“The Descendants” ft. Montage One is my top pick off that new KILLER BEN “SUMMER OF VINCE CARTER” project…Killer Ben has always been nice, even back in the “Emcee Killer / Exercise” days I felt that be brought some grimy bars to the table…PEEP.
I’m quite sure many of the Hip Hop Battlefield readers have heard the classic by the first Lo- Life on wax BOOSTIN KEV, “That Be Boostin” – but have you ever seen the video?…I seriously doubt it because it was uploaded for the first time a few weeks ago mysteriously….
This is truly a piece of Hip Hop history here, a certified archeological testament to the power of timeless music…..
Glad to see POWERULE still functioning in 2017…
You gotta give cats like this credit for staying dedicated to the craft regardless of current trends, cornballs flooding the market, and a total shifting of the so-called “industry” from when they initially dropped..
Peep the newness..”Glorify N Praise” / “Get Right” 7 inch..
I try not to post too many RIP dedications, but recently their were a few deaths that I have to mention on general principle…
PRODIGY- What a tremendous blow to the entire Hip Hop world…Like most of you I somewhat grew up on MOBB’s music and identified with their rugged no nonsense approach…Many of the so-called hardcore dudes repping today owe a tremendous amount to MOBB DEEP without a fraction of a doubt..Matter of fact a lot of dudes straight up bit their blueprints but could never quite match up to what the duo were dropping in the mid- late 90’s….
PRODIGY received heavy praise for a myriad of reasons, but one thing they never seem to talk about was his penchant for “attention grabbing” openers in his verses…He grabbed your attention as soon as he started rhyming by spitting wild shit that usually drew you right in….Too many MC’s waste time on the mic, we live in a ADD era where every bar counts, especially the first four in my opinion…If I don’t hear something fly within the first 30 seconds – I tend to keep it moving….
Back in 2010 I remixed some joints from MOBB’s catalogue just to push myself and see what I could come up with…When I was finally finished I felt the need to share it because I spent many nights tinkering, reassembling, re-editing, and all types of shit…If you haven’t heard it, give it some decent burn and catch a zone..
EDUCATED RAPPER- I guess I’m showing my age, but I vividly remember picking up UTFO’s first batch of singles as a shorty..When UTFO dropped I honestly felt that EMD was the best MC in the group, he had a way with his flow that was advanced, original, and highly skilled…Everyone talks about the “Roxanne, Roxanne era”, but the group put it out great material afterwards as well…
For instance, on “Life In The Projects” he flexes a deadly style that is worthy of heavy praise…
Since my bornday is coming up this weekend (June 24th), I’m going to start the celebrations early by launching a new batch of sinister instrumentals for all the true believers out there…Prepare for a barrage of ear shattering drum breaks, unpredictable wreckage, megabass, chop supremacy and all that other ugly shit…
Salute to my teammates for keeping the flames lit…
FEEL FREE TO SPREAD AROUND –
JET JAGUAR / PERCY CAREY / GINGERBREAD MAN / BUILD & DESTROY / GRIMM REAPER / also known as motherfucking MFGRIMM was the special guest on the DROP A GEM SHOW in Queens NYC last night….I was there with GRIMM when it went down but I played the background in order to properly soak up the jewelry…
In my opinion this has to be in the top 3 category when it comes to interviews he has done over the years…Do yourself a favor and give it a thorough listen troopers…
For every pair of kicks I copped over the years, I made sure to buy a book simultaneously just to balance the scales between materialism and personal growth and development…I’m glad I went about things in this fashion because my collection has helped me tremendously throughout the years…
CORMEGA is on the verge of dropping a book that I plan on adding to my library..”Understanding The True Meaning” will be released in the very near future so do not snooze cuzzo…..
In honor of the fifteenth anniversary of The True Meaning, which is coming up on June 25, Cormega teamed up with Brian Kayser to deliver an in-depth look at the critically-acclaimed album. Featuring lyrical breakdowns from Mega as well as commentary from those involved, including the producers and behind-the-scenes team. Understanding The True Meaning will not disappoint. Contributors include Alchemist, Buckwild, D/R Period, Hi-Tek, J Waxx Garfield, and of course J-Love, among others.
Cormega is doing a limited run of signed copies. Follow the PayPal button below to purchase your signed copy of Understanding The True Meaning. Copies will ship towards the end of June.
When it comes to production I never sample off of MP3’s (I have nothing against dudes that do, but for personal reasons when it comes to beats I only flip wax), but if I did there are plenty open, never rocked before drum breaks on this session by Russian DJ / producer ANATOLY ICE (RHYMES ARE MUTED)…..
