Outkast luminary André 3000 recently sat down with Def Jam Recordings co-founder Rick Rubin for an episode of the Broken Record podcast. During their conversation, the two industry heavyweights talked about 3 Stacks' long-awaited solo album, which evidently isn't coming anytime soon. The ATLien admitted his confidence isn't necessarily there when it comes to crafting new music.
“I haven’t been making much music, man,” he said. “My focus is not there. My confidence is not there. I tinker — I tinker a lot. Like I’ll just go to a piano and I’ll set my iPhone down and just record what I’m doing, move my fingers and whatever happens, but I haven’t been motivated to do a serious project. I’d like to, but it’s just not coming.”
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Diamond D, Fat Joe, Lord Finesse, O.C. Showbiz and A.G. — collectively known as The Diggin In The Crates (D.I.T.C.) crew — have dropped a new album titled "D.I.T.C. Studios Volume 2." The project is produced entirely by longtime member Showbiz.
Boasting 10 tracks, the project also features O.C., Lil Fame of M.O.P., Papoose, Milano Constantine, Cory Gunz and David Bars.
"D.I.T.C. Studios Volume 2" follows 2016's original as well as "Sessions."
Find the project on all streaming platforms and check out a snippet below.
DJ Shadow dropped his new double album "Our Pathetic Age" last Friday (November 15).
The project, which is divided into two parts, features a total of 26 tracks and includes contributions from Run The Jewels, De La Soul, Pharoahe Monch, Nas, Pusha T, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and Inspectah Deck, among others.
Ahead of its release, the seasoned turntablist/producer shared "Rocket Fuel" featuring De La's Pos, Dave and Maseo.
Check it out below and find the album on all streaming platforms.
Veteran rapper Blu and longtime producer Fat Jack have linked up for a new EP called "Underground Makes The World Go Round."
Released through Self Jupiter's The Order Label, the project boasts features from Los Angeles underground Hip Hop staples Myka 9, Abstract Rude and Medusa, among others.
“Blu shows his love for his city and his hometown heroes Freestyle Fellowship on this album,” Self Jupiter recently told HipHopDX. “He gives them their flowers now and history lessons on how he as an MC first heard of Aceyalone, Myka 9, Peace and me — better known as known as the Freestyle Fellowship. DJ Fat Jack delivers the perfect backdrop for this congratulatory ode.”
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Danny Brown has recruited Killer Mike and El-P of Run The Jewels for his new single, "3 Tearz."
The track is taken from the Detroit rapper's upcoming "uknowhatimsayin¿" album and boasts production from JPEGMAFIA. It follows the previously released singles "Dirty Laundry" and "Best Life."
"uknowhatimsayin¿" is executive produced by A Tribe Called Quest's de facto leader Q-Tip and arrives on Friday (October 4).
Until then, check out "3 Tearz" below.
DJ Premier has evidently been sitting on a monumental secret for some time now. Last week, the veteran producer shared an Instagram post alluding to a new Gang Starr album.
Shortly after the announcement, Preemo unveiled "Family & Loyalty" featuring unreleased vocals from the late Guru and a fresh batch from J. Cole.
Considering Premier's Instagram post included Nas, it's safe to say there's more Gang Starr material on the horizon.
Until then, listen to "Family & Loyalty" below.