Meyhem Laurenevich and Action Bronsonlinio at it again. Best use of a green/blue screen in a minute. One of my favorite joints off of Mey’s Self-Induced Illness (cop that, cop that). Gotta love the work ethic and multimedia output of this fuckin’ camp (and yo, the fact that these cats are part of a “camp” is refreshing enough…how many legitimate rap crews are really out there at this point?).
Meyhem and Ragazino Senior (finally) give us a video for their certified banger, “Even More Butter.” You don’t understand how happy this makes me…as it stands as one of my favorites to come from either camp. Shot and directed by A Jay D…expect MC-ship, gear, and a night in NYC’s brick ass cold winter.
What do Action Bronson, Maffew Ragazino, Meyhem Lauren, Roc Marciano, and Timeless Truth all have in common? Native New Yorkers? Yes. Super duty tough work on any mic device? Yes. PTP got each of their respective backs (ayo)? Again, yes. But let us throw you a good read: “Top Five Young, Hometown-Obsessed New York City Rappers”, as published yesterday on The Village Voice’s blog.
The author, Phillip Miynar, does a fine job of cracking the curtain for the masses who have yet to witness the undeniable talents of the aforementioned a-alike, Rotten Apple reps in his article (not forgetting the additional media to further prove his words true). Read it even if you have seen/heard any of these guys from previous PTP posts, you may gather some additional intel on your future favorite MC’s…plus he pretty much sums up our thoughts on them and the more-than-welcomed resurgence in Golden Era-rooted (read: 1995) 21st Century hip hop. A lot of hometown pride here.
Meyhem Lauren’s latest mixtape Self Induced Illness has finally dropped on iTunes. Go ahead, support ill hip-hop coming outta New Y and cop it here. Check the mucho lengthy tracklisting below.
1) Divine Introduction
2) Haywood feat J-LOVE
3) Cash is King
4) Analyze the Elements feat J-LOVE
5) Wack Rap Niggas
6) Steak With a Glass of Red
7) Barbaric Madness Feat. Victorious , Whyz Ruler, and Thirstin Howl the 3rd
8 ) Heavy Cream
9) What Kind Of Life
10 )Typhoon Rap Feat. Action Bronson
11) Got the Fever
12) 7000 Thoughts
13) Bout to Win Again
14) Outdoorsmen Intervention Feat. Ag Da Coroner, Take It, Killa Sha, J-LOVE, Science, and Prince
15) New York Where you at ?!
16) Still Golden
17) Aint it Funky Feat. Science
18) The Geniva Conference Feat. Bags, Action Bronson, Science, Animal, and Jay Steele
19) Just Can’t Win
20) Murder at 1600 Feat. Bags and Science
21) Close Call
22) Swiss Alps Feat. Action Bronson
23) Crossroads Feat. Roc Marciano
24) Lost Souls
1) Live Shit
2) Day After Day Feat. Gab Gacha, Action Bronson , and Animal
3) Verbal Snapshots
5) Another Hustle
6) Respect My Honesty
7) Hennessy Feat. J-LOVE
8 ) Terminal Illness feat A.G. DA CORONER
10) Amigo A.K.A. We Stole Fire Feat. Animal
11) Got the Recipe Feat. Action Bronson
13) Classic Material
14) Makin’ Stacks
15) They Scared
16) Bangathon Park
J-Love, P.F. Cuttin, Thorotracks, Domingo, Shakim Allah, Blunt, Jewelz Polaar, Nickel Plated, Whyz Ruler, Born Divine, Gorilla Lo, Anobolic, Metaphysics
New Outdoorsmen visuals! Shaz IllYork, Meyhem Lauren, and Action Bronson put the Q.U. spin on the immortal Rza-produced banger from ’95. Yep…from THAT Purple Tape.
File under: 21st Century 90’s Hip Hop (done right).
“Glacierz” (Directed by Shaz Illyork)
I would have posted this last night, but PTP went out to personally support Shaz and co. at an Irish-Bar-turned-live-hip-hop-joint. I’m now typing this in a Helly Hansen jumpsuit with an orange boxcutter tucked into the ankle of my navy-brown suede Skywalk. Click-click.
Queens general, Meyhem Lauren (with the help of J-Love), takes you on a mini-tour of his borough, viewers and listeners alike. He asks various members of the populace to sum up his/her stomping grounds in a word (or two)…the myriad of answers given are entertaining as they are on point. Real as the golden “C” on your Carhartt tab.
