We already told you about the album. Here is the video for the single DOG TAGS, featuring Swave Sevah (TeamHOMI) & Akir. This song, produced by Southpaw, is fast and furious in delivery, with the Rebel Arms crew pulling no punches as they attack the industry. The video, shot in an abandoned prison in Newark, by Alex F. Ghosan, compliments it well. If CF was on lockdown previously, this song is definitely a prison break.
Check out Constant Flow’s debut album, ‘Ascension‘, also featuring Immortal Technique and Chino XL among others, available direct from Viper Records, iTunes or on CD from UGHH.
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Bop Alloy, a group made up of lyricist Substantial & producer Marcus D, officially release their latest single, Autumn Leaves, with vocals by Pismo, off the album Another Day in the Life of… .
Inspired by Gordon Park’s book To Smile In Autumn, Substantial talks about “setting new goals” after reaching those from his youth as his life “approaches the Autumn years.” I don’t know about “Autumn Years“, lol, Stan is in his 30′s. That’s not too old. I guess if you are counting in Hip Hop years, it could be. Then again, more than half of my favorite rappers are over 40 (Jay Z, Naz, Eminem, BustaRhymes, Mos Def, Common, etc) and still going strong. But I understand his sentiment. As we mature our outlook on life changes. We accomplish many goals, discard some, as we realize we don’t want the same things in life as we did when we were teenagers. We progress. We grow. At least that’s how it’s supposed to be.
It’s like I reached that point where many folk lives get froze
Instead I’m busy living most of my childhood goals
Never stagnant, forever I’ll strive for more
This elevator’s barely above the bottom floor – Substantial
Autumn Leaves is from Bop Alloy’s critically acclaimed 2nd album, Another Day in the Life of… available as a Limited Edition EP version on 12″ vinyl.
Also available on CD, iTunes, & Spotify.
The Winter Breaks Digital-Only EP drops this December 2014. Stay tuned.
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Shabaam Sahdeeq – Keepers Of The Lost Art (Official Video)
The album “Keepers of the Lost Art” has been bubbling for awhile. Packed with dope tracks from S-dubb -aka- Shabaam Sahdeeq, the veteran Brooklyn spitter who first blessed us with vinyl on Rawkus Records in the 90′s and was one of the first to recognize the talents of a then unsigned Eminem, featuring him on his single “5 Star Generals” back in the day, this album is a recipient of an Underground Music Award for best indie album of 2014. This video was on youtube then removed and reloaded twice due to mistaken content issues which have since been cleared up (you know how youtube is). It’s back up, so I thought I’d throw it up here, to give it some more light.
If you missed this album, you should definitely grab it, it is full of that boom gap original New York rap, with tons of features and an excellent beat selection.
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Constant Flow - ”Dog Tags” ft Swave Sevah & Akir, produced by Southpaw.
Constant Flow dropped his album ASCENSION in September, through Viper Records. Some of you may know the Jersey City native by his abbreviated name “CF” and you may have caught him opening for the likes of Nas and Mobb Deep, or on tour with Immortal Technique. Myself, I have seen him spit plenty of times at SOB’s, at the End of the Weak open mic series at PYRAMID and in other new talent showcases in NY, so I have been waiting for a debut album from this lyrical powerhouse.
CONSTANT FLOW – ASCENSION
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CF told The Village Voice:
“The album’s filled with interesting twist and turns from the title track which introduces myself to the people to “Dog Tags” showcasing the more militant CF. Then there’s “Moment of Peace” featuring Immortal Tech which deals with the breaking of stereotypes and “Celebrate Life” which deals with the idea of finding life in death.”
To read the full Village Voice interview, click here.
The album features guest appearances by Immortal Technique, Akir, Swave Sevah, Wyseme, Dontique, Kelly Finnegan (of Monophonics), P.J. Pacifico and Melanie Fontana. You can download it or stream it from the sources below.
* UPDATED: Here is the first video off of the album!
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Diabolic (feat. Sean Price & Vinnie Paz) – “Game Time”
I have to admit, I love a good fight record. Sean Price and Diabolic I know personally and they have been in their share of knockdown brawls over the years. I don’t know Vinnie Paz, but his voice is very convincing, lol. Throw this between Ante Up and The WWKYA Tour (ft. Extended Famm) on your iPod and play it next time you are at the gym in front of a heavy bag.
This is a track off of Diabolics new LP FIGHTIN’ WORDS, on his own label, Warhorse Records. The album features guest such as R.A. The Rugged Man, Apathy, Celph Titled, Locksmith, Nino Bless and more, besides Sean Price and Vinnie Paz. Production from DJ Premier, The Snowgoons, Brooklyn’s 5th Seal and others make this an all around solid project.
Diabolic explains how his process has evolved since his last album:
The difference between Liar & a Thief and Fightin Words is that on L&T, I felt like I forced a lot of it. I was trying to do what I felt like people wanted to hear and put myself into a box. I had a lot more fun with Fightin Words. I did the music organically, just taking tracks that I liked, rocking to them and letting the record take on it’s own life. I truly feel it’s some of my best work, and reflects more of my personality than previous releases.
You can pick up the album FIGHTIN’ WORDS at iTunes • Fat Beats [CD/2xLP] • UGHH.
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