• Showbiz – The 730 Interview

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    Being an architect of one of the most revered eras in hip-hop comes with a price. Not only is every move scrutinized and every progressive step analyzed to ensure its hip-hopness, but one is expected to speak for an entire generation, and sometimes, the entire landscape of hip-hop. For Showbiz of the legendary Diggin’ in the Crates crew, that burden is never too much to bear. The producer behind classics like “Sound of da Police” and “Soul Clap” while proclaiming the greatness of “Panda” doesn’t feel any pressure, and that’s because he can stand behind what he’s done and knows where he’s going. Whether it’s helping put together his team’s BPM web series or executive-producing the new D.I.T.C. project Studios or O.C.’s upcoming album Same Moon, Same Sun, one can rest easy knowing Show is doing any and everything except mailing it in. In this exclusive interview, Showbiz talks about his role on the new Studios album, how he’s grown as a producer, his production techniques, and much more.

    It’s been a long time coming, but the new Diggin’ in the Crates album, Studios, is here. What are your thoughts on how Studios came out?

    I executive produced the album, so of course I’m very satisfied with the outcome. It took me a couple of months to put it together and I’m happy with the way it came out it did. I’m very excited about it and we’ve been getting very good reviews on it.

    When you look at executive producing an album like this, do you feel any pressure, especially with how long fans have been asking for a new Diggin’ in the Crates project?

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    OC Interview

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    “I make wax, I pay tax, I don’t show cracks,” OC rapped on “Constables,” one of the many standout cuts off his debut album Word…Life. Nearly twenty years after that seminal album dropped, OC’s stayed true to those words, releasing a slew of albums showcasing his lyrical acrobatics with a variety of talented producers, including Soul Supreme, Apollo Brown, and most recently, Ray West.

    O’s latest album, Ray’s Cafe, a pairing with producer/engineer and co-head of the recently created boutique label Red Apples 45 Ray West, provides jazz-infused backdrops that compliment Omar Credle’s smooth baritone. In a rare interview with HipHopGame, the legendary OC talks about the making of Ray’s Cafe, reflects on Word…Life and the moves he’s made, his immortal crew Diggin’ in the Crates, and much more in this can’t-miss interview.

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    Ray West Interview

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    Ray West is someone you need to get familiar with. Besides producing for legends like A.G. and O.C., West runs the indie label Red Apples along with his partner-in-crime A.G. Ray sits down with HipHopGame to discuss his projects, the label, his production techniques, the LUV NY project, and much more in this exclusive interview.
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    Marco Polo feat. Large Professor, Inspectah Deck, O.C. & Tragedy – Astonishing

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    “This shit is called Astonishing for a reason. Enjoy. PA2 coming soon.”-Marco Polo

     

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    Neek The Exotic feat. O.C., Sadat X & Satchel Page – Hello Everybody

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    Neek The Exotic is getting ready to drop his new project, “Hustle Don’t Stop,” 20-tracks featuring Bumpy Knuckles, Large Professor, Mic Handz, Father D, Mayhem Lauren and more.

     

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    DJ Skizz feat. Roc Marciano, A.G., O.C. & Godfather Pt. 3 – Light Years

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    DJ Skizz brings a dope lineup for this joint off his B.Q.E. (Brooklyn-Queens Experience) album coming September 17th on Soulspazm Records.