STEP BROTHERS

“Step Masters”: Step Brothers’ ‘Lord Steppington’ Album Review

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The two longtime collaborators have finally linked up for their first full-length album.

STEP BROTHERS

Step Brothers – “Step Masters” Video

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What's a little friendly competition between siblings?

STEP BROTHERS

Step Brothers (Alchemist & Evidence) – “Ron Carter”

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Listen to "Ron Carter" by Step Brothers, Alchemist and Evidence.

We Don't Even Live Here

P.O.S. – “Get Down” Video

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Rhymesayers is one of the few labels that's always pushing the envelope.

Skelethon

First Listen: Aesop Rock “Skelethon” Full Album Stream

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While Frank Ocean has been grabbing most of the headlines lately with his album's early release, Hip-Hop heads will be happy to know that underground rap favorite Aesop Rock also has a new project out this week.

SMOKE BREAK

Kendrick Lamar, Lupe Fiasco & Big K.R.I.T. Slated To Headline 2012 Soundset Festival

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Residents of the Minnesota area, please start blocking out your schedules Sunday, May 27th to make a trip to Shakopee.

Todd Angkasuwan

Evidence – “Falling Down” Video

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Don't let the calendar change fool you.

Young De

Loosies: Young De Burns Out, Saint Nick Arrives & Atmosphere Returns

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Always dropping in when you least expect it, Atmosphere is putting on for their city, state and relative universe with the "Welcome to Minnesota" tour this coming February.

Todd Angkasuwan

Evidence – “It Wasn’t Me” Video

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You know that moment where every Hip-Hop artist feels compelled to eulogize their name in one of their songs.

Together/Apart

Grieves Continues To Soar & Plummet At The Same Time

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Photo: John Henry Baliton Substance abuse is nothing to scoff at but <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/grieves">Grieves</a> turns his addiction into addictive raps to dictate the subject matter on Together/Apart.

VIDEOS

Video: Grieves Living In The Present/Tense

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A quick perusal through the brief clip of Grieves' current lifestyle alludes to the fact that the man embarks on plenty of missions.

We Got Now

Grieves – “Lightspeed” x “Bloody Poetry” Videos

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<a href="http://www.fifthelementonline.com/grieves-together-apart.html"> Some rappers think they're Larry Hoover or Frank Lucas. From one glance of <a href="http://www.rhymesayers.com/grieves">Grieves'</a> promotional visuals from his upcoming album Together/Apart, the Seattle Hip-Hopper seems to think he's Darren Shan, the vampire's assistant.

Rhymesayers Entertainment

Freeway Climbs The Ladder To Success “Escalator” Style

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/freeway-beautiful-music-video"> "Wonder why <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/the-stimulus-package">Stim Pack</a> didn't sell a milli when/clearly everywhere they go/they starvin' for our audio.

Rhymesayers Entertainment

Freeway Is Still Making That “Beautiful Music”

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So a couple a weeks ago, I'm chilling with Freeway after his show and he comes over with this iPad, excited about the new music he's created for his upcoming album (his second of '10), Diamond In The Rough.

The Stimulus Package

“Freekin’ The Beat” – Review Of Freeway & Jake One’s The Stimulus Package

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With budget cutbacks affecting the maneuvers of the Hip-Hop culture in several different areas, sometimes the best answer is taking it back to the bare essentials.

Young Chris

Video: Freeway & Young Chris Revisit The Roc

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While most members of the Roc dynasty have chosen to air their grievances against Hov instead of putting in some actual work, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/freeway">Freeway</a> has been one of the few to move on and carve a strong following, going the semi-indie route.

The Stimulus Package

Freeway & Jake One – “She Makes Me Feel Alright” Live @ Highline Ballroom

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Last Tuesday, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/freeway">Freeway</a> and <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/jake-one">Jake One</a> took to the stage at the Highline Ballroom for the "The New York Stimulus Package," which is coolspeak for the NYC stop on their city-to-city tour of album release parties.

VIDEOS

Vinyl Hands On: Freeway & Jake One – The Stimulus Package

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Much like <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/01/video-freeway-jake-ones-the-stimulus-package-album-package-ing">the CD</a>, the vinyl to <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/freeway">Freeway</a> & Jake One's collaborative album <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/the-stimulus-package">The Stimulus Package</a> features an extravagant packaging that's surely destined to become a collector's item down the line.

VIDEOS

Video: Freeway & Jake One’s The Stimulus Package Album Package-ing

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Prime example on why I opt to support via physical copies of albums opposed to digital media stores.


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