Mos Def and Talib Kweli have launched blackstarhub.com, a pretty basic Tumblr blog. It’s going to be your source for some free tunes and hopefully the launch of the Black Star Aretha Franklin mixtape. Check out the latest track You already knew. Black Star "You Already Knew" by 3DDistro
A new track from Common off of his upcoming album, The Dreamer/The Believer. I’m excited.
In the course of my aimless internet nomadism, I stumbled across a reference to an essay written by Walter Benjamin on book collecting, titled “Unpacking my Library”. It’s a profound and moving piece written by someone who clearly loves books, and loves the act of collecting books even more. I am unpacking my library. Yes, […]
In today’s unpredictable collaboration news, Drake and Phonte (of Little Brother fame) were supposed to team up for a track last year that never materialized. You’ve talked a lot about your admiration for Phonte. How come another collaboration with him still hasn’t happened? With me and Tay, I kinda dropped the ball on a feature […]
The Bieb does it again, and on Hot97 of all places. Hot97’s still got some influence in a lot of circles, so with their endorsement, I’ve got to say that I think Bieber’s rap career may be a little bit closer to actually happening. Plus, props for a Tim Hortons reference.
This is so amazing it hurts. Tracklist is below the video Dream Warriors – My Definition Of Boombastic Jazz Style (Intro) A Tribe Called Quest – Jazz (We’ve Got) Us3 – Cantaloop J. Spencer – Hip Hop Jazz Justice System – Summer In The City Common – Resurrection INI – Fakin’ Jax Buckshot Lefonque – […]
Check out a long interview with MF Doom. You won’t be disappointed. Lecture: DOOM (Madrid 2011) from Red Bull Music Academy on Vimeo.
Sometimes you hear a song or an album that makes you think, “If I had any talent, I’d make music like that!” Tanya Morgan’s music is like that for me. I dig almost everything they make, especially this new track, “Whatever That’s Mine”. The lyrics are insane, and the beat may be the best I’ve […]
Unfortunately, another hip hop icon has passed on. Heavy D, born Dwight Errington Myers, died at the far-too-young age of 44. MTV is reporting that “He had gone to the doctor the day before,” Winter told New York’s Daily News. “He had what appeared to be flu-like symptoms.” “He said he had a touch of […]
A pretty smart marketing ploy, it seems. Little information, one video (linked via facebook, twitter, and youtube). A shoddy website, even. But the song itself is pretty addictive. So I give you, Willy Moon’s I Wanna Be Your Man”. Who is this guy?