Jay-Z took the stage at the new and improved Webster Hall last night for his B-Sides 2 show, and it was filled with highlights—including guest appearances by Nas and Cam’ron. Of all the footage that I’ve seen, this clip of Hov doing the Blueprint 2 sleeper “Some People Hate” with the live band is my favorite. Check it out above, and check out Tidal for the full set playlist.
I had this idea years ago, but all this B-Sides 2 concert footage inspired me to dig in my bag and put together a mix of all my old Stan Ipcus songs recorded on Jay-Z beats. Enjoy the mix!
REASONABLE IP Tracklist
Mr. Maven (It’s Hot)
Get Ya Chi Up (La La La)
Don of Ogden (Squeeze First)
Snow Plains (PSA)
Almost Thirty (30 Something)
Bananas Stanzas (So Ghetto)
Still Got It (Reminder)
Sports Junkies Live Freestyle (Is That Yo Bitch)
Cheah (N***a Please)
Panoramic Picture (Dirt Off Your Shoulder)
No Mas NYC Freestyle (Ain’t No)
Lip Service Intro (It’s Hot)
Here’s some crispy footage of Benny The Butcher’s full Tana Talk 3 show at SOB’s from a few weeks back, featuring fellow Griselda MCs Westside Gunn and Conway. Beats are bangin’ in there, right?!
This Griselda show at Webster Hall from 2017 was so legendary and historic for New York hip-hop, with special guests Prodigy, Jadakiss and Styles, Raekwon, Roc Marciano and more all saluting the hardest new rap crew in the game. Watch the full show all the way through below when you have time it’s incredible.
Gunn let a few loosies loose this week, my favorite of the lot is below. Check out the rest HERE.
Today is the 20th anniversary of this absolutely classic hip-hop photo, taken in Harlem on September 29th, 1998 for XXL by the legendary Gordon Parks. See fold-out cover below, along with a reference guide to everyone in the picture…
This is one of the illest lineups I’ve ever seen assembled for a live hip-hop show. To get prepared for Tuesday night at Sony Hall in NYC, check out this Three The God Way playlist below, featuring choice cuts by the Rap Gods themselves. All praises due to Slick Rick, Jay Electronica and Roc Marciano.
Check out the new episode of Action Bronson’s Viceland show F*ck, That’s Delicious, where Bam Bam and his boys indulge in the many ethnic delicacies found right in his backyard in Queens.
Okay this video is bit old, but it’s fire. Watch Action Bronson’s full set from last year’s Rolling Loud festival, where he DJs the whole show from his phone?!? Talk about having the crowd in the palm of your hand!
Shout to my boy Jiggs for alerting me to this top quality recording of the Grateful Dead performing “He’s Gone” live in Amsterdam back in ’72. Found another gem on the album—”Ramble On Rose”—which I included below. Some solid summer tunes here, enjoy the hippie vibes…
Stephen Curry sets a new NBA Finals record with 9 three-pointers.
Before I get to the battle everyone is talking about, I have to post the dopest song on Pusha T’s new Kanye West-produced EP Daytona—”The Games We Play.”
Okay, now that I got that out of the way, here’s Pusha’s Drake diss “Infrared.” And below that is Drake’s swift response, “Duppy Freestyle.” Stay tuned to see and/or hear what happens next…