Terrible news about Mac Miller. One of the dopest artists of the new hip-hop generation, with infinite talent not only as an MC but as a songwriter, producer, musician and more. So sad.
I’ve been playing Mac’s music pretty much nonstop since the news of his passing broke on Friday afternoon, including his latest album Swimming which is really remarkable and the playlist below of Soundcloud favorites. I also re-watched his NPR Tiny Desk concert a few times. RIP Mac, we’re going to celebrate your life by playing your music forever.
My boys ItsTheReal re-posted their podcast interview with Mac from 2015, with an emotional intro about their friendship. Check it out…
Bronson sits down with Peter Rosenberg on the latest episode of Open Late.
Here are two clips of Westcheddar alumnus Nick Kroll on Jimmy Kimmel Live! promoting his new movie Uncle Drew. Watch above as he rips his pants trying to reenact playing defense against Kyrie Irving, and below he talks hanging with Shaq, hypnotism and more.
Nick shares some stories from his days attending school and playing hoops in White Plains with Bill Simmons, including a gem about running into Charles Oakley in Rosedale Deli. Listen to the full interview below.
New Matisyahu featuring Mavado. Pump this.
Here’s a new one by my man Killer Whale aka Big Dawg K from White Plains, produced by Jay Rozayy. Drip, drip.
I unfortunately couldn’t make it out to see Roc Marciano’s show at the Highline Ballroom on Thursday night (Rap Dad duty called), but I had a feeling it was gonna be one of those nights you don’t want to miss. Turns out I was right. See footage above of Busta Rhymes’ guest appearance on stage, where he gave one of the biggest public displays of respect I’ve ever seen in hip-hop—calling Roc one of his Top 5 MCs and explaining for close to four minutes why he’s truly a Rap God. Shouts to my boy Eric Diep for the footage.
And below, see flicks from the show courtesy of Photo Rob, featuring Meyhem Lauren, DJ Muggs, Dallas Penn, Premium Pete, Westside Gunn, Action Bronson, Big Body Bes, Knowledge The Pirate, V Don, Lil Eto, Smoke DZA and Jazz.
Yo Jazz, what is that sweatshirt you’re wearing?!? Salute to Roc Marciano and everyone who was involved in this historic night—this crop of talent represents hip-hop’s finest.