to the press release, “You Must Learn was recorded . . .
Bone Thugs, also known as Bizzy Bone and Krayzie Bone, follow up last month’s album, New Waves, with a video for their reflective single, “Change The Story.” The cinematic video includes shots in front of murals of iconic hip-hop artists such as Sean Price, The Notorious B.I.G., and A Tribe Called Quest. Watch the video . . .
McKinley Dixon‘s Who Taught You To Hate Yourself? album is hip-hop, but it features authentic instrumentation that makes it feel like a live orchestra concert at times. The Richmond, Virginia emcee crafts his verses and picks his beats with equal care, resulting in a cohesive product that will appeal to more than just rap fans . . .
I want to address a common misconception I hear these days. It’s about the concept of “tastemaking,” or “curation.” Whatever over-used buzzword you want to call it. A lot of complaints in regards to the concept of this selection process center around the fact that it allows a small group of people to [unfairly] dictate or influence . . .
Toronto-bred bass maniacs Zeds Dead have teamed up with Freddie Gibbs to make a new ethereal emotive cut, “Back Home.” The tune is the first on Zeds Dead’s newly announced label, Deadbeats. It’s not the group’s first forray into hip-hop as they released mixtape on Mad Decent a few years back called Victor, and they’ve worked with Sean Price. . . .
Glide into the weekend with ESSNTL‘s latest edition of Earth To Your Brain Radio. As you would expect, the latest edition is full of the expected mix of lesser known gems, slick remixes, and current hits. This is the last installment of Season 4, but we’re nowhere near finished. Read a quote from ESSNTL below, . . .
A lot of times critics lament the lack of recognition received by some of the most talented artists. Skyzoo and Torae certainly are qualifiers, if skill is part of the discussion. To say that their collaborative Barrel Brothers LP is highly anticipated would be a massive understatement. The New York veterans have been releasing singles . . .
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% . . .
It’s that time of the year again. The 58th Annual Grammy awards will be held in Los Angeles on February 12th, and the Recording Academy has released all of the nominees for this year’s ceremony. It should come as no surprise to see Beyoncé and Adele leading the pack. It’s good to see Chance The . . .
Film Noir is on the tips on everyone’s tongues. Founded by BNJMN, krs. And Oshi, three producers that had a monster 2014, the label has quickly reached heights that plenty of similar labels have taken years to reach, in the space of four months. With almost twenty extremely talented producers and DJs on the label’s . . .