Netflix has done well over the past few years with their selection of hip hop documentaries, with films like Time is Illmatic and The Art of Organized Noize giving us some great insights into particular eras of rap. Now the mighty Mass Appeal have announced their own docu-series, which promises to explore the global impact of hip hop culture. Continue reading “Mass Appeal: Rapture”
DJ Shadow ft. Nas: Systematic
There is now a video for the new track from DJ Shadow and Nas; a collaboration that seems long overdue. Systematic was made as part of the soundtrack for Mike Judge’s latest comedy show, Silicon Valley. You can download the track here.
Nas: I Am (The Has-Lo Version)
A few days ago Has-Lo announced that he had found some old remixes he mad of Nas’ I Am album. Being the gent he is, he has released them into the wild for our listening pleasure. There are some gems there so make sure you get involved before the opportunity vanishes. Continue reading “Nas: I Am (The Has-Lo Version)”
DJ Khaled ft. Nas: Nas Album Done
We’ve finally got a video for the Nas Album Done joint and it is a goddamn spectacle, largely thanks to DJ Khaled who is in full baller mode throughout. It’s nearly nine minutes long with only about four of those minutes being actual music. I won’t say any more, just enjoy it.
Nas & Erykah Badu: This Bitter Land
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”
J Dilla ft. Nas: The Sickness
This track featuring the killer combo of Dilla and Nas on a Madlib beat, was doing the rounds a few weeks ago, but now the good folks at Mass Appeal have given it the video treatment too. The Sickness is a bonus track lifted from Dilla’s latest posthumous release The Diary, which is available to buy on iTunes now.
ZR vs. QB: Zilla Rocca Remixes the Best of The Bridge
Can’t fault the new project Zilla Rocca has released, as he takes on some of the best rap to come out of the Queensbridge area and gives them all the remix treatment. As a founder/pioneer of noir hop, you know what to expect from these tracks and I am happy to say there is not a single note of disappointment on there. Continue reading “ZR vs. QB: Zilla Rocca Remixes the Best of The Bridge”
Is Your Old Droog Actually Nas? No
Your Old Droog: Free Turkey
New track from Your Old Droog got released yesterday, with the message that an LP would follow ‘sooner or later’. Whether or not Your Old Droog is in fact Nas , the music is good so that is all that really matters. Free Turkey is produced by EL RTNC and Droog.
“Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap” Documentary
This is the trailer for the upcoming documentary “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap”. Continue reading ““Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap” Documentary”