It seems like every other week the trickery and fuckery reach astronomical levels…People are in a constant state of paranoia, depression, anger, fear and all types of awkwardness that I have yet to see in my lifetime thus far…America is literally burning..London is burning..
I recently expressed some of my frustrations regarding the “system” to my very wise mother who endured heavy turbulence during the civil rights era….She simply replied, “What are you going to do about it”?….
She was right…Fuck the talking, fuck the griping and debating with motherfuckers…Simply, “What are you going to do about it”?
With so much fluff and trendy nonsense going on in the so-called sneaker game- it’s nice to go back to the original recipe on some back to the future type shit..I’m talking Ellesse, Fila, Lotto, Asics, Le Coq Sportif, Travel Fox, and motherfucking Diadora….For instance these V7000xSlam Jamx Ronnie Sieg’s are straight up dangerous on many levels..
Go track down a pair and tell them the grimy kid from HIP HOP BATTLEFIELD sent you jack !!!!!
NOWAAH has been around for a minute, but he really came across my radar when my brother ARCHITECT collaborated with him on the TRIFE LIFE MATHEMATICS album…This recent project he did with DEWER is on the dusted, bugged out, unorthodox tip that made my ears perk up…
To this day it trips me out when I hear my music on peoples playlist, mixes, etc..When it happens I instantly flashback to when I first started my musical journey as a kid and what I wanted to accomplish for myself..It’s been a interesting journey and I still have a tremendous amount of love and respect for the craft..Unlike many of my contemporaries I feel like I am getting better and more dangerous with time – I still push myself, and remain a student that is eager to learn more while improving on my current skill set…I think you can hear it in the music, if you listen carefully..
I’m thankful and grateful for any support I have received thus far, it truly motivates me to stay focused…Recently “Snake Mode” was featured on the “HEAT” mixtape by SURGE (Hands of Time)…Big up SURGE it is appreciated- if you haven’t heard the mix yet, give it a listen troopers…
Common – Watermelon
Da Fat Cat Clique – Da Flow
Jace – Ghetto Star
Gang Starr – Bless The Mic
Natural Elements – Life Ain’t Fair
Skyzoo & Pete Rock – Homegrown
Mac G – It Ain’t All Sweet
DJ Spinna – Lights Out ft. John Robinson
Blu & Damu – Both of Them
The Good People – Everybody in The Place ft. Large Pro
Professor P & DJ Akilles – Killing Time ft. A.G.
Yah Supreme – Live at The Improv
Drasar Monumental – Snake Mode
A Tribe Called Quest – Conrad Tokyo
Godfather Don – Kick The Ballistics
Jazz Spastiks & People W/O Shoes – Listen
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – If It Ain’t Rough It Ain’t Right
ADAGIO – Poetry to Infinity
Truth – New Type of Something ft. Sean Price
ALLAH – The Massive
The Legion – For You
J Wade & Product – You Are
It’s obvious things have been a little slow on the BATTLEFIELD compared to my usual output…But don’t trip family I’m about to return to my usual programming and keep the pressure extra heavy over here…
We are currently dealing with a so-called pandemic and many people are acting like complete zombies…I’m not going to unveil my feelings on this topic- it seems like everybody and their mother are a doctor/psychologist/no it all/nurse/teacher/prophet/private investigator/Noble peace prize winner/ ultimate conspiracy theorist….
Truth be told, I’m just going to be quiet regarding these matters and strive to accomplish my goals…All these opinions and mass information vessels could easily distract you if you let it…FUCK THAT- live your life and socially distance yourself from suckers and bad minded people (YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN DOING THAT A LONG TIME AGO-HA)..
To help motivate you and give you strength- do yourself a favor and fully absorb the “GAS MASK BEATS” instrumentals VENDETTA VINYL
released a few years back…
DRASAR MONUMENTAL · GAS MASK BEATS 7
Motherfucking GODFATHER DON is the special guest on the recent episode of HHV RADIO…If you would like to FFWD straight to the interview section- it starts at the 19 minute mark..
That dude from the 206 (Seattle) SPECS WIZARD is back on the set with some new treats…Once again he is behind the boards and the mic device for more of that dusted out type shit that he is known for…
Half instrumentals / Half rhymes…
1.Pirate Tax 03:05
2.Walks To Temple 05:19
3.And Yeah 02:29
4.Lovin’ You 02:39
5.Cold Chemistry 02:08
7.Mash Monstr 03:44
“It has been 9 years since I’ve recorded at home. I forgot how fun it was. more to come..
released April 17, 2020
written, produced, recorded and mixed by SPECSWIZARD on quarantine in Ballard”.
