H.A.Y. New Rakim

So I was watching Soul Assassins TV (more on that later…) and DJ Solo drops a Rakim joint that I never heard before. So I go internet digging and find out that is called, “Holy Are You” off his upcoming album entitled, “The Seventh Seal”. If I was up on my YouTube viewing, I would have caught this song a year ago of him performing it at the Knitting Factory. Billboard.com recently put up an interview with Rakim explaining the new album name and letting us know that the single, “Holy Are You” will be available July 28th. But for now:

Rakim - Holy Are You at the Knitting Factory

Mad Guilty

Okay, okay I confess that I heard of the Stones Throw project OJ Simpson from Madlib (Otis Jackson) and Guilty Simpson about a year ago. How is this possible? Well if you subscribe to the Stones Throw newsletter then on July 30, 2008 at the very bottom was this little tidbit:

Madlib+Guilty Simpson O.J. Simpson
Coming in Fall. More details soon at …

Now is the time to sample the product of this collaboration with the singles, Coroner’s Music/OJ Simpson on the Stones Throw digital store with the vinyl coming soon followed by the full album hopefully this fall.

OJ Simpson in Stones Throw Store

New Label & Album From Evidence

Evidence from Dilated Peoples has been making his mark with his solo albums (The Weatherman LP & The Layover EP). EV continues that tradition by now signing to Rhymersayers Entertainment. In his own words, “This is the most natural move I could have made to further the evolution of my career, while maintaining my identity and passion for the music. Rhymesayers has a proven track record of being focused and dedicated to their artists and I’m excited to be a part of that.” The new album, Cats & Dogs from Evidence will be out in 2010. Here is a video of him signing the agreement with Rhymesayers:

EV Signs Agreement on Youtube

ESP Album Art: Yesh – The Day Dreamer Demos

So when DJ headpiece747 isn’t mixing or drinking his life away, he likes to design stuff. From the new design of the sight (site) or missing album art from his CD/MP3 collection. He has done art for several albums that I will filter through eventually. First up is the album art for the free download of Yesh’s The Day Dreamer Demos.

Yesh - The Day Dreamer Demos Album Art

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