Statik Selektah describes working with Black Thought (The Roots) on the album What Goes Around   no comments

Posted at 12:16 pm in Interviews

Statik Selektah, one of the top hip hop producers currently, speaks on his experiences working with frontman of The Roots, Black Thought. Thought appeared on both Extended Play and Statik’s new album, What Goes Around. In this interview, Statik shares the story of how Thought recorded his 32-bar verse in Statik’s home studio and left before 4 minutes passed. To get Thought’s verse recorded for What Goes Around, Statik took a $300 cab ride to Thought’s NJ home and Thought recorded 52 bars on a USB mic sitting on the coffee table. Statik, DJ Eclipse, and D-Stroy go on to talk about how Black Thought is one of the most underrated emcees of all-time and should be in everyone’s top 10 list. Statik also hints that there is a chance he’ll record a full-length collaboration album with Black Thought as a solo emcee, as requested by the fans. Purchase What Goes Around here.

Slaine & Rite Hook freestyle on The Halftime Show 89.1 WNYU   1 comment

Posted at 11:41 am in Freestyles

La Coka Nostra and Special Teamz member Slaine is joined by Rite Hook on The Halftime Show to freestyle and promote Slaine’s newest album, The King Of Everything Else. The album features production from DJ Lethal, Louis Bell, OshBeats, Statik Selektah, and The Arcitype. Guest appearances include Apathy, Bishop Lamont, Checkmark, ILL BILL, Jaysaun, Madchild, Moroney, Regan Hartley, REKS, Rite Hook, Tech N9ne, Termanology, and Vinnie Paz. Purchase The King Of Everything Else here.

Dilated Peoples describe making the album Directors Of Photography   no comments

Posted at 10:45 am in Interviews

Evidence, Rakaa, and DJ Babu are Los Angeles veterans of hip hop culture. Together they form the legendary hip hop group Dilated Peoples that have been leaders in the underground movement and leaders in creating their own sound. In this interview with DJ Eclipse, Dilated describes what makes Directors Of Photography a unique album from their recent projects. They recorded one song set the standard of quality for the rest of the tracks, and their decision to make a sound that the fans would like ultimately led to them making honest music that they enjoyed. Production is handled mostly by DJ Babu and Evidence, with features from Diamond D, 9th Wonder, DJ Premier, Jake One, Oh No, Twiz The Beat Pro, and Bravo (SidRoams). Features include Sick Jacken, Gangreen, Defari, Vince Staples, Aloe Blacc, and more. Purchase Directors Of Photography here.

Your Old Droog freestyle on @RapIsOuttaCntrl   no comments

Posted at 11:34 am in Freestyles

New York’s most elusive emcee, Your Old Droog, has made quite the name for himself in the past several months. With a flow reminiscent of a great Queensbridge legend, Droog finally stepped onto a stage of his own at Webster Hall and revealed his unique identity. Check out this freestyle on Rap Is Outta Control and download his self-titled album, Your Old Droog EP, here.

Legendary producer Domingo speaks on his album Same Game, New Rules   no comments

Posted at 12:14 am in Interviews

East New York producer Domingo, known for his production work with KRS-One, Kool G Rap, and Big Punisher, has released his latest album, Same Game, New Rules. In this clip from Rap Is Outta Control, Domingo talks about being an independent artist and hustling album sales on the internet like he used to do with tapes in the trunk. The new album includes features from Ras Kass, Chris Rivers, Rahzel, KRS-One, R.A. The Rugged Man, King Magnetic, Nutso, Kool G Rap, and many others. Purchase Same Game, New Rules here.

Dilated Peoples freestyle on @RapIsOuttaCntrl   no comments

Posted at 2:45 pm in Freestyles

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.

REKS explains the Eyes Watching God album and his growth as an artist   no comments

Posted at 2:06 pm in Interviews

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.

Hazardis Soundz on producing REKS’ album, Eyes Watching God, and upcoming projects   no comments

Posted at 6:46 pm in Interviews

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.

REKS freestyle on @RapIsOuttaCntrl   no comments

Posted at 12:54 pm in Interviews

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 describes the Watson & Holmes album with Stu Bangas   no comments

Posted at 12:35 pm in Interviews

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.