Starlito stars in a (short) “rap musical” featuring a handful of his recent (more emotionally charged) material woven into a story. It’s like that one time Jay-Z did one big, relatively cohesive, music video montage. Much like Jay, Lito stands as one of the only rappers who could have me sit through and actually enjoy such a cinematic endeavor.
Sit back and enjoy Reasonable Emotion, directed by Charles M. Robinson:
Tommy Kruise is one of those guys who immediately shoots up to the top-5 of your “people to whom I’d mention the spaceship when news of the world’s impending destruction arises” list, within 5 minutes of meeting. If not, fuck outta here, because he’s one of our favorite people on the planet. This isn’t only because he falls into the rare case category of “beyond exceptional” talent, both as a DJ and producer, but because he’s also a genuinely nice and super hospitable dude. This “a day with” video VICE shot recently just reminds us of the “what’s mine is yours” attitude by which we were greeted when up in Montreal to roam as the savage New Yorkers we are.
Oh yeah, it also has footage of him doing tricks pon di skateboard (no Lupe) and killing the VICE Downtown Sound show (with Lunice).
Stay tuned and pay close attention…big tings a gwan with Tommy and PTP.
DJ Holiday + Rome Fortune have a quick sit-down with Hip Hop At Lunch‘s Mike Boyd. Topics include breaking new records on Streetz 94.5, how Holiday got put on to Rome‘s Beautiful Pimp project, the meaning behind the album cover, and working with Scotty.
On Wednesday, April 10th, 2013, Houston rap invades NYC’s Santos Party House with The Return of Screw York City. You already want to go…but read over the details anyway!
Killa Kyleon (Houston)
League of Extraordinary G’z (Austin)
Worldwide (San Antonio)
Lyric Michelle (Houston)
Grit Boys (Houston)
Young B (Son of Bun B – Houston)
DJ Charlie (Austin)
Go DJ JB (Austin)
Lil Tiger (Austin/NYC)
Kunal Merchant (Houston/NYC)
Future and TNGHT sit down in a special edition of Pitchfork’s Selector (rare to have both the rapper and producer(s) featured…at the same damn time…sorry…but it HAS happened one other time). The astronaut speaks about his next album, his approach to writing and Dungeon Family influence (or lack thereof), and working alongside Mike WiLL (how he is a “real producer”). Lunice and Hudson Mohawke then speak on their creative process, collaborating with/producing for rappers, and things related.
I always knew there was something deeper going on behind those densely layered melodic lines in Zaytoven‘s production. No, not the part where he’s on the phone while sequencing… the fact that he can actually play the keys.
Grip Plyaz recently made his triumphant return at #FUXSHIT4, our monthly party of turnt up chaos here in NYC (this was at The Flat in BK), along with some other (New) Atlanta family on stage (paging XRS, Spree Wilson, and Go Dreamer…plus a surprise performance by Hefna Gwap and the Caviar Group). This is just a cool little clip to give you a hint as to how the beginning of the night went…shit got even crazier later, as expected.
Live performance at The Flat in Brooklyn for a bunch of hipsters and hood n*ggas that are into real trap shit.
Purp, Wind & Fire drops tomorrow…and the next time you’re in town, be sure to check the Ballers Eve x PTP x DGB family out.
Gunplay been real busy lately. Here’s a snippet of his interview with Sway during which he speaks on his past mistakes and losses before signing his deal. He then proceeds to body some classic Pac shit (in a few bars)…plus goes off the top over “Lean Wit It.”
Bonus: Yup…another installment. This shit rules. Captain Fred even knows.
This Saturday, we’re back at DROM for Bout That Life (an extension of our Trap Rap Friday series). Unlike the past #TRF parties, this one will be FREE ALL NIGHT. Much like the past #TRF parties, we will have a night set to a heavyweight pummeling of top-tier trap rap spun by the hands behind NYC’s first official trap rap party: the #NYTC (New York Trap Coalition) = KDS (of Ballers Eve fame), Farrington G (of DGB/Bedford-LaBrea-&-Biscayne fame), and myself (of here and here fame).
Also, much like the past #TRF parties, we will have a special guest for the evening: Troy Ave.
It’s going to be extra celebratory for our potna dem Farrington‘s bornday…so come out cause you’ve earned it for yourself.