Following up his Czarface project with 7L and Inspect Deck, Eso is teaming up with Man Bites Dog Records and Stu Bangas for Machete Mode, available for pre-order here. If the video/track “The Danger” is any prelude, Machete Mode should have a bunch of Demigodz and Army of the Pharaohs fam scattered through out. Should be a fun album, just in time for hoodie season.
If you haven’t heard about Meta P’s Kill Swag movement by now, it’s about time you start paying attention. For a dose of background on the Rhode Island artist you can check my ABC’s of TECB (see: “K”), where I featured Meta and Kill Swag as one of 2012′s top highlights in music, but, aside from that, this is almost everything you need to know — my dude HATES swag.
The video you see above is the anthem for Kill Swag, and who better to recruit for swag assassination than the Landmine Lieutenant and Demigodz strong-arm, Celph Titled. The track is produced by Knuckle-Up Productions and video animated by recent RISD graduate Tyler DiBiaso. In spirit of the much-anticipated release, I caught up with Meta for some brief word association. This is how things went:
TECB: Kill Swag.
META P: Smack your ear snares. Forties of OE. Ciphers on the porch. MPC bass. Dirty underground clubs. Music that stays in the streets. Commercial rape.
TECB: Celph Titled.
META P: Monster. Rubix Cuban. Top 5 dead or alive. Underground legend. DEMIGODZ. Lyrical giant.
META P: Teen wave. Texting. Lollipops and mix CDs with glitter. Crying over everything. Gays in wheel chairs.
META P: Hasn’t been good since the second one. It died hard with Justin Long. A computer virus? I wish I could find the writer whose idea that was and give the writer aids.
TECB: 8th Wundah.
META P: Alien producer. Astrology expert. Outside the box. Pure talent. Gritty samples. Insomniac beat maker.
TECB:Pink Friday re-re-release.
META P: Throw up dried and stinking in the summer heat. Dirty glitter sneakers. Babies in the trash. Rat hair. XXXXXL leopard thongs. Transsexual. Cancer.
META P: Mine.
Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the video, or anything Meta x Kill Swag-related. You can also grab the MP3 for free download right here through TECB. (Download here.) And be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming “Kill Swag” remix, produced by the talented 8th, mentioned above.
New video from the Demigodz, this track featuring Ryu, Celph Titled and Apathy. Ap also produced this track which includes one of Big Pun’s most famous lines on loop. I’ve never been a fan of Ryu but this is easily the toughest verses he’s ever laid down. That said I’ve only heard him on Celph’s records and AOTP joints. And once when a co-worker brought me to a sales meeting and he had some sort of Styles of Beyond album cranked to 11. I wasn’t pleased that day. In any event, this video sparks some chatter and buzz over the Demigodz forthcoming album, Killmatic. Available for preorder here if you’re down.
Something about grown men picking on kids makes me laugh uncontrollably.
A month ago to the day, Chris posted this track off of Apathy’s Honkey Kong and here is the video rendition. Honkey Kong has all the makings of something good, as the tracks we’ve posted here at TECB have had production by Da Beatminerz and DJ Premier.
Anyone out there in the land of cyber space want to share their thoughts on this album? Kick us some comments, ya herbs.
I was told about this track weeks before it leaked — specifically, the Digital Underground sample — and I’ve been heavily anticipating it like the gigantic hip-hop geek that I am. Well, it’s here now and it should go without saying, especially after the last time Ap blessed a Premier beat, that this “Stop What Ya’ Doin’” joint is harder than Humpty Hump getting busy in Burger King’s bathroom.