The release of Tical O: The Prequel is one that doesn’t sit very well within Method Man’s discography. He’s the first to admit it, quoted “On the third LP, it was suggested to bring in Harve Pierre and P Diddy. Who am I to argue? Puff knows how to sell some records. But that wasn’t the direction to go in, and I know that now.” The statement is probably a relief to most Wu-Tang and Method Man fans who clearly agree with his retrospective views.
High Focus Records have announced that Rag N Bone Man will be releasing a brand-new 3 track offering titled “Put That Soul on Me”, in two days time (Thursday 10th July) via their continually-growing label. Rag N Bone man is notorious within the U.K Hip-Hop scene, and is currently receiving support from the likes of Zane Low, Rob Da Bank, Mistajam and even DJ Premier all singing the vocalists praises. Rag N Bone man teams up with label mate Dirty Dike who features on “Put That Soul on Me” as the producer of the single, which is promised as the soundtrack to the summer. You can watch the previous video for Rag N Bone Man – Lay my Body Down on the YouTube player below.
PRE-ORDER | Watson & Holmes – Watson & Holmes
PREVIOUS | Esoteric and Stu Bangas – Machete Mode
Two Hip-Hop monsters have collaborated on a full length project which is set to be one of the best Hip-Hop albums this year. We’re huge fans of Blacastan AND Stu Bangas at HHK, and the pair have released the video for their single “Watson and Holmes”. The track is from the upcoming album (also titled Watson and Holmes) which will be released on the 29th of July 2014. Fans can pre-order Watson and Holmes from the iTunes link listed above, and look out for a HHK exclusive coming in the forthcoming weeks. You can watch Blacastan and Stu Bangas – Watson and Holmes on the YouTube player below.
In one of the most anticipated Nardwuar interviews ever, the Vancouver-based character interviews the Wu Tang Clan. In a 25-minute feature, Nardwuar, in typical fashion, is introduced to the full group and proceeds to speak on a number of Wu-Tang Clan influences, including Shaolin vs lama, 10 Fingers of Death, Return of the Street Fighter and more. Feel free to search Nardwuar in the search to view previous Nardwuar interviews. However, you can watch Nardwuar vs The Wu-Tang Clan on the YouTube player below.
PRE-ORDER | Redman – Muddy Waters II Mixtape
Brick City and Hip-Hop legend Redman releases the new video for his single “Nigga Whut”. Credits go to Triple A who produced the track, and the video was directed by Redman and RomeYork. It has also been announced that fans can pre-order the Redman – Muddy Waters II “Thee Mixtape” from the official Redman website (link above) which also comes with a VIP package option. Redman will be touring with Method Man around Europe, and will also be one of the headliner acts at the Crotia-based “Fresh Island Festival” which will also see the likes of Rick Ross, DMX and Pusha T performing – hit the link above for tickets. You can watch the new video for Redman – Nigga Whut on the YouTube player below.
PREVIOUS (1st LEAK) | Visual – You
PREVIOUS (2nd LEAK) | Visual – Watch What the Devil Gets
As we continue to look forward to the release of Visual’s upcoming project “Supreme Science”, we have another leaked track from the CD titled “The Dream is Free”. Visual has collaborated with MC Juice, over the track that has been produced by Loose Cannon who produced all tracks from Supreme Science. Take a look at the previous links (above) for the other music we’ve heard from Visual’s “Supreme Science”. However, you can listen to the brand new track from Visual ft MC Juice – The Dream is Free, on the soundcloud player below.
PREVIOUS | Tragedy Tha Beast – Value of Life
Following a brief hiatus, Chicago-based rapper TtheGAWD (formally Tragedy Tha Beast) returns with his new single “theGAWD”. Using fellow Chicago-MC Common’s beat for “Kingdon” produced by No I.D, TtheGAWD puts his unique style to the beat for an excellent remix. TtheGAWD explains the acronym which also explains the reason for change. GAWD = “Getting Ahead Without Devoting” / “Gifted Artist With Determination.” You can listen to TtheGAWD (Tragedy Tha Beast) – theGAWD on the soundcloud player below.
DOWNLOAD | Invy Da Truth – Highlight Reel
PREVIOUS | Invy Da Truth – Cotton Mouth
Underground rapper Invy Da Truth has presented the latest video for his single “Highlight Reel”. Invy has teamed up with Jamall Bufford for the single, which is the first we’ve heard from Invy Da Truth’s upcoming debut album “V.I.C.E” (keep coming back for more news to come). Credits go to Chanes for producing the single, and also the video. Fans can click the link above to download Invy Da Truth – Highlight Reel for free, and you can watch the official video from Invy Da Truth for “Highlight Reel” on the YouTube player below.
PREVIOUS | Fresh Island Festival 2014 Lineup
HHKMag readers will be aware that July will be the month we celebrate the 2014 Fresh Island Festival in Croatia, and news has reached us that due to a large number of ticket sales, the “New Yorker” stage at the Fresh Island festival will move to the big beach stage at Zrce. The New Yorker stage will boast acts such as Rick Ross, Pusha T, Redman and Method Man and DMX among others this year, which is set to be the biggest and most successful one yet. You can buy your 2014 Fresh Island Festival tickets from the link above, and also watch the 2013 Fresh Island video recap below.
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As we approach the third Boom Bap Festival, one of the headline acts (Genesis Elijah) has treated fans to some exclusive Boom Bap bars with a new video to match. Tickets can be purchased for the Boom Bap Festival above, which will also see the likes of Ghostface headline the 2014 event, and the regular UK Hip-Hop heavyweights perform among various stages, including Genesis Elijah, The Four Owls, Black Twang , TY and The Mouse Outfit among others. You can watch the brand new video for Genesis Elijah – Boom Bap Festival Bars on the YouTube player below.
Here is a new banger from Brown Bag AllStars producer Audible Doctor, who has teamed up with Consequence for their collaborative effort “No Future”. It has been confirmed that No Future is featured on the Audible Doctor’s upcoming E.P titled “Can’t Keep The People Waiting” which will be available to download later this year. Fans can already download the No Future single from the iTunes link (listed above) and I also highly recommend downloading Audible Doctor’s work with Fredro Starr (Made in the Streets) which can also be viewed on the links above. You can listen to Audible Doctor ft Consequence – No Future on the soundcloud player below.