Here’s a 2013 Roc feature that crept under my Rap Radar. Dallas says:
NJ based producer DUS put out this track Casino last year with vocals by Roc Marciano. Did y’all hear it? I hadn’t, but when I came across the song I did what I love to do and created a fanboy video clip using some of the most hardbosy scenes from the movie also named Casino.
Latee dropping his verses from “Wake Up”, “Puttin’ On The Hits” and “This Cut’s Got Flavor” while 45 King flips a break beat on Tim Westwood‘s show? Count me in. Thanks to Palmer Stallings for finding digging this out of the tape stash.
I had a few beers at a local dive bar with this New Jersey MC last time I was out there, where I witnessed the most morbidly obese white girls I’ve ever seen collected in one room in my entire life. Skitzo has been working the battle rap circuit for years so it’s good to see he’s focusing on making songs now. This new cut is produced by Tom Delay Beats.
Some limited-edition vinyl that won’t break the bank:
20 years ago, in 1993, Gee Rock & Da CND Coalition released they’re lone LP on a wildly limited number of cassettes which have rarely, if ever, been seen. Now Heavy Jewelz brings it back to Brick City with this 12 track fast moving funky LP on vinyl for the first time, never to be repressed. 100 copies were pressed on caramel colored vinyl which sold out right away but you can still get one in a double pack with a black copy of which only 200 were pressed.
We caught up with Matter Ov Fact, EP and Tropicana Josh of The Doppelgangaz one fine afternoon while they were shooting the video for “On The Rag”. Important issues discussed include picking up sweaty hipster girls, getting to second base in Europe, the legendary ‘Crackin’ beverage, velvet cloaks and a bunch of stuff that our legal team insisted we cut out.
The master of the over-sized fitted played like KRS-One and Kenny Parker when Kendrick Lamar let his crew sneak on stage and perform this track to a confused audience. Watch in amazement as Papoose encourages a stunned crowd to shout “Free Remy” before walking off to the sound of a million crickets chirping. Pap run this town!
Got a major Flavor Unit interview ready to drop soon, so I’m going in extra deep (pause) on their extensive catalog. Here are ten of sure shots from the greatest collection of MC’s that New Jersey ever produced.
Duke Bootee‘s Beauty and the Beat label was responsible for hardcore, speaker-smashing classics such as ‘King Kut’ and ‘Triple Threat’ and ‘Hard To The Body’. The latter was performed by a teenage crew from Elizabeth, New Jersey by the name of Point Blank MC’s. Lead MC Shimrock sat down with Unkut to tell his story about Rap Life in Jersey in the midst of the crack era.
Robbie: How did the Point Blank MC’s come about?
Shimrock: The crew was put together by our manager, Ahmed Ishmal. We were young kids. One guy’s my cousin – Mr. Bee. Another guy, Short Man, he was real short, but he was the same age. Another guy was a Spanish [kid] named Everlast – me and him still friends today, actually. I was always into something – I was boxing at the age of 9, and the city knew me already for boxing. You winning all your fights out here? They put you in the newspaper. (more…)