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Upcoming Gang Starr LP Artwork + Tracklist + Release Date Revealed

New Gang Starr LP iz gonna be called… “One of the Best Yet”.

1) ‘The Sure Shot (Intro)’
2) ‘Lights Out’ (Feat. M.O.P.)
3) ‘Bad Name’
4) ‘Hit Man’ (Feat. Q-Tip)
5) ‘What’s Real’ (Feat. Group Home & Royce 5’9″)
6) ‘Keith Casim Elam’ (Interlude)
7) ‘From A Distance’ (Feat. Jeru The Damaja)
8) ‘Family And Loyalty’ (Feat. J. Cole)
9) ‘Get Together’ (Feat. Ne-Yo & Nitty Scott)
10) ‘NYGz/GS 183rd’ (Interlude)
11) ‘So Many Rappers’
12) ‘Business Or Art’ (Feat. Talib Kweli)
13) ‘Bring It Back Here’
14) ‘One Of The Best Yet (Big Shug Interlude)’
15) ‘Take Flight (Militia, Pt. 4)’ (Feat. Big Shug & Freddie Foxxx)
16) ‘Bless the Mic’

Expected 1 Nov 2019.

Pre order here

“Bad Name” droppin’ tonight YO!

This is it people, most anticipated!

Lord Finesse – Strictly For The Ladies/Keep It Flowing (Large Pro Remix) 7″

The dope guys from Slice-Of-Spice has teamed up with Lord Finesse & Underworld Music Group once again to bring you a limited edition 45 reissue of a bonafide hip hip classic, “Strictly For The Ladies”. But this time they’re also coming with a new Large Professor Remix of, “Keep It Flowing” featuring A.G., on the flip!

Head over to the SOS store for exclusives and bundles where you can grab a copy on black, gold or the special ‘Bundle’ with an exclusive color and $15 saving.

And in case you missed it, they also released a 7″ for Lord Finesse – Baby You Nasty (OG Version)/Bad Mutha (Extended) a few months ago, last copies available here!


Slaine & Termanology – Anti-Hero (Tracklist)

La Coka Nostra veteran Slaine and Termanology will finally combine forces like Captain Planet for their collaborative LP Anti-Hero.

“We were rivals,” Slaine remembers about his friend. “When I started buzzing, Term was coming up at the same time,” remembers Slaine. “I viewed him as competition.”

“Doing a record with Slaine, I’m thinking like this is hardcore, raw, shock rap,” Termanology adds. “I wanted to make it so that Slaine’s fans could feel me as well.”

1. Still Here – Prod. by The Arcitype
2. Anti-Hero (feat. Bun B & Everlast) – Prod. by DJ Premier
3. Life of a Drug Addict (feat. Catero) – Prod. by Evidence
4. Some Other Sh*t (feat. Madchild & DJ Revolution) – Prod. by Statik Selektah
5. Apocalypse (feat. Nems & Ill Bill) – Prod. by Billy Loman
6. Land of the Lost – Prod. by Statik Selektah
7. Bringing Much Terror (feat. Chris Rivers) – Prod. by Psycho Les
8. Blink of an Eye (feat. Ras Kass) – Prod. by Statik Selektah
9. Snakes (feat. Sick Jacken & Jared Evan) – Prod. by Termanology & Artisin, co-prod. by The Arcitype
10. The Demon’s Peace – Prod. by The Arcitype
11. It Doesn’t Matter – Prod. by DC The Midi Alien
12. Blood In My Eyes (feat. Ea$y Money) – Prod. by Billy Loman
13. Comeback Story – Prod. by The Arcitype
14. Came a Long Way (feat. Conway) – Prod. by Billy Loman

Album dropping October 6. Support!

FINALLY: Release date and track list for MC Eiht’s Album “Which Way Iz West”

MC Eiht’s New Album, Which Way Iz West, Executive Produced By DJ Premier Will Be Released On 6-9-17

GEAH! For two decades MC Eiht has been one of hip-hop’s most recognizable voices in hip-hop; and undisputedly one of Compton’s finest originators and emcees.

