The entire Dilated Peoples crew showed up to Rap Is Outta Control from Los Angeles to promote their newest album, Directors Of Photography. Check out this dope end-of-the-show freestyle by Evidence and Rakaa, and purchase Directors Of Photography here.
Massachusetts emcee REKS breaks down the events leading up to his newest album, Eyes Watching God, and the organic approach of working with Hazardis Soundz to produce the entire project. REKS’ comments on his decision to make a new project being that “there’s always new material to capture”, how he is more socially conscious of political events, and how his “music can transcend beyond the delivery of the lyricism. Featured guests on the album include Saigon, N.O.R.E., Fredro Starr, Termanology, Ea$y Money, Dutch Rebelle, Ruste Juxx, and more. Purchase Eyes Watching God here.
South Florida producer Hazardis Soundz called into Rap Is Outta Control to discuss his recent work with REKS on the album Eyes Watching God in which he produced entirely. Haz has recently engineered the Mega Philosophy album by Cormega & Large Professor and is working on albums with C-N-N and M.O.P. Purchase Eyes Watching God here.
Massachusetts emcee REKS was featured on Rap Is Outta Control this week to talk about his latest album, Eyes Watching God. The album is produced entirely by Hazardis Soundz and features some special guests. Check out this REKS freestyle at the closing of the show and purchase Eyes Watching God here.
Blacastan of The Demigodz and Army Of The Pharaohs was our special guest this week at Rap Is Outta Control to discussing his upcoming project on Brutal Music. He teamed up with producer Stu Bangas to release the album Watson & Holmes. Blacastan discusses how the project was originally a collaboration between himself, Stu, Reef The Lost Cauze, and Vanderslice. The collaborations fell to the waist side but Blac and Stu continued on their own to finish the album. Guest features include Celph Titled, Vinnie Paz, Esoteric, Planetary, and Apathy. Purchase Watson & Holmes here.
Connecticut emcee Blacastan of The Demigodz and Army Of The Pharaohs stops by the studio to promote his new album with producer Stu Bangas. The project is called Watson & Holmes and is available here. Check out this freestyle from Blacastan before the show ended.
Smoothe Da Hustler talks about his biological brother, Trigger The Gambler, and their long-time neighborhood friend, General D.V. The two brothers were visited regularly by dozens of people, so when D.V. stopped by, he had to earn their trust like the rest. D.V. was so dedicated to rap with Smoothe and Trigger, that he would find them in any given borough at a community center performance. Eventually his persistence paid off and D.V. landed on Smoothe’s first single, “Hustlin’”. Trigger makes a note to clear the air that he and D.V. left Priority Records because they were not interested in the politics of the music business or changing their sound.
Brownsville emcee Smoothe Da Hustler talks about his 1995 hit “Broken Language” with Trigger Tha Gambler and General DV. Smoothe and Trigger remember writing to the beat and the excitement they had after the recording was finished. General DV was called home, otherwise he would have been featured on the track as well. Look out for Smoothe Da Hustler’s upcoming project, Once Upon A Time In America 2.
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The hardcore rap group Onyx stops by the Rap Is Outta Control show to talk about their new album, Wakedafucup. Sticky Fingaz announces a film he’s working on with Russell Simmons and Omar Epps called Kane & Abel. Fredro Starr also discusses Onyx’s early group history and how Jam Master Jay helped them earn their first record deal. Purchase Wakedafucup here.
The originator Kool Keith released a double-disc mixtape, Demolition Crash, and discussed it with DJ Eclipse and Q-Unique at Rap Is Outta Control. Keith talked about how his versatility and how he can rap on any kind of beat, which not many artists have proven. The album includes features from A.G., Rah Digga, Black Silver, and many others. Purchase Demolition Crash here.