Shabaam Sahdeeq has come along way from the days of Rawkus Records, “5 Star Generals” (ft. Eminem, AL Skillz, etc.), “Arabian Nights” and performing at shows produced and hosted by yours truly (pats self on back, heh heh). The veteran spitter is still cranking out hip hop bangers in the form of mix-tapes, albums and collaborations like this one, over a track by Alterbeats.
The visuals for “Stop It”, off of Alterbeats’ new album ‘Class Struggle,’ have Sahdeeq bringing heat to all parts of the County of Kings, representin’ BK to the fullest, to quote a Biggie lyric. The song is basically a showcase of an Alterbeats production while Sahdeeq entertains with above average lyrics, wordplay and delivery. It also features cuts by DJ Tricks. If you had any intention of frontin’ on any of these brothers … Stop It!
Class Struggle on iTunes and Fat Beats
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Wow, whether you believe Eminem is a “Rap God” or you want to argue about it, this video directed Rich Lee and produced by Justin Diener & Kathy Angstadt, is hot!
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This video for “Range Rover Rhythm”, shot mostly out of doors and in black and white is stunning, as director Alex Ghassan captures non-cliche cinematic visuals of what looks like Brooklyn, but could easily be Queens or any East Coast town or borough. This goes perfectly with Skyzoo’s down to earth image and sometimes over your head lyrical intricacies. Producer Jahlil Beats is a name I am hearing on a lot of dope songs lately. He definitely is heating up the Hip Hop landscape with this one. Skyzoo’s ‘A Dream Deferred’ album, is out now on iTunes. Cop that!
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By now you have most likely heard POUND CAKE, Drake’s single featuring Jay Z all over the radio, in the clubs, etc. If you listen to mix tapes, underground, independent or SiriusXM stations you probably have also heard The L.O.X over the same beat on their HOOD CAKE Freestyle. I liked the original when I first heard it, but I personally believe The L.O.X bodied the track incredibly, leaving me with no further interest in hearing Drake or Jay on the song anymore. But I can listen to the HOOD CAKE version all day and not get tired of it.
But some of my colleagues over here at MCMIreport.com don’t agree. They say either the original holds up well and liek both tracks equally or they think that the original still holds reign, either for Drake’s contribution, Jay’s verse or both.
What do you think? Both tracks can be found after the jump, so you can listen before you cast your vote.
The Sean-Touré Remix is a nice revisit to the recent classic ”See Hear” by recording artist Substantial, originally produced by Algorythm. The original song was sonicly and lyrically a masterpiece, portraying the ups and downs of life in Substantial’s hometown Baltimore, Maryland. Sean-Touré captures that classic 90′s east coast Boom Bap with his remix, adding new colors to the palette, while maintaining the integrity of the original painting.
The Sean-Toure’ Remix Video Project available as a free download Tuesday, October 29th.
Substantial’s album “Home Is Where The Art Is” available now.
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