Pos Tapes The Album, by San Francisco based hip-hop collective BPos (short for Be Positive), is a 17-track collection of the best songs selected from Pos Tapes Vol. 1-3, a trilogy of self-produced “mix tape” digital albums released by the group over the past two years. BPos is D-Wiz: MC/Lyricist, Producer, Goodword: MC/Lyricist, Khafre: MC/Lyricist and their DJ Johnny Venetti. Releasing on the groups’ own label (One League Entertainment), this album marks the second full-length from the established Bay Area group and features appearances by other local artists including: Z-Man, Pep Love and Equipto, as well as a few other special guests.
It is often easier said than done to unite two acclaimed talents in a project. Sometimes though, you can get the best of both worlds together and the end result becomes something completely new and exciting - like when Eboi and Marcus Price decided to make music together.
Separately, you hardly need to describe the two experienced and talented artistis. But together they form a duo, with Marcus Price responsible for productions and a sound that is more or less patented for the producer of Slang Musik. Eboi from Respect My Hustle contributes with rap that is hard to beat in Sweden, with a rhyme scheme and flow that is unique. The song will also be released as a video created by Måns Nyman. Cover art by OKOK.
Grammy winning Producer, Chin Injeti gets some big backing for his upcoming, Peoples Mixtape. The Peoples Mixtape set for release Tuesday July 17th and will feature David Banner, Talib Kweli, Jay Electronica, Shad, Bishop Lamont and many others. It will be a free download available through Wandering Worx Music.
Chin’s latest project, the Peoples Mixtape, is an ode to those people who inspire Chin and are inspired by him, as well as a showcase of Chin’s versatility as a producer and love for a wide range of music. With features from David Banner, Jay Electronica, Talib Kweli, The New Royales, Bishop Lamont, Jasiri X, Moka Only, Shad, Maestro, Skratch Bastid, Kyprios, Chace Infinite, Krondon, Zaki Ibrahim, as well as two young rising artists from The Hastings Set; Sophia Danai and Omar Khan, it has a diversity that is not often seen in most music projects.
The First Single "Peoples 1" featuring Bishop Lamont, Shad & Skratch Bastid is available now on the link below.
LA emcee Radioinactive dons yet another of Quincy Jones' old suits in the Owen Smith-directed video for "Bury Me Standing", a song from his new album The Akashic Record. Radio was part of Log Cabin, the '90s crew that included a young Murs and Eligh. Rolling Stone and URB co-signed him soon after he rapped as a goat on "Farmer's Market Of The Beast" from producer Omid's 1998 compilation Beneath The Surface, also featuring Dilated Peoples and Freestyle Fellowship. He dropped the solo albums Pyramidi, Free Kamal and Soundtrack To A Book. He collaborated with his crew Shape Shifters on Shape Shifters Was Here, and Daedelus and Busdriver on The Weather, and recently returned from three months traveling the Sahara Desert with a band of Tuaregs.
Free Download: Gensu Dean - "Lo-Fi Finghaz Instrumentals"
Armed with a dusty SP-1200 and equally weathered records, Gensu Dean made a splash in the indie rap scene with his debut LP Lo-Fi Fingahz on Mello Music Group. The record was an uncompromising modern display of tradition—hardcore MC’s over hardcore beats, plain and simple. The project was a proud beacon for the old guard, a proclamation that hip-hop can grow but the roots will always be the foundation. Now Gensu and MMG are dropping the instrumentals.
Devoid of the MC’s that originally blessed the project, the instrumental version of Lo-Fi Fingahz tells the same story with a different strategy. Classic boom-bap is still at the forefront, but without bars over the beats the listener is left to dive further into the sonic structure of the tracks. The LP takes on more of a contemplative tone and the intricacies in The Grand Imperial’s production can stand out without distraction. You can notice just how hypnotic a quarter-bar guitar loop can be on “Block Prenup” or zone out to the eerie piano on “There You Have It.” At times a chop may bring to mind Premo or Marley Marl or a loop may be a reminder of the legacy of Extra P, Gensu Dean makes it crystal clear as to what class of hip-hop he belongs in.
This week Ben Boogz is signing off on his funky mega beat campaign with a consistent break sample orchestra and humorous soundbytes to accompany them. This week's Boogz beat doesn't carry heavy or dark undertones of a pulled pork sandwich but rather the lightness and sweetness of the grilled watermelon slice or some saute'ed veggies in a lil soy sauce and some citrusy splash. So there you have it, a 9 minute soundtrack for your 4th of July Celebration and early too. So you can give it your approval rating and stamp.
Ben Boogz is known in his circle for his excellent black bean salsa and for preparing bright festive meals for holidays and birthdays. Always watching their health and avoiding any sort of heavy sodium infusion, Boogz's family learned tasty substitutes for salts. So you can ask artists like Fresh Daily, Likwuid, P.so the Earthtone King, L.i.f.e. Long to Homeboy Sandman how Boogz's food is a feel good sensation post consumption sans meat sweats and alarming heart palpitations.
His style and finesse in the kitchen translate into his music production. His ear for samples like his knack for ingredients and spices. Well let's call this post a Trader Joe's sampling station, go get a taste. http://2hungrybros.bandcamp.com .
01. POP Produced by DJ Low Cut and Mixed by EQ 02. Guns Theme Featuring Celph Titled, Ruste Juxx & DJ Revolution Produced and Mixed by Astronote 03. Wild Out NOW Produced by Murdoc and Mixed by EQ 04. Promises Featuring Hannibal the Great (formerly of Ice Water) Produced by DJ Rybe and Mixed by Oxydz of Grim Reaperz 05. The Grim Reaperz Featuring Adlib, Main Flow, Diabolic, Blacastan & GQ nothin' pretty Produced by Grim Reaperz and Mixed by Oxydz of Grim Reaperz 06. Who You? Produced by Marco Polo and Mixed by Joe Nardone 07. WTF Happened? Featuring GQ nothin' pretty & DJ Revolution Produced by D.A.N for Soulslicers Beatmakers and Mixed by Soulslicers 08. The Life Featuring Block McCloud, Tug McRaw & Sha Stimuli Produced and Mixed by Astronote 09. Wake Up Featuring Murdoc, GQ nothin' pretty & DJ Revolution Produced by JBL The Titan and Mixed by Oxydz of Grim Reaperz 10. This Ain't Gonna Work Featuring DJ Revolution Produced by Diamond Legit and Mixed by EQ 11. BEAST (Part 2) Featuring Saigon, Ruste Juxx & Sean P Produced by Viktor Ax and Mixed by Janne Jutila 12. Nothing Featuring Cappadonna (Wu Tang Clan) & GQ nothin' pretty Produced by Misanthropist and Mixed by EQ 13. Watch Out Featuring General Steele (Smif N Wessun), Esoteric, Godilla, Ali Armz, Jus Allah & Vinnie Paz (Jedi Mind Tricks) Produced and Mixed by Astronote