Jay Boogie‘s latest mix series, Rap vs. Hip Hop, is now available for listens.
The new series focuses specifically on new releases, album cuts, b-sides and classic joints.
The first instalment of Rap vs. Hip Hop features new releases from Saukrates (@biggsoxx), P. Reign (@preign), The Alchemist (@alchemist), Halo (@halotheemcee), DJ Dez & DJ Butter (@djdezandres @iamdjbutter), Madchild (@madchild57), J. Sands (@thefakejsands), Ali Shaheed Muhammad (@alishaheed) and Funky DL (@funkydlhiphop).
Rap vs. Hip Hop follows on the heels of his other ongoing Who Stole the Soul? and fuelgood cloudcasts and the Think : Common, The Electric Lady Suite and The Business tribute mixes.
All are posted on his Mixcloud page.
Bruce launches blog
Bruce Lord (@ishaboibruce) has got his own blog up and running.
The music blog covers rap, as well as more club-oriented fare, so throw that on your Favourites list
Mensa chats with Montreality
The Quebec-based blog sat down for what appears to be a blunted-stream-of-consciousness sesh with the Chiraq’s Vic Mensa (@vicmensa).
Most importantly, Mensa touched on what can be expected from his Traffic debut full-length, referring to it as “anthemic” and promising a “real blend of you know, hip hop and rock & roll…and like, funk here and there.” (via montreality.com, youtube.com)
Teddy Riley, DJ Eddie F talk Big Tyme
RBMA featured the making of Heavy D & The Boyz‘ sophomore – and most successful – album as seen through the eyes of two of its most important contributors.
Definitely an insightful look at the bum-diddly-diddly-diddle-dee. (via redbullmusicacademy.com)
Toronto funk trio BADBADNOTGOOD (@badbadnotgood) and Ghostface Killah (@ghostfacekillah) rocked the rap world when they revealed a new joint, Gunshowers – with assistance from Elzhi, to boot – that would serve as the advance to a full album from the two acts.
They hinted at the project when they dropped Six Degrees earlier this summer featuring Danny Brown on Lex Records, which will also release the album. (via soundcloud.com/badbadnotgood)
The popular rap podcaster sat down for an in-depth gabfest with SoSoDef founder and respected rap producer Jermaine Dupri (@jermainedupri).
During the interview, Dupri revealed a long relationship with hip hop culture – a fact often overshadowed by his role in the grooming of pop/rap gimmicks like Kriss Kross and Da Brat.