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Audio: Lupe Fiasco – “Kneelin On Needles”

Posted by on Apr 2, 2017 in Audio, Music | 0 comments

Chicago emcee Lupe Fiasco dropped his project “DrogasLight” two months ago and there have been rumors of him dropping another project soon. Yesterday, “Kneelin’ On Needles” was posted on Lupe’s Soundcloud page and it is definitely worth the listen, With a shout out to NFL quarterback Colin Kapernick (who is currently receiving black ball treatment as free agent due to his controversial kneeling protest on the National Anthem), Lupe proceeds to go in over a bottom heavy track with piano riffs. #PRESSPLAY

To add to the follow-up album speculation, this was posted on Lupe’s Twitter account. Lupe has went on record saying he would retire after his next three albums. This would make two albums for this year.

Audio: Joey Bada$$ – “Rockabye Baby” ft. Schoolboy Q

Posted by on Apr 2, 2017 in Audio, Music | 0 comments

Brooklyn’s own Joey Bada$$ is set to drop his new album on April 7th, 2017, the same day that has been designated for Kendrick Lamar’s fourth album to drop. The album, titled “All Amerikkan Bada$$”, is expected to be one of the best offerings of the year. With the first single, “Rockabye Baby”, Joey gets a feature from TDE’s Schoolboy Q. They both deliver heat on a track that’s dark but bounces aggressively.



Audio: Raekwon – “My Corner” ft. Lil Wayne

Posted by on Mar 26, 2017 in Audio | 0 comments

Veteran Wu Tang rhyme slinger Raekwon is still cheffing up “some marvelous sh*t to get your mouth waterin’!!”, as mentioned on Wu Tang’s debut album “Enter Da 36 Chambers”. Showing no signs of stopping soon, The Chef just dropped off his latest album, “The Wild”.

As a testament to Rae’s staying power in hip hop, here is a stream of a track from the album, “My Corner”, featuring Lil Wayne.


Audio: The Cipher Show Ep. 185- Doctor Dre

Posted by on Mar 12, 2017 in Audio, Interviews, Podcast | 0 comments

Andre “Doctor Dré” Brown is best-known for his time co-hosting Yo! MTV Raps with Ed Lover, a job he held down from 1989 to 1995. He and Ed used their chemistry and comic sensibility to bring hip-hop, and the artists who made it, to a worldwide audience.

But, as you’ll hear, there’s much more to Dré than his time at MTV. He was a key part of the group Original Concept, one of Def Jam’s early signings. He played a key role in the lives of some other early Def Jam acts, Public Enemy and the Beastie Boys. He’s made movies, worked in radio, and done pretty much everything else you can imagine.

Tracks featured in this episode:

The Game f/Fabolous, “Jackin for Beats”
DJ Hollywood, “Shock, Shock, The House”
Willie Wood & Willie Wood Crew, “Willie Rap”
Kurtis Blow, “Christmas Rappin’”
Fatback Band, “King Tim III (Personality Jock)”
CHIC, “Good Times”
The Sugarhill Gang, “Rapper’s Delight”
WABC 77 New York – Ron Lundy (Unscoped) – Feb 5 1975
Public Enemy, “Yo! Bum Rush The Show”
Mr. Bill Radio Show Vol 1 spectrum city (WBAU) Townhouse 3
Dr Dre – Operating Room WBAU FM feat Public Enemy – Public Enemy #1 [WBAU Promo]
Mr. Bill Radio Show Vol 3 (WBAU) spectrum city
Original Concept, “Knowledge Me”
Original Concept, “Can You Feel It”
Spectrum City, “Lies”
Spectrum City, “Check Out the Radio”
Run-DMC, “Proud to be Black”
Original Concept, “She’s Gotta Moustache”
Public Enemy, “Public Enemy No.1”
Original Concept, “Jonnie Wuza Gangsta”
Original Concept, “Pump That Bass/LIVE”
Jazzy Jay, “(This) Def Jam”
Led Zeppelin, “Kashmir”
Original Concept, “Total Confusion”
Aerosmith, “Dream On”
Original Concept, “Prejudice”
Public Enemy, “Louder Than A Bomb”
Beastie Boys, “Hold It Now, Hit It”
Yo! MTV Raps – Episode 1 (1988)
Yo! MTV Raps – Episode 1 (1988)
New York Hot Tracks with Commercials 1985 Part 1
Q Lazzarus, “Goodbye Horses”
MTV Logos and Theme Song 1981
Yo! MTV Raps Documentary
JJ Jackson MTV 1984
Carole King, “I Feel The Earth Move”
“Tupac talking about the Hughes Brothers” (from Yo! MTV Raps Documentary)
bill cosby promo
Mel Gibson @ Yo MTV Raps 1995 (HQ)
Yo! MTV Raps Documentary
I Want My Mtv
Yo! MTV Raps Documentary
MC Hammer guest on Yo! MTV Raps (1990)
KFC commercial with MC Hammer
Public Enemy, “Bring The Noise”
The Cipher Episode 169: Martha Diaz and Sommer McCoy
Who’s The Man (Theatrical Trailer)
Siskel & Ebert: Indian Summer/ Who’s the Man/ Boiling Point/ The Dark Half (1993)
Ice Cube, “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted”
N.W.A., “Express Yourself”
Dr. Dre f/Snoop Doggy Dogg, “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang
Straight Outta Compton (8/10) Movie CLIP – Madness in Detroit (2015) HD
Michael J. Fox on Late Show with David Letterman, May 22, 2000
Dwyane Wade Cousin’s Murder Amid Chicago Shooting Spike

Audio: Remy Ma – ShEther (Nicki Minaj Diss)

Posted by on Feb 25, 2017 in Audio, Music, News | 0 comments

Many have speculated for months if hip hop artists Remy Ma (who recently released an album with Fat Joe titled “Plata O Plomo”) and Nicki Minaj had a battle brewing between the two of them. Both denied it for over a year and respectfully gave each other a nod in the public arena. However, the true fans of the culture kept picking up on subliminal jabs going back and forth. After the release of two separate verses from Minaj (“Black Barbie”, done over Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” track, and the recent feature on Gucci Mane’s “Make Love”), the Love&Hip Hop NY co-star has decided to clap back with NO SUBLIMINALS. In a full frontal assault, Remy goes in on the Young Money rapper from her recent relationships, her claims of not having sex with Lil Wayne and Drake, the subject of her booty enhancement, the claim of her using a ghostwriter, and more. Done over the classic Nas Jay-Z diss track “Ether”, Remy spits with venom in a similar fashion as her classic battle with “First Family of Hip Hop’ co-star Lady Luck. Definitely worthy of a listen. #PRESSPLAY

Below is the straw that broke the camel’s back aka Nicki’s verse on Gucci’s “Make Love”.

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