Mr. Wonderful is shaping up to be a really solid project next month. The Alchemist lends Bam Bam a surprisingly smooth track that Bronson deftly laces with his usual brand of abstract picture-painting. Don’t try to over-think it or you’ll miss the feeling.
Spit Gemz gives us a visual from the single “Common Knowledge” off of the upcoming Godly Features project.
Meyhem Lauren links up with Ice Rocks for “Fly Counterparts” off of More Cashmere EP. The limited edition vinyl is available only at ChoppedHerringRecords.com.
I don’t usually check for Kendrick Lamar’s work, but I recognize a dope song when I hear one.
I was invited for the second time to speak on a panel for UCLA’s Hip Hop Congress’ Hip Hop Appreciation Month festivities. The topic this year will be the evolution of the socially conscious artist and I’ll be speaking alongside rapper Murs, Archie Davis of OPM, and writer Brooklyne Gipson. Hopefully, I’ll get to shake hands with some followers of the Front-Free brand and engage in some great discussion. To be added to the list, e-mail me your name. See you there.
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With their first release since 2001’s The Cold Vein, Cannibal Ox has released Blade of the Ronin, which is available now on iTunes. MF Doom lends a guest appearance to this first single.
Yeah, it’s safe to say Droog’s the MC I’m anticipating more work from the most and we just got a full-length project in November. Here, he pays homage to Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys. Respect.
I don’t have much of a stomach for R&B these days, but Kandace Springs got a listen solely off of me remembering her performing alongside Ghostface Killah.
Your Old Droog dropped this about a month ago and I missed it. Shame on a hip-hop blog person.
I don’t usually check for anything out of Hot 97, but Action Bronson completely went off on a freestyle for Funkmaster Flex. Check for the legendary Big Body Bes off to the side providing the ad libs. Mr. Wonderful should be out March 24th and knowing Bronson, you can expect a lot of hard work in the interim.
“Spent your advance on one trip to Six Flags with a handicapped class with your candy rap ass”