We’re a little late on this one but better than never…
Recently Cas One released the official video for his track “October”! I first heard this(then incomplete) track as a demo quite a while ago and it’s been one of my favourites ever since… So, when I got to hear the completed version on the album… I had no words!
Check it out here:
This track is lifted from Cas One’s 2013 album and one of our Choices of 2013, “The Monster and The Wishing Well” available to purchase right here:
Or physically here:
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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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Hope the week has been good to you so far…
Onboard Balloon just dropped his incredibly slick new album called “Hospital Basement Music” and it’s available for free download via Arcadiac Records right here!!!
“This is Onboard Balloon’s first release on Arcadiac Records. Lee has cultivated quite the unique lyrical style which stands out from the desert where he resides, providing thick instrumentals to match. Lee has been recording for close to ten years at his studio in Colorado”.
For more information and to stay in touch with Onboard Balloon, be sure to check out:
New York producer Willie Green just dropped his new E.P. called “A Suite For Souled People” focusing on and around the tragic events that happened in Ferguson, Missouri recently. It features Elucid, Curly Castro, and billy woods and is in our opinion, simply incredible. The powerful and emotive messages, and awe-inspiring production makes this a must have Project in 2014…
You can get your copy for free download right here:
“The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri (as well as Staten Island, Beavercreek, Ohio, and Los Angeles) have lifted a veil of comfortable ignorance across this country. The murder of Michael Brown, resultant cover up and egregious treatment of protesters has shown that the perception of Black people in America has changed little since the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s. Americans live in a country where the oppressed are dehumanized and told to be quiet and gracious about their anger; and where the oppressors are harbored by our government and rewarded by our peers. Where the media warps facts to prove agendas against citizens and digital voices rush to play devil’s advocate to conceal their own bias. These are terrifying statements and not exaggerations. I’m no revolutionary. But I am someone who wants to look his children in the eyes and say when his country showed its worst, he did something”. – Paul “Willie Green” Womack, Sept. 15th, 2014
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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 brand new from Ill Clinton x Morbidly-O-Beats called “Sound Surgeons” Out now and available from Us Natives Records right here:
There are also a few physical cassette packages available if you hurry:
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Also out today… “Pangaea”… the fresh new offering from Toki Wright & Big Cats!!
You can purchase your copy right here:
For more information about Toki Wright & Big Cats, this is where to look:
I’ve been anticipating this release a while now and I’m really happy to be able to say it’s here… Farout’s fresh new album is officially out and available for purchase via IndyGround Entertainment!! You can grab your copy by clicking on either the album cover or link below:
“Back to what he considers his true style, Farout puts the listener into the conversation with controversial and politically oriented lyrics that could potentially spark more than conversation and will test and question set boundaries that are so rarely disturbed. Few artists have both the intelligence and talent to pull off an album like the one Farout has created”.
For more info on Farout and Indieground these are the spaces:
Twitter: @faroutrhymes @indyground
Sage Francis just dropped his brand new animated music video for his track “Make ‘em Purr” taking us on an emotional roller coaster and really grabbing at the heart strings; Seriously does the track a lot of justice!!
Check it out here:
From the NEW ALBUM “Copper Gone” available in all formats (MP3/CD/vinyl/tape) at Strange Famous Records: http://tinyurl.com/sfrCopperGone
All tour info (Euro/UK Oct-Nov): http://tinyurl.com/sageshows
“Make Em Purr” LYRICS, backstory + shirts: http://www.strangefamousrecords.com/blogs/sage-francis-blog/make-em-purr/
“Make Em Purr” written by Sage Francis, beat production by Buck 65. Video Director: Wasaru. Art Director: Jebedaï Couture
Special thanks to Jim Foltice for help with the treatment.
UK fans can get this album at Speech Development Records: http://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com/artist/sage-francis
Copper Gone is also available in all other digital stores, including
“Outer Crust” is the all new and now sixth compilation album to be released under the ever diverse Uncomfortable Beats umbrella!! Check it out here:
This time the flood gates were opened up to world-wide submissions, which saw music pouring in from musical hubs such as the UK, US, Germany & France to name a few and with a total selection of twenty-one tracks from various beat-makers across the map, Outer Crust presents the perfect mixed bag of both classic and post Hip-Hop Instrumentals.
Uncomfortable Beats is a diverse Australian-based music label dedicated to showcasing the best in electronic music.
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