New music from Savvy, nothing I can say that isn’t said in the song. Check it out and let him know what you think.
What does one get when you mix emcee Pyinfamous and producer 9th Wonder? 10th Wonder, that’s what. Check out 10 tracks of bars upon bars spit over some soulful production as Mississippi meets North Carolina in the most brilliant way.
Marcel P Black links up with St. Louis emcee Tef Poe for the latest release from Marcel’s forthcoming Cry Freedom album. Joe On The Track, who produced the entire project, samples the unforgettable Terrible Tom theme song from the 1975 film “Boss N*****” which starred Fred Williamson and D’Urville Martin.
For those familiar with the movie, they would know that the pairing of Marcel and Tef Poe works perfectly. If the first single from the album, “Where I Stay”, is Marcel’s declaration of where he comes from, “Boss” is the complementary track for where he’s headed and who he’s bringing with him. This track definitely has that throw back Dead Prez feel to it, so you know the nod and repeat factors here are on 10. Both emcees come from the front lines when it comes to fighting police brutality against black men and women and as Marcel points out they are willing to take the fight all the way to the white house. If you are like me and grew up a fan of Public Enemy, PRT, Paris, The Coup, etc then “Boss” is not up your alley, it is your alley. I am definitely looking forward to what else is in store when Cry Freedom drops this summer.
With the release of Book of Savvy 2 slated to drop later this month and rumors of The Bottom Line being completed, Savvy (Crown Me Entertainment) drops a loosie that he recorded for the Nat Turner Soundtrack. “Revolt” features a fiery call to arms from the Jacktown emcee in the form of a singular verse bookended by an iconic Malcolm X speech over bass heavy production by Mack XI. Get familiar with the name Savvy, if you aren’t already, this is gearing up to be his summer.
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
Run out and pick up 5th Child’s EP “Child Support” now on his BandCamp page and support the child….see what I did there? New album dropping next month, you will certainly want to be the first person in your circle of influence to own it. Peace
Yea, so as some of you may know, my new album My Conversations with God will be released on October 17th. Well, I was never really into the whole GoFundMe or Kickstarter crowd-sourcing to get raise money for a project that’s not even out yet. I don’t believe in you giving me something for nothing. However, I DO believe in #ChildSupport. Here’s a 5-track EP of brand new unreleased songs to prep you for the album. It’s available by donation of however much you see fit. Drop by 5thchildmusic.com or stop me when you see me to pick up a copy. I can’t wait for y’all to hear the album, but in the meantime…5th Child presents #TheChildSupportEP
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.
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.
On this week’s edition of Comprehensive Beatdown, Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G re-visit another classic album, Slum Village’s “Fantastic Vol. 2.” which was released on June 13, 2000 (after a good deal of label politics). “Fantastic Vol. 2” is considered a touchstone in the “neo-soul” movement, whose sound was developed by Slum Village’s J-Dilla and a host of other musicians and collaborators (The Ummah, Soulquarians, etc). Like many other classic albums of the time, “Fantastic Vol. 2” didn’t enjoy huge sales, but its impact is unmistakable.
The guys also pay tribute to jazz legend Ornette Coleman, who passed away on June 11. The podcast opens with a portion of Coleman’s “Free Jazz,” the controversial recording that divided critics and fans while initiating a new movement in jazz music in 1961.
Comprehensive Beatdown is back for episode 15 and this week Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G check out “Surf” from Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment, who are best known as the backing band for the Chance the Rapper. “Surf” is an eclectic debut from the band and includes a plethora of guest spots. Chance himself, who is an official member of the band, is all over the album as well. “Surf” was released as a free download on iTunes on May 28th and had over 600,000 downloads during its first week of release.
The guys also check out new tracks from Killah Priest and Ozay Moore, as well as a local track featuring several Jackson rappers, including Savvy, Doe Hicks, Hollywood Luck, Tricky LT45, Coke Bumaye.