CRC-Approved Rap: March 2014 Edition
Had a request the other day for a weekly round-up of Unkut rap recommendations, but since I’m lucky if there’s one good new song every seven days, it makes more sense to turn it into a monthly round-up of Conservative Rap Coalition approved tunes.
Should Lord Jamar Be Elected To The Conservative Rap Coalition Board?
The New Yorker has just published a piece on Lord Jamar titled ‘Hip-Hop’s Alpha Conservative’, where he is quoted the following: “I think I represent the hip-hop conservatives. And I use the word ‘conservative’ in the sense of conservation: I’m trying to conserve hip-hop and its essence.” With his recent fine work shitting on white rappers, MC’s wearing skirts and the general influx of overly emotion Wimp Rap, is Jamar the guy that the Conservative Rap Coalition needs to take the organization to the next level, by being elected as the Minister of Information? Providing he doesn’t start upsetting the Jewish Defence League with any ill-advised Professor Griff-style rants against Eminem‘s manager, he could be the last piece of the CRC puzzle as we continue our mission to civilize the uncivilized progressive rap fans of the world…
LEX feat. Meyhem Lauren – Laurenovich
Artwork by Wry (TCK).
The new single from LEX features Meyhem Lauren over a Buck beat, with DJ Young C on the cuts. LEX is offering the digital version of his H.A.S.H?!: How About Some Hardcore?! for half price to Unkut readers if you use the promo code UNKUT before 31 March: here.
Re-Up: Counterstrike – The Unkut Mixtape Hosted By DJ Doo Wop
Just realized that the link for this was dead so the ten year anniversary of Unkut seems like a good time to re-up this 2010 release that I put together with strictly exclusive CRC-style tracks. Might be time for a part two come to think of it…
Download or stream almost an hour of non-progressive rap below.
Stream: DJ Yoda – Rap Is Good 2014
DJ Yoda has put together a mix of New Rap That Doesn’t Suck from the last six months or so, which also happens to be Conservative Rap Coalition approved by happy coincidence.
Conservative Rap Coalition Polo Re-Up
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As part of Unkut Dot Com’s 10th anniversary celebrations and due to a number of requests, we’ve decided to do a small re-up on the world famous Conservative Rap Coalition polo shirts for $50 each, which is a saving of $5 from the original price. For those of you who fux with Unkut but don’t mess with collars, there will be a range of t-shirts available later this year, but for everybody else, this is a second chance to rep some official rap blog martorial elegance and be the envy of your friends and foes.
Twenty Rap Albums To Be Buried With
I’ve had a few requests of late to break-down my list of personal favorite rap albums, so to set off this tenth anniversary week of Unkut Dot Com, here are the twenty tapes I’d like to be buried with, or take to a desert island with a crate of AA batteries for the Walkman.
Download: Him-Lo Da Inappropriate – Horsepower Mixtape
Turns out Philly can still churn-out some quality, CRC-approved rap, as this mixtape from Him-Lo demonstrates. The homie Dallas Penn holds it down on hosting duties, and there’s a song which uses “Nautilus,” which is always a good sign. Also, “On A String” just might be the best previously unused 80′s R&B flip in a long time.
Download: Him-Lo Da Inapproprite – Horsepower Mixtape
Where To Now?
Jeff Garlin’s dedication to the classic Lacoste polo knows no bounds. Salute this man.
It’s been a big year here at Unkut Dot Com, what with the triumphant introduction of the Conservative Rap Coalition polo, the first edition of Executive Class and the introduction of Unkut TV, not to mention the support of everyone who fux with the site on a regular basis and all of you who contributed to funding my five week tour of duty on the east coast in June, where I spread the gospel of Rap Hands and poorly executed classic rap dance moves. While the era of the specialist music blog is clearly on the decline as larger operations have stepped into the game, not to mention the ever-present threat of the Hipster Music Mafia, Unkut will continue to give you more of the raw and continue to be cold gettin’ dumb on you crumbs.
Having ended my stint in Mom’s Basement, I’m currently putting together some more print projects to mark the upcoming ten year anniversary of the site, but in the meantime this seems like an appropriate juncture to hear what you all want to see from the site in the future. Do you prefer the classic recipe of long-form text interviews, themed compilations and brutally honest opinion pieces? Do you want to see more original video content? Or is there something else that will step the CRC movement up to the proverbial next level of the game? Speak ya clout…
The Unkut 40 Oz. 2013
The time is finally here for the CRC Top 40 for the year. The only rule is a maximum of one song per release, which is why a few people were able to sneak in two entries courtesy of a mixtape or street album. As you’ll see, much of the list is comprised of the usual suspects – we’re not called the Conservative Rap Coalition for nothing…
Download: The Unkut 40 Oz. 2013
No Country For Old (Rap) Men: The CRC Guide To Modern R&B
Here’s the guide to acceptable sanging according the to Conservative Rap Coalition guidelines, which are as narrower than the street of Spreuerhofstraße in Reutlingen, Germany.
No Country For Old (Rap) Men: The CRC Guide To Modern R&B
Twenty Classic Literature Updates
As the CRC empire expands, it’s only right that a literary publishing arm of the organization is established. The following is a list of our first twenty re-boots of some timeless examples of the written word.
Rob Kelly – Jack The Ripper 2 [The Ripper Returns]
Rob Kelly is a paid-up member of the CRC and a drunken Irish hooligan with an ear for good beats. Like all good organizations, being part of the Conservative Rap Coalition automatically grants you access to the finer things in life, one of which is getting your music posted on Unkut on the condition that it doesn’t suck and is deemed suitably non-progressive.
CRC Polo’s Have Shipped!
At long last, the Mom’s Basement Activity Pack‘s have been shipped out, while the tape/zine only packs will go out tomorrow. The Executive Class zine and Mom’s Basement Pause Tape are now sold out, but there may be a second small run of polo’s due to a lot of requests. Stay tuned.