The Roots ft. Big K.R.I.T. – Make My

The Roots released the first single off their forthcoming concept album, undun, that chronicles the life of one Redford Stephens.

According to OkayPlayer, ?uestlove said “Undun is the story of this kid who becomes criminal, but he wasn’t born criminal. He’s not the nouveau exotic primitive bug-eyed gunrunner like Tupac’s character Bishop in Juice… he’s actually thoughtful and is neither victim nor hero. Just some kid who begins to order his world in a way that makes the most sense to him at a given moment… At the end of the day… isn’t that what we all do?”

Seems like quite the story, and indeed, something we can all relate to. The album is set to drop December 6.

The Roots “Make My” featuring Big K.R.I.T. by okayplayer

Source: Death and Taxes Mag

Sir Michael Rocks – I’m Doggin’ [video]

Sir Michael Rocks – I’m Doggin’ from on Vimeo.

Our people at Illroots hit the visual treatment for “I’m Doggin'” off Mikey’s Premier Politics.

If we haven’t made it clear yet, it’s such a good project from Sir Michael.

Directed by: ILLROOTS
Edited by: Darnell Williams
Additional footage: David Muniz
Song produced by: The Warriors

Source: Illroots

Pac Div: The Series, Episode 3 [video]

PAC DIV: The Series, Episode 3 from CRÜZ on Vimeo.

The third installment of California trio Pac Div’s webisode series featuring the group freestyling, walking through Brooklyn, meeting fans and performing live. Shot by Cruz & Nolan.

Pac Div is opening for Mac Miller on his Blue Slide Park Tour. All of Mac’s Texas tour dates are sold out.

If you haven’t caught the first two episodes, check them out below:

PAC DIV: The Series, Episode 1 from CRÜZ on Vimeo.

PAC DIV: The Series, Episode 2 from CRÜZ on Vimeo.

Kendrick Lamar – Cloud 10 (Prod. by Nosaj Thing) [video]

Hear Kendrick Lamar narrate regarding his mindset towards creativity and the new song he did with producer Nosaj Thing. He touches on the “techniques and skills” he knew he must have in order to be “the best artist he could possibly be” as well as sharing his experiences from across seas with his friends back in Compton.

Stream the track below or click the Soundcloud jump to download.