Agent Orange took a one way flight from his streetsweeper courtesy of SPTA (Speeding Passenger Train Airways) and still didn't let that stop him from producing an album full of bangers for the grumpy old men of rap. YOUCANHITMENOWBUTIJUSTWON'
TSTOP even dusted off his microphone for some tracks, AND constructed a beat so fierce the goddess AthenA felt compelled to tear it to shreds. Go ahead, try to deny the magnitude of boots left by their lonesome.
Follow the Silversmiths (JON?DOE and Sankofa) as they time travel from 1999's White Collar Criminals debut all the way to now, where they're old and stuff.+
Need namedrops? JON?DOE has worked with KRS-ONE, Casual (dopest member of Hiero), Son Doobie (Funkdoobiest ahoy!) and even The Hitman (no, not the one you're thinking of who Dre signed and forgot between taking HGH and whatever else he was doing). Sankofa has worked with CunninLynguists, Kashal-Tee, Nick Sweepah, Noah23, and a whole bunch of other people his advanced age has caused him to forget.
Shucks, you might even find that purchasing the whole kit and caboodle gets you some goodies.
+stuff means "Scoreolympics!"
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It's gearing up to be that time of year again, everybody's favorite holiday is just about a week away, and INgrooves Music has a round of 4/20 related releases that will keep you satisfied during all your celebrations. I wanted to reach out to you before the flood starts, to make sure you got some serious holiday friendly songs for your sites. All these artists are available for interviews, playlist,
We got free mp3's here from Daz Dillinger, Spice 1, Kurupt, AK, and SK from records all dropping 4/19 and 4/20. Soundcloud links below, just click on them for HTML embeds if you prefer.
On April 14th, DPG Presents- Daz Dillinger - "D.A.Z. ". Featuring Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Kurupt, Lee Majors, Soopafly, and so many more.Download "$till Get'n Money" . Daz is a legend in his own right. Most known for being one half of Tha Dogg Pound who’ve sold over 2M records, Daz Dillinger began his career as a producer for Death Row Records. Collaborations in his past include Lee Majors Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, and Tupac.
Spice 1 needs no introduction as a man who runs Oakland from 80's and onward. On 4/20 He drops "Spice N Erbzz" This 4-20 inspired compilation features some of Spice 1's greatest hits, as well as a few new tracks. Download "Got High". The Source ranked Spice 1 number 56 of the Top 115 Hip-Hop Artists from 1988-2003 and his self-titled album was listed in The Source's "100 Best Rap Albums." He has sold 3M albums & 128K digital tracks LTD.
4/20- New Artist BK "drops "The Art of The Sale", another record in conjunction with AK's dedicated to weed and hip hop Brooklyn Vibes. 50 tracks, solid Brooklyn instrumentals, and a new voice for fans of Kalifa and the like.
@IllinP returns for his 8th free download titled "They Don't Know". This Rich 5 produced track is a classic fussion of Dancehall and Hip-Hop.
Illin' P will be releasing a few download every week leading up to the release of his newest mixtape "3 Lefts 2 Make A R1ght". The mixtape will be an appetizer for his fans who have been following Illin' P since his collaborations with Krs-One, Mr. Lif, The Snowgoons and Ripshop as he prepares to release his album "Gentleman Sings The Black And Blues" in Fall of 2011.
When Drake was still on TV in a wheelchair, Canadian rapper/producer Moka Only was already halfway through a discography that now numbers more than 40 albums, aside from his work with Canadian heavy hitters Len, and the multi-platinum Swollen Members, which he helped found and won three consecutive Juno awards with. His list of collaborators includes the late J Dilla and MF DOOM. Now, the recipient of 2009's "Most Fabulous Canadian Man" award presents Airport 5, featuring appearances from Bootie Brown of Tha Pharcyde and Opio of Souls of Mischief. Airport is Moka's first release on burgeoning Canadian label Wandering Worx, set to drop a Planet Asia album later this year.
MP3: Esinchill - "Soul Of The City" Feat. Dave Hollister
New Album Vigilante Dropping April 19 Via Clear Label Records
You may not be familiar with Esinchill (pronounced Essential), but you should be. A chance meeting with Digital Underground front man Shock G gave the West Coast rapper his start, and he took full advantage, releasing his debut LP, Everything To Lose, shortly after, followed by a handful of writing stints with the likes of Dave Hollister, Lenny Williams, and more. Now, Esinchill is prepping his new album, Vigilante, featuring Mistah F.A.B., Casual, Dave Hollister, and production from Jake One, to be released April 19th via Clear Label Records. And with the release date fast approaching, Esinchill is excited to release a brand new single, "Soul Of The City," featuring long-time collaborator and legendary singer Dave Hollister.
While the phrase "Soul Of The City," rarely shows up in the new single, its origins hold strong meaning; it's become a nickname of sorts for Esinchill, which describes his embodiment of the spirit of the common man - he gives them voice. And with a song that tackles everyday, blue collar struggle and the fight to push through that struggle, the title is given power. As Dave Hollister sings, "I made life worth more than living/ I earned everything, nothing given/ I am the definition of driven/ Look at me," Esinchill weaves his own story atop the slick piano and bouncing bass of the beat, juxtaposing struggle and success. "This is when you lose hope, that's when your will fanes/ Here come the hunger pains, it's a younger game/ And the cats that had your back phone numbers change/ and your relationship with your girl is under strain," raps Esinchill, before finishing, "Let the whimps complain/ You want to entertain/ You have to fight 'till you sacrifice for every inch of gain/ Man listen, I am ambition."