Thanks to everyone who submitted and took the time to comment and vote for their favorite entries. There were some real stand out tracks, and allot of really great efforts all around. We thought that over all Fef had the cleanest sound, and his remix fit the track well. The drums hit hard, it was carried by a dope bassline, and a hypnotic melody. Everyone agreed that Rakmas' remix was the runner up. It changed ths sound of the track, hit hard, had some nice played chops, filtered samples, and dope bassline. Third place was a tie between Kafutchino and Sicktunes. Kafutchino had a dope remix. Drums sounded like sp 1200, hit real hard, and the low fi sample fit the hard hitting drums well. Only thing was, by the second verse the vocals start to drift, but a nice effort. Sicktunes the 3rd place runner up had another dope remix, a sound that fit the track with a eerie change up for Killah Priests part.
Special thanks to Lee, Chris and Soundcloud, Destruments, IDE & Alucard, Creative Juices Music and all the producers.
MP3: Aaron Cohen - "Never Should Have Let Me Go" (prod. Infinite Jeanius)
On "Never Should Have Let Me Go", the Brooklyn by way of Seattle rhymesayer Aaron Cohen sets free the white whale off his forthcoming mixtape Crack. Produced once again by North Carolina's Infinite Jeanius, AC drops bars that parallel his skills to the one that you let get away over this anthemic instrumental straight out the trap house...wisen up and stay tuned for that Crack music!!
PR: M.O. Opening for AZ's Tour in Canada Through December
Courtesy of mdotodot.
Underground Hip Hop legend AZ will be touring across Canada next week ya boy M.O.
Catch us live Wednesday December 21st 2011 in Montreal (at Underworld), Thursday December 22nd 2011 in Saint Catharines, On. (at Red Hot Chilli Pepper), and Friday December 23rd 2011 in Ottawa (at Ritual).
Also I'll be in Sudbury hosting the 2nd Annual Boxing Day Bash at Cranky Joe's on Dec 26th.
Then It's back to MTL where I'll be your host for the Cheap & Easy New Years Party at Underworld. This is not to be missed.
See ya there!
If you haven't seen it be sure to watch Chosen One. #ShortDaysLongNights coming soon
"Distractions" is produced by Oh No. The video was directed by Darryl Phillips, of ICU Media. To download the MP3 for free visit www.facebook.com/talibkweli . 'Prisoner of Conscious' out in 2012 through Blacksmith / EMI.
Video: Chaz Kangas Kills "Look At Me Now" For Christmas
"Ladies tolerate me - I'm wearing O'Shea I'm looking taller lately, I'm Keyser Söze Christmas is the time of year that we watch Christmas shows so as soon as your family leaves take off your Christmas clothes"
Video: Timbo King - "The Autobiography of Timothy Drayton"
Courtesy Nature Sounds.
Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Timbo King released his much-anticipated debut album From Babylon To Timbuk2 earlier this year. Now, he's back with visuals for the album standout "The Autobiography Of Timothy Drayton," produced by M.O.P.'s Lil Fame. Shot in and around Timbo's hometown of Brooklyn, the video tells the true life story of one of underground hip-hop's unsung heroes.
This new single is entitled "Back 2 Basics" taken from the critically acclaimed release "Configa Presents: Calm Before The Storm" , this track produced by Configa and featuring the vocal talents of John Graham. The track expresses an observation on the state of the game today, representing for true hip hop in the face of "appealing lies" and "avatars".
Configa provides the perfect backdrop, with a beat that takes us back to the days of boomboxes and sneakers without laces, no frills or gimmicks employed here, just a dope break beat based head nodder that fits the song title perfectly. The video, shot and edited by Nick Light, takes us on a quick fire journey around the Mecca of hip hop, New York, including stopping by The Bronx and DJ Kool Herc's old residence. From audio to imagery this track screams REAL hip hop, organically produced and expertly delivered in an age of plastic nonsense.