It’s been a smidget since we last posted, but I figured that an ill video post would be more than welcome upon re-entry into this fine blogging world. “5 Deadly Venoms” is yet another great track on Vic Spencer’s Vic Greenthumbs…and he doesn’t even spit one verse. Not one bar, hell, not even one word, unless you count his extraterrestrial-like adlibs. The ladies, all five of them, took over this track, beat it up a bit and then finally dismembered it for our ears. And if Henny’s voice isn’t “Lawd”-inducing, I don’t know what the hell is…
Little Brother fans all over the globe were ecstatic when group member Phonte’s first solo album, Charity Starts At Home, was released in late September. Phonte is one-half (or one-third, according to fans who believe producer 9th Wonder never really left) of the rap group, who more than a few believe is more lyrically inclined than partner-in-rhyme, Rapper Big Pooh. “The Good Fight”, produced by 9th Wonder, is one of the better tracks on Charity and I’m glad that “Tigallo, Tigallo, Tigallo” tabbed Kenneth Price to orchestrate the visuals.
Pitchfork TV’s “Selector” show has recorded dope freestyles and crazy collaborations, like Curren$y’s “Heaps’, produced by UK beatsmith Gold Panda and Clipse’s “Gazzillion Ear”, produced by the always-fresh MF Doom. Das Racist, Big Boi, Killer Mike and Freeway are some of the featured artists. Featured producers include El-P, Nicolas Jaar and Clams Casino. You shouldn’t expect 100% lyrical greatness, as this is a project full of off-the-dome bars, but Selector Mixtape Vol. 1 is most definitely worth having in your music library.
For eargasms: Selector Mixtape Vol. 1
This single is from Blu’s upcoming Jesus EP. I’ve watched this video 9 times since I learned that there were actually visuals floating around somewhere, so it’s rather safe to say that this Blu fan can’t wait for that EP to drop.
Finally, the first solo project of 2012 from everyone’s favorite weed-smoking rapper, Curren$y. Here is a free EP that was introduced to the public some time during that important football game that was played yesterday. This is only 5 tracks long, but it’s just long enough to last during a solo session. After listening to “Pay Attention” just one time, I’m sold on the whole damn thing. Dank weed and papers sold separately.
Download: Here (Free EP), Curren$y
Ohio-born DJ Mick Boogie gifts Nas and The Roots fans with arguably the greatest mixtape in the history of music. Well, I may have been a bit hyperbolic, but Illadelphmatic is indeed a project you should check out. Featuring remixes and rarities from Nas and The Roots, this tape is something that all hip-hop fans should own.
Download: Illadelphmatic, Mick Boogie/Nas/The Roots