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Video: $ilk Money feat. Andre 3000 – “Decemba (Remix)”

Update: You can now enjoy the captivating video to the track directed by Andre 3000 below.

$ilk Money (of group Divine Council) is the latest to get blessed with a godly verse from Andre 3000 on the “Decemba (Remix).”  According to $ilk, the rare appearance over the synth-heavy track came together due to 3 Stacks’ admiration for the group.

“That *igga flew from Texas to New York just to see us perform. He was saying how we remind him of Outkast because he ain’t never heard anything like us,” he to Rolling Stone.  Listen to the song here.

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Album Stream: Logic – The Incredible True Story

Logic‘s debut album, Under Pressure, wowed many, and his follow-up, The Incredible True Story successfully accomplishes that same.  The space narrative takes place far in the future among an engaging assortment of beats and flows that borrow cues from golden era Hip Hop, 808s and Heartbreaks and Outkast.   Enjoy the masterpiece below.

Video: Big Grams (Big Boi & Phantogram) – “Fell In the Sun”

Phantogram fan Big Boi (of Outkast)  made it a point to collaborate with rock duo (Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter) on his sophomore solo album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors.  Both artists have now come together as Big Grams for a 7-track project by the same name.  Due out September 25, you can check out their first dreamy bass lined offering called “Fell Into The Sun.” .

Update: The video for the track is now available for streaming below.

Random Hip Hop Facts Part 44

440. NasI Am... was supposed to be a double album.1

439. While working on A.L.L.A., A$AP Rocky stated that he stopped smoking weed and having sex so that he could fully focus on the task at hand and give fans the best possible music.2

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438. Raekwon wrote his “C.R.E.A.M.” verse around 2:30 in the morning on a stove, as he started to reflect on his struggle. 3

437. Mac Miller‘s Blue Slide Park was the first independently-distributed debut album by anyone to hit No. 1 since 1995’s Dogg Pound4

436. While recording The Chronic, Dr. Dre‘s house burned down, and he was shot in his legs forcing him to be on crutches.5

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435. Jay Z‘s Vol 2…Hard Knock Life, Outkast‘s Aquemini, A Tribe Called Quest‘s Love Movement and Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star all dropped on Sept 29, 1998.6

434. DJ Quik was a ghost producer on Eminem‘s Encore. 7 

433. Run the Jewels (El-P & Killer Mike) got their name from a line in an LL Cool J song called “Cheesy Rat Blues.” 8

432. Ice Cube was 16 years old when he wrote “Boyz N The Hood.” 9

431. Rakim had his own hot dog stand in the 10th grade. (3:43 mark)

 References:

1. [http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/nas-my-life-in-20-songs-20140415/nastradamus-0901716]
2. [http://www.complex.com/music/2015/03/asap-rocky-new-verse-alla-album]
3. [http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2015/03/10-rappers-difficult-verses-ever-interview/]
4. [http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/465212/mac-miller-on-way-to-indie-history-at-no-1-on-billboard-200-chart]
5. [http://wdmv362radio.com/Blogs/dr-dre-talks-snoop-dogg-eminem-50-cent-kendrick-lamar-more#2R6G6FFiabygw36p.99]
6. [http://www.mtv.com/news/1712939/vma-2013-black-star-talib-kweli-mos-def-brooklyn-hip-hop/]
7. [http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/interviews/id.1691/title.dj-quik-against-all-odds]
8. [http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.24486/title.killer-mike-el-p-credit-run-the-jewels-name-to-ll-cool-j-line]
9. [http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2015/05/ice-cube-25-years-amerikkkas-most-wanted/]

Hip Hop News 3/19

After breaking his own Spotify record with 9.8 million streams in one day, Kendrick Lamar‘s To Pimp a Butterfly sales predictions are in at 350,000 – 375,000 units. (Read More)

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Pharrell will receive the 2015 CFDA Fashion Icon Award. (Read More)

Drake is being sued by film distributing company SpectiCast and a fight almost broke out in the club after someone touched his hair.

Mac Miller is being sued by ’70s soul and funk band Aquarian Dream. (Read More)

The Game‘s The Documentary 2  is coming this June. (Read More)

A modern-day Scarface remake, penned by the writer behind the Straight Outta Compton biopic, is in the works. (Read More)

Migos compare themselves to Outkast. (Read More)

Random Hip Hop Facts Part 38

Did you know?

380. Redman developed a foot fetish after working at a women’s shoe store as a teenager.

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379. Tupac was planning on opening a restaurant called Powamekka Cafe, a play on the words “power” and “Mecca.” 1

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378. Dr. Dre can’t stand N.W.A.’s Straight Outta Compton and says he threw it together in six weeks so that the group could have something to sell out of the trunk. 2

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377. Tommy Hilfiger sales reached an all-time high after Snoop wore an oversized shirt by the designer on SNL in 1994. 3

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376. Andre 3000 originally submitted the “Rosa Parks” instrumental to R& B group Total4

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375. Nas I Am… intro samples the Amityville Horror score.

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374. Jay Z’s “Picasso Baby” video was inspired by artist Marina Abramovic’s MoMA performance. 5

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373. Queen Latifah named Naughty by Nature.  She also managed the group along with OutKastMonica, Fu-SchnickensSWV, Faith Evans and many others.

