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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.”
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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 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.
Comprehensive Beatdown is back with episode #25. This week Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G listen to Dr. Dre’s “Compton.” Releasing on the heels of the N.W.A. biopic “Straight Out of Compton,” Dre’s latest work is his first album since 1999’s “2001.”
The guys also check out a new track from Nozinja.
We’d like to thank our special guest this week, Cocky McFly.
Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G are back with Episode #22 of Comprehensive Beatdown, this week covering “Time Astonishing,” the collaborative album between producer L’Orange and legendary rapper Kool Keith. “Time Astonishing,” released by Mello Music Group on July 24th, mixes L’Orange’s signature beat-making style with the otherworldly raps of Kool Keith and a healthy dose of B-movie samples and science fiction themes to create a trippy record about space travel and physics. It’s heavy and fun at the same time.
The guys also check out a track off the new Romare album as well as brand new songs from friends of the podcast Marcel P. Black and PyInfamous.
First off, Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G would like to apologize for not having an episode posted for you last week. A valiant effort was made to record at Offbeat during Taco Tuesday on June 30th, but due to technical difficulties (the biggest difficulties yet) the recording did not come out. Episode 18 will forever be referred to as The Lost Episode. Comprehensive Beatdown encourages you to go check out the new Bilal album since we didn’t get a chance to discuss it for you last week.
Luckily, the guys are back in full force this week with “Free Weezy Album,” the newest release from Lil Wayne. On July 4th, Lil Wayne dropped the album as an exclusive to Tidal, one of the newest of the multitude of streaming options available to music fans (and also the one headed up by Jay Z). “Free Weezy Album” is the first full-length release by Wayne since his public falling out with Cash Money and features a bevy of guest appearances and producers.
The intro track is from “PeteStrumentals,” the most recent release from legendary producer Pete Rock, which dropped on June 23rd on Mello Music Records.
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.