Smoothe Da Hustler, Trigger Tha Gambler, & General D.V. freestyle on @RapIsOuttaCntrl   no comments

Posted at 1:49 pm in Freestyles

After Rock Steady Crew’s 37th anniversary show, Brooklyn emcees Smoothe Da Hustler, Trigger Tha Gambler, and General D.V. stopped by the Rap Is Outta Control studio. Along with DJ Eclipse and co-host Q-Unique, they discussed early career history and the success of the song “Broken Language”. Check out this freestyle from the three emcees that will go down in history.

Hubbs & Kool Keith freestyle on @RapIsOuttaCntrl   no comments

Posted at 3:14 pm in Freestyles

Pittsburgh emcee Hubbs joins the Ultramagnetic pioneer Kool Keith for a freestyle cypher on Rap Is Outta Control. Check out Hubbs’ album Piece Of Mind with Git Beats and Kool Keith’s double disc project, Demolition Crash.

Illa Ghee talks new album Social Graffiti and explains the meaning   no comments

Posted at 2:29 am in Interviews

Brooklyn emcee Illa Ghee breaks down the meaning of his new album Social Graffiti and how graffiti is not seen as an art to the untrained eye (or untrained ear in the case of music). Illa goes on to say how he felt his previous work was “dumbed down” and he is now writing lyrics the way he feels comfortable. Features on Social Graffiti include Lil Fame, Sean Price, JuJu, Guilty Simpson, Royal Flush, General Steele, O.C., and more. Production is handled by Ayatollah, Large Professor, DJ Skizz, Crummie Beats, Amazing SB, and more.

Timeless Truth talks new comfort zone with Dominican Diner EP   no comments

Posted at 2:46 pm in Interviews

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.

DJ Eclipse announces the Rock Steady Crew 37th Anniversary Show at Central Park NYC   no comments

Posted at 10:41 pm in Interviews

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. Also, be sure to check out the b-boy/b-girl battles on Saturday, July 26.


Timeless Truth & Illa Ghee freestyle on @RapIsOuttaCntrl   no comments

Posted at 5:09 pm in Freestyles

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.

Diamond D breaks down The Diam Piece album   no comments

Posted at 2:41 pm in Interviews

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.

Kool Kim (The UMC’s) freestyle on @RapIsOuttaCntrl   no comments

Posted at 2:49 am in Freestyles

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.

John Robinson & PVD describe making the Modern Vintage album   no comments

Posted at 12:14 pm in Interviews

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 talks lyricism and Wonderland Of Misery 2   no comments

Posted at 1:10 pm in Interviews

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.