Queens was heavily represented with DJ Eclipse and guests G5 ELZ and Thruway. Also joined by Crown Heights, Brooklyn emcee Ruste Juxx, the three artists shared their most recent music along with some NYC Hip Hop history and good conversation. Check out this freestyle and share it!
While chatting with Joell Ortiz on Rap Is Outta Control, a fan called in to ask Joell about the song “Kill At Will” with Token, on the album That’s Hip Hop. Joell comments on meeting the 17-year old rapper from Salem, MA through producer Domingo after brainstorming for artists to work with on certain songs. Joell said “I wanted a young spitter on the ‘Kill At Will’ joint… there’s a (Big Daddy) Kane sample in chorus, so it had to be someone who could hold up their end with bars.” Joell was very pleased with how the song turned out, and he mentioned being proud to co-sign a young artist, since he did not have the same opportunities himself. Purchase That’s Hip Hop.
Yamin Semali and Boog Brown were recent guests on Rap Is Outta Control. Both Atlanta residents were on tour together in the U.S. and came to share their experiences. In this video interview with DJ Eclipse, Yamin and Boog talk about what’s been happening in the ATL music scene and the annual music festival. Yamin mentions his influences and his own crew, Working Class, which has brought some much needed attention to Atlanta for quality Hip Hop, not just what’s been on the radio. Check out Boog Brown and Yamin Semali to hear their music.
New Jersey emcees Beneficence and El Da Sensei were joined by NYC emcee Mr. Complex as guests on Rap Is Outta Control. They were here discussing Beneficence’s new album Basement Chemistry, El Da Sensei’s upcoming XL album with Sadat X (Brand Nubian), and Mr. Complex’s recent work. Check out the freestyle and share it!
With Joell Ortiz as our special guest on RIOC, we had many fans calling in and asking questions. One of our callers, Bryce, asks Joell about the upcoming Slaughterhouse album, which is executive produced by Just Blaze. Joell mentions other producers on the album such as AraabMuzik, !llmind, Cardiak, Jahlil Beats, and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League. Joe Budden, Crooked I, Royce Da 5’9″, and Joell Ortiz will come together in May 2016 to re-listen to the album before the release date. Joell just recently released his album That’s Hip Hop with Domingo and Royce just released his latest solo album Layers.
That’s Hip Hop is the latest album from Joell Ortiz in collaboration with super-producer Domingo. Both Brooklyn artists have worked on one-off songs together for several years, with conflicting schedules preventing them from creating a full-length album together until recently. That’s Hip Hop is the name of the 10-track album and Joell comments “we’re keeping it funky, we’re keeping it fun, over that vintage boom bap”. In this interview with DJ Eclipse, Joell describes the steps he took as a young emcee in order to advance in his career, which ultimately led to a record deal with Dr. Dre and the creation of Slaughterhouse. He goes on to talk about which emcees currently motivate him to write lyrics and the benefits of working with a single product for an entire project. Joell also introduced front man Jovi from the Hip Hop band he signed, NewDay. Purchase That’s Hip Hop.
Boog Brown and Yamin Semali were recently on a U.S. tour together, and stopped by RIOC to chat with DJ Eclipse about what’s going on in their lives. Yamin is a long-time Atlanta resident, and Boog has lived in Atlanta for years after growing up in Detroit. King RA is a Jersey City native that has been active on the NYC Hip Hop scene for several years now. Check out this freestyle and look for music from Boog Brown, Yamin Semali, and King RA.
Slaughterhouse member Joell Ortiz delivers a furious freestyle on Rap Is Outta Control. In preparation to releasing That’s Hip Hop, an album executive produced by Domingo. There’s nothing left to say except listen for yourself and share this video! Purchase That’s Hip Hop here.
Traditional Hip Hop crew Rockboy G’z represented at RIOC with some of their recently released music and spoke about upcoming projects. Front man Fly Ty explained how the Rockboy G’z formed after he spent years on the street team for his cousin D/R Period and Brooklyn artists Smoothe Da Hustler, Trigga The Gambler, Papoose, and more. The G’z are working on new music with platinum producer D/R Period and also talk about some of their solo albums in the works. Ty also comments on the live show energy and intensity with DJ Dramadik, regardless of the amount of fans in attendance.
Check out the full interview above, and also the G’z music video for “Bang Bang” here:
New York crew Rockboy G’z made their presence known recently on Rap Is Outta Control. With a crew of 66 members, the Rockboy G’z is made up of mostly Brooklyn and Far Rockaway, Queens natives. They represented well and ended the night with a hardcore freestyle that you can expect from real New Yorkers that grew up in the 80s. Check it out here and share it!