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SLAUGHTERHOUSE: Glass House [download] + Tour Info

Slaughterhouse is backFor the title of this next album, Slaughterhouse is sticking’ to the script, the “house” metaphor. They had Slaughterhouse, On The House and Welcome to: Our House. Sonically, their formula is simple: hard beats with four of the most lyrical wordsmiths each trying to outdo one another non every track. With the exception of “Goodbye” off of Our House in 2012, which was about loss of a loved one (remix featuring Fat Joe dedicated to Chris Lighty), for the most part, the quartet’s content has been 1 part street, 1 part slick pimp sh-t, 2 parts extra lyrical bravado.

But now on this new album, ‘Glass House‘, due out later this year, Joe Budden, Royce Da 5’9″, Crooked I and Joell Ortiz – are going to get personal. Crooked I told VIBE in a recent interview:

“We were going through different things personally in our life and it just shines through the music,” said Crooked. “That’s what’s going to make it relatable to the fan. It’s everyday struggles, everyday pain, everyday obstacles. You’re going to go through a journey when you listen to this album.”

Glass House will be executive produced by Just Blaze, but that doesn’t mean he is handling all the production. Just has recruited J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Cardiak, AraabMuzik and Illmind already and it is rumored DJ Premier may contribute to the album as well.

Slaughterhouse is currently on their Glass House Tour. I dare you to throw stones!!

Check the video and tour dates below.

Tour: GlassHouseTour.com

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Marco Polo “3-O-Clock” f. Organized Konfusion (Pharoahe Monch & Prince Po)

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The lead-single from Marco Polo’s forthcoming LP, PA2: The Director’s Cut, accomplishes what no one else has been able to pull off in over a decade–reunite Organized Konfusion. Since the duo disbanded in 1997, there has been no new OK material and every few years or so the usual “reunion rumors” emerge and then disappear.

Marco Polo’s forthcoming LP, PA2: The Director’s Cut will be released on 11-12-2013 via SoulSpazm Records and features appearances from Talib Kweli, DJ Premier, Posdonous, Masta Ace, Kardinal Offishall, Styles P, Lil Fame, Alchemist, Oh No, MC Eiht, King Tee, Michael Rapport, Large Professor, Inspectah Deck, Rah Digga, Slaine, Ill Bill, Organized Konfusion, Doppelgangaz & many more.

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Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap (Trailer)

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Back in the days when i was a teenager… myself and GMS (MCMI co-owners) met Kevin Fitzgerald aka DJ Organic in central park at a summer stage concert. He was traveling around filming what would later become the critically acclaimed Documentary “Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme” We introduced him to the MC’s we knew, took him to the events we threw and frequented, helped plug him in to the new york Hip Hop scene and even made cameos along with PackFM, Mr.Mecc, Substantial & PH – our fellow crew members from “The Plague” Flash Forward over a decade and a new documentary with the same great feel, love (and many of the same artist) directed by Ice-T is about to hit the big screen….

Synopsis:
Ice-T takes us on an intimate journey into the heart and soul of hip-hop with the legends of rap music. This performance documentary goes beyond the stardom and the bling to explore what goes on inside the minds, and erupts from the lips, of the grandmasters of rap. Recognized as the godfather of Gangsta rap, Ice-T is granted unparalleled access to the personal lives of the masters of this artform that he credits for saving his life. Interspersed with the performers’ insightful, touching, and often funny revelations are classic raps, freestyle rhymes, and never before heard a cappellas straight from the mouths of the creators. What emerges is a better understanding of, and a tribute to, an original American art form that brought poetry to a new generation.

Be sure to watch Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme in Full HERE

Shout out to my brother Keith “Wild Child” Middleton for the assist!  

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DJ PREMIER & SHOWBIZ discuss MUGSHOT MUSIC [Interview]

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Yes! SHOWBIZ & A.G. are coming out with another album! DJ Premier is assisting with it and I think he is saying he contributed one track, but the production is mostly Show, as it has always been. Throughout the interview we get a sampling of beats. I am assuming these are from the upcoming project (“Mugshit Music”). All of the beats are siiick. To be honest the first time through I couldn’t really listen to the words, I just skipped through checking all the beats. Then I went back and found out what they had to say. This one beat in particular at 0:24 is disgusting. Let’s you know what kind of next sh*! the production is going to be on.

Show & A.G. back again? Yeah, this is something serious. I am really looking forward to this project. The cover art is even ill. Any and all punchline rappers and battle MC’s, just for starters, owe a huge debt to A.G., who is one of the illest, setting the bar high (along with fellow D.I.T.C. member Lord Finesse) for this type of rhyme. At the same time, these brothers cared so much about the music. The beats, scratches and choruses were so important to their success.

The styles the same, but the flow’s updated. The beats are bananas. Just check this one verse from Andre the Giant, after the interview, from a video teaser they did for the song “Here and Now”.

Statik Selektah ‘Population Control’ Special on Shade 45 (preview)

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The promo for Statik Selectah’s album “Population Control” has been outta hand. Everywhere I look there’s a flyer, poster, blog, radio interview, magazine article! Props to Duck Down Records. With the line up of talent on this thing, Statik’s 4th album is definitely something to talk about.

Sean Price & Termanology, Big K.R.I.T., Freddie Gibbs, Mac Miller & Josh Xantus, Styles P, Saigon & Jared Evan, XV, Jon Connor & The Kid Daytona, Action Bronson, Termanology & Bun B, Talib Kweli, Colin Munroe & Lil Fame, Pill & Reks, Push! Montana, LEP Bogus Boys, Chace Infinite, JFK, Mitchy Slick & Wais P, Dom Kennedy & Strong Arm Steady, Kali, GameBoi & Chris Webby, Skyzoo, Chuuwee, Tayyib Ali, Nitty Scott MC & Rapsody, Smoke DZA, STS, Dosage, Joell Ortiz, Brother Ali, Lecrae, DJ Premier, DJ Babu, Scram Jones & DJ Craze, Ea$y Money, Termanology, and Wais P are all featured on the album. I think that about says it all. Beyond that you just have to listen.

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This video will give you a preview of a couple of songs and interviews about the upcoming album.

A special Population Control edition of Statik Selektah’s Showoff radio show on Shade 45. It featured various guests from the album including Styles P, LEP Bogus Boys, PUSH! Montana, Nitty Scott MC, Reks, Termanology and more.

Statik also had a Showoff Cypher! Click here to watch: http://youtu.be/bFpxcYxVylk