Filed under: EP's,Flushing's Finest,New Rap That Doesn't Suck,Steady Bootleggin',Streaming-Only
Written by: Robbie Ettelson
Latest Timeless Truth, produced by FAFU, taken from the forthcoming Dominican Diner EP.
Another single from the Grand Capo LP, with Grand Papa Tre on the beat and DJ Modesty on the cuts.
This is the standout track from the new Royal Flush album, produced by Grand Papa Tra from Switzerland.
Superbad Solace and Oprime39 first made some noise with their Brugal & Presidentes EP in 2012, and followed-up with their debut album Rock-It Science the following year. With a new EP and album due soon, it seemed like the perfect time to build with these two brothers from Flushing, Queens to talk about music, their iconic neighborhood and the importance of dressing fresh.
Robbie: Did you both grow-up in Flushing, Queens?
Solace: We moved out here in in 1988 because my father was a building superintendent and he landed a gig right here. We were living in Corona before that and that was a dream job back in the day, so he took the whole family out here.
Oprime: He was a super out in Lefrak at the time and an opportunity popped up in Flushing. We’ve been out here ever since.
Solace: The ill shit with a superintendent job is you also get the rent-free apartment.
Unkut regular LEX connects with Timeless Truth for this new cut from his H.A.S.H?!: How About Some Hardcore?! album due next month.
Royal Flush – who hasn’t missed a step in terms of that buttery Flushing, Queens delivery since he dropped the amazing Ghetto Millionaire in 1997 – is finally dropping a new album next month called Grand Capo. Shit sounds correct based off of this video, especially the first track…
Large Pro catches a Bowne HS flashback with his backpack on one hunned as he laces this new track for Solace and Oprime39 from their next LP, Cold Wave. Mixed by Dave Dar.
New Action Bronson tape with Party Supplies is available here for free ninety nine. Unclear at this stage why Action is listed as a guest on his on project on track 16. Also, sad face that the Cam’ron feature didn’t happen.
Late pass on this latest Timeless Truth clip that dropped a month ago. Better late than never…
New Neek The Exotic, over an Audible Doctor track, from the Comin’ In Piles EP. Video directed by Jimmy Giambrone.
My favorite track from Rock-It Science gets the video treatment.
Flushing and Japan connect for this new Live Guy With Glasses joint.
Marlon Williams, Jr. is the son of the greatest hip-hop producer of all time, Engineer All-Star Marley Marl. That’s a lot of pressure to deal with. Nevertheless, this classically-trained musician eventually found himself drawn into the world of beats and rhymes. His last couple of instrumental projects – dedications to Dexter Wansel and Alan Parsons demonstrate that he’s been able to develop his own individual sound. We discuss Future Flavas, his relationship with his dad and of course that elusive TJ Swan album!
Robbie: What part of New York did you grow-up in?
M. Will: When I was 5 or 6, we moved to Flushing, Queens. I lived in The Bronx for a little bit and went to school in Manhattan forever.
What made you want to make music?
I was into classical music as a child, and I was around my dad a lot when he was making a lot of stuff – late 90’s, early 2000’s – when Future Flavas was wrapping up, at the height of that. There was a lot of beats going on. I would be in a few sessions, just staying at my dad’s for weekends. They would record Future Flavas there live, every weekend when it was broadcasted on Hot 97. I wouldn’t necessarily be in the studio but I would be in the house. Those experiences steered me in the direction I’m going in now.
Greater than great. This new Noreaga album is going to be official, based on this and that Funkmaster Flex session.
The rapper who once called himself Nutrageous is back with a new clip. Produced by J57, with cuts from DJ DJaz. Video directed by Devin Gibson.
Footage of Action Bronson‘s recent visit to Australia, where he enjoyed local trees, frosted beverages and the simple pleasures of riding a jet ski in between almost getting bagged-up for bombing the suburbs.
Visuals for this Roc Marciano produced gem from last year’s Brugal & Presidentes EP, available here on CD and limited edition tape!
I was going to review this but since it’s available to listen to before you buy, I’ll let the music speak for itself. Suffice to say, this is Conservative Rap Coalition approved! Now available on iTunes and hopefully on CD/LP in the near future
Rock-It Science is the debut album from Queens, NY duo Timeless Truth (SuperBad Solace and OPrime39). The album is entirely produced by Rthentic RTNC and features guest appearances from Sean Price, Roc Marciano, and Action Bronson, as well as cameos by Meyhem Lauren and Large Professor. The Rock-It Science LP was mixed by Superstar Dave Dar and mastered by Ricardo Gutierrez at Stadium Red in New York City.