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Elzhi's "Elmatic" is Fairly Awesome.

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Here. Shut Up Kianga. 🙂

You should already know, but if I don’t tell you this or post it up, Kianga will disown me. Like I told you she would here. Basically, built around Nas’ certified Hip Hop classic “Illmatic,” Elzhi sonically demonstrates why he is the best thing to come out of whats LEFT of Slum Village.

Click here to get it from XXL and whatnot.

Enjoy.

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May 23, 2011 at 4:06 pm

This is the Official @ZOOLAY Appreciation Post.

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So The Best of the West combine to make some nice hip hop tracks. After teaming up with The Beatnuts (and maybe Chino XL), ZOOLAY is hard at work creating another nice mixtape for you to review. You go download that, I’ll post up what little videos they have (work on that guys, social media director is YELLING at you) for you to enjoy.



p.s. The boys ARE looking for a Videographer to get their youtube game up a bit. If your down… holler at their twitter account. They’d love to meet up with you.

So Danny Brown signed with Fools Gold. Its about time.

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I was a little late, but I fell in love with Danny Brown after his verse on “Round of Applause,” a track from Black Milk’s Album of The Year (accurate album title alert).  So after my girl Katie and the homie House Shoes chewed me out a few weeks ago for not having all of Danny’s mixtapes and previous workings, they quickly got me caught up that is the epic glory that is Danny Brown. With an aggressive vocal style, ill lyrics and even better punch lines, It only took me listening to The Hybrid and Hot Soup a few times for me to realize that he is a part of The Truth and The Future. The Way and The Light.
So no sooner than I find this dude and fall in love with his flow and delivery do I find out that he signs up with Fools Gold for a distribution deal. And he sounds excited to be there. Quote Danny and Swipe from iHipHop.com:

So Danny Brown just stopped by the office and revealed to me that he is signing with Fools Gold Records.  To be honest I was a little surprised, but that is a great look for him.  Since Cudder they have been a little quite (in hip-hop, that “Barbra Streisand” joint is killing it), and the Donnis signing was a misstep in my opinion.  A-Trak & Nick Catchdubs are excellent and at bringing music to people who don’t merely concentrate on the genre of hip-hop, and I think that although Danny is on some rappity rap sh*t he has the capability to appeal to people with diverse tastes in music.  Plus as Danny just eloquently told me, “Fool’s Gold has the bitches”.

So the future is looking bright for this kid right here. Should be good times. Find the links and enjoy.

p.s. If my photos aren’t loading right… its a side effect of the whole archival and moving of the website thing. Work with me. 🙂

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Sample Appreciation Post: You know, This @Houseshoes | Dilla Mixtape is Overwhelmingly Amazing. #DillaMonth

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When my boy said listen to this and spread the word, I knew it had to be  greatness. So I literally downloaded the link he tweeted out without even checking what it was. It turns out House Shoes, in all his amazing glory, has taken every Dilla sample that ever mattered in the history of Dilla samples… from the samples for Janet’s “Got ‘Til Its Gone” to Slum Village’s “Conant Gardens”/”Hoes” to Tribes “Find A Way ” (if you don’t like ATCQ’s “The Love Movement,” I’m silently judging you)….. and turned it into a glorious  hour and a half journey though the wonderland that is Dilla’s greatest sampled works. With 5 tracks equaling 11 to 18 minutes in length, it’s basically an hour of unspoiled KICKASSEDNESS.

Download the glory by clicking here. Then LOL with me at the awesome that is the House Shoes Album Covers. Absolutely No Blasphemy-0.

Now this is a King James I can get with.

 

Sample Appreciation Post: You know, This @Houseshoes | Dilla Mixtape is Overwhelmingly Amazing. #DillaMonth

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When my boy said listen to this and spread the word, I knew it had to be  greatness. So I literally downloaded the link he tweeted out without even checking what it was. It turns out House Shoes, in all his amazing glory, has taken every Dilla sample that ever mattered in the history of Dilla samples… from the samples for Janet’s “Got ‘Til Its Gone” to Slum Village’s “Conant Gardens”/”Hoes” to Tribes “Find A Way ” (if you don’t like ATCQ’s “The Love Movement,” I’m silently judging you)….. and turned it into a glorious  hour and a half journey though the wonderland that is Dilla’s greatest sampled works. With 5 tracks equaling 11 to 18 minutes in length, it’s basically an hour of unspoiled KICKASSEDNESS.

Download the glory by clicking here. Then LOL with me at the awesome that is the House Shoes Album Covers. Absolutely No Blasphemy-0.

Now this is a King James I can get with.

 

DJ Premier + Diggy Simmons =

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hrrrrrm.

Damn right I’m intrigued. Its DJ Premier first and foremost. And then there’s Diggy, who turns out to be a fairly talented little man. Should be interesting. Dropped by DatPiff, like… right now… I’m downloading it and listening to it at the same time you are. So there’s no opinion to be had as of yet. But it shouldn’t be too disappointing.

Chick Here To download and enjoy.

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December 23, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Album and Sample Appreciation Post: Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left foot | The Son of Chico Dusty

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Boi, Stop.

Sound: Funk based lyrical Hip Hop ripe with horns and catchy hooks.
Album: Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left foot;  The Son of Chico Dusty (2010)

Why?
Because not only does Big Boi prove that on his own, he is a Hip Hop force to contend with, this is basically as close to an OutKast album as you’re going to get for a while. Filled with heaping servings of traditional home cooked Southern Hip Hop, Big Boi delivers not only decent tracks with guest appearances from T.I. to Janelle Monae to Jamie Foxx, but awesome lyrical content to boot. Who knew a song about shaking your ass would sound so verbally intriguing? I was just talking about Andre 3000’s awesome and his mixtapes… and then Big Boi drops this amazing on us.

You’ve probably already heard “Shutterbugg” but what you need to go listen to is “Tangerine,” “Hustle Blood” and the EPIC “General Patton,” which contains a magnificent sampling of Georg Solti’s “Aida”… Act 2, Scene 2. You can instantly hear the matching ‘Vieni, O Guerriero Vindice’ in Italian when the song goes on.

How I even knew that off the bat, I don’t know. But… yeah. (Nerd)

Pretty awesome what Hip Hop can do.

Go have fun.