“Queens” (Produced by J-Love)
And one more for the kiddies…this time Meyhem’s joined by fellow Outdoorsmen Action Bronson and Ag Da Coroner. This is a little older, off of Mey’s Clarified Butter mixtape, but we failed to post it back around its release…so now you have it with new gift wrap.
“Ray Lewis” (Feat. Action Bronson & Ag Da Coroner, Produced by Don Producci)
Peace to The Outdoorsmen and the rest of my Queens peoples…
This just in…our mans and ’em Action Bronson and DJ J-Love drop the highly anticipated mixtape Bon Appetit…..Bitch!!!!!. Fresh out the oven and now up on iTunes…no free downloads here…just some friendly advice: buy this, $9.99 in 2011 has yet to sound THIS fresh (you already know you want to, thirst bucket). Support it if you love your hip hop with a certified Rotten Apple garnish.
Track listing, as follows:
1.) EAST BOUND AND DOWN
2.) T.K.O. (Feat. UNCLE PAULY, PRODUCED DON PRODUCCI)
3.) MARK SANCHEZ
4.) SHIRAZ (PRODUCED BY ACTION BRONSON)
5.) THE COME UP
6.) IMPORTED GOODS (PRODUCED BY FALSIDE)
7.) BRONSON MAINA (PRODUCED BY P.F. CUTTIN)
8.) DABBLE IN TRUFFLES (PRODUCED BY R THENTIC)
9.) GROWIN UP
10.) MOFONGO (Feat. SHAZ ONE, PRODUCED BY ACTION BRONSON)
11.) FUCK ME TILL I DIE (Feat. MEYHEM LAUREN, JAY STEELE, A.K.A. MR SATIN & SILK, FONDA, & J-LOVE)
13.) EASTERN PROMISES
14.) 85 BARRITZ BRO-HAM
15.) BODY LANGUAGE (Feat. SCIENCE)
16.) AGED MANCHEGO
17.) ALBINO GORILLA (Feat. MEYHEM LAUREN & J-LOVE, PRODUCED BY J-LOVE)
18.) ROASTED BONE MARROW (Feat. A.G. DA THE CORONER & MAFFEW RAGAZINO)
19.) GET OFF THE P.P. (PRODUCED BY TOMMY MAS)
20.) TANGO & CASH (Feat. MEYHEM LAUREN)
21.) SHAPE SHIFTERS (Feat. MACHINE OF TEAM FACELIFT)
22.) NIGHT COURT (PRODUCED DON PRODUCCI)
23.) CEVICHE (Feat. SOLACE OF TIMELESS TRUTH)
24.) BLACK RAIN (Feat. SHAZ ONE)
25.) DOUBLE IMPACT (Feat. STARVING B)
26.) THE TEAM
27.) MARIJUANA BRONSON
28.) SHORTY BOP WITH A HOOK (PRODUCED BY DON PRODUCCI)
29.) FRIENDLY FIRE
30.) BRONSON HARD LEMONADE
31.) I REMEMBER
32.) AMUSE PUSCHE (PRODUCED BY DON PRODUCCI)
33.) ON THE REAL
34.) RE ELECT DINKINS (Feat. MACHINE OF TEAM FACELIFT & THE KID DAYTONA)
35.) CHILLI CHICKEN HAKKA STYLE
Shouts and congrats to my mans Action and ’em for this 35-track blessing. VERY official. Oh, and another fellow PTP favorite/fam member is up on there too…Maffew Ragazino. Nothin’ but murder over a classic Rza beat, kids.
Yep, I’m on the nightshift…fucked up headcold and all! Look out for the future…pre-heating something special right now…stay tuned.
New shit from killa Queens grinder Meyhem Lauren (of the Outdoorsmen), featuring the recently PTP-cosigned Maffew Ragazino. Mey has done plenty of ill collaborations over the years (honestly, too many to name…but he’s covered practically all of the Queens legends to the Wu)…and this one will go up as one of his finest to date. He’s sharpened up plenty (which shows that diligence and good direction can go a long way) and selects one of the nicest “newcomers” to get on some real golden lyrical shit (obviously Maffew is not new to this, at all). Looking forward to the new Self-Induced Illness butters.
Meyhem Lauren “Even More Butter” (Feat. Maffew Ragazino, Produced by Shakim Allah)