The long awaited documentary about SUNZ OF MAN member, “Hell Razah” is now making the rounds..I’m thankful this project has finally hit the light of day…Go track it down and catch some truly inspirational energy troop..
PEEP THE TRAILER-
It’s practically impossible to fuck up a strictly GHOSTFACE & RAEKWON mixtape…These two have so many burners in the stash that its ridiculous..Those dudes from out of France (Built To Last) hit us off with almost two hours of Shaolin heaters !!!!!
So many dope record labels have vanished into thin air over the years…The READY ROCK label out of Philly released some heavy releases in the early 2000’s and just disappeared without a trace unfortunately….
Out of their many releases, JAPHIA LIFE’s “Page Of Life” album was noteworthy but somehow it slipped through cracks…His social commentary bars laced with a righteous outlook still sounds solid to my ears…PEEP.
HIP HOP BATTLEFIELD’s TOP PICK – “Precious Memories”…
My cuzzo PEZO recently hit the vaults to unveil a mix session dedicated to our comrade PRIZE ONERZ (RIP)…We miss you young king, the world hasn’t been the same since you were taken from us…
Salute to the almighty GFC CREW..
Artwork by KUFU..
All types of wild shit popping off so far in 2020…Instead of yelling some post – apocalyptic, paranoid type shit, I’m just going to try to maintain and keep my morale up regardless of things I can’t control…
A major part of this mind frame is delving into music like usual…
That dude from Q.B. BLAQ POET adds another piece to his catalogue with the release of “Simon Phoenix”…Here is my top ranking cut from the album “F.O.H”..
Produced by Blaq Poet.
Out of the collabs that Clark’s have done for the Wallabee series (Doom, Raekwon, Supreme, Staple, etc), my absolute favorite is the ATOMIC Wallabee collab with one of my personal heroes, Mr. FUTURA 2000…It will cost you a pretty penny to track them down, but if you do, consider yourself a lucky man..
Remember when PETE ROCK & BUCKWILD had the remix game on smash ?
From “Rock On”, to the “Damn” remix, to “MVP” remixes and a slew of other gems- BUCKWILD was officially that dude for a number of years…You can hear a glimpse of that utter brilliance on his latest instrumental project “Abandoned Beats”, but to be honest, I think he should have put a little more time and energy into this joint…
If your on the hunt for some somewhat new rawness- that kid from Long Island LISAANDRO has been dropping some pretty nasty joints for a minute now….On “My Allies Died Early” he flexes his extreme, muLti- syllable approach over solid production…Give it a listen troopers…
1) King Me – (produced by J-Es)
2) Niggas Got Plans – (produced by TCOR)
3) @Panamanian_Dro – (produced by Lisaan’dro)
4) NY Headlines – (produced by Leaf Dog)
5) Shaquille- (produced by e.l.e.m.n.t for Koncrete Jungle Muzic)*
6) Tek Buddy Bitch – (produced by e.l.e.m.n.t for Koncrete Jungle Muzic)
7) Sometimes I wish I was a Square – (produced by Sally Ghost)
8) Aromatherapy – (produced by JLVSN)
9) Unconditional – (produced by Leaf Dog)
10)The Helping Hand – (produced by TCOR)
11) I Regret It All – (produced by JLVSN)^
12) Real Nigga Vision ft. Flashius Clayton (produced by JLVSN)
13) My Allies Died Early – (produced by Flashius Clayton)
All songs written & arranged by:
All songs recorded mixed by : SP for Fose Images
“Real Nigga Vision” mixed by: The Last Composer
All songs mastered by : Joe Gibbs
Executive Produced by : Flashius Clayton
*-bass guitar played by : Flashius Clayton
^- MIDI bass and keys played by: Flashius Clayton; additional MIDI bass programming by EARDRUM (Qthree)
“Sometimes I Wish I Was a Square” sample curated by That Dun Bud
Dedicated to the loving memory of Steven (LSD) Lowery, Brian (B-Flat) Daniels, Crack Val, Hempstead KIP, John Issac, Rolando (Uncle Relly) Wareham Sr., Gee from Corona & Courtney Mason.