Rap has had some pretty groanworthy lines over the years and “I’ll take you out of the ring, like your ex-wife’s finger” or “I love rap like a falafel in a pita bun” would surely rank high in anyone’s list of them. But on his 3rd album, aptly titled 3rdburglar, the Canadian underground rapper Wordburglar takes such a liberal approach to these kind of similes and delivers them at such a relentless pace, that it’s hard not to become infatuated.
Archive for June, 2012
A new track from Mr. J Medeiros always makes the day better, and this is a really sweet track. You can download it for free/pay what you want over here. As always Mr. J is on point with his lyrics and Stro compliments him very well on the production.
On a side note, Mr. J Medeiros and Stro will be performing as The Proccusions, for the first time in a long time so head on over here to get more info.
Sunny Jackson lacks all the signs of an LA based rap artist, in that he’s way more down-to-earth and humble than what this region tends to produce. It’s probably this fact that means the video for “V.S.S.J” only has a handful of hits. Hopefully we can go someway to changing that.
Knocksteady are still doing a fine job with their YouTube channel and continue not to disappoint when they gave Fresh Daily a chance to kick it like soccer games. Easily one of the best tracks off Fresh Daily’s excellent 2011 release, The Quiet Life (so good we featured it on last year’s Soundtrack to the Summer 2).
Some more dopeness from Freddie Joachim. You can download this for free from here. Each release is just making me more excited for Fiberglass Kisses, so be on the lookout for that some time soon.
C2C consists of 4 DJ’s most notably 20syl of Hocus Pocus. The infectious style of the music makes their entire debut EP very fun to listen to, and these guys are a master at the art of turntablism. The video is pretty sweet as well.
To say I wasn’t excited for this album to be released would be an understatement. Oddisee’s People Hear What They See is the album that combines his producing experience from previous work such as Rock Creek Park and Odd Seasons, and lyrically potent raps which we heard glimpses of from other projects. Calling this Oddisee’s debut album does a disservice to his previous work, but this is a very solid effort all the way through for his first solo album featuring both his production and his rhyming.
DJ Nu-Mark has been on a absolute roll as of late. The ex-Jurassic 5 DJ/Beat Producer is working away on bi-monthly release of his Broken Sunlight series of collaborations with top talent from the underground, top talent like Lesson Six favourites, Tiron & Ayomari.