New video for a classic Jay Electronica track. Very dreamy song.
Track off of MED’s new album. This song’s produced by Exile and features Blu. Nice beat, nice lyrics.
Opio (of Souls of Mischief) and Equipo released a new collab album called, the Red X Tapes. Opio’s unique voice and flow fits perfectly on this beat.
Kev Brown just came out with this project with rapper, Kaimbr. Kev Brown doesn’t release his music on any type of normal schedule so I’m happy he’s still making music and collaborating with talented artists.
A track from the All Series Records: L.A. Series #8. Producers, Mike Gao and Tokimonsta share this beat album and alternate tracks. This is one of my stand-outs from the project.
One of my favorite non-hip hop producers, Onra hooked up with Byron for his newest project, The Big Pay Back.
A pretty ominous sounding track from prolific production duo, Blue Sky Black Death just released a new beat album. I really miss their hip hop beats so this track is probably the closest one on the album to hip hop. Don’t let that discourage you. I really liked their earlier albums and I’m sure another hip hop project is on the way.
Not too familiar with this artist but this track is pretty damn ill. All I know is that he’s affiliated with Project Mooncircle, the same collective that CYNE comes from. Will get back to you on him.
Films I’ve recently watched and enjoyed:
An entertaining heist film with Jean Reno and Jean Dujardin.
Jules et Jim (1962)
Can’t have a french film post without a ménage à trois. This film is about a polyamorous relationship set in the 1900’s. Truffaut uses a lot of cool camera effects and aesthetic techniques.
Les Diaboliques (1955)
An awesome suspense film by Henri George Clouzot. They remade it in 96 with Sharon Stone with the opposite result. French films shouldn’t be remade for Americans.. our philosophies on art are too different.
The Shaolin Temple (1982)
One of the most influential Martial Arts films to date. Jet Li’s breakout role and a great old school kung fu film. No CGI.
Legendary duo, Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth perform T.R.O.Y. live. Looks like a great performance, very good live.
Blueprint performing a new song live. I first heard this guy when I got a copy of his collaboration album with RjD2. He’s one of the more insightful rappers out right now but he still has a very interesting rhyme pattern as well.
Roots and Erykah Badu perform You Got Me at Woodstock ’99. They look soo young..
Here some visuals from Peter Rock’s newest project with the old school group, Camp Lo.
A really dope beat and an ill Fashawn feature.
Some french rapper. I guess rap is getting pretty big over there..