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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I remember the first KOTD - Compliment Rap Battle ever. It was Tricky P vs Deffinition. I was there at King of the Dot (KOTD) World Domination 2, in Toronto Canada, summer of 2011 and this was the most creative, innovative and HILARIOUS battle I had ever seen.
Shout out to the whole KOTD organization, one of the best leagues out there, period. They elevated the game with their attention to detail, graphics intros and legendary match ups. You see how I just complimented them? That’s how the Compliment Rap Battle works. Instead of dissing your opponent, you have to go out of your way to compliment them, better than they compliment you. Now battle champions Pat Stay and Rone return to the Compliment battle ring, at the Hopscotch Festival 2014, to secure their legacies as not only the meanest battle rappers in the game, but the NICEST as well. Literally.
Watch Pat Stay vs Rone, above, and then you can check out the first ever compliment rap battle with Tricky P vs Deffinition, below. (Catch me to the left of Organik, behind PH’s left shoulder, cracking up!).
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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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SHABAAM SAHDEEQ – “SKILLET” (Prod. by DJ READY CEE)
Shabaam Sahdeeq cooks on this aptly titled DJ Ready Cee track. I have been a Shabam Sahdeeq supporter ever since his Rawkus days and lately, he has reignited his career with bangers like this one. His last LP Keepers of the Lost Art was a classic and I see he has no plans of slowing up. The flame is turned up real high on this one. Salute.
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