Miguel Releases Tracklisting for New Album ‘WILDHEART’

Miguel will drop his highly anticipated third studio album, WildHeart, on June 30th. WildHeart is the follow-up to his 2012 Grammy-nominated Kaleidoscope Dream, and will feature 13 tracks, including the lead single “Coffee.” Kurupt is featured on one track titled “NWA,” and Lenny Kravitz will show off his guitar skills on “Face the Sun.”

This album is Los Angeles, it’s attitude, it’s aggression, it’s sex, it’s pyschedelia, it’s lust, it’s loneliness.”  It’s just more aggressive. It’s just raw. That’s why I love this album. [Miguel via VH1]

1. “A Beautiful Exit”
2. “Exit”
3. “The Valley”
4. “Coffee”
5. “NWA” feat. Kurupt
6. “Waves”
7. “What’s Normal Anyway”
8. “Hollywood Dreams”
9. “Destinado a Morir”
10. “…goingtohell”
11. “Flesh”
12. “Leaves”
13. “Face the Sun” feat. Lenny Kravitz

 

-Victoria B. (@unabashedlytori)

Premiere: Listen To DJ EFN’s “Selfish” Ft. King Tee, Fashawn & Kurupt

DJ EFN wears many hats, or rather, hoods. The Florida representer is widely recognized as the Miami Mixtape King for hosting legendary tapes, uniting local DJs into the Hood DJs, creating a record pool, putting together a massive street team that worked with YMCMB and Bad Boy, managing a record label (Mayday, Wrekonize, Hazardis Soundz), and even overseeing a documentary on the Hip-Hop scene in Cuba (Coming Home). He’s back at it with another album, Another Time, that recently dropped on his own label. It features all original music from a list of legends as well as legends in the making: Inspector Deck, Guilty Simpson, M.O.P., Bun B, Black Milk, Jon Connor, N.O.R.E., Fashawn, Troy Ave, Juvenile, Talib Kweli, Redman, Denzel Curry, Royce Da 5’9″, Your Old Droog (among others on the mic), and production from DJ Premier and Buckwild.

Today we’re premiering a special remix of one of the tracks, “Selfish,” by K-Def. The track will be available exclusively on a limited edition 45 RPM vinyl. We’ll keep you posted on that release date. We had the opportunity to ask DJ EFN about the track as well as the rest of the project. Read our conversation below.

You can order your physical copy of Another Time HERE. You can purchase a digital copy on iTunes. And be on the look out for the second and third installments of his Coming Home docu-series, which will explore Hip-Hop in Peru and Haiti, respectively. The first one on Cuba is currently airing on Revolt.

How does it feel to be Mixtape King of Miami?

In all honesty I never gave myself that name. It was a title given to me by mostly artist and industry folks in the 90’s because I was the only consistent mixtape DJ out of Miami. After a while I just decided to own the name but right now I don’t feel there is or can be a mixtape king in Miami or any many places for that case because the mixtape culture I came up in doesn’t exist anymore. So in a sense I am left holding the title which I proudly do and with no shame whatsoever.

You’ve tried your hand at multiple things in the Hip-Hop world from producing, managing, running a clothing store, DJing, promoting, running a label, and producing films. Is your long resume a result of your drive to be self-made or your interest in wanting to try as many things as possible? What has been your favorite and least favorite job you’ve held in Hip-Hop?

I think most people have the desire to be self made as well as try different things out in their lives. I just did whatever came natural to me and made sense but always doing it with the advancement of Miami Hip Hop culture and promoting Hip Hop culture in the best way I possibly could. I enjoyed an aspect of all the things I did and do but my least favorite thing in general is dealing with the “industry” and the politics and the total disregard and disrespect for the art-form that the music industry can tend to display.

Is there anything left that you’d still like to get involved in that you haven’t?

As of this moment there isn’t anything that stands out that I am not already doing that I want to do but within what I am already doing I would love to do more and bigger things. When I say bigger I mean just reach as many people as possible with the stuff I am doing.

What still excites you and gets you going everyday?

People discovering and enjoying the projects I am involved in. Ultimately we are working with art which is expression and the feedback from that expression is ultimately our gratification.

How do you see the Florida Hip-Hop scene growing in the next 5 years?

I can only speak on South Florida and we have gone through a lot of changes over the past two decades I have been involved in the scene. It is hard to say where it can go in 5 years but I think there is a lot of talents on several fronts for South Florida Hip Hop culture. We have well established artists and we have a lot of exciting new talent bubbling as well as a thriving graffiti and b-boy scene. If Miami artists can start to do a better job of bridging the gap among ourselves we have an extremely bright future ahead of ourselves.

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Regarding this new album, why did you decide now to go the all original production route?

I just felt it was the next progression for a DJ, especially a mixtape DJs such as myself. Plus what fan of music wouldn’t want to assemble some of his favorite artists and put together a project like this? I wanted to put something together that embodied my musical morals and tastes without it being someone else’s music.

How did you pick which emcees to be on the same track?

I had been wanting to do this album for a long time but just never got around to doing it therefor I had envisioned most of these tracks in my mind already. Once I decided I was going to do it I already had an idea of who I wanted or the type of artist I wanted so it wasn’t hard to pick the artist. The formula was mostly – pioneers and legends, young and new buzzing artists, and up and comers I wanted to showcase.

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What’s the story behind “Selfish”? Were you accused of being selfish in the music industry?

