Sabzi, the producer half of Blue Scholars has decided to release most of his work from past years. These releases are all instrumentals with the first set being the production bedrock for the Blue Scholars first album Bayani. Everyday a new set will be released, and this post will be updated likewise. You can download all of these for free or pay as much as you want.
Archive for December, 2011
Gabriel Teodros is set to release Colored Peoples Time Machine next month. Since hearing his first album Lovework, I have been waiting for a new solo project. Teodros does a brilliant job of telling stories and conveying issues. CPMT is a more ambitious work and Teodros does it brilliantly. Be on the lookout for the album and heres a little sneak peek.
Theory Hazit has been busy working on the third installment of the Lord Fire series. Each installment was produced entirely by someone else with the first one being produced by Vintage. The third installment is titled Thr3e, and is produced by Dert. Theory Hazit, has worked with many artists like Scribbling Idiots and has successfully embarked on a solo career. With Theory being a part of Humblebeast records, some listeners may shy away since they do focus on religion and in some ways it can be considered religious rap. Either way, Theory Hazit puts out some great music and to promote Thr3e, Theory Hazit and Humblebeast have been releasing videos.
Here are the videos and I will update this post as more promotional videos come out.
Last time I posted a Good Sin & 10.4 Rog video, I moaned that it wasn’t for “The Crown”. Patience, has paid off as they drop visuals for that same track, just in time for our end of year lists. For anyone who slept on the Late EP, here’s a polite reminder.
December 20th 2011 Lesson Six Original
If late 80′s and early 90′s gangster rap is to be viewed in the context Reaganomics and the plague of crack cocaine, mid 00′s conspiracy rap in the context of the paranoia and hysterics of our so-called post-9/11 world, then the 10′s stoner swag rap should be viewed in the context of the pessimism which followed the 2008 economic crisis. The near-implosion of free market economics had a profound impact on a culture obsessed with consumption and the music known for glorifying it. With the current economic outlook murky and the future uncertain, people would rather get high and not think about it. That being said, I am simply not high enough on (insert drug here) to truly appreciate the the majority of buzz-generating stoner swag rappers and their music. They exist on a frequency of zoned-out that I rarely-if-ever get, so there is a chance that I may never be able to determine their value or merit. I don’t know if I’ve ever been “on one” and maybe I never will. And maybe that’s sad, but I’ve got responsibilities and bills to be paid.
I’ve spent a majority of the last few weeks listening to Milo’s recently released mixtape “I Wish My Brother Rob was Here”. Despite only being 19 years old, Milo seems very fluent and well thought out when on the mic. We’ve recently had a chance to sit down and talk with Milo as a new up and coming artist, to learn a little bit about him.
Been meaning to post this for awhile. The Rhymesayers dream team of Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz, otherwise known as Hail Mary Mallon, take trading rhymes to a whole new level.
Shad decided to release a bunch of tracks that he was featured on and some unreleased music. Its a mixtape filled with one of our favorite artists out there so check it out. You can download it here.
We’ve got another crazy track from Notes To Self’s upcoming album Used to be Dark. This time the Canadian Hip-Hop group team up with Dilated People, Evidence, to create this throwback track about being around in the golden age of rap. This is coupled with a equally well done video. Looking for the album soon…