Talib Kweli Vs. Diabolic

Talib Kweli responds to Diabolic’s diss track “IneKwelity” with “You Tried It”. Whenever there’s a war of words in Hip-Hop, fans and followers alike often ask for the involved parties to “put it on wax!” Well, that’s just what New York rapper Diabolic has done with “IneKwelity,” a searing stream of shots aimed squarely at nemesis, Talib Kweli. For those not keeping up with the tiff, the two crossed paths and eventually got into it on Twitter. And rather than handle the business through a conversation on the social networking platform, Kweli took to his Medium account to pen a takedown piece about Diabolic and others who he says suffer from alleged “white fragility.” Rightfully so, Diabolic wasn’t having it. And rather than let things play out as they had, he hit the booth to do what he does best: body his enemy with battle raps. Produced by Junior Makhno (Vinnie Paz & Ill Bill, Chief Kamachi), “IneKwelity” boasts a haunting instrumental that’s perfectly suited for Diabolic’s unrelenting stream of ruthless bars. After mocking Black Star’s “Definition” chorus, he goes straight for the gut for nearly five minutes. Also, just to make sure none of his words are misunderstood or improperly cited, he’s provided the lyrics for “IneKwelity”—required reading if you’re following this story. “IneKwelity” is now available for stream, and can be downloaded through iTunes and all major digital retailers.

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Diabolic Shares His Thoughts On The Written Format Of Rap Battles [Video]

Diabolic was a notorious opponent in the NYC battle rap community in the 90s and early 2000s. He comes from the era of freestyling off the top of your head to instrumentals. With the emerging popularity of the a cappella, written format of battling, Diabolic heavily criticizes much of the talent, although the new format has grown on him over the years. Check out what he has to say about then and now, and purchase his latest album, Fightin’ Words.

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Diabolic Describes Making His Sophomore Album, “Fightin’ Words” [Video]

Diabolic, from the NYC underground hip hop circuit fame, has released his sophomore album, Fightin’ Words, to follow up his debut four years ago. While at Rap Is Outta Control studios, Diabolic talks about how much fun he had making this record with a more relaxed and versatile mind state. The album is released on the label War Horse Records that he co-founded with Coast. Production includes DJ Premier, BP, Engineer, 5th Seal, Level 13, Snowgoons, C-Lance, and Junior Makhno. Guest features on the project are Block McCloud, Coast, Vinnie Paz, Sean Price, Celph Titled, Swave Sevah, R.A. The Rugged Man, Taboo, Locksmith, Nino Bless, Apathy, and Coal. Purchase Fightin’ Words here.

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Diabolic feat. Sean Price & Vinnie Paz – Game Time [Stream]

A trio of rugged rhymers: Sean Price, the Brooklyn-bred lyricist that’s quick to knock your block off Jailhouse Rock style; Diabolic, the aggressive Suffolk County rhyme sayer that spits with reckless abandon; and Vinnie Paz, the misanthropic Philly native who stays ready for battle, all make up the foundation for “Game Time,” the latest release from Diabolic’s forthcoming ‘Fightin Words’ LP, that’s set to drop 9/16. Although Diabolic might not be a household name just yet, his accolades are worth mentioning: earning a spot on Billboard’s Hip Hop and R&B charts, as well as receiving the HHUG Best Album of the Year Award with his debut ‘LP, Liar & a Thief,’ are quite the accomplishments. Over a slick cut from the Brooklyn beat-smith, 5th Seal, who manages to squeeze everybody from Das EFX to the late Guru in this Premier’esque scratch hook, “Game Time” takes things back to the time where lyrics were valued over everything. Pre-orders for ‘Fightin Words’ are now available through iTunes via digital download, or Fat Beats on either CD or 2xLP.

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TrackBlasters Radio: 10.09.14

Da Wednesday Underground Flava – Underground & Old School Hip Hop Non-Stop Host: DJ P.R. Heatrock after heatrock! Enjoy. Record Of The Day: Bobby Shmurda feat. Fabolous, Jadakiss, Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes & Yo Gotti – Hot Nigga (Remix) Playlist Aspects feat. Raekwon, Killah Priest & Armageddon – Wulocks Junia-T feat. Kemikal – Sky Is Falling Five Steez – Welcome Wu-Tang Clan – Ron O’Neal G-Unit – Changes Hus Kingpin & Rozewood – Dark Caesar **Throwback** Prodigy – You Can Never Feel My Pain Prodigy feat. Havoc – Delt W/ The Bullshit Mobb Deep – Timeless Jeezy feat. Jay-Z – Seen It All Lil Herb – Just Bars **Record Of The Day** Bobby Shmurda feat. Fabolous, Jadakiss, Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes & Yo Gotti – Hot Nigga (Remix) Bishop Lamont feat. DJ Quik & David Blake Jr. – B-I-T-C-H Action Bronson – Easy Rider Diabolic feat. R.A. The Rugged Man – Suffolk’s Most Wanted Diabolic – Diabolical Sound [audio:http://www.trackblasters.com/radio/shows/radioshow 10.09.14.mp3] Download here

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Diabolic feat. R.A. The Rugged Man – Suffolk’s Most Wanted [Video]

It’s not coincidence that hip-hop’s drunken approximation of ball-busting hardcore comes from Long Island, the same land that gave us Indecision, Most Precious Blood, and Vision of Disorder. R.A. the Rugged Man and Diabolic are spiritual blood brothers (emphasis on “blood” here) on “Suffolk’s Most Wanted,” trading antisocial bars full of barbed wire over production from German neo-boom-bappers Snowgoons. Their ode to behaving badly on Long Island appears on Diabolic’s Fightin’ Words, dropping on September 16th.

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TrackBlasters Radio: 01.09.14

Da More Fire Monday – The Correct Flava To Start Your Week Host: DJ P.R. Today’s show includes new heatrocks from the likes of M-Dot, Diabolic, Stalley, Astro, Lil Dicky, V. Nova and yU. Enjoy! Record Of The Day: Stalley feat. Ty Dolla $ign – Always Into Something Playlist Action Bronson – Easy Rider Action Bronson feat. Raekwon & Prodigy – Seven Series Triplets Statik Selektah feat. Joey Bada$$ – Slum Villain Joey Bada$$ – Big Dusty M-Dot feat. Skyzoo, Revalation & Krumb Snatcha – Chances & Change Diabolic – Diabolical Sound **Record Of The Day** Stalley feat. Ty Dolla $ign – Always Into Something Astro – 88 Lil Dicky – Spontaneity Swerve feat. Blu – Sk! H! V. Nova – Smoke Break Aspects feat. Ghostface Killah & Cody Coyote – What You Get Now Five Steez – Welcome yU – Never Burning Souls Of Mischief – All You Got Is Your Word Dilated Peoples – Let Your Thoughts Fly Away Common feat. Lil Herb & Cocaine 80s – The Neighborhood [audio:http://www.trackblasters.com/radio/shows/radioshow 01.09.14.mp3] Download here

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