Last month, Props To Hip Hop put on a stellar performance at Sullivan Hall in NYC. The supergroup threw together live performances of some of the most classic and reputable songs of the 1990′s. The show was titled “Classic Singles” and classic it was. Bringing the finest emcees New York City has to offer along with a live band and a raging crowd was the perfect medicine for a rainy night. Stay up to date with Props To Hip Hop as we choose the next group you want to see us pay tribute to. Check the video at the jump!
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Drake is really giving in to his obsession with Aaliyah recently. It was recently reported that Drake just spent some time getting a tatto in honor of the late R&B singer, and now it seems that the two have come together to put out a post-humous collaboration which works so well that you’ll start to remember why you were so sad that we lost Aaliyah in the first place. The track is down tempo, and Aaliyah carries it for the most part with Drizzy stopping in for a quick 16. Definitely check out the track below.
Queens native and newly minted Stones Throw Records artist, Homeboy Sandman teams up with producer Oddisee to release this uptempo, mile a minute track that was released yesterday through www.stonesthrow.com. The song is called “Watchu Want From Me?” and it serves as the first single off of his upcoming Stones Throw full length debut, First Of A Living Breed which is set to drop on 9/18/12.
Snoop has just changed his name to Snoop Lion after undergoing what he calls a spiritual and artistic rebirth in Jamaica. He developed a traditional reggae style while recording his album Reincarnated in the Caribbean country
“I have always said I was Bob Marley reincarnated,” Snoop, 40, told reporters at a news conference, according to The New York Times. “I have always been a Rastafari.”
Does this mean he’s done with Rap?! I don’t think so, at least not with the comment he made - ”I could never become Snoop Lion,” he says, “if I wasn’t Snoop Dogg first.”
Here’s a creepy first single from the upcoming project from Harlem’s own ASAP Crew. The track is called ”Bathsalts”, and in case you’ve been under a rock for the last year, you know already that ASAP Crew is the crew behind young rap sensation ASAP Rocky. The track features the recently pertinent named duo, Flatbush Zombies who have been handing out bathsalts left and right in Brooklyn in hopes of bringing the zombie apocalypse to reality for their own marketing purposes (kidding).
For what it’s worth, there is an unauthorized biographical musical in the works about the life of Notorious B.I.G. It seems that the producers of the show just got caught for shoplifting at a Barnes and Nobles and the Chris Wallace estate is less than thrilled with the whole thing…but, like I said…for what it’s worth, there is something brewing here. Full story here.
I looked past this yesterday, cause it seemed to ridiculous to be true…but it is! Tyler The Creator & Toro Y Moi have teamed up to release a cool, mellowed out track with Tyler spitting some clumsy game to some dream girl, and Toro serenading the listener quitely in the background. It sounds like an odd pairing when you say it out load, but on record it kinda fits. Check it out below.
This is a MUST download for Blu & Exile fans. I don’t think I’m alone when I say that I can’t even keep up with all of the back and forth with Blu’s releases recently, including his recent work with Exile under the album title Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them. Now that album is set to be officially released on September 4th and the duo plans to first hit fans with an EP entitled Maybe One Day and this track “A Man” is the lead single off of that EP, as well as the upcoming LP (Give Me My Flowers…)
Here’s a leak from the new Kendrick Lamar album, which will be his major label debut. The album is called good kid, m.A.A.d city. This track is called “Swimming” and is set to appear on the upcoming album. The odd part about the track, if you’re familiar with Kendrick’s style, is that the song appears to be a club joint about drinking and “taking it to another level”. Not necessarily the subject matter that we’re use to hearing from Kendrick, but other than that it’s very much in the Kendrick style. Peep it below.
Two Brooklyn staples team up on a new track that is set to be featured on the upcoming mixtape Moshula by Das Racist. The track features underground hero Talib Kweli, and the title of the track is “The Actual”. Go here to download the mixtape and for more info, otherwise stream the track below.