22 minutes of new ish.
Lupe Fiasco - Enemy Of The State Mixtape (zShare)
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
You'd think after all these years in the game Vybz would have at least one proper hi-res press picture. But nah - he keeps it gully. Webcam quality photos, still rockin' the shirtless skinnyness (in most pics) with the huge belt buckle & 90's gino shades. Love him for that.
Can't go wrong with this joint.
Vybz Kartel & Shebba - Do me Dat
Last Vybz post: Ramping Shop (video)
Thursday, November 19, 2009
This has been on steady repeat for days. The great drop @ the 3:04 mark is what did me in. Hadn't actually hit up Deathface's myspace 'till just now - and shit is scaaaary. The sort of scary that if moms had seen me on it when I was 12, she woulda been mad worried about me & sent my ass back to Europe until university. Deathness aside, I flicked through the myspace pics to discover (to my great surprise) that he's actually one of our past guest djs (from a Capital Fashion Week closing party we collaborated on last November). Turns out its Johnny Love (1/2 of the no longer active Kitsune duo Guns 'n' Bombs). Quiet, soft spoken Johnny Love, making deathly bass music. Never woulda guessed.
Buraka Som Sistema - IC19 (Deathface remix)
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Wale's debut album "Attention Deficit" dropped through Allido Records (Mark Ronson's label) & Interscope just 8 days ago. The long awaited compilation was leaked (boo, shitty deal) a close 6 days before the release date, but I'm sure the real Wale fans will pay their dues and purchase the cd nonetheless.
Gotta say though (on the truth tip), after skipping through the entire album, I wasn't as impressed as I thought I'd be. Not with Wale's track record, previous mixtapes, and lengthy hype for the 1st album, at least. Not to mention the album's absolutely ridiculous production credentials (Ronson, Cool & Dre, 9th Wonder, Green Lantern, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League). I wanna say my expectations were too high but, damn, look at that stacked lineup.
I won't cement the decision just yet though... I'm going by mere song clips, as opposed to the entire effort. Until I cop the fully, this be my top pick:
Wale - Contemplate (ft. Rihanna)
Preview the entire album over here.
Was just talking about Saadiq yesterday. Big tour, comin' through every nearby city but ours, wondering whether or not people here would be up on his stuff enough to support an Ottawa tour date. This be the typa sound I'd love to eventually book here... just wish I was more in touch with the clientele & crowd that feels it as much as I do.
Raphael Saadiq - Seven
Check more Saadiq back in this & this post.