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372. Kid Cudi used to work at the BAPE NYC store and had to chase customer Kanye West down before leaving the store to take off a clothing sensor. 6

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371. Biggie’s “Warning” beat was originally meant for Big Daddy Kane7

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References:
1. [http://www.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/2011/09/13/shock-g-and-smif-n-wessun-talk-tupacs-eating-habits-i-never-seen-him-eat-a-vegetable-not-once-in-the-five-years-i-knew-him]
2. [http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/rolling-in-compton-with-snoop-and-dre-20101029]
3. [http://www.biography.com/people/tommy-hilfiger-594098]
4. [http://www.vibe.com/article/what-millennials-should-know-about-outkasts-aquemini-lp?utm_source=sc-tw&utm_medium=ref&utm_campaign=Outkast]
5. [http://www.vulture.com/2013/08/jay-z-picasso-baby-video-mark-romanek-hbo.html]
6. [http://www.complex.com/music/2013/04/a-history-of-kid-cudi-and-good-music/meet-at-the-bape-store]
7. [http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/editorials/id.2562/title.10-crucial-facts-about-biggie-s-ready-to-die-]

Random Hip Hop Facts Part 37

Did you know?

 370. While working for the Mets, Action Bronson got fired after throwing a fellow chef over a table because he kept bumping into Bronson in the kitchen.1

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369. Andre 3000 revealed that Outkast’s label wanted Kid Rock to play guitar on “B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad).” 2

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368. The worst Christmas gift Wiz Khalifa ever received was a macaroni-colored crewneck sweatsuit from his dad and stepmom at age 14.

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367. The Roots go through war in deciding the direction of each album. It is to the point where Questlove has quit the band on each album except the last three. 3

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366. YG’s favorite video games are Grand Theft Auto and Madden.  He plays as the 49ers. 4

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 365. Freddie Gibbs all-time favorite song is “I Got 5 On It” by the Luniz. 5

364. Killer Mike loves the original Star Trek series and the original Planet Of The Apes.  His favorite books include Lord Of The Flies and Animal Farm, which he credits for helping him become conscious of social classes, order and technology.6

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363. Though samples usually cost around $5,000 to$10,000, it cost $100,000 for Fabolous to sample Supertramp for “Breathe.”7

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362. Future has a songwriting credit on Ludacris’ “Blueberry Yum Yum.”  At the time (2004), he went by the name Meathead the Phuture.8

361. Machine Gun Kelly’s musical guilty pleasures include the Space Jam soundtrack, Sister Act 2 soundtrack and Grease soundtrack.9 

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References:

1. [http://www.askmen.com/fine_living/wine_dine_archive_400/479b_action-bronson-interview.html]
2. [Q&A with Andre Benjamin, pg 28 of Rolling Stone issue September, 25 2014]
3. [ http://hiphopwired.com/2014/05/20/10-things-learned-breakfast-club-roots-interview-photos/8/]
4. [http://pitchfork.com/features/guest-lists/9401-yg/]
5. [http://pitchfork.com/features/guest-lists/7864-freddie-gibbs/]
6. [http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/interviews/id.2178/title.killer-mike-talks-ghostwriting-corporate-rap-why-scarface-is-the-g-o-a-t-]
7. [http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/videos/id.17449/title.just-blaze-talks-fabolous-breathe-for-the-song-s-10-year-anniversary]
8. [http://www.complex.com/music/2014/08/from-struggle-to-stardom-how-your-favorite-rappers-were-discovered/future?utm_campaign=complexmag%2Bsocialflow%2B08%2B2014&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social]
9. [http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/interviews/id.2131/title.machine-gun-kelly-divulges-previous-addiction-problems-denounces-rapping-about-molly]

Random Hip Hop Facts Part 36

Did you know?

360. Dr. Dre made 50 Cent say the same lines over 500 times on his Get Rich or Die Tryin’ song “Heat.” 1

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359. Biggie only got $500 for doing Real Love” with Mary J. Blige. 2

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358. According to Chris Rock, Kanye West had everyone in the studio (including the engineers) wearing suits while working on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy to set a certain mood.

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357. Lupe Fiasco’s parents instructed him not to say the pledge of allegiance in school as a child. 3

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356. Ab-Soul has stated he quotes Nas and Jay Z at least once or twice on every project. 4

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355. Paul Wall helped create Ryan Lochte‘s American flag grill he wore to the 2012 Olympics.5

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354. According to Ja Rule, DMX once had his mouth wired shut after being in a fight or getting jumped.  Like Kanye, he continued to rap regardless.

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353. Schoolboy Q’s song “Blind Threats” with Raekwon  was sparked after they ran into each other in an elevator.6 

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352. While on tour as Outkast, Andre 3000 & Big Boi  travel on separate tour buses.  They also frequently work from separate home studios and Andre 3000’s whereabouts are often unknown to everybody, including his partner.7 

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351. Mr. Cartoon did Beyonce’s first tattoo of an angel at age 21, but she later had it removed.8

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References:
1. [http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/editorials/id.2533/title.4-things-we-learned-at-g-unit-s-shade-45-reunion-special]
2. [http://www.mtv.com/bands/n/notorious_big/news_feature_070305/index.jhtml]
3. [http://www.npr.org/2012/09/27/161885892/why-lupe-fiasco-cant-pledge-allegiance-to-flag\]
4. [http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2014/06/ab-soul-makes-sure-to-quote-nas-and-jay-z-on-every-project/]
5. [http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/trending/post/_/id/5803/rapper-paul-wall-talks-ryan-lochtes-grill]
6. [http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/editorials/id.2293/title.6-things-we-learned-from-schoolboy-q-s-oxymoron-listening-session]
7. [http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/editorials/id.1695/title.10-things-we-learned-reading-dirty-south-by-ben-westhoff]
8. [vhttp://books.google.com/books?id=0SUEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA104&ots=6yukOVwOrl&dq=camron%20rapper%20hernia%20ulcer&pg=PA70#v=onepage&q&f=true]

Future feat. Andre 3000 – “Benz Friendz (Whatchutola)”

This song has been on my playlist since Outkast debuted this song at Coachella with Future. Song is called “Benz Friendz (Whatchutola)” produced by Organized Noise and is featured on Future’s new album Honest.

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