A new video from music video direction extraordinaire, Nicholas Heller, this time around no shirtless Juan Deuce though. Joining Heller on the other side of the camera is an interesting grouping of Blu, R.A. the Rugged, and Tristate, a dude I was fortunate to see perform with Planet Asia last year. The music is pumped in via production from Bombay. Be on the lookout for a 7″ of this track, due out in time for this year’s Record Store Day. A National Holiday in the eyes of Chris and myself.
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?
Haven’t heard much from this cat lately. Supposedly the follow-up to Below the Heavens has finally been pressed and is now available for purchase, but I wasn’t in love with the video B&E put out. However, I was digging this tune from last month:
It was from a limited 7″ release via Jakarta Records, a label out of Germany. The record is sold out, but the free download can still be had. So can the vinyl and CD versions of Give Me Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them, the follow-up I mentioned above.
Did you know we started this new joint, CA All Day? Yup. That’s where Verbal be at, so we thought it would be a cool idea to hold down both of the states we respectively reside in. (For the possible new jacks, I’m in Rhode Island. Get a clue.) We haven’t gone back to stock-up the category with the shit-tons of California sound posted from the previous three years, but we’ll get there soon enough.
In the meanwhile, here’s a double-dose of that Cali chronic. Take two and pass…