If you have followed the careers of Mr J and Stro Elliot, you would know that they have been making music for the better part of a decade together. Their music with the group The Procussions is critically acclaimed. Even when the group dissolved they still managed to work together and create some incredible work, please see the rest of Mr J Medeiros’ catalog for the evidence. This track brings them to a new pinnacle. Watching an artist grow can often be a scary thing, we often identify with an artist or their music and once it begins to take on a new form, we are threatened by it and feel abandoned at time. This is not the case, however, with J and Stro. Their evolution as musicians expands on the ideals their music first represented. The material is fresh but the feeling and meaning are more present than ever before. Kudos fellas, keep it comin’………You can pick up the Pale Blue Dot EP on May 1st, 2012, until then you can click below and download this track for free….and if yuo’re feeling really froggy you should pick up one of the limited edition vinyl pieces by clicking here
All posts for the day March 2nd, 2012
Toronto up-and-comer CALiPH, released his debut LP, The Resignation, in January and since has received tremendous radio-play in the “Maple Leaf State” thanks to his versatility and the projects diversity, as CALiPH nimbly shows his range by melding old-school soul, smooth R&B and classic boom-bap rap into one cohesive project. The Resignation features production from Rich Kidd (Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Electronica, Fashawn, Colin Munroe, Chase N. Ca$he, Tona) and M-Phazes (Slaughterhouse, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Emilio Rojas, Sean Price, Royce 5’9, Elzhi, Redman, Amerie, Skyzoo)
“Don’t let money change ya” Gift Of Gab paints a beautiful story aboutt he pitfalls of chacing the almighty dollar bill. Featured on Blackalicious’ debut album Nia, this was the track that stood out to me the most. The Black Grass sample is perfect, Chief Xcel really hit a home run with the beat.