Since the days of the Lyricist Lounge, when the Cella Dwellas were the hot up and coming group that we loved to hear freestyle on the radio, perform onstage and spit in the cyphers, I have admired the originality of these brothers U.G. and Phantasm (pka The Tallman). Their style was something new brought to the game and while there were some imitators, no one was ever able to duplicate their mixture of Realms & Reality (the name of their 1996 Debut album on LOUD Records). Since then, they have changed the group name to The Dwellas and also have put out solo work.
This time up to bat is Phantasm, taking on a subject that touches dear to my heart, the reality that all men must die and asking his friends and family to Shed No Tears when it is his time to go.
After the deaths of two comrades in the music industry, Pumpkinhead & Sean Price, the lyrical vet was inspired to write on this topic, thinking about his own mortality. Directed by Olise Forel for Moving Silence, the visuals are moving and as a friend of both PH and Sean Price (who the video is dedicated to), I was moved to tears, despite the title.
Glad to see this veteran spitter putting in work, telling the true stories that need to be told. This is real Hip Hop at its finest.
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In loving memory of our brothers J. Arch (1976 – 2014), Robert “PH” Diaz (1975 – 2015), Sean Price (1972 – 2015) and Moe Clevah (1974 – 2010), Team Homi’s Ike P dropped this hot verse from “LOOK NO FURTHER” a joint produced by Rob Dinero and featuring Swave Sevah and PStacks, but its just a teaser. though We will have to wait for Swave and Stacks’ verses. Ike’ s verse and the video are tight though, leaving us in anticipation of the Album, “BLACKIN” set to drop November 29th, 2015. The video was directed by LOTTAZAY. Already a household name in Battle Rap, Team Homi is making moves into the music industry this year, pulling no punches.
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I met the Barchitects through my brother PH, who was in the crew. He first hipped me to this young kid he was mentoring in the battle game, T-Money Bagz, so when I saw him battle, I paid attention. Longtime fam of half of Team Homi (Poison Pen, Sara Kana, Ike P, Swave Sevah, Amzilla, J Arch, Scream) I later started seeing Bugz with the crew, but we didn’t really build that much until recently, brought together in requiem of PH’s passing. We all felt the hit when he left us in June, (R.I.P PUMPKINHEAD) and it brought all of his mutual friends closer together. Now I’m getting to know Money Bagz & Bugz lyrically, through freestyles and mixtapes they have been producing, for the past couple of years. So far I like what I am hearing. These dudes got heart, talent and most of all, BARS!
The Barchitects rep TEAM HOMI hard on ‘HOMI OVER EVERYTHING’. It is the first single off of ‘THE BARCHITECTS VOL 1’, hosted by DJ STATIC, available on Dat Piff right now.Rob Dinero produced the joint. The video is directed by Deadeyez. I’m feeling this track and the team is making all the right moves right now. You are definitely going to see more from The Barchitects and Team Homi. – J.Arch & PH – Rise in Power – GMS
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New JerseyJ/LA trio St. Joe Louis are back with a new full-length LP “Cloud Club Over Everything.” We told you it was on the way when we reported on the lead single “I Rise” featuring Nemo Achida. For those who don’t know, St. Joe Louis are a group comprised of producer/emcee Elete Wright, and two MC’s Michael Cardigan and Tom Chase. Numerous smoke filled studio sessions led to the crew birthing a social movement called “The Cloud Club,” which obviously explains the title of their album.
Produced by Dolla (Brick Bandits), Ezrakh and Elete Wright, “Cloud Club Over Everything” is as sonically beautiful as it is lyrically deeply personal. The production is ultra modern, with futuristic sounds, airy chords and choruses that are as blue as the crystals on that good Cali weed. The trio set the album off immediately, with “CC“, jumping right into a verse as soon as the first beat touches down.
High energy mixed with bravado and storytelling over a powerful groove let’s you know right away that this team means business. Jahnia Holterhoff & Bad Pegasus singing at the end of the verses takes you for a ride on a cloud … of smoke. Get right to this.
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