As many of you have seen by now I will officially be leaving the nest and flying off to bigger and better things. The GowhereHipHop crew has asked me to come in and become one with the team and I have happily accepted. Running my own movement for the past two and a half years has been a sweet ass deal. I’ve not only come to discover and learn so much, I’ve also come to appreciate so much more as well. Hopefully you my homies will continue to ride with me. I love and appreciate every single one of you and you’re all a big part of my life. This site and the whole YNMD name and brand is literally you and none of these power moves would be possible without you, so I thank you greatly from the bottom of my soul. Now please join in and raise your glass with me….To a combination of great minds, may we be able to continue to bless you with and endless amount of quality music and our dedication to the game. Let us all live in this moment and soak in it. This only means great things ahead for you, the city of Chicago, and the universe. #BETDAT!
You already know the deal, I mess with the homie heavy. So yea…become a fan and god damn it do yourself a favor and keep up. Oh, and while you’re at it, go download “Young Sinatra.” #RattPack
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hmmmm….curious in hearing what the kid has in store now.
Odd Future Records is extremely excited to announce our first official signing, Young Ni**a. While our original intent was not to sign anyone to the label we simply could not pass up the opportunity to sign somebody this talented. Young Ni**a embodies the DIY ethic and persona of Odd Future along with a commercial appeal that transcends demographics. We will be premiering his first single today at 3pm PST on http://www.oddfuture.com
Wooooord……..Well God damn.
Great music withstands the test of time. Count “Audio Dope II” and “Address,” from Curren$y’s 2010 album Pilot Talk, as examples of that. Ski Beatz, the producer of the tracks, recently told XXLMag.com that the beats were a decade and a half old when he gave them to Spitta.
“We was in Jamaica with Stalley and Curren$y and I was about to make a beat, and Dame [Dash] was like, ‘Yo, why don’t you go to your hard drive? I know you got mad beats on your hard drive!’” he remembers. “I’m like, aight. So I went through every song. I had, like, thousands of songs on the hard drive. Hours. And I found ‘Audio Dope [II].’ I found ‘Address.’ And those were beats that I made in like ’96, ’97, some shit like that. I had never used [them], but they were always there.”
Surprisingly, Ski says not much was changed on either beat from their original form during from the Reasonable Doubt days. “We added a bassline [for both], and that was it,” he says.
Though those two were definitely gems, the veteran producer says he won’t be pulling any more tricks out of his hard drive. “I done went through the stash,” he laughs. “The stash is done.”
Keeping with his recent trend of pairing with artists for full projects, Ski recently teamed with Murs to produce the entirety of Love & Rockets, Volume 1: The Transformation. – XXL
Ohh…It’s your old man.
Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s iconic solo debut, Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version, is being re-released as a one-of-a-kind deluxe box set. The re-issue will be accompanied by a number of rare, limited edition, and value-added goodies, and will be available for purchase on November 22 via burgeoning imprint Get On Down.
The Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version Wallet Box includes a re-mastered double CD that includes original album as well as remixes, a capellas, instrumentals, and other rarities. In addition, there’s a vintage “On Tour” poster, extended artwork, promotional sticker, detailed liner notes, and an exclusive billfold wallet, where you will be able to put your complimentary laminated Ol’ Dirty Bastard food stamp card. “We all knew that if we were going to do this, we had to include a physical version of that card, there was no other way to do it,” explains Get On Down General Manager, Rob Reilly. “We really wanted the packaging to compliment the creative genius that is Ol’ Dirty Bastard.”
For Get On Down, it was important to make sure that the special edition transcend all types of fans. “The box set,” claims Reilly, “is a collector’s item for people who aren’t even collectors.” Get On Down, the self-proclaimed “music imprint for music nerds by music nerds,” has released and reissued over 50 albums, such as GZA’s Liquid Swords and Muddy Waters’ After The Rain. But crafting this ODB box set holds a special place in their heart. “We firmly believe Dirty was an icon,” says Rob Reilly. “There is truly no way anyone will ever be able to emulate that style of his. The rap game just is not the same without his presence.”
Purchase: Ol’ Dirty Bastard (of Wu-Tang Clan) – ‘Return To The 36 Chambers (Wallet Box)
Hopefully this means nothing but great success for the young up and comer. Shouts to DrivenByBoredom on the flick.
Childish Gambino, the moniker for actor Donald Glover, has joined the label as the first hip-hop Artist on the roster and is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on the debut full length LP, CAMP, due out in early November.
