Westchester emcee Fortes and Coney Island veteran Torae joined RIOC recently to discuss their upcoming projects. Fortes, a young artist under the wing of Styles P (The LOX) is a very hungry and ambitious emcee and producer, only getting 3 hours of sleep each night. He is recording his official debut album with Styles as his mentor, as well as releasing lots of free music on his Soundcloud page, found here. Torae has released his fourth official solo album, Entitled, as his best work to date. Production includes Nottz, Pete Rock, Mr. Porter, Apollo Brown, !llmind, Khrysis, and more. Guest features include Saul Williams, Phonte, Mack Wilds, and more. Check out the off-the-head freestyle from these two emcees and purchase Torae’s Entitled album here.
Baltimore’s hardcore rap group Dirt Platoon re-releases their highly-acclaimed debut album, Deeper Than Dirt. To celebrate the project’s 5-year anniversary, the album is remastered and released under a similar title, Deeper Than Dirt (Reloaded), executive produced by Tom Delay Beats. In this video interview with DJ Eclipse, Dirt Platoon announces their plans and upcoming projects for 2016. Tom Delay Beats describes his most recent instrumental album Programming and an upcoming experimental album in the works. Purchase Tom Delay Beats’ album Programming here and Dirt Platoon’s Deeper Than Dirt (Reloaded) here.
New D.I.T.C. artist but long-time emcee Fisher is getting ready to release his album GODmc. In this interview with DJ Eclipse, Fisher details his history as a young artist from the Bronx that moved to Atlanta and almost signed a record deal with Jermaine Dupri. He made significant moves in Baltimore, selling 60,000 units from his car until moving back to NYC with the advice of friend and producer RSonist. Upon returning to NYC, Fisher linked up with the late D.I.T.C. affiliate Tashane who introduced him to the legendary group and became an affiliate himself. GODmc features production from Alchemist, Showbiz, and DJ Premier. Check out his first single “Fish Over Preem” here.
Baltimore group Dirt Platoon and Bronx emcee Fisher were special guests on RIOC to promote their upcoming albums. Dirt Platoon re-released their 5-year old debut album Deeper Than Dirt as a Reloaded version with remixes and new songs. Fisher is finishing his album GODmc with production from Showbiz, DJ Premier, and Alchemist. Check out the freestyle from these three spitters and share it!
Long Island emcee SmooVth and Brooklyn emcee Marvelous Mag showed up at RIOC recently. In this interview with DJ Eclipse, the two discussed meeting each other and later forming a group with members Hus Kingpin and Rozewood as The Winners. SmooVth announces his upcoming projects; a mixtape called SmooVthest Since 96, a full-length album with producer Confidence, and a project with J57. Marvelous Mag has released about a dozen projects in the past year that can be found here and SmooVth’s music can be found here.
New York emcees Marvelous Mag and SmooVth joined RIOC recently to discuss their upcoming albums and freestyle live on air. Marvelous Mag has relocated to Miami but still keeps in constant contact with his NY crew The Winners and frequently collaborates with them. Check out this freestyle and share it!
Willie Esco, creative director of Coogie, has teamed up with Thirstin Howl The 3rd, Rack Lo, All Lyrics, and the rest of the Lo Life founders to launch the Lo Life clothing line. Named after the crew that created a global fashion movement that was heavily influenced by Polo Ralph Lauren, Lo Life now has its own apparel brand with items available on Lo-Life.com. In this video interview with DJ Eclipse, Willie Esco and All Lyrics describe the history of the movement and the details of creating an official line of clothing for the general public. Check out the video and share it!
“In Control” Interview with Marley Marl, DJ Kevy Kev, Pete Rock, & DJ Premier | Rap Is Outta Control 1 comment
In Control was a radio show on 107.5 WBLS hosted by Marley Marl with DJs Kevy Kev, Clark Kent, and Pete Rock. The show was the successor of Rap Attack with the late Mr. Magic, where Marley Marl was the DJ. In Control ran from 1989-1990 and played a major role in breaking new rap songs on New York City radio. At the end of 2015, DJ Eclipse organized an In Control reunion show with Marley Marl, DJ Kevy Kev, Pete Rock, and DJ Premier. In this video interview, the DJs share old memories and laugh about funny stories they remember from over 25 years ago. Check it out and please share!
One of the world’s most skilled turntablists, DJ Revolution, calls into Rap Is Outta Control to shout out DJ Eclipse and discuss his upcoming music ventures. He recently signed artist Senica Da Misfit to his imprint ATW Records. The label is home to all of Revolution’s releases and artists releases, which stands for “And Then What” to helps artists build their brand and capitalize off short successes like a viral video or radio play. In addition to Senica’s album, Revolution is finishing a compilation album where he creates beats with a similar sound to his favorite producers from the 1990s. The tracks will combine new and older emcees, bridging the generation gap to create great music together. More information on ATW Records can be found here.
All Lyrics, formerly A.L. Skillz, has made a name for himself during the 90s in the NYC Hip Hop community. In this Sirius XM interview with DJ Eclipse, Lyrics shares one of his proudest career highlights, opening for The Wu-Tang Clan in Moscow for an audience of 5,000 people. He describes it as a surreal experience, from long-time friend Raekwon being shocked to see him out there to freestyling with Method Man backstage for 30 minutes. Lyrics is also a partner in the Lo-Life clothing brand which launched in 2015. The urban community turned Polo Ralph Lauren into a huge fashion movement that influenced communities and countries all over the world. They now have their own apparel brand, Lo-Life, which is available here.