Respect Game or Expect Flames, the collaborative project between J Rawls (Lone Catalyst) & Casual (Hieroglyphics) will drop on August 28th.
Mike Trout doing his best Torii Hunter impersonation….
When The Roots dropped Undun, it was to mixed reviews. Me? I never listen to em, I approach each Roots project on it’s own merits. I listen and let it absorb without judging it by Illadelph Halflife standards. I mean, that album changed my whole outlook on what a Hip Hop album could sounds like. I believe in the Roots as a group and accept their visions for each project they release. Undun is no different, for me each song stands out. The guests all add their own sound to the album. K.R.I.T., Dice Raw, Truck North, they all drop jewels, but I think my 1A favorite verse on the album comes from Greg Porn on “The Otherside”
I’m sitting on top of the world, ready to jump off
Thinking of various ways to break a gun law
Thinking that enough is enough
But still I want more
Thinking how I’m paying with fire that burnt my young boy
Any means necessary, dont give a damn
So every night, I’m on a flight that never lands
Be an asshole when the shit hits the fan
Or bet your life on a bluff and a bare hand
Can’t win, Can’t lose
Dead em gas, leave em leaking fuel
Either way the market moves
Cash rules, Kings, Queens, Prince and Princess
Every night I’m crossing lines that ain’t the finish
Every thought as dark as a glass of fucking Guinness
Too far gone to come back to my senses
Now I’m on the edge of my bed
making love to my meds
Every moment’s like a pistols to my head
when I’m getting mine
If you ever had the chance to see a Procussion’s show you know that the chemistry and music these guys are capable of is undeniably excellent. Hailing from Colorado Springs, before the fires started. They toured with a who’s who in the hip hop world. They crafted two decidedly solid efforts, the second 5 Sparrows for 2 cents on the relaunch of Rawkus Records. The achieved much critical acclaim, however, the label wasn’t prepared to compete in a market place that had changed so much. Fast forward several years and the Procussions haven’t released anything under that moniker since. It was announced last month that they would be returning to their home state and performing together, the last incarnation of the group that is. Stro Elliot and Mr J Medeiros, who have been working together since the split of the group, will be taking the stage together for 3 dates while in Colorado. Click on the pic below for details. On the eve of those shows, starting on July 6th, Mr J Medeiros drops his ode to Colorado, produced by Stro Elliot. With the chaos going on in the state, it’s even more of an anthem right now. The essential drums from Stro and the furious bars of J make for some beautiful music, que no?
Want that SP 1200 goodness to spit your struggle bars over? GTFOHWTBS, you need your stripes to rhyme over Gensu beats son. Each song is precisely crafted to expose whack ass rappers and rhyming half-wits. Nah, son you’re better of downloading and vibing out to all the boom bap that Dean and Mello Music Group is offering up for free.99….
DOWNLOAD : GENSU DEAN – LO-FI FINGAHZ (INSTRUMENTALS)
Reks lives in the studio, I swear. he’s got one of those military style bunks in the corner, that he catches quick naps here and there, and spends the rest of his time recording music. In a month from now, he’ll be dropping REBELutionary, which will be only about 3 months from the time of his last release, Straight No Chaser. The new project will be produced entirely by Numonics
If anyone other than Guru was ever going to rhyme over Premo beats, then it would have to be Bumpy Knucks. Word to Solaar, Bumpy Knuckles don’t forget son……one man you don’t want to have as an enemy.
Hilton Carter is an evil genius, I say that with the utmost respect. This cat sees things differently than anyone else. I was fortunate enough to witness this genius for a month straight under the most harsh conditions.His first short film, Moth, was a testament to his vision and what it encompasses. Carter is capable of doing and says and coming up with ANYTHING. I sent him a song once to create a treatment for a possible video. He hit me back shortly after sending it with this elaborate story. I mean doing a music video for it would not have given it the proper platform. The powers that be ended up not making the video happen, shortly there after the idea and project known as Moth was born. After many awards and accolades, I can honestly say I’m glad he ended up not doing the music video. If you need to see Moth, I’m including it below.Victor follows a struggling comedian and is a perfect platform for Carter to shine, his brilliance is in his comedic view. His humor is very off, but it’s very entertaining. He finds the most odd things hilarious. In Victor he creates the perfect jerk. Victor is a vile character. He’s pretty much the inner voice for 90% of men in the world. Plus, why do I believe that the Suicide Cat is real and the catalyst for this entire short film?
VICTOR is the story of a struggling comedian, trying to work his way through an extreme case of writers block. As he fights with bad joke after bad joke, he comes to realize that the real humor is in his everyday life. You may not like him but you WILL love him.
And now, for your viewing pleasure……VICTOR!!!!!
Hilton Carter (Director/Exec Producer/Producer/Writer/Editor/Cinematographer)
Andrea Choe (Production Designer/Puppet Designer/Puppeteer/Wardrobe)
Maia Wagle (Hair/Makeup)
Stro Elliot ( Score)
Cory Dillon ( Sound)
Gomez Warren IV (Associate Producer)
Elizabeth Maulhardt (Assistant to Mr. Warren)
Ian MacDonald (Key PA)