Prodigy Taught Havoc How To Produce, Havoc Taught Prodigy How To Rap [N48H With Mobb Deep Teaser # 2]
This is Teaser #2 from "The Next 48 Hours With Mobb Deep," a two-part web series which goes behind the scenes during the release week of "Black Cocaine" EP. Follow Havoc & Prodigy on their promo run of "Black Cocaine." Mobb Deep's first commercial release in five years.
In this clip, Prodigy visits Hot 97's Juan Epstein Podcast with Peter Rosenberg, Cipha Sounds & K Foxx, where he explains that he taught Havoc how to make beats and Havoc taught him how to rap.
The Next 48 Hours is an original AllHipHop, JumpOff.TV & Tantrum Production.
The Chicago-based threesome is back once again, building momentum for their upcoming February 2012 mixtape, bell hooks, presented by Mishka and Mad Decent. Following their latest single, "Outlaw Culture," BBU brings us the Tony Baines produced track "Jumpers," showcasing their revolutionary sound in both their lyrical content and production value.
"For me it [the message] was talking about how most of the hip-hop you hear on the radio is still centered around money, consumerism, and portraying women in a negative way," explains Illekt. "This doesn't benefit or advance people of color in any way, so I touched on our day-to-day struggles, such as death, murder, poverty, and also how we are moving away from being a society of actual human interaction to a society that relies more on social networking to interact with one another. Also, I flipped some of the lyrics from popular artists, like Drake and Wayne on the radio and used them in a different way than they were originally meant to be used."
BBU wrote "Jumpers" in response to being told that they had to relocate to NYC in order to make it by "industry professionals" after their hit "Chi Don't Dance" made waves in the blogosphere last year. Says Epic, "We left that meeting like, 'Um yeah, there is no way in hell we leaving Chicago. TREATED!" He raps, "The recipe to success is to roll over / move to NY and claim that you a New Yorker / I'm from the 'Go homie, home of Hoover, not Hova." Over handclaps and a bluesy, twangy electric guitar sample, BBU's poignant rhymes and "go f*ck yourself" attitude convey each member's different message, while staying on the same wavelength and proving them to be a unique force to be reckoned with in the hip hop world.
Member Jasson Perez sums it all up perfectly when asked about the message trying to be relayed in the song, "Just that we know how to rap. And that we aren't that bad at it." Not bad at all.
The Brooklyn by way of Seattle rhymesayer Aaron Cohen unleashes "Up & Down", the first leak off his forthcoming mixtape, Crack. Production on "Up & Down" is supplied by North Cackalacka's Infinite Jeanius (Waka Flocka, Huey, Blood Raw). Stay tuned for more leaks and videos off Crack and be on the lookout for new music from AC that include guest features and production credits from the likes of Shady Blaze (of Green Ova), ASAP Ty Beats, KeyboardKid206, Yuri Beats, $1 Bin and more.
DTMD is busy making a couple videos for their recent album release but thought they'd remind everyone of just how dope their album is with this track featuring close friend Oddisee. It's also that time when people start making year end lists, so the 22 year olds, Dunc & Toine, wanted to offer a contender for Best Debut Album 2011: DTMD - Makin' Dollas.
Eloquor thrives as a storyteller, his tracks tell of both hardship and resilience, leaving behind a lingering sense of realistic optimism. Produced by Simplex, "Human Condition" explores the notion of attempting to reach a common ground based on the inherit similarities of all human beings.
MP3: Mayday x Black Keys = Sinister Kids Freestyle
Inspired by the recent release of the new Black Keys' album, "El Camino," ¡MAYDAY! hijacked one of their favorite joints from the Keys' last album, with an additional beard-a-fied guitar solo from Plex Luthor to close it out.
Video: Mardi Gra - Money (AUDACITY OF DOPE 1.5 Avail. 12/16)
Courtesy Langston S.
Watch DMV representer Mardi Gra's new "Money" video directed by D. Gold. This video was shot on location in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. "Money" can be found on Mardi Gra's upcoming mixtape Audacity of Dope 1.5 available on DatPiff.com December 16th.