I had the honor of interviewing Slick Rick, Lyor Cohen and Bill Adler for Urban Legends’ 30th anniversary celebration of The Great Adventures of Slick Rick. Read HERE.
Also, pre-order the Urban Legends re-release of the album HERE, and stream his new unreleased track “Snakes of The World Today” below.
My first piece for Universal Music Group imprint Urban Legends revisits LL Cool J’s fifth album 14 Shots to the Dome 25 years later. Read HERE.
I used to have the magazine ad for Jewelz hanging on my wall in college, and listened to it constantly my sophomore year. So to interview O.C. 20 years later about the making of the album was special. Read HERE.
More new Wu, featuring Inspectah Deck and Def Squad affiliate Redman. Beat is tough.
Related: The Oral History of Redman’s Sooperman Lover Series
Its Overture presents their take on what a Nas and Large Professor collaborative album would sound like. Well done!
Related: An Oral History of Nas’ The Lost Tapes
Can’t wait for this. Shout out to my bros Andrew and Nick!
This Prodigy tribute is brought to you by UpNorthTrips. Listen to the mix above created by myself and Vinylcologist from 2011—featuring 10 classic Prodigy and Alchemist collaborations which are among my favorite rap songs ever—while you peep the Pee pics below compiled over the years by my bro Ev Boogie…
01 Feb 1995, New York State, USA — Prodigy and Havoc (Mobb Deep) with NAS and Wu-Tang clan member, Raekwon. They were in the studio recording, ‘Eye for an Eye (Your Beef is Mines)’. (Prodigy, front left, Nas , front right, Havoc, standing, left, and Raekwon, form Wu-Tang Clan, standing, right) — Image by © Chi Modu/Diverse Images/Corbis
ca. 1999-2001 — Rapper Prodigy of Mobb Deep — Image by © Erin Patrice O’Brien/Corbis
RIP Prodigy. Hands down one of my favorite rappers of all-time, an artist I’ve spent a huge percentage of my life listening to. Pee and Mobb have always been my go-to in the whip, and will continue to be.
“Gangsters don’t die, they just turn to legends…”
Check out this Prodigy tribute mix I made for NahRight…
H.N.I.C. Mix (Prodigy Tribute) – Tracklist
Quiet Storm (Original Version)
How Many MCs Freestyle
Motherless Child Freestyle
Eye For An Eye (Original Version)
Rep The QBC
Live Nigga Rap
Back At You
What’s Poppin’ Thun
What A Real Mobb Do
You Ain’t A Killer Freestyle
Cut Em Short
We Don’t Love Them Hoes
I Want You
Jay Z Diss
When It Comes To The Beef
License To Kill
Pop Them Thangs
The Start Of Your Ending (41st Side)