Harlem’s Cannibal Ox will be releasing their highly-anticipated Blade of the Ronin March 3rd (you may preorder it via iTunes here) their first album in fourteen years! The duo of Vordul Mega and Vast Aire have already shared cuts “Blade: The Art of Ox” feat. Artifacts & U-God, “Harlem Knights,” and “Iron Rose” feat. DOOM. But now you may listen to the full album. That’s right, all nineteen tracks are available for free stream after the jump! And don’t forget about Cannibal Ox’ Blade of the Ronin album release party at Webster Hall with GZA, Freeway, and G-Jet. You don’t wanna miss out!
- Videosposted February 26, 2015 / No Comments
Nobi drops a remix to “Niggativity,” a song that will surely inspire conversation and reflection on race in America and our acknowledged and unacknowledged biases.
- Videosposted February 25, 2015 / No Comments
“Sophisticated Thoughts,” “Simple Minds,” “Disney Kids.” Those are just a few cuts Queens rapper Julian Stephen has delivered as of late. And we here at iHipHop believe if you haven’t yet gotten yourself acquainted with him click on those hyperlinks and do so! Because 2015 is looking to be Julian Stephens’ year to prove his worth to the industry as he drops off the visuals for “Get It Together,” a short but somber effort akin to Chicago’s psychedelic superstar Chance The Rapper. With “Get It Together” Julian showcases his witty yet positive lyricism all with his head firmly on his shoulders. If your New Year’s resolution is to be a better person but can’t seem to find any positive reinforcement then Julian is here for ya. Check out Julian Stephen’s “Get It Together” after the jump!
- Interviewsposted February 25, 2015 / No Comments
“I rap for lifers and felons,” Nutso proclaims on “Unda Ground,” the intro to his latest EP, Divided Souls, completed with DJ Pain 1 and his Divided Souls production team. But Nutso’s lyrics transcend and boxes one may try to place them in. Perhaps Nutso’s most important gift as an MC is his ability to describe the beautiful struggle while never slacking on a bar. While the Queens product has dropped a slew of quality EPs over the past few years, he’s also stayed busy working with and showing love to the next generation of MCs on the rise. With a winner-take-all mentality and the quality music to back him up, Nutso shows why he’s one of the most consistent and gifted MCs coming out of the NYC. In this exclusive interview, we talk about Divided Souls, finding success as an indie artist, his new album with Domingo titled Red Sunday, working with legends like Kool G. Rap, and much more. Stay tuned after the interview as Nutso drops an exclusive acapella and survives a round of questions served via the Random Question Generator (if you want to know what homie’s last dream was, here’s your chance).
- Audioposted February 24, 2015 / No Comments
Big Sean’s much anticipated third studio album Dark Sky Paradise drops today and to tease at some new music the Detroit player is sharing a freestyle entitled “Me, Myself & I” (it’s over Beyonce’s song of the same name.) Needless to say, Big Sean goes in, dropping bars. Rumor has it Sean also disses Kendrick Lamar. Sneak dissing still hot in 2015? Hopefully not. Listen to Big Sean’s “Me, Myself & I” freestyle after the jump.
- Singlesposted February 24, 2015 / No Comments
Here’s one of the last leaks off the 100GrandRoyce x 730 EP Mind Control 2. “Unbelievable” features Harlem’s Royce at his lyrical best as he reminds everyone why he’s one of the freshest voices on the rise.