Grand Daddy I.U. explains his passion for music and shares a disastrous magic trick story no comments
Long Island emcee Grand Daddy I.U. showed up to Rap Is Outta Control with Diamond D to promote The Diam Piece album. I.U. talks about his passion to make music regardless of any accolades and mentions some unreleased songs that Cold Chillin’ Records failed to release since the label folded. I.U. also shares a hilarious story about performing a magic trick that he saw on television. Check out the video and share it!
DJ Eclipse compliments Diamond D on his latest project, The Diam Piece. Eclipse was impressed at the various layers that went into producing this album, from east coast and west coast artists, male and female artists, guest DJs, and a variety of sounds. Diamond comments on the positive feedback that he has received thus far and his eagerness to work with Grand Daddy I.U. on the song “The Game”. Entirely produced by Diamond D, The Diam Piece includes guest features from Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli, Elzhi, Skyzoo, Fat Joe, Chi Ali, Freddie Foxxx, Pete Rock, The Pharcyde, Scram Jones, Rapsody, Boog Brown, Stacy Epps, Black Rob, Kurupt, Tha Alkaholiks, Hi-Tek, A.G., Chino XL, Nottz, Alchemist, Evidence, Grand Daddy I.U., Kev Brown, Masta Ace, Guilty Simpson, Ras Kass, and DJ Scratch. Purchase The Diam Piece here.
Rozewood and Illastrate teamed up as the traditional emcee/producer duo to release the album The Beautiful Type. Actually, the album came to fruition after hanging out and making songs in the studio simply for fun. All the beats were made by Illastrate and this will be Rozewood’s 5th project release of 2014. Expect The Beautiful Type to release in a few weeks here.
New York emcees Rozewood and SmooVth stopped by Rap Is Outta Control to talk about their upcoming projects. Rozewood’s album The Beautiful Type is produced entirely by Illastrate, and SmooVth’s album Portrait Of A Pimp is produced by Giallo Point. Watch this video of Roze and SmooVth freestyle at the end of the show!
Apollo Brown and Ras Kass visited NYC to promote their collaboration album Blasphemy and host an album release party for the east coast. In this Rap Is Outta Control interview, Apollo expresses how much he loves producing a full album from front to back and the importance of working in the studio together. Ras Kass mentions some of the various conceptual tracks that he’s known for and how he’s always been a philosopher. Fully produced by Apollo brown, the album features Pharoahe Monch, Rakaa, Royce Da 5’9″, Xzibit, Bishop Lamont, 4 Rax, Larina, Slaine, Sick Jacken, and Sean Price. Purchase Blasphemy here.
Long-time California emcee Ras Kass from the early 90s just released a new album with Detroit producer Apollo Brown called Blasphemy. Check out this freestyle from Ras Kass at Rap Is Outta Control and purchase Blasphemy here.
Rock Steady Crew member DJ JS-1 released his latest producer album, It Is What It Isn’t, featuring over 40 emcees. In this 27-minute interview with DJ Eclipse, JS-1 explains his vision in pairing emcees together that never worked together before and coming up with concepts for the collaborations. He pinpoints some of the easier artists to work with on the project such as Erick Sermon and KRS-One, along with his appreciation for Homeboy Sandman’s originality. JS-1 also expresses his excitement for a new career path from an old hobby, graffiti art. Puchase It Is What It Isn’t here.
Queens emcee Sean Strange showed up to The Halftime Show with German super producers Snowgoons. The Snowgoons had many projects to talk about, including their most recent album #WAKEDAFUCUP with Onyx. At the end of the show, Sean Strange showed off a couple verses in his freestyle session. Check out the video!
Legendary production team Da Beatminerz showed up to Rap Is Outta Control since they’re featured in Brian Coleman’s book, Check The Technique Vol. 2. Walt and Evil Dee were asked about making the classic Black Moon album, Enta Da Stage. Walt explains that they were simply making records for fun and “we didn’t know what the hell we were doing”. They confess that the song that inspired their bass-heavy production was “Sally Got A One Track Mind” by Diamond D & The Psychotic Neurotics. Evil Dee and Walt also discuss conflicting schedules between the Black Moon members and how they were disappointed with the outcome of the mastering when the engineer mastered the album on his own. Check out the video and purchase Brian Coleman’s book Check The Technique Vol. 2 here.
Brian Coleman discusses Check The Technique Vol. 2 with Da Beatminerz, Mr. Len, & others no comments
For over a decade, Brian Coleman has written extensively about the hip hop culture and music for publications such as URB, The Source, Scratch, Wax Poetics, CMJ, Complex, Boston Herald, and XXL. He has joined the staff at Rap Is Outta Control to talk about his latest book, Check The Technique Vol. 2. In this video, Brian discusses his favorite stories from the past three books and why he felt compelled to work so diligently on this project. He is joined by Da Beatminerz, Q-Unique, Mr. Len, and DJ Eclipse.
Check The Technique Vol. 2 features never-before-told, behind-the-scenes stories from the artists themselves on their classic 80s and 90s hip hop albums. The book includes over 500 pages with 36-chapters of in-depth interviews from 75 artists, DJs, producers and industry insiders. Purchase Check The Technique Vol. 2 here.