It's The Real - 'Urbane Outfitters Vol.1' Mixtape (Hosted by DJ Drama) | Stream/Download

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Comedy duo Jeff and Eric Rosenthal, who together run It'sTheReal.com, release their Hip-Hop parody mixtape Urbane Outfitters Vol.1.

With a long and illustrious online comedy career, that also now includes being music journalists for several blogs, websites, and printed press publications, Jeff and Eric have been making fun of the Hip-Hop industry in an intellectual and respectful manner for many years. While some compare them to the ever popular Lonely Island, the Rosenthals have been doing it a lot longer than the SNL funny men. Read more


Lil' Jon - "Work" | New Music

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Remember when Lil' Jon used to be the King of Crunk? Well apparently that era is over. Now a growing name in the world of dance music - he headlined the biggest club in the world Privilege last year in the dance capital of the world, Ibiza - Jon has dropped an array of dance cuts over the past few years with him roaring all over them. Sound familiar? Read more


Machine Gun Kelly - Lace Up | Album Review


An unlikely hero amongst the people, Machine Gun Kelly is the Cleveland City representer who went from sleeping on couches down on his luck to inspiring a generation of youths with his reality check rhymes and tales of hope. Signed to Diddy’s Bad Boy label, MGK is one of the premiering artists who are a part of Diddy’s Bad Boy reinvention. His rapid fire flow and emotionally driven lyrical content combine to create a well rounded individual who could well become an underground icon over time if he manages to keep his huge following in tact. Read more


Yelawolf ft. Lil Jon - "Hard White (Up In The Club)" | Music Video


Freshly unveiled moments ago is the official visual for the Alabama repping Ghet-O-Vision/Shady Records rapper Yelawolf. "Hard White (Up In The Club)" the riot starting single taken from from his forthcoming album Radioactive features the crown king of Crunk Lil Jon and features an equally energy packed visual. Watch the official video below.

Yelawolf's album Radioactive hits stores October 25th and has confirmed features from N*E*R*D, Eminem, Lil Jon and Gangsta Boo with production from Andre 3000, Chuck Inglish, The Neptunes and more.


Beyoncé - "Best Thing I Never Had (Lil Jon + DJ Kontrol RMX)" ft Shawty Putt | New Music


Mr "Yeeeaahhh" aka Lil Jon gets his hands on Beyoncé's single "Best Thing I Never Had" from her current chart topping album 4 and alongside DJ Kontrol he delivers this remix featuring rapper Shawty Putt.

Listen To: Beyoncé - "Best Thing I Never Had (Lil Jon + DJ Kontrol RMX)" ft Shawty Putt

Hands up if you were expecting a crunked out dirty south club banger of a remix. *raises hand*
Instead Lil Jon and DJ Kontrol deliver a pleasantly surprising '90s style two step joint that I can get down with. I'm not really feeling the rap part but all in all I like it.

What do you guys think?


Yelawolf ft Lil Jon - "Hard White (Up In The Club)" | New Music


After a leak that made the Mississippi born and raised rapper remove himself from active internet use, here is the first official single from Yelawolf’s Ghetto-Vision/Shady Records debut album. "Hard White (Up In The Club)" is produced by Tha Hydrox and features Lil Jon on the ad-lib/shouting duties. YEAH!

Listen To: Yelawolf ft Lil Jon - "Hard White (Up In The Club)"

This beat knocks! Can't wait to hear what else Yela has planned for the LP.
Yelawolf's Radioactive will be released on September 27th.

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Travis Barker - "Let's Go" ft Yelawolf, Twista, Busta Rhymes x Lil Jon | Official Music Video


Freshly unveiled on VEVO is the official visual for "Let's Go" from the former Blink 182 drummer's album Give The Drummer Some. The Drummer/producer joins forces with Yelawolf, Twista, Busta Rhymes with Lil Jon on the ad-libs/hook/shouty bits. Watch the video below.

Travis Barker's album Give The Drummer Some is out now and features guest appearances from Yelawolf, Twista, Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Swizz Beatz, Game, Beanie Sigel, Bun B, Rza, Raekwon, Lupe Fiasco and lots more. Read our review here.


Gorilla Zoe - King Kong | Album Review



When analyzing the artistic progression of Atlanta MC and Bad Boy South rep Gorilla Zoe, a quick recap of his album covers is very telling.

On 2007’s Welcome to the Zoo, the Miles Davis-inspired cover featured a very simple, black-and-white extreme close-up of Zoe’s menacing ice-grill. It seemed totally natural for Zoe; like a picture he might have taken even if it weren’t for an album. Similarly, the music on Zoo, while far from groundbreaking, seemed very organic, with Zoe flowing about things like how nice his car is, life in the trap, money, bitches – you know, the usual. The album’s lead single, “Hood Nigga,” is, to this day, the perfect Gorilla Zoe song: a bare-bones track that banged but still allowed Zoe to put his most valuable asset – his deep, gravelly voice – on full display. Zoe stayed in his lane and drove his debut straight to gold certification.

His second album cover featured a flossy and very posed Zoe sitting at a desk with a glass of what is assumed to be cognac and smoking a cigar, with several stacks of money, an open briefcase and a money counter in front of him – all in an obviously computer-generated office environment. For an album titled Don’t Feed the Animals – which is usually a warning that, if ignored, might get you fucked up – this cover seemed kinda… tame. Maybe this was the “Bad Boy” beginning to emerge from the hardnosed Southerner. Beat-wise, the music didn’t stray too far from that on Zoo (hard, club-friendly, trunk-worthy) but the use of the autotune effect definitely took the grit and grime we’d become accustomed to out of Zoe’s timbre, making his already mediocre rhymes even harder to listen to. It’s almost like he put a shiny suit on his vocal chords.

Obviously, we’re headed in the wrong direction here. Read more


2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South Tributes x Performances | Video

The 2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors, aired last night, honoring the Dirty South. Paying homage to the founders of the scene from Luther “Luke” Campbell to Jermaine Dupri to Organized Noize, the show featured collaborations from some of hip hop’s greatest artists past and present. Watch the full performances after the jump...Read more


Jay Sean ft Lil Jon & Sean Paul - "Do You Remember" (Video)

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Check out the video for chart topping Cash Money UK artist Jay Sean's second single "Do You Remember" taken from his album All Or Nothing which out now.


SC:TV - TEEDRA MOSES INTERVIEW (VIDEO)

teedrainterviewThe Young Lioness, Ms Teedra Moses, dropped into London earlier this month for a one-off performance.

SoulCulture caught up with her for a chat about what went wrong with TVT Records, why we haven't had a follow-up to her debut album Complex Simplicity... and why she wouldn't want to know if her man was cheating on her!

Interviewed by Marsha Gosho Oakes
Photography by Ettoruccio.com
Filmed/Edited by RizeOfTheRobotz.com

Visit www.soulculture.tv for more videos w/ 9th Wonder, J*Davey, Muhsinah, Brian McKnight and more!