Monthly Archives: June 2009
(image source) Marsha Ambrosius is following up on her excellent mixtape from earlier this year with Yours Truly: Revisitied. Former Aftermath producer Focus (who’s apparently going by TheRealFocus now) is at the helm once again and his production sounds as extravagant as ever. Download: Marsha Ambrosius – Heartbreaker (producer by..
I’m officially excited to hear Sacramento producer Lee Bannon’s mixtape Me & Marvin when it drops tomorrow. Every track will sample Marvin Gaye. Between this and the last song we heard, Me & Marvin is shaping up to be something special and not just formulaic soul samples. Download: Lee Bannon..
This is the first I’ve heard of Philadelphia producer/rapper Lushlife. The beat is great – a chopped up rock sample interspersed with vocal samples – but the verses leave something to be desired. Off his sophomore album Cassette City. Download: Lushlife – In Soft Focus (ft. Ariel Pink, Elzhi) Sphere:..
Tomorrow night come out to celebrate the release of 2 solid hip-hop albums, Blaq Poet’s Tha Blaqprint & DJ JS-1′s No Sellout. Be sure to check the dress code on the 2 fliers , as you might have to wear your timbs to work. Since we are so nice to..
Really, Jay? Boxes marked “Auto-Tune” exploding? I can’t be too mad, he got the OG T.I. to play his chauffeur and Jigga apparently plays cards with Harvey Keitel on the regular. And Kobe’s in there too. But still, there needed to be a teaser for this? Sphere: Related Content
The Brown Baggers spit that old New York rap. Get your fix. Download: Brown Bag AllStars – Live From the Nine (produced by DJ Skizz) Download: Brown Bag AllStars – Got It All (produced by DJ Dyllemma, cuts by DeeJay Element) Sphere: Related Content
RZA finally cleared the air regarding the Chamber Music album: “Chamber Music is NOT a new Wu-Tang Clan album — but it’s pretty close.” RZA told Billboard that the idea to make a vintage Wu-themed album without samples was producer Bob Perry’s idea. Instead, Brooklyn-based band The Revelations provides live..
A little catch-up on one of my favourites from the South, Killa Kill from the Ville, a.k.a. Killer Mike. Mike is smarter and better than your favourite rapper, and he’s been putting some fantastic tracks lately. There’s a few tags on these, but they’re mostly pretty quiet. “Pay Up” is..
(image source) How many mainstream rappers grab Elzhi for a track? I just got that much less embarrassed to call myself a Drake fan. Download: Drake – Think Good Thoughts (ft. Phonte, Elzhi) (produced by 9th Wonder) via FWMJ’s Rappers I Know Sphere: Related Content