After a highly successful (and still flourishing) release of her summer ready jam "Choosin", produced by young up & comer Connor Lagan, our favorite Demi-Goddess returns with yet another ambrosial offering for the cosmos as a birthday gift from her to us (Happy Birthday Jayy!).
CHECKMATE and CONCISE are a hip-hop/rap duo hailing from Vancouver, B.C. Established officially in 2004, the duo consists of long time collaborators, and solo artists.
2. Space Odyssey
3. Big Time (feat. Royce Da 5'9)
4. Congratulations (feat. Fizal Stars & P Jericho)
5. Grand Alliance (feat. Evil Ebenezer)
6. Y.F.L. (Young Fly Lady) [feat. Darryl Riley]
7. So Fresh
8. 100 Grand (feat. Realm Reality)
9. Cosmic Luv
10. Dream World
11. Speak My Mind
12. Spit Game
13. Voices (feat. Ms. Olivia May)
Audio: Str8OutDaDen Phone Interview With Producer maticulous
Courtesy J. Good.
So I know we usually only talk to emcees on our phone interviews, but hey its a first time for everything right? For our latest phone interview we spoke to producer maticulous. This one is for the real hip-hop heads who love the tech talk. We got into what gear he uses, the samples he look for, working at Fat Beats, how he linked with Audible Doctor and more. You know the drill...sit back...Relax and Listen!
Terry2Dope, Miami based MC, fresh off of his well recieved January mixtape release "The Clinton Era", follows up with new video, "Rosetta Stone". The first single off his highly anticipated up and coming summer release "Materialistic Bullshit". The song is produced by producer @thepyrvmids and the video was shot and directed by @SlimTheCoolKid.
Labi Siffre (Watch The Streets) - Lancecape ft. Korry Deez
Lancecape tackles and flips the track "I Got The..." by Labi Siffre, which was most notably sampled by hip-hop heavyweights Jay-Z (Streets Is Watchin'), Eminem (My Name Is) and Def Squad (Full Cooperation). The original track is hard hitting within itself, which in turn made it easy for Lancecape to flip the break, add his signature drums and create one monster of a beat.
From his 2002 mention in the Source Magazine to 12 releases in 2008, Sha has always used his music to inform and speak his mind. He had a stint with Virgin records that was unfortunately complicated through the business side of things. His independence allows him to continue to make lyric packed hip hop and stay true to himself. Like many others that grew up on classic hip hop, Sha Stimuli is not happy with every aspect of today's hip hop scene, especially what can be found in the mainstream. While hip hop originally "educated, entertained, enlightened and frightened [him] all at once", he is no longer "excited about new albums coming out." Check the link above to read what Sha Stimuli has to say about how his love for hip hop has developed and where he stands now! What do you think? Are you happy with where hip hop is at? Leave a comment and lemme know what y’all think.