When your friends tell you they’d “rather listen to Regina Spektor make dolphin noises” (see “Folding Chair”) than listen to what’s currently featured on TECB, that means it’s time for me to climb out of my six-feet-under slum of depression and try to make the site a little less shitty. And this is my first attempt.
It’s “G.U.R.U.,” the debut single titled off of Marco Polo’s upcoming sophomore LP, Port Authority 2: The Director’s Cut, featuring Talib Kweli on the mic and DJ Premier on the cuts. I’m over a month late in posting the song, but, hey, I never said I’d be swinging for the fences with my return — just trying to get off the pine and become active again.
Easily one of the best titles of an album in recent memory, and please, take it as the tongue-in-cheek it is meant to be, Tits ‘N Explosions just dropped today on Hellfyre Club, Nocando’s own label. The self-proclaimed ”rap game Michael Bay movie” should be on a well deserved meteoric rise in the next coming months. Hellfyre Club’s rap collection is poised to take over (Open Mike Eagle, Busdriver, et al.) and Tits ‘N Explosions should be your forewarning.
It could be the subject matter of heartbreak and women that’s hitting close to home, but this album was exactly what I needed today. Press play right here for “No Sweat” with Pigeon John and Cel….
…. and then head over here to Name Your Price for the album. It’ll be worth your time and investment, trust.
Twitter can be beautiful tool. Based on the strength of a random tweet from an artist I think highly of, I searched out for a song and ended up downloading an entire album and listening to the entire online catalog of Chance the Rapper. This kid, (he’s 20, recorded a gang of raps at just 19) is crazy original and just dropped this mix tape/album ACID RAP (unfortunately it’s on DatPiff, sad emoticon) with a host of dope producers, like Jake One and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League) and guest appearances by Action Bronson, Childish Gambino, and Twista (remember that dude?) The tweet in reference made note of the track with Bronsilino, which you can hear first, as I did:
The whole album is really different, the dude is on some dare-to-be-different shit that most cats in my inbox are too scared to even listen to, let alone try. I’m sure Chris will think it’s more of my weirdo rap, but what else would you expect from the two differing ear styles of The Echo Chamber. You can download this mixtape/album here, just make sure no one sees you visiting DatPiff.
Also shouts to MC Eleven for putting me onto dude. You can get familiar with Migueleven by clicking this. Do it.
Back-to-back MMG posts for that hip-hop lovin’ ass. Uptown XO and AB the Pro link up on this grimy track. I fools with these dudes. This track is off of the Colour de Grey which you can find at your favorite digital media sales outlet, or hit up the Mello Music Group site for some physicals.