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.
The O.G.’s have a new track out, entitled “GET AWAY.” Officially it features “The Spirit of The Wu” but I’m not about to put that in the title, although the vocal samples used work perfectly; they gave me a shiver and some goosebumps. Press play and tell us what you think:
You can download your own version from Hulkshare, if you dare, by clicking here. It’s always nice to see, and hear, dope tracks by the gray-beards, the generation I grew up listening to.
I like when rappers get together and call themselves something other than just their name with an ampersand. And the name Run the Jewels is evidence that it can sound cool and gully and all that in the process. That’s what happens when El-P and Killer Mike joined forces, and here’s a little something off of their upcoming, and evidently free, album. A little track called “Get It.”
And you can get … it … yourself by hitting that download link from the player. I’ve been on a little Killer Mike kick lately. The dude is hella nice.
Way back in November PremRock released a Tom Waits tribute album entitled Mark’s Wild Years. Even though it was released so close to the end of the year, I still thought it was easily one of the best releases of 2012. He just dropped a video for “Singapore” which you can check out above. If you’re not familiar with Prem and/or Tom Waits, check out this fresh interview where we break down each track like Bob Costas breaks down gigantic words that his audience has no idea the meaning of.
Mark’s Wild Years is still free and available here. Get with it. Also shouts to the homies on the cameo tip; Corina Corina, Warren Britt and Jesse Abraham.