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HHHTheatrical,

HISTORY

Watching this gives me the same feeling I got when I was 15 watching the Respiration video for the first time.  Hope and happiness.  Intrigue and awe.   There’s nothing overtly out of this world about this, yet the mood leaves me completely enthralled.

What do you get when you put Mos + Kwe + Dilla  together? HISTORY. Thank goodness kids still have these 2 as an alternative.

MR. PIG FACE

This guy is just good at rap.

CROOKED I – MR. PIG FACE

NEVER NEVER

Although this is technically my first post about these guys, aside from Mos, Little Dragon is easily my favorite group of the past 2 years and have cemented themselves in my ‘Classic’ category.  Truthfully the only 2 recently released things that have consistently been in my eardrums have been The Ecstatic and Little Dragon’s sophomore Machine Dreams and had it not been for these guys, I would’ve been oh so bored.  I love these guys.

Head to toe they’re phenomenal.

I’ll get into them a little thicker when I have more time, but just know that you should’ve been checking for these guys for at least the past 2 years.  Act like you know.

Here’re 2 vids from the newest record.

That’s it that’s all.

Go get it.

Triple.

HHHTo the Left, to the Left,

As I previously posted on the East Coast and the excellent year they’ve been having, let us not forget about their tanned and funky counterparts over on the Left.

Now, although perhaps they haven’t had as successful a run this past little while, don’t let that fool you into thinking they’re not loaded with game changers.

CROOKED I

Slaughterhouse representative.  Dr. Dre approved.  And one of the torchbearers for the New West.  If you’ve never heard Crooked I spit, then you probably don’t listen to much rap.

Likened to a West Coast Pharoahe Monch, Crook’s versatile cadences and cutthroat wordplay made him an obvious candidate to join supergroup, Slaughterhouse.  But even more importantly, he’s one of only a handful of west coast spitters that have managed to stay relevant even when the Hip-Hop spotlight has been buried deep in the south.  Now, set to release a brand new mixtape as well as the launch of his new label, Dynasty Entertainment, Crook’s poised to keep his position and keep the West up.

Here’s a double dose for your listening pleasure:

CROOKED I ft. SNOOP DOGG – GUESS WHO’S BACK

CROOKED I ft. HORSE SHOE GANG & ROYCE DA 5’9″ – CYPHER

93 ‘TIL INFINITY

When the Souls of Mischief recorded 93 ’til infinity, I doubt there was any way they could’ve anticipated that in fact this prophetic song would actually live up to it’s  over ambitious claims.

Now, 16 years later, I still manage to hear this song damn near every hip-hop event I go to and can’t help but love it.  And well, them, as well as the entire Hieroglyphics crew are still going strong and making music strictly for the heads.  Sure their popularity has died off a bit and most kids nowadays think they’re, at best, a one-hit wonder, but at the end of the day, skills is skills and they’ve got skills like a muh’.

Prepping to release their first official group album since 2000’s Trilogy: Conflict, Climax, Resolution, the Souls have enlisted the help of hip-hop innovator, 1/7 of Stetsasonic, and the man honorably known as Plug Four, Prince Paul. If you don’t know either him or Hiero, I suggest you get familiar. Now.

Off the upcoming Montezuma’s Revenge:

SOULS OF MISCHIEF – AIM

And as an added bonus, a brand new ode to A Tribe Called Quest from the Hiero General, Del.

DEL THE FUNKY HOMOSAPIEN – LYRICS TO GO (2009)

THE KING

And finally, what would a post about the West be without an appearance by the Doggfather.

Off his upcoming 10th studio album, Malice n Wonderland:

SNOOP DOGG – I WANNA ROCK
West West Y’all.

Enjoy the Sun.

Triple.
www.ppfhouse.com

HHHTrue Schoolers,

If you’re a regular of this blog, then chances are you’re into some raw-@$$-ness.

In previous posts the names of M.O.P. (obviously), as well as the members of the Slaughterhouse (Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Crooked I and Royce Da 5’9″) have all come up and generally under a positive light.

Well, they’re alllll back again…….and this time…….together.

Having collaborated for the upcoming Slaughterhouse album, here’s some footage of them in studio just finishing the track alongside DJ Premier and Showbiz (of D.I.T.C.) as well as the Freebie.  Rawness indeed.

Slaughterhouse – Woodstock feat. M.O.P.

Also, since we’re on the topic of Slaughterhouse.  Joell Ortiz, who most of you still know as the guy Dre signed to Aftermath (only to ask for his release shortly after) is preparing to release a documentary about his career thus far.  This is the first I’ve really heard or seen anything from it and it looks kinda interesting or it could be the trailer covered it all, either way, here it is.

