PHRYME [ROYCE DA 5’9 X DJ PREMIER] – PRHYME

Now that ‘PRhyme’, the collaborative album from Royce Da 5’9 and DJ Premier is here in full, we can say for sure that it’s one of our favourite albums this year.  The two have an awesome chemistry, which is only enhanced by guest verses from Mac Miller, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q, Common, Dwele, Jay Electronica, Killer Mike and the…

PRHYME [DJ PREMIER X ROYCE DA 5’9] – PRHYME [ADVANCE STREAM]

After releasing the title single a couple of weeks back, DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9 stream their collaborative debut, ‘PRhyme’, on NPR ahead of its December 9 release.  The nine track album surpasses all expectations as far as we’re concerned; Premo’s beats and Nickel Nine’s bars go together so well you’d have thought they’d done this a million…

EMINEM – SHADY XV

To celebrate 15 years of his label, Shady Records, Eminem releases ‘Shady XV’, a double-sided compilation featuring new material as well as a celebration of the Shady back catalogue.  Side one houses all new material, and features the likes of Yelawolf, Slaughterhouse, Sia and D12.  Em’s flow is, as usual, completely unparalleled, but his insistence on…

CYHI THE PRYNCE – HUEY REMIX [FT. ROYCE DA 5″9 & JOELL ORTIZ]

  Following up on one of the best mixtapes so far this year [‘Black Hystori Project’], CyHi The Prynce recruits a couple Slaughterhouse’ Royce Da 5″9 and Joell Ortiz to give ‘Huey’ the remix treatment.  While you can’t help but feel for King Louie, who appears to have been given the boot in favour of Royce and Ortiz,…

SLAUGHTERHOUSE – HOUSE RULES

  Shady Records four piece release their ‘House Rules’ mixtape by way of a warm-up for upcoming album ‘Glass House’.  The ten-track collection feels a lot more focused than their previous work; they’ve ditched some cheesy hooks and production (mostly), and all four sound more refined on the mic.  In our opinion, the four piece remain some…

BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013 – THE CYPHERS

The BET Hip Hop Awards cyphers are always hotly-anticipated, and with appearances from A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar and Action Bronson, this year was no exception.  A$AP Mob’s will go down as one of the most original and well put-together in recent memory, and TDE’s was also outstanding (K-Dot’s verse in particular, no surprises there!).  Slaughterhouse…