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.