Chuck D, DMC, and 50cent are just a few MC’s who have taken their pen game to the next level, authoring a book. Now, it is Buckshot (of Black Moon/Duck Down Records) who drops knowledge, or should I say “COMMON KNOWLEDGY” a how-to book about working in the music industry.
Tracklisting has been revealed. Shouts to Honey Mag and Flud Watches.
Brooklyn, New York emcee Torae’s EP, Heart Failure drops February 15, 2011, featuring beats from Vitamin D, Khrysis DJ Spinna and Eric G. The album will also feature Phonte, YahZarah and Carlitta Durand.
Coney Island’s own FYL Prezident, NEMS enlists EOW vets Iron Solomon and Vanguard (Svengali Bros.) for this sample off the album PRESIDENT’S DAY (available on iTunes NOW!!!), which has been getting a lot of burn in my iPod lately. Although I have had it over a month, I got busy working on the site and really didn’t give it the full attention it deserves for awhile. This video reminded me (isn’t that what videos are for?) to give it a full listen. First reaction? This is Hip Hop. This is Brooklyn. (With a little assistance from Manhattan and Jerzey). Something from this album will probably make its way onto Brooklyn’s Finest Vol. 2, currently in the making, if not some new sh*t from Nems Guttah, C.I.’s finest.
HOMEBOY SANDMAN drops “72 Bars For Chosenberg” for TheFEAST.com, a website that ranks the best places to eat, shop and play in your city. Their site is pretty simple: select your city and click either EAT, SHOP or PLAY. It’s a cool site, but I admit I am showing them love because they showed Hip Hop some love with the Homeboy Sandman verse. Shout out to Rosenberg. And shout out to EOW for puttin’ me on.