A straight menace, MC Eiht burst onto the scene with Compton’s Most Wanted Music To Driveby. Released just months after the LA Riots, Music To Driveby was a manifesto for the nihilism, frustration and anger that permeated the region and is universally hailed as a Gangsta Rap classic.

Similarly, Eiht also contributed vital components and compositions to genre defining movies, offering the chilling “Growin’ Up In The Hood” to Boyz N The Hood and following up Music To Driveby with a star turn as A-Wax in Menace 2 Society, which included his stand-out contribution (“Streight Up Menace”) to the movies soundtrack.

Though accredited as MC Eiht featuring Compton’s Most Wanted, Eiht took on a more singular role with We Come Strapped, which was certified Gold and peaked at #1 on the Billboard charts and his sophomore solo project Death Threatz which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Charts.

While Eiht has always remained active; including an EP release (Keep It Hood), his scene-stealing appearance on Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City (“m.A.A.d City”) and his recent contribution (“Central Ave”) to DJ Quik & Problem’s Rosecrans album (which officially ended his vicious feud with Quik) Eiht gallantly returns with his first solo-album in a decade, Which Way Iz West, which will be released on 6-9-17 and aligns him with DJ Premier, who executive produced the project and also produces four tracks as well (Eiht’s long-time collaborator Brenk Sinatra produced the rest of the project). Featured guests on Which Way Iz West include WC, B-Real, Xzibit, Kurupt, Lady Of Rage, MayLAy, Big Mike, The Outlawz, Bumpy Knuckles (AKA Freddie Foxxx) and Compton’s Most Wanted.

The union of these two legends will be released conjunctly by Eiht’s Blue Stamp label and Preemo’s Year Round Records imprint.

Tracklisting & Credits For MC Eiht’s Which Way Iz West:
1.) “Shut ‘Em Down” f/ The Outlawz
2.) “Represent Like This” f/ WC & DJ Premier
3.) “Compton Zoo”
4.) “Heart Cold” f/ Lady Of Rage
5.) “Pass Me By” f/ B-Real
6.) “Runn The Blocc” f/ MayLAy (Produced by DJ Premier)
7.) “Gangsta Gangsta” f/ Kurupt
8.) “Got That”
9.) “Medicate” f/ Xzibit
10.) “Born To Hustle” f/ Big Mike
11.) “Sittin’ Around Smokin’”
12.) “As I Proceed”
13.) “Last Ones Left” (f/ Compton’s Most Wanted & DJ Premier (Produced by DJ Premier)
14.” “4 Tha OG’z” f/ Bumpy Knuckles (Produced by DJ Premier)
15.) “You Nia’z”

8 years after they announced the album we finally have a track list and release date!!

New Termanology album dropping this summer with DJ Premier track on it

Group Home Are Back With A New Album “Forever”

Excuse me for being late, nonetheless Gang Starr Foundation members Lil Dap & Nutcracker are back! New album “Forever” is available everywhere thanks to the label “Smoke One Records” from Germany! Get your copy (and limited vinyl, props for that!) now at all the online record shops.


DJ Premier Talks Creating a New Label “TTT”

Legendary Hip Hop producer and turntablist DJ Premier has launched another imprint, TTT (To The Top), a wisely calculated next step in his impressive 30-year career. Although he established Year Round Records in 2003, he wanted to have another way to release music that was outside of his wheelhouse. Consequently, TTT (To The Top) was born.

“I wanted to have a label that would keep the street, gutter stuff in its own lane, one where I could release anything I wanted, how I wanted and where I wanted,” Preemo tells. “I had previous artists like the NYGz, part of Gang Starr Foundation family, Blaq Poet — stuff like that. I wanted to keep that as is. Every time my manager Ian and I handle business, he’s always like, ‘To the top, buddy. To the top.’ He said it so much, even though it got annoying.

“He suggested an alternative label that would keep Year Round going, but we’d have a division where we put out stuff that’s more alternative, a little left field, R&B stuff — whatever,” he continues. “Almost like Motown. We had to figure out a name. He’s great manager, but not the best at names [laughs]. He kept throwing names out and I didn’t like any of them. He finally said, ‘How about To The Top?’ and I was like, ‘Eh, I don’t know about that either. It doesn’t really catch.’ For some reason, it happened to click.”

