Homeboy Sandman – “America, The Beautiful” [Listen]
Representing Stones Throw, Homeboy Sandman offers up his new single, “America, The Beautiful,” from his upcoming LP, Hallways.
Kanye West Talks J Dilla, Madlib In Stones Throw Documentary Outtake [VIDEO]
Kanye West has mentioned his Hip-Hop influences in the past, and the megastar did so once more in outtake clips from indie label Stone Throw’s 2013 documentary Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton. In the video, West talks at length about how producers J Dilla and Madlib influenced him and how he feels others should carry on […]
Madvillain (Madlib x MF DOOM) Madvillainy: A 10 Year Retrospective
Stones Throw Records was known chiefly as an independent West Coast Hip Hop label. In October 2003, Stones Throw released the Jaylib Champion Sound project which was a collaboration between J Dilla and Madlib who shared both production and rhyming duties. The album was a sensation that not only ignited the independent Hip Hop world but […]
Stones Throw In Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton Documentary Trailer [VIDEO]
Stones Throw Records is a haven for quality underground/indie rap artists. With that supreme distinction, the house that founder Peanut Butter Wolf built has a documentary on the way titled Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton.
7 Days Of Funk (Snoop Dogg & Dam-Funk) – “Faden Away” [LISTEN]
Snoop Lion (Snoop Dogg at times) informed us that he had two projects in the works at the BET Hip-Hop Awards. Today, we receive new track called “Faden Away” from an upcoming collaborative effort with Dam-Funk.
A3C Hip Hop Festival Takes Over Atlanta This October
Now it its ninth year, the A3C Hip Hop Festival will again take over the city of Atlanta in October. Featuring a star-studded performing lineup, film showcases, art and much more, the A3C – which stands for “All 3 Coasts” – has grown to become one of largest gatherings of its kind.
Homeboy Sandman – “Musician” [LISTEN]
Project after project, Queens MC Homeboy Sandman proves that he’s one of the illest emceeing. But let him tell it, he’s more than a rapper; he’s a “Musician.”
The Top 12 Greatest Independent Hip-Hop Labels [PHOTOS]
Hip-Hop music has always had an independent spirit. Plenty of prominent, and major, rap labels of the present day started out indie (see: Cash Money, for one example). The truth is plenty of your favorite artist are rocking right now because they didn’t let a corporate label sleeping at the wheel dim their vision.
MED & Blu – “Burgundy Whip” (prod. by Madlib) [LISTEN]
Stones Throw officially packages “Burgundy Whip,” by MED and Blu, though it has been floating through the blogosphere for some time. The funky track was produced by none other than the infamous Madlib, and will appear on Blu and Med’s nine track EP, The Burgundy. Fans can purchase the project on vinyl at Stones Throw and mp3 starting February 19. […]
Homeboy Sandman – “Couple Bars” [VIDEO]
Rappers often bear pipe dreams in form of a promise to create visuals for each track from their album. And at this point, if your name isn’t Rick Ross you’ll be hard pressed for anyone to take your claims seriously. It would be ignorant to say that a short list of artists haven’t made an […]
J Dilla’s Critically Acclaimed Donuts To Be Re-Released As A 45 Box Set [PHOTOS]
Fans of James “J Dilla” Yancey are no doubt familiar with the famed Detroit producer’s critically acclaimed instrumental album Donuts. Although it would be the last album Dilla would record before his untimely passing in February 2006, the record still maintains resonance in the Hip-Hop community. For the collectors, the Yancey Music Group is already […]
Homeboy Sandman – “Sputnik” [VIDEO]
Even if you’re moving independently, the quality of your your music, and videos, should never suffer. This concept applies to heralded underground MC Homeboy Sandman who drops a visual for “Sputnik” off of his First OF A Living Breed album.
Homeboy Sandman – “Whatchu Want From Me” [VIDEO]
Queens lyricist Homeboy Sandman delivers new visuals for his First of a Living Breed tune “Whatchu Want From Me,” during which the MC slings raps while arguing with a not-so-significant other, working a food cart and cutting hair. Washington DC producer Oddisee created the track, on which the New York City MC quiets a female who has the […]
Strong Arm Steady & Statik Selektah – Stereotype EP/Album Preview [DOWNLOAD]
Strong Arm Steady takes an unconventional approach to keeping fans satisfied by releasing a six track EP, of sorts, comprised of a portion of their upcoming album, Stereotype. The sampler includes the previously leaked “Classic” and “Smoke On,” which features Dom Kennedy and Baby D. Stereotype is produced in its entirety by Statik Selektah, and is set to […]
Oh No ft. MF DOOM – “3 Dollars” [LISTEN/DOWNLOAD]
There has been a Metal Faced DOOM sighting. Oh No, younger brother of one Madlib and an accomplished MC/producer in his own right, is dropping a solo album called Ohnomite. In unprecedented move, the Oxnard, CA native was granted full access to the catalog of Rudy Ray Moore, aka Dolemite, for his sampling and chopping […]
Michigan Record Store Owner Plans To Sell Off Massive J Dilla Vinyl Collection
A Michigan record store owner has stumbled across the record and beat tape collection of one of the state’s most vaunted musical figures ever. Jeff Bubeck, co-owner of the UHF record store in the town of Royal Oak, has found himself on the Hip-Hop map after discovering a massive record collection said to belong to […]