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Some behind the scenes footage from the making of P’s epic 24-hour video for “Happy”.
Busta, track producer Shamello and others comment on the former LONS frontman’s career defining 1997 single “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See”. They talk about the birth of Leaders of the New School and how that name had to be earned, his reluctance to go solo and the game changing video by Hype Williams.
Most people who know me may not realize that I was born in Oakland, California. My family moved to White Plains, New York when I was five years old, so I grew up a New Yorker, but I always wondered to myself, “What kind of music would I be into if I still lived in Oakland?” And for that reason, Del was my dude. Listening to his shit made me feel connected to my roots in the Bay Area, and No Need For Alarm in particular was always one of my favorite albums.
To celebrate No Need For Alarm‘s 20th anniversary, which is today, I got on the phone with Del earlier this week to discuss the making of the album. It was a true honor and privilege to speak with him in detail about every song on the LP, and revisit the time period when it was put together. There are some entertaining stories in here for sure, including one about the time he took shrooms with Q-Tip at the Beastie Boys’ studio in New York. I hope the NahRight readers from my generation enjoy revisiting this Hieroglyphics classic, and the younger readers who may not be familiar with the album take the opportunity to listen along while Del tells the story of its creation.
Big shout to the OG Dante Ross for helping to set up the interview! Salute!
Previously: Video Vault: The Top 20 Rap Videos of 1993
Smoke DZA teams up with Wiz Khalifa and Curren$ y for his new single “Legends In The Making (Ashtray Pt 2)” produced by Harry Fraud.
Suffering From Success drops on October 22nd.
2 Chainz speaks on creating his new single “Used 2″ as well as the music video for the Cash Money tribute.
Previously: Video: 2 Chainz – Used 2
It will appear on DJ Khaled’s upcoming LP Suffering From Success, in stores October 22nd. You can download the MP3 here.
For thier lateset installment of their “Magnum Opus” series, Complex looks at the creation and impact of Ice Cube’s classic, “Today Was A Good Day”. For perspective they spoke to Cube himself, Greg Mack of KDAY, journalist P. Frank Williams, Complex EIC Noah Callahan-Bever and others about both the creative and socio-political climates that inspired the song, it’s creation and its legacy.
This documentary short follows CurrenSy & The Jets from New Orleans to New York and back over 24 hours to appear at a Diamond Supply book signing and then to the studio with Smoke DZA and Harry Fraud to record 3 tracks for #TheStage.