BONUS: Apollo Brown & Joell Oritz – Timberlan'd Up (remix feat. Royce Da 5'9 & KXNG Crooked) • Word Is Bond

So Joell Ortiz & Apollo Brown have linked up to bring you an album called Mona Lisa, which is due for an October 26th release. After three singles released to the masses, the duo brings you a bonus track which features an additional two members of the Slaughterhouse members (Royce Da 5’9 & KXNG Crooked).

Not too long ago, the rumors about the Slaughterhouse split has been made public. We’ve seen Joe Budden & Eminem go at it online, and then Crooked & Royce spoke about it – but we never heard Joell talk about it until recently on the final single ‘Reflection‘ when he came to the conclusion that..

“Headphones, dead in a zone like Rick and Michonne
I’m feelin’ better on my own
Took a sec for me to accept that next time I’m on the road won’t be no Crook,
won’t be no Royce, won’t be no Joe..”

Even though seeing them them getting back together to finish the Glass House album will never happen, it’s good to hear at least 3/4 of Slaughterhouse rip into an Apollo Brown beat – and that’s a bonus we can grab as a free download.

See Original Article: The Word is Bond

DJ Kay Slay – “Back To The Bars” Ft. Joell Ortiz, Jon Connor, Locksmith & Nino Man (Video)

DJ Kay Slay is back to announce a new album “Hip Hop Frontline” set to drop in October, and releases a visual for the project’s opening track “Back To The Bars” featuring Joell Ortiz, Jon Connor, Mysonne, Vado, Fred The Godson, Locksmith and Nino Man.


Watch the video on: Underground Hip Hop Videos

PREMIERE: Ras Kass ft. Joell Ortiz — "Etc." (Da Beatminerz Remix) (AUDIO).

Evil Dee says: Working on the “Etc.” remix was dope. I wanted to have a ’90s feel to it, so I chopped up a sample, added some ill drums and mixed it almost the way we mixed our records back in the day. Other than the beat, the other change was the hook. Joel Ortiz added some extra dopeness to the hook. Understand the flavor, that’s a dope hip-hop record right there. Word!



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Originally from egotripland.com: PREMIERE: Ras Kass ft. Joell Ortiz — "Etc." (Da Beatminerz Remix) (AUDIO).

Joell Ortiz, Token, Chris Rivers, Big Daddy Kane, Snow Tha Product – Kill At Will / vdo

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(O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 8.26.16

(NOTE: Since O.P.P. took an unexpected hiatus for the last three weeks or so, some of the following links might be old. Unfortunately, we had to cut a lot of links, but significant news (in case you missed it) includes: A Tribe Called Quest reportedly recorded an album before Phife’s death, and Big Boi and Killer Mike have been working on an EP together. Also, for the record, Fuck The NY Post.)

Stealing The American Dream: The True Story of Brooklyn’s Lo Lifes Crew.
“There were so many of us, we would just rush the stores and take all that we could carry.” Excerpt from the Bury Me With The Lo On book. By Thirstin Howl III with Tom Gould
[Cuepoint]

Top Gear: The Oral History of Hip-Hop’s Love Affair With Tommy Hilfiger.
With co-signs from Grand Puba (“I was like a blessing in disguise for that clothing line”), Snoop Dogg, and Aaliyah, Tommy Hilfiger catapulted to success—until a vicious rumor helped dismantle his hip-hop empire. By Karizza Sanchez
[Complex]

De La Soul’s Legacy Is Trapped in Digital Limbo.
“We’re in the Library of Congress, but we’re not on iTunes,” Mr. Mercer said. By Finn Cohen
[New York Times]

Quincy Jones: The day Michael Jackson’s pet snake got loose in the studio
Article also includes this crazy quote: “All I saw were dead bodies, tommy guns and stogies, and piles of money in back rooms. I had my hand nailed to a fence with a switchblade when I was seven. When you’re a kid, you want to be what you see, and I wanted to be a gangster till I was 11.” By Stephen Smith
[The Guardian]

Retrospect For Life: Remembering Common’s Golden Era.
A look back at when Common wasn’t just an ex-Gap model and gun-toting goon from Suicide Squad. By Zilla
[Passion of the Weiss]

20 Years, 20 Questions: Big Boi Reconnects With OutKast’s ATLiens.
Daddy Fat Sax reminisces about the making of his and André 3000’s breakout sophomore album, and hints at upcoming solo work. By Corbin Reiff
[Spin]

