One of my favorite underrated Emcees Has-Lo, has one of the dopest tracks produced by Apollo Brown. This track was a remixed version of the song Limit, now titled Hindsight. The new version from Apollo is a striped down and haunting affair that puts Has' man on the edge lyrical display in focus. The occasion? MMG released Has-Lo's critically acclaimed debut album "In Case I Don't Make It" on limited edition 180 gram vinyl.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Friday, April 28, 2017
It's been awhile since we featured other genres of music but when we do it's always some dope underground s#$! Jeff Bradshaw has been a beast in the game for a minute now, his trumpet playing takes me back to Mo' Betta Blues. On this track Jeff is featuring Robert Glasper one of the dopest pianist in the game, the jazzy vocals of Eric Roberson and the sweet melodies of Tweet. Now this is REal R&B music, something that is hardly ever played on the radio.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
ILL BILL single release Exploding Octopus off of his new solo LP, "THE GRIMY AWARDS" LP was a 2013 classic. It featured HR of Bad Brains, A-Trak, El-P, Jedi Mind Tricks, OC, Cormega, Meyhem Lauren, Q-Unique, Shabazz the Disciple & Lil Fame of M.O.P. + production by DJ Premier, DJ Muggs, Pete Rock, Large Professor, Beatnuts, El-P, Ayatollah, and MoSS. ILL BILL always has a conscious message in his lyrics but this time he brought "The Dream Team".
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Rarely do you ever see a collaboration like this especially coming out of Nigeria. I remember when artist from the States would come together like this, but those days are long gone. Another unique thing about this track is that all the females (Mz Kizz, Pryse, and Phlow) are rappers while the one male Pasha is a singer. I don't remember seeing this many talented females on one song since "Ladies Night" off the Lil Kim's LP. How many female rappers you know can spit in multiple languages? Not to mention Teck-Zilla's the producer who brings this dope ensemble together. It's becoming very apparent to me that artist from other countries show more appreciation for the art of HipHop than we do.
Monday, April 24, 2017
I was a bit late on the birth of the Chance The Rapper and Childish Gambino debut movement. But eventually I caught up realizing these guys were really talented lyricist and not some new gimmick. I usually give an artist about a 6 months to see if the are the real deal some artist get a quicker judgement like Kendrick Lamar and Joey Bada$$.