All posts by daddyL

Braille and S1-Frankenstein.

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..

Logarhythmik remixes Cool Kids, supports Obama.

You might be quick to write this off as just another example of how comparatively awesome Barack’s supporters are, but that doesn’t do justice to this tape.  Inventive in its sampling, and commendable in its goal, this is the perfect soundtrack for the last ten days of the election.  If..

People Under the Stairs.

People Under the Stairs are near and dear to my heart.  Growing up in and around Long Beach meant PUTS was a requisite for any admirable party mix.  In fact, I think I could write a novel entirely about the life changing moments that resulted from “Acid Raindrops.”  This is..

Is Hip-Hop Tripping Over Its Own Roots?.

The candidacy of Senator Barack Obama has put the Hip-Hop community in a unique position to affect a national election.  What that position is, exactly, is unclear. Many have characterized Rap artists as petty agitators.  Know nothings, who talk for the sake of hearing themselves talk, and have nothing substantial..

New Cool Kids.

A couple new tracks from the coolest kids on the block (even cooler than the kidz on the block, but maybe not cooler than new kids on the block).  Also a Que B.I.L.L.A.H track featuring the duo and a beat that pops and sparkles like mikey’s watches.  Finally, check the..

Jake One-White Van Music.

Seattle producer Jake One has always been more interesting to me than similar producers.  He is a G-Unit affiliate and has done tracks with 50 and E-40, but he is also adamant about the underground scene.  Check out his thoughts on the unnecessary disparity between underground and mainstream hip-hop.  “What’s kind of weird about..

Source the Sample (Pt. 1).

Over the last few weeks I’ve been working a lot on a radio show that me and my buddy are putting on.  Consequently, my valued ML time has been cut short.  I figured I would share some of the efforts that I’ve been putting into the show.  Basically, we will..

You & Me released for five dollars.

If your a fan please take advantage of this.  The Walkmen have released their new album on for three weeks only.  Even if you’ve downloaded it already, check it out; its for a good cause.   “All donations go to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in honor of Luca Vasallo,..