Probably my favorite of the recent finds on the ‘tube. Fuck that. Everything new (at least since the Ice Water signing) from CNN has been ill. The War Report II is at the top of my list for anticipated releases this year. Fuck your corny swagger-new jack-weirdo name rap. That shit holds no weight, so keep that in the single-digit 2000′s. CNN made two classic albums when you had to be nasty to achieve such a feat…their first being a SUPER classic. If you don’t agree, you are probably scared of life or in need of a nanny still (you’d be scared, but you get the “age pass”).
I wish this was an original CNN beat. Nothing against Jay Electronica, but the combo of the Just Blaze heater and Nore really showed me how back to form things really are…prime example material. Let’s also not forget that Ice Water Inc. means that The Chef is on deck to help provide a platform for release…the influence is apparent…and that is one of the best things possible for their dynamic of 90′s fed, reference-heavy, image spewing, street rap.
Here’s the whole joint with Pone on the 2nd round murder.
Kiddies… there’s been more radio silence on this channel recently. Real life happens. As I may have said a week or two ago, you will probably be glad that I have not been on the Internet, everyday, typing and copy-and-paste’ing away to maintain our presence in the blogworld. AS soon as I can show you something, I will. You have been good to me, and I feel like returning the favor two-fold is only right.
Also, let’s just say that the practically one-man-band planet that is PTP, will soon have some new inhabitants with whom to share the pain and glory. Expansion is necessary at this point.
Alright. Let’s do something a bit different. Blogger allows for back dating posts so you can make up for a missed day (or 7)… but fuck it…here’s a mega post of new shit I’ve been feeling thoroughly (with little explanation…it is too nice outside to be stuck at the computer thinking up ways of saying “I really like this good music”.).
First. New CNN…both Nore and Capone on some aggressive, 90′s type thought pattern steez…and Imam sounds just as grizzly as he did the first time you heard him. Shouts to my man Big ED for making me check this on a proper factory vehicle sound system (the best way to hear CNN).
CNN ft. Imam Thug & Musolini “Thug Planet” Added Note: I love how Pone sounds like he’s been writing raps after a night of OB4CL2…this IceH20 deal is a great look for them. Free Tragedy Khadafi!
Second. More Purple Tape II shit. This video is NSFW…but VSFU (Very Safe For Us). The fact that Rae is not even in the video is, in itself, pretty ill. What the viewer is left with is essentially the most amazing album promo ever. If anyone should be seen cooking crack, it would be a barely clad…okay fine…no one should be seen cooking crack…crackissonotkosher.
Raekwon “Pyrex Vision” Added Note: I’m going pretty far off topic with this one, but this video must rank high in the semi-tame fetish department…kind of like the antithesis to “girls on fixed gears”…but with all of the imaginative wealth in tact. Let’s be real here, with all of the “theme” porn flicks in the world, I’m surprised no one has tried to capitalize on this New Jack City type aesthetic. It has been way overdue…you’ve got a decades of inner city drug czar films spanning from my favorite, King Of New York, to the Paid In Full‘s, Belly‘s, Kingpin‘s, etc…as well as the super success of the best T.V. series ever, The Wire…then all of this sensationalized urban drug culture chic stuff…you know, that failed-whisper level agreement between most rappers, hipsters, models, and Big Bro?
Haha…okay. Well regardless, the shit would be like an Art film…the sound of moans, gags, and flesh slapping with the clouded visual of puffing surgical masks, various latex gear, and the occasional wagging titty and slinkydance ass through a white powder haze and volcano’ing glassjar fog. If any of you directorial types wanna make this happen, hit me, I got the screenplay just five minutes ago (after having watched the above-posted video).
Third. New Rae. The Alchemist chose a breakbeat for him to go off on. That’s been my type of shit since the 90′s (mostly due to the loopy, minimal Wu joints and basement type shit like Ghost’s “Wise” or “Milk Crates”). More on that soon.
Raekwon “Wally’s & Pringles”
Fourth. I’ma let one of my first guest bloggers air out about another killer joint by these cats…but this is some real deal shit from the South. Fuck the weak stuff.
Juicy J & Project Pat “Cali High” Added Note: Enjoy the good weather outside…with a well-timed herbal enhancement. Or not. But stop reading this and get some fresh air. Go to the zoo. Look at the humans and animals.