Tuesday, November 25, 2014

De La Soul "Get Away" (Ft.The Spirit Of Wu Tang) - Official Video

 De La Soul is the perfect of example of when being original in HipHop pays off in the long run.  Since 1987 De La Soul has been blessing the Mic with their own style of lyricism.  De La was the first HipHop group I could relate to, being a "Fashion Misfit" myself the song "Me, Myself And I" was my anthem.  Besides my cousin Tai there weren't too many people who dressed like us back then.  Their new track "Get Away", is probably the dopest use of a sample I've ever heard.  Checkout the video below once again De La reminds the people what REal HipHop is all about.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Akua Naru - "The Block" - Okayplayer Live Perfomace (Video)

Akua Naru is back on the block. And in this "live & aflame" session backed the DigFlo band and singer Drea D'Nur, Akua shows the world why she is an Okayplayer-to-watch, commanding the mic and weaving complex counterpoints to the live ensemble into the cadence of her rhyme like a Grammy-winning industry vet, rather than a fresh face in this whole live hip-hop movement. Watch for the sax solo and make sure you stick with this song right through to goose-bumpy conclusion at the 7 minute, 26 second mark. You'll be glad you did.  This is not just HipHop but music at it's best, something else you won't find on the radio.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Rapsody - "Generation" (Ft. Mac Miller & Jared Evan) - Audio

Here’s something from Rapsody’s off her Gangsta Grillz mixtape entitled “She Got Game”. That joint featuring Wale Dark Knights is off the chain too. Both are 9th Wonder produced tracks this one is featuring Mac Miller and Jared Evan below. “She Got Game”

Saturday, November 22, 2014

ILLClinton - "ILLfluential" - Official Video

Atlanta Underground HipHop is alive and well. The exceptional new duo, ILLClinton, consists of two brothers from the Northside: Blake Belair (the producer) and Brennan P (the artist/producer).The ILL brings you an inside look to the recording of "ILLfluential" off of their debut mixtape, ILLANTA (DatPiff.com). The visual shows Brennan ripping the Blake Belair instrumental at Ross Studios in North Atlanta

Friday, November 21, 2014

Action Bronson - "Water Sports" (Prod. by Harry Fraud) - Audio

‘I’m always dunking on Dikembe Mutombo’
Harry Fraud throws up the alley-op once again for your favourite chef-turned-lyrical food connoisseur Action Bronson in the summer fueled track “Water Sports”. It’s all-star stuff.
We don’t know exactly how Action would fare in a one on one with Dikembe (he is 7″2…) but one thing for sure is the consistent material he’s been putting out over the last couple of years. “Water Sports” is another testament to this and while it might well be a left over from Saaab Stories, a true chef like Bronson knows not to let anything go to waste.
If you haven’t already, make sure you treat yourself to Action Bronson and Harry Frauds joint effort Saaab Stories; one of the best releases of the year so far.