Today Talib Kweli finally returns to music-shelves & iPod’s everywhere. This is his first solo venture since his 2007 album Eardrum. Gutter Rainbows is the name of his new release, and like most conscious emcee’s now days he released this album under his own label, Blacksmith Music. Unfortunately, like Eardrum, critics seem to be frowning […]
The first in the Grind Time series, CEO Drect, brings us the first installment which tells us about the first 48 battles in Grind Time history. We will keep you updated for the next parts of the song, enjoy.
Dr. Charles Limb has spent more than 10 years studying the brain activity of musicians as they improvise. In previous experiments, the auditory surgeon has put jazz piano players into functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machines to see how their brain activity changes during a jam session. Now he is studying whether the activity in […]
Here is the rundown of CD releases coming out in the next month (Amazon gives The Carter IV a December 14th release date), coming out this week are new releases from Bilal, Black Milk, Ghostface Killah, Linkin Park, Pete Rock and CL Smooth. — However Yelawolf, Cam’ron & The U.N. and Pharoahe Monch have all […]
A new segment we are going to have on Illest is Serving The Blurbs. We will be posting little bits of hip hop news that have happened for that day. Joe Budden’s album The Padded Room has been pushed back from October 28th to February 24th. G Unit Clothing will be releasing a new line […]
I feel like I’ve already posted every track on this mixtape The Block Obama from Crooked I. Here is another joint off said mixtape, which will be available for free online. Crooked I – What’s Hip-Hop