Back in Colorado for his second show this year, independent hip hop legend Aesop Rock once again enticed the crowd with his particular brand of highly verbose wordplay. Accompanied by Stone Throw’s Homeboy Sandman and close friend Rob Sonic (also the other half of Hail Mary Mallon), he ran through a selection of classics and most every track off his dope, self-produced new album, The Impossible Kid. Hard hitting beats, excellent cuts by DJ Zone, and of course the game’s wordiest lyricism got the sold out crowd moving — many of those in attendance reciting each and every word. Our friend @MiloLee captured it all! Peep the photos below.
A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service – Epic/SME
Run the Jewels just dropped a new single through Adult Swim’s Singles Program. It also serves as the first single from the impending RTJ3 album. If “Talk To Me” is any indication, Mike and El-P aren’t slowing down a bit, their next album surely continuing the tradition of excellence they’ve brought so far. Peep below.
NxWorries just released their debut LP a week early and we couldn’t be happier. Check out our album review and see why this is one of our favorite drops of the year!
Danny Brown is without a doubt one of the weirdest and most interesting characters in hip hop, and like him or not, his talent is indisputable. He just dropped his new album Atrocity Exhibition. Check out the review below from our own Colin Wrenn!
DJ Khaled and Nas team up for what may be the most extravagant video of the year. Clocking in at just under nine minutes the video features a vast array of tropical shirts, liquor bottles, and beautiful women in elaborate feather get ups. The beat is a crazy reinterpretation of the Fugees Fu-Gee-La, and as usual Nas brings insight, astute political observation and style. Most importantly Khaled rides a horse through the surf. Behold!
Take an in depth look at De La Soul’s and The Anonymous Nobody in our first ever album review. See what we liked and didn’t like about one of the most talked about albums of the year!
2 Chainz returns with another edition of Most Expensivest Shit. In this episode he and pro skateboarder, Nyjah Huston, are given the chance to taste the world’s most costly popcorn. Covered in the salt from the Danish island of Læsø and edible gold flake the popcorn is being sold at $5 a kernel. Chainz brings his usual elegance to the table, while Huston chills and hopes he can get seconds. Enjoy below.
Mac Miller has a new album entitled The Divine Feminine dropping September 16th. Today he dropped the first single, featuring the man of the year, Anderson .Paak, who seems to have appeared on literally every album of consequence to have come out in the last 12 months. The song is a delightful, bouncy, summer funk-jam that brings the best out of both artists. Enjoy below.
Fresh out the feds and Gucci Mane has been on a roll. As part of the buildup to the release of his new album, Gucci stars in an ad for Supreme directed by Harmony Korine. After making Kids, Gummo, Spring Breakers and others, the commercial is an odd move for the prolific director, but the obvious chemistry between he and Gucci make it work. Check it below.