When my buddy Jus Rhyme told me the Art In The Streets exhibit would be running during my short trip to LA I was instantly down to go. As soon as my plane landed he scooped me up and we hit The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Museum Of Contemporary Art). Now, having grown up in the NYC area I’ve seen my fair share of street art, and I recently wrote about a graffiti inspired art show that went on in Bridgeport, CT, but I was totally unprepared for the vastness of Art In The Streets.
Florida-based Willie Evans Jr. brings us Billy Lotion, a beat cd inspired by Aloe Blacc's most recent album Good Times. The emcee, producer, and visual artist will be releasing his full length project, Introducin’ on July 19th via High Water Music.
“The good people over at High Water Music asked me to stop playing Tekken 6 long enough to explain/talk about Billy Lotion. Billy Lotion is essentially the product of Sucio Smash letting me hear Aloe Blacc’s most recent album and then saying “What if you made a beat cd out of this album?” After listening to (and being blown away by) the album I sat down, partook of the shrubbery and made beats. It’s pretty much that simple. This is basically a pet project that, through the magic of the ‘SucioPrism’ is now in your hard drive and hopefully on your phone/iPod/iPad/blah. Please enjoy. And buy 1000 copies of my next album. I’m obligated to say that. But do it though.”
BTW in conjunction with the Press Play Show is proud to bring you Less Than Zero Volume 2 from Bay Area based emcee Paulie Rhyme. After the overwhelming response from last year’s Less Than Zero (from the blogs to the Grammys), Rhyme connects back up with international tastemakers Mick Boogie and Terry Urban, to bring you a sonically progressive project mixed by the one and only King Most (Plug Label). Less Than Zero Volume 2 is about carving your own lane and doing what you do best, while keeping it fresh and innovative. Making sure that there are joints for everybody without compromising who you are, what you represent, and more importantly putting out quality music.
PNCs this time around include Moto, Rey Resurreccion, OneSelf DaVinci, Vic Freeze, Crazy T, Young Mars, Bru Lei, and Rep Life. Production is handled by Roughdraft, Kilam, Lmntal, C. Avery, Rey Resurreccion, Wardrumz, Squareweezy, Madd Caesar, King Most, Deedot, Tee Rock, and Cutso.