We are happy to announce that Mad Decent rapper RiFF RAFF's episode of soap opera classic One Life to Live is now available on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes! In this episode, RiFF RAFF plays "Jamie Franko", a smooth talking art dealer from Miami who spices things up in Llanview.
South Jersey's Ricky Rude and Los Angeles' Glasses Malone are quite possibly hip-hop's 'Odd Couple.' On Ricky Rude's new track, "Good Mood," which samples the theme song from the classic sitcom "The Odd Couple," the New Jersey troubadour trades bars with YMCMB's Glasses Malone, as they tell listeners everything that puts them in a good mood. The song is a well-combined mixture of braggadocio and feel-good vibes, setting the mood for summer festivities. Ricky and Glasses are set to release a video for the song later this month. The song will also be featured on Ricky’s upcoming mixtape, "The Unprofessional Professional."
Bizzy is already prepping for a banner year in 2013, as Nelly took the young emcee under his wing and featured Bizzy on his latest mixtape, ‘Scorpio Season,” on the track “Like Dat”, which also featured Trae Da Truth. Nelly & Crook also released a viral video for the record that has over 200k online views.
Video: The Uncluded (Aesop Rock & Kimya Dawson) "Alligator"
Courtesy Jim M.
After months of anticipation, The Uncluded's debut album Hokey Fright is out now via Rhymesayers. The Uncluded are rapper Aesop Rock and singer-songwriter Kimya Dawson, and Hokey Fright is the duo's first collaboration album; all 16 tracks were written, performed, and recorded entirely by Aesop and Kimya, except for one guest drum appearance by James McNew of Yo La Tengo on "Delicate Cycle."
Apollo Brown is back it! His newest group with Verbal Kent and Red Pill dropped their first single today on NahRight. The track, "Graves", is a nasty blue collar joint that lyrically stares down the reality of living in a rigged system and having to grind day after day until you're six feet under. A heavy beat & poignant rhymes.
It's a Tribute to the White Girl Mob where Brooklyn's Dayo responds to comments made by V-Nasty regarding whether or not she lied about Dayo's paternity towards an pregnancy, and in fact whether or not she's ever even met him.
Hieroglyphics Announce Release Date for "The Kitchen"
Courtesy Hiero Imperium.
Hieroglyphics has been simmering for days with the scent of sonic sustenance emanating from that place where hip hop warms the heart and stimulates the mind. The Kitchen.
The Kitchen LP is an album that blends the ingredients of archival audio, new music and collaboration between turntablism, beat chopping and lyricism together to form an original authentic entree for your ears to devour and digest. For this special project Hiero has enlisted the skills and support of Sacramento based DJ and beat chopping crew The Sleeprockers. They bring the skills of master chefs dealing with quality ingredients to create a concoction of seamless yet eclectic flavors for the rare hip hop palate In the process, The Kitchen has come to embody a space for experimental collaboration that knows no limits or boundaries while maintaining a sense of respect for the tradition that these recipes come from.
Hieroglyphics and The Sleeprockers are cooking in The Kitchen. This should be encouraging to the hungry hip hop and Hieroglyphics fan because the time to eat is coming soon.
Get your plate, knife, fork and spoon ready for a July 16th release date.