The group weatherPROOF, one half of which you may know as Bryan from TheBeeshine, just released a free album, Dirty Naturals, with features from Ras Kass, Louis Logic, Foreign Beggars (UK), and more, with stellar production and a 90s influence. If you enjoy the music, spread it around!
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Waitin’ for the video footage to be edited, but in the meantime, check these awesome pics sent to us by Bryan at The Bee Shine, Photo RobÂ and Robert Adam Mayer.Â Good looks, homies. For more pics of everyone that day, visit Mugs.smuggmuggs.comÂ and check out TheBeeShine.com for artist interviews about what inspires them. Shout out to Rock Steady Crew and Crazy Legs, who just turned 46 and is still battling breakers and spreading the art of breakin’ to younger generations.
There is no point trying to intro or explain this video (-sigh-) just watch it. Some knowledge of a cappella battle rap (URL/Grindtime/KOTD etc) is helpful, but totally necessary.
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The folks over at TheBeeShine.com only have one question for any artist they interview:
“What inspires you?”
This time around it’s Substantial (QN5/ThePLAGUE) who is answering (below). On their website you can hear what inspires lots of artists, be they MCs, producers, DJs, etc.
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I was over on TheBeeShine.com to check out their latest installment of “What inspires [name of artist here]“ on MCMI friend and affiliate Poison Pen (I will post that in a minute), when I came across this interesting introspective piece in which Ras Kass talks about his classic song “Nature of the Threat“, why he made it and possible affects on his career, 15 years later.
“Nature of the Threat” was one of the songs that solidified Ras Kass in my mind, as a serious artist, a wordsmith, a deep thinker and a super intellectual lyricist. In order to write that song, you have to be a spitter, yes, but you also need to be a scholar, know your history and not just read a textbook, but know what and where to research to find information that is not on the surface, but takes some digging. DJ’s dig in the crates? Well, Ras Kass digs in the books.
Check out Ras Kass’ newest video A.D.I.D.A.S (All Day I Dream About Spittin’) ft. Frankie Finch, (below). Listen to and purchase the entire digital album from his official BandCamp page.
For more info, go to his blog style site RASKASS-CENTRAL.COM