“I’m a petal from an iron rose/My kung-fu is the iron robe,” Vast Aire raps on “Iron Rose.” From his animated bars to Vordul Mega’s calculated, piercing lyrics, Can Ox proves the Iron Galaxy Clique is back and stronger than ever. As their new album, Blade of the Ronin, continues to spread like an iron eagle, Can Ox proves they can pick up where they left off with their critically-acclaimed debut Cold Vein, an album that continues to garner praise even fourteen years after its release date. While Vast Aire and Vordul Mega purused solo careers, it wasn’t enough for Can Ox fans. There’s something about that IGC chemistry. Sonically, it’s a new time and a new sound for Cannibal Ox. There’s no more spacy El-P-produced bangers like there was on Cold Vein. Instead, the duo enlisted producer Bill Cosmiq to handle the sounds on Blade of the Ronin, with the exception of Black Milk, who produced “Blade: The Art of Ox.” Before heading out to Chicago for a show, Vast Aire takes some time to chop it up with ProfileWild about coming back together with Vordul, why Can Ox is so beloved by fans and the praises only grow larger over time, reflect on Cold Vein, remember Camu Tao, what it’d be if he ran into El-P and Cage today, and drop a dope acapella that you should recognize to close out the interview.
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Hot off the heels of his debut album B4.Da.$$ Joey is sharing a previously unreleased track produced by Los Angeles’ Flying Lotus. The track entitled “Perception vs. Reality” can be heard in its entirety after the jump.
Some new visuals from junclassic off his latest (and tenth) album Words Are Weapons.
If you’ve been reading iHipHop long enough then you’re certainly no stranger to my support for Miami rapper Denzel Curry. I’ve countlessly praised this 20-year-old ever since I was introduced to him via SpaceGhostPuurp’s Raider Klan group. When Curry dropped his debut full length album Nostalgic 64 back in 2013 my interest in his music grew tenfold and although he’s dropped some gems since then with tracks like “Feel Like That,” “Certified,” and “Ultimate” Curry has yet to put out a full-bodied work like Nostalgic 64. But that appears to be ending this coming May 26th when he’s set to drop his double EP entitled 32 Zel / Planet Shrooms. Needless to say I am hyped and after hearing “Envy Me,” the first official preview of the forthcoming double EP, I am definitely going to be incessantly staring at my calendar waiting for that date to finally arrive. Anyway, peep “Envy Me” after the jump!
It’s hard to hear hunger the way one can’t touch a shadow or smell thundering footsteps. But listen to some Starvin B, whether it’s his latest project, Starvicide, or his critically-acclaimed Blood from a Stone, and the sound of hunger becomes more tangible than ever. Starvin B’s music encapsulates the core of the gritty yet hopeful music Queens is known for. Over hard breaks and minimalist samples, Starvin’ B’s story is one of pain and optimism, all the while laced with lyrical potency that has caught the ears of legends like Tragedy Khadafi. ProfileWild catches up with Starvin B to hear his story, talk about his latest projects, what it’s like working with Trag, and much more in this exclusive interview. Stay tuned for a story, talk about his latest projects, what it’s like working with Trag, and much more in this exclusive interview. Stay tuned for an exclusive acapella after the interview too.
730 Presents The WeGoinIN Cypher feat. K-Sise, Ax, 100GrandRoyce, D-Black, Nobi, St. Laz, UnLearn, Tribeca, and Cashmere (Prod. by 730)posted March 11, 2015 / No Comments
Here’s the first installment of the monthly WeGoinIN.com Cypher series. The first lineup is a crazy one that features a diverse cast of MCs that rip the 730 beat to shreds in their own way. In order, the cast of characters is: K-Sise, Ax, 100GrandRoyce, D-Black, Nobi, St. Laz, UnLearn, Tribeca, and Cashmere. The April one is currently in the works, so look for that early April.
For any up-and-coming MCs with bars, an extended version will be released at the end of the month featuring the dopest verses sent to the beat through Twitter to @seven3zero.