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This video is whatever. The jam is dope though.
Freewizzy. Jake Uno. Get that Stimulus Package already….hater.
Like I said before, I wasn’t really checking for this record when it was originally announced, however, slowly but surely, the tracks started to leak and I quickly regained my Freeway enthusiasm. Now with the record out and gettin its much deserved love, here go the 2 iTunes bonus tracks.
HHHTake it to the track,
After an incredible week of reminiscing, honoring and supporting, I thought it’d be nice to take a breather from the emotional onslaught and just, sit back and listen to good rappers rapping. You’re cool with that right?
Ahmad Jones definitely doesn’t get his props.
The Fourth Avenue Jones frontman is seriously, seriously ill. Cadences, content, a live show that’s known world round as being absolutely captivating and on top of all that, apparently he’s one of the nicest guys in the biz. However with all these positives going for him, after 5 consecutive years of dropping records with 4th Avenue Jones, in 2005 he disappeared from the scene and with the exception of a handful of collaborations, seemed to stop making music. Well, it’s 2010 and it’s looking like Ahmad’s finally releasing a follow up to his 1993 solo debut, Ahmad, and we couldn’t be happier.
Here with a tribute to his home state of California, I give you some new Ahmad!
So the last time I posted some of that new Freeway & Jake One ish, I had implied that I was off Freeway and it was just that song that caught my attention.
Well…I lied and this album sounds like FIRE! Jake One is pumping out bangers left, right and center, and as for Freewizzy, let’s just say I’ma start checkin for ol’ boy again. Off the upcoming Stimulus Package:
Not much to say other than I’m liking this dude more and more.
Some new new from the Okayplayer:
Enjoy it folk.
HHHThere you are!
Today’s post touches on the phenomena that Harlem rep and Dipset General, Cam’ron just went through over the past year called, ‘WHERETHEFUCKYOUBEEN-itis” It’s a phenomena that has plagued the music industry for almost as long as there’s been an industry and ever year, more and more incredible talent succumb to its fatal clutches.
Well, just recently a few artists have seemed to fight their way through ‘WHERETHEFUCKYOUBEEN-itis” and are here to tell their stories.
Teacher. Firefighter. Basketball coach. Convicted Felon?!
Ok, so if you’ve really had your ear to the pavement, you’d know that this Brand Nubian General hasn’t actually disappeared but he definitely hasn’t made it easy to find him either. Having released 3 albums in the past 4 years (my personal favorite being 2006’s Black October pictured above) despite being rung up on weapons charges, he’s stayed the course that he started back in ’96 and released his 6th solo album just this past May titled, Brand New Bein’. And sure, although he continues to release his music to very little fanfare, Sadat‘s voice remains fierce, his cadences abstract, and his lyrics poignant. Now coupled with another New York legend, I’m proud to bring you some of that new new.
Bone bone bon-booooone…bone BONE bone BONE!
From Flesh ‘n Bone being incarcerated to Bizzy Bone dealing with Schizophrenia to Wish Bone becoming a Realtor, this groundbreaking Cleveland quintet have seen their share of problems. And although they continued to push even as a trio (remember ‘Home’ where they sampled Phil Collins? I won’t hate but go listen for yourself) they never got back to that sound that we all came to love. Well, with Flesh’s release and Bizzy’s attempt to return to sobriety, Bone heads collectively let out a sigh of relief as the team has reformed and been grinding in the lab. And well, there’ve already been 2 or 3 songs that I passed on posting cause well, they just weren’t that good. This one I can definitely dig on.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you:
Remember Nappy Roots?
Awnaw? Po Folks? Those were dope ass jams. And while their sophomore release Wooden Leather barely got a spin, and there next record, Humdinger, did a bit better due to some savvy internet marketing, they haven’t been able to recapture the glory they had on 2002‘s Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz. That being said, despite not always having the best production, I’ve always appreciated these cats for spitting some proper lyrics and this one is no exception.
Some new Nappy Roots for ya, whatcha think?
No people, I know Freeway hasn’t been missing so stop your hating. In fact, he’s been quite the opposite and been demolishing the blogs for the past year with what seems like a never ending barrage of tunes. However, I used to be a huge Freeway fan but somewhere down the line I just kinda got bored of it. Well, I finally found a new tune of his that made me do a Track 2 from Low End Theory and well, I thought that warranted a mention in today’s post. Featuring the Chef himself and production from Seattle heavyweight Jake One, I give you:
It’s Monday folk….soak it up.
Be well world.
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.
Be well people. ’09 is lookin FAAAAANtastic.
So as you drag your ass outta bed wondering why your face is covered in orange face paint while wearing a cape, hooker boots, a choker and cuddling with a plastic Ninja sword…..here’s something to keep the party going…..
And just to remind you…THE FIRST HIGH HEELS & HI-TOPS IS IN 1 WEEK!! So get your Guestlist requests to DJMarcusA@gmail.com NOW! Last time we were filled to capacity QUICK! So make sure you come (to quote Philadelphia Freeway) “EARLY!”
Speaking of which….
Freeway – Alright
Also in the vein of posting whatever the hell we want on Saturdays. I came across this vid this week. A classic updated