Capone-N-Noreaga and Mobb Deep team up for some real New York shit off CNN’s upcoming album Channel 10, coming out March 17. There’s been no shortage of Prodigy verses as of late, which is surprising considering he’s still locked up. By the way, everybody knows where this hook is from, right?
Another one off Blame One’s Days Chasing Days. Blu & Ex are featured, but the roles are switched — Exile raps and Blu laces the track under his production name, GODlee Barnes. The track is fast and upbeat and has Blu & Exile’s trademark vocal sample spurts. Days Chasing Days also features production by Black Milk and Oh No and drops March 31.
I told you Chinatown Wars looked dope. Now if only we can get a trailer with some more gameplay. Apparently, the Ghostface song in the trailer also features MF Doom and is produced by Oh No. Rockstar needs to start a music label stat.
Seriously rivalled only by the infamous “thugginest” interview with NORE (we’ve linked to this twice already, but it never gets old.) HipHopGame’s latest interview with two-time Beat Drop honouree Alchemist is about a week old, but it’s so damn entertaining that I’m posting it anyway. Alc drops knowledge on getting weed delivered to your room, making beats with pots and pans and the greatness of matzo brie.
Here’s a selection of some of the best parts. On producing:
HHG: Can you take us through the making of an Alchemist beat?
A: Usually I turn the lights down and I’ll put on a record. First I usually stand on my head and I get the blood rushing into my brain because it gets the ideas rushing more. So I’ll stand on my head and I’ll wait for something to catch me on the record or my face is so purple that I have to stand up. It’s good. It’s almost like a high. I’ll find a sound and I’ll go from there. I pretty much just zone out and there really isn’t any method to the madness. I’ll find drum sounds anywhere. I’ll bang pots and pans into the microphone or smash metal cans. I can make my kicks. How did I make a kick? Oh yeah, I remember, I made a kick by turning the record player up really loud and just banging on the turntable and you get an 808 sound. It’s pretty fresh. I stole it from watching Numark on stage with Jurassic 5. I’ll make the kicks myself. It’s pretty much just acting like a complete asshole.
Beat the game to download “One Man Show” by Finale. The track has a dope Black Milk beat that sounds like it could have been a leftover from Tronic. Also, if you would rather not play the poorly put together Super Mario Bros. knock off, you can download the track right here instead.
No, I’m not posting a trailer for a Vin Diesel movie. Games based on movies are notoriously bad, but the game that accompanied the 2004 movie The Chronicles of Riddick was surprisingly good and was actually better received than the movie itself. Assault on Dark Athena is a sequel to the game. A guy from Starbreeze demoed the game for me at Comic Con and it was one of the most impressive games I saw at the show. There are a lot of action movies that seem as if they would be better off as games (300 for example).