My friends and I are drinkers so when I heard the beat and the hook I wanted to make a fun song about drinkers. I naturally wanted to get King Tee since he is known for that subject matter and gave
us the Alcoholiks crew. There is nothing deep about “Selfish” other than it’s just a fun track about being selfish with your alcohol but Kurupt got a different vibe and went into another subject matter. Talking about drinking, look out for me and N.O.R.E.’s crew “Drink Champs.” We might be doing a “Drink Champs” project soon.

What’s next for you?

I will continue to push this project as long as I can and seek out people that could appreciate the project. My company Crazy Hood Film Academy has a film series on Revolt TV called Coming Home where we explore Hip Hop in other countries and I will continue to develop and manage artists so look out for ¡Mayday! who are signed to Tech N9ne’s Strange Music label and others I work with. Stay tuned to everything I am trying to do on my site.

Bryan Hahn is still waiting for Liknuts (Alkaholiks & Beanuts) but Drinking Champs sounds promising as well. He’s on Twitter (@notupstate).

Listen To Stalley’s “Always Into Something (Remix)” Feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Kurupt & Casey Veggies

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Rapper Kurupt Defends Ex-Clippers Owner Donald Sterling In Bizarre Interview; Says He Is A Good Man


The Dogg Pound member voices his opinion.
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Watch Boldy James & Kurupt’s “Heavy Hittaz” Video


Directed by: Dr. Zodiac

With a Ice Age era type of production from DJ Butter, Boldy James and Kurupt explain why they’ve earned the title of Heavy Hittaz. The ease that these guys have in describing their respective clout at home, whether it’s getting you what you need or being sure that they’re leaving comfortable, is not even a surprise anymore. We’ve come to expect it from the Detroit and Philly emcees. Stay tuned for new music from Boldy (Trapper’s Alley 2) and Kurupt (Moon Rock) in the near future.

You can buy A Piece of the Action on iTunes and Fat Beats.

Bryan Hahn is a respectable decent hitter. He’s on Twitter (@notupstate).

Kurupt Describes His Relationship With V. Stiviano On His New Song, “Politically Correct”

Rapper Kurupt makes a visit to V. Stiviano on the day the Donald Sterling is banned for life from the NBA

We need to know.

We can’t really call Kurupt‘s relationship with V. Stiviano bizarre because the events surrounding it that have shed light on their friendship in the first place, are of the most bizarre in nature.

Shortly after the Donald Sterling scandal, Kurupt was photographed leaving Stiviano’s house wearing a “V. Stiviano” hat, and naturally, the internet erupted. On his latest audio, a freestyle over Drake‘s “Started From The Bottom” instrumental, that he’s appropriately titled “Politically Correct”, Kurupt briefly touches on his relationship with the popular Stiviano–who is apparently best friends with “Superhead“.

Listen to it below:

Um, This Is Kurupt Leaving Donald Sterling’s Girlfriend’s House

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L O L.

You guys know Kurupt, right? Even if you’ve never heard “Xxplosive”, or “The Next Episode”, or any of the other umpteen classic west coast, f*ck everybody, classics that he’s been on. Even if you’re a newer rap fan, he had a darn good verse on ScHoolboy Q‘s album, on “The Purge”.

Well, whatever, that’s beside the point for now. Kurupt was photographed leaving the home of V. Stiviano, and the picture was posted to Twitter. He was even wearing a “V. Stiviano” hat. Not sure if you thought it could get any more bizarre than Stiviano being best friends with Karrine Steffans–some of you may know her as Super Head–but, it just did. Have fun speculating. We are.

 

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Stream Snoopzilla & Dam Funk’s “7 Days Of Funk”

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Snoopzilla aka Snoop Dogg has been busy with his new funk project with Dam Funk. The LBC rapper and the funk band have been in the lab cooking up some unique tunes for their new collaborative album 7 Days Of Funk. The nine-track project contains new rhymes from the veteran rapper along with appearances with Tha Dogg Pound, Kurupt, and Steve Arrington.

The album is set to drop next week but, thanks to NPR, you can stream the album today. After hearing the album, you can put in for your pre-order now as part of you Cyber Monday shopping list. Check the tracklist below.

1. Hit Da Pavement
2. Let It Go
3. Faden Away
4. 1Question? (Feat. Steve Arrington)
5. Ride (Feat. Kurupt)
6. Do My Thang
7. I’ll Be There 4U
8. Systamatic (Feat. Tha Dogg Pound) (Bonus Track)
9. High Wit’ Me (Bonus Track)

Snoopzilla & Dam-Funk Release Track List

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Snoop Dogg has left the building and Snoopzilla is here to stay…for now. The eclectic rapper has teamed up with Dam-Funk for their collaborative funk album coming in December. 7 Days of Funk features nine funky hits for fans of the neglected genre of music.

Snoop has revealed the official tracklist of the project, which features Steve Arrington & fellow rapper Kurupt. The album is due in store December 10th but check out the playlist. Also check out their first visual from the record. Snoop breaks it down with his band in “Faden Away.”

1. Hit Da Pavement
2. Let It Go
3. Faden Away
4. 1Question? (feat. Steve Arrington)
5. Ride (feat. Kurupt)
6. Do My Thang
7. I’ll Be There 4U
8. Systamatic (feat. Tha Dogg Pound) (Bonus Track)
9. High Wit’ Me (Bonus Track)