R.A. The Rugged Man is not only one of hip-hop's most respected lyriscists, he's also a sometime film producer with a specialty in 80s B movies and horror flicks. MTV asked him to review "The Lucky One" for their "Next Movie" series (which has previously featured David Banner, Three 6 Mafia, Tanya Morgan, and more), and his response to the sappy chick flick is predictably hilarious. Check out the link below for R.A.'s thoughts on the movie and it's star, Zac Efron (or, as R.A. calls him, "the kid who looks like Justin Bieber.")
In the coming months, League510 will drop their new project Slumps & Fist Pumps. To get fans ready for that full-length, group members T.K.: Other Realm, Knowitall, and Mk Smth will release a string of free tracks and videos – some will be pulled from the album; others will be non-album loosies – the first of which is the non-album track, "Representa."
"We wanted to make an anthem for Oakland," explains League510, "an anthem for the whole Bay." The song is produced by T.K., who got creative in sampling one of the Bay's biggest national hits in some time, Kreayshawn's "Gucci Gucci," while the League takes turns spitting Bay-centric bars. "Everywhere I go, it's still business," raps Knowitall, "A's on my New Era snap-back."
TOPE and V1 CREATIVE drop brand new visuals for CELEBRATION produced by Devonwho off of TOPE's new album UNTIL THE NEXT TIME WE MEET now available on iTunes and Bandcamp. UTNTWM is TOPE's sophomore solo album featuring LA rapper TiRon, Amigo/Amiga label-mate Kelli Schaefer, crew members Epp, Calvin Valentine, Prem and more!
Video: Don Cannon Presents GT Garza - "Callin' Me"
Houston native GT Garza is putting the finishing touches on his next project, The Don Cannon hosted "Batteries Not Included 2." The project will include features from Z-Ro, Brian Angel of Day 26 and production from Trakksounds and more.
Adrenaline Helix is the second video from Jayroctomologist's debut album "Pretty Gyal Dutty Tricks" - available in iTunes now. Combining spirited delivery and witty metaphors, this up-beat anthem abstractly describes the difference between the real and the fake.
It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. Episode #170 is A 25 Minute Audible Treats Showcase. They're one of my favorite PR firms, they've been hooking us up with promo materials and podsafe music for years, so this week I've decided to shine a spotlight on some of the diverse roster of artists they represent. You'll hear from League510, Beeda Weeda, Roach Gigz, A.Dd+, Illmaculate, and more along the way! Thanks for listening and remember to share the show with a friend and tell them to check it out every Tuesday on RapReviews.com! Don't forget to subscribe to our RSS newsfeed and follow us on Twitter so you never miss a new episode. PS: This is a commercial free episode. No animals were harmed in the making of this podcast.
Free MP3 & Album Release: Topp - "View From The Topp"
"View From The Top", released on 3-13-12, is Michigan producer Topp's latest album and brings you beats by Topp, laced by Detroit's finest. It features Royce Da 5'9", Joe Budden, Trick Trick, Bizarre, Kuniva of D-12 and many more.
Get your free copy of the track "Going" featuring Nametag below and support the art by purchasing the album via iTunes.
From Old Scratch Records comes the new Patience Price smash "Classic," off of +Adrenaline & Vodka+. A&V features six new tracks including "Birds," "Charlie Boozer," "Classic" and more! ! Listen to "Classic" right now.