April 6, 2011
DaVinci, g-side, Jordan Muney, NASA Mixtape, spaceghostpurp, St 2 Lettaz
Since my last post about the kid I’ve been listening to this non-stop. Decidedly Lo-Fi, he comes across as an adolescent Dr. Octagon, with decidedly less adolescent content.
That might not make sense, but the tape does. Perfect for sitting up, alone, in the dark, while the girl you just slept with sleeps and you wish she’d leave.
Young Black Jim Morrisson
Jordan Muney – Nasa – The Mix
also check this. It’s dope.
ST 2Lettaz X Lunice X DaVinci – Get Her High
February 10, 2011
g-side, Huntsville, Mata, Slow Motion Soundz
So this finally got a video clip. Mata, of Paper Route Gangstaz is part of the Huntsville, Alabama collective that has given us G-side, Block Beattaz, Jackie Chain etc and the kind can rap real nice. The beat is typical of their output, more of a soundscape that brings a feeling to compliment the lyrical content+flow than just another rap beat.
What I liked about this is that on the video it includes DJ drops/promobot.
5 years ago this would’ve been a cause to upset a lot of people but now days, when most people consume music via youtube and mixtapes, it almost stnds as a commentary that that sort of behaviour is acceptable.
Or I’m just using it to back up me telling people that I think it’s perfectly fine for tracks played in clubs to contain dj drops.
February 1, 2011
benga, Block Beattaz, g-side, Katy b, magnetic man, Slow Motion Soundz
Nine times out of ten when rappers and musicians link up to do a live performance it’s garbage. Utter shit. Chali 2na, funky white people, “real hip-hop” shit. And it detracts from both participants. Most likely because they’re not used to working together so it doesn’t gel as well as rapping over the same instrumental you’ve done it over a million times in the recording studio as well as live. Or some “funky” jazz bongo playing white dreads stoner decides he can help a track with an improv moment. Fuck that noise, I’m not trying to hear it.
Then last year, this was amazing.
And, today I saw this. G-side can do no wrong at the moment. The whole slow motion soundz collective are all putting out work to watch for, from production to rapping to promoting their own stuff. This is due to being really selective about what they do and the quality of it, rather than taking the approach most rappers on the come up have taken, firing off any and all output and hoping some of it catches on. So it makes sense that they got the live instruments aspect right as well, even though the sound quality on the recording sounds like it’s playing from the tapedeck in a 1989 corolla.
(5 years is too long in Australia, I was surprised to see black people playing violin…srsly.)
And just so you know, I don’t care for The Roots, Jazzmatazz or any of that other shit that you most likely do if you’re offended by the post.
January 31, 2011
AC, alabama, Andre 3000, B-Legit, big pokey, Big Rich, Black C, Boo Banga, bun b, Cellski, D-Willz, D.I.P., Eddie Projex, Ethical, Fizek, Flowz, g-side, Gaitta, Harm, J Dandridge, Jacka, Jim Jones, Killa Tay, Kuruption, Laroo, lil keke, lil o, Louie Knuxx, mike d & yung redd, mike jones, Mistah FAB, Murphy Lee, Nelly, NS, pa, paul wall, Philthy Rich, pimp c, Posse, PRG'z, raps, Rich Boy Ft Lil' Jon, Rick Ross, rob g, Ruben Stunner, San Quinn, SF, Shady Nate, Slim Thug ft. chamillionaire, slow motion sounds, Tha Key, The Cataracs, The Game, The Jacka, The Pack, trae, Willie Hen, z-ro
There’s something about tracks with a half dozen or so different rappers that I really like. Possibly because I grew up when rap groups were more common than solo artists. Having different people come in every verse (or half verse) stops shit getting boring and there can be some real entertainment later in the track when there are a couple of dubious artists and the quality falls to amateur hour levels.
Last few years it’s been the go to for a new artist with a hit single to get a remix with about 10 a-list rappers – think throw some D’s on it, black n yellow, aye bay bay. Which invariably ended up with Jim jones droning over the beat at some point because cam’ron seemed to go missing for a minute or two a couple years back. anyways, here’s some posse cuts worth checking out.
Welcome to Houston – Slim Thug ft. chamillionaire, paul wall, mike jones, pimp c, bun b, lil keke, z-ro, trae, rob g, lil o, big pokey, mike d & yung redd
Marshawn Lynch – Jacka, D.I.P., J Dandridge, Mistah FAB, Rick Ross, Shady Nate, Philthy Rich, The Pack, The Cataracs, AC, Ruben Stunner, D-Willz, Gaitta
Throw Some D’s – Rich Boy Ft Lil’ Jon, Andre 3000, Jim Jones, Nelly, Murphy Lee, and The Game
SF Anthem – San Quinn, Big Rich, Cellski, Black C, Boo Banga, Willie Hen
Thanks to codie G from g-side/slow motion sounds for hooking me up this one last night
Leanin In The Lac_Mr. Marcellus, CP, Sebastian Cayne, Fadel, Mr. Big Boi Talk
Hood Like Me – Young Sid ft Louie Knuxx, Tha Key, Flowz, Ethical, NS, Fizek, Kuruption
20 Bricks Remix – Laroo,The Jacka, B-Legit, Big Rich, Cellski, Killa Tay, Eddie Projex, & Harm.
Get money – Dubee aka sugawolf, Husalah, Rude Boyz, B-luv
Get the audio all here
(sorry missed “hood like me”) Leanin on the Lac can be found along with some other slow motion sounds joints on the link above. To make up there’s an 11min remix of Wiz Khalifa’s “Black n Yellow” with Game, Jeezy and some others on there, it’s nice.