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Posts tagged “Nas

Dave East – “Tell Your Friends” (EastMix)

New York hip-hop is strong although many people don’t know. East Harlem’s own Dave East is one of the front runners of the new hip-hop wave in New York City. Recently being signed to rap legend, Nas, Dave East has been making a lot of noise on the scene and in the streets. Here he drops his own rendition of The Weeknd’s popular “Tell Your Friends”. This ‘eastmix’ has the Harlem rep spitting some aggressive bars with that storyteller approach to gain your attention. Listen up.


Schoolboy Q (@SchoolboyQ) Gets Interviewed By DJ Drama (@DJDrama) On Shade45

Schoolboy Q is my favorite “new” rapper. I think I described this in an earlier post. Q is a product of his influences. “Biggie & Nas, put they a– in a blender, sprinkled some 50 & came with this n—-” A west coast Hoover Crip with an east coast flow and mind frame. Schoolboy Q recently had a free show in Atlanta for charity and from what I’ve heard, the venue was at capacity. His progression is a great one to watch. This dude’s name is buzzing from coast to coast. His independent project, Habits & Contradictions, is still the hottest project of 2012 so far. With the team he has backing him & the influential peers he has, Schoolboy is gonna blow up. Out of the TDE camp, he is the song-maker. In this interview, he sits with DJ Drama and discusses: The Start Of His Career, Selling Oxy Cotton, Black Hippy, New West Movement, Linking With ASAP Rocky, Future Projects & Sports. Hope yall enjoy. TDE. HiiiPower…