Monday, July 25

Get Used to Angel Haze

After a very thought provoking story in the Fader, we were intrigued enough to go out and listen to Angel Haze's music. To say it wasn't a disappointment would be an understatement. Her varied delivery, witty wordplay, and fresh subject matter had already started to get her a growing buzz, when she went to SOB’s to meet with her manager Le'Roy Benros. By the end of the night she had earned accolades for an impromptu 15 min. performance during a Trae Tha Truth  show. Internet acclaim soon followed, which only increased after the release of her latest project "King." Drank and Dank catches up to her after her music's been featured all over the Web, her buzz is growing as rapidly as anybody's after the Odd Future phenemonom, and as she readies for a solo showcase at SOB's on Aug. 1st.
The story of your SOB's performance at the Trae show is already becoming the stuff of legend. Can you tell us about it? How you ended up there, how you got to perform, your reaction to the crowds reaction, and the aftermath?

L*A*W: My Time With Amy Winehouse

L*A*W is a member of the Amy Winehouse and P-Funk camp, not only an M.C., he's a guitar playing renaissance man who records and performs across several genres. He's performed and worked with the late superstar since 2007, but he'll tell you a lot better than we can in this 6 part series. Our condolences go out to the members of her family, friends, and supporters.
Parts 2-6 after the cut

Kid Ink - Cali Dreamin' (Directed by DJ ill Will)

C-CLASS ft Maffew Ragazino - I'm Leaving (Prod by 2Deep)

KALI - Glasses On A Gloomy Day

With appearances from Nawledge, YG Hootie, Busta Rhymes, and more. 
Tracklist and DL after the cut.

Young Scolla - Seconds Away

Anime Moe aka AniMOE - Kill Her

Smoke DZA ft. Bun B & Big K.R.I.T. - On The Corner (prod. by Big K.R.I.T.)

1st Single off 'Rolling Stoned' - August 30th.

Ron Paul ft Fred The Godson - Fuck Niggaz

Rockstar Jones ft. Michael Washington - Make You Feel Good

LEE MAJORS - Paper Bag Money

@MAFIATHEBOSS "King Of My City" (Prod. by @araabMUZIK) [Directed by @MasarMasar]

Killer Mike "On da spot" freestyle

sene + blu - exit,us -- Godlee Barnes Remix

Dave Raps - Root Canal

Beanie Sigel, Jimmy Wallstreet, & Big Ooh - Turn The Lights Off

Dorrough Music - Hungry (Mad Rappers)

Agallah feat. Popoff - Looking Out The Window

Bucktown Usa Supports The Monumental 5

The Monumental 5 are Louis Pena, Gabriel Diaz, Cynthia Rosa, James W. Ayala, and Jade Everett

Hit the cut for the Monumental 5 Background Information

JoJo Pellegrino - Only One

Jackie Chain – Finally Moving Freestyle


Ras Kass Reflects On 'Nature of the Threat' 15 Years Later

In the mid-90s, Ras Kass emerged as one of the most highly regarded new rappers in some time, winning particular acclaim for his skills as a lyricist. His long-awaited debut LP, "Soul on Ice", finally appeared on Priority Records in 1996.  Despite not being released a single, the most memorable track off this album was undoubtedly, "The Nature of the Threat", which expressed controversial views on issues such as religion, homosexuality, and the history of Western civilization.
Now, 15 years later, Ras Kass reflects on this controversial track and its reverberations in a candid interview with the The Bee Shine.
"Nature of the Threat"

Young Buck - I'm Taxin

Kendrick Lamar - Violin Freestyle