New Visuals: Capital Steez- Herban Legend


Check out this animated clip for the late Capital Steez’s “Herban Legend”. This kid came and went entirely too soon. Rest in peace knowing the Pro Era camp is doing their thing for NYC. Enjoy this throwback.



New Flames: Shaz Illyork feat. RAST-Ready For Combat


I know we said we’re taking a break, and we will be, but today there’s just too much heat to ignore. Check out Shaz Illyork’s new one featuring RAST, “Ready For Combat”. This Strange Neighbors joint will be featured on Shaz’s upcoming project, Wide Awake. Stay tuned for more about that project. Fucking with this heavy…


A Proper Finale: Illab-Never Ending Summer


As we head towards a Labor Day break from all things requiring responsibility, with that comes a much needed break for this site. But before we pump the brakes for a few weeks, it’s only fitting that Illab sets the late-season tone with the visuals for “Never Ending Summer”, an ode to living free in America in the blazing sun.  Illab’s work grows more self-reliant and introspective with each release, so it’s more than a pleasure to run this back a few times. Enjoy.

New Visuals: The Game feat. Jeremih- All Eyez


The Game is getting ready to unleash 1992, his new record with no features and fire art from the same designer as Snoop’s legendary debut Doggystyle. Check out the visuals for “All Eyez”, an ode to his favorite ladies with help from Jeremih. I have a feeling The Game’s channeling some early left coast energy on 1992.  We shall see. I almost forgot…Scott Storch on the beat. Enjoy.


New Sounds & Sights: Joe Budden feat. Fabolous and Tory Lanez


1st things 1st, Hot 97 exists at an exclusive mainstream level intending merely to compete with other media outlets like Complex. They are not “hip hop”, nor do they care much for the progression or preservation of the culture. Recently, Joe Budden stepped into the hornets nest known as Ebro in the morning to promote his upcoming new record, Rage & The Machine, only to be met with 25 minutes of banter about Drake, questions on why he fired his podcast co-host (who Hot 97 had in the studio unbeknownst to Budden), and a butt-hurt Rosenberg caught in his feelings.  Ebro eventually got to mocking the art of technical rapping, to which Joe up and left. Lost in most of the talk was the promotion of Joey’s new single, “Flex”, featuring Torey Lanez and Fabolous. You decide whether or not to ride with the radio boys. Check out the single below. Enjoy.