He was also able to confirm singer Torii Wolf as the first official TTT artist. The two released their first collaborative single “1st” in May 2016.

To mark the inception of TTT, the Gang Starr pioneer has shared an alternate version of Miguel’s “Damned,” which originally comes from the singer’s 2016 effort, Wildheart. Titled “2 Lovin U,” this incarnation is met with Preemo’s precise scratches and the updated title. He was surprised Miguel’s label, RCA, was open to the idea.

“I asked if he was cool if we put it out,” he explains. “He’s signed with RCA, so I had to get management and the label to say yes. Usually, they say no to an indie, but they were totally cool with it. Instead of it being Miguel featuring DJ Premier, we flipped it and said DJ Premier featuring Miguel. When it finally came to seeing the light of day, I told him he’s saying, ‘You’re damned to loving you,’ so why don’t we use ‘2 Lovin U?’ That way, it kind of makes it new.”

The collaboration started with a glass of whiskey. While at SXSW in Austin, Texas several years ago, Preemo was posted up at a bar. “I hear a voice like, ‘Yo what are you drinking?’ and I turned around it was Miguel,” he recalls. “He bought my whiskey and the next thing you know, here we are.”

For now, TTT will release a string of singles, including a new one from Torii Wolf, “Big Big Trouble,” and one from a group called Cherub from Tennessee. However, the focus is on Miguel at the moment.

On the Year End side, he’s putting the finishing touches on his collaborative album with West Coast gangster rap vet MC Eiht.

“I’m actually driving right now to shoot my scratch scene for one of the MC Eiht videos,” he says. “I found my old Compton shirt and I’m driving to a parking lot because the director said he needs to shoot me with the sky in the background. I did all of the scratches on his album and we are about to do launch ‘GEAH’ campaign. You’ll see a new Eiht video in next two weeks for sure.”


DMC & DJ Premier Does Knicks 2016-17 Anthem

In an interview with Complex Magazine DMC revealed he worked with DJ Premier for the new Knicks Anthem! Check check:

That shirt you’re wearing [a Run-NYC Knicks shirt] is awesome.
You wanna hear something cool?

Tell me.
Me and DJ Premier just did the new Knicks anthem.

YES. And it’s New York City. It ain’t no EDM, it ain’t no pop music.

Is that dropping soon?
It’s dropping very soon. Just got the final thing. It’s KILLA.

[Starts rapping.] DMC is on the mic, and Preem is on the mix /

That’s all I gotta say. It’s real tough. It was my first time working with DJ Premier. It’s the New York Knicks new anthem. It’s hard.

[Starts rapping.] The attitude and the mood is New York / Nobody can do it like New York / This is how we do it in New York / So let’s show ‘em how we do it in New York / Let’s go!

Is that a sample of what’s to come?

Yeah. And then the beat drops and it’s over.


Related: DJ Premier on DMC upcoming album

Jeru The Damaja – The Dirty Rotten Demos (Last copies!)

The dope guys from Slice-Of-Spice has teamed up with Jeru The Damaja to drop some real heat on wax and this insane picture disc of Jeru’s Original 1991-1992 Demos, entirely produced by G.U.R.U (RIP), is now shipping!
This is the first of several vinyl projects with Jeru, including The Hammer EP & Solar Flares up next. Y’all better believe Jeru The Damaja is still coming clean in 2016!

Be sure to grab this limited edition picture disc while you still can because this will be a rare collectors item soon! (Only 500 copies pressed)

You can stream the full release below:

Related: Jeru The Damaja Instrumental LP Auction Ends at $1,226.00

Slice of Spice Releasing Another D.I.T.C. x DJ Premier 12inch

I can only applaud that! New 12inch single with a DJ Premier remix on it… Thanks again to Slice of Spice, keeping hip hop and vinyl alive.

A1 Connect 3 (DJ Premier Version)
A2 Connect 3 (DJ Premier Inst.)
A3 Connect 3 (Showbiz Version)
B1 Rock Shyt (Vocal Version)
B2 Rock Shyt (Inst. Version)
B3 Connect 3 (Showbiz Inst.)

Available via Slice of Spice website, Fatbeats and in Europe…