Recently, emcee/actor Slaine of La Coka Nostra appeared on WNYU’s famous The Halftime Show with DJ Eclipse. He shares the backstory that led to his album title, The King Of Everything Else. After getting his life back on track from alcohol and other bad habits, Slaine feels like he has been “invited back into my life again”. He goes on to discuss upcoming acting roles and the album The King Of Everything Else. Purchase the album here.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.