Murder, indeed. This beat is a ‘Kraken’, so I guess the MC’s spittin’ on the track are Perseus? … I don’t know where that metaphor is going, but what I’m trying to say is, this track bumps! So bump that shit, lol.
â€œRhett Committed Murderâ€, off the Brown Bag AllStars‘ EP, Brown Label 2., produced by DJ Rhettmattic. Video directed by Alex F. Ghassan.
Soul Khan’s 8th music video is the title track from the Wellstone EP, available for free download on DJ Booth. The last couple of songs I heard from Soul Khan had no beat. The music just played with no drums and the rhythm of his words kept me entertained for over 3 minutes. This time around he is flexing over a dope track with a beautifully sung chorus from Akie Bermiss. This song illustrates what sometimes Hip Hop does best: politics and social commentary. Fight the power.
This is from “High Rollers NYC presents: High Rollers Genus #1 ft. The Audible Doctor”. The Audible Doctor explains his musical childhood (piano lessons, singing in choir, etc), how he got into music production and shows us some of his techniques. He chops up some samples, lays drums and puts a track together right in front of us. This is one for our “Tech Squad” section. But The Audible Doc also talks about making music with BrownBagAllStars (BBAS) and there are some clips of a BBAS video at the end. Enjoy!
Sometimes you see a recognizable name who is buzzin’ right now (i.e. Royce) featured on someone’s record, so you give it a second glance. Other times it’s a known producer who always brings heat (Marco Polo), so no matter who is on the record you are going to check it out. Or maybe it’s a certain crew known for bringin’ the ruckus (Brown Bag AllStars) that’s associated with the project that has your attention. Koncept doesn’t really need all that, but the fact that he has all of it should tell you that there’s a reason why. A reason why his crew is known, a reason why he respects good producers and they respect him back, a reason why he can collab with the best of MC’s because like minds think alike and real recognize real talent.
Call it a “tribute”, “remake”, “remix”, or whatever – this is a bunch of MCees (albeit dope ones) droppin’ verses on a known beat (a dope one). But I guess what’s cool about the way they marketed this is that it draws attention to the original and gives res[ect where respect is due – to The Beatnuts, so I am not mad at that.
Another way to show respect is to not be wack over the beat. The Brown Bag AllStars (BBAS) are not taking themselves too seriously with this one. The crew just wants to party and bullshit, or more accurately, “f*ck, drink beer and smoke some sh*t”.I think it stays true to the Beatnuts typical subject matter and it’s refreshing to hear MCs just having a good time on a track, not concerned with guns, fighting and other macho posturing.
DJ Brace laced the cuts. As always, with a posse cut, especially from a crew, you may wonder “who bodies it the most?” For me it’s Soul Khan with lines like “I got 40 oz abs, fuck a six-packshorty, if its not around the couch you gotta get that for me,” but you don’t have to agree with me. Listen for yourself and cast your vote in the comments.