“There’s a tremendous sense of rock ‘n’ roll about Childish Gambino, an irreverence and an authenticity,” says Glassnote President Daniel Glass. “He fits in with our roster because he’s alternative.”
Childish Gambino has emerged as one of the most exciting young talents in music. With a unique blend of hip-hop with multiple genres, combined with lyrical genius, Childish Gambino has gone from a viral cult following to a mega sensation. Spin Magazine praises, “…[his EP’s] all have showcased Glover’s fiercely clever, plugged-nose flow, which recalls both Lil Wayne’s verbal skywriting and Kanye West’s vulnerable-braggart defensiveness.”
Childish Gambino has released two mixtapes,” I Am Just A Rapper” and “I Am Just A Rapper 2″ and in March 2011, Childish Gambino released an untitled EP that featured the hit “Freaks and Geeks”. Most recently, Childish Gambino wrapped the sold out I AM DONALD TOUR, played to over 10,000 people at the Bonnaroo Music Festival and is continuing to wow crowds at the travelling Rock The Bells Festival through October.
Ohhh…Lets see how long this lasts. Shouts to the good folks over @ the Dopehouse.
New York emcee PremRock and producer Willie Green have combined forces for a full length album, set for a Sept. 28th release date. The frequent collaborators have inked a deal with Isolated Wax Records for the self-titled album, which will boast guest features including C-Rayz Walz, Soul Khan, Open Mike Eagle and Has-Lo.
The two met at a New York City open mic in 2009 and worked together to record, mix and master Prem’s debut album “the build.” The record went on to gain considerable buzz in New York City as well as overseas as Prem completed a self-booked tour throughout 17 cities in Europe from London to Istanbul the Spring of 2011.
As for Green, few can match Willie’s prolific output The former standout drummer and Berklee College of Music graduate traded in his sticks for a drum machine, all the while turning in an impressive discography and laundry list of production credits over the past few years. Whether crafting a concept instrumental album such as “…Of Heroes and Villains” or working with both knowns and unknowns on production features, Willie indelibly leaves his mark on a listener’s ear.
Prem and Green will be following the release with an international tour, with US dates beginning late September and European dates in October. The duo provides a live stage show that will capture the energy of the record, with Prem on vocals and Green playing the beats live via drum machine.
Download: PremRock & Willie Green – Diary of A Dreamer
I always show love to my homies.
Last week Add-2, who is working on his newest project “Save.Our.Souls”, released a new song titled “Iron Mic” produced by Sundown of Actual Proof which received thousands of plays, downloads and posts on some of the top Hip Hop sites on the internet. The song traveled around so much that it found its way to one of Add-2′s biggest heroes, fellow Chicago native Common. Add-2′s song “Iron Mic” managed to get the attention of the legendary Hip Hop emcee who RT’d it to his followers and followed Add-2 on twitter as well. Add reacted by tweeting “Without a doubt @Common RT’ing my song “Iron Mic” is something I won’t ever forget. EVER. #ChicagoAllDay”. The good news continued to spread as Grammy award winning Producer 9th Wonder also tweeted the song and link to his followers.
Recently, a mysterious album titled Jesus turned up on the popular music site Bandcamp, uploaded by an artist calling himself “B”. Soon, the LP was discovered to be the latest work from enigmatic L.A. rapper Blu, and within hours, it was the talk of the blogosphere. The album was soon removed, but now it’s back, this time in physical form. New World Color is proud to present the latest lo-fi masterpiece from one of hip-hop’s most intriguing figures, in stores everywhere on August 30th, 2011.
Featuring production from Madlib, Alchemist, and Hezekiah, and an appearance from Planet Asia, Jesus features some of the most intriguing collaborations of Blu’s career. With fully mastered audio, plus CD and vinyl editions, this important edition to Johnson Barnes’ catalog will finally be heard as it was meant to be. Officially the debut for alter-ego “B”, Jesus is sure to satisfy the cult-like fanbase that’s been steadily growing around the artist most famously known as Blu.
Pre-order: Blu – Jesus (Album)
WOW! shouts to my homie Vick for putting me on. Hit the jump for more.
A man has admitted to being involved in the attack on rap star Tupac Shakur in 1994, inside Manhattan’s Quad Studios in November of 1994, after allegedly being paid $2,500 dollars by James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond. – AllHipHop