Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G are back with Comprehensive Beatdown Episode #21. This week, the guys take another step back into time to discuss Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101, Young Jeezy’s debut album with Def Jam. Released on July 26, 2005, the album is considered by many to be a classic of the past decade, both for the Atlanta Trap genre and hip hop in general.
The guys also listen to a track from Mbongwana Star as well as the first of the “Meow The Jewels” songs from Run the Jewels.
Comprehensive Beatdown is back with a new episode this week, our 20th! Thanks for the continued support and listens over the past several months.
This week, Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G bring you “Summertime 06” from Vince Staples, the Long Beach, California rapper’s debut album on Def Jam after a string of popular mixtapes dating back to 2011. The guys also check out new music from Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge, Statik Selektah, No Suh, and Emancipator.
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First off, Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G would like to apologize for not having an episode posted for you last week. A valiant effort was made to record at Offbeat during Taco Tuesday on June 30th, but due to technical difficulties (the biggest difficulties yet) the recording did not come out. Episode 18 will forever be referred to as The Lost Episode. Comprehensive Beatdown encourages you to go check out the new Bilal album since we didn’t get a chance to discuss it for you last week.
Luckily, the guys are back in full force this week with “Free Weezy Album,” the newest release from Lil Wayne. On July 4th, Lil Wayne dropped the album as an exclusive to Tidal, one of the newest of the multitude of streaming options available to music fans (and also the one headed up by Jay Z). “Free Weezy Album” is the first full-length release by Wayne since his public falling out with Cash Money and features a bevy of guest appearances and producers.
The intro track is from “PeteStrumentals,” the most recent release from legendary producer Pete Rock, which dropped on June 23rd on Mello Music Records.
David Banner and Big K.R.I.T. are assisted by an U.G.K. inspired hook over a deep and aggressive beat that draws comparisons to a movie score. There is power as well as pain in the music. “My Uzi” is the lead single from Banner’s album The God Box which will be dropping this summer. Personally, this is the Banner I’ve been wanting since the Crooked Lettaz days. He is right on time with it, his voice and his message is needed now more than perhaps ever. So salute the man who put Mississippi on his back and helped pave the way for the Hip Hop scene here. Click the link below to support……
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Comprehensive Beatdown is back for episode 15 and this week Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G check out “Surf” from Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment, who are best known as the backing band for the Chance the Rapper. “Surf” is an eclectic debut from the band and includes a plethora of guest spots. Chance himself, who is an official member of the band, is all over the album as well. “Surf” was released as a free download on iTunes on May 28th and had over 600,000 downloads during its first week of release.
The guys also check out new tracks from Killah Priest and Ozay Moore, as well as a local track featuring several Jackson rappers, including Savvy, Doe Hicks, Hollywood Luck, Tricky LT45, Coke Bumaye.
When Miles Garvey dropped at the end of 2014, I knew that it was going to be one of those records that stood the test of time. It would appear that Skipp would agree. When most artists are more concerned about the “NEXT” project or keeping up with what’s hot RIGHT NOW. Skipp has consistently been dropping videos to promote his album. Creating visually appealing independent pieces of work which capture the complexity of the album. The videos, just as the songs themselves, can be dissected and examined on different levels. This does however require you to watch the video several times to absorb it all. Check it out and if you have not done so already click the link below and pick up a copy of Skipp Coon’s Miles Garvey.
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