Chuck D: ‘Black Lives Matter is a defensive movement’
The Public Enemy leader says: “If we don’t treat all lives equally, then no lives matter.” By David Ma
[The Guardian]

White Rappers, Clear of a Black Planet.
“White rappers — especially in the wake of the success of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and, to a lesser degree, Iggy Azalea — are now finding paths to success that have little if anything to do with black acceptance…. we have arrived in the post-accountability era of white rap, when white artists are flourishing almost wholly outside the established hip-hop industry, evading black gatekeepers and going directly to overwhelmingly white consumers, resulting in what can feel like a parallel world, aware of hip-hop’s center but studiously avoiding it.” By Jon Caramanica
[New York Times]

Black America & The Police: A Bloody History.
How police departments evolved from slave patrols and a look at possible solutions to correcting racist authority. By David Banner
[Uptown]

The Cipher: David Banner.
From Crooked Lettaz to The God Box. Interview by Shawn Setaro
[The Cipher]

EPMD On Drake Sampling “You’re A Customer” & New Rap Making Kids Dumb.
PMD: “It’s a sign of respect, and also it’s a sign that at the end of the day, everybody wants to be associated to real authentic Hip Hop. To us, that’s a compliment and reassuring that we made our mark.” By Dana Scott
[HipHopDX]

The Making of Casual’s Fear Itself.
Casual and Domino talk about the making of their prolific album, track by track. “To me it was just raw artistry,” says Casual. By David Ma
[Passion of the Weiss]

#SleptOnSoul: Ladybug Mecca – Trip The Light Fantastic (2005).
“My parents allowed me a lot of freedom when I was a child — freedom of movement, freedom of expression — and that has always spilled over into my work.”
By Michael A. Gonzales
[soulhead]

West Coast Hip Hop’s Underground Queen Medusa Still Reigns.
“I’ve been told I’m a millionaire waiting to happen. And there are so many different ways that I would like to give in the community and causes. My millions are coming and I’m here to agitate the maker.” By Ural Garrett
[HipHopDX]

25 Years Later, Cypress Hill’s Debut Album Remains an Ahead-of-Its-Time Classic.
“This was the other L.A. — smoked out but still dangerous. Attacks on crooked pigs, Spanish raps, and sampledelic instrumental tracks still ahead of their time, a quarter century later.” By Jeff Weiss
[LA Weekly]

An Oral History Of Latin Americans In Hip-Hop.
Featuring Charlie Chase, Tony Touch, Fat Joe, Homeboy Sandman, Kemo The Blaxican (Deliniquent Habits), Q-Uniqe, Joell Ortiz, Bodega Bamz. By Phillip Mlynar
[TrackRecord]

Why Lost G-Funk Classic Uncle Sam’s Curse Is More Relevant Than Ever.
“We were empowering ourselves,” collaborator Kokane says about working on Above The Law’s third album (which reportedly is out of print). “We were always talking about [how] the only way we’d be able to get back is if we had the type of organization to mobilize ourselves. But we were doing it with music, with a Nat Turner lick and a Marcus Garvey flow.” By Pete Tosiello
[LA Weekly]

“Summoned By Aliens”: How Beastie Boys, Pete Rock, Q-Tip & Others Changed Rap Music With The Pause-Tape.
Ad-Rock: “It’s some caveman shit, that’s what we used to work with. Banging stones together to make a fire.” By Gino Sorcinelli
[Medium]

Unearthing Biggie’s Lost Recordings.
Interview with Chopped Herring Records boss Bob Lipitch about the Junior M.A.F.I.A demos featuring Biggie and produced by Daddy-O that were recently released. By Mike “DJ” Pizzo
[Cuepoint]

Root For The Villain: Rap, Bullsh*t & A Celebration of Failure… Behind “The One’s & Two’s” with Rapper, Producer, The Du-Rites Drummer & Jack of All Trades, J-Zone.
By Matt Horowitz
[The Witzard]

Contact High: Eddie Otchere, Jamil GS & Joe Conzo Discuss Photographing Black Star, Jay-Z & Cold Crush Brothers.
By Vikki Tobak
[Mass Appeal Link 1, Link 2, Link 3]

Counter Intelligence: Atlanta.
ATL record shops. Photos by Maxwell Schiano
[Red Bull Music Academy]

Originally from egotripland.com: (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 8.26.16