O.C. releases Same Moon Same Sun album
D.I.T.C. artist O.C. has confessed that he’s recorded over 100 songs in the past few months. The legendary emcee has blessed us with some of these songs as a free download in the form of an album called Same Moon Same Sun. This is the first of three Sun/Moon releases in 2017 along with physical CDs and vinyl available. Executive produced by Showbiz, the album includes production from Motif Alumni, Gwop Sullivan, Soultronik, Lord Finesse, Showbiz, and Supaugly. While at Sirius XM with DJ Eclipse, O.C. was joined by PMD of EPMD who offered a heavy co-sign and called O.C. “ahead of your time”. Check out the video interview and purchase Same Moon Same Sun.
Ace Brav & RJ Da Realist Freestyle
Ace Brav and RJ Da Realist are the newest artists and mentees under great PMD from the legendary Hip Hop group EPMD. Joined by PMD to discuss the album Business Mentality in which they are featured, the two emcees get busy in this freestyle session at the end of the show. Check out the freestyle video and look out for PMD’s Business Mentality album.
Little Vic describes his album Widowmaker
Long Island emcee Little Vic has resurfaced on the scene again with a brand new album. As an artist that releases music very infrequently, you wouldn’t think that Vic is constantly thinking of rhymes in his head on a daily basis. He chooses to release only the best of the best from his writing and has a great track record because of it. Little Vic’s newest album is titled Widowmaker and will release in March 2017 on Orena Records. Production includes music from Vic himself along with 88-Keys, Buckwild, and BIG K.O. Vic is currently in the studio recording a follow-up album, fully produced by 88-Keys. In this video interview, DJ Eclipse reminisces on first hearing of Little Vic at Fat Beats from the 12″ single “The Exorcist”, produced by DJ Premier.
Mic Handz talks Hell On My Back: Heaven In My Wake album
Brooklyn emcee Mic Handz has been putting in work as a professional artist for decades. After losing several albums worth of material due to studio mishaps, he never quit or stopped moving forward. With the release of this new album, Hell On My Back: Heaven In My Wake, Handz describes it as a “journey project” where he shares stories that took place in between his starting point and his current situation in life. For that reason, there are more solo songs and less features than his previous releases. Handz goes on to inform DJ Eclipse about his upcoming appearance at the popular SXSW where his Writter’s Block concert series will host a showcase. Purchase Hell On My Back: Heaven In My Wake which includes features from Rockness (Heltah Skeltah), Big Twins, Lil Fame (M.O.P.), Napoleon Da Legend, Prince Po (Organized Konfusion), and more.
Innocent?, Little Vic, & Mic Handz Freestyle
We had another great show with a group of talented New York natives in the studio. Mic Handz, Innocent?, and Little Vic showed up to discuss upcoming projects. Mic Handz released his latest album Hell On My Back: Heaven in My Wake and Little Vic will soon be dropping his long-awaited follow-up album Widowmaker. Check out this freestyle video where all three emcees tore up the mic.
M-Dot talks debut album egO anD The eneMy
M-Dot has just released his official debut album egO anD The eneMy with an all-star lineup of legendary producers. In this video interview with DJ Eclipse, M-Dot talks about his journey to NYC as a Boston-native and visiting Fat Beats in hopes of seeing his record displayed on the store shelves. The local award-winning emcee has worked hard for over a decade releasing mixtapes, touring, and collaborating with countless artists domestically and internationally. M-Dot speaks on why he took his time to record his debut album and it has undoubtedly paid off. With very few guest appearances from greats like Method Man, Krumb Snatcha, Jaysaun, Camp Lo, and more, M-Dot also has cuts on his songs by DJ JS-1, DJ 7L, and the ultimate legend Marley Marl. It gets better with a dream-team cast of producers like Marco Polo, Hi-Tek, Buckwild, Khrysis, Large Professor, Snowgoons, and more. Do not miss out on this one; check out the video interview and purchase egO anD The eneMy.
Massachusetts natives Code Nine and Estee Nack of the super group Tragic Allies have joined DJ Eclipse up at Sirius XM to talk about their music ventures. Code Nine’s first recorded appearance with Tragic Allies was at age 16 and now he’s released his debut solo album, Below Sumerian Skies. Fully produced by Tragic Allies member Purpose, the project includes guest features from Paranom, Estee Nack, and M-Credible. The album is a gritty, soulful sound, blended with Code Nine’s raw lyricism and wordplay. Watch the interview and purchase Below Sumerian Skies.
Massachusetts was heavily represented on Rap Is Outta Control with four seasoned emcees; M-Dot, Undu Kati (EMS), Code Nine, and Estee Nack (Tragic Allies). M-Dot has just released his official debut album egO anD The eneMy with an all-star lineup of legendary producers and Code Nine released his latest album Below Sumerian Skies fully produced by Purpose. Check out this freestyle video with all four emcees who ended the show on a great note.
Legendary promoter, emcee, and entrepreneur Joe Fatal has relaunched the infamous publication, Fish N Grits Magazine. With its official debut in 2003 and hiatus at the end of 2005, the magazine is back in action in 2016 for all lovers of both Hip Hop and porn. Joe goes on to talk about the vision of the magazine to be released quarterly with a featured columnist on various topics including relationship goals. The magazine continues to feature some of the top models and porn stars as well as Hip Hop icons such as Fat Joe, The Game, Uncle Luke (2 Live Crew), Treach (Naughty By Nature), Smif-N-Wessun, Rockness (Heltah Skeltah), Mr. Cheeks (The Lost Boyz), Lil Wayne, and more. Check out this Joe Fatal video interview with DJ Eclipse on Rap Is Outta Control and purchase Fish N Grits Magazine.
In January 2017, Neek The Exotic released his latest solo album with 11 tracks of that classic boom bap sound for the Hip Hop heads. The Queens native has collected some heavy guest appearances including Mr. Cheeks (The Lost Boyz), Freddie Foxxx, Craig G, BigLeto, Father D, and Tommy Strong. Check out this Neek The Exotic interview with DJ Eclipse on Rap Is Outta Control and purchase The Neek The Exotic Experience.