Interview with Philly rapper Emanuel X: “Behind ‘Gold Tombs'”

As a nearly lifelong Hip-Hop head I’ve seen a lot over the years. Some have been declaring Hip-Hop dead for over a decade, understandably so as we see the likes of Bieber trying to crossover to rap. The die hard fans of what we call “real Hip-Hop” refuse to let go, constantly searching for up-and-comers…

@FreehandProfit creates a classic mask for @MethodMan

Normally new masks are released every 1st & 15th but I got a special piece to share with you today. I started this month with a tribute to Wu Tang Clan, fittingly because September is the 9th month (Wu Tang Clan being made of 9 deadly emcees). Sebastian Bleak and I made it to Rock…

@EMANVELX Releases ‘All American Dreams’ ft. @JdotMARS

Here’s some killer Hip-Hop to start your day. What you gon’ think up today?   Philadelphia’s Emɐnuǝl X releases the first official vi$uals for the first single entitled “All American Dreams” off of his upcoming album ‘Gold Tombs’. The jam features Delaware artist J.Mars on the chorus and a verse to conclude the song. The two styles…

New track leaked from Emɐnuǝl X’s upcoming mixtape “Gold Tombs”

I’ve explained it before but the best way to describe Emɐnuǝl X aka ELG is wise beyond his years. Add that to honed talent and a strong understanding of not just Hip-Hop but the world around him – Emɐnuǝl X deserves more than a listen – he deserves our close attention. Today he dropped the first track from his…

@ZodiakKilla releases “Death of the Zodiak – The Final Numbers”

Those of you finding yourselves on this site probably already know the importance of the daily creative project (MASK365) to my current body of work and the success that has followed. In a similar vein- fellow Fat Chance Crew member and the villainous venomous MC from Venice- Zodiak Killa has been releasing a mixtape/album every year since 2005….

Want to see the creation of a mask from start to finish?

Make sure you check out the latest episode of Skee Locker with DJ Skee where I unveil the KD IV N7 gas mask. Those of you who pre-ordered the book got a sneak peek before it’s released to the world but for the first time ever, the great folks at SKEEtv filmed the entire creation…

Suspect seen wearing PROFITink.com’s “Beware” tee

I’ve long believed in the teachings that “participation” is the 5th element of Hip-Hop, that belief truly cemented my choice to use my artistic talent to express on behalf of my community. IV Parallels, led by Troy Arroyo, work to perpetuate Hip-Hop culture and it’s my pleasure to be a part of their movement as…

New Track: An Fior – J.Mars x ELG Prod. by Corn-Mill Productions

Philly rapper and friend of the site, ELG teams up with J. Mars & Corn-Mill Productions to bring you “An Fior”. It’s available for free download now, as is ELG‘s EP “Deadstock” which I featured here not long ago. This cat’s a real Hip-Hop head’s type of MC and a true sneakerhead too, don’t sleep on it – support real Hip-Hop!

Take A Listen: Madd Illz

Just wanted to take a second to spread some good Hip-Hop, coming from Orlando – Mad Illz got some serious talent. Take a listen and let me know how you feel about it. – Freehand Profit More here.

ILL MIND OF HOPSIN 5 – Funk Volume delivers truth with balls.

If you had any doubt that Funk Volume is the next dynasty that Hip-Hop needs throw that hate out the window. My boy Sebastian Bleak put me on to Hopsin a while back and we haven’t been disappointed yet. FV has brought us up and coming greats Swizzz and Dizzy Wright, and recent addition Jarren…

Mixcloud celebrates art & music with ‘Artwork Hurdles’ #radiolympics2012

Artwork Hurdles is part of Miscloud’s Radiolympics (#radiolympics2012) and between now and July 29th you have the opportunity to vote for your favorite cover art (it could be photos, album covers, graphic designs or illustrations). Head over and spend part of your day getting lost in great music and great art – trust me, we all need…

DOS!K Prepares Us for EDC

My good friend, Air Jordan 1 gas mask model and House DJ, DOS!K is at it again. This kid is mad talented and I love to see my brother doing his thing. I’m a Hip-Hop head through and through and don’t know much about House to be completely honest but I can’t get enough of…

Now that is “Really Dope”… Literally. New track by Trey Billie

Really Dope by Trey Billie Check out the newest track from fellow Havenot, Trey Billie. You may recognize Trey Billie from when he modeled the Last Shot 14 Gas Mask (that’s a lil joke in case you ain’ t know). This track however is no joke. Jason “Ak” Seals from The Havenotz produced the beat,…

Candyman 187 leak: Long Roads

Candyman 187 brings you another track from his upcoming album “If Tomorrow Never Comes”. “Long Roads” brings you the classic live band sound that Candyman 187 is notorious for. Don’t sleep on this aggressive track.

Zodiak Killa’s Window of Disbelief: FREE DOWNLOAD

 Zodiak Killa, one of LA’s most venomous MCs and member of the Fat Chance Crew, delivers us a look into the Window of Disbelief. Not for the weak, Zo pulls no punches. Everyone is a target for his intoxicating flow and lyrical bombardments. Level Foe – Zodiak Killa Push – Zodiak Killa

New Track from Damian Marley – Set Up Shop

I can’t get enough Jr. Gong and new tracks always light up my day, or rather give me a reason to light my day up. On a design tip, I was really feelin’ Feast of Flesh (FONT) a few months back and I’ve been seein’ it everywhere. Let’s hope it doesn’t get over used like…

Method Man goes Sour…

This is just too funny, and of course Meth goes hard like “Bobba Fett meets Han Solo”. Thanks Sebastian Bleak for sharing.

New new from Trey Billie

Check out Trey Billie rockin’ the Low Key tee designed by Freehand Profit for Candyman 187.

Flesh-N-Bone – Blaze of Glory (Artwork) | Mixtape Wall

 Flesh-N-Bone – Blaze of Glory (Artwork) | Mixtape Wall. Check out the cover of Flesh-N-Bone’s upcoming “Blaze of Glory” featuring the art of Freehand Profit (he designed the skull and crossbones combined with Flesh’s face)