Supa Bwe Enlists Xavier Omar’s Striking Vocals For “Up Right Now”

Supa Bwe Enlists Xavier Omar’s Striking Vocals For “Up Right Now”

Source: Mass Appeal

With a new full-length on the way, Chicago’s Supa Bwe calls upon the superstar talents of Texas’ own Xavier Omar for his latest single.

Regardless of what you might think about the latest news from Chicago, it pales in comparison to the new work coming from Supa Bwe. The young scrap has impressed audiences with his genre-shifting experimental Chi-Town sound. Furthering the cause of celebration is the song, “Up Right Now,” which features one of our favorite First Look Friday subject’s Xavier Omar.

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Fueled by innovative melodies, the former Hurt Everybody talent has given us an anthem to jam out to while we brave these bristly breezes. “I’ve been creating this project for over a year and I really just had to lock in and create,” Supa Bwe told HypeBeast. “It took a while, but I’m really happy with the outcome. I’ve never been more excited to drop a project.” Continue reading

Kamaiyah Follows Up ‘Before I Wake’ With “Playa In Me” Music Video

 

Finally, You Can Stream Kamaiyah’s New Tape, ‘Before I Wake’

Source: Instagram

Directed by Evan Croker, Oakland’s reigning rap hero, Kamaiyah, showcases her super-fly-fantastic style.

If you’re playing Kamaiyah’s Before I Wake tape on repeat then kudos for you. The project is a very funky, very Oakland experience and has been highly anticipated by us here @Okayplayer folk.

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Now, the outstanding MC follows up her surprise drop with a freshly cooked visual helmed by Evan Croker for the song, “Playa In Me”. In it, our hero appears atop an old school Benz, while looking dapper than Dan or Dana in a fresh and retro outfit. Continue reading

9th Wonder Talks About Teaching His History of Hip-Hop College Course

9th Wonder To Establish "Hip-Hop Central" At North Carolina Central University

Source: WRAL

Professor 9th kicks knowledge

Since 2015, producer 9th Wonder has been teaching a college course about the history of hip-hop, at North Carolina Central University. (If you are a fan of 9th you know how important NCCU is to 9th: that is where he formed Little Brother with Phonte and Big Pooh.)

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The producer, who students call Professor 9th, recently gave an interview to a Durham, North Carolina outlet called WRAL about his class. Continue reading

De La Soul’s Dave Details His Battle w/ Heart Failure in the “Royalty Capes” Video

Watch De La Soul's Behind-the-Scenes 'Royalty Capes' Video

Source: YouTube

Twenty-eight years later and De La is still out here

De La Soul’s latest video starts with Dave talking about his health issues. The legendary rapper is fighting congestive heart failure. Because of his health, Dave can’t do his usual strenuous touring schedule.

Something he talks about openly in this new video:

“I’m ready just to get back to the stage. I miss that. I love traveling. I love being around my guys and I want that back.”

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The rest of the video, which is for the song “Royalty Capes,” features scenes of the legendary group touring all around the world, from Nice, France to Rotterdam, Holland to Brussels, Belgium. Continue reading