Ancient Mith recently dropped his awesome new animated music video put together by Bryan Wade / Blueswade Cartoons!! Check it out here:
Here are a few words on the track / video from the videographer:
“Any real hip hop fan during the 80’s and 90’s can appreciate the juxtapose of hearing a rap song in the grocery store in present day. Even the thought of such mainstream acceptance, at the time, seemed light years away and the real life trajectory, most likely unforeseen by the biggest enthusiasts. Ciroc shot Kool Herc is an ode to what was, what is and what might have been, in the evolution of said circumstance. The song was inspired by reports of Kool Herc (credited as the creator of hip hop) falling on hard times coupled with celebrations of P. Diddy’s son receiving a full ride scholarship to college. While these two things are unrelated, they invoked questions about ageism, classism, and commercialization in the hip hop community and the greater market outside of it. What better way to bring this to the eyes than a motion comic capturing a colourful, fevered dream within a dream about a fictional confrontation over fortune and legacy between Kool Herc and P. Diddy. The animation style is intended to reinforce the dreaminess of the beat and lyrics. The idea of creating the video as a motion comic rather than a more traditional cartoon was to remove the slickness from the art, leaving it as organic and gritty feeling as possible. Crumpled paper and splattered ink are used to create a sense of something that’s been discarded and rediscovered, like a great old comic book that’s been found at a yard sale. ‘It’s my hope that the video comes across as a genuine love letter to the legacy of hip-hop and more immediately as a tribute to Ancient Mith’s words and music. This project has been one of challenge and discovery for me, and as a print cartoonist working in motion for the first time, really a great deal of fun.’ ” – Bryan Wade
This track is lifted from Ancient Mith’s album “And The Dead Shall Lie There” entiry produced by Matr and available via Dora Dorovitch Records right here:
This album was part of our Choices of 2013 and we highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t already done so.
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“W.H.Y.G.O.D.W.H.Y.” is the debut album from Ohio Hip hop band Happy Tooth & Dug and it’s it’s now available to purchase in various formats, right here:
Got to give this a good listen recently and I really enjoyed the album right through. The band presents such a good vibe and is not only completely conscious when it comes to the lyricism but also very musically sound, making this album one I would definitely recommend picking up. It’s really refreshing to come accross a group like this and I really look forward to their future works.
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Check out this fresh new music video from South Africa’s DJ Q1 teaming up with Anti Bullshit for their awesome track “Vinyl Destination”!!
“This is a first street single from DJ Q1’s upcoming “ANALOG JUNKIES EP” dropping soon on vinyl & CD. The video concept is based on having people serving as destinations for these vinyl records. When all these vinyl records were made, the artists who made them had people in mind and those people are all over the video which is us. Each vinyl record, from pressing…has a soul. we as people got soul too like they (records) got soul too”.
for more infomation and to stay in touch, this is where to look: www.djqone.wordpress.com
Lee Scott recently dropped his slick new album called “CactusOwlMoonGoat” and it’s available from Blah Records right here:
You can also purchase the “CactusOwlMoonGoat” CD here:
Recently Lee also released the official music video for his track “Me O’Clock” lifted from the album and you can check it out right here:
For all you need to know about Lee Scott this is the space:
I hope you are all doing well; I’m very please to announce that today, the one and only Al’Tarba releases his brand new and once again completely epic album, “Let the Ghosts Sing” and it’s officially available for purchase in a variety of format’s right here:
“I had the opportunity to listen to the album over the weekend and once again I am completely taken back by the utterly awe inspiring production throughout the project. While maintaining the classic Al’Tarba feel this album is something completely fresh from the French multi-intrumentalist. The sound & feel of this album is exactly as the name say’s with a complete otherworldly eeriness that sticks with you throughout as well as beautiful analogue arrangements, classic instruments and samples to die for making this an undeniable must have for anyone who appreciates hip-hop instrumental music at its finest”.
Be sure to check out the music video for one of the tracks from the album, “Good Morning Rain”, right here:
“Let the Ghosts Sing could be the soundtrack for a Tim Burton movie, as we feel joy surrounded by death. Siberian Vengeance or Still Insomniac take us to a trip inside our own mind when Gangster & Rude Girls or My Vicious Side work as a carthasis, as we headbang our troubles away. That’s the strength of Al’Tarba and this opus, they bring us to an imaginary place where we face the nostalgia and spookiness of our childhood, while enjoying it as an adult”.
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Oregan emcee Gradient recently dropped his debut studio album called “Ambition” and it’s available for purchase right here:
“Ambition” is written and produced entirely by Gradient and friends, and features the likes of Ecid, Task1ne, Guante & more!!
also, be sure to check out this awesome music video for the track “It Ain’t Nothin’ ” lifted from the album:
For more information and to stay in touch with Gradient, this is where to look:
Us Natives and South Jersey Emcee Skrewtape released their incredibly slick new album “No Filter”!! You can purchase yourself a copy right here:
“No Filter features Malik B of the Legendary Roots Crew, DJ Too Tuff of the Tuff Crew, Slaughter Rico, Slim Dsm, J.O. The LastMan, Sean Cov, Rich Quick, Vasilli, DJ Kwestion (JMT), DJ TMB, and DJ SoulBuck”.
For more information about Skrewtape and Us Natives, this is where to look:
Check out this slick new video from clipping. for their track “Work Work (feat. Cocc Pistol Cree)” !!
This track is lifted from their album, CLPPNG. available for purchase right here:
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“CLPPNG is the debut album from LA based rap trio, clipping. for Sub Pop Records. Blending precise, quick fire vocals with caustic burst of noise, clipping. are classic west coast rap music from the tradition where sounding different wasn’t cause for fear”.
For more information and to keep up to date with clipping. this is where to look:
clipping. / Sub Pop – https://www.subpop.com/artists/clipping
clipping. – Website http://www.itsclippingbitch.com/
On Tour https://www.subpop.com/artists/clippi…
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Peace! – dhh
Check out this fresh new Music Video for Jack Jetson’s track – Strange ways’ produced by Leaf Dog!!!
This track is taken from Jack Jetson’s debut album ‘Adventures of Johnny Strange’ released 12th May 2014 on Real.Life.Drama Records and you can get yourself a digital copy right here:
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Very pleased to say the latest offering and solo debut from Seez Mics (Educated Consumers, Broken Clock, First Name Basis) is officially out today!!
You can get your copy in various formats, via Crushkill Recordings here:
The cassette tape version is also available via I Had an Accident Records here:
And some limited packages are also available via Strange Famous Records here:
“Cruel Fuel” features production from beat-box extraordinaire Max Bent as well as appearances from DJ Abilities and Kristoff Krane.
Seez Mics speaks on “Cruel Fuel”:
the more life
the more i realize
life is hard
for everybody. “Cruel Fuel”
is an exploration of the
experiences and circumstances
that have made my life hard
but i felt unable to deal with directly
because of fear and shame. my hope
is that being open and honest
encourages others to
deal directly with their fear and shame
instead of continuing to be
check out the official lyric video for “Post Pathic Profiteers” featuring DJ Abilities!
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