Nipsey Hussle starts off the week with more music. He’s joined by Buddy on “Status Symbol 2”.
Nike SB comes with a novelty colorway of its Dunk High, dubbed “Raw Meat”. The colorway is meant to look like raw beef with a marble style print, balanced out with a white Swoosh and matching sole. The insole reads “Fresh Quality” in gold. The Nike SB Dunk High “Raw Meat” is available now online for $110 USD. Find them if you can.
Donnie Trumpet and Chance The Rapper celebrate the one year anniversary of their critically acclaimed 2015 Surf LP with a 10 minute mix entitled “The First Time.” Packed to the gills with a grip of unreleased material from the “Surf Sessions,” the compilation is a total treat for fans of The Social Experiment. Trumpet, aka Nico Segal, dedicates their latest to the fans that have been riding the wave since day one and refers to the track as “an ode to the era.” “This is a collection of unused Surf pieces… Thank you to everyone who’s still listening and growing with the music.” Check the track above to listen to “The First Time,” and grab the Surf LP via iTunes.
If Joey Purp’s new iiiDrops mixtape holds up to the first couple of leaks, and I expect it will, this should definitely be on your list of new projects to check out. The 11-track tape features Chance The Rapper on “Girls @,” plus additional appearances from Mick Jenkins, Saba and theMIND, Teddy Jackson and his Save Money brother Vic Mensa.
“Devastated” is certainly a departure from the throwback stylings of his debut album B4.DA.$$, incorporating some more contemporary sonic textures ripe for your Memorial Day weekend cookout. Pick up a copy of his debut album on iTunes today.
Five years after Mac Miller dropped one of his biggest mixtapes, Best Day Ever, the project is being re-released as a commercial album to celebrate its five year anniversary. The rapper’s former label, Rostrum Records, will re-release Best Day Ever as a remastered album, one as a deluxe CD, vinyl and digital download. The 16 track album features production from Chuck Inglish, Just Blaze and ID Labs, as well as guest appearances from Phonte and Wiz Khalifa. It also features his popular cut, “Donald Trump.”
Youtube team, Dude Perfect, returns with an epic new episode they call “World Record Edition”. In a single day, the guys break multiple Guinness World Records, with an official Guinness Adjudicator on hand to witness each one. They go after titles such as the world’s longest basketball shot made with your Head, longest blind folded hook shot, longest sitting basketball shot, longest behind the back shot, and the highlight of the video, the world’s highest basketball shot. This video is insane!
Following reports of Snoop Dogg resurrecting his Doggy Style Records imprint, he confirms its return with a self-explanatory mixtape, The Return of Doggy Style Records. The project boasts 30 tracks, featuring a slew of Artists, including Kokane, Suga Free, LT Hutton and Davion Da Great, to name a few. Stream The Return of Doggy Style Records above now.
Earlier today ESPN debuted a commercial for the upcoming NBA finals featuring The Roots. Now the full track has been released for your listening pleasure. Check out The Roots “Champion” (2016 NBA Finals Theme Song) below. With the conference championships still raging on both coasts, this should get you in the mood for the finals.
John Berry, an original member of the Beastie Boys, died Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. at a hospice in Danvers, Massachusetts. He was 52. Berry is credited with coming up with the name Beastie Boys when they were teenagers. He attended the Walden School in New York with Mike Diamond. The group formed in July 1981, with Berry and Diamond joined by Adam Yauch and Kate Schellenbach. The first Beastie Boys shows took place at Berry’s old loft at the corner of West 100th Street and Broadway in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, where a small crowd gathered to hear the fledgling hardcore punk band.
Berry played on the Beastie Boys’ first seven-inch EP Polly Wog Stew, which was recorded at 171A studios in November 1982. He left the group shortly after, followed by Schellenbach in 1983. Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) replaced both members. Berry was a member of several other bands, including Even Worse, Big Fat Love, Highway Stars and Bourbon Deluxe.
The Beastie Boys did not neglect Berry’s role in the band. When they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, Horovitz read a speech by Adam Yauch, who died later that year at age 47 of cancer. Yauch’s speech mentioned John as a formative member of the band’s early years. It’s a sad day, no doubt, but the thought of Berry and Yauch banging heads in the afterlife will get us through. RIP John Berry!
On June 17th, Nature Sounds will reissue DOOM’s Special Blends Vols. 1 & 2 for the first time since its initial 2004 release in very limited quantities (1,000 to be exact.) And to ready your ears and hearts for that day, the Brooklyn label has offered us a taste of a rare flip from DOOM; one that takes Method Man’s namesake Enter The 36 Chambers track and puts it to the wispy full breeze float of “White Willow Bark” off Special Herbs Vols. 5 & 6, which loops The Blackbyrds‘ “Love is Love.”
1000volts is comprised of Redman and DJ/Producer Jayceeoh.
“The 1000volts project is a new experience for me working with Jayceeoh! I’m an artist, not a rapper… so my musical genres and library is way beyond the normal rapper. I’m always ready to venture into new music.” – Redman
“1000volts is a dream project for me. If you told me ten years ago that I’d have a group with the legendary Redman, I would’ve never believed you. It’s an honor and an incredible experience to be working with him in this capacity.” – Jayceeoh
Theophilus London makes his return with this brand new single “Stay.” Theophilus picks up right where he left off with the spacey experimental sounds; the replay value is high on this Greg Wells produced jam. The track is said to be the first single off of Theophilus’ upcoming project, NY THEO, his first since his 2014 LP, Vibes.