The Abbot (Rza) speaks on the work ethic of Kanye West. Breakfast with team, work out, charity work, studio for 12 hours. Rinse and Repeat. The team is going to have to get on a schedule similar to this.
If you are a fan of both hip hop and Leica, this video is almost impossible not to reblog. Photographer Jonathan Mannion runs us briefly through his amazing career photographing hip hop through his Leica lens. Some of the most iconic images in hip hop come from this guy and a Leica. Figures.
The camera is sort of the last piece of the puzzle. You know like what can you do? Can you tell me why your pictures are going to be important? Can you tell me what you wanna do? Can you make me believe in the picture? Like me, I mean, let alone an artist that does this over and over like why are you special? Why is your voice special?” - Jonathan Mannion
LET IT GROW: STYLES P
This is a great moment when I can support two movements that I really respect. Styles P has always been in my Top 10 of favorite MC’s. So this post is natural. The other cool thing is that my brother Yoshi just texted me that he added one of the members of The SHHO to his team here in D.C. To my surprise they are also fellow Rams from VCU. Check out this video and check out their site.
“In the fall semester of 2006, Student Hip-Hop Organization was founded at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Since then, it has branched to surrounding universities and has played an integral part in Virginia’s hip-hop scene while cultivating the minds of their campuses and communities.”
Freddie Gibbs - How We Do (‘93 Til Infinity)
I still don’t understand how Gangta Gibbs made so many outstanding songs for his first two mixtapes and they’re still slept on like none other.
My Song Rating: 9.5 out of 10
childish’s verse is fire
“You can’t fake cool and you can’t buy cool,” says hip-hop exec turned advertising guru Steve Stoute, whose new book, “The Tanning of America,” explores how hip-hop rewrote the rules of the new economy.
Shout out to:thedailyfeed
You have no idea how excited I am for Hip Hop!
Let the story begin.
shout out to:alldopeeverything
Main Attrakionz - 808s & Dark Grapes 2 (Bandcamp, 2011)
On first listen this is sounding like the most mature and cohesive effort to date from MA to date. But it’s also entirely possible that they dropped seven albums that I missed last month and that one or more of those could be even more mature and show greater cohesion. The world may never know…
<3 <3 <3
J. Cole | ‘Work Out’ Music Video
Cole has been making his presence felt on the internet by releasing new material under his project ‘Any Given Sunday’. A new music video has been released from NC rapper for you to check out. The single ‘Work Out’ (which features a sample from ‘Kanye’s New Workout Plan’) is taken from his debut album entitled ‘Cole World: The Sideline Story’, keep posted for more information on that.
shout out to:deadfreaks
EPISODE 46: The Sound of Young America’s Jesse Thorn joins the Hype Men to discuss Bay-area rap + hip-hop as a spectacle + throwback jerseys + Kanye’s two sides + why Asher Roth is miscast + who Kreayshawn owes thanks + whether rock music is dead + if Jay-Z can one day play the Super Bowl + so much more!