Comprehensive Beatdown is back this week with some more good new music to check out. Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G focus on “What For,” the newest offering from Toro y Moi, who is often, against his will, categorized in the Chillwave scene. It is debated amongst music fans whether or not Chillwave is even a genre, as most artists associated with the genre do not claim it on their own. Either way, Toro y Moi is a dynamic artist who has steadily progressed since his first release in 2010. The guys also play music from Aceyalone, Freestyle Fellowship, Tycho, and Jackson, MS artists Coke Bumaye (happy birthday!) and Rene Lee. Thanks for listening and supporting.
For this week of Comprehensive Beatdown, Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G listen to the newest offering from Young Fathers, “White Men are Black Men Too,” which was released on April 7 on Big Dada Recordings. Young Fathers continues pushing boundaries and challenging listeners, not only with their unorthodox approach to production but also with provocative topics covered in the lyrics. The group has found itself at the center of a little bit of controversy over the title of the album, and the guys will discuss that a little bit this week.
In this week’s episode, you’ll also hear music from J-Live, Potatohead People, Hoffman, and Theory Hazit. “Shitty Tracks From Our Friends” returns this week, as well as a local track from Tira D, which was submitted by the Hood Hippie Blog.
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Comprehensive Beatdown is back with a special episode. This week, Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G take a look back to 1995 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Old Dirty Bastard’s “Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version,” which was released on March 28, 2015. “Return to the 36 Cambers” was the second Wu Tang solo release, and is in some ways lost in the mix, considering it fell between Method Man’s “Tical” and Raekwon’s “Only Built For Cuban Linx,” two albums most Wu Tang fans consider classics. The guys listen to and discuss the album, share some old stories, talk in some depth about associated Wu Tang acts, and try to decide where in the pantheon of not just Wu Tang, but pop music in general, “Return to the 36 Chambers” belongs.
Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G change it up again this week, with their first foray into a non-hip hop album. The guys listen to Ibeyi’s self titled debut album. There is a lot to discuss here, as the women of Ibeyi fill their music, which is down-tempo beat driven for the most part, with spiritual messages and imagery. A couple of the normal segments return to the podcast this week. The guys bring back the track selection segment, with Silent G choosing a track from Nneka’s new album and Bloggy Bonilla playing a track from the latest Fae Simon album. The guys also bring back the “Local Music” segment and play a track from Jackson singer Tawanna Shaunte’s excellent new album, “Freedom Agent.” Finally, everyone’s favorite segment, “Shitty Tracks From Our Friends,” makes its triumphant return, but this time Silent G is dropping the shittiness on the podcast.
PURCHASE: IBEYI – IBEYI
PURCHASE: NNEKA – MY FAIRY TALES
PURCHASE: FAE SIMON – OUTROSPECTIVE
PURCHASE: TAWANNA SHAUNTE – FREEDOM AGENT
Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G bring you a special edition of Comprehensive Beatdown this week. The guys listen to the new Kendrick Lamar album, “To Pimp a Butterfly,” for the first time and offer their comments and discussion without any pre-work or notes. “To Pimp a Butterfly” was scheduled for a March 23 release, but a snafu with Lamar’s label, Interscope, led to the album being released for a short period of time on March 16. The album was pulled once the mistake was discovered, but the guys got their hands on an early copy and vowed not to listen until they could sit down and record the podcast. So, sit back and listen as Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G go through one of the most hotly anticipated albums of the year. The guys are left a little speechless on several occasions.
Comprehensive Beatdown will be back next week with a very special “Ladies Edition” of the podcast with the return of the regular segments. You won’t want to miss it.
In anticipation of his upcoming album The Bottom Line, Crown Me Entertainment’s Savvy has teamed up with DJ Young Shawn to release Book Of Savvy, a sampling, to hold us over until the album drops. Guest appearances include Kamikaze, Coke Bumaye, Tra Deuce, and Dolla Black with production from long time collaborative partner GuttaBoy and Hollywood Luck amongst others. It’s gearing up to be the year of Savvy around the Jack, with two back to back performances at sold out shows for Big K.R.I.T. and Kevin Gates respectively, he is set to make an impact with the album. I’m going to have this “Politics” track stuck on the iPod for the next few weeks, The O.G. Kamikaze from Crooked Lettaz and Coke Bumaye set it off on a proper reflection of the foundation, the present, and future of Jackson Hip-Hop.
DOWNLOAD : SAVVY – BOOK OF SAVVY (MIXTAPE)
Alex Faith and Dre Murray from W.L.A.K. are dropping a collaborative album in April on Collision Records. The title of the album is Southern Lights : Overexposed click on the link and pre-order the album. Here is a lyric video for the track “Wake Up” featuring Swoope. It is an honest look at what’s going on right now in America. We must form unions and stand together for equality for ALL men and women. Period. There is no asterisk to that statement. I salute any artist who will take an open and honest stance against the current state of affairs. Be sure to check out the album when it drops and cop.
Lizz is one of the most underrated female vocalists in the business. Here she performs “Speak Your Heart” live in Frankfurt in 2013. If you have not heard Lizz Wright’s album Orchard, then I suggest you go out and make that purchase immediately. Then buy everything in her catalog. The enjoy.
This week on Comprehensive Beatdown, Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G listen to and discuss “The Ecology,” Fashawn’s sophomore album on Mass Appeal. The guys abandon some of their normal segments to focus on artists who are on the bill for Blender 6, Jackson’s favorite genre-mash-up show, which is put on by Elegant Trainwreck Productions and Homework Town Records (Silent G is a co-owner of both).
Come see Silent G DJ at Offbeat on March 12. Opening for AF the Naysayer. 9 PM. $5.
Check out Blender 6 at Offbeat (151 Wesley Ave.) on March 14th. 8 PM. $5. Featuring Tim Lee 3, Jackals, Passing Parade, Brik a Brak, and Tyler Keith.
Tim Lee 3: http://timleethree.com/
Passing Parade: http://www.elegant-trainwreck.com/
Brik a Brak: http://girlgrabbers.bandcamp.com/
Tyler Keith: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/tylerkeith
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On this week’s episode of Comprehensive Beatdown, @bloggybonilla (aka Lenny Dykstra) and Silent G (aka Spike Nolan) listen to and discuss “Sour Soul,” the new collaborative album from Ghostface Killah x BADBADNOTGOOD. They also check out new tracks from @sareem_poems & @essbemvsic and THEESatisfaction. The track for the “Shitty Tracks From Our Friends” segment this week comes from a mysterious man named Dawg, who provided a very terrible piece of music. The local track this week, “Plastic,” comes from Jackson singer-songwriter Cody Cox, who just last week released his newest solo album, “Leave a Trace” on Elegant Trainwreck/Homework Town Records.