Video: Sketch McGuiney - "Pain Killer" (Prod by J-Scrilla)
"A day after Conrad Murray is convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter in the death of The King Of Pop, Sketch McGuiney & Cr8tive Junkfood team up for this dark, scathing analysis of the effects of pharmacuticals on American youth. Using animation to tell the story of how oxycontin is the modern day crack."
The classics never go out of style. When three emcees from Toronto get together to collaborate on a track for the love of hip hop, only goodness can come out of it. In 2010, when Dan-e-o was visiting Kish in L.A., the two were taking about future collaboration projects. While reminiscing about their favourite old school tracks, and memories of Concert Hall shows, Kish suggested to Dan-e-o that they do a cover of Biz Markie's "Vapors".
After reconnecting with Maestro while he was in L.A., Kish had found the perfect third emcee to round out the track. The only missing piece was a DJ. Maestro suggested his sister, DJ MelBoogie, and the rest was hip hop history.
This project was done out of love for the music, but even more that that, the track marked some firsts for this team: "Vapors 2012" is the first collaboration between Maestro and Dan-e-o, along with being the first collaboration between Wes and his sister MelBoogie. For Kish, this was only the second song he'd recorded after a 15 year hiatus.
To compliment the song, Kish asked phenomenal artist, Sean "Cheeks" Galloway, who did character design for the animated "Spider-man" series, to create some artwork to accompany the release.
Special thanks to DJ Craig Brooklyn, TJ Habibi and Sean "Cheeks" Galloway.
Last week, Tanya Morgan reemerged on the scene, delivering ARMY Edition, the latest - and perhaps greatest in their Lessondary Radio Podcast series, with a track list of songs that included features from 9th Wonder, Skyzoo, King Mez, and more. Along with it came the announcement of their forthcoming You And What Army EP, and now the Brooklynati duo is excited to give fans "Whatever That's Mine," the lead single from the nine-track EP, which is now scheduled for a November 22nd release.
"2011 has been a transitional period, professionally and personally," explains Von Pea, now one-half of the duo alongside Donwill. "Keeping that in mind, 'Whatever That's Mine' is inspired by the idea that everyday is another chance to go for yours, no matter what it is that you're after. We were so damn down before, but now we're getting up and going for ours."
The track, produced by Von Pea, who's joined behind the boards for the EP by Exile, Astronote, AEON, and Brizzo, is feel good music in its truest form, a mix of bouncy percussion laid under guitar and vocal chops, perfect for Don and Von to get boisterous. "Playing with it ain't an option now/ You set it up, you better try to knock it down," raps Donwill. "Feeling good feels better when you ain't bitter/ And the only way to fail is being a quitter."
Winnipeg, MB Hip Hop duo. Was nominated for a 2011 Western Canadian Music Award for Rap/Hop Hop Recording Of The Year. Charted #3 on the National Canadian Campus Radio: Earshot & Chartattack Hip Hop Charts.