And finally, as the subject of this post is ‘Pair Up’s, as in dope collabs and what not.  I was recently made privy to this info that definitely qualifies under such a topic.

Buzz Aldrin.  Yes, the 2nd man on the Moon Buzz Aldrin revealed recently to the New York Times that he in fact just finished collabing with the Doggfather himself, big Snoop Dogg for Will Ferrell‘s www.funnyordie.com. When asked if he actually sang in the video, Buzz replied: “I relate. It’s not singing, it’s rapping.”

That’s wicked.

Read the full interview HERE.

That’s Monday people.
Get it.

Trip.
www.ppfhouse.com

Well Folk,

I don’t know bout you…but from what I can tell, there are OODLES of people (including 80% of my entourage) just gettin outta bed from Wednesday night. So if you’re lucky/unlucky enough to fall into that category, here’s a bunch of music to veg out too.

First up we have the entire compiled Month of Madness by Roc-A-Fella’s version of Ghostface, Freeway.

If you’re not sure what this is, Freeway set out to write and record a track for everyday during the month of December (Kind of like a compressed version of Crooked I’s Hip Hop Weekly series that he did last year).  Anyways, as tedious as it may seem to go through 32 tracks (no matter WHO the artist is), there are definitely some dope verses and nasty beats on this.  Is it too much….perhaps….but a fun project nonetheless.  It’s like actually getting to see a rapper PRACTICE.  Hopefully this means his next album’ll be Bananas.

From the fine people at OnSmash & IllRoots….Click flick to DL.

  • 01. Month Of Madness (Produced by Phoenotes)
    02. Everlast (Produced by Blunt)
    03. Count On Free (Produced by Jake One)
    04. Look Around (Produced by Tryfe)
    05. Gonna Get Mines (Produced by Blunt)
    06. I’m Great (Produced by Tryfe)
    07. MindState Takeover (Produced by Cardiak)
    08. Blauh (Produced by Jake One)
    09. Together (Produced by Dilemma)
    10. Tell You Something (Produced by Erick Sermon)
    11. Movin’ Out (Produced by Phoenotes)
    12. Straight Madness (Produced by Cardiak)
    13. I Can Deal With It (Produced by Blunt)
    14. Really Rough Out Here (Produced by Blunt)
    15. Street Music (Produced by Blunt)
    16. Start Wildin’ (Produced by Erick Sermon)
    17. Doing Anthing (Produced by Dominic McFadden)
    18. Get It Started (Produced by The Alchemist)
    19. Rap Spitters (Produced by Don Cannon)
    20. Diesel (Produced by Needlz)
    21. Long Money (Produced by Sapp)
    22. Do It To Death (Produced by Tryfe)
    23. There You Go (Produced by Don Cannon)
    24. For The Better (feat. Neesh) (Produced by Blunt)
    25. As I Ever Been (feat. Hezekiah) (Produced by Oddisee)
    26. When I Die (feat. James Blunt) (Produced by Oddz-N-Endz)
    27. I Wanna Be Free (Produced by Blunt)
    28. NP Finest (Produced by Cardiak)
    29. Bank Rollz (Produced by Don Cannon)
    30. Back For More (Produced by Cardiak)
    31. Don’t Tell Me It’s Over (Produced by Blunt)
    32. So Cold (feat. Klass) (Produced by Oddz-N-Endz) (Bonus)

…And speaking of Crooked I and practicing….

For the past however many years (especially the past 2 or 3) there’s been a LOT of talk surrounding Dr. Dre’s version of Chinese Democracy, Detox.

Word is that the album features 50, Bishop Lamont, Em, a reunion with Snoop (the last one being Imagine off Snoop’s Blue Carpet Treatment with D’Angelo) and even collabs with DJ Quik (which excites me very much.) And well, as many of us wait to see if the good Dr. can return to the strength of Chronic 2001 (because, yes, no matter what’s happened since I am STILL a fan), here are some unofficial leaks from the album.

*Note none of these songs have Dr. Dre rapping on them, but they have his Verses (a.k.a. the Ghostwriter spitting).

Crack A Bottle Feat. Eminem – The 1st and 3rd verses are ‘Dr. Dre’ verses.

Say Dr. Dre (written by Crooked I) – This is a solo joint (sorry but I don’t have the mpfree for this one).

DJ Quik spillin his guts about Detox.

And finally, a 20 min interview with Dre’s current muse (outside of Em and Snoop of course) Bishop Lamont talking about the record, as well as dissing Game and all that other stuff you gossip folk love.

Click here for interview

Be well people. ’09 is lookin FAAAAANtastic.
Triple.

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