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Check out Mos Def, Black Thought, and Eminem throw down with some badass rhymes while DJ Premier controls the wax. Pure dopeness:
My buddy sent this link in a while back and I finally sorted through the stack of emails in the inbox to get to it. I’m sure there’re still plenty of folks out there that haven’t seen this shizzle yet…so once again, TrendyInk’s got you covered…hehehe.
This is from the 2009 BET Music Awards. I gotta say, all three of these fooz tore tha sh!t up, but Mos Def and Black Thought really brought the ruffness. Props to Eminem for making a billion dollars and still bein down to throw down off the top. There’s plenty of example of MC’s that wouldn’t dare do that after blowin up.
CLICK to see more of the ‘cypher’. MC’s include KRS, Wale, Buckshot, Joe Budden and more…
This album came out the 1st of December. The Souls rented a house on Montazuma Street to create the album with Prince Paul and Domino on production.
Tajai said “The deeper meaning is this album will make you crap yourself.”
I think this album is dope, and is worth the wait since the last time these guy’s dropped an album… The album comes with a bonus disc that has all the instrumental versions of the songs for those of us who like to mix ish up… Check out the first video from the album:
We invite you to marvel at the wild world of ‘Ballon Bass and Box’ Hip-Hop renderings:
Yes. I have in fact used a balloon to bust out with some bass guitar’ish sounds in the past. So…this video kinda pisses me off in the sense that I feel a little lame for not having thought of adding the second balloon to the mix to finish my ‘instrument’. This is like bangin on a 5 gallon buck and hearing some decent bass and thinking, “Dang, how to I capitalize on that sound”. Am I alone here?
Check out this routine from DJ FLY 2008 dmc world CHAMPIOOOONNNN:
Here is some real history on a drum break. The visual isn’t the best, but very cool information here:
*More info: This fascinating, brilliant 20-minute video narrates the history of the “Amen Break,” a six-second drum sample from the b-side of a chart-topping single from 1969. This sample was used extensively in early hiphop and sample-based music, and became the basis for drum-and-bass and jungle music — a six-second clip that spawned several entire subcultures. Nate Harrison’s 2004 video is a meditation on the ownership of culture, the nature of art and creativity, and the history of a remarkable music clip.
Del is one of only a small handful of artists that have put together an album that I actually listen to front to back. For this album he teams up with Tame One from New Jersey. Most will remember his name from the group “Artifacts” from the mid-nineties and/or with the “Leak Bros” in 2004. Del & Tame have an acute chemistry together. Best duo I’ve heard since the “Blackout” album with Method Man & Redman collaborating. Now that I think about it, the first song on this album and the 3rd song on the 2nd Blackout album (that came out earlier this year) have the same beat(?). The production on this album is done by Parallel Thought. The upright bass on track 6 and the rest of the jazzy production sound like an old Tribe jam. Del infuses lyrics about his youth on this one. I like the fact there are no skits on this album; who really listens to a skit intentionally twice anyway? It’s just eleven tracks of business. This album is by no means any instant classic like 3030, but it’s worth a listen. The repetition of the phrase “F you nephew” makes me give track 10 the “Gasface”.
Peep Del’s latest release, a cover/tribute of the Tribe Called Quest track, ‘Lyrics to Go’.
This is fromt he upcoming album from ‘Thick Magazine’ which is a tribute to A Tribe Called Quest called Eclectic Relaxation. The album will feature, as the last sentence implies, tracks from various artists doing remakes/reinterpretations of classic Tribe jams. Keep your eyes peeled for this one…as it seems like it’s gotta contain at least a few gems. I mean, how do you f*#k up a Tribe jam, right? :O