Rap vs. Hip Hop 10/11/14, Mental Notes, 10/27/14

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.

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.
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Bruce launches blog

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Bruce Lord 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
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Mensa chats with Montreality

The Quebec-based blog sat down for what appears to be a blunted-stream-of-consciousness sesh with the Chiraq emcee.

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)
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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)
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BBNG and Ghostface collaboration due in February

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Toronto funk trio BADBADNOTGOOD and Ghostface Killah 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)
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