Action Bronson x Harry Fraud – SAAAB Stories (VICE/Atlantic) 6.11.2013
Action Bronson and frequent collaborator Harry Fraud (Blue Chips) got together to release Action Bronson’s debut release on VICE/Atlantic titled SAAAB Stories. This EP is a continuation of Action Bronson’s impressive run of top notch material from 2011 to now (Dr. Lecter, Well-Done, Blue Chips & Rare Chandeliers). A well constructed EP with guest appearances from Wiz Khalifa, Prodigy & Raekwon. The project was released for free download and also for purchase simultaneously. You can cop it from iTunes or stream it for free. I’d prefer that you support him and buy it, if you haven’t caught on yet it’s the key reason I do this feature.
Alchemist x Prodigy – Albert Einstein (Infamous Records) 6.11.2o13
Alchemist and Prodigy of Mobb Deep have been working on this project for quite a while now. When I went to see Prodigy’s solo show in Boston back in January he made two announcements, first that he and Prodigy were still Mobb Deep and they’d be in Boston soon. Secondly, he told the crowd to look forward to this album. Albert Einstein is without a doubt the sharpest and hungriest we’ve heard Havoc on record since the Return Of The Mac days and Alchemist picks up where he left off last year when he and Apollo Brown shared Producer Of The Year honors. Cop Albert Einstein via iTunes, Amazon, Fat Beats, UGHH & Sandbox Automatic.
The Program (K-Def x DaCapo) The Article EP: Expanded Version (Slice-Of-Spice) 6.11/18.2013
K-Def has been everywhere in 2013! Back in 2008, The Program (K-Def x DaCapo) were set to release a highly anticipated EP titled The Article following K-Def’s well received instrumental releases Willie Boo Boo The Fool & Beats From The 90’s Vols. 1 & 2. The project was never released as it was originally intended to be back then but it’s been improved upon greatly, had several extra tracks added to it and has finally found a home on Slice-Of-Spice Records. After 5 years of waiting, fans can finally get their hands on this. Cop The Article EP: Expanded Version from Fat Beats & UGHH. Don’t sleep…
The White Mandingos – The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me (Fat Beats) 6.11.2013
What happens when the legendary Darryl Jenifer of Bad Brains teams up with music journalist and musician Sacha Jenkins SHR and create a band fronted by Living Legend MURS? The end result is one of the most memorable albums of the year thus far, The White Mandingos The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me.
The project is a concept album based around the exploits of Tyrone White, a Black man from Harlem who fronts a Rock band and all of the grief, turmoil and crises of identity that occur because of it. It’s Rock, Punk and Hip-Hop all fused together to tell a story that parallels the current identity issues going on inside the music and the culture of Hip-Hop at large. Hip-Hop was the new Rock and Punk was it’s slightly younger cousin he met through mutual friends in Club Negril one night in the 80’s. The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me is every bit as revolutionary as folks thought Yeezus was going to be before they finally heard it. Cop it from iTunes, Amazon, Fat Beats, UGHH & Sandbox Automatic.
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