Queens duo Timeless Truth talks about their new EP, Dominican Diner. Being used to the old fashioned method of recording in a professional studio, the two brothers Oprime39 and Solace talk about adjusting their recording process to allow for more creative expression. Dominican Diner is produced entirely by Fafu and includes features from Maffew Ragazino and Eliki.
On Sunday, July 27, 2014, the Rock Steady Crew is hosting their 37th anniversary show at NYC’s Summer Stage Central Park. This annual free concert serves to celebrate and preserve the history and evolution of hip hop culture, as well as honor RSC and hip hop community members that have passed away. This year’s lineup includes Slick Rick, Das EFX, M.O.P, Smoothe Da Hustler, Trigger Tha Gambler, Thirstin Howl The 3rd, Chris Rivers, and many more performances.
Brooklyn emcee Illa Ghee and Queens duo Timeless Truth came to show and prove at Rap Is Outta Control with a freestyle over the new Dilated Peoples beat. Check out Timeless Truth’s album, Dominican Diner and Illa Ghee’s album, Social Graffiti.
Legendary emcee and producer from the D.I.T.C. crew, Diamond D, joins the RIOC crew to discuss his first producer compilation project. The album is called The Diam Piece and will release in August, 2014. Features include Stacy Epps, Pharoahe Monch, Fat Joe, Talib Kweli, Skyzoo, Elzhi, Pete Rock, Hi-Tek, Alchemist, and more.
Staten Island emcee Kool Kim of The UMC’s visits DJ Eclipse at Rap Is Outta Control to discuss the return of the group, alongside producer Haas G. Check out this freestyle by Kim as he shows why The UMC’s are ready to make noise again.
Emcee John Robinson and instrumentalist PVD have teamed up to bring you an organic music experience. One of the few hip hop albums with instruments layered in a fashion to sound like samples, PVD produced the entire project. John Robinson is joined by guests Melinda Camille, El Da Sensei, Sadat X, and more. In this video, JR and PVD speak with DJ Eclipse and Q-Unique about the recording process and studio experience. Purchase Modern Vintage here.
Chris Rivers, emcee and son of the legendary Big Punisher, visits DJ Eclipse and Q-Unique at Rap Is Outta Control to promote his latest mixtape. Chris talks about the influence of lyricism in his music and how it is in his “natural state of form” to rhyme intricately. He also breaks down parts 1 and 2 of the Wonderland Of Misery mixtapes. Download is here.
This week on Rap Is Outta Control, John Robinson, Whispers, and Big Punisher’s son, Chris Rivers, stop by to promote their latest projects and freestyle over an impromptu instrumental. Chris Rivers’ mixtape, Wonderland Of Misery 2: The Good King, is available for free download here and John Robinson’s album, Modern Vintage, is available for purchase here here.
Producer Vanderslice visits Rap Is Outta Control to talk about his album, Everything’s Awesome. It features a handful of instrumental tracks as well as songs with AWAR, Evidence, Freddie Gibbs, Maffew Ragazino, Celph Titled, Apathy, Merkules, and Twin Gambino. The album package comes with a t-shirt, dope white vinyl, and a mini-CD burned by Vanderslice himself. Purchase it here. AWAR goes on to talk about The Winning Team group project with Vanderslice. The album will release in July 2014 with features from Roc Marciano, Troy Ave, BJ The Chicago Kid, LaToiya Williams, and more.
New York emcees Maffew Ragazino and AWAR stop by Rap Is Outta Control to promote their new projects and freestyle over some Vanderslice beats. Purchase Vanderslice’s album Everything’s Awesome here, featuring Apathy, Freddie Gibbs, Evidence, Celph Titled, and more. Also, stay tuned for The Winning Team, a collaborative album between AWAR and Vanderslice, and Maffew’s album, 8 Million Stories, releasing in August 2014.