Talib Kweli "Heads Up Eyes Open" Beat Breakdown w/ J. Rhodes
In the first volume of “A Producers Life” Award winning producer J.Rhodes goes behind the creation of the beat. He also goes in-depth on some of the untold events & behind the scene stories that breathe even more life into the track. The end result was the song “Heads Up Eyes Open” by Talib Kweli, featuring the Bawse himself Rick Ross, & songstress Yummy Bingham. Instant classics don’t just happen instantly, they are bred over time.
On today's #EverydayStruggle, legendary producer 9th Wonder joined Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, and Nadeska to talk about a wide variety of rap news, including what the group thinks are Kendrick Lamar's best verses, some commentary on Bow Wow's latest fuckery, and much more. The crew also broke down Migos saying that they plan to be around for 20 years in the game and debated about what is real longevity in rap.
This week on The Library with Tim Einenkel, Tek , one half of the legendary group Smif-N-Wessun joins Tim from Brooklyn, New York. The two discuss the purpose of Hip Hop culture and Rap music, his solo and group career, working with Pete Rock, Sean Price's impact and his own must have music.
Rock Talks About Meeting Sean Price & How Sean Was Crazier Than Him
Rock of Heltah Skeltah fame sat down with VladTV about getting his start in the rap world and joining the Decepticons when he was in high school with Sean Price. He explained that while he doesn't promote gangbanging, he does promote gangs, as Rock pointed out that gangs come in many forms, including the police.
During the conversation, Rock spoke about the Decepticons using hammers and other tools as weapons and getting locked up for a robbery he didn't actually commit in 1992. To hear more about that and why Rock says Sean Price was crazier than him, hit the above clip.
Statik Selektah on Staying Relevant & the Miseducation of Hip-Hop
DJ Statik Selektah has remained relevant within an industry that can chew you up and spit you out. So what's his secret? Between talent (ok, that's not so much a secret), drive, consistency, and knowledge of the culture, Statik has branded himself with a multi-dimensional trajectory that has and will continue to uphold the authenticity of Hip-Hop.