EFN said let it be the Wu this time, so I duly started digging in my files about them. As ever, I wanted to go back as early as possible, because the early stuff is going to be rarer than whatever is written after a given act blows up, and because I believe, generally, that the rarer materials are intrinsically interesting.
As my old pal Michael Gonzales and others have noted, 2014 is the 20th anniversary of the release of Outkast’s debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. Combined with DJ EFN’s enduring affection for the album and the crew, this red-letter date is all the excuse we need to dive back into their files.
Words & Interview By Jake Paine
Somewhere between the bass-backed First Amendment trailblazing of Uncle Luke and the boisterous thuggery of Trick Daddy is Mother Superia. Putting “the Bottom” (as she knew it) on the map, this Rap visionary dismissed notions of fortune and fame from the beginning, simply enjoying a therapeutic outlet to release her perspectives as a B-girl growing up in Miami in the ‘80s and ‘90s.
Words and Interview by Jake Paine
“After All These Years,” Edo. G is still one of the wisest voices in Hip-Hop. Although he carries enduring hits like “Be A Father To Your Child” and “I Got To Have It,” Ed O.G. (as he was then known) carries an underdog’s mentality with an overachiever’s skill-set and discography.
The most reckless food show on the Internet heads to the most reckless city in America as N.O.R.E hits Sin City for the Art of Rap tour. After the show, our foul-mouthed host goes off the strip and across the tracks to Black Vegas for the best fried food in the hood.
The Drama King delivers visuals with two of hip hop’s most notorious legends!
Crazy Hood Productions and D.A.D.E. Wear clothing got together to celebrate the launch their limited edition clothing line. To celebrate the launch the guys at D.A.D.E. Wear put up a Crazy Hood Mural. Here’s the behind the scenes of the making of the mural and photo shoot surrounding it. You can purchase the collaboration gear now at D.A.D.E. Wear!
Video filmed and edited by Big Drain
Crazy Hood x D.A.D.E. Wear crews
Crazy Hood Crew
New visuals from Drag-On.
Long over due new music from Defari!
After he murdered the BET Cypher new music from CyHi The Prynce featuring Kanye West.