Yesterday I gave Sweden’s DJ Connect newest offering some burn (Well Connected)…If I had the opportunity to pick a single for vinyl action, I would have to roll with J-Ro for his inebriated wordplay on “Came In A Dream”….
Ever since my son / sun was born four years ago, I fell back on my shoe collecting (I would rather buy joints for him to rock now), but I have been seeing some things as of late that might pull me out of semi-retirement…
For instance, take a look at these Saucony “Jazz Pack” heaters with suede panels, perforated toe boxes, subtle leather accents and a breathable mesh tongue….OUCH…
Next up to bat is the Air Flight Huarache Premium “Love Or Hate Pack”….God damn….If these kicks don’t give you the shivers you might need to get your pulse checked…
“Sometimes, all it takes is a little change to make a big impact – just ask renowned designers Tinker Hatfield and Eric Avar.
With the simple notion that “less is more,” they would go onto change the landscape of basketball and cross-training with the creation of the Air Flight Huarache in 1992. Today, both revolutionary designs return to the culture’s forefront, while retaining what made them great.
A hardwood classic, the Air Flight Huarache emits cold tones with a reflective, all-black leather exoskeleton. Inspired by the fit of a waterski boot, a black neoprene inner-sleeve can be seen through mid-foot cutouts, reducing the amount of material while maintaining its structure. A speckled midsole with red accents around the heel and outsole add small punches of color”.
“These rappers having mood swings, skirts and skinny jeans / it hurts to see my kind sidetracked by such things”…
Those of you familiar with early 90’s LA underground Hip Hop know the name MEEN GREEN…On this new cut featuring Ganjah K (Now Days) the duo go for broke over buttery production…Maybe it’s just me, but he sounds like GRAND DADDY I.U somewhat, regardless I think this deserves some burn!
*New era producers take note…You don’t have to rock over a million different sample chops in one song, sometimes it’s better to find a ugly drum break no one has flipped before and let the MC fill in the gaps with his vocals…
I haven’t heard HAVOC sound this good in awhile…Be on the lookout for the release of “13 Reloaded” OCT 30th..
It’s unfortunate that most people in the United States do not realize that SKINHEAD culture has Jamaican roots…I will even go as far to say that their would be no such thing as a SKINHEAD if it wasn’t for the explosion of the rudeboy (Go check out the the 1968 documentary MAN ALIVE for further analysis if you want to get your studies up )….
Pete Smith provides the theme music for a dancehall takeover on this session entitiled, “ARE YOU READY FOR ROUGH & RUDE REGGAE – PART 2″….Do yourself a favor and check in with a quickness duke…
*Originally posted several years back…Please do not sleep.
Today, we pay homage to maybe one of our favorite group EVER.
The FREESTYLE PROFESSORS originate from Forest Projects in the South Bronx alongside rap legends Lord Finesse, Showbiz, Diamond D
and Fat Joe.
The crew was formed with one of the best rapper/producer in the game: Branesparker alongside ‘Don Q’ from the same projects
and a legendary DJ that used to be down with “Afrika Bambataa” named ‘Foxx.
They dropped their first EP in 1994 which became in 10 years one of the most revered underground records of ALL TIME.
A CLASSIC with the Showbiz produced track, “Down With The Freestyle Professors.”
Thirteen years later,they’re about to drop the highly anticipated lp “GRYME TYME”.
As an appetizer,Trinidad & Freddie Massif give you a taste of the work (past and present) of some of their heroes.
It includes classic,unreleased and exclusive material hosted by the original members : BRANESPARKER & GW. FOXXX.
Over 1 hour of REAL RAP by the BRONX GRYMIEST…Branesparker, Giff (formerly known as Geo), G.W. Foxx and J-Superia.
Oh yeah….NO bootlegs…you suckers
The RED LIFE crew from Toronto, Canada are mainly known for their sinister single, Who’s Talking Weight / The Night’s Young (Which is now selling for 175 dollars on Discogs), but they also dropped a full length “EXODUS PART 2″ that had a few choice joints on it..
My top pick would have to be “Bashment” which rocks a rudeboy, dancehall crasher type of feel….Fresh is the word.
I’m going to stick you in a time machine real quick and transport you back to Boston circa 1999….If you haven’t heard the “Cash Flow” EP by the mysterious outfit KAVASCI – here is your chance to bang out…
HIP HOP BATTLEFIELD TOP PICKS – “Isreal”, “Roulette”, and “Cash Flow”..
YOU KNOW THE MOTHERFUCKING DRILL!!!
“This is for the true Gang Starr heads that not only love the classic singles, but love the rarely played album cuts, B-Sides, rare collabos and not your regularly mixed records.
