Monthly Archives: July 2010
When J57 told me in January that the Brown Bag AllStars intended to outdo everyone, I brushed it off as rapper-talk. But recent music from the collective suggests they might make good on their promise, in NY at least. Disillusioned lovers of East Coast boom bap, pay attention. There’s something..
It’s getting to the point where vagina needs its own category on ML. I mean, vag rap almost constitutes a subgenre. “Vagina” speaks to hip-hop’s ability to laugh at itself. Royce is one of the most talented rappers alive and here he is blacking out about lady parts. Off The..
Mayer Hawthorne’s music videos consistently kick ass. When I saw the wobbly cam in the opening shot, I feared for a second that it would be on some discount video bullshit. But then the video launched into a choreographed, minimally edited, one-shot pageant of sunbathed happiness that made me wish..
ML had the pleasure of listening to the new album from DJ Muggs and Ill Bill, Kill Devil Hills. The listening session took place at DJ Premier’s studio Headqcourterz where DJ Eclipse graciously played host for the evening, treating us to free pizza and assorted beverages (the ingredients for a..
Meet FKi, an Atlanta duo who have crafted the soundtrack to your next party. Refer to the “Red Cup” video after the jump to get an idea of the fun you could be having by listening to FKi. If these three tracks are any indication, their upcoming project Zoolandish should..
Surefire way to attract the attention of hip-hop blogs? Enlist Curren$y. Spitta sounds extra comfortable on this bonus track off Boston rapper Sam Adams’ EP Boston’s Boy. The cover makes my eye twitch a little. Download: Sam Adams – Fly Jets Over Boston (ft. Curren$y) (produced by produced by Xperiment)..
North Carolina collective Kooley High absolutely bodies a subdued jazzy beat with the most incisive of punchlines. Their new shit Eastern Standard Time drops July 27. Hopefully this gem isn’t a fluke. Download: Kooley High – Ya Time’s Up (produced by Foolery) via kooleyHigh Sphere: Related Content
35 tracks deep, 6th Sense’s new tape is a bullish statement of his talent and versatility. His sound is clean, crisp, and practically begging to be populated with lyrics. Rappers, throw away the shitty beat tape you’re currently listening to and contact this man. “Losing My Mind” is especially fearsome...
Kid Daytona is equal parts witty and cocky on “On the Hill,” the first single from his upcoming mixtape Interlude. Besides the addition of a quick Beatles sample at the beginning, producer 6th Sense doesn’t change much from the original sample (Oliver Sain’s “On the Hill,” which you may remember..