Big ups to HIGRADETV for this awesome footage of the God Sean Price(‘Sean Peeee!!’) rockin’ joints off of his album “Mic Tyson“, plus past classics, live in Toronto on April 19th, 2013, accompanied by the homie PH for their song Batterin’ Bars. Click on “more” to see Parts 2 & 3 after the jump.
When I was a young pup, growing up in the Golden Era of Hip Hop, ULTRAMAGNETIC MC’s dropped a single that blew my mind and literally changed my life. Up until then I knew I wanted to rhyme, but it was the song Ego Trippin’ that made me really take notice to the scratching and the production. the beat was so funky, the breakbeat, the baseline, the synth stabs and the scratches on the chorus made me want to some day also produce and DJ. I am sure countless artists have similar stories of inspiration from this seminal pioneering Hip Hop group that also was the first (that I know of) that had rhymes that didn’t – well, rhyme – not always at least.
So I got real exited when I saw that ULTRAMAGNETIC MC’s are on a European Tour, marking the 25th anniversary of that first album “CRITICAL BEATDOWN” with 10 shows
The Ultramagnetic MC’s have come back together to give Hip Hop Fans all across the globe what they are missing, a true authentic hip-hop show! This tour is not only for the fans they made 25 years ago but also serves as an introduction to those of a younger generation who may have never heard of them, showing them where their favorite rappers got their style from!
This just in, the Queen is back! Lauryn Hill, with an added “Ms” to her name, had this to say about the rushed release of this new music:
Here is a link to a piece that I was ‘required’ to release immediately, by virtue of the impending legal deadline. I love being able to reach people directly, but in an ideal scenario, I would not have to rush the release of new music… but the message is still there. In light of Wednesday’s tragic loss (of former label mate Chris Kelly), I am even more pressed to YELL this to a multitude that may not understand the cost of allowing today’s unhealthy paradigms to remain unchecked!
I assume this was part of her new deal with SONY. Wow, to think after years of hating the IRS, we now have reason to thank them! Things do happen for a reason, huh?
This song is nuts. The Hip Hop pioneers and innovators De La Soul continue their unstoppable career with this next classic “GET AWAY” featuring The Spirit of the Wu.Wu Tang Clan doesn’t literally perform on the track, but what they did was use samples of RZA and co. talking over an intro from Wu Tang Forever, so snippets of the Wu saying things like “this is Hip Hop right here, this is lyrics”, are seamlessly wovenbetween De La’s lyrics. As De La pronounces “And like the Wu, we bring it to you in the purest form,” and “I just do this, I don’t have to.” Understood. And much appreciated!
“I’ve always loved the ‘Intro’ on Disc Two of Wu-Tang Forever – this erie sample with no beat, that they only talked over,” De La Soul’s Posdnuos said.”I stumbled on the original sample while crate digging one day, took it straight to the lab and added drums. The feel is definitely gritty, hard and sounds like a Wu record, so out of inspirational respect, we included featuring ‘The Spirit of the Wu’ in the song title.”
De La Soul’s “Your Welcome” drops in the Fall, but not before Wu Tang’s next album “A Better Tomorrow” drops in the Summer!