Monthly Archives: October 2008
Braille, alongside Ohmega Watts and Othello, rolls with Lightheaded, and this week dropped a new track with S1 (a personal favorite from The Strange Fruit Project). This region of the country has been rolling out distinct and provocative hip-hop all year long, and this effort is no exception. “Frankenstein” is..
Via Nah Right Three of my favorite rappers bullshitting at Budden’s house. Royce really never takes his shades off, huh? There’s more at Budden’s YouTube channel. Sphere: Related Content
This is easily the best thing I got out of CMJ Week. I met Magestik Legend at Fat Beats. I was talking to the crew there (what up to DJ SAV*ONE and The Audible Doctor, who produced the Brown Bag AllStars joint from awhile back) and they passed me a..
Wow. It was a fucking honour to interview Black, who I can safely call one of my top 5 producers out there right now. Black Milk discusses his upcoming projects, different methods of making beats, and his favorite soul records. ML: Hey man, how you doing? Black Milk: What’s going..
I didn’t make it to a lot of shows during CMJ, so this was one of the only actual performances I saw. Thes One and Double K came through and rocked Fat Beats retarded. They did like four or five songs; three off the new album and then two requests,..
Q-Tip is going on tour with a full band as well as DJ Scratch, The Cool Kids, The Knux and on some dates Pacific Division. Before Tribe’s set at Rock The Bells, Q-Tip rocked it solo for a minute and it was amazing. Dates/info: Date City/State Venue Info/Opener 11/05/08 Chicago,..
You know how most hip hop magazines will have that issue where they go back and gave perfect ratings (5 Mics, XXLs and what have you) to certain albums that they had given lesser ratings to before? You know, basically rewriting history to cover up their prior mistakes? Well, we..
This is the inside of Jean Grae’s “Love Thirst” single and despite intense analysis on my part, it makes no sense. If you can figure it out, I’ll tell you want KNOBBZ actually stands for. And just so this isn’t a complete waste of a post, here’s “Love Thirst” and..
I got an email a few days ago from Chicago emcee Nico B promoting this EP he put together. I don’t normally post stuff by people who don’t reach out to me directly, but this album is ill. Sabada Gigante is Nico’s tribute to salsa legend Hector Lavoe, produced entirely..