De La Soul - for your Pain & Suffering

Perhaps in a transparent effort to quell the can-hurling masses of Kickstarter supporters raucously demanding updates on the crowd-funded and the Anonymous Nobody album, De La Soul has released a four-track EP along with their announcement that the aforementioned full-length will be out August 26.


Kool Herc Dance Party in Huntington Friday

Hip-hop inventor and innovator, the legendary DJ Kool Herc will be making his glorious return to the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington this Friday, April 29 at 9 PM.

"Glorious return, you say?" Yes, he previously appeared at CAC to DJ the Long Island premiere of 2015 documentary Rubble Kings (see photo at left).

"Cinema Arts, you say?" Word. While you might not immediately associate Long Island's home of independent, foreign and art-house film with hip-hop, truth be told, CAC is by its very nature a multicultural hub. Tickets and details are available here.


Aesop Rock - The Impossible Kid Music-Movie

As the The Impossible Kid filmbum has debuted fresh on the heels of the Lemonade music-movie, let it be decreed that the rapper formerly known as Aesop Rock shall henceforth be recognized as Baesop Rock, with all the rights and privileges pertaining thereto.


Prafit - "Nice Weather" (prod. Disco Vietnam)

Now that the temperature's risen, it feels like an appropriate time to post this feel-good chune by Wyandanch MC Prafit and Huntington Station producer Disco Vietnam. Fun fact: this song was recorded by LI legend Nate Tinsley. Do the knowledge.

Sky Walker - A Night In Nirvana

You know how sometimes somebody hits you with a Soundcloud link like, "New tape out," and you say you're going to check it out but you don't see it as imperative or you've got other stuff going on, so you just let it chill for a minute by the wayside, but then when finally you do click that you immediately feel like you're 3 years late even when it's only been 3 weeks since the tape dropped? Yea, this is that. Peace to Sky Walker.


Elucid - "Heavy Rotation" ft. Jay Supreme

With Elucid's Backwoodz Studioz solo debut, Save Yourself, just five days away, now seems as good a time as any to unearth some music from the sessions that mark the true beginning of this young old veteran's recording career. If you've been following this site for a while, you might've already heard Elucid's early '00s hometown anthem "Strong Island Part One," which was produced by his uncle, DJ Stitches. What we didn't realize when we posted that song was that it came from the rapper's first EP, a four-song affair called The One In Man, recorded and produced entirely by DJ Stitches. Elucid told me about this release some time after the song was posted here, but it was actually an old post from Stitches' now-defunct blogspot that put me on the trail of the song you're hearing here today. Much linkage has disappeared from THE REAL DJ STITCHES PRESENTZ WAXWERKZ over the years, so the EP itself is no longer available (not there at least), but the site does still show the tracklist, which led me to the Amazing Tunes link above. (I don't know wtf Amazing Tunes is either, but apparently you can download this cut for £0.79 via Paypal from there.) Rewind then Save Yourself April 15.