Wes’ Weekly Hip Hop News Roundup (August 31st, 2007)
DOWNLOAD Copperpot – Art of Rap feat. Masta Ace & EdoG (MP3)
DOWNLOAD Baby Elephant – How Does The Brain Wave? ft David Byrne [Produced by Prince Paul] (MP3)
- Prince Paul has a brand new project by the name of Baby Elephant. David Byrne appears on one of the tracks. Download above.
- Tickets go on sale Saturday for the September 21st AllHipHop.com Finale concert featuring Lupe Fiasco, Cassidy, Hurricane Cassidy, and Talib Kweli at Nokia Theatre in NYC. Talib just played Nokia Theatre, and he has a free NYC show coming up too. he also just put out a new album. Rolling Stone gave it three stars.
- Miss Info went to the Kanye West/Graduation preview party. Tom went as well. I didn’t go, but you and I can hear it too – the album leaked. In related news, Kanye – along with the Smashing Pumpkins – is set to headline Miami’s Bang! Music Festival (Nov 10-11).
- Diddy has confirmed there will be an ‘I Get Money’ remix featuring 50 Cent, Diddy, Jay-Z & Kanye West.
- The RIAA has shut down DJ Premier‘s Live from the HQ podcast, while Ludacris gets renewed on XM. See Ludacris when he plays Radio City.
- FromDaBricks wrote a great deconstruction of Jeru Da Damaja
- Ja Rule & The Game are going to be collaborating.
- Time Magazine comments on Hip Hop’s decline.
- Much more exciting: GZA & Killah Priest will do an album together. MF Doom & Pharoahe Monch are performing together. Hopefully the real Doom shows up though. Still excited for GZA performing Liquid Swords in Brooklyn.
More news, downloads, videos and tour dates, below…..
- New albums out this week include Madlib‘s Beat Konducta Vol. 3-4: In India and Aesop Rock‘s None Shall Pass . AOL has the Aesop album streaming. Listen for free while you can, and then also check out the interview I did with Aesop if you haven’t already.
- Weiss shares with us the 5 of the Worst Movies Involving Rappers
- KRS One is still one of the best interview subjects around.
- Murs is interviewed on a bunch of things. Mostly his move to a major.
- Bun B is set to record a second solo album.
- Hmm, an 18 year old blond female rapping about disfunctional relationships and family? Check out Lanz’s Grow Up and my interview with her.
- Zimbabwe Legit recorded a great song featuring Sticman & Prince Po.
- Belly, Canada’s #1 rapper, did a song with Kurupt.
- For all the 80’s babies: Flannel Crunk, a mashup of 90’s alternative rock and current Hip Hop
- Listen to the full N.O.R.E. – Noreality album.
- Whose demo tape was stronger? Check out Wu Tang’s, Biggies, and 2Pac’s.
- Beanie Sigel has a new single featuring R. Kelly
- Listen to Big Shug – Play It remix ft Royce 5’9″, Termanology & Singapore Kane.
- DJ Honda is one of Japan’s best Hip Hop exports. Check out some songs.
- Hmm, an 18 year old blond female rapping about disfunctional relationships and family? Check out Lanz’s Grow Up.
- Talib Kweli drops a hot freestyle on Nahright. He’s playing a free show in NYC on September 8th.
- Old school: Geto Boys – My Mind’s Playing Tricks On Me.
- Common & Lily Allen did a video together for Drivin’ Me Wild
- 50 Cent vs Cam’ron – The Complete Video Collection.
- Snoop + George Constanza in horror movie?
- Check out the live video of Lupe Fiasco performing ‘Dumb Down’
09/01 Fat Joe @ BB King’s
09/01 Clipse @ Columbia University
09/03 Soulico @ JDub BBQ @ The Yard
09/08 Talib Kweli, Lizz Fields, Marco Polo, Claudette Ortiz, Chip Fu @ Fort Greene Fest (at the Fort Greene Park), info
09/09 Aesop Rock @ Irving Plaza, tix
09/15 GZA performing ‘Liquid Swords’ @ McCarren Pool in Brooklyn (tix)
9/19 Prodigy of Mobb Deep and guests @ Spiegeltent (?!), info
09/21 Fat Joe @ BB King’s CANCELLED
9/21 Lupe Fiasco, Cassidy, Hurricane Cassidy, and Talib Kweli @ Nokia Theatre (tix)
09/22 MF Doom, Pharoahe Monch, Collie Budz, Teriyaki Boyz, and DJ Uppercut @ NYC-Tokyo Festival in Central Park, tix
10/06 Sasha Frere Jones discusses “What isn’t Hip Hop” as part of the New Yorker Festival.
10/06 Ludacris @ Radio City Music Hall (details)
10/07 Common @ Nokia Theatre
10/16 Fresh Press CMJ Showcase w/ Panacea, John Robinson / Lil Sci (Shaman) Wise Intelligent of Poor Righteous Teachers (Shaman) K Banger (Shaman) Panacea (Rawkus / Glow-in-the-Dark) The Project (Glow-in-the-Dark) Zimbabwe Legit (pH MUSIC) Marshal Law (thisish) Dooley O (SOD Records / Lewis Recordings) Y-Society (Insight and Damu) (Tres Records) and The Smile Rays (Rawkus 50) @ The Knitting Factory (CMJ)
10/17 A-Trak, Nick Catchdubs & Kid Sister @ Hiro Ballroom (Fool’s Gold CMJ showcase)
10/19 Devin The Dude, Del the Funkee Homosapien, Serendipity Project, and Bukue One @ BB King’s (CMJ)
10/20 Brother Ali, Evidence & Little Brother @ Highline Ballroom (CMJ) (tix)
10/30 Cypress Hill @ Nokia Theatre
11/02 Lyrics Born @ Bowery Ballroom
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