Don't ever mess with the Gang Starr Foundation.
This is definitely a nice way to start off my November. Featuring scratches from DJ Babu of Dilated Peoples/The Beat Junkies, this track featuring the three Brooklynites will be on Coalmine Records' forthcoming label compilation, Unearthed, which drops in January.
The Beat Junkie-slash-Dilated People sits down with FUSE TV and showcases his expansive record collection. PREVIOUS: Crate Diggers w/ J Dilla (Video)
DJ Babu and Rakaa Iriscience join Evidence over at the house that Slug and company built, Rhymesayers Entertainment. And with their signing comes a new album, Directors of Photography. Hip hop fans rejoice!
My old stomping grounds got the drop on the latest premiere from Seanwuar's Mic Tyson, which drops tomorrow (October 30th). PREVIOUS: Sean Price – Bar-Barian (prod. The Alchemist)
Last week I highlighted this Blu track that was featured on RubyHornet, MTV2 Sucker Free and SoundScape Studios' Closed Sessions Vol. 2. Now the behind-the-scenes documentary clip on how the track came about is now available (shown above). PREVIOUS: Blu & Exile – The Great Escape f. Homeboy Sandman & ADaD | Blu – Rap Dope
This actually lives on the Closed Sessions Vol. 2 project that just dropped earlier today. But I figured I'd highlight this cut in particular, incase some of y'all over looked it. DOWNLOAD: Blu - Comfy In The Truck (prod. DJ Babu)
The final leak off RubyHornet's Closed Sessions Vol. 2 (which drops tomorrow), finds the Cool Kid and the Kids These Days front-man rocking over some Babu production. Check the song out below and hit the jump for a behind-the-scenes clip of it's creation.
The third segment from the pending compilation Closed Sessions Vol. 2 (created by the Chicago-based hip-hop label of the same name with the help of MTV 2 Sucka Free) features the legendary Raekwon, who spit one of his more impressive verses in recent memorry when he visited the Windy City last fall. Head down bottom
On June 30th, the legendary Beat Junkies crew (made up of J. Rocc, Rhettmatic, Babu, Mr. Choc and more) are celebrating 20 years at The Echoplex in Los Angeles. Check the teaser clip up top and head down bottom for the event's flyer which details the rest of the info.
Rakaa, Babu and Prevail make that Dilated Peoples x Swollen Members connect with their latest release. DOWNLOAD: Rakaa - Frequent Flyers f. Prevail (prod. DJ Babu)
This is a record that we (RubyHornet) recorded almost two years ago now when we did our very first Closed Session with DJ Babu. While we released the record "Bionic Jaws", and the accompanying documentary (shown above), there was a second record that Babu made with ADaD that kind of got lost in the shuffle.
Man, I really gotta run more segments of this series. Anyways, while plunging through some old CDs RTC came across a super dope cipher between Rakaa, Evidence, Em and Aristotle. His words... So, there are a few reasons why I'm posting this old Wake Up Show Freestlye today... Firstly, it's just dope. Dilated Peoples and