A well done video from Phife’s J Dilla tribute track. Celebrate your heroes while they are here too. If we’ve learned anything it should be that.
New Orleans artist Lyriqs Da Lyraciss dropped his latest offering Enjoy Every Sandwich. Presented by Sliktron.com and hosted by N.O. radio personality DJ Jay Skillz. Calling Lyriqs a cleaver lyraciss is an understatement. You’ll catch yourself skipping back to listen to the same verse time and time again trying to catch up. Download it and support some sufficient rap music for your ears.
D-Risha hails from Houston, Texas. Last year he released Gauntlet, an EP which draws influence from the Marvel Universe’s Infinity Gauntlet. Like the various Infinity Gems that the Gauntlet draws it’s power from, the EP is a collection of different styles and sounds. D-Risha uses this opportunity to introduce himself to the world. Sleep is not in the cards for D-Risha as he is preparing to release yet another project in 2014. A collaboration with producer Purple Bastard titled “The 6 Demon Bag” EP.
Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy debuted Playdough & DJ Sean P’s video for “You Ain’t Fresh” from their album TURN IT OUT. I applaud the love but let’s get something straight, not every rapper, especially the Caucasian ones, need to be compared to Macklemore. I’ll step away from where that conversation can go and just say this. Playdough has been doing this for a long time, and if anything he’s provided the blueprint for Macklemore’s happy go lucky rap style, without the all the pop edge. “You Ain’t Fresh” is about as hip-hop as one can get, shout out to Koncept from the Brown Bag All-Stars who makes a Mark Jackson type of assist to the track.
Taken from their Self-titled release, “The Fringe” is the kind of track from we have come to expect from Mr J Medeiros and Stro Elliot known collectively as The Procussions. Check it out and see what Brother ?uestlove was talking about on twitter.
— Questlove Jenkins (@questlove) February 3, 2014
If you haven’t already, you should pick up the album. It’s simple, click on the link provided below, point your cursor on the Buy Now option which best suit you, I suggest the “Old and New” link and get both the new album and their album 5 Sparrows for 2 Cents on Rawkus Records, for the low price of $12.00 plus shipping and handling costs. You can’t beat that deal.
On “Old Heads”, Wonder Brown, muzeONE of the Scribbling Idiots team up with BlackBolt to drop verses speaking on the current state of Hip-Hop and it’s connection to the old school. The boom bap is provided by Re:Flex the Architect. The lack of respect and recognition for the pioneers is what cripples the new cats. Show respect to the architects. “Old Heads” is the first single from their forthcoming album Invitation Only which drops on March 11th on Illect Recordings. The album features guest lyricists like Theory Hazit, Freddie Bruno, Sundance, ManChild, Listener, and many more. The guest artists reads like a all-star lineup. They even got DJ Aslan, EF Cuttin dicin’ stuff up on the uno’s and dos’. You can even cop a mixtape version of the the album from DJ Aslan on cassette. Head over to the store at Sphere Of Hip Hop by clicking below and checking it out.
Til Death Do Us Part saw yet another incarnation of the Houston rap group The Geto Boys, when Willie D departed and was replaced by the New Orleans born emcee Big Mike from The Convicts. While Willie D’s hiatus would be short lived and Mike would depart, he used the his time in the group to get himself a solo deal. His albums Something Serious and Still Serious were received very well and he has gone on to release numerous albums since. Til Death Do Us Part saw the release of two single “6 Feet Deep” and “Crooked Officer”.
Check out the interview with Face below, he’s dropping knowledge. He’s passionate about stuff. It’s good to see some that passion from someone who genuinely loves the culture and believes in it.