COMING HOME: CUBA – DOCUMENTARY – AVAILABLE ON ITUNESCOMING HOME: CUBA – DOCUMENTARY – AVAILABLE ON ITUNES

Crazy Hood Film Academy’s debut documentary film “Coming Home” is now available for purchase in the itunes store. The film has gained a lot of critical acclaim at festivals as well as being the first original film to be aired on Puff Daddy’s Revolt TV Network. CHFA is now set to release their second film in the ‘Coming Home’ Series which will follows the Crazy Hood crew through a hip hop adventure in Peru. Continue Reading

 
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MOTHER SUPERIA – DA ROCK BOTTOM (INTERVIEW)MOTHER SUPERIA – DA ROCK BOTTOM (INTERVIEW)

Words & Interview By Jake Paine

Somewhere between the bass-backed First Amendment trailblazing of Uncle Luke and the boisterous thuggery of Trick Daddy is Mother Superia. Putting “the Bottom” (as she knew it) on the map, this Rap visionary dismissed notions of fortune and fame from the beginning, simply enjoying a therapeutic outlet to release her perspectives as a B-girl growing up in Miami in the ‘80s and ‘90s.

Years before Trina’s own rise to stardom, Mother Superia was not only opening up shows, she was tearing them down. Proving Miami’s naysayers wrong, this MC was winning over friendships and accolades from the likes of everybody from GZA to KRS-One. Eventually signing an album deal with Island Records in the mid-‘90s, the artist went to work with her peers, and prepared Levitation, an LP boasting work from Redman, Blastmasta, and many other esteemed peers. Despite a GZA-directed video, various singles serviced to DJs and radio, it just never happened as planned. A mother since before the deals, Superia returned home, and put music in the backseat. Continue Reading

 
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GUNPLAY: GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN (INTERVIEW)GUNPLAY: GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN (INTERVIEW)

Words and Interview by Jake Paine

Gunplay and Jay Electronica have more in common than one might think.

Both artists, well into their thirties are newly privy to major label record contracts, following respective decades of paying dues. Each rapper commanded the spotlight, independent of their high-profile friendships and backers, through simply going against the grain, and studying the masters.

As for Gunplay, born Richard Morales, Jr., the road taken was far from a straight path. Even newfound fans and listeners know that the longtime Florida makes no secret of his combined source of income or inspiration. A gangsta’s gangsta rapper, Gunplay’s lyrics, his visuals, his live-show and even his interviews break the mold. Whether we’re watching or not, Gunplay just is. Continue Reading

 
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“DIGGIN IN THE FILES: OUTKAST” – BY BILL ADLER“DIGGIN IN THE FILES: OUTKAST” – BY BILL ADLER

As my old pal Michael Gonzales and others have noted, 2014 is the 20th anniversary of the release of Outkast’s debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik.  Combined with DJ EFN’s enduring affection for the album and the crew, this red-letter date is all the excuse we need to dive back into their files.

Andre Benjamin and Antwan “Big Boi” Patton were just 18 years old when that first album dropped.  Highschool classmates in Atlanta, they’d started out calling themselves The Misfits, then settled on OutKast.  The idea is the same in both cases.  As Dre explained to Tomika DePriest in a story published by RapPages in September of 1994:  “You brown skin, you’re an outcast – to society, anyway.” Continue Reading

 
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KENDRICK LAMAR’S MIAMI CONNECTIONKENDRICK LAMAR’S MIAMI CONNECTION

It is safe to say Kendrick Lamar is one of the leaders of the pack when it comes to the current hip hop generation. He is also a Crazy Hood favorite due in part to his lyrical ability and simplistic demeanor. In a world of 6 degrees of separation we take a look at Kendricks un-thought of relationship with the Miami hip hop scene. Continue Reading

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GOOD BELT GANG FT. CITY BOY DEE & JADAKISS – “CHANGE UP”GOOD BELT GANG FT. CITY BOY DEE & JADAKISS – “CHANGE UP”

New visuals from the Good Belt Gang featuring City Boy Dee and Jadakiss. Video directed by N.O.R.E. aka Noreaga aka Slime Father.

 
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GUNPLAY FEAT. CORMEGA – “SAVAGES” (AUDIO)GUNPLAY FEAT. CORMEGA – “SAVAGES” (AUDIO)

New track from Miami’s own Gunplay featuring Queens own Cormega produced by our homie Hazardis Soundz. Continue Reading

 
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RAY CHARLESHAPPY BIRTHDAY, RAY CHARLES

On what would have been the Genius’ 80th birthday, we at CH would like to send a birthday shout-out to Mr. Ray Charles. While the man was certainly no fan of rap, he had more in common with hip-hop culture than you might suspect.  Continue Reading

 
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J57 – GUCCI GHOSTSJ57 – GUCCI GHOSTS

Producer extraordinaire J57 from the Brown Bag AllStars gets us excited about the release of his new instrumental album 0057: FlaskLIFE by releasing this dope, moody track. Hear it after the jump.  Continue Reading

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