The D.I.T.C. crew comes through with the Bink! rework of “Da Enemy”, featuring the Harlem legend Big L and Fat Joe. The second and final leak from the group’s The Remix Project boasts a soulful string-loaded strut, embellishing upon the bare-bones boom-bap of the original and providing a bit sweeter of a backing for the heavy “Fvck The Police” wordplay. Its a righteous remix from the Roc-A-Fella vet, adding perfectly to the arsenal of remixes the collective his getting ready to throw our way. The Remix Project is set to drop at the top of next month, so be sure to keep that ear to the ground, and listen to Bink! flip “Da Enemy” with the Harlem bomber Big L and Fat Joe.
Big K.R.I.T. returns with the new self-produced single “Mt. Olympus” from his forthcoming Cadillactica LP. The track, a bass heavy treatise with sweeping strings, finds K.R.I.T. stutter stepping his way through a list of sharp criticisms that touch on everything from Kendrick Lamar‘s “Control” to swagger jackers and southern MC’s. Sparing no feelings, K.R.I.T. kills the track with considerable aplomb and sets the bar high ahead of his highly-anticipated sophomore LP, which is slated to drop via Def Jam this fall. Check the track below to listen to “Mt. Olympus.”
Building upon a concept last seen in Banksy‘s eleventh art installation, “Sirens of the Lambs,” which took place during his New York residency last year, the UK street Artist has released this illustration showing a meat truck filled with stuffed animals. Taking to his website to unveil this new piece, the illustration continues to make satirical reference towards the meat industry with Muppets peeking out in horror. While no information has been released with the image, “Meat Truck” could hint at more possible work under the same theme.
Slum Village connects with some fellow Detroit fam as they tap Black Milk and Frank Nitt for “We On The Go,” the latest single to drop from their upcoming Vintage EP. Black Milk lives that double life as he joins the ranks of rhymesayers putting verbiage over his own intricately sculpted production, providing an apt follow-up to the group’s mercurial Jay Dee produced lead-off “Yes, Yes.” The SV crew’s Vintage EP is already seeming like a winner, but I guess we’ll have to wait a bit and see as the official release is slated for June, with no concrete date as of yet.
Putting the “B” in BASE jumping, Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen from the acclaimed Soul Flyers set out to break a world record by jumping from the tallest building on the planet, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Practicing for a week in Switzerland on a mountain, the two French daredevils took a helicopter to the skyscraper’s highest point, over a half a mile from the ground, and leaped off to a very safe landing.
Set to air on ESPN2 this Saturday, April 26 is the Judd Ehrlich-directed documentary, We Could Be King, which follows the riveting true story of two rival Philadelphia high schools, Martin Luther King High School and Germantown High, who are forced to merge due to budget cuts.
Produced by Tribeca Digital Studios in association with the DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation, the doc follows the team’s young, rookie coach and the school’s new principal as they fight to overcome odds and inspire their young players to come together and lift each other toward a better future.
Joey Bada$$ comes through with two-minutes of fury on his latest drop “Mr. Wonderful”, a one-off named after UFC star Phil Davis’ ringside moniker, which will play as he makes his way into the octagon this weekend. Its a brooding, dark offering that finds the young microphone champion putting up his verbal lyrical dukes over a tuff Kirk Knight production.
DJ Premier takes his expert chop to the track that started it all; none other than “Diggin In The Crates” from Showbiz & A.G. The iconic cut gets the hand of the mighty Preemo, replacing the stripped down funk of the OG cut with some of that classic soul stamp, taking the track from ’91 to ’96 in one ill flip. This strings & keys-loaded offering was gifted to us from the upcoming D.I.T.C. Remix Project, featuring reworks of truly timeless material from the NYC camp’s stars (Big L, Fat Joe and Diamond D to name a few) by studio champs like Alchemist, 9th Wonder, Apollo Brown, Lord Finesse, Marco Polo, Buckwild and more. The D.I.T.C Remix Project is due out May 7th via Slice Of Spice. Rock with Premier’s remix of “Diggin In The Crates” below.
Making its debut at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, Rolls-Royce has just released its one of a kind Pinnacle Travel Phantom. The two-tone special edition Phantom features a custom Silver Sand and Madeira Red paint job as well as a “coachline featuring an abstract motif of a streamlined train traveling at speed.” Furthermore, the interior cabin boasts a total of 230 laser cut wood veneer pieces, leather door cards with 24,633 individual stitches, lambswool floor mats, and Morello Red leather seats matching the exterior of the vehicle. Check out the special edition Rolls-Royce Pinnacle Travel Phantom and stay tuned for more from the ultra luxury automaker.
Here’s a look at the best 10 dunks of the 2013-2014 NBA season. Highlights of the list include Clipper’s power forward Blake Griffin, who made the list twice at #10 and #5, the buzzer-beater by Tobias Harris of the Orlando Magic and Pacers’ Paul George with his unopposed 360 slam. Taking the honors this year for the top spot was Terrence Ross of the Raptors with his long distance work-around against Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried.
Friday marked the opening of Nychos’ new solo show at Fifty24SF gallery. Apart from the impressive mural he painted in San Francisco, which was followed by a second mural, the Austrian artist made his way across the bay to Oakland for a third piece. Finished just in time for Easter, the large-scale mural depicts an ridiculously detailed, massive levitating rabbit.