Tuesday can’t come soon enough. Oxymoron. Yawk.
TDEHipHop railroadhiphop would like to drop off the newest set of visuals from Isaiah. Off his Cilvia Demo.
I’m still shaking my head after last nights Grammys. You’ve probably heard all the madness by now so I’ll sum it up quickly. Kendrick got robbed. Then Kendrick snapped during his performance. Then Macklemore apologized to Kendrick after the show via text. I guarantee Kendrick comes with some heat now after all this. We should all prepare for the wrath of Kendrick and I can’t wait to hear it! In the meantime we can all settle for this gem of a performance by Kendrick and Imagine Dragons. I think they may have been the only ones not lip-singing… So raw. So very, very raw.
ScHoolboy drops off his latest track, off his highly anticipated debut album titled “Oxymoron“. This is definitely some ski mask music. Q!
Swinging for the fence, I hope I make it out the park
Where the baseheads slide, after dark
Where the bangers get caught
Hid the gun in the trees, arrest me by the court
I just wanna smoke weed and sip lean by the quart
For those of you that don’t know, Open Gym is a series on NBA TV Canada that gives you a behind the scenes look on the Toronto Raptors and the happenings of the team on a daily basis (kinda like Hard Knocks but for basketball). This particular episode chronicles the reaction inside the locker room upon hearing the news of Rudy Gay being traded to the Sacramento Kings. Without word from team officials, Raptors players were left to scramble for the details of the deal. Tune in to the ten-minute mark for a real interesting look into the impact that the trade has on the team.
Here I am sitting at home watching the National Championship game (which was an insanely good game) and there’s actually some real things going on in the world. This track is pretty, pretty, pretty good.
Some time ago I worked for a Berlin based NGO called MICT while running Jakarta Records. During this time I helped organize a recording session in Tunisia with 9 female singers and musicians from Tunisia, Libya & Egypt together with Oddisee and Olof Dreijer of The Knife. “Nouh Al Hamam” by egyptian singer Maryam Saleh is the first leak of the project.
A little less then three years ago the political situation in many countries of the Arab world changed dramatically. Uprisings started in rural areas of Tunisia and from there spread to various countries in the region. Millions gathered in the streets united by their demand for more democracy, rights and participation in the political process. In most cases the reaction of the governing dictators were relentless and severe towards every form of protests. Violence in the streets of Cairo, Tunis and Bengasi escalated and resulted in the overthrow of the governments in Tunisia, Egypt and Lybia.
A year later a group of female singers and musicians from Tunisia (Nawel Ben Kraiem, Badiaa Bouhrizi, Medusa, Houwaida), Libya (Nada) and Egypt (Donia Massoud, Maryam Saleh, Youssra El Hawary) met in Mohsen Matri Studio in Tunis to sing- against corruption, despotism, patronization and narrow-mindedness. The song with Syrian artist Rasha Rizk was recorded some months later in her political asylum in Cairo. Sudanese/American producer Oddisee and Olof Dreijer of the Swedish pop duo The Knife joined the session, participating in the creation of the musical backdrop as well as the often multi-instrumentalist female singers. For the vinyl edition producers such as Brenk, Blackjoy and Blundetto contributed remix versions of the project.
At the time and still today especially musicians and especially women were and are trapped in a spiral of repression, discrimination and violence. “Sawtuha” (Arabic for “her voice”), the album that is the product of the 2-week session, is a vital encouraging testament of rebellion against the repression of democratic rights, gender inequality, and lack of inclusion. The music is an organic mixture of traditional Arabic music, regional influences and various forms of contemporary Western musical genres. A mixture that may sound contradicting at first but makes total sense once you listen to the music.
I don’t normally mess with RR but I was listening to Hip-Hop Nation the other day and this joint came on. The beat though!
Devil want these n*ggas hate they own kind
Gotta be illuminati if a n*gga shine
Oh we can’t be a nigga if a n*gga rich?
Oh we gotta be the devil that’s some n*gga shit
He left London for Paris at age 20, and ended up sleeping rough and busking in the Place de Clichy metro station for two years to get together enough money to move to a hostel and eventually his own room.