Author: Reg The Ruler

It has been almost 40 years since Jimmy “Jam” Harris and Terry Lewis have been promising an album under their own names. And now we finally get some grown folks’ music in the form of Jam and Lewis Volume One. The duo called into Sway In The Morning to talk about the making of the album. Volume One features only one of the many stars mooted for the Secret: Morris Day (who guests with fellow ex-Time man Jerome Benton and the Roots on the finale, “Babylove”). The bulk of the other guests — Sounds of Blackness, Mary J. Blige, Boyz II…

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The DJ Bonds and DJ Breeze directed and produced the documentary Where We’re From: Rise of L.A. Underground Hip Hop is set for an August 24th release. The documentary covers the rise of several prominent West Coast Hip-Hop legends chronicled roughly over the span of 1998 – 2002. Elements went from an underground club night to hosting showcases at the El Rey Theater for national acts to even producing live events for Fat Beats and Rawkus Records. “These recent docs on Wu-Tang and Dr Dre are dope but for that era, the underground scene doesn’t get much shine. Not long ago I found VHS Tapes in my…

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Brady Watt returns with a new single, “Narcissist” which features the FlyGod Westside Gunn and the iconic DJ Premier. “I cooked up this composition how I usually do, just jamming in the studio.  I used three basses on this; my fretted, fretless, and upright. DJ Premier deemed it worthy enough to send to the one and only, Westside Gunn, who is and has been my favorite artist out for a minute now” Brady Watt  Watch the video below. https://youtu.be/7gVMokHN2No

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Everything came to a halt with the Coronavirus pandemic including music festivals. But now with things starting to change a bit, the world is opening up more and we can now see some of our favorite acts in person and enjoy being in the presence of friends. Founder of Rolling Loud, one of the biggest festivals in the world, sat down with Sway In The Morning to talk about what a return to in-person events looks like and what to expect from Rolling Loud this weekend. https://youtu.be/Qp0SDjz3T2k Rolling loud is going down this weekend in Miami with a crazy lineup…

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Dave East and Harry Fraud’s collaborative union, Hoffa, is dropping on July 30th. The project is produced in its entirety by Harry Fraud and features guest appearances from G Herbo, Benny The Butcher, Jim Jones, Curren$y, and French Montana to name a few. After releasing the project’s first single and visual for “Diamonds,” Dave East & Harry Fraud return with a new single, “Uncle Ric,” which features Benny The Butcher.  “Uncle Ric” is inspired by Dave’s Uncle, who was given a life sentence in the ’70s for his role in a bar fight, which resulted in a death.  After spending forty years behind bars, “Uncle Ric” was recently exonerated and released…

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‘ZOLA’. The movie is about a wild stripper saga set in Florida. The film stars Taylour Paige and Riley Keough playing strippers Zola and Stefani as they set out on a wild road trip through Florida with a nameless pimp, a clueless boyfriend, and some Tampa gangsters. The film is based on a viral 2015 Twitter thread from a stripper of the same name. The film also stars Nicholas Braun, Colman Domingo, Ari’el Stachel, Jason Mitchell, and Sophie Hall. https://youtu.be/p4WFFzO5rrc Zola is in theaters now. Watch the trailer below. https://youtu.be/QCLzXWPggtQ

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Power is back and growing, and takes fans through what it is like growing up in South Jamaica, Queens in the early ’90s. The first episode of the prequel series Raising Kanan, “Back in the Day,” transports you back in time. Stars of the series, Patina Miller and Omar Epps talk about the what to expect from Raising Kanan. https://youtu.be/-dA9fz9g-2k

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Moneybagg Yo has some of the biggest hits on radio and in the streets right now. And with the world opening back up it is only right that he gets this tour poppin’. It was announced via social media that Moneybagg Yo will be going on tour to hit 20 cities from September to December. The “Gangstas Pain Tour,” will also feature Big 30, Fredo Bang, and Black Zack. Check below to see when Moneybagg Yo will be in your city and get your tickets. Gangstas Pain Tour Kick Off In September After My Gday Shit Fina Be Crazzzyyy !!…

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