Krizzle has easily been the topic of conversations over the last couple of years when it comes to discussing consistency in his music. Big K.R.I.T. has announced a new collection, highlighting four of his mixtapes titled, The Underground Edition. From cassette tapes, CD’s, t-shirts, vinyl and more, I don’t think any die hard Krizzle fan would want to miss this.
“The Underground Edition [is] a limited-edition set highlighting all four of his acclaimed mixtapes: K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, Return Of 4eva, 4eva N A Day, and King Remembered In Time. Available on cassette tape, CD, and vinyl, this exclusive collection will be individually numbered, in a custom slipcase with a bonus T-shirt, poster, and stickers. CD and vinyl editions limited to 500 units. Cassette edition limited to 250 units.”
Common & producer NO I.D. are prepping their forthcoming album, Nobody’s Smiling. The song is led by the first single “Kingdom” which features Vince Staples has already been released and a video directed by Hype Williams will be released soon. Also Common has signed an album deal with the label Def Jam, and below he talks about the upcoming album, and label deal. The album will be released on July 22nd, 2014.
“I’m honored to team up with No ID and be a part of the Artium and Def Jam family. Creating this album and signing to Def Jam feels like a new beginning for me. I feel like a new artist because I created this album with the purpose to give back to my city and to the culture of hip hop. Def Jam is part of the foundation of hip hop and being able to work with No ID was returning to my foundation now with new energy and new hunger.”
According to the press release, the r&b multi platinum collective Jagged Edge is set to release a follow up album to their 2000 release of J.E. Heartbreak. With a brand new deal, Jagged Edge are planning to step back into the r&b scene with J.E. Heartbreak Too. Producer /songwriter has produced the first single “Hope” which is being released on May 30th, 2014. Down below Jermaine Dupri has a few words to say about the upcoming eight studio album.
“Making a sequel to a classic album is difficult. We don’t want to stray from the blueprint of the first album. It’s definitely a challenge, but the fans won’t be disappointed.”
Are y’all excited for this?
Congrats to VA’s youngest rapper in charge, Young Money Yawn for inking a fresh new deal with RCA Records under the legend Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Ent. His new single featuring Pusha T & Lunch Money is dropping soon, so pop in after the break for the cover art & additional footage from the signing. Salute!
Yesterday evening, surrounded by close friends, family and his Creative Nation team, Yawn officially signed with RCA Records via Grammy nominated songwriter/producer Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Ent. imprint. Luke, who’s responsible for Billboard hits from the likes of B.o.B, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Juicy J, Rihanna, Shakira and Katy Perry, has been working closely with Yawn for the last few months and plans on playing a vital roll in his promising career. Following the success of his current radio rotated hits “Dark Horse” (Katy Perry Ft. Juicy J), “Wrecking Ball” (Miley Cyrus) and “Timber” (Pitbull), Yawn will be joining the list of priorities for Luke including upcoming releases from Usher, G.R.L. and Hilary Duff. The college graduate has been shot on three different occasions, been to jail twice and witnessed the rise and fall of one of the areas largest dynasty’s; content definitely won’t be an issue for the newest member of the LA label
Running on the heels on his well received visual over the Migos “Hannah Montana”, the next single he will release is “Shout Out To Papi”. The record features mentor Pusha T & Lunch Money, samples the theme song to popular 50′s sitcom I Love Lucy and was produced by Hunga .We wish nothing but success and stability for new face of Virginia hip-hop!
Tomorrow night the good homies over at The Underground will be hosting their annual beat battle. Not only it’s a beat battle, but they will have performances as well. The two performers are our great rapper friend Descendent & LIl Bob Doe. Held in Durham NC, at The Pinhook, not only a great beat battle and performances, be prepared for some great wings and a food truck.
The price is $7, 9PM. 111 W Main St Durham NC
Man. Talk about dope. If you know me, you know that Khrysis is one of my favorite producers ever, plus that’s my brother for real. From releasing Between Heaven & Hell, with Add-2, Merry Khrysmas the contribution to the latest compilation from Jamla, Jamla Is The Squad, he’s on fire. Anyways, Phife Dawg was in town, with also being featured in this upcoming visual, it looks like we’re getting a Khrysis x Phife track. I don’t know about y’all but i’m ready for this.
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Well! According to Lil Boosie’s brother and manager Taquari Hatch, Lil Boosie will become a free man in February. Boosie has said to have written 500 songs in the past four years since being locked up back in 2009. The scheduled release date will be between February 13th and February 18th.
UPDATE: Due to reports, Boosie will not be released this month in a statement from BET
According to Weiss, Boosie’s tentative release date is scheduled for next month. “Just received confirmation that Boosie will not be getting out of jail next week,” he tweeted. “However, his release is imminent — most likely in March.”
UPDATE 2: Boosie is home, up top is the first photo since his release. (Via)
After the jump, check out Boosie’s freestyle “The Ride Home” after the jump.
One of the illest producers to do it. J Dilla’s is set to have his 2006 album, Donuts released into a literature format. According to StonesThrow, the book will published by 33 1/3 Books, which is a series dedicated to classic albums. The release date for the upcoming literary work is set to make it’s release date on April 24th, 2014. Read more about the upcoming release with details down below.
Author Jordan Ferguson interviewed pretty much everyone associated with the album’s creation – Stones Throw’s PB Wolf, Jeff Jank, Eothen Alapatt – and many of Dilla’s associates in his L.A. and Detroit years. The book is not merely a behind the scenes look at the creation of Donuts, but a look at Dilla’s career as a whole, his influences, his music styles, and the art of the music itself. The jacket reads, “Drawing from philosophy, critical theory and musicology, as well as Dilla’s own musical catalog, Jordan Ferguson shows that the contradictory, irascible and confrontational music found on Donuts is as much a result of an artist’s declining health as it is an example of what scholars call ‘late style,’ placing the album in a musical tradition that stretches back centuries.”
Pre-order the book here.