Download: The Alchemist x Agallah – The Past and Present Album
Set off 2014 correctly with this new collection of old and new ALC/Crookie Monster tracks for your Benzi box.
Video: Life With Jeannie, Episode 1- My First Baby Jesus
Here’s the first episode of Jean Grae‘s new sit-com, which combines a Curb type of vibe with a lotta booze, and is therefore CRC-approved.
Download: Frank The Butcher & DJ7L – Illegal Business Mixtape
Here’s a tape of 90′s NY rap put together by my man’s DJ7L and his pal Frank The Butcher.
Download: E.Blaze – For The Luv Of It, Vol. 2
This is the second collection of E.Blaze instrumentals, who has worked with D.I.T.C., D-Flow, Smiley The Ghetto Child and Screwball in the past.
Download: Retch – Polo Sporting Goods
Some grimey New Jersey material from a kid named Retch, who is also a member of the H’z duo with Da$h. Produced by Thelonious Martin.
Beat Box – A Drum Machine Obsession Book Review
During my road trip to Boston in June to visit the Get On Down HQ, I happened apon an incredible collection of drum machines, which I filmed for my nausea-inducing video set to MCA & Burtoozie’s “Drum Machine”. The reason that this world-beating collection of rhythm machines were on display was for a book titled Beat Box – A Drum Machine Obsession, which features a portion of Traffic Entertainment founder and noted Beantown beat maker Joe Mansfield’s personal collection.
Video: Mantronix On Kids TV Show In 1986 UK
All praise due to grandgood for unearthing this piece of YouTube gold. As you see, I learned everything I know about interviewing rapper dudes from the host of Lift Off.
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.
Download: Roc Marciano – The Pimpire Strikes Back
Here’s a new tape from Marciano to prepare for the release of Marci Beaucoup on 12 November through Man Bites Dog records. Beats from Madlib, Evidence, Arch Druids, Lord Finesse and Alchemist. The CD version is available when you cop a shirt.
Download: Scram Jones – Dead Giveaway EP
Scram Jones continues the tradition of dope producers who don’t really need to be rapping, but the beats on this go hard enough to disregard any complaints.
Download: Action Bronson and Party Supplies – Blue Chips 2
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.
Doo Wop – Halloween Candy 2013 Mixtape
Doo Wop brings a new party tape to get dressed-up as Macklemore or your favorite Pokemon to. Might I suggest attending any festivities as Travis Bickell and Betsy on that ill-fated first date steez?
Video: Sadat X – Stock In The Game
Sadat X goes in on this sessions from DJ J-Ronin Freestyle Files vol.2 – Everybody Who’s Anybody.
Download: Cam’ron – Ghetto Heaven Vol. 1
Rapping over 80′s sit-com themes? Check. Hilarious skits? Check. Effed-up Roy Ayres remake? Check. No sign of former weed carriers such as Vado? Check. It’s like it’s 2001 all over again.
That time I was asked to review the new Drake album
After a couple of weeks of shit stirring over at Acclaim, they get their revenge by asking me to review the latest in Moist Rap in a face-off of sorts with a guy who finds Aubrey to be pleasing to the ear.
Head To Head: Drake – Nothing Was The Same