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.”
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.
Check out the podcast, as well as all the other great ones, at Dope Media Network (link below) as well as iTunes.
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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