AZ Releases S.O.S.A. – Save Our Streets AZ – On Vinyl

S.O.S.A. (Save Our Streets AZ) is a compilation that was done in 2000 to promote AZ‘s then-upcoming album 9 Lives. It features ten tracks and has songs that are not found on AZ‘s prior records, as well as songs that ended up making it on the 9 Lives project.

Last week AZ announced that he will be releasing 500 copies of S.O.S.A. (Save Our Streets AZ) on vinyl for the first time. As this is a limited amount, fans and supporters of the rapper are encouraged to place their orders immediately.

DMX Hospitalized & On Life Support

It is being reported that DMX is in the hospital after suffering from an overdose which resulted in a heart attack this past Friday. Apparently he is now on life support at the White Plains Hospital in New York.

DMX is an American rapper and songwriter. He began rapping in the early 1990s and released his debut album “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot” in 1998. It received both critical acclaim and commercial success, selling 251,000 copies within its first week of release.

Lupe Fiasco Announces Virtual Concert Scheduled For April 15th (@LupeFiasco)

Chicago native Lupe Fiasco will be performing all the songs from his “Food & Liquor” album live on Thursday, April 15th, starting at 7:00 PM. The performance will broadcast in real time via Future Stream TV.

Food & Liquor” is Lupe‘s debut studio album, released on September 19, 2006 via the 1st & 15th Entertainment and Atlantic Records. It features production from The Neptunes, Kanye West, Mike Shinoda, Craig Kallman, Prolyfic, Needlz, Soundtrakk and Brandon Howard.

Nas Shares New Video From The Soundtrack ‘Judas & The Black Messiah’ (@Nas)

In mid February the American biographical drama film, Judas and the Black Messiah, which is directed and produced by Shaka King, was released. The movie was accompanied by a stunning soundtrack that features several top-tier hip-hop and R&B artists, namely: Rakim, Nas, H.E.R., Nipsey Hussle, Jay-Z, SiR and others.

Yesterday, April 1st, Nas shared the official video for his track “EPMD.” As he has always done, the legendary MC delivered an impeccable performance with producer Hit-Boy by his side. Click here or on the image above to watch the video and remember to like, comment and share.

Artist To Watch: Wande (@OMGitsWande)

Wande, born Yewande Isola, is a Nigerian hip-hop artist that is here to inspire. The Austin, Texas native is Reach Record’s first woman artist in the label’s 16 year legacy.

She’s unique as she’s able to effortlessly float between intense raps and beautiful melodic singing, while maintaining a message that expresses her faith.

“My faith is the core of my music. It’s the reason behind what I do and without it my music wouldn’t be the same.”

Her music has a global impact receiving recognition from the likes of Michelle Obama, placing her in her playlist of women who inspired her podcast. To ESPN featuring her music during the NBA, WNBA, and NFL seasons. As well as USA Today recognizing her as a top six Christian hop-hop artist to know.

When it comes to artists making an impact in the hip-hop scene, Wande is a name to note.

Yasiin Bey’s “Negus” Now Playing In The Middle East (@mosdefofficial)

The Third Line x Sole present Negus, an audio and visual installation by Yasiin Bey. In the Middle East for the first time, Negus is presented as an immersive sound installation that can only be experienced in person. The 28-minute album, recorded in London by Lord Tusk, Steven Julien, and Acyde, is unavailable for purchase via digital or physical platforms. Bey designed the multi-track recording as an installation to encourage people to be fully present while listening to it.

The Dubai iteration of Negus features artworks by Ala Ebtekar, Anuar Khalifi, Laleh Khorramian, Nima Nabavi, and Yasiin Bey, himself.  

Negus runs from March 28th to May 5th, 2021, at The Third Line Gallery located at Warehouse 80, Alserkal Avenue in Dubai; with timed tickets available for one hour shows from noon to 8pm daily.