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.
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.
“Where you go to volunteer, this is where we’re stuck at” 5th Child droppin’ dimes on em. The Y. Valentine produced, “What You Need” is the lead single from his the highly anticipated album, My Conversations With God, due out sooner rather than later I hope. Video directed by Theca Jones and features 5th Child chopping up and distributing America’s true drugs of choice.
David Banner and Big K.R.I.T. are assisted by an U.G.K. inspired hook over a deep and aggressive beat that draws comparisons to a movie score. There is power as well as pain in the music. “My Uzi” is the lead single from Banner’s album The God Box which will be dropping this summer. Personally, this is the Banner I’ve been wanting since the Crooked Lettaz days. He is right on time with it, his voice and his message is needed now more than perhaps ever. So salute the man who put Mississippi on his back and helped pave the way for the Hip Hop scene here. Click the link below to support……
When Miles Garvey dropped at the end of 2014, I knew that it was going to be one of those records that stood the test of time. It would appear that Skipp would agree. When most artists are more concerned about the “NEXT” project or keeping up with what’s hot RIGHT NOW. Skipp has consistently been dropping videos to promote his album. Creating visually appealing independent pieces of work which capture the complexity of the album. The videos, just as the songs themselves, can be dissected and examined on different levels. This does however require you to watch the video several times to absorb it all. Check it out and if you have not done so already click the link below and pick up a copy of Skipp Coon’s Miles Garvey.
PURCHASE: SKIPP COON – MILES GARVEY
After a week off, Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G are back for episode 12 of Comprehensive Beatdown. This week’s album, “Have a Nice Life,” is Murs’ first record since signing to Strange records in February of 2014. Murs is best known as being a former member of the Living Legends crew as well as his work with Slug (of Atmosphere) and his numerous, well-loved solo albums. The guys also check out new tracks from Camp Lo, Abstract Rude, Holly Herndon, and local track from Jackson Heavyweight PyInfamous.
PURCHASE: MURS – HAVE A NICE LIFE
PURCHASE: CAMP LO – RAGTIME HIGHTIMES
PURCHASE: HOLLY HERNDON – PLATFORM
CHECK OUT: PYINFAMOUS – BANDCAMP
Brand new track from Jackson’s coldest emcee, PyInfamous. “HTC (Hope Tomorrow Comes)” will be featured on the upcoming album Struggle Has Just Begun II: We Struggle Too. Production on the track was handled by Vic Wilson equipped with Nina sample and all. Py is at his rawest when painting vivid pictures of the current state of affairs of his city and his people. The new album is high on my list of anticipated albums for this year. Also, peep the Charlie Chaplin speech at the end.
Welcome back to the Comprehensive Beatdown, Episode 11. This week, Silent G and Bloggy Bonilla tackle “The Good Fight,” the newest offering from Oddisee through Mello Music Group. Oddisee handles all the production and rapping on the record, as he continues to evolve his sound as well as his lyrical acumen. Guests on the record include Maimouna Youseff, Nick Hakim, Tranqill, and Gary Clarke Jr. The guys also check out a track from the most recent Oh No & Alchemist collaboration as well as songs from the new Blueprint and Nosaj Thing records. The local track for the week is supplied by Jackson, MS based artist Spook.
Thanks as always for listening. We will be taking a break next week, so look for us again in a couple weeks.
This week, Comprehensive Beatdown celebrates its 10th episode of the podcast with a little classic album retrospect. The end of April from 1992-1995 was a monster each year. Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G will take a listen to and discuss songs from Beastie Boys’ “Check Your Head,” Mobb Deep’s “The Infamous,” and Outkast’s “Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik.” The centerpiece of this week’s episode is “Innercity Griots” from Freestyle Fellowship. “Innercity Griots,” the Fellowship’s second full length, was released on April 28, 1993. The album in many ways served as a counterpoint to their West Coast hip hop colleagues who tended more toward the hardcore stylings of groups like Eazy-E. Freestyle Fellowship’s influence can be seen and heard through groups ranging from Jurassic 5, Pharcyde, Hieroglyphics, Anticon and many, many others. The guys listen to the album and talk about pretty much everything in this chattiest episode yet.
Skipp Coon’s Miles Garvey was one of the most important albums of 2014. I can say that with supreme confidence. On “RuRemArm” the Jackson, Mississippi native spits truth over the raw production. The video features Skipp visiting various institutions through out the Mississippi capital, claiming the streets as his pulpit with lyrics like “Pitch black, pitch crack. Bite. Claw. Scratch. Cause the pigs and the rats cooperate in the traps. Republicans, Democrats, Goldman & Sachs, keep the meat on the table, but the floor get the scraps. I’m on the floor where the poor people at, victims wear the denim, perpetrator wear the slacks. The C.C.A. got blacks on racks and Bob Barker supply the clothes on they backs. B.E.T. teaches our kids how to act, E.B.T. gets them they meals and they snacks. The I.M.F., N.Y.S.E., Nasdaq, make the world bank god, so we all pray to black” that make “RuRemArm” a scathing account of the current state of affairs within the black community. Click the link below to pick up Miles Garvey, for that you will not be sorry.