When people hear the names Kreayshawn and White Girl Mob they may think of a lot of things, old school hip-hop probably isn’t one of them. After seeing Kreayshawn and V-Nasty (of White Girl Mob fame) perform at the Highline Ballroom in NYC last week, however, old school hip-hop was the most prevalent thought that was going through my mind. This is because, whether the audience, most of whom were too young to drink, realized it or not, they were taking part in an old school hip-hop experience.
Rediculus releases first single from new Masters Of Conversation project...
The talented producer from Chicago is releasing the first single from his new project to the thrill of his fans around the world.
Rediculus is preparing to release the next edition of his Masters of Conversation production series in September, quickly following up his critically acclaimed Walking Down Broken Paths instrumental album and marking the 4th edition of the production series. Rediculus, who resides in Chicago, Illinois, has just put the final touches on the last mixes and is not preparing to delight his fans with his latest single which he hopes will expand his fan base and get his music heard by more people around the globe.
The single, "Halo (Pain Is Love)", features a hard blaring horn sample with a neck snapping snare to drive the track and longtime collaborator and fellow Chicagoan Prome on the microphone dropping lyrical napalm on the track.
The album, "Masters of Conversation: Punchlines and Parables", is 16 tracks all produced by Rediculus and features some of hip hop's hottest MC's such as Chubb Rock, Ruste Juxx, Craig G, Sha Stimuli, Emilio Rojas, Koncept and the Audible Doctor from Brown bag All Stars, Big Dutty Deeze, Chaundon, Notoriety, Stumik Icewater, Sadat X, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Red Eye, Pair-a-Dyce and many more.
The album itself is both a return to the "Golden Era" and a glimpse into the future of hip hop. Soulful samples scream and wail throughout the project, backed by growling bass lines and driving drum tracks with custom kicks and snares that showcase the wide variety of influences in Rediculus's life and music.
Rediculus is quoted as describing the project with the following statement; "This album is going to really make people think about what they listen to and show people that you can reach consumers without watering down our culture. We have a host of people in the culture who are over 30 and want music that they can relate too, something with more substance that addresses the issues in their lives. The current trend of making songs about negative images backed by empty music is coming to an end and this project should definitely help drive the nails into that coffin. People want something smarter and I'm here to give it to them"
The album, set to be released on September 20th, will be distributed digitally globally by Island/Def Jam and will include several limited edition runs of physical copies, with a UK exclusive edition containing a few remixes Rediculus did for Big Dutty Deeze and American exclusive artwork for his US edition.
People are encouraged to follow Rediculus on Twitter, keep in touch with him on Facebook, check out his Bandcamp page and visit his website for more information and to keep up on the latest news with Rediculus and all of Knowledge Giving Birth Productions.
Video: Timbo King f/ R.A. the Rugged Man - "High Ranking"
Courtesy of Nature Sounds.
Wu-Tang affiliate Timbo King's debut album From Babylon To Timbuk2 is finally here, and to celebrate, he's got new visuals for the single "High Ranking," featuring R.A. The Rugged Man and produced by Bronze Nazareth. The track features R.A. and Timbo trading lunchroom insults over a thumping horn-heavy beat, so they decided to bring it back to the schoolyard (literally) for the video. From Babylon To Timbuktu is now in stores everywhere, and features RZA, Jr. Reid, R.A. The Rugged Man, Killah Priest, with production by Lil' Fame, Bronze Nazareth, Vinny Idol, and more.
The long awaited mixtape, mixed by the Legendary DJ Grapla, features a cross-section of songs over the last few years from Arizona hip hop artist BLACK ONE (@Black_Sun_Rise). Featuring brand new freestyles and exclusive tracks that can only be heard here, The mixtape is available exclusively through Black One's Blog at http://breakinginfinity.tumblr.com/.