Earlier today, the man with perhaps the most epic beard released visuals for his cut “The Tune Up” produced by Rashad. Although Stalley does work with Ski and DD172, for this video he linked with director Kellen Dengler, and the bounty of their labor is thrice plentiful. Look out for Stalley’s album, Mishka Presents…Lincoln Way Nights (Intelligent Trunk Music), which drops early next week.
In case you haven’t been keeping up, here is the full compilation, with a track list and D/L after the jump. The artwork has all been from celebrated hip-hop photographer Mike Schreiber, who recently dropped a collection of his favorite hip-hop pictures called True Hip-Hop (available via Amazon.com). Each of his pictures captures some fundamental element of hip-hop: Biz’s playfulness, Nas’ cerebral disposition, Mos’ introverted artistry, Meth’s larger-than-life persona. The release of Mike’s anthology in 2010 is just one of the reasons it was such a wonderful year for hip-hop. Here’s to an even better 2011!
MoneyCashShoms alerted me to a situation that took place at the end of last summer when Das Racist’s Victor Vazquez challenged Farley Katz, an in-house cartoonist at The New Yorker, to a cartoon-off! The reason? Vazquez was unhappy with Katz’s commentary on American Fast Food culture, which referenced the Das Racist joint “Combination Pizza Hut And Taco Bell.” Katz accepted the challenge, and the rest is history. And even though Katz and TNY did not hold true to their promise– that if they lost they’d become a magazine dedicated to rap and jewels (haha)– the fact that the cartoon-off happened is worthy of recognition in and of itself. What’s that age-old adage– it’s not where you end up that matters, but how you get there? Yeah. Something like that.
It’s been a minute, but this go-round of Mixtape Monday has a little bit of everything: Das Racist for the deconstructivists, must-listen Nas for the purists, Smokers Club representatives for the weed heads, Aloe Blacc for the musical connoisseurs, TrapDub (or ‘ThugStep’) for the party-goers, Gucci for the anti-lyricists, and the 2010 BET Cyphers for those who haven’t heard em yet. Bewler!
Hot Spitta’s highly anticipated Def Jam debut Pilot Talk is on the way (July 13th!), and in anticipation of the drop CreativeControl put together a video trailer featuring the infamous valet parking clip from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The New Orleans, former Young Money emcee is poised to make major waves with this one. Under the cut, we compiled all the visuals that have been released to date, plus some DLs that’ll turn any doubter into an avid Hot-Spitta-supporter.
Pilot Talk includes production from Mos Def, Nesby Phibs, MonstaBeatz, and one of the most enduring producers ever, Ski Beatz (few people know he did HOV’s “Feelin’ It”, “Politics As Usual”, “Dead Presidents II”, and “22 Two’s” off Reasonable Doubt). Guest spots include stoner heavyweights Wiz Khalifa, Devin The Dude, and Snoop Dogg, as well as Mikey Rocks, Jay Elect, Big K.R.I.T., and more.