We wanted something to go along with the launch of our Official Gang Starr Shop and we will continue to keep the legacy going. Shouts to GURU and Lil Guru(KC), Lana, Justin, the whole Elam family and the Gang Starr Foundation for staying strong throughout the whole loss of our soldier, father, lyricist and MC”. Love can never be shattered and that’s what we bring everyday all day”.
Where do I begin ?
Were only weeks away from dropping the final installment in the GOOD MORNING VIETNAM trilogy (Nov25th)…MF GRIMM & I put so much effort into part 3 that it boggles my mind when I think about it..Not just the recording and production aspect, but the endless nights of remixing, edits, research, sequencing, layering, EQing, building, and all that other shit that comes with taking your music seriously…..
Peep a couple facts about the GMV trilogy that you might find interesting..
1..We spent years building before we decided to record together…
2..We were both in the studio at the same time – No email sessions and no flown in vocals..
3..All of the production derived from samples…Every hi-hat, every chop, every nuance, every beat was assembled from record samples….No sample kits, no keyboards, and no MP3’s were used whatsoever…
4..All types of unreleased heaters are in the stash – we MIGHT decide to drop those in the future (Were already working on new shit, stay tuned)..
5..MF GRIMM IS TOP 5 DEAD OR ALIVE…..PERIOD.
GMV-3 “The Phoenix Program” by MF GRIMM & DRASAR MONUMENTAL is now live for pre-order @ VENDETTA VINYL..Head over there to peep the cover art, tracklist, and snippets as well…If you still believe in the power of hardcore Hip Hop make sure you do the right thing and spread the word around..
LIMITED EDITION – 500 PIECES, CD’S, AND DIGITAL..
PAUL NICE delivers the secret society beat treats once again on the very explosive “International Digging” mix….Yeah, I do not understand all of the lyrics, but I can decipher funky material when I hear it troopers..
1.Visz a Vonat 02:59
2.First Lady 03:48
3.Rock & Roll Man 02:34
4.Checkin’ Out Your Love 02:35
5.Sleep Walking 03:43
6.Kinyujtom Kezem 03:17
7.What To Do 01:51
9.Ruda Funk 03:50
10.Scratch My Back 02:02
11.Soft Wind 02:09
13.Street Rondo 05:27
15.Close Shave 02:14
16.Les Passants Du Soir 02:43
17.Roses & Revolvers 03:41
18.Soul Trek 03:31
19.Crossfire (drum interlude) 00:06
I spotted this Stax Of Wax session by Mauz & Droppa at my man KD’s spot (DAILY DIGGERS)..This mix will help you get your Thursday morning morale in order troopers…Doubles, healthy doses of scratching, explosive selections, heavy breaks, and well thought out composition…
If your on the hunt for some brand new 2014 hardcore Hip Hop to rock your mixshow with, here is a new cut by THESE HANDZ, “New Word Order” – featuring JMega, Don Streat, and Macabeats with cuts by DJ Grasshoppa once again…
This time we bring you double trouble with 2 banging versions !
One by THESE HANDZ (Sparkii Ski & Dj Grazzhoppa),
and the 2nd by MIGHGAWD (True Masterz) .
Featuring JMega (from True Masterz)
and Don Streat & Macabeats (from Animal Pak)
STAY TUNED !
BORN INNA BUSH RECORDZ
released 20 October 2014
“In 1974, one of America’s most celebrated cultural figures declared graffiti as “the great art of the 70s”.Back then, thousands of teenagers were vandalising New York, in particular the subway system. Yet Norman Mailer described their “passion”, their “cool”, their “masterpieces in letters six feet high”.
Who were the teens behind the “tags” – now the veterans of the scene? Why did they create this movement? Were they even thinking about art, politics, protest – or simply writing their names on trains?
BBC Radio 4 meets some of those who defied the law (and their parents) and diced with death including pioneers such as Riff 170, Jester, Coco 144, Flint Gennari, and Tats Cru. Their efforts have been replicated far beyond New York – in art galleries and in the hands of Arab Spring protesters – and yet their aspirations were largely apolitical: they were chasing fame and the acceptance of their peers.
The programme explores the city’s complicated relationship with graffiti, which it appears to condemn and celebrate in equal measure. Former artists – or “writers” as they prefer to be known – revisit their old haunts and discuss why they believe they had a right to “tag”, “bomb” and “destroy” New York with markers and spray paint”.
Produced by Steve Urquhart
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.
The man with the ugliest voice in Hip Hop Mr.Big Twinz is back with more of that raw talk for your ear drums…
This time around he links up with the elusive beatsmith SEBB on “Thoughts On My Mind”…If you are unfamiliar with SEBB – He has produced joints for Jeru, Smiley The Ghetto Child, Prodigy, Kool G.Rap, Cage, etc..