Redman talks soulful influences, New Jersey misconceptions + weed pet peeves [Video]

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While out at the ninth annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop festival earlier this month, Redman stopped for a quick chat with Mass Appeal about a number of different topics, ranging from his humble beginnings in music to his weed pet peeves.

During the short interview of quick-fire questions, Redman talks about his soulful early music influences - which include Jackson 5, James Brown, Sly & The Family Stone and The Commodores - as well as his favourite records and the grittier side of the New Jersey music scene, that isn't all dance and club music. "We've got some legends out there," he affirms. Read more


Nas invests in Mass Appeal magazine | Business

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Eleven years after featuring in Mass Appeal magazine with mentor and Main Source veteran Large Professor, Nas has made a six-figure investment in Mass Appeal Media, the company behind the publication, which was recently re-launched as a quarterly magazine and online hub. Read more


Rare Audio: Unreleased Guru freestyle from 1994


The good folks at the DJ Premier Blog have unearthed some extremely rare, almost 20-year-old audio of the late, great Guru freestyling and being interviewed during a trip to Belgium. Read more


Wale - "Mass Appeal" (Freestyle) | Music Video

Just because he felt like it DC rapper and Maybach Music's Wale decided to shoot a quick black and white visual for his "Mass Appeal" freestyle directed by Jon J x Dre Films borrowing the iconic Gang Starr beat. Check the visuals below.

"I got that mass appeal/i like to ask them bad bitches if they ass is real.." cheeky..

Wale is currently on the promo trail for his current album Ambition that was released last week and you can read our review here.


Crooked I – "Mass Appeal Freestyle" HHW Reloaded 1 | New Music


Three years ago the west coast Slaughterhouse General kicked off a year-long weekly freestyle series that caught the ears of everyone on the interwebs.
Well...fast forward to today and Crooked I is back to do it again. At the suggestion of his twitter followers, Crooked I decides to go in on the Gangstarr classic "Mass Appeal".

Listen Here
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