Professional Ignorant – 4-IZE

Crazy new album from 4-IZE released with Upstairs Studios & DJBooth.net, Professional Ignorant.  The album features collaborations with Senor Kaos, Gucci Mane, Punchline, De La Soul, MF Doom, Attitude, Phife Dawg, GLC, Backbone & B.O.B.  Download the album for free right here

Spectacular Vernacular – 4-Ize Feat. Gucci Mane

The Return of DST – De La Soul

Something new from one of the best groups to ever do it De La Soul, this ones called The Return of DST off of the groups upcoming album You’re Welcome.

The Return of DST – De La Soul

Ain’t Leaving Without You – Jaheim Feat. Jadakiss

Ain’t Leaving Without You is set to appear on Jaheim’s upcoming 5th studio album Another Round due out 2-9-10 on Atlantic records.  Produced by Kaygee (Naughty by Nature) Ain’t Leaving Without You borrows from De La Soul’s classic Ring Ring Ring from 1991’s De La Soul is Dead.

Ain\’t Leaving Without You – Jaheim Feat. Jadakiss

Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey) – De La Soul

Much More – De La Soul feat. DJ Premier & Yummy Bingham

“Gama Ray rap, I make the Hulk Snap” – Dave (Plug Two from De La)

Over it’s 2 seasons The Chapelle Show featured many great performances from some of Hip-Hops elite.  One of which that always stood out to me was De La Soul performing the J-Dilla produced Much More off of their 2004 album The Grind Date.  Although DJ Premier didn’t make an appearance,(featured talking shit on the intro to the record) De La still managed to bring Yummy Bingham to help-out on the chorus.  Brilliant minds think alike too, peep Plug Two rocking the Hulk Hand for his verse.Much More – De La Soul Feat. Yummy Bingham & DJ Premier

Big Mouf – De La Soul

It’s good to hear some new music from De La Soul, not to mention the shit is Fiya.

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Q-Tip On Tim Westwood

Q-Tip reminiscing on his career, this is a tight interview Q goes deep with classic material and insight.

It’s Spring Again – Biz Markie

Everybody knows that nobody beats the Biz, today was a beautiful spring day up here in M.A. and I thought I should honor Biz Mark’s spring classic, It’s Spring Again.  Everytime I hear this record I crack up, don’t even get me started with the video either.  (biz dresses up like Rumplestiltskin)Biz live is always a treat, I saw him open up for De la Soul at the Palladium (worcester)  back in 2001 and Biz ate an entire hot dog with the bun in one giant bite!  Dude could give Joey Chestnutt and Kobayashi a run for their money if he wanted to I’m sure.  I remember Biz singing this Elton John classic on an old Beastie Boys compilation album I had when I was younger.  The video below is Biz performing his  awesome rendition of Bennie and the Jets on the Chris Rock show in the late 90’s. 

Fugees + Outsidaz = Cowboys

New JeruZ stand up!  I was surprised they had a video for this Fugees track off of their 5-Mic classic “The Score”  with Wyclef & Pacewon, Lauryn Hill & Rah Digga, Pras & Young Zee all splittin verses and then Jon Forte topping it off, “Cowboys” is a posse cut for the ages.

Hip-Hop Honors

The Hip-Hop Honors aired last night (10/6/08) and on a scale of 1-10 we gave it about a 7.  Honorees included Cypress Hill, Too Short, Slick Rick, Naughty By Nature, Isaac Hayes and De La Soul

Slick Rick’s segment was off the hook, MC Lyte did over the Ruler’s Back Ghostface and Biz Markie connected for La di Da Di  Spliff Star and Busta Rhymes rocking an eye patch covered The Show  Dana Dane and Fabolous performed  Hey Young World.  The Ruler even found time to perform his classic Children’s Story equipped with back up dancers toting pajama’s and even a bed.  (Ya’ll tucked in?)

De La Soul’s ceremony was equally dope, the introduction was provided by actors Joy Bryant and Michael Rappaport who even admitted that he named his son after Maceo.  Q-tip set it off performing his verse on Roller Skating Jam Saturday, and Estelle singing the hook, next up was Cee-Lo with his rendition of Potholes on My Lawn followed by the Mighty Mos Def and Chuck D of Public Enemy with Stakes Is High. Prince Paul kept it moving behind the wheels,  while EPMD finished up the dedication with Ego Trip and then to cap it off De La performed Me, Myself, and I & Buddy with another appearence from Q-tip to recite his verse from Buddy.

Isaac Hayes was honored by Scarface performing the Geto Boys Classic Minds Playing Tricks on Me which borrowed from Hung Up on My Baby.  Estelle sang the Mary J. Blige classic I Love You which samples Ikes Mood, then Cee-lo came out to perform Isaac’s own Look of Love and Mos Def capped it off performing Warning by The Notorious B.I.G. which sampled Walk on By off of Isaac’s Hot Buttered Soul.

Too Short’s dedication began with Luke Campbell proclaiming how good Short Dawg said the word bitch, Beeyaatch!  Lil’ John, Kid Rock and Bun B went over a few Too Short Tracks, then Scarface came out and performed The Ghetto.  The Pimp himself came out to the beat of Gettin It and with Face they finished Too Shorts dedication off right.

Naughty By Nature was the Final dedication of the evening.  Eve and Tracy Morgan did their Introduction with New Jersey’s own Queen Latifah on the help out.  Wyclef  began it by playing No Woman No Cry by Bob Marley which transitioned smoothly into Ghetto Bastard, here Juelz Santana got twisted up in Treach‘s tricky wordplay and couldn’t keep up with the flow but still did his thing no doubt.  “Arm me with Harmony” was uttered by Big Boi from Outkast then it was on, Sir Luscious Leftfoot recovered Naughty’s dedication nicely and capped it off with a nice lil’ freestyle with Fatha Clef on the Geetar at the end.  Naughty By Nature shut it down coming out to Uptown Anthem and Hip-Hop Hooray to close the show off nicely and leave me wanting a Naughty by Nature T-shirt.