Me and my partner in Podcasting, Silent G, were asked to be on The Roguish Gent Podcast this week. Check us out.
It’s Episode 54 of Comprehensive Beatdown with Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G!
The guys are back this week with one of their most anticipated albums of the year, “Take Me to the Alley” by Gregory Porter. This is Porter’s 4th solo album and his follow-up to the Grammy winning (best jazz vocal performance) “Liquid Spirit.” Silent G talks about his experience seeing Gregory Porter at Jazz Fest in New Orleans last weekend in the Jazz Tent as a severe thunderstorm wreaked havoc on the festival grounds, causing the cancellation of the remainder of the day’s shows, including a two-hour Stevie Wonder performance.
The intro music comes from the new Lack of Afro Album, “Hello Baby.”
If you want to keep up with an inordinate amount of new music, follow Silent G’s 2016 Albums/EPs playlist on Spotify.
Comprehensive Beatdown is back with Episode 36. This week, Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G listen to “Church In These Streets,” the newest record from Jeezy. “Church In These Streets” is Jeezy’s 6th album with CTE/Def Jam and was released on November 13th.
The intro and outro tracks are from “Shadow of a Doubt,” the brand new album from Freddie Gibbs dropping Nov. 20th.
We will be taking next week off. Enjoy your families and love one another.
Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G are back with the 34th episode of Comprehensive Beatdown. This week the guys check out “Bad Neighbor,” the collaborative album from MED, Blu, and Madlib.
The intro music is from the most recent posthumous release from J Dilla, “Dillatronic.” New songs from Kirk Knight and Joey the Jerk are also listened to and discussed.
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After a quick one week hiatus, Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G are back a band new episode of Comprehensive Beatdown. This week, the guys check out the new album from Disclosure, “Caracal.” Disclosure has gone in a more pop driven direction, with a host of vocalists aiding in the composition of the record.
New tracks from Christian Scott and Zap Francis are also played to round out Episode 31.
Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G are back with Episode 29 of Comprehensive Beatdown. This week the guys listen to and discuss “Imani, Vol. 1,” the new album from Bay Area underground heroes Blackalicious. “Imani, Vol. 1,” is the group’s album in nearly 10 years. Bloggy and G are both big fans of Blackalicious and have a lot to talk about this week.
The intro music comes from the new Iman Omari beat tape, “High Loops and Higher Loops.” @ImanOmari via @FreshSelects
Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G are back this week with episode 28 of Comprehensive Beatdown. This time around, the guys give a listen to “90059,” the second album from Watts based rapper Jay Rock. “90059” was released by Top Dog Entertainment on September 11. Jay Rock is best known from his debut album, 2011’s “Follow Me Home” as well as his collaborations with fellow Black Hippy members Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar, and Schoolboy Q.
The guys also check out tracks from Lapa and Bankroll Fresh.
The local track of the week is from Jackson MC 5th Child, whose seventh album, “My Conversations With God,” will drop on October 17.
Comprehensive Beatdown hits you with Episode 27 this week, featuring “Deeply Rooted,” the 12th studio album from Scarface. Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G bot hold high regards for Scarface and you will hear both of them argue for his inclusion in the list of all-time greatest MCs. @scarface-brothermob
The intro music this week if from UK producer Ekoplekz.
After a quick vacation, Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G are back with Episode 26 of Comprehensive Beatdown. This week, the guys take a look back ten years to “Late Registration,” Kanye West’s second album, released August 30, 2005. “Late Registration,” released to critical acclaim and high sales, was given a boost after Kanye’s (in)famous “George Bush doesn’t care about Black people” quote at a Hurricane Katrina relief benefit just days after the album’s release. Kanye West would go on to be one of the most influential players in pop culture and remains so to this day. The guys discuss all of that and more this week as they take a listen back through one of the better albums of the early 21st century.
Comprehensive Beatdown is back this week with a special episode dedicated to the great Sean Price, who passed away on August 8, 2015. Price was known for his solo work, as well as his work with the group Heltah Skeltah and the larger crew Boot Camp Clik. Also known as Ruck, Price was an important figure in the resurgence of East Coast hip hop in the mid 90s.
For episode 24, the guys take a look back at Sean Price’s illustrious career and discuss his impact and the legacy of Boot Camp Clik. RIP Ruck.
“It is with beyond a heavy heart that Duck Down Music is sadly confirming that Sean Price passed away in his Brooklyn apartment, Saturday, August 8th, 2015. The cause of death is currently unknown, but it was reported that he died in his sleep. He’s survived by his wife, and his three children. Sean Price, who turned 43 in March of this year, was a beloved rap artist. He was 1/2 of the group Heltah Skeltah, a key member of the Boot Camp Clik, 1/3 of the group Random Axe and a successful solo artist, known simply as Sean Price. Funds are being raised to direclty assist Sean Price’s family moving forward.”