Monday, November 30, 2009

Music Monday: Wale-Let it Loose (Live)

I can't lie, I really never jumped on the Wale bandwagon, but his debut album Attention Deficit has some heaters on it. Here's a live version of the neptunes produced song "Let it Loose" go find the mp3, its everywhere BUT youtube...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Strange Fruit Project: M.A.S.K free download!!

So Strange Fruit Project has a new EP out enititled M.A.S.K (Making Art Sound Kool). I'm a big fan of these Texas boys
Make sure you download the project for free!!
Here's the video for the song "Crash"

Crash - Strange Fruit Project feat. Thesis from S1/ S.K.P. Film and Photo on Vimeo.

Monday, November 9, 2009

#MusicMonday Cunninlynguist :Strange Journey Vol 2

So I liked Vol. 1, and Vol. 2 is nice in its own right. The chilled out soul beats dominate this journey again. Go check out the boys of Cunninlynguist, and pick up their newest work....Heres one of my Fav tracks off the album...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hippie Hi-Jinks: Jamfest!!

Heres us gettin our comedy on in a little vid staring Joel Nolen, and King Danczilla.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Jay Electronica Exhibit C

New Jay Electronica track 'Exhibit C'. Just blaze on the beat. What can I say....

Dope Vids: #1

From my music monday u can tell I'm a fan of Sa-Ra. Well heres an instrumental video that features Taz from the group. Dope and simple. Peep it.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Music Monday: Cicero Mode 1.5 coming in November!

So it's November 2 and I've decided to go ahead and leak a few songs off of Cicero Mode 1.5. For the folks that remember, it's been a year since I dropped "Cicero Mode".

Rewind time to oct 21 2008

I've had alot of good & bad things happen in my life since then, and 1.5 is documentation of what I've been going through. This project is simmilar to the last in that its AAALLLL over the place. It's got freestyles, mashups, Dj sets, remixes, and original music from yours truly. Cicero Mode 1.5 will serve as a mixtape to promote my upcoming E.P Public Speaker. The tape will also have some re-released songs from the original Cicero Mode and whatnot. I'll try and break down the tracks and share stories about them here. Make sure u download the first installment in the margin over here--->.

"Last Beatmaker Alive"

This is a remake to Nas' classic "Last Real Nigga Alive", using the same dope beat. It works just like the Nas version, but it's my story instead.

"Cicero FlyLo Freestyle"

I can only claim the flow, the beat is from one of my Fav producers right now Flying Lotus.

Ill be posting some originals in the comming weeks so stay tuned!!

Music Monday: Shafiq Husayn En A-Free-Ka

Since hearing Sa-Ra's Hollywood Recordings, I've been a fan of the trio. When I heard Shafiq Husayn, 1/3 of the exprimental group, released a solo project; I was stoked to check it out. Shafiq Husayn en A-Free-Ka brings that Sa-ra feel, but on an even more instrumental level. Theres a few complete songs, but most are rhythmic drums laced with spaced-out synths and vocal add-libbs. Shafiq's booming voice is wrapped thoughout the album with either spoken word or short flows. From the first listen, I can hear the new direction Husayn wants to take hip hop arrangments.
He spoke a little on it in an Okayplayer interview.
Quincy (Jones) said, ‘hip hop mastered the beat, but we didn’t take it to the next level with arrangement,’” he says. “And it’s true. Out of all the musical forms of the 20th century, hip hop brought the beat to the forefront, in a way so that any musical style that comes forth now is going to be predicated on the standard that we set; the Marley Marls, the Pete Rocks, the J-Dillas, the ?uestloves. But the first person who goes all in with arrangement and changes it for real, that’s going to be the king.”

Stop by for the rest of the interview.
Here's one of my fav tracks "Le'Star"