Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Keeping in line with the cinematic theme from yesterday's last post, check out the new Roots video for "Fire" featuring John Legend. The music serves as a score for this mini-film. I'm a fan of movies with feels like this one, so I'm really digging this creative video. Check it out.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Along with being a big fan of music, I'm kind of a movie buff, too. I have an affinity for good cinematography. This clip below from the Illz out of Jersey gives me some good music and some great photographic work from director Kristopher Rey-Talley. Let me know what you think. Shouts to Vimeo for the link.
The link below is a track that's surfaced online recently from the one and only, Lauryn Hill. Its a cool little song. We need more of her. I hope this means she'll be putting something out soon! Shout out to http://www.okayplayer.com/ for the link!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Video: Ski Beatz feat. Mos Def – Cream Of The Planet
Ski is really doing his thing right about now. Check the link for his latest featuring Mos Def. 24 Hour Karate School is his recently delayed project which looks like a "must-cop" for me right about now. Dame Dash's Creative Control is looking like what we all thought Rawkus Records was back in the late 90s. At any rate, Mos goes in as usual and Ski's sample evokes emotion. He's got a knack for that (See Reasonable Doubt).
Thursday, July 15, 2010
On June 22, 2010, the Roots gift to us “How I Got Over”. This is album number 11. They give us another nice addition to their discography. The gems include “The Day”, "Fire", “How I Got Over”, “Radio Daize”, and “Web 2.0”. Again, the Roots push the envelope and give us an album that is undeniably hip hop, but one that does stretch out to other genres of music. No, not in a forceful way either. Its subtle and well crafted. Instead of screaming out “Hey, we’re influenced by good music of all genres!”, its, “Hey, this is us and good music from all genres help shape us as a group!”. (Yes, both of those statements should be yelled at the top of the lungs.) This is not a classic Roots album by any stretch, but its definitely a nice addition to their already legendary catalog. Below's a copy of the Pitchfork review of the album. They seem to like it, too.
How I Got Over
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
If you're anything like me, you search the net for another heater by Jay Electronica siting. (He just won't drop an album!!). Anyway, there was a siting today. Found this on http://www.hiphopgame.com/ and its an interesting pairing with Paul Wall, Raekwon, and Yelawolf. I can dig it though.
Note: This clip may contain explicit language.
Paul Wall f/ Raekwon, Jay Electronica & Yelawolf - Live It - HipHopGame.com
Monday, July 12, 2010
I thought about this old song from the "The Show" soundtrack. Its making my Monday more bearable. Classic joint. This was before I knew that Tip did alot of the production for the group. Love that beat! The link's here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcryQAY022k
Friday, July 9, 2010
If you like Bahamdia, this will be interesting to you. I'm a big fan and think she's one of the best out there in the female category. King Britt formerly of Digable Planets crafted the beat. Her latest album, "Good Rap Music" is on iTunes. If anyone's heard this album, let me know what's up.
This is something Pharoahe Monch posted to his Twitter today. I'm sure the rest of the upcoming album is this good. The new album is going to be called "W.A.R. (We Are Renegades)" and is supposed to be out this year. He's really slept on by too many people, so lets get the word out and support one of hip hop's most original emcees. Oh, and Diamond D is on the beat, so that's a bonus.
NOTE: This song contains some explicit language.
Its been a minute since we've gotten a new album from Bilal. Looks like in the near future, we'll have another offering to drool over from this unique artist. The link is a peak at the artwork, a tracklisting, and includes another link with a track by track review of the album. Shouts to http://www.okayplayer.com/ for the heads up.