Common comes through with another No I.D. produced heater as he drops his latest single “Speak My Piece” off his upcoming Def Jam debut Nobody’s Smiling. With a chop on Biggie‘s pun from “Hypnotize” lining the hook of this bouncy flame, Com puts in work on the mic over a fairly minimal track from his Chicago brethren. The Chi-town tandem are getting ready to drop their highly-coveted collaborative Nobody’s Smiling LP on the masses July 22nd. Peep Common and No I.D.’s latest offering “Speak My Piece” below.
CineFix’s ongoing video series, “8-Bit Cinema” gets a new installment. This time around it’s for Quentin Tarantino’s 2003 and 2004 revenge slasher, “Kill Bill.” Watch in 8-bit glory as Beatrix Kiddo wreaks havoc on her ex-assassin comrades before finally taking out Bill with the infamous five point palm exploding heart technique.
Mobb Deep combines forces with Ghostface Killah on the remix of their gritty single “Dirt” off the recently released The Infamous Mobb Deep LP. Its a righteous and proper collaboration from a laundry list of other featured on the album, including Nas, The LOX, Snoop Dogg, Bun B and Juicy J. Get your neck-brace strapped up and stream their Ghostface Killah aided “Dirt” Remix below.
Anyone that’s been skateboarding for a while will tell you that the act is equal parts mental and physical. Chase Gabor subtly toys with this abstraction in the latest delivery from The Berrics and RED Cameras‘ “REDirect” series, presenting his submission. “Reverie” is laid in two parts, one destructive and one constructive, both touching on the mini ramp fantasies of perhaps the ultimate skate rat. None other than the inimitable Daewon Song stars to make reality from dreams, literally bursting bubbles with the magic flip of a board. Enjoy “Reverie” above.
“Filth” is a first listen to J Dilla‘s upcoming 40-track box release, titled The King of Beats (Ma Dukes Yancey Collector’s Edition Box Set) due out this summer. The track comes as an apt introduction for the project as it offers an interesting insight into the creative process Dilla takes when doing what he does best, as heard through candid rhymes and experimenting flows. Have a listen for yourself above.
Video footage has recently surfaced in Colin Read’s independent skate video, “Tengu, God of Mischief”. Skating by Piro Sierra, Connor Kammerer, Justin Clady, Tommy St. Germain, Cooper Winterson, Bill Pierce, Leo Valls, Alex Davis, Eby Ghafarian, Allen Ying, TJ Sparks, and Koki Loaiza. Original music, made entirely of subway sounds, by Jacob Ireland. Cover photo by Allen Ying.
Ab-Soul‘s long awaited sophomore record These Days is here, giving Ab his own seminal piece to stand on. Feast on a free stream of Ab-Soul’s latest star-lined project These Days below and if your ears are pleased go cop it today via iTunes.
Alexis Diaz recently took part in Montreal’s Mural Festival. The Puerto Rican Artist worked on the impressive large scale mural depicting a highly detailed winged creature. The mural took around a week’s time to complete.
Rally driver Guerlain Chicherit recently attempted to break the world record for longest ramp car jump. Equipped with multiple GoPro cameras, the gripping clip shows “one man confronting his own mortality, and ultimately experiencing a moment of what we can only describe as grace”. This video is serious! Watch to see what happens.
We present to you the newest chapter in DJ Neil Armstrong‘s Original All Out King mixtape series. It’s a sprawling refresher course on the art of sampling, and pairs legends like Nas, Snoop Dogg, Biggie, Kanye West, Gang Starr, Jay-Z, J Dilla, A Tribe Called Quest and just about every other legend of the last 25 years with the crate-dug tracks they’ve flipped. Listen and check the tracklist below.
Mac Miller drops the single “Melt” featuring Schoolboy Q and Pete Rock. The track arrives in time to mark the 1-year anniversary of the release of his Watching Movies with the Sound Off LP, which arrived on June 18, 2013 via Rostrum Records. The track features Miller and Groovy Q peppering killer wordplay over a floating production from the Chocolate Boy Wonder anchored by a fat bass line and a bit of hip harp. Check the track below to listen to “Melt.”
It seems as if everyone has caught the World Cup fever, and rightfully so, as skate legend Bob Burnquist drops his latest viral video, “Dreamball.” The Brazilian native mashes the world of football and skateboarding together in one gnarly session that puts Big Bob’s striking precession on notice. Just as he’s done with the board for so many years, Burnquist makes every trick and kick look effortless.
Black Milk would love to have you believe he’s just a producer who drops rhymes from time to time, but anyone who’s listened to the progression of his rhyme skills from Sound of The City to now, knows he’s much much more than that. On this track Milk displays the growth of his artistry with this new jawn, “What It’s Worth.”
DJ Scratch applies his signature touch to a Nas classic with the arrival of “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” (DJ Scratch Remix) from the ScratchMatic LP, dropping July 4th. The forthcoming Nas tribute project features classic Nas acapellas over original beats from DJ Scratch. The first single from the upcoming release, the “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” remix spreads the lyrics from the Illmatic favorite across a thumping true school slapper that features a sample of Pharaohe Monch‘s stutter-stepping wordplay from the 1999 smash “Simon Says.” Check the track below to listen to “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” (DJ Scratch Remix).
Action Bronson‘s daredevil antics extend into the culinary realm in the latest installment of his web series Fuck, That’s Delicious. On today’s episode, you enter Queens bomber’s lab as he does the prep-work for what seems to be shaping up as a formidable discourse in backyard BBQ from the former chef. Midway through his cilantro chop and lime-roll, we find burly Bronson reminiscing about a trip he made down 95 for a medley of Caribbean and Southern delicacies, literally ordering the menu at Clive’s of Miami and smashing a face-sized chip-wich as a palette cleanser for what might have been the mightiest chicken and biscuit sandwich this foodie’s ever seen at a North Carolina late-night diner.
He topped it all off with not one, but two unconventional cheesesteaks from Philly’s Paesano’s, but the coup de gras comes as Bronsolinio takes us back into his own kitchen for a peek into his guacamole and grill game. Its another hazy stroll through the impressive culinary wits of music’s most devout and impartial consumer of deliciousness. You can peep the episode in its entirety below.
Joey Bada$$ and Chuck Strangers convene to drop a quirky jam for those avowed to a life of burning the loud with the arrival of their new track “So High.” The track was originally recorded for Joey’s Pro Era dense Summer Knights mixtape, which dropped in 2013. Back from the cutting room floor, “So High” resurfaces as a loosie with a relaxed groove that makes it perfect for the lazy days of summer. Keeping with the cooperative model, Chuck Strangers handles production and splits duties on the bars with Joey Bad. Check the track below to listen to “So High” from Joey Bada$$ and Chuck Strangers.