Eminem and Paul Rosenberg created Shady Records in 1999, 15 years ago. Since its inception, the duo have brought us classic after classic, and helped change the industry with some of their acts. We don’t get many greatest hits albums in this generation, but that’s half of what Shady XV is. Big singles from 50 Cent, D12, Obie Trice, Eminem, Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf make up the project. There are a few questionable choices like some of the songs from the latter two (“Hammer Dance” and “Let’s Roll”). Aside from the history of Shady, Shady XV boasts as a compilation featuring… continue reading
After appearing on the Shady CXVPHER and “Detroit Vs. Everybody,” you’d think Royce Da 5’9″ would want to take a break. Quite the opposite. Royce and DJ Premier have their Prhyme album due out December 9, so instead he wants to ride this monstrous wave with the next single. He really does have the perfect set-up. The allure of this album’s creation should be enough to suck in any and every fan of lyricism and crazy beats. Royce’s attention is all over the place on the record with references to his veteran status, being sober and women. He does want… continue reading
Statik Selektah has been wanting to work with Eminem for a long time. He’s been a long-time employer of Shade 45, Em’s radio station, and mentioned that he has sent him beats in the last year. We now get to see what that manifests into with “Detroit Vs. Everybody.” This track has Eminem putting the most known from his city together for over six minutes. Big Sean showed out with his verse. He’s been on quite the roll this year. While you can always expect top notch from Royce Da 5’9″ and Eminem when put in a situation that requires… continue reading
Welcome Drake’s favorite rapper to 2014 with his first album of the year titled The Living Daylights. This go-around is anchored by producer Bronze Nazareth. He’s worked extensively with various Wu-Tang Clan members since 2003 with additional credits under Immortal Technique, Hell Razah and more. Much like the EP with The Alchemist, Willie The Kid is able to ride ever-so smoothly over the production that fits perfectly into his overly-lyrical content. Joining him is Sean Price, Roc Marciano, Boldy James and more. Stream and purchase below.
Under your nose, Rocky Diamonds is slowly becoming a force to be reckoned with. They say less is more and to focus on the quality. These are two practices that the Minnesota native does well on The Marckus Shaw EP. As an MC, he’s sharpened what wasn’t polished and made sure that this would be a memorable effort among his fanbase and an instrumental tool to reel in more. This is his 22nd birthday treat to us. Professing his love for his car and the benefits of having it on “My Caddy” and being introspective on a Dun Deal and… continue reading
Rocky Diamonds project The Marckus Shaw EP is set to drop on January 13th. With time winding down until it’s release, Rocky liberates a new track produced by Knucklehead and featuring the likes of his boy, August Alsina. Not sure what combination I like better Rocky Diamonds and LaRon, or Rocky Diamonds and August Alsina. This new collab track with August will have true fans pondering too. Check it out below. Previously: Video: Rocky Diamonds – I Kno Follow @Uptowntoney