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New Music: New DaVinci Video, Fat Joe Heat, Guru’s Nephew Pays Tribute, Trek Life

By now you've heard Joe's Just-Blazed "I Am Crack" over various sites and blogs. But that doesn't mean Fat Joe doesn't have other gems on the album. Cool and Dre are behind the boards on both these tracks. On "Valley of Death" some of you will recall the sample from Alchemist's work on Prodigy's Return of the Mac. Busta Rhymes is in riot gear form to accenuate the menacing string instrumentation on "At Last Supremacy."

DaVinci and his team must be commended for the way they’re pushing his The Day the Turf Stood Still album. Despite the album being several months old, DaVinci has pumped out a new video for the third single “Concrete Jungle Juice.” The title derives from a drink that mixes Gin and Tampico. The Bay Area rapper’s goal with this video was to accurately depict life in his native San Francisco.

“We wanted to remind people we’re from San Franciso,” he stated. “the skyline intro; the Giants fitteds; the orange and black imagery. We’re from the Bay.”

Darkside Volume 1 Samples

By now you’ve heard Joe’s Just-Blaze produced “I Am Crack” over various sites and blogs. But that doesn’t mean Fat Joe doesn’t have other gems on the album. Cool and Dre are behind the boards with these twp tracks. On “Valley of Death” some of you will recall the sample from Alchemist’s work on Prodigy’s Return of the Mac. Busta Rhymes is in riot gear form to accenuate the menacing string instrumentation on “At Last Supremacy.” Be on the lookout for the full album review on Monday.

Fat Joe- “Valley of Death”

Fat Joe feat. Busta Rhymes- “At Last Supremacy”

Guru’s Nephew Narrates Tribute

Sadly with all the controversy surrounding Solar, Guru never got a high-profile  tribute for his Hip-Hop contributions. The BET Awards omission was the most glaring example. But for those who know their Hip-Hop history, Guru’s place is secure. The 16-minute video by his nephew Justin Nicholas Elam-Ruff is a great piece to honor his legacy. And you can hear the similiar vocal tones between Guru and Justin.

New Mixtape from Trek Life and Oddisee

It appears Trek Life has so much material that he couldn’t even wait to drop his album Everything Changed Nothing on July 27. So here we are with a  “teaser mixtape” full of previews, instrumentals, and an exclusive Oddisee-produced Trek Life track called “Get in Touch.” The tape can be previewed and downloaded HERE.

 

2 comments

  1. That new DaVinici is dope, the new Joe sounds good to… Joes A real hip hop head… I loved his old schitt from when He was Fat Joe Da Gangsta…

    RIP Guru, man He was abit big part of My teenage years, espec when I was heavy into My smoking days, gettin A bag of weed and blazing to all of Gurus catalog at My friends yard of the A skate or graff spot, even though I was schitt at both lol His nephew does sound well like Guru… Great dedication…

    Oddisee is beyond dope, I only got introduced to him thru Jazzy Jeff’s album ‘The Magnificent’ back in the day… That album is one of the greatest ever…

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