Method Man is gearing up to release his fifth solo album, The Meth Lab, and has released the tracklist and the cover art. The 17-track effort is jam packed with features from Wu-Tang brethren Raekwon, Inspectah Deck along with Hanz On, who appears on 10 tracks, Uncle Murda, Cory Gunz and fellow Staten Island rep Mack Wilds. The Meth Lab hits stores Aug. 21st.
Tracklist and more at: AllHipHop..
BRYCE KANIGHTS: CITY BOYS ‘The Birth of Street Skating in San Francisco’ Presented by @LEVIS Skateboarding
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Although we were not able to spend much time with him, he was a friend of Clout, and the time with him we had, he was a great man. He definitely left a permanent mark on the hip-hop world.. Rest in peace, brother.. -CLOUT Family
Memorial fund for Robert Diaz aka PH/Pumpkinhead HERE.. Read more and take a minute to watch a couple of his battles below..
PH Pumpkinhead was a true artist. He crafted his style in both rap battles and making records. What makes him an even better person, is that he was one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. -Da Hermit
Pumpkinhead, also known as PH — a fixture on the underground and battle-rap circuits for nearly two decades, died Tuesday morning (June 9) at the age of 39. The cause of death was not made public at press time. He is survived by a wife and two sons, and only just days ago announced that the family was expecting a baby girl.
Pumpkinhead, born Robert Diaz, collaborated with Talib Kweli, Royce Da 5’9″, Murs, Del the Funky Homosapien, Jean Grae, Wordsworth, Immortal Technique, producer Marco Polo and other veterans of the indie-rap scene. A native of Park Slope, Brooklyn, praised for his distinctive gruff voice, a knack for hilarious punchlines and a humble personality, he was perhaps best known for his 2005 album Orange Moon Over Brooklyn, released by SoulSpazm and distributed via Rawkus Records, the label that helped launch the careers of El-P, Mos Def and others.. Continued at BILLBOARD.com
On the second episode of our new series Trash to Treasure, we link up with Brooklyn-born-and-raised artist Anthony Vasquez, aka AVone, for some more trash-to-treasure goodness.
For those unfamiliar with AVone, he can be compared to a modern-day New York City version of Raymond Hains. He’s worked on a number of major projects over the course of his career, including works commissioned by ESPN and the Brooklyn Nets, and the influence of his hometown shines through his textural work. Continued at: MASS APPEAL..