Jigmastas – The Resurge
Kriminal and DJ Spinna are back at it with their first new music in five years. I’ve been a fan of the J.I.G.’s since day dot, so this is one rap reunion that means something to me.
Hear A Legendary Brooklyn MC Attempt To Rap With An Australian Accent
Remember how you used to hang out with your pals, wondering outloud when somebody would make a rap record where the MC would promise, “I’m going to come Australian, then I’m going to come Reggae, and then I’m going to come Hip Hop”? Turns out that Sir Ibu did that in 1987 on the b-side to Divine Force‘s “Holy War (Live)”. Admittedly, it sounds more like Dick Van Dyke‘s portrayal of a cockney chimney sweep in Mary Poppins, but as he says, it’s definitely “very unusual”. Come to think of it, his “reggae” style isn’t that hot either.
Big Daddy Kane, Sir Ibu and Kings of Swing – Radio Freestyle
This has been floating around for a few years but I only just caught it now. Sir IBU is currently on my Top 5 most-wanted interviews list.
dirty waters sez:
“This is pretty rare material here, a freestyle session featuring Big Daddy Kane, Sir Ibu (of the Divine Force), and the Kings of Swing (a group featuring Suga K, Mike Master and DJ Cocoa Chanelle). They all go verse for verse while DJ Kevvy Kev is cutting up the instrumental for Ultramagnetic MC’s ‘Give the Drummer Some’ and Marley Marl calls the shots. Not sure what radio show this was originally from, I pulled this off a Stretch Armstrong Show. Bobbito thanks Madame Superior, a long time WKCR listener, for sending the freestyle to play over the air.”
Video: Life With Jeannie, Episode 1- My First Baby Jesus
Here’s the first episode of Jean Grae‘s new sit-com, which combines a Curb type of vibe with a lotta booze, and is therefore CRC-approved.
Agallah feat. Roc Marciano – Blaze of Glory
Taken from the 8 Off / ALC Past & Present EP dropping 1 Jan.
Unkut TV: Episode 22 – Special Ed Live In Philly
Following the Kool G Rap & DJ Polo set at Treasures in Philly, Special Ed took to the stage and performed “Think About It”, “Crooklyn”, “Come On Let’s Move It” and “I Got It Made”. Basically half of the crowd had gone outside for a smoke by the time he hit the stage, but Ed’s female fans were in full effect regardless.
Video: Marco Polo feat. The Doppelgangaz – R U Gonna Eat That
The Groggy Pack and Bambi Rose are gafflin’ for left-overs on this cut from Marco Polo‘s PA 2: The Director’s Cut, which has a series of collectible vinyl editions available through Slice of Spice soon.
Sean Price and M-Phazes – Dump In The Gut
Melbourne meets Brownsville for this track from the forthcoming Land of the Crooks EP from Sean Price and M-Phazes.
Terror Green – The 1995 Demo EP Snippets
Having become a one of the most requested demos ever played on the Stretch and Bobbito show, Terror Green‘s “45 Stitches” now has an animated video and a vinyl pressing, along with three other tracks. Sounding a lot like Jemini The Gifted Child, this is some of that good old BK ’95 indy action to catch a flashback to. Cop the vinyl here, courtesy of the good people over at Heavy Jewelz.
’45 Stitches’ video:
Papoose – Jive Ass Turkey
As I predicted last week, Pap took the opportunity to make a song about Trinidad James, proving that he is officially BK’s answer to The Game in that he loves to make records about people that are never going to bother to respond to him. Guess there really is something to that “minor league” shade after all.
J-Love feat. Sean Price and Lil Fame – NY Barbarians
J-Love recruits some Brooklyn brawlers for this cut from one of the five albums he’s planning to drop 19 November.
Video: Ka – You Know It’s About
The best track from The Knight’s Gambit gets moving pictures, as will every track if the last LP was anything to go by.
Video: The Marco Polo Newport Challenge, Part 1
In an attempt to prove that not all cigarettes are created equal, I challenged Canadian-born BK rap producer Marco Polo to rate five other brands of tailor-made smokes, purchased from gals out the front of various bars in Brooklyn, all in the name of science. PA2: The Director’s Cut drops 12 November, 2013.
Sean Price, Billy Danze, Maffew Ragazino and DJ Babu – Land of the Crooks
It’s been a good week for Australian producer M-Phazes, who not only got a co-production credit on the new Eminem LP but also snagged BK brawlers Sean Price, Billy Danze and Maffew Ragazino on the same track, while DJ Babu seals the deal with a def-defying display of zigga-zigga wizardry.
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Video: Breeze Brewin’ – Road Rage
Another Brewin’ winner, produced by Smoke Signals.
Video: Lil Fame – Get Busy Freestyle
Here’s the clip for the Fame joint from earlier in the week, courtesy of J-Ronin.
Video: Endemic feat. Tragedy Khadafi, Ruste Juxx and Afu Ra – High Society
UK producer Endemic recruits Trag, Ruste and Afu for this solid entry into the Hoody Rap Ain’t Dead genre. Taken from the Terminal Illness 2 LP, due late November.
Lil Fame of M.O.P. – Get Busy Freestyle
New Fizzy Wo action from DJ J-Ronin’s – Freestyle Files Vol. 2 CD.
Video: eXquire – Cherry Raindrops
Guess he’s dropped the “Mr. Mutherfuckin’” part of his name, but this new clip from eXquire is put together superbly, much like the dame who stars in it.
Barsha feat. AG – Green Trees
I have no idea why Barsha has returned to rap, twenty-three years after dropping the enjoyable Expicit Lyrics CD, but since it’s “mostly the voice”, I’m not complaining.