New music from Savvy, nothing I can say that isn’t said in the song. Check it out and let him know what you think.
The title track from Royce 5’9’s new album Layers features the likes of hip-hop heavy weights Pusha T and the false Rick Ross over some Mr Porter production. The video sees our heroes helping a crooked politician to see the neighborhood that he helps to destroy by lining his pockets. At some point, someone at sometime will be held accountable. Royce is enjoying a resurgence over the past few years and I for one am here for it. He’s always been able to spit but down people seem to be acknowledging him for it.
So far this is my favorite song of 2016 I think. It’s been more than a decade since The Avalanches dropped Since I Left You and now they prepare to release Wildflower, almost out of nowhere. The first single features a funky calypso bounce, incomparable vocals provided by Danny Brown and MF Doom and made complete with Wilmoth Houdini sample. If this is what we have to look forward to then this album might be just as ground breaking as their debut effort. Wildflower will be released on July 8th.
This kid has got the it factor. All Flows Reach Out or A-F-R-O as he is more commonly known is an up and coming emcee of the highest regard. With such veterans as DJ Premier, Erick Sermon and Marco Polo wanting to work with him, we are going to be singing his praises for some time to come. Be sure to check out his Mixtape from the 4th quarter of 2015 called The Basement to hold you over until then.
Visual representation of Oddisee’s “Brea” from his recently released project The Odd Tape. The album was just released on vinyl this week, as well. The Odd Tape is a musical journey through Odd’s day. The Director, Ryan Calavano, who has directed videos for Dag Savage, Co$$, Open Mike Eagle and more, captures the vibe of “Brea” beautifully.
I post this up for the T.I. and Trick Daddy verses only. Nothing against Memph, but he can’t really ride this dirty south Just Blaze track properly.
Here is some great footage of Marvin performing “What’s Going On?” live in 1972. Nothing short of brilliant. I am not sure what this footage is from, that does not matter though. What does matter is that it is right here right now.
This is very weird for me to say, but I really dig this new Atmosphere track. Nothing personal, just have never been a fan of their music. I think Slug can definitely spit and Ant’s production is top notch. Music just never touched me, also, I grew up in Colorado where these guys were treated like royalty. So, I steered clear. The bounce on this new track is infectious. I may give a new album a listen when/if it drops.
Boot Camp Click legends Steele and Tek aka Smif-N-Wessun are back at it with their version of Billy Paul’s”Let The Dollars Circulate”. There is not much that needs to be said about this. Enjoy.