106 and Park legend MC Jin is getting ready to return to the game with the upcoming release of his new album titled XIV:LIX dropping on October 19, 2014(which is the 10-year anniversary of his debut album The Rest Is History.) It's crazy to think that it's been 10 years since Jin broke out into the scene. I vividly remember each 106 and Park Freestyle Friday battle Jin won, he was a BEAST back in the day. This week,the emcee released the first single off XIV:LIX titled"Chinese New Year." It's good to see that even after all these years, Jin is still at it. Be sure to check this track out, and let us know if you remember those epic battles from back in the day.
[Interview] Iron Solomon talks about his debut album, his transition from battle rapper to rap artist, and his comedic side
Interview by: Martin Bauman Iron Solomon is on a roll right now. After just releasing his debut album, Monster, and receiving a shout out from Drake, the Manhattan battle rapper turned emcee appears poised to establish himself as a strong presence in hip-hop. All this after having already cemented his legacy as a legend in the rap battle circuit, taking out Immortal Technique in his teens and later battling the likes of Jin, Math Hoffa (in a classic Smack DVD battle), 106 & Park champion Avalanche, and E. Ness. The Come Up Show caught up with Iron last week while he was on tour in Seattle with Boot Camp Clik, and discussed his debut album, his transition from battle rapper to rap artist, the current state of hip-hop, his love for New York City, and his comedic side, among other things. Hit the skip to read the full interview.
Here is another piece of multimedia to fuel the pop culture machine that is Charlie Sheen. I'm starting to think taking copious amounts of drugs was the best thing that ever happened to him. The joint is performed by popular Youtube rappers, Traphik and Dumbfoundead, along with former BET Freestyle Friday hall of famer and ex-Ruff Ryders artist, Jin. According to their Youtube channels, the song itself will be available on Itunes next week.