Comprehensive Beatdown is 30 episodes this old this week! For this special episode, Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G listen to “Meow the Jewels,” which probably needs no introduction to our listeners. But we’ll give it to you anyway. “Meow the Jewels,” which began as a joke “bonus package” buried deep in the email announcing the varying release formats of Run the Jewels 2, came to fruition after a group of friends contributed over $40,000 to an online campaign to make Killer Mike and El-P produce the record. A wide array of guest producers were brought in to complete the project, which is a full remix of Run the Jewels 2 album, using cat sounds for the music. All proceeds from the online campaign were donated to charities that benefit the victims of police brutality.
The intro music is from “Seven Seas,” the new record from Emancipator, which dropped on September 25th.
Run out and pick up 5th Child’s EP “Child Support” now on his BandCamp page and support the child….see what I did there? New album dropping next month, you will certainly want to be the first person in your circle of influence to own it. Peace
Yea, so as some of you may know, my new album My Conversations with God will be released on October 17th. Well, I was never really into the whole GoFundMe or Kickstarter crowd-sourcing to get raise money for a project that’s not even out yet. I don’t believe in you giving me something for nothing. However, I DO believe in #ChildSupport. Here’s a 5-track EP of brand new unreleased songs to prep you for the album. It’s available by donation of however much you see fit. Drop by 5thchildmusic.com or stop me when you see me to pick up a copy. I can’t wait for y’all to hear the album, but in the meantime…5th Child presents #TheChildSupportEP
Comprehensive Beatdown hits you with Episode 27 this week, featuring “Deeply Rooted,” the 12th studio album from Scarface. Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G bot hold high regards for Scarface and you will hear both of them argue for his inclusion in the list of all-time greatest MCs. @scarface-brothermob
The intro music this week if from UK producer Ekoplekz.
After a quick vacation, Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G are back with Episode 26 of Comprehensive Beatdown. This week, the guys take a look back ten years to “Late Registration,” Kanye West’s second album, released August 30, 2005. “Late Registration,” released to critical acclaim and high sales, was given a boost after Kanye’s (in)famous “George Bush doesn’t care about Black people” quote at a Hurricane Katrina relief benefit just days after the album’s release. Kanye West would go on to be one of the most influential players in pop culture and remains so to this day. The guys discuss all of that and more this week as they take a listen back through one of the better albums of the early 21st century.
Change is an artist on Illect Recordings, check out the new track titled “Growing Pains”. An ode to his father who passed away some years back and an honest look into growing up with his absence.
“I lost my father back in 03′ …and this song is really a letter to him. I’m angry he’s not around. I didn’t have anyone to show me how to be a husband or a father, you know? So I’m trying the best I can, and a lot of times I feel like a failure. So I needed to tell him that…” – Change
“Growing Pains” is an emotion filled track riddled with angst, heartache, and most importantly, a prayer for help in those times where you might feel like a failure as a man. A topic that most men can truly relate to. With a gritty sample driven banger from Tee-Wyla, this track will both make your head nod, and your soul relate to the struggles of being alone without someone to help guide you along life’s journey.
“Music is my therapy… So I had to get this off my chest. I loved my dad, and I miss him. His birthday is this week (Aug 27th) and I wish I could give him daps and a hug one more time… So this one is for everyone who lost their father, or never knew their father. We in the same boat, fam…” – Change
“Where you go to volunteer, this is where we’re stuck at” 5th Child droppin’ dimes on em. The Y. Valentine produced, “What You Need” is the lead single from his the highly anticipated album, My Conversations With God, due out sooner rather than later I hope. Video directed by Theca Jones and features 5th Child chopping up and distributing America’s true drugs of choice.
Comprehensive Beatdown is back with episode #25. This week Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G listen to Dr. Dre’s “Compton.” Releasing on the heels of the N.W.A. biopic “Straight Out of Compton,” Dre’s latest work is his first album since 1999’s “2001.”
The guys also check out a new track from Nozinja.
We’d like to thank our special guest this week, Cocky McFly.
Comprehensive Beatdown is back this week with a special episode dedicated to the great Sean Price, who passed away on August 8, 2015. Price was known for his solo work, as well as his work with the group Heltah Skeltah and the larger crew Boot Camp Clik. Also known as Ruck, Price was an important figure in the resurgence of East Coast hip hop in the mid 90s.
For episode 24, the guys take a look back at Sean Price’s illustrious career and discuss his impact and the legacy of Boot Camp Clik. RIP Ruck.
“It is with beyond a heavy heart that Duck Down Music is sadly confirming that Sean Price passed away in his Brooklyn apartment, Saturday, August 8th, 2015. The cause of death is currently unknown, but it was reported that he died in his sleep. He’s survived by his wife, and his three children. Sean Price, who turned 43 in March of this year, was a beloved rap artist. He was 1/2 of the group Heltah Skeltah, a key member of the Boot Camp Clik, 1/3 of the group Random Axe and a successful solo artist, known simply as Sean Price. Funds are being raised to direclty assist Sean Price’s family moving forward.”