Saturday, 24 October 2009

Ozzie's Video Showcase

Eminem, Mos Def, Black Thought & DJ Premier cypher, enough said

Cormega – Journey, off Mega Montana’s new album, Born & Raised, available now.

This used to be my jam last year, it is about time they relased its video.

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Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Matt's first post.

Hello, Matt here, with my first of hopefully many posts. I'm a friend of Ozzie and Moose and they've taken the stupid gamble of letting me post on here... apologies in advance!

So I thought I'd start off with the overdone, cliched notion of a top 5 records of the moment, just to give an idea of the sort of things I'll be posting in the future; some of it will be old, some new, some hip hop, some not, some you'll hate, and some you'll hopefully enjoy. The whole point for me is to show people new music they wouldn't have heard otherwise, probably through choice, but which MAYBE they might want to play to again.

Right then. First album:
Nas - Illmatic.
Obviously from the first listen this was always going to be a favourite... Nas has it all here, engaging, storytelling lyrics, some of the smoothest delivery I've heard on any record before or since, all sitting on top of some hard beats vs vintage funk, courtesy of Premo, Large Professor, Q-tip and Pete Rock. Got me into hip hop, and will keep doing the same to others for a long time yet.


Demon Days - Gorillaz.
A huge album - effortlessly moving from lo-fi pseudo hip hop (November Has Come) to euphoric, bizarre dub-soul (Demon Days)... with a fair bit inbetween. Cameos from MF Doom, Bootie Brown (Pharcyde), Shaun Ryder, De la Soul, and bunch of other unexpected people make for an intriguing first listen, which really does grow until all other forms of music seem... redundant. And as for the videos - I don't even want to know how they make cartoons that sexy and terrifying.


Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

No tricks here, just a phenomenal indie record from one of the greatest, most underrated bands from the UK. Endless re-releases, missing songs, crap videos, huge egos and lawsuits SHOULD have made this a disaster of a debut - but the fact is, it flows beautifully from start to finish, Ian Brown is enigmatic yet incredibly forthcoming, and the instrumentals show what a great band the Stone Roses could, and should, have been... and for a couple of years why they were the most exciting band on the world.


The Masterplan - Oasis
OK so everyone knows Oasis, but not as many people have heard their best album... forget Definately Maybe, this collection of pre-1998 B-sides is their greatest work. Noel is at his best on Half The World Away, Talk Tonight and the title track, Liam sounds halfway to articulate on Listen Up and Rocking Chair, and there are even some clues to their early punk influences in Headshrinker and Fade Away. A live version of I Am The Walrus sums up the audacity, and bravery of the record - even the Beatles never played this one live...


Anthology - A Tribe Called Quest
Yeah I know, putting a best of is lame... but how could I pick from the first 3 albums!? Regardless this isn't a bad compilation; all the best songs from a career-spanning 5 discs in all the right places, and I can't turn ATCQ off at the moment so they had to feature in the top 5...


Long first post! Peace.
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Saturday, 17 October 2009

Hip-hop is on fire..

After listening to 3 new dope albums this week, I'm confiedent that hip-hop is done with its midlife crisis, it is like the 90's all over again.

To top that, I'm officially hyped for this BlakRoc album:

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Thursday, 15 October 2009

BlakRoc > RocNation

This video shows why BlakRoc are about to run this town.

The Black Keys + RZA + Q-Tip + Mos Def = EPIC WIN!

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Saturday, 10 October 2009

Video Showcase

The video for my favourite track in U-N-I's first album is finally out; it is amazing so make sure that you watch it!

The lead single of Fashawn's upcoming release has a dope video to match the track
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Friday, 2 October 2009

More KICKS than a baby in a mother's stomach

I would like to introduce to you, the two newest members to the family...

One goes by the name of mahadidas Forum, and it is an Adidas x Maharishi joint effort. It is too HOT.

And the other is the Adidas x Goodfoot collaboration, which has a basic clean look.

More pics are included after the jump!

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Thursday, 1 October 2009

Video Showcase

Ozzie here A.K.A the music addict and I'm here to showcase a couple of Hip-Hop videos.

Starting with the latest Roots single 'How I Got Over', I am a massive Roots stan so this had to be done,the track is growing on me. Black Thought for president.

Secondly, it is the original video for Common's UMC, the album might have failed but this track still gets heavy play. Back to business, before that robotic video was done Com & co did this video but disliked it for some reason. Check it out though.

Finally, we have a superstar admiring another superstar, we need to see more of that shit in hip-hop instead of that so called 'beef rap'!

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