After nine albums, one would expect and even allow an artist to start running out of fresh topics and ideas. With junclassic, though, that’s not what’s happening. On his tenth album, Words are Weapons, jun spits fresh perspectives on important social issues complete with his trademark punchlines and acid delivery. From the Maniac-produced boom-bap of “Lunch Table” to the introspective “Babe Ruth,” jun cements his place as a voice to be heard and that he’s only getting better with time. Finding some time on a cold February night, jun sits down with ProfileWild to discuss his tenth album and how his songs and albums come together to social issues like police brutality and protesting the acquittal of Eric Garner’s murderer. Another must-hear interview from PW and make sure you stay tuned after the interview for a dope 730 freestyle.
- Audioposted March 4, 2015 / 1 Comment
Ludacris will be dropping his new studio album Ludaversal March 31st and he’s sharing “Call Ya Bluff” as a single. The track arrives after Ludacris has shared his “One Time” freestyle. Listen to “Call Ya Bluff” after the jump.
- Audioposted March 3, 2015 / No Comments
March 31st can’t get here any faster. Mr. Wonderful is already shaping up to be a great debut album from Action Bronson and we’ve only been treated to one official single with the 40 produced “Actin’ Crazy.” And here we have Bronsolino teaming up with Chicago’s Chance the Rapper for the Mark Ronson (yes, thee Mark Ronson who produced smash radio hit “Uptown Funk”) produced “Baby Blue.” Check it out after the jump.
- Interviewsposted March 3, 2015 / No Comments
When your crew is #TheWinners, it’s only natural for expectations and pressure to be naturally elevated. Not only do fans expect you to constantly win, but your own crew expects the same. Hempstead’s SmooVth is taking it all in stride as he steadily drops dope track after dope track, carving his place in the game over rugged beats with the respect of his contemporaries and vets like Roc Marciano and Agallah. From linking with fellow Winner Hus Kingpin and Marvelous Mag to blindly emailing DJ Premier only to hear Preem rock his song on his radio show, Live from HeadQcourterz, SmooVth is earning the respect of old heads and young cats alike. Taking a break from prepping one of his many projects, SmooVth sits down with ProfileWild to talk about his rise as an MC, how #TheWinners came about, what he has to do to be successful, and why Nas’s It Was Written was more influential to him than Illmatic. SmooVth also survives a round with the random question generator and drops some acapella bars to close it out.
- Videosposted March 2, 2015 / No Comments
Action Bronson’s debut album Mr. Wonderful will be out at the end of March (get it now via iTunes) and he’s sharing the absolutely insane and highly awesome visuals for his single “Actin’ Crazy” (produced by Drake’s coconspirator 40.) Check it out after the jump!
- Interviewsposted March 2, 2015 / No Comments
At times, it feels as though the music, and on a larger scale, the culture, is stuck in a hazy sleep. So much injustice. So much negativity. And while none of this is new, UnLearn’s had enough of it, hence his latest project, The Wake-Up Call, a tour-de-force of an album rife with sharp lyricism, a critical eye on society, and deep personal introspection few artists are capable of. Far from a new jack, UnLearn’s been releasing music for well over a decade, starting off with bangers from producers like Jake One and only growing from there. With a slew of strong independent releases under his belt, UnLearn has earned every fan he has, yet as his music continues to spread, it’s clear there will be many more fans tuning in. UnLearn takes some time out of his day to chop it up with ProfileWild about The Wake-Up Call, his artistic process, his activism, how he succeeds as an independent artist, and much more, and of course ends with a dope acapella.