Boog Brown Returns to “The Essence”
With the recent BET special “My Mic Sounds Nice”, Nicki Minaj at the MTV Awards, and Rah Digga dropping today after a 10 year hiatus, female emcees have been thankfully getting more attention. An unsung emcee doing her thing here in ATL is Boog Brown, who on September 28 will release her first full-length LP with Apollo Brown entitled Brown Study. “The Essence,” a non-album track, was released over the summer with a video and featured prominently on “My Mic Sounds Nice.” This week, she teamed up with Oddisee to drop a dope remix for “The Essence.” Compare with the original and determine which one you prefer. Follow Brown on Twitter @boogbrown and on Facebook.
Boog Brown “The Essence (Oddisee Remix)”
Rah Digga Sampler
Speaking of Rah Digga, Judgment Day arrived today with her first album in 10 years, Classic. With only 10 tracks and a cover that’s a tribute to her favorite album Illmatic, Digga has put a lot of pressure on herself with a title that accepts nothing less than perfection. Does the first lady of Brick City deliver? Check out this album sampler from King Most to get an informed opinion. Classic is available now through Amazon and iTunes.
Wale Gets to Work
“I consider myself one of the best new, young rappers, and one of the best active rappers right now. I’m on my no days off shit…”
Last month, Wale released his new mixtape More About Nothing. The Seinfeld-inspired project got decent buzz and even became a high trending topic on Twitter. He’s seeking to build on that success with the new video “The Work,” which attempts to show his fans outside of Washington, DC different, lesser known parts of the city. Shout out to Bank Films who shot the clip.
666 Is DJ Muggs and Ill Bill’s Number
Kill Devil Hills is in stores now, and the duo of DJ Muggs and Ill Bill just keep rolling out video after video. In August, fans got a bloody shootout as the visual representation for “Ill Bill TV.” Then, Raekwon joined the pair for a caper on “Chase Manhattan.” Now, the conspiratorial “Illuminati 666” gets the early 80s animated treatment. Muggs and Bill are promising yet another video which will serve as the conclusion to the saga.
Skyzoo & !llmind “Tales of the Tape” Episode #2
Skyzoo and !llmind have delivered the second episode of their four-part web series leading up to the October 2 release of their collaboration album Live From the Tape Deck. Skyzoo was adamant that for this LP, he didn’t want a rehash project trying to relive the glory years of NY boom bap.
“One thing I told !llmind is that I didn’t want to sound boom bap,” Skyzoo explained. “I don’t want it to sound like what people think those terms mean. What people think those terms mean sounds like ’92 and ’93. That’s great, [but] I don’t want to recycle.”
Love the Omar Little t-shirt Skyzoo is rocking. If you missed the first leak “Frisbees,” you can peep the video here.