Check out the short promo video above and make sure you take grab that free download for the newest track “That Man” (prod. by Jehf Slaps) over at itslurock.bandcamp.com or soundcloud.com/lurock . The song is featured on the soundtrack for the short indie film “The Man on the Highway” releasing soon. The new project is in the works so be on the look out for more tunes to be released.
With TDE’s front man dropping his official album today I had to follow it up and present the majority of Ab-Soul’s performance live from The Fox Theater. Soul recently did his thing in Pomona for the BET Music Matters tour. If you aren’t familiar with his work I suggest you pick up and check out Control System.
Check out the clip below to get an insight look into Kendrick Lamar and company behind the scenes. Kendrick’s first official album drops today too so make sure you visit your local retailer and pick that up and support real music. West Coast.
Collective State was live on hand to catch Kendrick Lamar and the rest of the TDE camp for the BET Music Matters tour. Below is the majority of Kendrick’s set. More footage coming soon so be sure to check back. Hiii Power.
ItsTheDaily x Collective State TV was live for the recent Fly Society show on Friday night at On The Rox. Members consist of Terry Kennedy, HIT, & producer Fuzzy Fe. Rapper Boogz Boogetz was also in attendance as the group took the West Hollywood stage. Check out some of the photos from the coverage below. Video of the event coming soon.
Smoke DZA comes through and drops his newest project K.O.N.Y
This is definitely a sick project that is worth your FREE download. By far one of the best DZA projects he’s dropped. Righhhhhh! Check out the track list below to see the production credits. Download at LiveMixtapes.com
1. K.O.N.Y. (prod. DJ Dahi)
2. JFK (prod. Lee Bannon)
3. Still Ashin’ f. Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y & Dom Kennedy (prod Harry Fraud)
4. Still On f. Fat Trel (prod. 183rd)
5. Butta Rice (prod. Harry Fraud)
6. Weed Raps f. King Chip (prod. 183rd)
7. Best Seller (prod. Ski Beatz)
8. G.otham F.uckin C.ity f. Joey Bada$$
9. Fish Tank (prod. Lee Bannon)
10. Diamond f. Ab-Soul (prod. Kenny Beats)
11. Out Here f. Vado & A$AP Twelvyy (prod. 183rd)
12. Don’t Fuck Around Crew f. NymLO, Al-Doe & Den10 (prod. 183rd)
13. Illest Nigga In Nebraska (prod. 183rd)
14. K!NG f. Big K.R.I.T. (prod. Ski Beatz)
15. Livin’ (prod. Ski Beatz)
I noticed track #12 wasn’t available on livemixtapes but when the official track list was released it was on it. Wondering why the track didn’t make it?
CLICK HERE to check out this cool clip of Just Blaze detailing some of his thoughts on his sample selections and meeting some of the artists whose work he’s used.
Just tells a fascinating story about how he met the guy who wrote Bobby Glen’s “Sounds Like A Love Song”, which he sampled for Jay-Z’s “Song Cry”, while the guy was driving him somewhere in LA and recognized his name on the paperwork. He also speaks on other artists that he’s sampled that he later met or spoke to and how they they benefited from the proceeds of the Hip-Hop tracks that resulted. Finally he speaks on the influence of esteemed composer Galt McDermot and some of the many artists that sampled his work. Gasface will soon release the documentary,Looking For Galt, check out the trailer after the jump.
Gunplay calls into Power 105’s Breakfast Club to speak on the altercation at the BET hip hop awards. Lets just say his description of the way it played out in comparison to what the visuals show is very different.
CLICK HERE to see video of TMZ catching up with 50 Cent who appeared to be unfazed by the altercation as he landed in New York following the BET Hip Hop Awards Show in Atlanta.
Here is another angle that was previously released first of the altercation. However, this video shows what happened after the fight was broken up and Gunplay was pepper sprayed…..he ran in the direction of 2 Chainz trailer.
Sidebar: I’m starting to lose faith in humanity. Either people are filming vertically or just shaking the shit out of it to where everything is just a blur. We have to do better.
You can’t really see clearly what exactly is going on here but just at the beginning of the video you can see a visibly upset Rick Ross looking like he’s ready to go. Ross can be seen just before he goes out of focus taking off his chain like he wants to fight….with numerous police already trying to tone the situation down in the hallway. If you look close you can see DJ Drama in the back as well with a concerned look on his face. Once Rick Ross passes him DJ Drama continues down the hall and books it to go do his radio show before being shouted out by the camera guy.
It’s sad that in the aftermath a perfectly good mirror was destroyed for apparently no good reason. Somebody is looking at some possible bad luck I suppose. Here is DJ Drama’s most current response on the matter he shared with Hip Hop DX.
Here is the video footage of DJ Drama speaking on the confrontation he witnessed after leaving the venue to go host his radio show.