If you don’t get bored of scrolling down this list you can also watch random videos from Ohio artists. And read more lists in the Other Paper.
40. Ghetto Brothers – Power Fuerza
Ghetto Brothers’ Power Fuerza is a record created in 1971 by a South Bronx gang that turned into a band. This storied record was reissued this year. You know the Hip Hop story that turns the Warriors into Wild Style?
Something like that.
I think that BARACK OBAMA should have these dudes reform for his inauguration to promote Peace, Love ,Unity and Having Fun.
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MP3: Life’s A Moody Bitch (Prod. By Rashad)
MP3: Unholy Shootouts (Prod By Rashad)
Okay Player released a Nas & Amy Winehouse Remix Project curated by Terry Urban. Columbus producer Rashad leaked his two remixes from this project which you can peep above.
You can download the entire Me & Mr. Jones project here.
One of the ill things about the Nas “Behind the Music was how he talked about Large Professor editing his rhymes on Illmatic. Well, above is track 15 on Large Pro’s upcoming album that drops June 26th, And Extra P is still kicking it with New York’s elite.
MP3; Nothing to Lose (Elev8tor Remix)
From a Columbus stand point this song is really special. It’s a comissioned remix of a Nas & K’naan collab by Columbus producer Rashad Thomas. K’naan is internationally known as the SOMALIAN rapper. And well Nas is Nas. Rashad is from the Northside of Columbus which has a large Somalian population. K’naan even used to stay in Columbus before he blew up. So Rashad linking with K’naan kinda bumps right. Rashad’s stoked on it. He said, “I was excited when the call came from K’naan’s camp to produce a remix for his song with Nas. These were two artists that were definitely on our list to work with, just so happened that we caught them at the same damn time. Enjoy.”
Waka Flocka Flame had quite a year last year. Last time Donewaiting talked to him in October 2010, he just dropped a classic with Flockavelli. We tipped Waka off that punk rock and metal kids mess with him.
In the coming year Waka campaigned for P.E.T.A. and the Atlanta rapper also embraced his role as the punk rock kid’s favourite rapper.
And that’s all side hustle really. This isn’t counting all the really huge things, like the smash hits, Hard in the Paint, and No Hands. Or Ferrari Boyz and all of the mixtapes.
Waka is gearing up for a huge 2012. He’s prepping the Triple F Life album, which is slated for an early 2012 release with guests Drake, Tyler, the Creator, BSM and possibly both DMX, Nas and plenty more. I talked him on the phone yesterday, and he discussed the meaning of each of the F’s. I also asked him if would do it to Sarah Palin. Unfortunately, he did not know who Palin was. Well, please read this interview.
Shout out to Prince Kennedy for hooking it up.
ME: My name is Wes Flexner. I am with Donewaiting.com. How are you doing today?
Waka Flocka Flame: I am good. I am on the tourbus.
MP3: Amy Winehouse – Like Smoke (Feat Nas)
Like Smoke ft Nas is one of the 12 tracks on Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures due out 12/5.
“Like Smoke” featuring NAS – Amy and Nas became really good friends after Amy name checked the New York rapper on “Back To Black’s” “Me & Mr Jones”. “Like Smoke” is finally Amy doing a song with one of her favourite artists. Produced by Salaam Remi. Recorded in May 2008.
Nas wins with this video for Nasty.
From scouring the internets from my Ohio apartment, I have been able to determine that Nas not only performed Illmatic at this weekend’s Rock the Bells Festival in NYC but he also brought out alot of legends to do early classics with.
Above is a video of Nas rocking Back to the Grill with 3rd Bass’s MC Serch.
After the jump, watch Nas performing If I Ruled the World with Lauryn Hill, The World is Yours with Pete Rock, and Live at the BBQ with Large Professor, Akinyele and Joe Fatal.
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Nas is performing “Illmatic” with Primo, AZ and Pete Rock at the Rock the Bells Festival.
Reebok Classics has Nasir taking a trip down memory lane in the above video where he discusses working with Primo and Q-Tip on what many consider to be the perfect Hip Hop album.
Ms. Lauren Hill, Cypress Hill, Common and Erykah Badu and a few others will also be doing classic albums at the Rock the Bells Festival.
ROCK THE BELLS 2011 FESTIVAL SERIES Tour Dates
08.20 Los Angeles, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
08.27 San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
09.03 New York, NY – Governor’s Island
09.10 Boston, MA – Comcast Center
full line-up after the jump
Nas teams up with Common for the first single off of Common’s “The Dreamer, The Believer” out November 22.
Yessir, Mr. Illmatic on a song with Lonnie Lynn.
This “Ghetto Dreams” clip was directed by Matt Alonzo.
Buy “Ghetto Dreams” on I-tunes