In this segment from its 'Oh, Hello' video blog, Converse Rubber Tracks records an interview with Queensbridge (NY, USA) producer/emcee Havoc (half of the Hip-Hop duo Mobb Deep). Havoc speaks on how he got into beatmaking, the glory days of Hip-Hop (1990s, Golden Era), and more.
LL Cool J appeared on CBS's The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on November 9th for a lively interview. Uncle L talked about his activity on Twitter and working on his new album, Authentic Hip-Hop.
When asked if he tweets, the 'Murdergram' rapper referred to aggressive Twitter users as 'laptop gangsters' and went on to say that they are 'cold blooded.'
'Oh that's my favorite thing,' said LL when Ferguson ask if be blocks the laptop gangsters. 'I love it, it's so refreshing to just... They hate on you, and say something terrible and you just respond with something pithy and, Block! It's so relaxing, it's like getting a massage.'
The NCIS: Los Angeles actor also mentioned that he is working on his new album, titled Authentic Hip-Hop, which according to his MySpace page is schedule to be in stores February. That's right on time for Valentine's Day. Coincidence?
Barack Obama has always been a Hip-Hop friendly guy, but this takes the cake. A super cut styled video has been created that takes words from the POTUS' speeches and strings them together to create the lyrics of MC Hammer's smash hit 'U Can't Touch This.'
This is comedy gold. The video was hooked up by Baracks Dubs, who mash up presidential speeches to popular music. Other songs they've given the same treatment to include Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend' and Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe.'
But we gotta ask, how long did these take to create and how much time do they have on his/her/their hands? Also, does this make Jay-Z and Obama's friendship awkward since the former had beef with Hammer? We kid, we kid. Watch Obama get his Hammer on in the video below.
Hip-Hop receives another sure-to-be entertaining podcast courtesy of one of the culture's most polarizing figures, Killer Mike. Those familiar with the Atlanta MC know he's critical of everything he assesses, ranging from his opinions on the current climate in Hip-Hop to the socioeconomic factors plaguing urban communities. With partner in crime Trackstar The DJ, Big Mike creates a forum for such conversations with Educated Villains Radio.
Mike prefaces the inaugural episode of the series (partially hooked up by the good folks at The Smoking Section) by tipping his hat to President Barack Obama, citing the commander and chief as an inspiration to people looking for hope outside of rappers and athletes. Jokingly, perhaps, Mike also praises Mitt Romney's campaign, stating 'If he ever publicly comes out and supports polygamy, I'm voting for that motherf**ker til the day I die.' From there, the outspoken MC touches on a range a topics segmented around Trackstar The DJ's music sets. While the first episode is raw, it's easy to see the show's potential.