Legendary Bronx-bred hip-hop duo Camp Lo are back with “Bright Lights”, the new single off their upcoming album Ragtime Hightimes. Entirely produced by longtime collaborator Ski Beatz, Ragtime Hightimes hits stores everywhere on May 19th. Order “Bright Lights” now on iTunes, and pre-order Ragtime Hightimes in the store.
More than two decades after their classic collaboration “Every Record Label Sucks Dick,” legendary emcee R.A. The Rugged Man and iconic producer Buckwild are back with another powerful statement: the new video “Media Midgets”. This time around, R.A. takes aim at everyone from TV producers to radio stations to government programming and brainwashing. Legends Never Die in stores now.
In recent years, fans have celebrated the legacy of the late, great producer J Dilla with the annual Dilla Day tribute concert in Jay Dee‘s hometown of Detroit. In 2015, the festivities will be officially moving to the warmer climates of Miami, FL for a full weekend of Dilla events. Presented by Nature Sounds and Dilla’s mother Ma Dukes, this year’s Dilla Day Weekend is set to take place in Miami from Feb 5th – Feb 8th. Confirmed performers include Joey Bada$$, Pete Rock, Mobb Deep, Madlib, Talib Kweli, Slum Village, Dead Prez, Black Milk, Camp Lo, and more TBA. In addition to performances, there will be producer panels, BBQs, artist meet and greets, and other Dilla-related events. Tickets available now. Full details at jdillaweekend.com.
Legendary Brownsville duo M.O.P. are back with Street Certified, a new 9-tack EP now available everywhere. To celebrate the release, Lil Fame and Billy Danze are unveiling the official music video for the leadoff track “Welcome 2 Brooklyn,” featuring guest vocals from fellow BK native Maino and production from ChuckHeat. Order now on iTunes, or get the deluxe box set direct from Nature Sounds.