Jacka + Cellski – Mob Shit

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Two of the Bay’s favourite sons come good on this one. People calling jack “the bay area Nas” are giving Nas a compliment. Cellski always come through with raps that are concise, no superfluous lyrics just to get extra rhymes in, every word is chosen/used perfectly

Video is super crisp looking.

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Posse Cuts.

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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

http://official.fm/tracks/165262

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

http://www.sendspace.com/file/6lwjkh

(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.

360 + Pez Just Got Started

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I like what ’60 tries to do. The beat is on some summer niceness that fits Melbourne’s current clime and makes for perfect background music. My gripes are;

1. If you’re going to have a sung hook, get someone who can sing. Might cost a dollar or two more but really, it matters.

2. What’s the point of having a guest/second artist if they add nothing. Srsly, pez could’ve handed the verse back to 360 instead of doing it himself and it wouldn’t have changed anything (I know, you guys had a good follwing off that one track together and could do with cashing in on that again.)

3. Could you not accentuate the last word on every line – or at least the rhyming ones. I get it, it’s rap, it’s supposed to rhyme, there’s no need to emphasize the words that do.

It’ll still do well, get radio play and upset the “rap purists” (which makes everything else forgiveable in my eyes), so well done ’60. And at least you’re bucking the local status quo, doing your own thing, just lay off posting youtube vids when you’ve had a big night on dust, that shit made me shiver.

 

edit- seems some people are catching feelings ove the heavy sample/appropriating the chorus from a whitest boy alive track.

maino, raps music has been sampling since it’s inception. just cause it’s not a 60’s soul hook doesn’t make it any less valid.

LB the Hype

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I’m not sure how this guy popped on to my radar but after digging through old trip hop albums in my room to find the name  of a guest verse artist on a tricky album it was a nice fit.

Oj Da Juiceman – Not From Concentrate

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I first heard OJ on some mixtapes, feature verses with gucci etc. Then i copped “Both Sides of  the Trap”. Which is an amazing album. Unique style + voice + dope beats. Which 90% of rappers strufggle with. Then last year O.R.A.N.G.E. mixtape was shit. everything was good, just put together it didn’t work. Srsly, so boring i don’t think I’ve listened to it since the first week i got it.

Seems like he dropped off the radar and re-focused after that. Not From Concentrate is more than just a return to form. The guy is progressing to another level,  no longer just being Gucci’s under study.

 

enjoy

http://www.sendspace.com/file/5oznqt

The Game – Purple and Patron

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After having “I’m the King” on repeat the last week or two I’m looking forward to Game’s next album, finally copped this today and it’s pretty stellar. For a double album it doesn’t lag (e-40, take note, I love your work, just don’t like having to fast forward every second track), touches base with a wide array of producers and artists (KRS 1 and Wiz Khalifa on the same album..scandalous) and has the right mix of grittiness and radio friendly pop sensibilities. Problem is, whether the album stands up to this. Big ask.

stand-outs

Track with Jacka and Mistah FAB is blocked…

Boosie doing a track about murder…dope for real.

anyways, download the mixtape here

http://www.sendspace.com/file/s9o5k0

(tracklist ganked from hiphopisdream.com)

Presented by DJ Skee & Funkmaster Flex

Disc 1

01 The Game L.A. Times [Produced By Ervin Ep Pope]
02 The Game In My ’64 (Feat. Pharrell & Snoop Dogg) [Produced By The Neptunes]
03 The Game Soo Woo (Feat. Lil Wayne) [Produced By Bink]

04 The Game Living Better Now (Feat. Detail & Tools) [Produced By Dj Shake]
05 The Game R.I.P. Story [Produced By Nottz]
06 The Game Purp & Patron Sam Hook & Menace & Td [Produced By Dj Shake]
07 The Game I’m The King (Remix) (Feat. Mistah Fab & The Jacka) [Produced By 1500 Or Nuthin’]
08 The Game Taylor Made (Feat. Wiz Khalifa) [Produced By Che Vicious]
09 The Game Childrens Story [Produced By Ervin Ep Pope]
10 The Game Dead [Produced By 1500 Or Nothin’]
11 The Game Ferrari Lifestyle (Feat. Fabolous) [Produced By D.A. Dorman]
12 The Game The Kill [Produced By Cool & Dre]
13 The Game Heart Breaker (Feat Rev. Burke) [Produced By The Rza]
14 The Game Purp & Yellow Skeetox (Feat. Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa) (Remix)

Disc 2

15 The Game Burn Ny (Feat. Mysonne) [Produced By Mike City]
16 The Game Bad Intentions [Produced By Dj Shake]
17 The Game Khaki Suit (Feat. T-Pain) [Produced By T-Pain]
18 The Game Wonderful World [Produced By Dj Shake]
19 The Game Ashed To Ashes (Feat. Rick Ross)
20 The Game Dedicated (Feat. Pharrell) [Produced By The Neptunes]
21 The Game Soft Rhodes (Feat. Ashanti) [Produced By Dr. Dre]
22 The Game I Just Want To Fck [Produced By Denaun Porter]
23 The Game 187 (Feat. Lil Boosie)
24 The Game Whip It (Feat. Fabolous) [Produced By Dj Haze]
25 The Game Favorite Dj Remix (Feat. Clinton Sparks & Jim Jones) [Produced By Green Lantern]
26 The Game Supastar (Feat. Ashley Cole & Mike Epps) [Produced By Ervin Ep Pope]
27 The Game Can A Drummer Get Some (Feat. Travis Barker, Swizz Beatz, Lil Wayne & Rick Ross) [Produced By Travis Barker]
28 The Game History (Feat. Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane & Krs One) [Produced By Ervin Ep Pope]
29 The Game The Ocean (Feat. Dre) [Produced By Dr. Dre & Che Vicious]

Mistah Fab – Boom Bap (Dir. Aris Jerome)

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First, I like Fabby Davis Jr. Since he was first breaking out from Thizz Nation and when the Baydestrian came out I thought he was going to be the next big thing (the bay was hot back then). He can rap. He could pick a good beat and sound good over it. He could put out some superbly radio friendly sounds. He could mix it up with freestyle battles against dinosaurs like royce da 5 9 and come off looking good. And nothing happened. He just seemed kinda cheesy. Bay bloggers disowned him. I’m pretty sure Messy Marv gets in a couple disses at him on Draped Up and Chipped Out II even though FAB features on a track with Marv on that same album.

And last week this popped up in my feed. He’s doing bootsie backpack raps to the point of wearing an actual backpack in the video. (is the backpack a metaphor for a backpack? srsly?)

(Aris Jerome on the video, bit different looking for him, but watch his youtube channel for a go-to list of who’s doing interesting shit in the bay.)

The beat is nice.(if ancient sounding. reminds me of an old mad circle video, which isn’t a bad thing) he raps with a proficiency that’s fairly remarkable. And I think this is his natural habitat. He was good on “Calling My Name” with the Jacka, he’s real nice on the remix of the Game’s “I’m The King”. If Fab had been chasing that “EastCoast, 15 years ago” market the whole time he’d be a bigger name (on the internet at least) that boring guys like Joe Budden.

Still, I liked him more over a traxamillion beat.

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