Behind The Beat: Statik Selektah
If you want to understand Statik Selektah in a nutshell, look no further than the first 20 seconds of his 2014 song “Carry On.” The first words you hear are sampled from AZ’s verse on Nas’ 1994 “Life’s a Bitch”: “Others such as myself are tryna carry on tradition.”
Stream Statik Selektah & KXNG Crooked's Album "STATIK KXNG"
Slaughterhouse emcee KXNG Crooked is just the latest artist to link up with prolific producer/DJ Statik Selektah.
Statik Selektah & KNXG Crooked Announce "Statik KXNG" Release Date, Cover Art
Last February, Statik Selektah & Slaughterhouse emcee KXNG Crooked announced that they were working on a collaborative album called Statik KXNG. Yesterday, the duo took to Instagram to share the album's cover art and reveal the release date -- the album will arrive on February 12.
Slaughterhouse Announces East Coast Tour
With Slaughterhouse' Glasshouse finished up and presumably coming soon, the gang decided it was time to announce a new tour, kicking off in New York City on September 21.
Lyrical Allegiance: Picking Pacquiao/Mayweather Sides Through Song
For the majority of a decade, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather have been busy cementing their legacies as boxers, all while manifesting a near mythic pop culture status - established largely in part to their potential matchup.
KXNG Crooked & Rittz Announce "The South West Kings" Tour
You hear a lot of people making statements about the king of New York, the king of the west coast, and the king of the South, but so far, KXNG Crooked and Rittz seem to be the only rappers gunning for the southwest throne, and they're happy to share it. So happy, in fact, that they're heading out on a co-headlining tour announcing their status.
What’s New In Battle Rap (February 6)
Battle rap is quickly growing as a culture. What was almost completely relegated to street corners and Youtube a few years ago has garnered national recognition, more tv programming, Pay-Per-View events, and other attention of the mainstream media. Hip Hop icons like Eminem and Snoop Dogg have put on events for the battle scene and at this rate things can only continue to expand. That being the case, we’re here to keep you updated on all things battle rap. Now is a great time to join the culture.
Statik Selektah & Crooked I Announce Joint Album
We're still waiting on some updates concerning the Slaughterhouse album, but in the meantime, Crooked I aka KXNG Crooked (these days), has been keeping himself busy with two side projects.
Crooked I Shares Artwork & Tracklist For "Sex, Money & Hip-Hop"
When Crooked I announced a new project entitled Sex, Money & Hip-Hop a couple of weeks ago, it was originally believed to be a mixtape, but now it looks like it'll be rushed commercial release. Today the Slaughterhouse member (who's been calling himself "KXNG CROOKED" as of late) shared artwork and a a tracklist for the LP. Check out the former in the gallery above, and the latter below.
Slaughterhouse Announce "Glass House" North American Tour
Slaughterhouse have been hinting at a new album for some time now. In fact, according to Joe Budden it's actually complete. Budden also mentioned that the group would likely wait out Eminem's album cycle to drop their album, and it looks like March is when things may get rolling, with the announcement of an extensive tour from the quartet.
Underrated Audio: October 12- October 18
This week was a good one for hip-hop. The BET Hip-Hop Awards delivered cyphers from plenty of rappers, and Curren$y hopped on a track with his former YMCMB bosses, Lil Wayne and Birdman, which was pretty cool.
Stream Crooked I's "Apex Predator" In Its Entirety
Earlier in the month we were given the tracklist for Crooked I's Apex Predator, and anticipation for the project has built steadily since. The project officially dropped today, and the Slaughterhouse rapper has been kind enough to offer fans with a free stream to sample the project before purchasing.
Cover Art Revealed For Crooked I's Solo Album "Apex Predator" [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
Although Crooked I is in the midst of recording a new Slaughterhouse album with Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5'9" and Joe Budden, he still finds time to get his solo material done. The rapper is dropping off a solo album on July 30th, Apex Predator. Today the cover art was revealed, check it out in the gallery above.