Really? I think he's great. Literally sounds like Ghostface but he's white, fat, and ginger.
Did you even listen to the tracks or did you just dismiss them?
I listened, why would you want somebody that literally sounds like Ghostface that isn't Ghostface? Shyne sounds just like Biggie but you don't go around bumping him do you?
Of course you do.
So are Shabazz Palaces and Sbtrkt related? Because I just read an interview with Butterfly where he said they spend a lot of time deciding on every aspect of their art, including packaging, and there's a face on the inner sleeve of Black Up that closely resembles the Sbtrkt album art. Sayin'.
Aesop Rock has a new crew....
The stage presentation of Aesop Rock’s new crew Hail Mary Mallon, which features emcee Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz, is one of relentless upbeat fun. Their caffeinated onslaught of back-and-forth rhymes hits like A Tribe Called Quest for the ADD generation. “Smock” quickly got the audience in convulsions with Wiz’s deft scratches serving as the exclamation point. When fists nearly flew between a couple plastered fratboys in the crowd shortly thereafter, Aesop was quick to call for peace and keep the show’s positive vibe intact.
“Daylight,” the abstract, be-your-own-God anthem which made Aesop a cult hero a decade ago, inspired hearing loss levels of sing along. This night, however, was all about the collaborative spirit between Aesop, Rob Sonic and freak folk impresario Kimya Dawson.
Dawson, who most will know as one half of the quirky Moldy Peaches of Juno soundtrack fame, uses her gonzo imagination to flesh out soul-cleansing ballads and children’s songs alike. Unfortunately, her rambling acoustic constructions were somewhat lost in the buzzing chatter of the sold-out Casbah. It took until the latter part of Aesop’s set for Dawson to reemerge victorious, trading verses with the San Francisco-based emcee as they lit Kettner Blvd. ablaze with the delightfully-sinister “Bats.”
Coachella 07 (the introduction), 08 (the bands), 09 (the documentary), 10 (the people i came with), 11 (the relationship test... we passed), 12 (whatever the weather, Dirty Epic forever), 13 (the year of the troll)
- PEARL JAM WHY YOU HATE COACHELLA? -
I wish Rick Rosses verse was longer on MONSTER and Jay-Z wasn't on it at all.
His shit was harrible.
Originally Posted by stinkbutt
This is seriously so much better than all that new shit you guys post.
Shout out to INS on the beat too.
The Cool Kids anyone? I'm liking them. Chi-town reprazent. I guess they started releasing tracks on myspace back in 07' but the album is finally out, some 4 years later.
I used to be a big fan. Saw them in UCR with like 10 people in 07. Took pics and talked with them. They played Detour that year.
Their music got stale for me. Chuck evolved as a producer but Mikey never evolved as an MC.
Young L dropped this Imogen Heap inspired mixtape "As I Float"
They just played two tracks and reviewed the album on a podcast I listen to. They (the hosts) kind of said the same thing but they really thought they were fun and could do much better than fill their album with so many guest spots. Apparently Pharrell takes over for a couple of songs and the album itself sounds cluttered. They recommended a burn it instead of a buy it and suggested they don't waste their time with guests next time becaues their back and forth vocals and old skool references are strong enough to survive on their own. I enjoyed both tracks they played.
Sounds like they should have dropped the album back then and kept making music instead of dwelling on the mix and guests.
The Bloody Beetroots song "Awesome" that they're featured on is, well, awesome.
8/27 Rock the Bells @ Shoreline
9/1 Amon Tobin @ The Warfield
9/30 DJ Premier vs. Pete Rock @ Mighty
It's not a hip hop podcast it's a music podcast. I've been listening to these guys on the radio for almost 20 years. I'm old. They are older. I think it's a very good show.
I like the Cool Kids a lot. Their production is ill, but the rapping I can take or leave. New album has some great songs and some completely skippable ones. I still like to play their EP from a while back.
A lot of you will probably hate this, but one of my new favorite rappers is ASAP Rocky (not to be confused with Aesop Rock). Trill shit.
Video came out today:
I never heard of Omni before but i'm listening to this today.
I guess this is the second time Tricky and Omni have worked together. I like the album, the beats are kind of dark and he's a good lyricist. I'm about halfway through my first listen.
Were you recently thinking.. "What on earth am I going to get my hip-hop lovin boyfriend for Columbus day"
Well here you go! Hip hop chocolates. He can now eat a milk chocolate ghettoblaster or maybe some dark chocolate shell toes. Enjoy!
Turning into one of my top 3 hip hop releases of 2011. Can't stop listening...
Friday Lou Reed, Modest Mouse,Beach House,Infected Mushroom, Johnny Marr,Wolfgang Gartner, Four Tet, TNGT, Earl Sweatshirt, Lee Scratch Perry, Dam Funk
the XX, New Order, Knife Party, Violent Femmes, SMD, Major LAzer, 2 Chainz, Danny Brown, Booka Shade, Bingo Players, Pusha T, Trash Talk
RHCP, Nick Cave, Vampire Weekend, Social D, Wu Tang,Eric Prydz, Lumineers, James Blake, Grimes, Raider Klan, Roni Size, Smith Westerns
New Curren$y mixtape.
If you don't like this song, you're probably a coward.