Late last night as I began to wind down into a slumber Rocko pops up online with a link to a video. That video was the very one you see above showing a host of talent in a studio smoking what seems to be a lot of herbal medicine. In short, The Black Keys are readying Blakroc 2, their collaboration album with a bunch of contributors from all corners of hip-hop. The Cool Kids, Talib Kweli, Curren$y, Wiz Khalifa, U God, Jay Electronica, OC, Sean Price and Jim Jones are all set to feature on the release. I have a feeling this release is going to be a good one, just an inkling. Dan's guitar tone makes me swoon like a teen girl for Justin Bieber. Seriously check it out in the video and get excited. Although, maybe hold back a little on the excitement for a moment as the video just says "Coming Soon" as oppose to a concrete release date. Whatever, I'm now excited now and a very happy man.
Check out a new track off Raekwon's upcoming album Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang titled "Rock N Roll" produced by DJ Khalil featuring the always amazing Ghostface, Jimmy Jones and recent Eminem collaborator Kobe. This track definitely blows the title track out the water. Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang drops March 8th. Shaolin stand up!
Well it isn't Friday just yet, but Kanye let loose the official remix to his newest single "Christmas in Harlem" featuring the Dipset, G.O.O.D Music, Musiq and Teyana Taylor. If you want to pick this one up, head over to Ye's site here to grab this one. You can also pick up the original version which features a different verse from CyHi on iTunes now.
Last night we posted up a version of a previously unheard Kanye track called, "Christmas In Harlem". As we mentioned though, we didn't think it was the full version as Kanye soon tweeted that he just got some more verses in from a range of artists all listed in the title (minus Cihi and Teyana who we had on the first version). Check out the full version below and get into the ever growing Christmas sprit. You can't escape it! 10 days and it'll all be over though and then it'll be time to get hyped for the madness of New Years Eve and the parties you all surely have planned. Right?. Thanks