All posts for the month February, 2012
perfect for rainy days………………….
From The Crown City Rocker’s forth coming release For What You’ve Lost
DJ Hi-Tek produced this when he was only 18 years old….SERIOUSLY top 5 Hip Hop beats of all time, with out a doubt. Kweli, Mos Def & Common all drops very worthy verses over the track. The highlight of Mos and Talib’s debut Black Star album for me. Then Pete Rock went ahead and did a remix to it, replacing Common with Black Thought……well when the masters make decisions we all have to live with it…Everyone dropped new verses over the track….both songs stand on their own
Everyone knows that Jackson is the capital of Mississippi, however, if you ask 100 different people what Jackson is about, you would get 100 very different answers. A city that is rich in tradition even when part of that tradition is less than admirable. People are quick to talk about things they do not really know about. If someone asks me what Jackson is all about, I would only have to refer them to Py Infamous and Sam.I.Am’s fourth release together, Final Discussion. Py’s lyrics coupled with Sam’s production project a true representation of what I feel when driving down highway 55 or some rural back road. It is rich, it is colorful, it is strong, it is soulful, and more than anything else, it is HONEST. Which is a rare commodity in today’s rap music genre.
The album starts off with a track titled “Look Here”, a certified banger, which could double as Py Infamous’ resume. He weaves poetically throughout the track, showcasing the skills that made him Coors Light’s Coldest Emcee winner in 2011. The album makes a thunderous start that rarely gives the listener a chance to catch their breath. The pace steadies some over the next couple tracks “Occasionally” and the masterful “Praise”, then picks right back up on “No Stopping Us”. Py’s lyrical prowess matched with Sam’s seamless beatmanship, produces an almost flawless sound. Classic material is less a product of hard work as it is the outcome of two sounds that come together perfectly. They form a sound both cohesive and pure. Py offers insight into “My Soul” next, painting a picture of who exactly the emcee is. If “Look Here” is his resume, this track serves as his biography. On tracks like “The Light” and “New Life”, Py shows why he should be championed by Jacksonians and anyone else who is sick and fed up with the state of things in this country. Sam beautifully chops up some classic Nina Simone on the “New Life” track, while Py proclaims “The masses are blind so the optimal solution is an optical removal”. On the track “Change your Focus” Py and Moses Rockwell trade verses over a haunting bass-line provided by Sam. The only emcee contributions on the album come via Moses and Hassaan Mackey, who spits back and forth with Py on the properly titled “Py and Hassaan” track. They each try to outdo the other, over the bass heavy beat. Rounding out the album, is quite possibly the most honest track on the album, which is actually saying something.
It is obvious Py Infamous and Sam.I.Am share a great chemistry on tracks together. It is equally obvious that listening to this album will increase your quality of life. Regardless if you are sitting back in your room playing video games or out on the streets just riding, this album will inspire you and if you are not careful it just might put a crick in your neck and require some chiropractic assistance. Listen with an open mind and you’ll probably learn a thing or three. Good music is good music, regardless of where it comes from. And in actuality, Jackson is home to some of the dopest emcees bubbling right now. It’s a powder keg waiting to be set off. And when it does you better be on the lookout, it’s better to have been in the know than out in the cold…….
below enjoy a little taste of the album, which is due out soon…..
DOWNLOAD : PY INFAMOUS & SAM.I.AM – SO DOPE
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DOWNLOAD : AKROBATIK aka THE BRU-TANG CLAN – ENTA THA 63 CHAMBAHS
In just over a year and a half, Boston Bruin’s Left Winger Brad Marchand has won a Stanley Cup and has become a fan favorite among Boston Hockey fans. His cult hero status as a gritty player who doesn’t take himself too serious has been elevated with the embracing of his popular nickname “Noseface Killah” and his references to his teammates as “The Bru-Tang Clan.”
To celebrate all things Wu-Tang and his own growing aliases, Marchand has teamed up with The Boston Sports Apparel CO. to design his own line of gear and with Boston’s own Akrobatik for a FreEP “Enter Tha 63 Chambahs” (63 coincidentally being Marchand’s Jersey Number and the mirror of Wu-Tang’s debut album title). The six-songs featured on “Enter Tha 63 Chambahs” are all recorded over classic Wu-Tang instrumentals are surely the first hockey related hip-hop songs ever recorded (true “fight music”); and is a must listen for anyone (regardless if you follow hockey or not) and absolutely has to be heard in order to be appreciated.
With “God Save the King” Copywrite delivers another brutally honest record that reaches for new creative heights with all of the crazy punch lines, deep metaphors, true wordsmithing and all of the technical razzle dazzle anyone could ever ask for.
Included is the third single, “Golden State” (of Mind) f/Evidence, Roc Marciano & Casual from Copywrite’s forthcoming “God Save The King” which will be released nationally on 2-28-2012 via Man Bites Dog Records. iTunes will be hosting an exclusive advance of the LP starting on Friday 2/24/2012 which you can access here:
DOWNLOAD : COPYWRITE – GOLDEN STATE [FEAT EVIDENCE, CASUAL & ROC MARCIANO]
WOAH! Ummmmmmm, so hears the back story to this one
Today’s stream is of the original version of, “Crushin” produced by me. We have J Rocc to thank for this one. I was DJing with Houseshoes in San Fran with Fran Boogie and DJ Mr. E. We heard J Rocc was staying in the same hotel and went to holla at him. We were talking about Dilla rarities when he said that he liked that version of, “Crushin” I did. I was like what version!?! He played it and it split my melon! I did that beat for Dilla circa 2002 for his MCA project – I assumed he never used it when I didn’t hear anything. Turns out it was the original version that he later remixed himself for his then newly founded label, Mummy Records. – Waajeed via his Bling47 site
Well done John, well done……the track is featured on the Soundtrack for A Revolution compilation. Which features the Roots, Wyclef, Anthony Hamilton, Vivian Green, Joss Stone?????, and more….