Monthly Archives: October 2011
“Did You Miss Me” is a natural follow up to “Hot Sex and Cold Wine” and boasts one of Yung Clova’s strongest appearances. The contrast of delicate piano and booming 808s just agrees with his whispered cadence. G-Side don’t need to venture too far left to make great music. Sphere:..
It always felt to me like everybody was fronting and acting bigger than what they actually were. For me to be around them, it looked like I was doing the same thing. Let’s say you sitting in a room and you know you washed your ass today. Picture you sitting..
Freddie Gibbs’ signing to Young Jeezy hasn’t prevented him from working with artists like Joker, but Gibbs and Jeezy’s songs together have all fallen short of Gibbs’ standards. “On My Shit” with CTE artist 2Eleven reverses that trend with both artists giving their very best double time flows. “On My..
Producer Quelle Chris’ album Shotgun & Sleek Rifle is due out November 15 with appearances by Danny Brown, Roc Marciano, House Shoes, and Big Tone. In other words, a concentrated shot of ice pick/brass knuckle rap. Sphere: Related Content
It takes a lot to get my lazy ass out of the house. A DJ Premier set and free french fries constitutes a lot. Re:Generation is a documentary in which five DJs collaborate with artists well outside their respective genres. DJ Premier worked with Nas on a song with the..
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cADZtDHI9s&feature[/youtube] The asian-american electronic juggernaut known as the Far East Movement is back for another go around. This time recruiting the M.I.A. endorsed & Baltimore raised Rye Rye to the sing the hook on this track off their next album (dropping next year). FEM has carved out a nice little..
The Roots always have great singles and they tend to pick guests that are both buzzed about and talented. They got a verse from Wale for “Rising Up” back when he was positioned to be the next big thing and they got Big K.R.I.T. for “Make My,” where he atones..
Hubert Daviz’ Proceduri De Rutina is one of my favorite instrumental albums. It’s 30 minutes of bold but intuitive Romanian jazz flips, the kind of beautifully esoteric project that makes beat heads swoon. He has a new album with his fellow German Hulk Hodn dropping October 21 (November 4 digital),..