Poison Pen shares his thoughts on TheBeeShine battling as Event from 2011-2012. Also, check out Poison Pen discussing the battle rapper mentality and Diddy support battle rap with corporate sponsorships.
Brooklyn emcee and battle rap host, Poison Pen, explains how the mentality of battle rappers has changed. In the 90s, rappers used to battle so they could afford the opportunity to tour, sell records, and gain more exposure as a musician. Since 2009, when the battle community exploded, some rappers are strictly interested in the sport of battling. Check out more here.
Poison Pen weighs in on the pros and cons of corporate sponsors the ever-evolving battle rap community and the influence of Diddy attending events. Look out for Pen’s album, The Glass Ceiling, releasing in 2014.
The Bed Stuy Best Buy ambassador of battle rap, Poison Pen stops by Rap Is Outta Control to discuss his position in battle rap and the culture evolving. Check out his freestyle over production by DJ Skizz.
Brooklyn emcee, The Incomparable Shakespeare, stops by Rap Is Outta Control to discuss his history as an artist and his new album, By Any Dreams Necessary. Growing up alongside the underground group Natural Elements in the 90s, Shakespeare was influenced to taking lyrics seriously. His latest album features Jesse Correll, Troy Ave, Saretta Wesley, and Sophia Lauren. Download By Any Dreams Necessary here.
Shabaam Sahdeeq discusses his latest project, Keepers Of The Lost Art, and his current writing process after many years of recording songs. The album reflects preservation of the elements on hip hop; emceeing, graffiti, b-boying, and DJing. Features include DJ Spinna, Nick Wiz, Domingo, and DJ Dister. The album will be released on Below System, based in the Netherlands.
Emcees Shabaam Sahdeeq and The Incomparable Shakespeare have both gained popularity in the 90s alongside many of their Brooklyn-bred peers. Check out the two freestyling back-and-forth on Hip Hop Nation’s Rap Is Outta Control.
A.G. announces a remix album by the legendary Bronx group, D.I.T.C. Spearheaded by producer Showbiz, the project will include songs from various projects remixed by Buckwild, 9th Wonder, Alchemist, DJ Premier, and many more. The album is expected to released in Spring 2014.
A.G. explains his interest in recording a project with Scienz Of Life member, John Robinson, and how he appreciates John’s lyricism and respect to musicianship. The project is a vinyl EP, produced entirely by Ray West using an SP12.
Ray West reveals upcoming projects on Red Apples 45 with Blu, John Robinson, A.G., and O.C. no comments
Red Apples 45 is a boutique-style record label that is dedicated to releasing vinyl and other physical products despite the digital age. Spearheaded by producer Ray West, he discusses upcoming Red Apples releases including the recent Ray’s Cafe EP with D.I.T.C. member O.C. Other projects include Pianos In The Projects, a box set of four 7″ records with A.G. and Party Arty, and album with A.G. and John Robinson, and the Berry Lipstick EP with Dave Dar, A.G., O.C., and Blu. Purchase Ray’s Cafe here.