The collective known as the Reservoir Sound Womb is part record label and part progressive rap conglomerate. And this album, ALEA IACTA EST, proves their strength in numbers. This is a free release that is meant to show-off the talents of everyone on the Reservoir Sound roster. It doesn’t play like any old record label compilation, it plays like an album that one artist spent quite a lot of time on. But there are about 12 or so different artists that show up on this 18-track album. It features names like A.M. Breakups, Cult Favorite, Warren Britt, billy woods, Eleven, Teddy Faley, DJ Addikt, Jeff Markey, Elucid and tons more. Need more convincing?
That’s the homies Teddy Faley, DJ Addikt and Eleven on the “Columbo Jawn.” Back in my sales days we used to say A-B-C, Always Be Closing, as in “close” the sale. Well I’m selling this album to you now. And here’s my close: Stop being a dick and download this.
The Mid-Atlantic-based hip-hop duo of Collectible Humans have released their first album, String Theory, and it’s available for free download. Way back in July I posted their single, “Rocket Surgery,” which includes some filthy cuts from DJ Addikt. The duo also released a video for that track, which you can see after the jump. If free isn’t your thing, you can also get a CD-R version of this album along with a Collectible Humans t-shirt for just $10. Which, to me, is the best deal in sports.
The self-proclaimed duo of “progressive hip-hop for humans that can read” each have solo endeavors down the pipeline, but for now, enjoy some hip-hoppery that’s worth a lot, but won’t cost you much.
To celebrate an ever growing army of progressive rap members and a presence at this year’s South by Southwest festival, Uncommon Records just released this 30-minute sampler. For free. BUT it will only be available during the days of SXSW. If you’re one of the lucky ones to head down to Austin this week, you’ll be able to get a hard copy of this sampler if you attend one of the Uncommon Records affiliated performances.
The sampler includes a bunch of unreleased material off of highly anticipated albums due out from the label in the coming months. The three that come to mind for me, Aeon Grey’s debut on Uncommon Records, Atari Blitzkrieg’s first release with Uncommon, and the collaboration project of Taiyamo Denku and Agartha Audio. The sampler rounds out with new music from Short Fuze & Nasa, Acid Reign, DCK VNNGT and tons more.
Like I said, this will only be out for a limited time, so unless you see the Uncommon Records crew in Austin and grab one of the 200 or so physicals, then scoop this download up as soon as possible. Last day of SXSW is the 18th, so download accordingly. Artwork on this was done by friend of TECB, Jazzpants, and was mixed by someone who’s no stranger to mixing, Elmattic.
Back on 11/11/11, MC Eleven dropped his mixtape M-Theory. A month prior I had posted about a posse slash that would be included in said mixtape, “The Elevenocalypse,” which included Rhode Island’s own Esh the Monolith and can be heard in its entirety, here. M-Theory is more than worth the two or three clicks of the mouse it would take to obtain it, as MC Eleven has it available for free download at his Bandcamp. If MPfrees aren’t your steez, a CD version with poster combo is also available for only 11-duckets.
Eleven has released a remixed version of the song “Toast,” done by A.M. Breakups who is the other half of their group, 11:00AM. The original track from M-Theory is produced by Willie Green and DJ Addikt is responsible for the cuts on both versions. I loved the Willie Green version from the mix tape and the A.M. Breakups version is just as fresh.
By all means head over to man’s Bandcamp and start raiding before it’s 2012 and SOPA laws shut down TECB for being way too fucking awesome.
Peep the first single from Collectible Humans, “Rocket Surgery.”
DJ Addikt is responsible for the cuts on this here joint. Nothing like a little progressive Hip-Hop to get you through this week in the midst of the dog days of summer. If you’re not familiar with Collectible Humans they’re made up of Adam Selene and Joshua Coberly. Selene is also responsible for the production on this record which contains some dope ass bongo-esque drums that would leave Matthew Mcconaughey jealous.
Extremely tasty. Download it (for free, yes, your sticky ass hands are welcome) here and stay tuned to TECB for more on these fellas.