Illmatic is the debut studio album by American rapper Nas. It was released on April 19, 1994, by Columbia Records. After signing with the label with the help of MC Serch, Nas recorded the album at Chung King Studios, D&D Recording, Battery Studios, and Unique Recording Studios in New York City. Its production was handled by DJ Premier, Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S. and Nas himself. Styled as a hardcore hip hop album, Illmatic features multi-syllabic internal rhymes and inner-city narratives based on Nas's experiences in Queensbridge, New York.
Tupac Shakur's comrade Zayd breaks down what really happened on November 30, 1994 inside the lobby of Quad Recording Studio in Manhattan's Times Square. Zayd was one of the three people with 2pac that night and and explains what transpired that night from the beginning, middle and end Documentary credit to @infominds Interview by Timbo of @Forthatculture8
Shout out to Big Gene on this Biblical Betrayal of Biggie Smalls. Like many of us we all have been trying to put the puzzle together as to why Biggie was in Los Angeles and who killed him. Donate To Gene Deal Link Is Below. Thank You cash.me/$BigGene52 https://www.paypal.me/biggene52 Gene Deal /PO. Box 884 New York, New York 10029
Hip Hop DX interviewed Redman recently and asked him how he felt about being replaced with Lil Yachty and DC Young Fly on the sequel to his movie with Method Man "How High". Full Interview coming soon.
Peter Bailey continued his critically-acclaimed series meeting up with Prodigy of Mobb Deep in downtown Miami where Bailey and the legendary Queens emcee discuss the Illuminati and hip hop's role economically empowering urban communities.
World renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. This week, Neil sits down with the one and only, The Genius, Gza to discuss his career and how science has influenced his life and creativity.
None other than one of the greatest MC/Rapper’s of all time Big Daddy Kane. Dark Gable & The Dingo are here to discuss: Michael seeing him perform in 1986, When Antonio Hardy became Big Daddy Kane, How he got his name, How he became a MC, Writing Battle Rhymes, Sarah J Hill High School, Biz Markie, Marley Marl, Get Fresh Crew, Roxanne Shante, “I’ll Take You There”, Having a song on the radio but still being broke, Downstairs Records, “Raw”, His closest friends from the street, Michael’s Big 3 MC’s, The Realty of The Rakim Battle, Being tight with Eric B, How he separated himself from Rakim & KRS-One, Backup Dancers, The Wildest Club Fights he’s ever seen, Becoming a Star, Going to Europe for the first time, Dapper Dan, Meeting Jay-Z, Who his influences were coming up, What music he listens to today, Top 5 Groups, The State of Hip Hop Today, Eminem, Busta Rhymes, Ghostface Killah, Bobby Womack, James Brown & a whole lotta mo’! This episode is not to be missed!
In a compelling interview, Jason Parker speaks with the great Immortal Technique. You can follow Jason Parker at Youtube.comLiveWithJasonParker, on Twitter @JasonParkerLive, or at www.LivewithJasonParker.com.
DJ Focuz & Stretch Money are back with another official Hip Hop DVD Ft Snyp Life repping D-Block with appearances from Jadakiss,Styles P & More check it out "0-60 The DVD Series" is The New Wave of The Future !!
Along with his partner in crime Lenny Roberts, Louie Flores (aka Breakbeat Lou) is the man responsible for the quintessential series Ultimate Breaks & Beats, a veritable Bible for all beatmakers, crate-diggers, as well as any and all hip hop fans interested in finding "the source." The 25 volume series and its iconic logo has always been synonymous with the sound of hip hop, an archive-in-progress and the closest definitive list of its kind, preceding all of today's online "short cuts" and becoming the blueprint for so many iconic records and legendary producers. However, as famous as the series has been through the decades, not many people know enough about Lou's story- one of the most genuine and generous figures in hip hop history. A true disciple of the culture's early Bronx infancy which he first got involved in at the precocious age of 9, Lou has carried this giving spirit through the years with this seminal gift to all producers and diggers across the world, and today by sharing his treasure trove of knowledge with us on this special Collections episode. From his world-famous 45s collection, to insight into the late 70s and early 80s park jams, his love and respect for Bambatta's legacy, and more, Lou sits down with another notorious digger, DJ and vinyl expert Rich Medina for a time-traveling history of UBB and its numerous tentacles.
Rapper, record producer and songwriter Marshall Bruce Mathers III, commonly known as Eminem was born in 1972 in Kansas City, USA. Having sold over 100 million albums worldwide, he is regarded as one of the best selling artists in the world and has been previously ranked as the best selling artist of the 2000's. Eminem burst on to the US charts in 1999 with a controversial take on the hip hop subgenre, horrorcore. His first major label debut album Slim Shady EP contains a provocative fest of violent, twisted lyrics and is claimed to be written from the perspective of his alter ego Slim Shady. While offending an array of individuals and various other artists named in his album lead him to become one of the biggest starts on the planet. Eminem isn't just about controversy and shock value. The often misunderstood major talent has given white rappers credibility with his string of Grammy nominations , his critically acclaimed film 8 mile and three multiplatinum studio albums. Aside from Eminem's musical success, he has continually hit headlines with his turbulent relationship with Kimberley Ann Scott and ongoing legal disputes with his own mother. With an eighth studio album on its way, Eminem continues to take the world by storm. We take an intimate look into the colourful life and career of this bad boy rapper including interviews with industry experts and unseen footage and clips from his most popular hits.
Over thirty years into Ice Cube’s music career, the gangster rap pioneer is still releasing new material. In December 2018, the West Coast legend dropped his latest album, 'Everythang’s Corrupt,' a sociopolitical body of work which takes on President Trump, the prescription pill epidemic, and police corruption. On the latest episode of 'For The Record,' Ice Cube sat down with Genius' Head of Artist Relations Rob Markman to discuss why he isn’t afraid to speak his mind, explain his rules for diss tracks, and share the real life inspiration for his 1995 classic film 'Friday.'
Professor Griff dissects music industry its individuals and the ties to homosexuality. recorded 8 years ago many of the things he eluded to are relevant today.