Southpaw Soundtrack (Album Stream)

Today the Southpaw Soundtrack is available on all streaming services so below enjoy the mix of new and old tracks that feature 50 Cent, PRhyme featuring Logic, The Weeknd, and needless to say Eminem, amongst others.

If you’ve been up on the previews, then you’re probably starting at track 06 — new Bad Meets Evil “Raw” — and then track 09 “All I Think About”. Some great moments on both of these throughout as it brings me back to some old Shady. Enjoy!

Detroit vs. Everybody (Official Video)

Everybody’s back in Detroit for the “Detroit vs. Everybody” video as Royce, Sean, Danny Brown, and Em all spit their verses in various grimy areas of the city, with a consistent use of the rapper hands throughout, might I add. Dej Loaf spits the hook from the most glamorous of the settings, a rooftop overlooking the city in the sunshine. I thought it would be especially powerful if all the emcees were in the background for just the last version of the hook. It could have driven home the unity theme of the record even more, but I’m sure logistics played a part in a group scene not happening.

There was a group scene at the end as Trick-Trick spits the outro with a lot of the hungry up and comers behind him. Lovin’ the R.I.P. Proof shirt here, I got that one myself. You’re talkin’ to the guy who started the R.I.P. Proof Facebook group back when that was a thing.

Still a fan of this song when I hear it, which I oddly kept coming back to when Jalen Rose kept referencing it during the Pistons winning streak after waiving Josh Smith. Ha!

*Tibs Fav.

Royce Da 5’9″ on ESPN’s Highly Questionable

In an interesting interview with ESPN’s Highly Questionable, Royce Da 5’9″ broke down a few stories that haven’t totally gotten huge pub over the years. As such, much of it was new info for me.

Royce first explained what partying and shooting a music video with Jerry Stackhouse was like back in ’01.

That was just the beginning as Royce then moved on to talk about the “Hi Rihanna!” shoutout that got some buzz in the 2011 BET Cypher and if they had seen each other since.

Then, most touching was the recalling of reconciling with the late Proof after a run-in with each other in Detroit led to an arrest and a night in the slammer. Interesting times back then and it’s good they made amends before Proof’s untimely murder.

Last thing: diggin’ how Bomani Jones, Dan Le Betard (and Pablo Torres filling in), and Papi are getting these hip hop interviews on ESPN. These are never really not fun.