Delicious Vinyl, the label that released Cali rap crew The Pharcyde's groundbreaking 1992 debut album Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (quoted as Kanye West's favorite album), has teamed up with Fatlip and Slimkid3 - two of the former Pharcyde members - along with Bizarre Ride producers J-Sw!ft and L.A. Jay for Bizarre Ride Live, a series of shows where they perform the entire album, blurring the lines between a straight up hip-hop show and a theatrical performance.
You did listen to Lyrikillís More Heart, More Sole last year, didnít you? Well, if you didnít you still have a chance to redeem yourself since the guy behind one of 2011′s best slept-on projects is back with his ode to yesteryear.
Retro is eight tracks of soulful production while Lyrikill waxes poetic about the city, shoes, and surroundings that created one of Hip-Hopís new rising stars. Kill has a way of sputtering out syllables that appear like random puzzle pieces, but once they land on the table, youíll see a puzzle put into place spelling out precisely the point heís bringing home.
To mark the 2nd anniversary of its release, battle veteran and fellow Sandpeople member Illmaculate presents the sequel, CHRON: Legacy. This time it's Illmaculate in the lead role over Lawz Spoken's gritty, dramatic production but OnlyOne "co-stars" on a majority of the album's tracks (think Ghostface Killah on Only Built 4 Cuban Linx). Supporting-cast includes IAME, Goldini Bagwell, Cassow, and Epp.
Uptown XO continues the march towards the release of his new solo album: "Colour de Grey." Today, XO offers a new visual for the track "Rugged" off his pre-album mixtape "The Color Gray." The track, produced by A.B. the Pro, features Obi Say and Awthentik spitting bars alongside XO who breaks it down to a fraction.
"The old heads gave us the game, and now I'ma give you the jewels"