First joint off The Notorious 9 mix EP. The Notorious 9 is 9 remixes of Big’s songs by yours truly w/ some of the hottest producers out today. Drops midnight 3/9/13 and features words from Datwon Thomas (Vibe), Jayson Rodriguez (content king, host of The BQE), Shaheem Reid (XXL, Shade 45), Rob Markman (MTV), DJ Goldfinger and Lil Cease.
When Sony’s MLB: The Show first hit the scene, it didn’t waste time establishing itself as not only as the best baseball game on the market, but as one of the best sports simulations period. Continue reading → Post ID 3163
It’s been awhile since we’ve ventured into the world of Laura Croft, 1996 to be exact, so I was more than curious to see how Crystal Dynamics would handle the reboot of Tomb Raider. Continue reading → Post ID 3156
Dope new trailer for Sony’s upcoming God Of War: Ascension. The single player demo drops later today which will allow players to explore and master Ascension’s refined and expanded combat mechanics, not to mention get a tantalizing taste of where Ascension’s story begins.
This dude has bars man, hopefully in 2013 the rest of the world comes to recognize this potent MC. Download his FreEP “Somewhere” and dap me later after the Block curb jump. Continue reading → Post ID 3145
I’ve been saying for awhile now that Troy Ave reminds me of early 50 cent. From the melodic hooks, raw street content, aggressive flow and the way he’s determined not to be denied, all reminiscent of when 50 was breaking in. Here’s his visual for “Lord As My Witness” off Bricks In My Backpack 3.
Is it the shoes? The people at Stance want it to be about the socks as well. Their NBA Legends collection, which is slated to debut at retailer Premium Goods during NBA All-Star in Houston, features iconic photographs of the legendary players in action alongside their respective team colors, providing the perfect style accent to make the socks a collector’s item. Peep some more pics from the collection under the hood. Continue reading → Post ID 3121
Quick backstory: I’m chilling in the crib one night and the wife tells me some cats are filming a video across the street from us. The song sounded dope, so I go outside, connect with this unsigned artist named Mickey Da Kid. A few days later he sends me the debut video for the song I heard that night. Peep “Want The World To See,” grab the mp3 attached and also check out his mixtape hosted by DJ Superstar Jay, From Crayons To Crowns.
I was just saying the other day that Ghostface would sound perfect over Adrian Younge’s compositions. Apparently they agreed as they present the first single off their upcoming collabo “Twelve Reasons To Die,” album due out April 16th. Sick.
The legendary Ralph McDaniels recently stopped by the Combat Jack Show to talk about his creation Video Music Box among other seminal moments in his illustrious career. I was raised on Video Music Box.
It’s the Box That Rocks! Ralph McDaniels, founder of the seminal Video Music Box talks thirty years of history. Highlights include how Big Daddy Kane shot someone causing him to miss “The Symphony” video shoot, how we wasn’t fucking with Mr. Magic at first, gunplay at NaS’s “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” video shoot, running with a young and grimy Russell Simmons, allowing a young Jay-Z to play hype man for the Notorious B.I.G. and how really good he is in these streets. This is #RapHistoryMonth b. #Newmanati.
Keeping up the critically acclaimed weekly freestyle series “Band Practice”, we present part 2: “Grew Up on Kool-Aid”, by Skyzoo. The track is another freestyle over Jazz production, in honor of the upcoming live concert “The Writings of Skyzoo”, orchestrated by a full 7 piece Jazz band.
The first entry from Skyzoo’s new “Band Practice” series is a display of a superior pengame. And we’re getting joints like these every Tuesday. Dope.
On Tuesday, February 19th, Skyzoo will present his LIVE Jazz concert experience ‘The Writings of Skyzoo’ at Harlem’s new hotspot MIST Harlem. As we lead up to his performance, Sky will be releasing an exclusive freestyle over a Jazz composition every Tuesday as a part of his ‘Band Practice’ series, beginning with today’s installment ‘Phone Calls’.
‘The Writings of Skyzoo’ will occur Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at MIST Harlem and will be hosted by Power 105.1′s Angela Yee. Skyzoo will be performing select songs from his extensive catalog alongside a 7-piece band, featuring Keyboardist Aaron Hardin (En Vogue, Pusha T, Eric Roberson), Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Jessy Wilson (John Legend, Keyshia Cole, Fantasia, Ledisi), R&B sensation Chris Turner (Esperanza Spalding, Bilal), Drummer Steve Mckie (Bilal, Robert Glasper, Vivian Green) and more.
Tickets are on sale now at www.MISTHarlem.com. Presented by MIST Harlem, The High End Agency, Middle Ground Arts and Steel Magnolia Group.
Raekwon was on Combat Jack’s show last week and hooked up with Just Blaze for a quick freestyle session. The result was epic. Just Blaze pulled out something retarded for the first part of the freestyle from his bag of tricks, Rae floated.