Don’t Smoke Rock out right now aka Young Tommy Gibbs and his Father lol.
“I like Future, but I don’t want to do that style & I’m not going to do that style b/c I don’t need to!”
The God of Hip-Hop Beats (along with Pete Rock of course) sat down with Planes and Pigeons and discussed the present state of NY rap from his perspective. Primo mentions the hefty amount of new music coming from so many “Joeschoes” (what I like to call them lol) presently in the rap game flooding the market with horrible versions of the style and sounds we grew up to. Preem also mentions the wack trap music that currently has NY/NJ artists sounded like other regions to the point where we’re surprised to know that the artist is from here.
He noted a few NY spittaz doing their thing such as Joey Badass, Dave East & Young M.A., whom his former manager, Phat Gary told/warned us about years ago even before the end of Headquartaz/old D&D Studios around the time Premier’s PRhyme LP dropped in 2014 w/ Royce 5-9.
This was a great read and clip b/c everytime I ask heads, “who’s the Top 3 or Top 5 new rappers doin’ it up out here?”, most get puzzled up. So few weeks ago I thought of dropping my version of The Best Top 5 New NY towards end of the year, stay tuned for that as well as Primo’s upcoming LP with the legendary MC Eiht of Compton’s Most Wanted, and a new solo album and documentary starring favorites like Nas & Jay Z detailing the history of D&D/Headquartaz studio entitled “Last Session at 320.”
The God drops like 2 to 3 projects per year I swear, no exagg either. Planet Asia returns and lets loose “Mack A Mill” ft. Ronello Cash produced by Dirty Diggs. Off his latest album “Egyptian Merchandise” which arrives Dec 8th 2016. You can pre-order the album here.
Our Brother Red Pillar talks to Underground Railroad’s Bro Rich and weighs in on Kanye and his multiple personalities as a gemini and compares him to Trump. Red says Ye changed after his mom passed also calls out his circle as yesmen including Jay Z and Jay Electronica implying he “has fallen from greatness” while decoding how and why “yesmen” exists. Pill also co-signs J Cole’s “False Prophets” and adds that Kanye has homo tendencies.
One of my Top 5 Best New MC’s outta New York all the way live from Buffalo is Conway (The Machine) performing (with his right face still paralyzed) on Halloween night during GxFR’s It’s Gettin Spooky showcase. Con brought out his younger brother/CEO of Griselda Records, WESTSIDEGUNN, alongside hiphop living legends Meyhem Lauren & Prodigy of Mobb Deep, with sounds provided by super producers Daringer & DJ Statik Selektah. Wish I could have made it out to Buff in person, maybe next time.
This past weekend in Miami, Yasiin Bey announced that he has two new albums on deck that he will be premiering during his upcoming performance at The Apollo Theater on December 21st. Speaking with Miss Info on Public School NYC’s WNL Radio broadcast, Bey revealed the impending release of As Promised, his long-awaited collaboration with Mannie Fresh, plus another new project called Negus in Natural Person. Read More…
During a recent sit down with Angie Martinez on power 105.1 FM, Cam’ron (around the 16:07 mark) reveals how he wants to see his audition tape b/c pulled out a real gun during his classic Paid In Full role as Rico. Even more surprising, Killa admits that he was chosen over Nas, Noreaga, plus many other hip-hop icons who apparently auditioned for the role as Harlem’s Alpo.
Cam also talks getting paid only $8500 for the role (which is more than Chris Rock’s debut role as an actor in Eddie Murphy’s “Boomerang”), his relationship lately with Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, his lawsuits, Uncle Murda, Dave East, a joint collab EP/tour with A$AP Ferg, and a slew of upcoming mixtapes coming top of next year before his next new project on Sony around March, 2017.
Juelz Santana gets Dave East and vocals from the incarcerated GS9 Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel for a new one called “Time Ticking” produced by Jahlil Beats. Also included is the new video for “Up In The Studio Gettin Blown Prt 1 & 2.” Read More…