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.
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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.
Homeboy Sandman stops by Rap Is Outta Control to discuss his latest album, Hallways. With 12 tracks and 11 featured producers, Sandman gets more versatile from one song to the next, just like all his prior albums. In this video, he comments on making “hot joints” and how DJs should play good songs regardless of how many years ago it was released. Sandman is also the first living artist that DJ Eclipse has spun a medley of songs during a set. Check out Sandman’s @RapIsOuttaCntrl freestyle here and purchase the new album Hallways here.
Queens emcee Homeboy Sandman is one of the most creative and unique artists in the hip hop world right now. Every song, let alone album, is very unique from the next. His new album, Hallways, includes production from J57, DJ Spinna, Oh No, Jonwayne, 2 Hungry Bros, and many others. With an instrumental from L’Orange, check out this freestyle that Sandman performed at the @RapIsOuttaControl studios.
DJ Premier is a big fan of Loaded Lux. He compares Lux and Murda Mook as the Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather of rap. After over a decade of being the top battle rapper and a near-flawless execution against Calicoe in the ring, Loaded Lux became a new artist to the mainstream world. That battle is what prompted DJ Premier to include Lux in his Bars In The Booth video series. In this video, DJ Premier breaks down the qualifications that he looks for when recording emcees in his series. He liked the collaboration so much that he committed to producing an entire album for Lux. Check out Lux’s freestyle on Rap Is Outta Control here.
Battle rap veteran Loaded Lux has become a household name in the hip hop community. With mainstream artists such as Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, and Method Man shouting him out, Lux has achieved success in a unique way that no one else has done. Here on Rap Is Outta Control with DJ Eclipse, Lux answers the question of who his top 2 toughest opponents in the ring have been over the years. Check out what he has to say, and be sure to purchase his album Beloved 2, available on October 21, 2014.
Some of hip hop’s finest DJs are coming to Columbia, SC this October 25th. The Colonial Life Arena will be hosting a night of hip hop legends performing, including Rakim, EPMD, Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane, MC Lyte, Dana Dane, and many more. Don’t miss the after party at U Bar, starting at 8pm, with the best hip hop music from legendary DJs such as Kool DJ Red Alert, DJ Scratch (EPMD), DJ K-Rock, DJ Prince Ice, and South Carolina’s very own DJ Eclipse.
Loaded Lux breaks down his newest album, Beloved 2. Fans will hear the story of how and why he got involved in the battle rap community, as well as everything he’s done to get into the position he’s in and where he’s headed in life. Beloved 2 will be available on October 21, 2014.
DJ Premier breaks down how the collaboration with Royce Da 5’9″ came about for the album PRhyme. Initially, Premier was asked to produce a five-song Slaughterhouse EP until scheduling conflicts made the recording process unfeasible. Royce suggested to Premo that the two of them should move forward with the EP, which later turned into a nine-song album. This is the first time that Premier has produced an album by sampling only one artist, which is the ever-talented Adrian Younge. PRhyme will be available on December 9, 2014 and will feature Mac Miller, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q, Dwele, Common, Jay Electronica, Slaughterhouse, and Killer Mike.