Catch a groove…Please don’t sleep, highly recommended..
Since the GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS gave those Cavalier dudes the ultimate shock treatment last night, its only right I post up some strictly west coast type shit….HAHAHAAAAAA…Pseudzero is behind the decks on this session loaded with under the radar joints (WESTAKOASTA)…
Catch a zone.
75 minutes of westcoast underground hip hop mixed by Pseudzero.
This is a professionnally duplicate cd (cd-single format) with cardboard cover and shrinkwrap.
Incl. Log Cabin, Aceyalone, Hobo Junction, Awol One, Asia Born, Ras Kass, Extra Prolific, Ellay Khule, Emanon, Droop Capone, Blak Forest, Bored Stiff, BAAC, Subtitle, Saafir, Kool Keith, Ab Rude, Atban Klann, Dilated Peoples, L’Roneous, Plado, S.I.N., Volume 10, Self Jupiter, Sach, Zaire Black, Grouch, I Smooth 7 and lots more!
Even though I do not agree with everything said on this particular SUPER DUTY TOUGH WORK podcast, it was a interesting listening experience regardless…The topic this time around was centered around Hip Hop production ethics…
1..SHOULD PRODUCERS CHASE AROUND ARTIST FOR PLACEMENTS ?
2..SHOULD YOU ATTEMPT TO MAKE WHAT’S HOT RIGHT NOW ?
3..DO YOU HAVE TO BE VERSATILE AND HAVE A SIGNATURE SOUND ?
4..DO YOU HAVE TO SAMPLE ORIGINAL RECORDS ?
5..DO YOU NEED RAPPERS TO BE SUCCESSFUL ?
6..DO DOPE PRODUCERS MAKE WACK BEATS ?
7..SHOULD YOU ONLY WORK WHEN YOUR INSPIRED ?
8..DOES MORE GEAR EQUAL BETTER BEATS ?
9..SITTING ON BEATS WORKS ?
10..SHOULD YOU ONLY WORK FOR MONEY ?
When you lose close people in life you are never the same person, but when you lose close people in life due to senseless violence it really makes you question humanity in a different type of way….Today is / was my dudes Bornday and its very unfortunate that this case remains unsolved like so many others….
Its unfair man….
He had such a bright future that I truly believed he was the young battery that would propel the squad to new heights….Now all we have is memories, questions, heartbreak and unyielding angst to the perpetrators who would harm one of ours…Tony was talented beyond his years, luckily we still get to dissect his pieces and appreciate his artistry…..
Your still here –
As we patiently wait for the release of the posthumous project by KILLA SHA (The Shepard) – I’m glad we can always dive into his catalogue for a proper BBoy boost…Something about the way he rhymed screamed – foundation, rawness, experience and that extra spice that captivated my attention…
I’m not sure if you guys have been paying much attention, but LE COQ SPORTIF has been getting kinda slick with their color ways lately…The majority of the BATTLEFIELD readers out there probably haven’t checked for them since the late 80’s – truth be told the company never went under (like so many other thirsty brands from that time period)..Matter of fact these Spring 2017 “Great Reset : Eureka” joints in the above pic look official to me….
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Eureka model, the Eureka OG returns in three colorways: grey, navy, and off white/lavender. Each pair is designed with same focus on comfort, performance and functionality as the original. Leather and suede are combined on the upper while a color-blocked outsole gives the shoe its pop. Inspiration behind the name of the collection is symbolized and found through continual improvement of the sneaker.
It’s been a minute since I smacked you with some rare demo action, so without further delay lets get into this…
For some strange reason unbeknownst to me, SIR MENELIK was not included in the recent Dr. Octagon tour with Automator & Q-Bert which is a crying shame…Yeah, I know splitting up the tour bread four ways instead of three can be a Hip Hop hassle, but lets be honest – SIR MENELIK earned his slot on that project by introducing a whole new style, insane phrasing, and all that other “next shit” that had me bugging 21 years ago…
While pondering how wild it would be to see all four of these cats live, I stumbled onto some SIR MENELIK heat that most of you have never heard from that era…”She Got Stains On Her Draws” is bound to raise your Hip Hop antennas…
I’m going to transport you motherfuckers back to 1989 for a flick that is certified classic steez status..TIM DOG, TR LOVE, FRESH FRAN, LORD FINESSE, CARLOS GARZA, KOOL KEITH, AG, PREMIER, MOE LOVE & my manz MFGRIMM…
When I asked GRIMM about this joint he had no recollection of this picture or who took it…His main question was how and the fuck did I get my hands on it, I replied with a hysterical laugh and disappeared into the smoke !!!!