Filed under: Conservative Rap Coalition,Cracker Rap,No Country For Old (Rap) Men,Not Your Average,Web Work
Written by: Robbie Ettelson
Don’t sweat the (Grammys) Technique…
Don’t sweat the (Grammys) Technique…
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.
The Kid refuses to slow down as he continues to supply us with that work. This is from The Living Daylights project with Bronze Nazareth, which drops 11 Feb.
Dallas and Rafi investigate the best place to catch a feed near the 207th Street (Inwood) A train station New York City.
Here’s a vaulted Combat Jack Show episode which talks about the “Golden Era” of Rap Blogging, if there actually was such a thing (Unkut Dot Com mention around the 37 minute mark). It’s also apparent that LA-based rap scribe Jeff Weiss is 100 miles and running from being ready for membership to the Conservative Rap Coalition with that unruly hairstyle and flannel shirt combo.
Legendary producer and Flavor Unit founder The 45 King was admitted to hospital this week after suffering a heart attack.
“Had a heart attack, Wednesday, in hospital. My blood needs more oxygen, It’s a hard knock life! Wish me luck!”
On behalf of the Conservative Rap Coalition, we wish the great man a speedy recovery so that he might enjoy the delights of his local hood Chinese delivery spot again in the near future.
A little somethin’ somethin’ from Domingo‘s extensive vaults – Sean P‘s take on the Bob Marley/Eric Clapton/EPMD standard “I Shot The Sheriff”. The first verse was eventually used for “Mark My Words” but the rest of it sounds unfamiliar.
Melachi The Nutcracker‘s legacy lives on through Evidence and Alchemist‘s raps…
Ghee and Fizzy take Hoody Rap into the great outdoors for this DJ Skizz produced effort.
One of Philly’s favorite sons unleashing four minutes of fury on Lady B‘s The Street Beat radio show. Stuff like this reminds me of why I became hopelessly addicted to this here rap music.
Born and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant/Crown Heights, Sir Ibu cemented a place in rap folklore with a record called “Holy War (Live)”, which still stands as one of the rawest examples of beats and rhymes ever recorded, so much so that Ghostface recreated a portion of it on his own modern-day remake named “Mighty Healthy”. Beyond being an influential microphone god, it turns out that Ibu may also have been the first ever Conservative Rap Coalition member, as well as having an obscure connection to Australian culture. Salutes to BK Thoroughbred for connecting me with Brooklyn rap royalty and helping this interview happen…
Robbie: What sparked your interest in rhyming initially?
Sir Ibu: It was my cousin – I think it was back in ‘79. I heard him rapping, and I was like, “Wow! What is that?” So he told me what it was and then let me hear this record. I think it was by Spoonie Gee? I kinda liked that, so ever since then I just started writing. I just used to write about girls – all my raps were about girls. Girls this, girls that, just bragging about how I am with the girls. So then when I ran into Supreme – I would say was about ‘83, ‘84 – he told me, “Listen, you’re good. But you could be better if you changed your subject matter. Instead of talking about how good you are with girls, talk about how good you are on the microphone. How good you are with your lyrics and your music and your rhymes and your vocabulary. Just anything but girls!” I’m like, “Alright.” So I did it and I came back to him and I said, “How ‘bout this?” And he said, “That’s perfect! Do you wanna be part of my group?” I’m like, “Alright, let’s do it.” And that’s how I got with him and his sister. It’s interesting, ‘cos his sister – her name was Ice-T originally when we started – but Ice-T from the west coast started making a name for himself, so it was like, “Listen, you’ve gotta change your name.” So she changed it to Nefertiti.
This is the final release from Unsigned Skype alumni M.Will until he graduates, featuring three instrumentals and four songs with guest rapps. You can check his other stuff here. Space really is the place, apparently.
Here are sixteen remixes, bootlegs and demo versions that you need in your life. I would write a blurb for each one but putting this shit together took longer than expected so I’ll let the music speak for itself.
It turns out that Ghostface being on a reality TV show is the greatest thing since 3-6 Mafia tried to open a restaurant with Big Pussy and Elliot Spitzer‘s hoo-er. In the second episode, Pretty Toney discovers some troubling news about his broad…
“Shorty teeth lookin’ like her tongue in jail”. Peace Kehd drops next month.