Although the BK MC shouts out Brooklyn, Biggie, Jordan and Mike Tyson, this track has southern appeal and would blend nicely with Jay-Z / UGK collaboration “Big Pimpin’”, which shows Kweli’s versatility, but he doesn’t pimp on this track, he drops gems. The video is dope and Res does her thing at the end.
Talib Kweli ft. Res – What’s Real is off the Gravitas LP, which can be purchased on vinyl, CD or digitally, at Kweliclub.com.
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This is a cool stop-motion animation video promoting the upcoming release of Buckshot & P-Money ‘BackPack Travels’ Album (out June 24th). You can check out the video for Buckshot & P-Money – Flute (Explicit) ft. Joey Bada$$, CJ Fly of Pro Era, which we put up last week. For those unfamiliar with the project, Buckshot and platinum-selling producer, P-Money, from Auckland, NZ, have teamed up on this new album, ‘BackPack Travels,’ which comes out on Dirty Records / Dawn Raid Records / Duck Down Music. featuring Pro Era’s Joey Bada$$ and CJ Fly, Steele of Smif N Wessun, David Dallas, Raz Fresco, Chelsea Reject & T’Nah Apex. There will be two album release shows, one in Boston, June 24th, at Middle East and one in New York at Webster Hall on June 26th.
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Substantial - “Neighborhood Watch (The Other Guys Remix)” ft. Acem of Gods’Illa is produced AND directed by The Other Guys, also known as Joe and Isaiah. (This same team also did a remix of ‘Home Is Where The Art Is’).
The black and white video shows Substantial and Acem looking through the blinds on their window, talking about all the neighborhood ills you have to watch out for, from the old lady who hangs out of her window all day being in everyone’s business, to religious zealots and Jehovah’s witnesses, misguided youth turned thieves and drug dealers and even gentrification.
This is off the remix Album “Art Is Where The Home Is” available here: CD | Digital
The original “Home Is Where The Art Is” is available here: CD | Digital | Vinyl
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C-Rayz Walz • L.I.F.E. Long • John Robinson • Jasiri X • ‘Stimuli’ (Video)
C-Rayz Walz drops a buttery self-directed video off his album ‘Almighty: The Solar Facts’ a “manifestation of godly bars.” Part 1 of a 9 album cycle from C-Rayz Walz, Almighty: The Solar Facts features Wordsworth, Q-Unique, Afu-Ra, Sadat X, Reef The Lost Cauze, Icon The Mic King, Tragedy Khadafi, Grandmaster Caz & myself, GMS, to name a few.
This cut Stimuli (I’m Ready), features L.I.F.E. Long (Stronghold), John Robinson (Scienz of Life) and Jasiri X, and was produced by Kentron The Mastodon. Besides being graced by MC’s who can truly spit, the chorus “I’m ready … to live my life” along with the positive energy of the track, will make you feel good about Hip Hop music. No ice grilling in this video. All the MC’s drop science with a smile. The song is a celebration of life. Get you some.
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Mic Handz has been putting in serious work in the New York Underground scene in the past couple of years. Collaborations with Rockness Monstah and Sean Price (of Heltah Skeltah), Mims, Shabaam Sahdeeq and other New York underground heavy hitters, plus throwing and hosting his own Hip Hop events, his face on your screen, his words in your ear. Mic Handz made enough noise this past year to rank in the “Top 50 Emerging Artists of 2013″, according to AllHipHop.com.
This latest joint venture, “BRIGHT LIGHTS“, will once again make you sit up and take notice as the Brooklyn MC is joined by the legendary Jaz-O, best known as Jay Z’s mentor and rhyme collaborator in the late 80′s (“Hawaiian Sophie”) and 90′s (“The Originators”). Who can forget the smash hit single “Nigga What, Nigga Who (Originator 99)” off Jay Z’s Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life.
Directed by Donald Robinson Cole, the video is about the bright lights of the city and the pride of reppin’ your hometown.
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