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HHHTime is near,
If you’ve been following the updates at all, then chances are you’ve been following the webisodes from the amazing BlakRoc project that’s due out in a matter of weeks. And on a day where I have less than 15 minutes to get a new piece up, how bout I get you caught up on all the videos and we call it even. Deal? Word up.
#5 Feat. NIKKI WRAY & JIM JONES
#6 Feat. NOE
#7 Feat. Q-TIP! (Q-Tip can knock you out too?!?)
#8 Feat. BILLY DANZE (FFFIIIIIREEEE!)
And I guess this wouldn’t be a true HHHT post without at least one treat. A new unreleased track from a man who supposedly will also be featured on the BlakRoc album, there’ll never be another like him….
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.
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.”
Read the full interview HERE.
That’s Monday people.
I know it’s Sunday.
And I know this is generally your day of rest….but I just couldn’t wait another day to give you this sneak peek.
You know how as a kid you used to make up fantasy posse cuts? Like I know in my circle we’d come up with combinations like Pharoahe Monch, Del and Big Boi, or Black Thought, Aesop Rock and Kurupt. Y’know, ish like that. Hell, N.E.R.D. actually did one of mine when they put together De La, Q-Tip, Mos and Common for their She Wants to Move remix. Well….how bout this one.
And as a bonus, the Ante Up (Remix) roster returns with another offering.
And to continue with the theme, Raekwon just released video version #2 of the New Wu track featuring Meth and Ghost. I’m not sure why he did another version cause Ghost isn’t even in it, plus the RZA cameo (as well as a ton of others) isn’t there. Instead they grabbed cameos from cats like Teyana Taylor? Oh well….the tune’s still heavy.
Finally, on a completely unrelated note…..courtesy the homie Rewind from The Intelligentlemen….
Enjoy the day people. Soak it up.
First off, apologies from the crew for being away this past week. The CAPtain‘s been marinating in some birthday love, M.A. continues his quest to Waakao the world and I’ve been sewing up some of the final details for the PPF House ‘Slow Claps’ Tour which will see us hit 20 cities nationwide this summer (So, all my Canadian homies, keep your eyes peeled cause we’ll be in your neck of the woods very soon).
Secondly, in regards to the blog title…cot damn!! if there weren’t a crazy amount of treats offered up on the blog circuit this week. I won’t be able to get to’em all today, but I’ll do my best to give you the highlights.
SA-RA Creative Partners
I’m a large fan of these guys.
Even though their debut effort sounded less like an album and more like a compilation thrown together a week before deadline, these L.A. maestros somehow managed to flex their musical muscles and avoid being overshadowed beneath a ridiculous cast of guest spots that included: Dilla, Kurupt, Q-Tip, Kweli and Pharoahe Monch…just to name a few..and show people that, in the illustrious words of Robert Diggs, Sa-Ra ‘ain’t nuttin’ to F*!# wit‘.
Now prepping to drop their Sophomore set Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love, I give you some sneak peek material that I can only hope dwarfs their previous effort.
Even though Hip-Hop has designated a Golden Age period for the sake of its cultural timeline, I don’t think I’m wrong in saying that for each serious listener and lover of music, we all go through our own renditions of a Golden Age.
Black Star was an integral part of mine.
Now I can’t really explain why these 2 very afrocentric lyricists are so beloved by Asian kids everywhere, or why Okayplayer shows seem to always be 50% my kin, but they are. I’d like to think that my reasons behind my fandom are unique, but chances are they aren’t. And well…as I try to find ways to separate myself from the pack, the bottom line is, when these 2 get together, it’s nuts. Whether you’re referencing: Know That (Black on Both Sides), Joy (Quality), Supreme Supreme (Right About Now), Little Brother (Hurricane OST) or the whole Self-Titled Black Star album, these guys have that intangible ish. And well, they’re back again for Mos’ upcoming effort, Ecstatic and I’m happy bout it.
I generally write enough about Dilla on this blog. No more writing.
Watch and DL.
It’s Friday Folk…scrap it up.
Be well World
During my tenure as a Boy/Man, I’ve had the privilege (not always) of spending time with several different types of Ladies. You have your slim, thick, short, tall, feisty, diva, cool, reserved, crackhead, etc.
But I’ve also found that within each category, they break into similar sub-categories. So…being Ladies Night ‘n all, I figured I’d post some tunes for all the ladies in the club.
For that regular Club female who doesn’t like to over do it, but likes it bouncy…
T.I. – Get That Money click flick
For the Female who likes to get slammed but still manages to get home safely…
Cam’ron – I used to get in Ohio click flick
For the female who doesn’t give a FUDGE about life!
Raekwon feat. Busta Rhymes & Uncle Murda – Stick Up Muzik click flick
And for the female who just wants to go home…
Amanda Diva – Heart Strings
Finally, a bonus for the females who love Biggie.
Busta Rhymes feat. Maino, Red Cafe, Uncle Murda, Styles P., Sheek Louch, Lil Cease & M.O.P. – March 9th (Biggie Tribute) click flick
HHHT 7&8 in all immediacy. Scrub’em up cause it’s about to go down.
Be well world