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Album Stream: A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service​

Today, legendary Hip Hop group A Tribe Called Quest has finally delivered their final album, We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service.  After recording their first project since 1998’s The Love Movement, fans of the eccentric group can revel in vibrant production that pays homage to old school in a uniquely modernized way.

Late member Phife, who passed away earlier this year due to diabetes, recorded his last verses and frequently traveled for the project that Q-Tip believes may have ultimately cost him his health.  Recorded together at Tip’s house after the two ironed out their notoriously tumultuous relationship, the group reunited after rediscovering their chemistry during their Jimmy Fallon performance last year.  Recruiting current favorites Kendrick Lamar, Andre 3000, Anderson Paak and OGs Busta Rhymes and Elton John, Q-Tip observed he “hadn’t seen Phife that happy since (they) were kids” during its making.

Listen to the long-awaited masterpiece below via Spotify.

 

 

Album Stream: Game – The Documentary 2 & 2.5

Game‘s new album and sequel to his classic debut, The Documentary 2, is available for streaming.  The hype for his new project has been tremendous receiving praise from his peers including Dr. Dre and Busta Rhymes.  Listen to the album below via Spotify and check out the completely star-studded track list.  Get ready for the second half of the double album, Documentary 2.5, out 10/16.

Update: Documentary 2.5 is now also available for streaming below.

The Documentary 2 – Track List:
1) Intro
2) On Me ft. Kendrick Lamar
3) Step Up ft. Dej Loaf & Sha Sha
4) Don’t Trip ft. Ice Cube, Dr. Dre & will.i.am
5) Standing On Ferraris ft. Diddy
6) Dollar And A Dream ft. Ab-Soul
7) Made In America ft. Mvrcus Blvck
8) Hashtag ft. Jelly Roll
9) Circles ft. Q-Tip, Eric Bellinger & Sha Sha
10) Uncle Skit
11) Dedicated ft. Future & Sonyae
12) Bitch You Ain’t Shit
13) Summertime ft. Jelly Roll
14) Mula ft. Kanye West
15) The Documentary 2
16) New York, New York
17) 100 ft. Drake
18) Just Another Day
19) LA ft. Snoop Dogg, will.i.am & Fergie

The Documentary 2.5 – Track List:
1) New York Skit
2) Magnus Carlsen ft. Anderson .Paak
3) Crenshaw/80s and Cocaine ft. Anderson .Paak & Sonyae
4) Gang Bang Anyway ft. Jay Rock & Schoolboy Q
5) The Ghetto ft.  Nas & will.i.am
6) From Adam ft. Lil’ Wayne
7) Gang Related ft. Asia
8) Last Time You Seen ft. Scarface & Stacy Barthe
9) Intoxicated ft. Deion
10) Quiks Groove (The One) ft. DJ Quik, Sevyn Streeter & Micah
11) Outside ft. E-40, Mvrcus Blvck & Lil’ E
12) Up On The Wall ft. Problem, Ty Dolla $ign & YG
13) Sex Skit
14) My Flag/Da Homies ft. Ty Dolla $ign, Jay 305, AD, Mitch E-Slick, Joe Moses, RJ & Scheme
15) Moment Of Violence ft. King Mez, JT & Jon Connor
16) Like Father Like Son 2 ft. Busta Rhymes
17) Life
18) *BONUS: “El Chappo” ft. Skrillex


 

 

Album Stream: Jay Rock – 90059

Listen to TDE‘s latest offering from Watts rapper, Jay Rock, the first artist to put the West Coast label on the map.  After letting fans decide on the release date, the long-awaited album is now available to stream here.  The  project features Kendrick Lamar, Busta Rhymes, SZA and Isaiah Rashad and is available on iTunes now.

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David Sabastian feat. ANTI Society – “Duh”

Wild 90’s videos motifs and neon color palettes permeate LA rapper David Sabastian‘s new video “Duh,” which also features his own collective of artists, producers and designers known as ANTI Society. You’ll see traces of  Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Puff Daddy, Ma$e and Busta Rhymes visuals and even a cameo from supporter DJ Mustard.

Hip Hop News 6/1

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have announced they are expecting another child.

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Ye also lectured at LA Trade Tech College for their graduation.

Young Thug  honored his idol Gucci Mane by getting the same ice cream face tattoo.  (Read More)

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A music video shoot with French Montana, Busta Rhymes and Ja Rule ended in arrests this weekend. (Read More)

Iggy Azalea  canceled her first headlining tour. (Read More)

Action Bronson‘s NXNE performance was pulled amid complaints over his “consensual rape” song. (Read More)

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Joe Budden is a wanted man after missing court. (Read More)

Suge Knight is getting his trial delayed with help from Michael Jackson‘s former attorney. (Read More)

Album Stream & Download: Chance the Rapper, Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – Surf

Surprise. Chance the Rapper‘s new project with Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment, Surf, is available to stream and on iTunes now.  Features include Big Sean, J. Cole, Busta Rhymes, Raury and more. Stream the entire album below and download free here.

Album Stream & Download: Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip – The Abstract and the Dragon Mixtape

It’s the year 2013, and Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip have finally reunited to drop their highly anticipated  mixtape The Abstract and the Dragon.

Download and stream it here: http://pitchfork.com/news/53319-download-busta-rhymes-and-q-tips-the-abstract-and-the-dragon-mixtape/

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Random Hip Hop Facts Part 21

Did you know?

210. Eminem considered Dido for “Bad Guy,” but didn’t want to give away the “Stan” reference. 1

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209. Kendrick Lamar used to have a crush on Brandy.

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208. The Geto Boys  self-titled album released in 1990 is one of the first Hip Hop records to have a “Parental Advisory” sticker on it due to its violent content. 2

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207. 2 Chainz is an only child. 3

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206. Jay Z bought a Jean Michel-Basquiat painting for $4.5 million. 4

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205. 80% of Tyler, the Creator’s Goblin album was done on FruityLoops. 5

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204. The beat for Nas’ “Halftime” beat was originally for Busta Rhymes.  Busta reveals, “I sat in Large Professor’s house, and he actually made the “Halftime” beat for me…I didn’t know what to do with it. I gave it to Nas and he sledgehammered that.”

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203. Lauryn Hill, Pras Michel and another female vocalist were in a group that rapped in different languages called the Tranzlator Crew before meeting Wyclef Jean and forming The Fugees6

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202. The Roots have their own mural dedicated to them in Philadelphia located near the intersection of Broad and South streets.   It traces the history of the group and is one of more than 3,600 pieces of art created by the city’s Mural Arts Program.  7 

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201.  Mystikal served time in the U.S. Army during Desert Storm. 8

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References:
1. [Shade 45 Eminem Town Hall Interview. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOP9Db-GtFY ]  

2. [Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parental_Advisory]

3. [Interview Magazine http://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/2-chainz/]

4. [NY Post http://nypost.com/2013/11/20/jay-z-buys-basquiat-painting-for-4-5m/]

5. [RESPECT Magazine http://respect-mag.com/respect-online-exclusive-fly-or-die-elliott-wilson-interviews-tyler-the-creator-2/]

6. [Rolling Stone Magazine http://www.rollingstone.com/music/artists/fugees/biography]

7. [http://muralarts.org/about/press/roots-live-large-new-philadelphia-mural]

8. [http://iplanethiphop.ning.com/profiles/blogs/rappers-who-served-in-the]