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Busta Rhymes Announce “Rigamortus” Remix at Kendrick Lamar Concert in LA

Busta Rhymes drops in on a Kendrick Lamar show in LA and reveals a new song he did with Kendrick. Kendrick is destroying the packed house anyway and then when Busta drops in and says “I’m a fan of Kendrick Lamar”, drops his verse from Look At Me Now and then has the DJ play the Rigamortis remix he just did with Lamar, that just took it to another level.

Yelawolf, Budden, Crooked I, Ortiz, Royce & Em MURDER the BET Cypher (Videos+Lyrics)

 

SHADY 2.0

I have to say I was not impressed by most of the BET Hip Hop Awards 2011 Cyphers. I mean, there was some heat here and there – Mad Skillz, Busta, Luda and Kendrick Lamar all laced it, Lady of Rage had some ill lines, but there were a lot of lackluster verses in between these folks. There were also artists that I think are so dope, like B.O.B., Tech N9ne and Big Krit. I love these dudes music, I just didn’t think they killed it the hardest in the cyphers.

One person I was most mad at – was Chris Brown. I mean, Chris has most people beat in terms of writing, singing, dancing and just charisma and stage presence in general. I’m not downing him as an artist, but he could not hang with the full time MC’s who live it every day. He really thought he ripped it, too. (Sh. Don’t tell him.)

Most surprising person to see in the cyphers at all was british RnB sensation Estelle. I love her singing. Didn’t know she could rap. Wow, she killed it! Honorable mention goes to LL COOL J, who wasn’t even in the cyphers, but read a disgusting verse he penned on the way to the show on his blackberry. Sorry, young boys. LL is not getting aged out of the game just yet. His pen is still hot.

If I had to pick a perfect verse, every line hittin’, perfectly executed, not over people’s heads, mad relevant punchlines, just everything fittin’ like a puzzle, it would be the one guy who can’t see, Blind Fury, so mad props to him.

But the group who NOBODY could see that night … was the SHADY 2.0 Cypher!

This squad was filled with such known spitters that I knew they would destroy it as soon as I saw who was there, but even with the bar of my expectations set crazy high, they managed to body it even more than I could have imagined, in terms of individual verses, the flow of the cypher from one MC to the next and the combination of devastating flows added up together. This cypher truly showed what squad is lyrically not to be f@-#*! with this year!

When Primo (DJ PRemier) threw on the classic beat, used in countless MC Battles and underground cyphers, I just knew it was on. Yelawolf, Joe Budden, Crooked I Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5’9 and Eminem all tore it down! There were all mountains,  no valleys, on the landscape. My ears and brain were bombarded by intricate rhyme schemes, up to date references, amazingly original and refreshing flows from all of them. They also demonstrated the essence of a true cypher – a meeting of the minds in a circle – an exchange of ideas – a family of MC’s conversing, not just a string of artists each kicking a hot 16 in a row. People outside of Hip Hop might not understand that. A cypher is connections, not just cats rhymin’. While many of the afore mentioned MC’s spit some hot -ish, none of the other cyphers really felt cohesive. They didn’t have that dynamic of communication, which is what the cypher is all about. They just felt like each MC was waiting to spit their verse. Anyone who has ever been in a cypher know what I’m talking about.

So for the elevated lyricism, the natural camaraderie between friends and the most consistent amount of ridiculous flow and wordplay, it has to go to SHADY 2.0. This one is definitely a classic. Don’t believe me? Check your local water cooler and see which cyphernot individual verse – is being talked about.

And now it’s your turn to judge for yourselves. Read more to watch ALL of the cyphers and leave your comments below!

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A Day In The Life of Homeboy Sandman

Homeboy SandmanShot and edited by Jav Martinez and Victoria Ng, Brooklyn Bodega has been putting up some cool promo videos for artists who will be performing onstage at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. The list of dope MCees is long (see below), but we would like to draw attention to an artist we have been following and supporting, since we first saw him pop up in shows in Brooklyn and Manhattan a couple years ago.

If you want to hear his humble beginnings, check out his first video “Lightning Bolt“, which got his buzz started. Continue through his catalog and enjoy his latest video “The Carpenter“.

Brooklyn Bodega’s The Company Man met up with Homeboy Sandman for an eventful day. From playing darts in the East Village, to recording at the legendary Beatminerz home studio in Bushwick, to hopping on a bus to Queens to record some more, Homeboy Sandman’s humility & hustle separates him from any other MC in the game.

Homeboy Sandman will be rocking the 2011 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival on July 16th at the Brooklyn Bridge Plaza & Tobacco Warehouse, along with Q-Tip & friends, Kendrick Lamar, Random Axe, M.O.P & more!

BROOKLYN HIP HOP FESTIVAL

HOMEBOY SANDMAN DROPS 72 Bars For Chosenberg

Brooklyn Bodega Interviews Homeboy Sandman

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Tommie Chase/Machine gun Brothers Feat Elete- Scattered Thoughts / Massacre On Madison

Here it is New Tommy Chase (St. Joe Louis) the first track is over kendrick lamars hi power (and no its not another otkl ode to Kendrick Lamar) Tommie Chase – “its just scattered thoughts that i had listening to this beat the second i went ahead put my ace from my group ELETE on it with me which we named ” Machine Gun Brothers ” and we just basically bodied fat joe‘s massacre on madison so hope you enjoy !!!!!”

Tommie Chase/Machine Gun Brothers Feat. Elete – Scattered Thoughts/Massacre On Madison