Although the BK MC shouts out Brooklyn, Biggie, Jordan and Mike Tyson, this track has southern appeal and would blend nicely with Jay-Z / UGK collaboration “Big Pimpin’”, which shows Kweli’s versatility, but he doesn’t pimp on this track, he drops gems. The video is dope and Res does her thing at the end.
Talib Kweli ft. Res – What’s Real is off the Gravitas LP, which can be purchased on vinyl, CD or digitally, at Kweliclub.com.
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This is a cool stop-motion animation video promoting the upcoming release of Buckshot & P-Money ‘BackPack Travels’ Album (out June 24th). You can check out the video for Buckshot & P-Money – Flute (Explicit) ft. Joey Bada$$, CJ Fly of Pro Era, which we put up last week. For those unfamiliar with the project, Buckshot and platinum-selling producer, P-Money, from Auckland, NZ, have teamed up on this new album, ‘BackPack Travels,’ which comes out on Dirty Records / Dawn Raid Records / Duck Down Music. featuring Pro Era’s Joey Bada$$ and CJ Fly, Steele of Smif N Wessun, David Dallas, Raz Fresco, Chelsea Reject & T’Nah Apex. There will be two album release shows, one in Boston, June 24th, at Middle East and one in New York at Webster Hall on June 26th.
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The MarXman: Beautiful Struggle is one of the tracks off the soon to be released MarXman “Days of Future Past” mixtape on MCMI Records. Before the live footage Sheena Murray explains how it was working in the studio with MarXman on this one.
This is not the official single, but consider it a preview of what’s to come. In the meantime, you can check out his last mixtape, here. You can catch the MarXman live at Lit Lounge in NYC, June 10th. Admission is only $2 and there’s an open Vodka Bar. Click here for details.
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Buckshot & P-Money – Flute (Explicit) ft. Joey Bada$$, CJ Fly of Pro Era
All three of the MC’s on this track get busy. Joey Bada$$ and CJ Fly of Pro Era join a veteran spitter, Buckshot of Duck Down Records and Bootcamp Click. But besides the lyricism, wordplay and flows on the joint, P-Money’s flute laced track almost steals the show. Almost. One stand out line from Joey’s verse:
These rappers are like fighters to Mike Tyson I require he’s not retired nor tired, to attract ears is required, uhn, and I don’t punch lines I punch liars …
The video, directed by Guy Blelloch, is shot in a gritty, underground, style which accentuates the Brooklyn feel of the track. The single is from Buckshot & P-Money’s ‘BackPack Travels‘ album, out June 24th on Dawn Raid / Dirty Records / Duck Down Music.
Pre-order: iTunes (instantly download the “Flute” single) Only $8.99 for pre-order.
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Nice to see the entire Dipset back together doing what they do best: Talking that shit while showing that uptown flair only Harlem cats can pull off successfully. Killa, with Juelz on the hook link up with Jim Jones, Freekey Zekey and Dame Dash to film the A-Trak, Oliver and Just Blaze produced “Dipsh*ts” off Cam’ron and A-Trak’s collab EP Federal Reserve.
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