Gee Bag is celebrating 10 years in the business and to mark the occasion he has put together this little insight into his world. As the blurb advises this is “spontaneous day and night filming, captured on the spot with no rehearsal or prompting on the subject of Hip Hop music” and it was all put together by Addoink Vision.
Nas & Erykah Badu have worked together on the score for a movie that is apparently produced by Mr Jones as well. The Land is due out tomorrow in America and is ostensibly a skating movie, about kids using their boards to escape the streets. Continue reading “Nas & Erykah Badu: This Bitter Land”
Aesop Rock has always been pushing boundaries with his creativity and the promo run for his upcoming album is no exception. Linking up with frequent collaborator and illustrator supreme, Alex Pardee, he has come up with a series of partly animated promo films. Continue reading “Aesop Rock: The Impossible Kid – EP. 1 Sorry I’m Late”
One of the most innovative MCs in the game just released this awesome new video. Homeboy Sandman teamed up with director Pace Rivers to create this stop-frame style video for Life Support. The track is produced by Hugo LX and is a stand alone track, but watch out for a new Homeboy album coming in the spring on Stones Throw.
This is a bit special. The Boiler Room gang have released 360° footage of the immensely dope Run The Jewels set from the end of last year. Its an insane visual experience and a good way of getting a feel for what their shows are like, if you’ve never had the chance to catch them live (e.g. me). Word on the street/social networks is that RTJ3 is complete and will be landing in our ear holes very soon. Watch this space for more news as and when.
I’m not sure how you would have got through life as a rap fan without hearing about Organized Noise, but for those that aren’t too familiar, they are a pioneering record label from Atlanta.
Responsible for a slew of releases from the likes of Ludacris and TLC, as well as Outkast and Goodie Mob, they have been a huge influence since their inception in 1992. Continue reading “The Art of Organized Noize”
I have spent the past few days catching up on a lot of the documentaries I have been meaning to watch recently, including the excellent Rubble Kings. For those of you not familiar with its background, Rubble Kings is a film that shines a light on the world of gang culture in the Bronx, culminating with the Hoe Avenue peace meeting in 1971. Continue reading “Rubble Kings”
Something interesting just appeared in my inbox. Those clever heads over at Sektion Red have made a film about female hip hop MCs on the UK scene. Much derided over the years and always severely lacking in numbers compared to their male counterparts, female MCs have had it hard in hip hop full stop. Continue reading “Sektion Red: Artemis”
Scorcher of a new video from Caxton Press for “The Breakout”, which is the next track to be lifted off their debut album “Shame the Devil”. Continue reading “Caxton Press “The Breakout””
A big YES to this video from Modern Medicine. Live footage from their show at the Jailhouse in Hereford, at the start of April. Continue reading “Modern Medicine “Sound of War” Live”