One of NYC’s most slept-on secret, Dub, has finally arrived. With his previously released project Family.Money.Music still bubbling in the tape-decks years later, the hungry 22 year-old spitter resurfaces not only to re-introduce his crazy rap flow to the masses unaware of his music, but to take his rightfully his, the throne of Harlem. Here’s his newest oft-delayed project, “FATE,” now available on DatPiff. Clocking in at 15 tracks, the set features verses from Maffew Ragazino, Al Doe, and go-to-beat-maker JusIce Beatz. Grab it down below.
Tyga and Tunechi go bar for bar as the tandem set the scene ablaze with their fiery collaboration, “500 Degrees,” the rattling intro cut which will find its way onto the former’s forthcoming LP, Hotel California, impacting stores and online outlets this Tuesday, April 9th.
A long list of who’s who and taste-makers packed out Puff’s Daddy House in NYC last night, where buzzing Harlem emcee, Dub, played his long awaited project FATE: All I Know in its entirety for the selected few in attendance. Backed by his FMM crew, Dub and his posse turned it up in “grand aura fashion” as the collective spit word for word from all of the 12 songs playing over the speakers. To top it off, VH1′s Love and Hip Hop star Yandy Smith, Wyclef Jean and Smoke DZA all stopped through to show him love. And although the set hardly contains any mishaps or fillers, here’s one of the many standouts that had the crowd emphatically nodding their heads and it’s entitled, “Pray For Them.” After the cut, you’ll find pics from the event last night. FATE will arrive on your favorite RAP websites on April 9th.
Trips and Slim, collectively known as Square Off, or more notably the sons of Hip Hop legend Doug E. Fresh, have finally unleashed their oft delayed project The Preface today. Lean on the guest features, the set is jam packed with 17 solid bangers, and pits the Harlem natives connecting with fellow uptown rapper A$AP Rocky, then taking it to H-Town to link with Killa Kyleon. Crank it up after the cut & head here to see their clip, “Fucked Up.”
Earlier this year, headphone line Skull Candy did the honors by stylishly debuting their newest innovative creation, The Crusher, in Las Vegas at the CES Show—and to much appraise—as well. Uniquely equipped with a redesigned and re-engineered modification, the powered Sensation55 drivers that are exceptionally included in each ear-cup not only provides the average listener the bass heavy experience they all so yearn, but along with a flexible headband and adjustable subwoofer to boot—it makes it a hot commodity for any consumer this time of year—most especially with its awesome look. SkullCandy’s CEO, Jeremy Andrus, had this to say about the line’s latest headphones in a statement released:
“The Crusher offers a truly unmatched audio experience that you can feel from the moment you put it on. The feeling generated from this headphone replicates a live concert. Crusher’s technologies like the custom Sensation 55™ and REX40™ drivers deliver undistorted, pure sound packed in a durable design construction with a look and fit that’s unmistakably Skullcandy and a price that’s completely obtainable. You really have to feel it to believe it.”
The Skullcandy Crusher officially launches at retail today, so peep a look at KD rockin’ them above, or if you want to possibly purchase ‘em, visit here. Hit the jump for a couple of flicks.
The best of the best in Hip Hop are currently down in San Berdino, CA for this year’s Paid Dues Festival, so just in case you were one of the throngs of people who couldn’t make it out to Cali, here’s a recap of footage featuring performances by Kendrick Lamar, Mobb Deep, Immortal Technique, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, Killer Mike, De La Soul, Talib Kweli, Chevy Woods, and Murs and Fashawn. Peep below for tons of clips via GuerillaUnion.
There’s no question about it: Chris Brown is genetically the closest we can get to MJ on stage. The 23 year old, who possesses the ability to rap and knack for incredible dancing/signing, has shown glimpses of his MJ-esq qualities over time and, most importantly at the 2007 MTV VMA’s. But, can he finally put his troubled past to rest; leave the beef for rappers, and ditch the euro-pop sound and concentrate on his [R&B] career? Well, according to songwriter Eric Belligner, who has written two tracks on Chris’ forthcoming X LP (“Fine China,”which debuts tomorrow) tells Rap-Up that we will indeed hear some shades of MJ and Sam Cooke through, of course, Chris Brown himself. Breezy reiterated the same information about his soon-to-come summer album to Ryan Seacrest last week.
Shockingly enough with the amount of buzz surrounding Harlem emcee Dub, one would think he had a million of projects circulating and blazing the nets. But this is certainly not the case here. By still infiltrating your favorite rap websites with some of the good ole piff, most especially with his go-to-man araabMuzik, the spitter with that entire aura is finally ready to drop his heavily awaited project FATE in late April. He’ll be having a private listening next week where he’ll be playing his forthcoming project in its whole capacity, but in the meantime, here goes a solid track from him that went unnoticed. Check out the cut, “T.A.S.,” produced by araabMuzik. After the cut, you’ll find his SXSW experience clip. Shouts to CM.