[Video] Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap – Official Trailer (Dir: Ice-T)

If you’re a fan of hip-hop, there’s a good chance you’re going to want to check this out. Ice-T’s documentary Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap made it’s debut at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and is set for a theatrical release in June. This film is sure to be as educational as it is entertaining. With all the misinterpretations that surround hip-hop, it’s always refreshing to see the authenticity of rap music being discussed and celebrated on such a large scale. If that’s not enough to get you interested, peep the cast and read a brief synopsis below.

SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP is a feature length performance documentary film about the runaway juggernaut that is Rap music. At the wheel of this unstoppable beast is the film’s director and interviewer Ice-T. Ice-T takes us on a deeply personal journey to uncover how this music of the street has grown to dominate the world. Along the way Ice-T meets some of the remarkable superstars of Rap, from Eminem to Dr Dre, to Snoop Dogg and Kanye West. He exposes the roots and history of Rap and then, through meeting most of it’s most famous protagonists studies the living mechanism of the music to reveal The Art Of Rap. This film features unique performances from it’s entire cast and does not use any archive material.

Cast: Afrika Bambaataa, Big Daddy Kane, B-Real, Bun B, Chino XL, Common, DJ Premier, DMC, Doug E. Fresh, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Grandmaster Caz, Ice Cube, Ice-T, Immortal Technique, Joe Budden, Kanye West, Kool Keith, KRS-One, Lord Finesse, Lord Jamar, Marley Marl, MC Lyte, Melle Mel, Mos Def, Nas, Puerto Rico, Q-Tip, Raekwon, Rakim, Ras Kass, Redman, Snoop Dogg, Xhibit

[Video] Famous, Slakah the Beatchild and D.O. at SXSW (Part 3)

In another edition of D.O.’s Fresh Fridays series, we get the third and final video part of Northstarr Entertainment at SXSW. Northstarr Entertainment was featured for 3 live appearances at this year’s festival in Austin, Texas. Famous, Slakah the Beatchild and D.O. all went down and represented hard for Toronto while showcasing their skills. Check out part 3 below, including a performance by Famous at 2:48. Check here for part 1 and part 2.

[News] Nipsey Hussle 4:20 Show Cancelled

Due to the tragic events last week at the Young Jeezy show in London, we regret to inform you that the Nipsey Hussle show scheduled for April 20th at Club Large has been cancelled. With last week’s shooting still under investigation, a decision has been made that it is best to cancel the show at this time. Nipsey Hussle will still continue his Canadian tour as scheduled (Toronto April 19th, Montreal April 21st, Ottawa April 22nd and Vancouver April 24th).

All tickets purchased for the London concert will be refunded in full. Online purchases will be refunded on credit cards through ticket driver, and hard tickets can be brought back for a full cash refund at the point of purchase. The Come Up Show will still be holding their 5 year anniversary, but will instead be celebrating it the night before on April 19th at the PMD concert at APK Live. For more information and all further inquiries visit http://thecomeupshow.com. We thank you for
your understanding.

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[News] Nate Dogg to perform at Coachella with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre

Yes, you read that correctly. In a scene straight out of Star Wars, the late rapper, who passed away in March last year, is set to perform at Coachella alongside Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre via hologram technology. Snoop and Dre will also be joined by Warren G, Kurupt, and Daz Dillinger. If this works out, this could open the door for a whole new future of hip-hop performances. Pac and Biggie at next year’s Coachella, anyone? Photo credit to Todd Williamson. Check out Slate Magazine‘s video below.

[News] Yelawolf Canadian concert dates cancelled

All rescheduled shows in Canada for the Yelawolf show have been cancelled. Unfortunately Yelawolf’s past came back to haunt him and he has been denied entry into Canada. Letting his fans know via twitter that he will not be able to make it into the country, he made sure to let his Canadian fans know he is making every effort to make it to the great white north in the near future.

Tickets will be refunded at original point of purchase.

[Audio] Odd Couple ft. Skyzoo – “Speak It Vivid” (Prod: Odd Couple)

Skyzoo is definitely one of my favourite rappers right now. Chicago producers, the Odd Couple, recently teamed up with Skyzoo for “Speak It Vivid”, the first single off their debut EP Separated at Birth. The Odd Couple craft a chilling, organ-driven beat, and Skyzoo kills it once again. The chorus samples Muggs’ “Real Life”. Separated at Birth is set to be released in the coming months. Stream and download “Speak It Vivid” below.

Download: Odd Couple ft. Skyzoo – “Speak It Vivid”

[Audio] Maseo (of De La Soul) ft. Mac Miller – “I Bring The Soul & He Brings The Funk”

After Mac Miller teamed up with Posdnuos for the “Of The Soul” remix, De La Soul partner Maseo followed suit and partnered with Mac for “I Bring The Soul & He Brings The Funk”. I haven’t always been the biggest fan of Mac Miller, but this is pretty sick. While Posdnuos and Dave (Plug 1 & Plug 2) are doing their own thing with First Serve, Maseo is currently working on a production album, entitled DJ Conductor. Photo credit to Teri Cwiek.

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