DJ Skizz has released a video for the track “Vio-lence” off of his forthcoming BQE(Brooklyn Queens Experience) album. The track features Lil Fame & Ill Bill directed by Aaron Vasquez & Pace Rivers.
His album will be dropping June 23rd the LP also features guest appearances from Lil’ Fame (of M.O.P), Ill Bill, Roc Marciano, A.G., O.C., Steele (Smif-N-Wesson), FT (Fuc That), Torae, Masta Ace, Nature, Cormega, Craig G, Big Noyd, Havoc (of Mobb Deep), PsychoLes, Rah Digga, Tragedy Khadafi, and many more all over Skizz’ production…
This take it back Thursday track comes to us from De La Soul. The year was 1991 the album was “De La Soul is Dead” and the track was “Ring Ring Ring”. This was the first release from their second album a catchy beat with black and white visuals. It highlighted how they were getting approached time and time again by hopeful rappers who wanted to play them their demos. De La are Hip Hop legends and to this day still rocking out on nationwide tours and concerts like Rock the Bells and Paid Dues.
Dre Murray of W.L.A.K(We Live As Kings) has released a new single “7913″ produced by Wit ahead of his new album Gold Rush: Maybe One Day (Collision Records) scheduled to be released 7-9-13. This track will not be available on the album so download it and let it hold you over until the full album is ready.
We all have those Could Have Been / Should Have Been relationships in life when it comes to the ladies. This is discussed in the track “Forever” the lead single off of the forthcoming album Evolution by Slum Village. The album is scheduled for release June 25th until then rock out to this track and think back to your possible Forever relationship that was only temporary!
If you visit HHAD regularly (AS YOU SHOULD) you know I enjoy what The Black Opera is doing from an artistic and music standpoint. Well this is the third post regarding the track “Queen of Hearts” featuring Mayer Hawthorne. First post was a download for the track, second regarded the video, and now I am posting the remix to “Queen of Hearts” by their labelmate ODDISEE. Be sure to peep the earlier posts to supply your TBO fix.
Whether you are a fan of the Raiders organization or not. You must admit that the raiders logo and baseball cap are ingrained into Hip Hop. Primarily brought to the forefront by West Coast legends like Ice Cube, King T, Ice-T, and NWA. Well the DemiGodz who hail from Boston show some love to the majestic piece of clothing with their new video “Raiders Cap” off of their Killmatic album.
The Bar Exam returns Friday, May 17th at Apache Cafe and this go round in recognition for Hip-Hop appreciation week we’ll have double the giveaways and free swag for our attendees that know their music! Also, a special Tribue to Hip-Hop mix will spun by the larger then life DJ New York Giant. A new King of the Cypher has been filmed @ Beat Lab USA (s/0 to DJ Mega) and will be recapped live starting at 9pm. Our panelist this month are @Killwillmusic [Travis Porter…] & Diana Schweinbeck [Mixtape Monopoly]. Others TBA. Our featured artist are Phene, Emi Morris, and previous Bar Exam competition winner Rameer J.
If you caught our last show then you know we’ve added a live Twitter feed recapping feedback from our panelist and audience. Once again, that will be in effect. If you take our stage you will be promoted.
On Wednesday May 1st Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly member of the group Kris Kross passed away. He was found unresponsive at his Atlanta home and later pronounced dead at Atlanta Medical Center. He along with group member Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith formed Kris Kross who exploded on the scene with their mega hit “Jump Jump” in 1992. In February Kris Kross was part of the So So Def 20th anniversary celebration. Rest In Peace Chris Kelly your music will live on!