There aren’t enough kind and meaningful words I can say about MC Nocando’s Tits and Explosions release from this summer. In fact, I already tried. I went on a small twitter-diatribe about how it helped through some shitty times because he rapped about similar things that I was going for and relation is the best medicine. Well whiskey helps. Anyway, Nocan’s rap collective known as Hellfyre Club got together and made this here compilation. Available for “Name Yo Price”, Dorner vs. Tookie is more than just a rap label’s roster rapping and showing off their feathers. DVT plays like an album, it plays similar to Tits and Explosions, which was a mixtape. Imagine that? A free release that plays like an album. I’m forever sold on Hellfyre Club. I wish Mike Eagle and I could hang out. I want Nocando to listen to rap records with me. I want to talk to VerBS about how similar our (fake) names are. Fanboy status has been activated. I once saw Busdriver at my 9-5. I was too nervous to say what-up. Plus he was with his daughter, and if I’m out and about some ass hat says “hey aren’t you Verbal?” I’d be annoyed. Luckily I don’t have that problem.
If you’re too scared to download this project blindly (deafly?) then let this track sway you. Easily the best named song of 2013, “Degrassi Picture Day (Hellfyre Jackets)” featuring Open Mike Eagle and Busdriver (produced by Kuest 1):
Now there are no excuses. Follow the “Name Yo Price” link above, download it. Burn it to your discs. Dub it to your tapes. You can thank me later.
I’m always excited to see and hear new G&E tracks. Their first collab-album was sort of like an album long theme song for me when I first moved out west. Pigeon John was actually on my favorite record, “All In.” Those three team up for “Run,” another feel good anthem from the trio like “All In” is, proving once again you can make a rap song that makes you think and smile. Enough of this hokey-ness… press play already, then hit up your favorite social network and beg and plead for a new G&E album.
The homies Change and Beejan are at it again. More visuals from the duo’s mixtape, Hi on the Couch, which you can still grab for “name yo price” over here. This time these two fools drop some tabs and shoot a video. Obviously, you can only imagine what happens.
To see more of their shenanigans, click this link for all the Change and Change & Beejan tomfoolery we’ve featured. You’ll be put in a better mood for sure.
I’m as big on Blu as the next, but having two tracks on a piece of 12″ vinyl, calling it an EP, and charging $17.99 plus shipping is absurd to me. I know it’s “limited,” but what vinyl isn’t limited these days.
Check the Soul Brother-produced side one:
And here’s my post on the b-side if you missed it when it dropped on 7″.
Great music, I just can’t justify with the price — which sucks, because I’m a big fan and supporter of Redefinition Records.