Few Hip-Hoppers who have managed to make such a huge impression on the underground scene without denting the consciousness of the mainstream. Tonight we are blessed by UK appearances by not one but two artists who fit into this category in the shape of Stones Throw Record’s MED and Detroit’s super producer Black Milk.
West cost hero MED has an impressive stable of producers behind him. Having made his debut with Madlib produced Lootpack he has blessed beats from J-Dilla, Just Blaze and Oh No. It is little wonder considering the man’s stunning breathe control and his no holds barred wordplay. His latest full length album ‘Classic’ (Stones Throw) is just that, a bonafide underground classic.
Black Milk is one of the most prolific producers in the game right now. With a sounds that is distinctly his own and distinctly Detroit at the same time he joins us tonight for a very rare DJ set. Having blown up stages for The Doctor’s Orders performing solo and as one third of Random Axe we are really excited to welcome him behind the decks tonight for a set not only of his own productions but a selection of the tunes that have inspired him over the years.
This opportunity to see and hear these two rock a London stage together is not to be missed and if their presence was not enough for you then London’s own Piff Gang will be getting the stage warmed up with his witty takes on life in the capital while Spin Doctor & Chris P Cuts set the mood on the decks.
Block Starz Music recording artist Lega-C, who burst onto the independent music scene with her YouTube clip "White Girl Raps Fast" in September, continues to rack up impressive numbers online with her video re-mixtape, "Who Got Tha Heater?"
The 25-year-old Tulsa, Oklahoma native has now released the official music video to "F**k Em All", produced by Nenyo Beatz.
Video: Yo Gotti & CMG in Las Vegas for New Year's Eve
Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.
Yo Gotti and his CMG team spent New Year's Eve weekend in Vegas, where they brought in 2012 with a variety of fun, from hanging in the casinos and walking the Las Vegas strip, to racing through the desert in ATVs.
Detroit's own Off-Rip drops a new viral video as a gift for his fans for the new year. The track also features other up and coming Detroit artists D-Rick, FranChize and Stackdough. There is only 1 way to describe this track..."Bars"!
"Beit" translates to "Home" in many languages, including Amharic (my mother's language), and Arabic (Sabreena's language), as well as Hebrew. In Arabic, "Beit" means "Verse" as well as Home. I met Sabreena Da Witch in 2009 as the film Slingshot Hip Hop toured through the Northwest, and this song was made on one of Sabreena's trips that year. The beat (composed by "Lovework" producer and my partner in Air 2 A Bird, Amos Miller) incorporates elements of an old Ethiopian church song done in Ge'ez (an older language my grandmother spoke). Here you have at least 3 worlds coming together to reflect on what home has come to mean to us now. - Gabriel Teodros
Audio: Small Pro f/ Has-Lo - "When the Last Leaf Falls"
Courtesy Dom P.
After the wave of well-received instrumental EPs that hit in the past few months, Small Pro now splashes us with the lead single from the upcoming Gigantic Vol 1 album: "When the Last Leaf Falls" featuring Has-Lo of Mellow Music Group, in quite timely fashion. A one-track masterpiece that we've been eager to release for some time now, Small Pro's soundscape creates a mood that perfectly complements that sharp, insightful lyricism that one can expect from Has-Lo.
Grand Hustle's SPOT releases a new track, What I Like, produced by E-40's son and accomplished musician, Droop-E. SPOT's new mixtape with DJ Drama, The Price Iz Right, is now slated for release on January 17th, a week later than originally announced, due to suprise last-minute guest appearances.