Big Shug is preparing his I.M. 4-Eva LP and here is a perfect sample of the madness which will ensue. The Gang Starr alumni brings about Slaine, Termanology, Reks and Singapore Kane to spit over a Fizzy Womack beat….that is a whole lot of mud stomping going on…..enjoy and don’t listen with the lights off….
Jesse Abraham is a NY emcee who is getting ready to release I Am Water, in the fall of this year. To get prepared for the project he called upon !llmind to produce a track featuring another NY representative Emilio Rojas. 100% of the proceeds of this track will go to Charity Water, who provides clean drinking water to developing countries. Listen and enjoy….and sip on some aquafina or whatever……
Have you picked up your copy of Lo-Fi Fingahz yet? No? Seriously, why? Do you not like good music? Are you keeping it real by NOT purchasing the album and getting your SP1200 on? Mello Music Group is giving you another chance, they have liberated another track from the album featuring Hip Hop legends, Brand Nubian. “In My Head” is Sadat X and Lord Jamar at their lyrical best, spitting what it means to be a 5%er and laws to govern one’s self. Knowledge of Self a truly powerful thing to have.
New Orleans emcee Voice presents CuTZ, 11 tracks that showcase the many styles of the Los Angeles transplant with the sultry, striking flow best known for her work on French trip-hop producer Wax Tailor’s 2007 silver-certified Decon release Hope & Sorrow as well as her 2006 album Gumbo (PTR/Featherperm). CuTZ presents original beats from the likes of Low End Theory regular P.U.D.G.E., Belgian veteran DJ Grazzhoppa and Canadian astronaut Moonstarr side by side with repurposed instrumentals from The Doppelgangaz, Lex Luger and more. The languid, loungey first single “Abundant Fate” features a soulful hook from singer Indigo, P.U.D.G.E. lends a guest verse as well as production duties to the gothic “Silkworm”, and poet Saddi Khali appears on the tribal thump of “How Can I Luv U”. “NOLA Redux”, her collaboration with L.A. rapper, Malkovich made the top of Gilles Peterson’s Best Hip-Hop of 2009 list, and between her solo releases and her collaborations with BBE, Ninja Tune, Canada’s Public Transit Recordings, UK’s Twisted Funk Records and Tailor, she can be heard on over a quarter of a million records worldwide. CuTZ is out now on High Bar Entertainment.
Marvin Gaye releases this version of “God Is Love” as the b-side to the “What’s Going On” single. The final album version was rearranged and reproduced. The music from this original version can be heard on another Motown group lead by Richard Street, The Monitors’ “Just To Keep You Satisfied” released a year earlier, written by Marvin.