Not sure why the duo are dressed like orthodontists and also not sure why they commandeered the Nebuchadnezzar. Bizarre choice for the first set of visuals from This Generation, the collab album from Murs and Fashawn, due out this September on Duckdown Records.
Shout out to Dr. McMillan and Keanu Reeves, y’all should be getting your outfits and aircraft back shortly.
I posted this song back in March, along with the free album than came with the download. Now the California-bred crew has released some visuals to accompany the fierceness. The beat is on some mid 90′s club anthem shit, but Eligh did his thing to make it sound as underground as the Living Legends themselves. As dope as this track is though, it would be truly incredible if it weren’t for that high-pitched, Alvin and the Chipmunk-sounding voice used to introduce everyone. Regardless, it’s probably my favorite single of 2012. The album that comes along with the download of “Trojan Horse” is pretty much a best-of album, a best-of “mix” as the group calls it.
If anyone is on The Grouch’s newsletter/e-mail list then you would have seen his letter to fans and supporters explaining the group’s hiatus. He had some powerful words, but in pure Grouch fashion, he stays extremely positive throughout the letter and has high hopes for the future. He does have some choice, yet ambiguous words as read below:
I will not tolerate being slandered publicly by someone I consider a brother. Therefore, rather than leave listeners and the group wondering why we don’t continually work together, I am choosing to define my stance to bring some closure to an awesome chapter in my life.
I’m not sure who he’s referring to, and to be completely honest, I don’t really care. The politics and TMZ-material I’ll leave for HipHopDx and other rags. I do hope for an amicable resolution from here-on-out and maybe a reunion show in 10 years. But other than that, fans should temper expectations and let them do their solo endeavors. In the meantime enjoy this track, video, and best-of mix, because there won’t be another group quite like the Living Legends ever.
Holy shit this track is intense. Eligh is held responsible for those epic horns you hear as all 8 members come and come correct on this track, “Trojan Horse.” This is the first bit of new music the Legends have made together since 2008. In celebratory fashion they’re giving away this track and ten of their all time classics to go along with it.
Go to their page and download this gift immediately. The group will be at Paid Dues this year and will also be performing as a whole down in San Diego at the House of Blues soon. Add this to the news that the Visionaries are in the lab crafting a new album and we have ourselves some super group news to make the whole state of California proud. Stay tuned to TECB for all your CA All Day news and posts!
The 19-city tour of “How The Grouch Stole Christmas” came to end but not before the headliners got together and constructed a track. Evidence, Zumbi, The Grouch and Eligh rhyme over Amp Live’s production for “Amp Live For President.” Amp switches the beat for each emcee and it’s definitely worth the free download if you’re feeling the video. It’s available here (be advised, it starts downloading as soon as you click.)
Peep my reliving of the concert here and if Amp Live doesn’t get written in on the ballot in 2012 at least once, we’ve failed as hip-hop fans. Kidding. Not really.
This one comes from The Grouch and Eligh’s second LP together, Say G&E!. It’s the title track. Listen:
Shit is tight, and the album is probably some of the best stuff to come from any of the Living Legends members in a while now. The moment I heard Eligh refer to himself and his partner-in-rhyme as “generals of eclectic penmanship” I knew the album was a must-buy. And, although I thoroughly enjoyed it, there were a good thirty-or-so albums from ’09 I liked better.
Still, with that said, ’09 was a great year in music, and, regardless of the releases I would rank ahead of this one, Say G&E! deserves a TECB-plug nonetheless.