Nipsey Hussle & DJ Premier | The Premier Hussle (Full Album)

Word on the street is that there was a DJ Premier/Nipsey Hussle collaboration in the works prior to Nipsey Hussle's untimely demise last month, this remix/reimagining might be your best option unless there are some tracks in the vault. The project "The Premier Hussle" presented by Altered Crates & DJ Tiger puts Neighborhood Nip and Premier into an alternate universe where the listener can almost believe the synergy is real. DJ Tiger blends some of Premier's lesser known tracks with Nipsey's acapella's for the ultimate dream collabo Marvel issue of "What If?". Peep it out.
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TRKRNR - No Summer Days (feat. Trailer Limon) [Official Music Video]

A Film By: Amanda Beane & Pablo Circa Shot in Oakland, CA. "Summer may be approaching, but TRKRNR wants you to know that they always bring the heat regardless of the season. The Richmond, California duo (pronounced “track runner”) are premiering a new video today for their dreamy single “No Summer Days.” TRKRNR joined forces with fellow Bay Area artist Trailer Limon (of the San Francisco group The Pendletons) for the track that will be released along with the tune “Stimulate” on March 22. The new video aptly reflects the collaboration as it celebrates the Bay Area’s diverse culture and music scene. Saul Vallens and Gyrefunk, the two artists who comprise TRKRNR, grew up together in San Jose and the new video shows their deep appreciation for the artistic richness of the region. The visuals from Pablo Circa and Amanda Beane show scenes of a house party hosted by Oakland artist Astu, with slow gliding shots of people vibing, dancing, and just enjoying each other’s company. The patient, deliberate camera work offers an appropriate visual component to “No Summer Days,” which features a laidback groove and beautifully hazy production. TRKRNR’s music and video both represent the deep soul of everyday life, particularly in a place teeming with artists like the Bay Area." -Evan Crandell, Earmilk

Video: STONEY HAWK (SUNSPOT JONZ & APLUS) JUST LIKE THAT

Bay Area Icons Sunspot Jonz & A-Plus connect for Stoney Hawk!
Outhouse Records: SUPRISE SECRET ALBUM ALERT!! Sunspot Jonz(LIVING LEGENDS) and A-Plus (HIEROGLYPHICS) are STONEY HAWK!!! New collaboration album dropped New Year’s Day! This is the first collab album putting together the Voltron force of Living Legends and Hieroglyphics! Every track is pure slap! Check for it on all streaming sources and start your year off by bumping that underground dopeness!!! Track Produced by A-Plus --Animation by Corey Johnson-- Directed by Catero Colbert & Sunspot Jonz--- Dank Bandito Brothers Productions
Shout out A-Plus reppin DNA lovely with the 1st Generation Drums & Ammo T! 

 

 

Video: Ill Camille: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

DNA got the word from Tajai (Souls of Mischief) during The Sway in the Morning Show (Shade 45) about Los Angeles MC III Camille. She's definitely representing her name to the fullest.
Here's a few words from Abby O'Neill, producer of The Tiny Desk series: 
Los Angeles rapper Ill Camille hooked me during my first trip through her sophomore album, Heirloom. Her lyrical prowess and storytelling were so moving, I immediately reached out to her on Instagram and asked if she would like to perform a Tiny Desk. "Please don't make me cry right now. Tiny Desk!?!? You don't understand. I've been praying on this", she replied. "This (message) made my year and my band is ready!" Ill Camille strays a bit from the hip-hop zeitgeist. She raps about love and family serving as the source of her strength, the importance of self-worth as a woman, and the necessity to nurture oneself from within. That core keeps her secure even when confronted by the despair of poverty and the difficult grind of a young artist. And you can hear all that front and center in her music. Her voice is like a cool drink on a summer's day: smooth, clear and replenishing. Her refreshing self-awareness and raw honesty are inherent in each song, pairing nicely with the jazzy, melodic rhythms provided by her close knit crew of musicians. The first two songs, "Spider's Jam" and "Live it Up," feature long time collaborators of Camille's, Iman Omari and drummer Greg Paul of Inglewood collective The Katalyst. Aneesa Strings, a bassist from the Bay Area, provided the low end foundation while also lending her rich vocals to "Fight On." Also, guesting on this song is fellow L.A. native and emcee Damani Nkosi, who's been rocking with Camille since her debut album, The Pre-Write. The four-song set concluded with the upbeat "Again," an ode to happiness and self-actualization.
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Video: No I.D. on the Making of Jay-Z’s 4:44 Album | Red Bull Music Academy

Chicago producer No I.D. recalls how Jay-Z’s 4:44 album came to be from conversations about work over art to flooding the rapper’s inbox with beats.