From the upcoming LP "Black on Purpose”, the new Single ‘Comin’ Outta The Rain' By Salaam Remi & Bilal available now on all streaming platforms. Louder Than Life Records 2020
Directed By Salaam Remi & NEWD4Y JOVI
I was introduced to Jahi through my Son's African American Male Achievement class that Jahi instructed and taught at the local elementary school. Through the course of the class my Son's interest in Black History as well as Hip Hop history peaked. After learning of Jahi's work as community builder/MC we connected and I was introduced to Chuck D's Rapstation platform. Hardknock Radio: Davey D speaks with the long time activist/artist Jahi about his two new books The Microphone JourneyMan, Influences, Messages and Notes from the Stage.. and The Intersection Between Hip Hop Culture and Education.. We talk to him about his experiences as being a member of Public Enemy and his Hip Hop activism..
San Francisco Hip Hop staple San Quinn drops new visuals for "Go Rude" (directed by Kolepa) Off the upcoming "Smell My Roses Volume 1" album coming soon. Quinn, responsible for the most Hip Hop features bar coded in 2006 (350 records by the time he was 21) has steadliy grew his fanbase since the early ninties and is regarded as one of the most consistent Lyricist/artist to represent SF culture. "Smell My Roses Volume 1" is Quinn's 16th solo effort, the lead single/video "Go Rude" follows Quinn through a cinematic heist which leads to a meeting with the Bosslady played by La Dona. Keep your eyes open for some cameo's, a couple being San Francisco MC Rich Rocka (formerly Ya Boy) and the producer of "Go Rude" Monk HTS (Equipto, Professa Gabel). Check this and more releases from Audio Vandals at https://audiovandals.bandcamp.com follow them on IG: @audio_vandals @sanquinn415 @monk_hts @Kolepa
Planet Asia links back up with his original rhyme partners, YARD MASSIVE, for their new video "WE OK" with Kubiq, Shake Da Mayor, and Demont Demont. The New Single come off the new YARD MASSIVE album, "Yard to the Last Song" out now on all major streaming platforms. Yard Massive is a Hip-Hop crew from Fresno, CA, originally known as Yard Massive but rocked under the name Shkool Yard during the early 2000's. The original Yard Massive crew was the collection of Planet Asia, Kubiq, Shake Da Major and Supa Supreme, the current roster includes Demont Demont. Supa Supreme doesn't appear to be in the newest iteration of the click. Their first EP/LP as Shkool Yard "A New Beginning" featured 8 tracks as well as an instrumental for each. The production was handled by Joey Chavez, Protest and KutMasta Kurt, who also released the project via his Threshold Recordings in 2002. This 12", "Fashion Show" and "Sit Back & Chill," are both produced by KutMasta Kurt and was the first of two 12" releases from the project. In its simplest form, it's hard beats and dope West Coast rhymes.
“Chocolate Souffle” is a scorching, electrofunk standout and the second official video from Shabazz Palaces‘ The Don of Diamond Dreams, directed by David Shields and James Nugent (Marshawn Lynch: A History). The performative visual stars Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler amid a dizzying array of images set to match the songs rapid-fire lyrics, and was compiled by Shields, Nugent, and Butler (who acts as the video’s director of photography). Shabazz Palaces The Don of Diamond Dreams will be available April 17th, 2020 worldwide on Sub Pop. The album is now available for preorder from Sub Pop over here
As Rapsody inches closer to releasing her third studio album EVE, the North Carolina-bred MC has dropped a new visual for “Ibtihaj,” which was unveiled at New York City’s Times Square on Friday (August 2). Produced by 9th Wonder, the track also features heavy hitters D’Angelo and Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA, who appear in the video alongside Mary J. Blige and Roxanne Shanté. According to the press release, the song’s title pays tribute to Ibtihaj Muhammad, a member of the United States national fencing team. In 2016, she became the first Muslim American woman to wear a hijab while competing for the United States in the Olympics. The lyrics revolve around having confidence in yourself and always being fearless. Rapsody's latest "EVE" is expected to arrive on August 23.