Filed under: Conservative Rap Coalition,Newest Latest,Philly Jawns,Steady Bootleggin'
Written by: Robbie Ettelson
Some 2015 Buze Brovaz action from Clever One.
Some 2015 Buze Brovaz action from Clever One.
My second piece for Cuepoint tells the story of DJ Too Tuff‘s life after Tuff Crew as he turned to the drug trade to survive, and barely made it out alive.
Halloween is here, and so is another Conservative Rap Coalition Records sure-shot! This time the other half of Da Buze Brovaz, Clever 1, delivers twelve slabs of Philly heat produced by DJ Rocksteady. Throw your L’s up and don’t turn nothing down but the collar.
Clever 1 [Da Buze Brovaz] is dropping an album titled The Dirty Dozen through Unkut/CRC this Halloween, produced by DJ RockSteady. Here’s a taste of what you can expect.
I’m not familiar with Buddy Leezle but Da Buze Bruvaz are possibly repping the CRC harder than anyone out there right now. Produced by The Custodian of Records.
Clever One smashes the ‘Mountain’ break to pieces for this track from his next project, The Dirty Dozen. Produced by DJ Rocksteady.
New Him Lo burner from his new ten track solo project, Complimentary Snacks, which is being premiered right here on Unkut Dot Com on 1 September. Produced by DJ Rocksteady, co-produced by Him Lo.
Heard this on the new Chopped Herring mix and thought it deserved it’s own post. Him Lo explains:
“I made it bout 8 yrz ago… Done alotta deep research n studying since then so some of my viewz have changed..”
Regardless, the flow on this is exceptional and I fux with it. It’s also a million times more listenable than Ras Kass‘ “Nature of A Threat.”
That Old Gold proves why it’s the reigning champion of rap beers once again. Produced by Gos’illa with cuts by Jay Ski.
If you caught my footage of the Kool G Rap and DJ Polo show in Philly last year, you would have noticed that huge dude standing on stage next to G, chomping on a cigar. Turns out he’s a fellow by the name of Big Nawz, who is not only KGR’s road manager but also been known to drop a rhyme from time to time, as he’s done for this guest spot with Da Inappropriate.
This is the second video from the free Counterstrike 2: A Decade of Unkut project, featuring Him-Lo Da Inapproriate stomping through Philly, as shot and directed by CRC VP richdirection for aunqueting media. Look out for Him-Lo’s Complimentary Snacks tape, dropping here in the near future.
With their loyalty to Ballentine 40 Oz and Polo rugbys, Da Buze Brovaz are certified CRC representatives. Here’s a new Clever One solo for all you fans of man-style drinking and the after-effects of an evening on that hard liquor.
“Tag Team Taktikz” video:
Fresh off lacing the Counterstrike 2 tape with an exclusive burner, Him-Lo has thrown me a new track with his brother Clever One and The Great Dot X, aka three seasoned gentlemen who will drink you under the table without a second thought.
A snack from the new MarQ Spekt project with Blockhead, titled JustPlayWitIt.
Him-Lo has been dropping music on these here internets for the past couple of years, but it wasn’t until his Horsepower mixtape that I really paid attention. Turns out this Philly Lo-Lifer has been deep in this here shit since the golden era of Philadelphia hip-hop, and his brand of non-progressive, anti-social rap is just what the city needs right now.
Robbie: How did you get started?
Him-Lo: We’ve been rhyming for a long time, ever since we were teenagers. We were part of a few different crews before we cut it down to just me and Clever One – The Buze Bruvaz. We were also in a group called Bermuda Triangle at one point with a few other members, we grew up with them also. Clever One, that’s my brother, and those other dudes we were at grammar school with, so we’ve been rhyming for a long time. Matter of fact, when we started rhyming the game was completely different. Now everybody’s rhyming. We would go somewhere and when people found out we were doing this they were excited, “Oh, you rap? Kick a rap for us!” It was so different at the time. So we were doing it at a young age, and I’m 40 now. We were so heavy into hip-hop at such an early age – not just the rapping, all aspects of it – we grew up as graffiti writers, battling people and breakdancing, deejaying, doing everything. That’s why even at this age now we still do it, just for fun. It’s what we do, we can’t really shake it!
First drop from The Combat Jack Show presents… Foamposites and Fingergunns mixtape, for those of you still young enough to wear athletic shoes.
Philidelphia’s own Lushlife caught my ear in 2012 with his Plateau Vision album, which saw him realize the potential heard on Cassette City and match the quality of his production with his rhymes. Currently working on a new album with producers CSLSX, I caught-up with Lushlife over the phone while he was midway through attempting to enjoy pizza and beer at a local bar to find out what inspired him to channel “Broken Language,” his appreciation for The LOX and why drinks cost so much in London.
Robbie: Did you start out as a producer or a rapper?
Lushlife: It didn’t even occur to me that I would rap. I had been making beats and doing production for many years, and I didn’t even want to go into the world of trying to find people to rhyme over my instrumentals. The moment that I got a mic at 20 – after a lifetime of listening and memorising rap songs – something just came out. As a hip-hop fan, I was like, “This is worthwhile shit!” So I just ran with that. The MC side of it came way second.
Freeway goes in on this stand-out from the Marci Beacoup LP.
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.
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.