When Motown meets hip hop, it’s most def love at first sight. Tennessee producer Amerigo Gazaway has been cookin up a mash-up series that he’s appropriately called Soul Mates, on which he crochets diverse sounds from musical greats of then and now. His latest endeavor unites soul legend Marvin Gaye and venerable wordsmith Yasiin Bey - better known as Mos Def - bringing a collab that we wish would have been into fruition. Today he dropped visuals for a cut from the project called “Ms Fat Booty.“ Check them out after the jump and tell us how you feel about the sounds of Yasiin Gaye.
Rav.P is an artist/producer that may represent both sides of the Hudson, but he does this music thing for the world at large … hence his other moniker Passport Rav.
He recently enlisted fellow emcees Julius Myth and NatNaiel for a track that the trifecta’s dubbed “flyN*ggaSayWHA.” The three self-proclaimed fly gentlemen (or are they?) make a lyrical exchange over some psychedelic production laid down by Rav.P himself.
Listen and download “flyN*ggaSayWHA” below, and as a bonus, check the footage of Rav.P’s very first live performance at the legendary SOBs after the break.
The New Jersey representative let go of his latest visuals yesterday for a track on which he narrates a no-holds-barred version of his journey in hip hop. Robbie liberates the demons that casted a shadow of doubt over the limelight in which he strives to find his place, declaring that ultimately, he will find his way.
Get acquainted with Robbie Maxx in the Ebb Friday-directed video for “The Intro” after the jump, and check out his website for errythang Robbie Maxx.
Killer Hip Hop had the opportunity to sit down with Cash Money-signee Caskey while he was in NYC this past weekend. The young Florida-native will be dropping his latest mixtape tomorrow entitled The Transient Classics. Learn a little bit more about the YMCMB representative and his new project after the jump, including why it boasts no fellow Cash Money features.
That 1982 duo presents us with a new track featuring actor and comedian Mike Epps’ artist Rico Staxx. Statik Selektah manned the boards for the new cut on which Termanology and Rico spit til their “All Done.” The beat is dope, as are the emcees bars, so hit the jump to take a listen, and download it here.
Stones Throw Records’ Homeboy Sandman is famous for his thought-provoking, politically-conscious, free-flowing lyricism. He intertwines all three in his latest track entitled “Illuminati,” for which he recently dropped some conspiratorial visuals. This is one of my favorite cuts from the emcee’s latest album entitled First of A Living Breed…Homeboy’s undoubtedly of a rare one. Take a look at the Bunny Bread-directed video above, and hit the jump for visuals of a more fun, upbeat Sandman record called “Whatchu Want From Me” as a bonus.
Veteran emcee Sha Stimuli enlisted Grammy Award-winning producer Focus… to exclusively man the boards for his latest EP The Motion Soundtrack. The album is #11 out of 12 volumes from Sha’s The Rent Tape series. The duo released “Famous” as the first single shortly before the EP dropped. “Famous” is a reality check for those obsessing over their Klout score and craving the spotlight. It’s an ode to humility, one of my favorites from the project. Stream “Famous” and all of The Motion Soundtrack after the jump, and if you like what you hear, support these cats and buy the album. Read more
Cash Money representative Caskey linked up with up-and-comer Bear to lay down a track called “Just Chill.” But don’t be misled by the title. These dudes bars are anything but lax. Production credit goes to Jersey-based ill beatsmith Myles William. Hit the jump to take a listen, and tell us what you think.
The only Angel I know with a murderous flow stepped into BET’s Backroom this past Wednesday. DJ Mecca of 2dopeboyz did the introductory honors for Haze who laid down her 16 over DJ Wolf-D’s “Answer The Phone” instrumental. Check it out above and tell us how you really feel.
Unsigned Jersey-bred emcee J.Y. is a rising artist to keep your eyes on. The 23-year-old talent reppin that Coalition teamed up with the BX’s own Frederico for a little “Ballgame 2.0.” The track lives on his junior full length album, The Slave Shift Falling Up. Get a a taste of J.Y.’s floetic flavor after the jump, and if you’re feelin it, make sure to download the album here.