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.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Monday, November 24, 2014
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
Saturday, November 22, 2014
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.