Carl Roe – Ones and Zeroes

Check out the new album by Seattle emcee Carl Roe – Ones and Zeroes featuring 2 tracks produced by Ill Tal! I first met Carl Roe when I dropped Trapped in the 90’s and he hit me up for some READ MORE…

Block McCloud & Reef the Lost Cauze – Up In Sweden (Ill Tal Remix)

Entered another remix contest because why not?! This one is courtesy of Creative Juices and DJ Connect. Winner will be announced early February. I’ll let you know if I win.  

Interview: Funkmaster Wiz

While songs about drug use and lyrics meant to shock audiences are common place today, in the early 1980’s they were unheard of. Enter emcee Funkmaster Wiz, best known for his single “Crack it Up / Can’t You Take a READ MORE…

Edo G – Pay Per View

Veteran Boston emcee Edo G has dropped his new single “Pay Per View” produced by Dr3matic on 7 Series Music. The single will be released on limited edition (300 copies) 7-inch vinyl available on the labels website for pre-order. For READ MORE…

Brothas Be, Yo Like George

Anyone who knows me, knows I’m a huge fan of George Clinton / Parliament / Funkadelic and also heavily influenced by them. (Maybe not musically, but definitely spiritually). Because of that, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on George’s READ MORE…

Hasan Salaam Interview

Photo credit Jessica Siemens Photography I first crossed paths with Jersey emcee Hasan Salaam when The ILLZ was performing at local NYC venues in 2011. I’m glad to see him getting the shine he deserves – especially being an artist READ MORE…

Hasan Salaam featuring Immortal Technique – Jericho

Fellow NJ native Hasan Salaam dropped his new video featuring underground legend Immortal Technique. The song is one of the few (good) hip-hop songs to touch on the topic of police brutality. Hezekiah provides the beat, which isn’t your average READ MORE…

Common – Nobody’s Smiling (Review)

After being a huge fan of Common’s last 2 albums Be and Dreamer/Believer I was excited to hear about Nobody’s Smiling. Early reports indicated the album would be produced entirely by No ID and would focus on the the current READ MORE…