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.
There are so many MC’s that emerged from the late 80’s – early 90’s that could still make waves in the NOW era if they have access to the right beats…TRAGEDY is fully capable on the mic, but for years he decided to rock over mediocre production that actually took away from his greatness with the bars….
Thankfully on his newest release he teamed up with those cats rocking out of Japan (South Paw Chop) for a lovely, sure shot 7 inch head nodder…
PEEP- LIMITED TO 350 COPIES…
Applejac (ATL) recently gave LEX BOOGIE (BX) the remix treatment…Check in if you know what’s best for you trooper!!!
1.Sergio Valente 02:12
2.Stop Playin Mookie 02:13
The DUALISMO SOUND label has been dropping some heavy treats throughout the years…Their latest release should activate your groove morale antennae…
2019 has been a year stacked with an avalanche of releases…Green Llama reppers DECAY & TONE LIV connected earlier this year for the “Gas Station Sushi” album…
1.Arrival (Intro) 00:41
2.Deathsport feat. Defcee 03:36
3.Cloudy Days 01:51
6.Never Lose Hope 02:26
9.Lock & Key 02:20
11.Beware feat. Miilkbone 03:18
When I think about the diverse palate of music I was subjected to in my household growing up, I feel extremely lucky….One day my father could be deeply submerged into Reggae tunes…The following day he could be rocking some off the wall Jazz fusion shit..
I vividly remember analyzing Steely Dan album covers in my living room…Whenever he would play one of their selections I can a recall a heavy feeling of melancholy rush over me…Something about their material always reflected deep sadness and reflection to my ears….
After all these years of being a fan of the group I have never heard Donald Fagan speak until now (Grabbed his book Eminent Hipsters a few years back, go track that down if you know what’s best for you)….I highly recommend that you peep the legend delve into all types of jewelry for 45 minutes….RIP Walter Becker.
I miss the days when people would actually take time out to absorb an album before critiquing it and giving their little two cents…I’m well aware that with new technological developments most people are in full blown multi-tasking mode- which makes it somewhat difficult to focus on one thing for an extended period of time…
But I truly believe great records unveil different jewels with repeated listening…After giving Vitamin D’s latest record “Mama’s Basement” some decent burn front to back, I have to give the triple threat from Seattle the two thumbs up treatment….
*Wish he would of kept the singing / sanging off certain tracks which is a personal pet peeve of mine..HA!
“This album is a tribute to my old neighborhood (The CD) & a description of how it was when I lived in my mom’s basement. I employed a lot of the production methods that I used in the late 80’s when I 1st started messing around with records & samplers. You may notice skips,clips,things going off time or the fact that most of this stuff is not on a tempo grid. This is intentional. I allowed the same mistakes I made when I was 1st learning how to do this. Even used a hand held on a couple songs. It felt good to be this free. I hope you can feel the love”. Enjoy! – TallHomey
I’m still here G….After 12 years of blogging relentlessly, I had to fall back for a second due to my schedule at work, a newborn child, getting “Hardcore Overdose Sessions” out there, relocating to another house, and all types of other “life” shit that is not only time consuming but extremely draining….
Things will go back no normal on HHB Nov 1st….Salute to everyone that knows what fucking time it really is….
BORNDAY WRECK ALERT-
Alright troopers here it is…”Hardcore Overdose Sessions” launching off…Vendetta Vinyl will be shipping the wax, CD versions starting today worldwide (digital available by Friday)…I’m not going to go into a long tirade – if you have been tracking the movement over the years, than you already know what the fuck it is…If you haven’t – let me give you a hint – straight RAWNESS with no preservatives, additives, trickery, or tinker bell beats….
THE FINE ART OF SURVIVAL 2
THE FINE ART OF SURVIVAL 2-INST
HARDCORE OVERDOSE SAMPLER –
Next up is the exclusive “Nuclear Waste Beats” project..If your on the hunt for some extra BBoy moral- look no further you just found it….Expect the unexpected, but make sure you strap on your war helmets before listening….
RHYMES, BEATS, SCRATCHES- DRASAR MONUMENTAL
-MIXED BY PIET DEMOLITION DALMOLEN & Drasar Monumental
-ARTWORK BY SONNY WONG & CAWZA ONE & KUFU
MUCH THANKS FOR YOUR TIME AND SUPPORT…
DRASAR MONUMENTAL / GFC / NO JUGAMOS/ GET BIZ KIDZ / BOX CUTTER BROTHERS/ VENDETTA VINYL / HIP HOP BATTLEFIELD
How do I even start this one ?
Most of you know of me from the beats I have dropped over the years (GMV TRILOGY, AH1,AH2 with my brother MFGRIMM)…Some of you associate me with DJ’ing…But many of you heard me rhyme for the first time on the BOX CUTTER BROTHERS 4 project with my ace AYATOLLAH, even though I have been rhyming for the majority of my life….DRASAR is a acronym for DANGEROUS – RHYMES – ASSASSINATE – SUCKERS – AT – RANDOM and I have always took my penmanship serious, just like I do with beats and Dj’ing…
When I came up – my crew was obsessed with mastering more than one element, and to this day I still carry that with me, and I always will…
About a year ago I started the journey of crafting “HARDCORE OVERDOSE SESSIONS”..My goal was to rhyme the most disturbing bars over the nastiest beats ever recorded in the history of music…
The first version of H.O.S. was so depressing and dark I had to start completely over because it was starting to bug me out….I needed to go back to the drawing board and keep the darkness balanced and add more color and texture or the project was going to sound like a redundant, one trick pony (How cats get away with this approach in 2019 is mind boggling to me)….
So I took my time and quietly created concepts, explosive scratch patterns, detailed rhymes, unpredictable production, and a dash of that extra seasoning to highlight my penchant for drama without sounding like a typical, disgruntled, loud mouth savage….
I know in my heart I fully accomplished my goal- and on June 24th (My Bornday) the world will get to hear me in top form with the beats and rhymes….Vinyl, CD & Digital and I am truly happy as a motherfucker…”Unpredictable” is the first leak – and if you have love for the kid, make sure you spread the word, just like I have for others for the last 10 plus years on HHB…HAHAHA…
Nah, but on the serious side – if you fuck with it- do the right thing and pass the heat along like any self-respecting B-Boy is supposed to do….Big up to everyone out there that has supported over the years- you are appreciated..
Be on the lookout for the album sampler very soon-
When it comes to grimy, DIY, dusted out, distorted, scratch avalanche, bleak, off kilter type shit – TENSHUN deserves a trophy for staying true to himself in the current fluffy commercial climate….This dude was putting out tapes way before this “new era retro cornball” influx..He was doing his own lathe cuts way before some of these cats even knew what the fuck a lathe was…
On his latest release “Occult Manuscripts” he keeps it ugly as usual…
When most people involved with the Hip Hop nation think of Clark Wallabee’s they instantly associate the Clark staple with WU TANG (which is understandable), but when I think of Clarks and all of the desert boot hybrids and such- I instantly flashback to the Jamaican rudeboy stronghold on the brand…
Recently Clarks made a huge power move by collaborating with HAVEN for the Gore-Tex Ballistic Wallabee collection….Go scoop up a pair before they vanish for good duke!!!!