Filed under: Bronx Bombers,Conservative Rap Coalition,Counter Strike - The Unkut Mixtape,New Rap That Doesn't Suck
Written by: Robbie Ettelson
The lesson from this video? Never to get J-Love to sign your CD’s…
First video from the 1200 BC EP is business as usual from the rapping fireman – b&w visuals and low-key rap hands.
Another sure-shot from this Boston duo. Please address DJ7L as “the Greek god” from now on.
Seen in the Soundcloud comments:
“Don’t you guys think this droog is somewhat using the same sample type of Nas’ One Love?”
Looking at some of the most painful Payola Raps in recent memory…
Illa Ghee was known as a Mobb Deep affiliate in the early days of his career, having appeared on Hell On Earth as General G, but his latest LP, Social Graffiti, has allowed him to free himself of any constraints and push his rhymes beyond well-worn street themes. While he was riding the subway the other night, we chopped it up about his early days and how Super Lover Cee inadvertently ended his cousin’s rap career.
What were you doing before you worked with Mobb Deep and Alchemist?
I was still rhyming, but I was more into the street life at the time. I went to school with Prodigy, they got cool with Alchemist and by the time I came home from jail Alchemist was hanging with them all the time so I started linking up with Alchemist too. My first actual CD I put together was called Body Music and most of the production on that was done by me. That was 2003.
Were you taking rhyming seriously at that stage?
I just wanted to rhyme on the radio! There was a show – Pete Rock and Marley Marl – at the time that was on the radio. That’s where most of the things I wrote were pretty much aimed at, just getting on the radio and lose my mind.
Photo: Benjamin Button
After I posted this response to Up North Trips’ Alchemix, United Crates laced a proper mixed version of my selections of Alchemist’s best beats from the past decade.
Mixed by United Crates.
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.
An old Cypress Hill classic gets a welcome update from ya boy RAST RFC and a DJ Treats fan-vid.
Cole James Cash just posted a new mix over at the new CRC HQ titled Rap Republicans, featuring remixes and blends speaking on the state of the rap nation.
Here’s that monthly round-up of six tracks that slipped through the cracks of getting posted this month but still delivered that non-progressive rap feel that we appreciate around these parts. Don’t miss out on the new CRC crew necks and tees either…
After checking out the Up North Trips mix with their picks for the best Alan The Chemist beats from the past ten years, I couldn’t resist responding with my own personal selections from the past decade of work from the house of ALC.
Can’t say I agree with all of these choices but this is a great mix regardless. Might have to compile my own list in response…
Ev Boogie sez:
Today marks the 10th Anniversary of Alchemist’s debut solo, 1st Infantry. To celebrate A-L-C’s decade of dope, we put together ten years worth of Alc bangers, from 2004- 20134. For each year, we picked one of our favorite Alc joints (not easy to do) and put together our own, Alchemix. Mixed by United Crates.
“Been a beast since the Octopus breakbeats.” AZ continues to maintain his CRC-approved status – he’s been rapping exactly the same way for twenty years, just the way we like it. He really needs to bless this UK 80′s R&B banger one of these days though…
Who’d thunk it? Scoop DeVille flips the intro horns from “Jump Around” for Bussa Bus and Slim Shady to get unleash speech over. File under: Surprisingly enjoyable.
Enjoyed the abrasive, non-progressive rap sounds of the Counterstrike 2 mixtape and want a copy on CD for the shelf/car/boom box? Well fret no longer sports fans, as you can cop a jewel cased edition of it when you purchase a Conservative Rap Coalition polo, t-shirt or windcheater over at the all new Unkut/CRC Garment Renaissance store. We’re also offering free shipping worldwide, which means that all you non-collar sporting types can finally rep the mighty CRC like a trooper.
These Wop and Blaq leaks are sounding effin’ great, as they bring it over Onyx‘s “Last Dayz” instrumental.
Another cut from Illa Ghee‘s Social Graffiti LP, which drops 8 July. Look out for my interview with Ghee next week.