MP3: Black Bobby's "Me - An Emotional Affair (Time to Trade Up)"
Pivoting off opening Rock The Bells last year for the Mos Def & Talib Kweli Reunion show and co-hosting SWEATSTOCK, I just got back from a trip to New York City where I had a performance at the Rock Bottom at Brooklyn Wildlife's Coco Mango Bongo Party.
My song contains a beat I sampled from The Rapture's song It Takes Time To Be a Man. The Rapture have always been a favorite group of mine since the Echoes album. I thought the old school sound of this song fit perfectly with the type of song I wanted to write- a song reminiscing on past "emotional affairs."
Released June 22, 2012, The Grindhouse EP is the first look at Swamp Thing, the brainchild of Timbuktu, Chokeules, & Savilion. Inspired by good rap & bad b-movies, backed by Savilion's production, coming soon to a drive-in near you.
With a self-titled album dropping in the fall, the EP is just a glimpse into the world of Swamp Thing. The hard-hitting video for their first single, "123", gives an idea of what's to come. Three well established artists in their own right join forces to do what they do best: making dope hip hop and rocking hype live shows, fine-tuned from years of work and countless performances.
MP3: A-Wax - "Fly Pelican (Remix)" Ft. French Montana, Styles P. & Chinx Drugz
Late last week, A-Wax released the video for "Yeah Right," a recent track pulled from his forthcoming solo album, Everybody Loves Me: Chapter 1. Now, with the July 17th release date approaching, the Pittsburgh, California, rapper is excited to release the album's latest single, "Fly Pelican (Remix)," which features French Montana, Styles P., and Chinx Drugz.
The song, originally released in 2011, initially featured only the Coke Boys representatives, French and Chinx, but in putting together the remix for his album, A-Wax enlisted your favorite rapper's favorite street rapper, The Lox's Styles P., who doesn't disappoint, delivering the song's final verse. "How all the features came together," says A-Wax, "it meant a lot. It was very real, not forced at all."
The song, according to A-Wax, was inspired by the instrumental, which came courtesy of Seattle producer BeanOne and was produced specifically with A-Wax in mind. "I wanted to paint a scene out of Scarface, but from a dope boy's point-of-view," says A-Wax. "If the listener pays attention, I'm very subtle with my messages; I may rap about street shit, but I come with the standpoint and opinion of a convicted murderer. I never want anyone to go down the path I did."