Welcome Wes (the nicest guy in the biz) to BrooklynVegan! He's gonna post about Hip Hop...
Brooklyn may not be the borough that birthed Hip Hop, but it is the borough that perfected Hip Hop. Hip Hop is not very vegan - regardless, BV brings you the weekly Hip Hop News Round Up courtesy of Wes of the not in any way Hip Hop related NYC band the Undisputed Heavyweights.
Outkast's forthcoming album/soundtrack 'Idlewild' to be released December 6th. First single is "Idlewild Blue" for which the video already has appeared on major channels and YouTube (since removed). Potential second single "Hollywood Divorce", not about the group's alleged breakup, featuring Snoop Dogg and Lil' Wayne - leaked. Get it at palms out sounds.
Southern Rap Legend Scarface, formerly of Geto Boys, announces that after 20 years he will no longer release any more solo albums. In addition to guest spots, he will now focus more on production (via SOHH). We shall see about that. Those rappers and their retirements. *cough*Jay-Z*cough*
Mos Def surprises everyone by announcing the imminent release of an album "Tru3 Magic" on Geffen Records (September 26th) (via Nahright). MP3 of "Boogie Man" to be found here. It better be closer to his brilliant debut "Black On Both Sides" than to his sophomore ehhh "The New Danger". Or else!
DJ Premier, Hip Hop legend and creator of the definite gritty New York City sound, produces half of Christina Aguilera's new album "Back To Basics" including the uncreatively titled, but excellent "Still Dirrty". Download it here.
Killer Mike stands up and raps with substance in the tradition of Ice Cube in the early 1990's (when he still was the best rapper in the world). On "That's Right", he speaks on some matters of social relevance including role models, the Bush family, racism, the responsibilities of successful African Americans to their community, and more. Download it at 5151. (off his latest mixtape "I Pledge Allegiance")
And finally in the WTF category - Jackass's very own Steve-O nearly loses his life by proclaiming he is the new Ol' Dirty Bastard and proceeding to pull out Lil' Steve-O while on-stage with the entire Wu-Tang Clan during an Ol' Dirty Bastard Tribute, and in the presence of ODB's mother. Partial video at AllHipHop.
this post was NOT sponsored by Hip Hop Karaoke NYC