One of the biggest men in rap took it to new personal heights when he started training with CrossFit Games competitor, Garret Fisher (@garretmfisher).

That’s right.

Rick Ro$$ (@rickyrozay) is a crossfitter.

The promotional clip features Dave Castro (@thedavecastro) and breaks down just how Rozay got down with CrossFit.

The big man gets props over here especially after two seizures in 2011.

(via CrossFit)

Houseshoes – Live at NTS, 9/14/14

Houseshoes (@houseshoes) was one of the faves when Bundown did the Dillauary special two years ago on fuelgoodradio.

He unabashed thoughts on the lack of quality rap in the market, the handling of Dilla’s estate and his own gifted ear for A&R-ing artists for his own Street Corner Music make him an interesting and talented producer.

As a DJ, his King James Version mix stands as one of the best tributes to Dilla out here.

If you have bumped Let It Go, The Gift or any of the releases on SCM but haven’t heard him spin live, this will be a treat.

As an added bonus, here is his Boiler Room set in NYC:

(via Street Corner Music, Houseshoes)

OB Obrien – Schemin’ Up (ft Drake, P. Reign)

Coming from the Top Szn contingent of OVO Sound (@ovosound), OB O’Brien (@itsob) doesn’t stray far from the front door for assistance as Drake (@drake) and P. Reign (@preign) join him for his latest, Schemin’ Up.

OB is onto something. Kinda.

He has his own flow and manages to distinguish himself from the OVO stable – which is necessary for him to have his own identity.

His last single, Hazelton Trump, was featured on tue-mix: 7814.
(via Top Szn, OVO Sound)

D’angelo & The Vanguard – Sugah Daddy


Here it finally is…Sugah Daddy, the first official single released from D’angelo‘s (@thedangelo) long-awaited follow-up 2000’s to Voodoo.

Black Messiah was the title that was strategically alluded to online via Twitter, Instagram and Reddit since Thursday.

A teaser trailer had also been posted on YouTube that featured a sample of Dr. Khalid Muhammad.

RBMA made it official on Twitter when they announced that they would be streaming something new from Black Messiah.


The link went live early Sunday morning with only 1000 available for download.

Earlier this year, Nelson George conducted a Red Bull Music Academy session with D’angelo.

He debuted the track back in 2012 during his first run of European shows since wrapping the Voodoo tour and then gave it a North American debut at the BET Awards that same year.
(via RBMA, YouTube, Pitchfork, Twitter)
No, this isn’t a Rap release but to not acknowledge a brand-spankin’ new D’angelo wrekkid?

Nicki Minaj – Truffle Butter (ft Drake, Lil’ Wayne)

While he deals with his Cash Money problem, Lil’ Wayne (@liltunechi) finds time to post The Pinkprint bonus cut from labelmate Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj).

The beat comes courtesy of Nineteen85 (@nineteen85), who rolls with the OVO Sound (@ovosound) stable and worked the boards on Hold On, We’re Going Home.
(via Young Money)