Here’s what I know about wine. Sometimes it’s red. Sometimes it isn’t. All of the time it’s pretty pretentious. Except when you go vert on Andre champagne after the Red Sox win the World Series in 2007. That happened. In any event, I know that “fine” wine doesn’t get thrown about so easy in the wine-o community. And San Diego’s Young Blame tells us how much his style is like a fine wine in his latest track.
A little (free) taste from Brother Blame to keep us in the loop before his album with Brown Bag All-Star J-57 drops. Which I gotta admit, needs to drop soon, for selfish reasons. This track definitely put me in the mood for new Blame. Click here for all of TECB’s past Blame One features.
In lieu of year-end lists this year I decided to not-post anything for a couple of weeks. You’re welcome. Unfortunately, however, I let some dopeness pass by your deserving ears. This Dag Savage “mixtape” has been on steady rotation since I downloaded it last month. Then I threw it in my iPhone and it has joined me to the laundromat and walks to the hipster-ass coffee shops here in Long Beach. Before I continue to wax on poetically, head over here and download the jammy for free, before someone realizes their mistake and starts to charge for this shit.
If you think your hard drive is precious and you need to test drive before you commit to such CPU intrusions, then take an audible (and visual) gander:
A little background? Dag Savage is a duo comprised of producer extraordinaire Exile, with the raps done by Johaz. Pretty much every track is as in-your-face as the afore-seen “DAG SAV” video. Exile’s talents fit well behind Johaz’ ferocity and bravado, but there’s also a star-studded cast to help out. Guest spots from one of Ex’s main homies, Blu, as well as Fashawn, Aloe Blacc, Blame One, and others.
After you play the album all the way through, play “Mic Jack” again and try not to flip furniture. Johaz and Ex have an EP planned to drop any day now (the 15th of this month to be precise). There is also an album release/concert here in SoCal at The Terrace Restaurant in Pasadena in the works. All of the dudes I just mentioned will be there as well as M.E.D. $10 bucks, yo! The 26th! See you there?
Some new audio from North County SD’s native son, Blame One:
You can grab your own MP3 of this track from Blame’s Soundcloud page, which I recommend doing before it’s too late.
You can catch me in San Diego this Thanksgiving, hitting up the beach then eating some Tofurkey. Prolly take some Blame One, Visionaries (Dannu) and Mr. Brady for the ride down. Give thanks for San Diego’s contribution to hip-hop this year.
Blame One and Preed One, no relation, have a new EP in the works called Blame Preed. “I” is the first taste we get from the duo and you can press play right here to hear for yourselves…
Like what you hear? Head over to the DJ Booth and give it a rating and a download. It’s literally the least you could do for an artist who is giving away tracks.
Keep it locked to TECB for more info on Blame Preed and any other Young Blame updates. Hopefully we’ll get some news on the J57 and Blame collab we’ve been hearing about soon. Peace to Ed Lover, we got a tall glass of Blame One-lemonade, and we needs to drink from it. (Props to anyone who knows what album this skit I’m loosely referencing here is from.)
Twitter is quite the funny contraption sometimes. Without it, I wouldn’t have been able to link with countless artists, and more importantly, I wouldn’t have a vehicle to vent my nonsensical hate towards the stupid and the republican. It’s also funny when artists will randomly search for their name, just to see what is being said about them. Which is useful to scare the crap out of some fresh-faced twitter users, let’s say someone named Verbal Spacey a couple of years ago. I tweeted how I thought the name, IMAKEMADBEATS was kind of wack. Didn’t mention anything about his production skills, which, are anything but wack. I get a mention from the man himself no sooner than 10 minutes later saying something to the effect of “the name has no bearing on the music though, Kevin Kint.” Boom. Roasted.
Fast forward to March 5th 2012, and IMAKEMADBEATS is still making mad beats and he and Doxside Music Group are releasing a “mixtape” to showcase them. Dare Iz A Doxside Vol 2 is available here for free.99 and it includes the likes of Rock from Heltah Skeltah, Has-Lo, 9th Prince, Lil Vic, and a host of other artists that are featured on Doxside Music Group’s label. IMAKEMADBEATS shares the production duties with others on this album, but take a listen to his production on “Put You On” with Blame One, TzariZM and Midaz the Beast:
“He makes mad beats, I drop mad rhymes …” – Blame One
Word that. And I write mad blogs. Oh shit… I think that’s another blog. We might get sued for that. Peace to IMAKEMADBEATS and everybody don’t be shy, grab yourselves some Doxside.