In this interview, Nas explains how Biggies album “Ready to Die” showed him Raps endless possibilities. Five months after Nas’s album classic “Illmatic” album had released, Biggie's “Ready to die” album took rap to another level by reaching Platinum. From there, Nas was working hard to get an album to reach that level, especially since the pressure was on him to come harder! Nas then released “It Was Written” which went 3X Platinum! He then received a call, “You finally got the monkey off your back” was the first thing Biggie said. Watch the video to see what Nas and Biggie thought of this statement.
Tomorrow is the 20 year anniversary of possibly the BEST Hip-Hop album (depending who you ask) EVER recorded, Illmatic. With that, we wanted to re-release a tape we did with Nas back in 2008, before we were the "L.A. Leakers," before we had Twitter or Instagram, and before we had any sense of what a good intro sounded like.... Haha! This was what first gave us the idea to do our audio-biographies that we do. We didn't fully have the idea down yet, but going back and listening made us want to know stories more in detail and that's when we did our first REAL audio-biography. Pass this along to all the Nas fans you know, they'll enjoy it for sure. Congrats to Nas on 20 years! By the way, if you got a hard copy of this, you're a SUPER O.G.
Download: Nas x L.A. Leakers - Skillmatic
Future drops dope new visuals for his new single "I Won" featuring Kanye West.
Directed by Hype Williams.
With only a couple of days away from Future's new album Honest coming out, he drops this new leak "Benz Friendz Watchutola," featuring Andre 3000.
Honest due out April 22nd! You can stream the entire album right now just click here.
Jhene Aiko recently released her EP “Sail Out.” The rising R&B artist definitely had some hits that had us singing along. In her “Comfort Inn Ending” Freestyle, she freestyles about the end of her relationship after she’s been cheated on. In the video below, we see a side of Jhene that you would never imagine!
Check out the video below.
2 Chainz is getting ready to release his new EP Freebase on May 5th.
“It has been a minute since the release of my album B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time and I wanted to give something special to my fans while I record my follow up album. This is a taste of what is to come, and is most importantly, for them.” - 2 Chainz
Watch the trailer Below!
We had a chance to get in the studio with DJ Premier to work on a new audio-biography, Leaks That Collected Dust. It will be available for download on 05/12/14. If you've never heard any of our audio-biographies, you can check some of them out HERE. With the 20 year anniversary of Nas' Illmatic being this week, we felt it was only right to release this video first, DJ Premier talked to us on the making of "Memory Lane (Sittin' in da Park)".
Atmosphere recently released a new song called “Kanye West”
"Kanye West" appears on Atmosphere's upcoming Southsiders LP.
You can preorder it on iTunes now.
Check out the video below!
The other night on the #LIFTOFF the sound off question was “Top Things That Make Men Insecure”. It's only right for J Cruz and I to create this hilarious list based off the responses we got! If you wanna add to the craziness tweet @Jcruz106 & and myself @J_credible!
Eminem and Rihanna gave their first live performance of "Monster" tonight during the MTV Movie Awards!
You can catch them on tour this summer for their 'Monster Tour.'
The homie, Rick Ross, came by our studios and had some words for the camera about the L.A. Leakers.
Pharrell brought his good vibes to the Coachella crowd, he also brought out a couple of special guest Nelly, Busta Rhymes, Diddy, Tyler, the Creator, Diplo, and Gwen Stefani.