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.
Freestyle Fellowship’s Self Jupiter & producer Bionik will be dropping an EP this summer. To keep the fans appetite quenched, they drop “Don’t Say Nathan”, a bass heavy deep track. Self Jupiter is in vintage form showing what makes him one of the best to call the west coast home. Groomed in the Los Angeles underground, Jupiter has been heavily influential in the hip-hop scene there. From Project Blowed to Good Life to Yoshi’s, there is not a stage that Self Jupiter has not blessed in the city. Bionik has been working with Jupiter’s bandmate, Aceyalone, bringing his own distinct sound to the cityscape.
Self Jupiter (Freestyle Fellowship) & Kenny Segal (Team Supreme/HellFyre Club) are known collectively as The Kleenrz and they create great music. Jupiter is a seasoned veteran who can rhyme over anything with a beat and teaming up with Kenny Segal has brought out some of the best in the Project Blowed OG. L.P. coming soon. This is Los Angeles hip-hop music.
ACEYALONE spits his Dart verse accapella
Self Jupiter also spitting his Dart verse accapella
Myka 9 accapella version of “This Right Here” verse….WHAT!
P.E.A.C.E. verse from “Step 2 The Side”, alos done accapella style
These verses accompanied with beats can be found on the brand new Freestyle Fellowship album The Promise