By now most of you have delved into Rick Ross’ leaked Teflon Don album. This outtake is a nice reworking of the timeless Mobb Deep “Shook Ones” sample, Ross and Raekwon give you the drug and materialism talk you’d expect. Very surprised this one didn’t make it.
Rick Ross feat. Raekwon- “Audio Meth”
Don’t Sleep on the Bay
The Bay Area has yet to recover nationally from the Hyphy movement backlash. But that shouldn’t prevent fans from checking what their promising younger acts.
DaVinci is a member of radio station KMEL’s Freshmen 10 class, and has been making a name for himself with appearances on DJ Muggs’ Shade 45 Soul Assassins radio show with Talib Kweli, Planets Asia, and Strong Arm Steady. The smooth riding themed “Clean Ass Whip” is a new track, and follows up his free debut album that was released earlier this year (The Day the Turf Stood Still).
DaVinci feat. San Quinn-“Clean Ass Whip”
DaVinci in Los Angeles
The 22 year-old Moe Green is another KMEL Freshmen list recipient, and with good reason. The Vallejo native dropped a new album today for free download called Rocky Maivia: The Non-Title Match. His reasoning behind the move is that he has to earn the listener’s dollars by first showing that he can make worthwhile music.
“Why would I make somebody pay for the new guy when they’re already getting their favorite rapper’s work for free?” he explained in a statement. This is in sharp contrast to others who take David Banner’s approach, but a realistic one for Green who’s attempting to build a national rep through his Independent Media label.
I love the wrestling allusions, but let’s hope the WWE or The Rock himself doesn’t come knocking with a cease and desist letter. The album can be downloaded here.
Moe Green- “Top Turnbuckle Lifestyle”
Moe Green’s “Ride” Video
Lil B’s crew The Pack check in with the bass-heavy street track “Kimbo Slice.” I know some people can’t stand them, but this is a servicable club track and will appease their fanbase. How can you not appreciate lines like “I fucked your girl and called her a liar?” Their new album Wolfpack Party drops on August 24 via SMC Records.
The Pack- “Kimbo Slice”
Jasiri X Tackles Tea Party Issue
Pittsburgh emcee and activist Jasiri X takes a thought-provoking approach to the controvery surrounding the ideological Republican subgroup known as the Tea Party. The premise is a hythothetical discussion on how the media would portray the Tea Party if it were a predominantly black group. Whether you agree or disagree, it’s sure to spark discussion.
DJ Muggs vs Ill Bill- “Cult Assassin”
This is from their Kill Devil Hills album that drops on Fatbeats records August 24. Muggs delivers his expected dark, ochestral production that contrasts well with the 80s style cartoon video. The beat reminds me of late 90’s RZA.