3.0! Don’t think I wasn’t gonna post it. The TCK fams bring another ep. chock full o’ Golden Era treats (and by that, I mean B-sides and rare remixes). For that last stretch, DJ Nasty Vaz takes us on another musical journey…this time it’s one of epically funky proportions. Great listening, once again.
New fuckin’ SP (Styles P, that is) on some stressed days steez! This is one of my favorite styles of…Styles. Rell does his non-sweet R&B thing on the hook. Mucho proper.
Styles P “I’m A G” (Feat. Rell)
Bonus…late pass…more 2011 SP joints that haven’t been posted here yet…
This is rumored to be the first single off of Master Of Ceremonies. I’m glad there’s no sign of any silly club-appeal shit. The Ghost certainly doesn’t need to go there for his album to raise the hands of critics.
Styles P “#1 Homie”
I am guessing this is a mixtape track. Not really diggin’ the beat or hook…but it’s Styles and Sauce-Motherfuckin’…they should do something for Master Of…
Styles P “Guns & Roses” (Remix) (Feat. Torch & Sauce Money, Produced by Drawzilla)
Camp Lo is working on some special things for 2011. This here is just a teaser off an upcoming, pre-album mixtape with DJ Trackstar, featuring freestyles over (mostly) Pete Rock classics (I say mostly since there’s rumor that some new exclusives and/or remixes will be featured on said mixtape as well). Here they take turns tearing chunks out of the intro to “Straighten It Out”…and if you ask me, the funked out opener is much more of an ideal fit for their OG stylings than the actual joint CL rhymed over back in ’92. Once again, the Lo demonstrates how they are masters of the language.
Just a quick note, Geechi and Cheeba’s new full-length will feature them performing under a new name, 80 Blocks From TIffany’s, as they have recruited Pete Rock to make up the final component of the group. This means all of the production will be handled by the Soul Brother (!!!).
I’ve been preaching this whole “rappers need to make albums with only one or two producers” shit for a while now…glad some people are feeling the same way and acting on it.
80 Blocks From Tiffany’s (Camp Lo & Pete Rock) “Jimmy Page”
New SP Chaingang! Peedi Crakk and Young Chris certainly do what the track title suggests. I have no idea what this is off of/slated to appear on, but those cats are known to have a ridiculous work ethic. Check Crakk spazzin’ from the gate.
Ms. What What Jean Grae brings forth an updated version of her Ski Beatz produced joint featuring Styles P and fellow Brooklyn native, Talib Kweli. For all that it’s worth, SP sounds extra correct over the Cerrone sample on 45rpm.
Also, let me say that hearing Jean once again reminds me of how she was probably the first to do the cartoon’ish, cutesy vocal delivery tricks your favorite Nicki is so admired for. I’m talkin’ back in the 90′s before the name change (as noted at the beginning of this post). I’m not sayin’ the bitch bit her steez, but…
Jean Grae “R.I.P.” (Feat. Styles P & Talib Kweli, Produced by Ski Beatz)
Jean (along with Mr. Len) also paid an entertaining visit to Lord Sear during The Drunk Mix on Shade 45 last Friday, to speak in detail about her new life as a coke whore, “rappity rap,” and to play one and a half new joints off her upcoming release, Coke Cookies Or Comas (or was it Coke Cake Or Death). I guess you had to be listening to understand.
While we anxiously await that new Mobb ish, here are some recently released visuals for two older joints by Bandana-P (obviously these were laying around in director Jordan Tower’s video folder for a while, shot before P went in, but legit stuff nonetheless). Coincidentally, both bangers are heavily focused on the subject of the “bigger picture,” a message that rings much less cryptically, unfortunately, given the recent happenings across the world.
Very dope footy of a newly regrouped Mobb Deep, Big Twins, The Alchemist, and co. (Big Noyd and the rest of the Infamous Mobb included) at Prodigy’s first studio session since coming home. Can’t say how amped we are for that new M-O-B-B. Reunited and it feels soo goooood (ayo).
While exploring dusty areas of my collection, I came across this compilation of CNN tracks. Bootlegs, B-sides and Freestyles, originally put together by DJ 1Mic. Kick back and enjoy the charismatic rhymes of hungry Queens bred intellectual crim-criminals. Download the tape here.