Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Packing up an apartment you've spent three years filling with stuff is no joke! Oh well I'm still here, and I couldn't let you get to far into the week with out hitting you with the latest edition of TML Radio. Expect to see them up on Monday's or Tuesdays for the foreseeable future, as by this time next week I'll be moved back home and just filled with bundles of time. I won't let a move stop me from getting my podcast hustle on!
Lots of dope jams this week, the Seattle boys kick it off one last time repping for my city - no doubt about it I'm gonna miss the 6.
Got another joint from this Saigon and Statik album along with a solid track the Mash Out Posse and Jimmy Kendrick laced Grafh with a heat rock in "Welcome to My City."
Elsewhere we saw a couple young bucks go in on some classic beats. Peep Quest rocking the Nas/Primo classic for "Quest is Like" and Nero was in a Primo state of mind too as he grabs "Platinum Plus" - R.I.P. Big L.
After creating some of the biggest buzz the internet has seen with his latest mixtape So Far Gone - maybe a review is in order? What did y'all think? I'm not as impressed as I was expecting to be/the hype makes it out to be - I had to give you some from Drizzy and "November 18th" was one of the stand outs so enjoy the DJ Screw inspired drug jawn.
As always lots of surprises to be had so throw this on and get busy doing whatever you got on your plate this Tuesday. I'm gonna rock to some more Sleep Walker and keep on packing, I'm out!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
I'm busy diggin through crates at the Eugene Hilton - we got any readers from the OR? - but had to keep y'all up with the latest bangers from the Hip Hop world.
While it was a slow week with only sixty or so tracks to run through, the quality was much higher as I pulled a solid twenty (about the average) out to present to y'all. Reks comes through again with a real track this time, some real inspiring music courtesy of this Showoff affiliate.
While we hold our breathe for the Saigon/Statik banger All In A Day's Work, I took it back with "Breath Thru the Years" featuring a new third verse from the kid. We keep that NY street asthetic rolling with a great new Wu cut from the Chef featuring the Ironman and Johnny Blaze - honestly this is one of the hottest Wu cut's I've heard in along time, "Wu Ooh"! Who is on that beat?
Even if I'm leaving the S-E-A in search of some new and better music, I won't ever forget the town that has raised me nor the music that we do got up here! Dyme Def has been featured in this area in recent weeks and I don't doubt their inclusion will fade - especially if tracks like "Rollin' Stone" keep coming. What up Fearce!
Eminem may be pissed about the leak of "Crack A Bottle" and I'm not sure I blame him. Oh well, I played it and I'm sure you did too! Well now we are gettin the Shady remix of sorts with Cashis and Bobby Creekwater - I like what I'm hearing from these dudes. We'll see. Their slightly more known labelmate Obie Trice should have a thrid album sooner rather than later but with high profile relases from the camp planned for this year Bottoms Up may be sitting on the shelves for a minute - either way "Can't 4Eva" is that dope to keep you satisfied.
As always I gotta give some of shine to the new kids in the show. Charles Hamilton continues to make me think mixed things, but he goes pretty hard on "Brass Knuckles." Speaking of hard, Nino Bless destroys the slightly annoying Madlib beat (What's new right?) for "Straight Slaugther" and John Hope comes correct on "Gutter."
Swiff D blew me away during the Red Bull Big Tune beat battle in '07 but I haven't heard much of his stuff gettin placement. TiRon hooks up with him for the smooth "No Change" and with Exile and Co$$ both looking at projects to push their connect for "Can't I" sounds all kinds of right.
Of course you will find some more special nuggets within for your pleasure so as always kick back and enjoy this weeks edition of TML Radio. Thank you for listening!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
So after recording Tuesday evening and simeltaneously losing my internet connection I sat on this until today - yes a day early, but I'll be on the road and didn't want to stress about getting two posts up (TML Radio coming!) tomorrow.
Rob came through with a few nice joints, including a great track from Mulatu Astatke and a classic Motown jam! I kicked it off with some fresh latin meets disco with some funk influences from the Salsoul label. But you didn't come here to read my blabble, enjoy this weeks edition of Sundays of Soul - a day early!
Sunday, February 1, 2009
It's that time once again y'all! TML Radio is back for another go round on Superbowl Sunday no less. I'm what you might call a fair weather fan but I do enjoy a good game and I'm hoping to see one today.
If you aren't so inclined to watch the game why not listen to new Hip Hop? This weeks edition of TML Radio is packed with 24 tracks from an assortment of emcees, by know you should know how we do it around these parts - it don't matter who you are just what skills you hold on the mic or behind the production boards!
From a powerhouse remix of maybe my favorite track off Tip's solo (seeing Busta, the Chef & Wayne on a track with the tribe frontman is ridiculous) I'm hitting you with strictly the heat rocks!
ALC cooked up something new and different for us to enjoy and while Dyme Def didn't make the cut with their latest leak the homeboy Grynch comes through with a new track, as always repping for the SEA.
The Coast 2 Coast weeklies have been leaking out and steadily impressing my Hip Hop sensibilities, but this week two of the lesser known participants Add 2 and Lil Fats make appearances with their quick one verse apiece additions to the catalog.
The dude Print, after impressing on the Superfrieds project managed to snag not one but to spots in the mix showing both an older side with the smooth Jazz burner "New Kyrpton" and his more contemporary sound that coincides with all that is new within Hip Hop at the moment "Superman is Alive." Kid is really taking the super hero swag to another level... Oh well, whatever works right?
Of course I had to drop the latest installment of "My President is Black" with Jeezy jumping on his own track to lay a new verse down - delivering some harsh words for Bill O'Riley in the process.
Of course we got more, but y'all aren't here for my rhetoric, so get into this!