New York native Spit Gemz stopped by RIOC to discuss his newest album, Godly Features. The project is a collection of his best features from collaborations he’s recorded over the years. He even recorded a few new tracks for the project. Check out Godly Features here and share this freestyle video!
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Meyhem Lauren is one of the hardest working artists today. Hailing from Queens, NY, he’s announced several upcoming projects, some which will be releasing in 2015. His latest album, More Cashmere EP, is produced by IceRocks and follows up the recent Raw Cashmere EP. The music video for the single “100 MPH” with Action Bronson has been released and both Cashmere’s are available exclusively on vinyl for the time being. In addition, Meyhem has finished recording a full album with DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill and another full album with producer Harry Fraud. Meyhem is now working on an untitled album that is executive produced by Action Bronson and will include contributions from Alchemist, Large Professor, IceRocks, Harry Fraud, Roc Marciano, and more.
Meyhem Lauren and Hologram stopped by the show with producer IceRocks. Meyhem and Ice have a new project called More Cashmere EP, following up from the previous release, Raw Cashmere. More Cashmere EP features Hologram, Timeless Truth, Bags, Nems, Mr. Muthafuckin’ Exquire, Kassa, and Kool AD. Meyhem and Hologram also came prepared to spit bars over a Big L instrumental. Check out the video and please share it!
Queens emcee Nutso and producer Mr. Len of Company Flow were guests on last week’s episode of @RapIsOuttaCntrl. Along with the host DJ Eclipse, the two artists have released new material. Mr. Len talks about his attempt at retiring from boom bap hip hop with a MURS collaboration called “My Final Underground Song”. Nutso just released his latest album with Chicago/Baton Rouge producers Divided Souls. The project is titled Divided Soul and features Rasheed Chappell, Dynasty The Prince, Trae Tha Truth, DJ Pain 1, K-Major, Chinch 33, DJ Supadave, General Steele, and Blacastan. Purchase Divided Soul here.
The original members have reunited. No, the CIA did not kill them and you can say goodbye to yesterday, because this is a new year and a new tour. ILL BILL, Goretex, Sabac, and DJ Eclipse are celebrating their 20th anniversary as the legendary hip hop group Non Phixion. This 8-date tour is going down throughout Canada and it’s up to the fans to determine how much further their touring will go. Buy tickets from your local venue and make sure to support this group for all the work they’ve put in over the years.
- April 21 – Fortune – Vancouver, BC
- April 23 – Dickens Pub – Calgary, AB
- April 24 – Draft Bar & Grill – Edmonton, AB
- April 25 – O’Brian’s Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK
- April 26 – Union Sound Hall – Winnipeg, MB
- April 30 – The Rockpile – Toronto, ON
- May 1 – Newspeak – Montreal, QC
- May 2 – Ritual – Ottawa, ON
Nutso appeared on @RapIsOuttaCntrl to promote his latest project, Divided Soul EP, fully produced by Divided Souls themselves. At the end of the show, DJ Eclipse threw on this Necro & Kool G Rap instrumental so Nutso could finish the night with this freestyle. Check it out and share!
Mobb Deep’s Prodigy and close affiliate Sam Scarfo showed up to @RapIsOuttaCntrl to promote their new projects on Prodigy’s independent label, Infamous Records. Sam Scarfo is releasing 5 Million Stories Vol. 1 & 2 produced entirely by Ski Beatz. Prodigy collaborated with Boogz Boogetz under the duo name Young Rollin’ Stonerz. In this video interview with DJ Eclipse, Prodigy talks about meeting Boogz and appreciating his work ethic. P and Sam discuss the pros and cons of being artists on an independent label. Prodigy also has plans to release his upcoming projects on vinyl along with special packaging for fans that purchase the limited edition physical copies.
RIOC’s own DJ Eclipse will be holding it down in Minnesota this May 24th at Rhymesayer’s 2015 SoundSet Festival. Book your flights to the midwest and come out to Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN for an all-day festival with other legendary acts like Ice Cube, J. Cole, Ludacris, Dilated Peoples, Madlib with Freddie Gibbs, Brother Ali, and more. Also, Smif-N-Wessun will be performing at set of their classic album Dah Shinin’ which was released 20 years ago. Purchase tickets HERE and don’t miss out on this incredible event.
Sam Scarfo and Prodigy were special guests on the show this past Sunday. Both artists are releasing new projects, with Sam Scarfo’s 5 Million Stories Vol. 1 & 2 produced entirely by Ski Beatz and Mobb Deep’s Prodigy teaming up with Boogz Boogetz for the album Young Rollin’ Stonerz. At the end of the show, the two blessed us with a freestyle. Check it out and share the video!
Sadat X was our special guest on @RapIsOuttaCntrl. We had co-hosts DJ Eclipse and Chris Rivers run the show alongside J57 and Carla Keyz. Eclipse started off with discussing Sadat’s longevity as an artist who arrived on the scene in 1989. The group discussed how hip hop needs to be embraced as a long-term genre like classical music that still gets praised after hundreds of years. Sadat talked about his latest album, Never Left, and the single “Your Best Friend’s Girl” which is one of Eclipse’s favorites. The album is executive produced by Fokis and features Black Rob, King T, Cormega, Lanelle Tyler, Stryfe, Nachy Bless, Chi Ali, Fokis, Maverick, Dres, Craig G, Skyzoo, and Tony Mays. Purchase the album here.