Posted on November 8, 2013 by Verbal Spacey
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.
Filed under: Album Talk/Review, CA All Day, For All The Broke Willies, Hip-Hop, Music | Tagged: Busdriver, Dorner vs. Tookie, Hellfyre, Hellfyre Club, KAIL, Mike Eagle, milo, NoCanDo, Open Mike Eagle, Rheteric Ramirez, Taurus Scott, The Kleenrz, Tits and Explosions, VerBS | Leave a Comment »
Posted on November 8, 2013 by Verbal Spacey
In typical TECB fashion, we’re going to be fashionably late on this post. Armand Hammer, the New York based rap duo comprised of Elucid and billy woods, dropped Half Measures, a “mix-tape” if you will, in mid-September for the low price of “Name Your Price.” The idea behind Half Measures was to prepare you, the listener, for Race Music, which was set to drop (and did) on October 22nd. Race Music being the full length studio album is available at your favorite electronic stores as well as Amoeba, Underground Hip-Hop dot com, and Backwoodz Studioz if you want the physical version(s).
Now that we’re a couple of weeks removed, think of these two releases as a buy-one-get-one. TECB be bringin’ you bargains. It will be very hipster of me to say, but I’m glad I was up on Armand Hammer in the past and I’m elated to see them get picked up by the big internet bloggy-blogs and have tons of shine on the social networks. Elucid and A.M. Breakups dropped the Cult Favorite project and billy woods had Dour Candy prior to these Armand Hammer joints. So to say they’re hardworking individuals would be cutting them short. I’m serious when I say I’m proud to be a rap fan.
Peep the single form Race Music, “Shark Fin Soup,” below. Then cop these two albums and have the gritty sound of woods and Elucid marinate in your brain for awhile. I’m not being hyperbolic when I say Half Measures brought me off the snide from blogging a couple of weeks back, with a little help from Rhode Island’s Hayes as well. Click play and enjoy, my dude. Then tell Backwoodz Studioz TECB sent ya.
Filed under: Album Talk/Review, For All The Broke Willies, Hip-Hop, Music | Tagged: Armand Hammer, Backwoodz Studioz, billy woods, Elucid, Race Music, Shark Fin Soup | Leave a Comment »
Posted on October 25, 2013 by Verbal Spacey
My man Hayes laced me with this video and not only is the track dope, but the homie has impeccable timing as I had been reminiscing about Rhode Island all got-damb day. “Ocean State of the Art” is off of Hayes’ recent release, u.s. A Cry For Help which you can cop for free over at his Bandcamp page. The verses go Spoons, Hayes, then 8th (who also produced the heatrocks you hear in the background), and they form a mini cypher at the end of the track which is too fitting. I love it. Favorite line goes to Hayes with his “R.I. for eons, write ‘R.I.P. T’ on; every RIPTA I be on.” A close second was his narrative of how much Dunkin Donuts we Rhode Islanders be drankin’.
Head over to Hayes’ Bandcamp and download his latest offering. Name ya price. Tell ‘em TECB sent ya. Rhode Isle what up.
Filed under: 401 Gettin' It Done, For All The Broke Willies, Hip-Hop, Music, Yo! TECB Raps | Tagged: 8th, Hayes, Night Enders, Ocean State of the Art, Spoons, u.s. A Cry For Help, Vertygo | Leave a Comment »
Posted on September 20, 2013 by Chris
Really quick, here are three treats:
- Dirty Durdie’s Group Therapy is free. And you know you need the help, so download while you still have the chance — via SoundCloud.
- Chris Conti gave these guys another great feature in The Providence Phoenix. Read it here if you haven’t already ink-stained your fingertips with a physical copy.
- Black Milk is coming into town on 10/10 to visit Fete. DJ Primitive will be DJing the event, and DD are on the bill for an opening set. Tickets are on sale now.
Filed under: 401 Gettin' It Done, Events, For All The Broke Willies, Hip-Hop, Music, News | Tagged: Black Milk, Chris Conti, Dirty Durdie, DJ Primitive, Fete, FourOhOne, Group Therapy, The Phoenix | Leave a Comment »
Posted on August 22, 2013 by Verbal Spacey
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.
Filed under: CA All Day, For All The Broke Willies, Hip-Hop, Music, Yo! TECB Raps | Tagged: BeeJan, Ch@ng3, Change, Hi on the Couch, I'm Great | Leave a Comment »