Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Brought to us by the good folks over at 2dopeboyz is an ep worth material from Gary, IN very own Freddie Gibbs. Featuring 5 songs and new artwork by Shake.
I’ll admit, I was sleeping a little bit on Freddie Gibbs, and was somewhat surprised at how quickly his name has garnered buzz around these here parts. But it was the cut he did with Pill, “Run Up To Me,” which finally caught my attention. After his guest appearance on (2)Dope Radio this past weekend, Freddie and Co. was gracious to let me see and listen to a few things he has coming up (including a track with Phonte), and also threw me a few DJ-free tracks, as well as a previously unreleased track Freddie had forgotten he’d even done. I’ve compiled these tracks into an EP for the masses. This way I’m hoping nobody else is caught sleeping the way I was.
Freddie Gibbs: A 2Dope Free EP
Never really heard of this guy before last night and almost forgot to put this up. He is on Strange Famous Records and this is first single off sophomore album. Dropping in March.
Strange Famous consigliare B. Dolan returns with his sophomore lp, “Fallen House, Sunken City” produced entirely by ALIAS. Having already established himself as a master storyteller, this time Dolan presents us with a full-throttle, unabashed, boombap hiphop record. Joined by legendary beatsmith Alias behind the production board, B. Dolan’s aggressive delivery is accentuated by a special brand of bass-heavy breakbeats, while the tailor made musical backdrops assist in the mood of impending doom. Guest appearances by P.O.S., Cadence Weapon, Providence’s “What Cheer?” Brigade, and Buddy Peace round out the tracklist, as SFR and B. Dolan set the decade off with a demolition charge.
B. Dolan – Fifty Ways to Bleed Your Customer
A N2ition & FSD Production, produced by Maja 7th. Andrew explains:
I know I’ve been talking about this record for a while, and now we’re finally ready to unleash the visual to the world. This is the first official release from the Maja 7th & FSD release, The Breakout, which is due out in February.
Shot and edited by Brandon “N2ition” Riley, we filmed this video in Chicago and Gary, IN, to highlight the vivid imagery within these two cities, which are only a hop, skip and a jump away from eachother. This clip really brought these two cities to life.
Something new and fresh from the DMV area.
As far as hip-hop goes the DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia) is still unmarked territory. Sure, there’s success in the frontrunner (Wale), not to mention a bright future for others (Tabi Bonney, Phil Adé), but there are many more voices from hip-hop’s unheard region. One of them is EQuinox Professionals/Inner Loop Records artist Lyriciss.
The Practice is Lyriciss’s fourth official mixtape, the follow-up to last year’s The Day Job. While the latter had strength in concepts and experimentation in flow, the focal point of The Practice lies within the lyrics.
Former XM Radio show host and DMV-area native DJ Furious Styles handles the mixing and guest contributions include Fashawn, K-Beta, Kingpen Slim, Muggsy Malone, RAtheMC, Theo Martins.
LinkLyriciss – The Practice (Mixtape)
Over the course of 3 days, the “Hello” video was created using still photographs and video footage throughout various locations around New York. Focal points include Harlem, Union Square and the New York City Subway system. This project reflects the creative vision of Mike Shane (Director), Don Arangio (Producer), and Rebecca Bolde (Animator & Editor).
Here is a video of some time in the studio.
Justice League's artist, Laws meets up with 9th Wonder to put the finishing touches on “Shining”, a track off of his up and coming mix-tape hosted by Don Cannon titled 4:57pm.
New music from Reflection Eternal. A track called “Just Begun” featuring Jay Electronica, Mos Def & J. Cole, taken off the upcoming Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek’s Revolutions Per Minute album which is due out in February 2010.This came out right around Christmas but with the album only couple weeks away I figured I would share this with you if you haven't heard it yet.
Reflection Eternal – Just Begun (feat. Jay Electronica, Mos Def & J.Cole)
Monday, January 25, 2010
Another hot mixtape I have been listening to over and over again. This time it is a reunited Reflection Eternal and this mixtape is a some old and some new stuff. All presented to you by Statik Selektah. And in anticipation of the Revolutions Per Minute album coming in March.
Talib Kweli + Hi-Tek Are… Reflection Eternal – The RE:Union (Mixed by Statik Selektah)
I have been gone awhile just busy with work and all the other B.S. that life throws at us, so with that said I have something that has been out for couple weeks but is refreshing none the less. Jay Electronica is a guy who wasn't really on my map til right around the time I stopped putting up post. In my time off I have become very familiar with him and understand what all the hype is about. He is a lyrical beast coming at you from all directions which is great and on top of it he has some of the best beat selections in awhile. Well enough of the hype listen for yourself and you decide.
“In the current state of music, an artist like Jay (Electronica) deserves the attention of anyone who even THINKS they like Hip-Hop. We’re not saying that he’s the savior but he’s been working on the humble for years and Exhibit C opened him up to the world. World, meet Jay Electronica…support his victory for Hip-Hop.” – DJ DUB
“I truly believe that everyman has a story and Jay Electronica’s story is definitely the current soundtrack to Hip-Hop. He makes the impossible seem possible. Dub and I wanted to share his soundtrack with those that were unfamiliar. Let’s welcome back the lyricists to Hip- Hop.” – DJ FURIOUS STYLES.
LinkFurious Styles & DJ Dub Present: Jay Electronica – Victory (Mixtape)