Posted on February 18, 2013 by Chris
I’ve never heard of this cat Tsunami before now but I’m really looking forward to hearing more from The Chase, his full-length album hitting stores in April. The line-up is amazing. You read half way through the tracklist and see a number of my favorites — Kool Keith, OC, Masta Ace, Thirstin.
Woof. Should get nice.
Filed under: Hip-Hop, Music, Yo! TECB Raps | Tagged: Heltah Skeltah, Kid Tsunami, Sean Price, The Chase | Leave a Comment »
Posted on December 24, 2012 by Chris
You may have seen Bombdrop’s name here on TECB before. If you have, congratulations, you’re one of approximately one that has been paying attention to what we publish. Anyway, the reason I’ve mentioned the name is that he’s had an album in the making for a little while now, and I’ve had the chance to hear a couple of tracks in advance. It has the potential to be the biggest hip-hop record to ever come out of the smallest state. “Raw Deal,” featuring Bomb’s fellow Rhode warrior Milez Grimez and two of Duck Down’s grimiest, Ruste Juxx and Rockness Monstah, is the first official single from the much-anticipated Dark Days LP, directed by Vertygo.
If you’re wondering how the rest of the album is shaping up, just think along the lines of a Snowgoons album. But with better emcees. And good production.
Keep it locked to TECB for more news on Bombdrop’s album status.
Filed under: 401 Gettin' It Done, Hip-Hop, Music, Yo! TECB Raps | Tagged: Bombdrop, Dark Days, Heltah Skeltah, Milez Grimez, Rock, Rockness Monstah, Ruste Juxx, Vertygo, Wundahground | 2 Comments »
Posted on March 24, 2011 by Chris
Ayyyyyyoooooo. We’ve been waiting on this video for some time now, and it’s finally here for your viewing pleasure. You’re officially a cake eater if you don’t show some love in the comment section for this joint.
Filed under: 401 Gettin' It Done, Hip-Hop, Music, Yo! TECB Raps | Tagged: 8th Wundah, Fredro Starr, Heltah Skeltah, K-Nux, Milez Grimez, Onyx, Rockness Monstah | 3 Comments »
Posted on November 1, 2008 by Verbal Spacey
Heltah Skeltah (rap duo of veterans Sean Price and Rock) made my list of “must buys” back in February when I first heard they were coming together on another project, named D.I.R.T. (Da Incredible Rap Team). To be quite honest, I didn’t have high hopes for their third studio album. Sean Price’s last solo effort, Jesus Price Superstar, was poorly produced, poorly written, but brilliantly promoted. This, and the fact that Sean P has been on countless albums – Sandpeople (Honest Racket), to Guilty Simpson (Ode to the Ghetto), to Raffi’s Baby Beluga remix — has left me thinking he’s watering down his somewhat already watered down act. Sean P’s partner, on the other hand, stays fresh by changing his style from verse to verse, song to song, and not relying on old stand by rhymes like the aforementioned Sean Price. At the same time Rockness can be commissioned to just drop a chorus and make it the absolute best thing on an album (see “Stomp Thru” on Smif-N-Wessun’s The Album featuring Rock and Joell Ortiz).
Ultimately, my low expectations were thoroughly passed. From track 1 (the intro!) to pretty much track 14, this album is dope. The production is on point with a couple of Boot Camp Click regulars — in Ill Mind and Marco Polo – as well as household names like Evidence and Sic Beats. Every track, more or less, is up-beat and starts the head nodding, which is a nice change from the last BCC effort, The Album, Smif-N-Wessun’s dismal fourth LP. Some beats, like “So Damn Tuff” and “That’s Incredible,” start to have that ”epic” sound to it where the producers, in this case Ill Mind and Double Up respectively, decide to have a looped in orchestra behind the lyrics –it’d be a lot better if it weren’t the same 10 notes repeated. Others start to have a bit of a club sound to it like “Twinz,” but it’s almost a guarantee these days that a few tracks are meant for the club heads.
Filed under: Album Talk/Review, Hip-Hop, Music | Tagged: Boot Camp Click, Buckshot, D.I.R.T., Duck Down, Heltah Skeltah, Jesus Price Superstar, Marco Polo, Rock, Ruck, Ruste Juxx, Sean P, Sean Price, The Representativz | Leave a Comment »