|Tue, November 18, 2014 at 11:12 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
CashUs King, formerly known as Co$$, dropped off a new album, CHURCH (of a good thief). The album has friend of the show Yamin Semali on it as well as one of DEHH's favorite artists, Blu. Check out his thoughts behind the album and hit the stream below for a listen:
CHURCH is not a building where we gather to praise God. CHURCH is a state of mind. CHURCH is the battlefield, the basketball court, the bedroom, the office, etc. As long as you're connected to something greater than yourself, you're a member of the congregation of mankind. I haven't been inside of a literal CHURCH in over 10 years, but everyday I wake up and go to CHURCH. Every time I leave my home, I'm attending CHURCH. This project is a secular prayer to a God that I'm not sure exists. Being unsure is the only thing I'm certain about. I'm far from being an atheist, nor do I believe that we just exist to make pointless choices before we return back to the dirt. I believe we're all connected... all a part of something greater...all pieces that combine to create the whole. I'm just not sure God is a concept the human mind can fully grasp. CHURCH is my attempt to make sense out of something that can never make sense to a living human being.
Stream/Buy: CashUs King-CHURCH (of a good thief)
CashUs King, [f.k.a. Co$$] - CHURCH [...of the good thief] by CashUs King
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|Wed, November 05, 2014 at 6:45 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Following the critically acclaimed Pillars EP with MindsOne, Kev Brown teams up again with Ill Adrenaline Records, this time collaborating with fellow Low Budget Crew member Hassaan Mackey to bless listeners with That Grit.
Both the Landover, MD based producer-on-the-mic and the Rochester, NY emcee are longtime members of the prolific artist collective and have previously worked together various times, but this mini-album marks the first time the two embark on a full project. Most boom-bap enthusiasts should already be well acquainted with both Kev Brown and Hassaan Mackey: double threat Kev Brown already showcased his skills on microphones as well as production boards on countless releases and has been dubbed "king of basslines" by fans worldwide. In addition to his solo recordings Kev's credits include beats for heavyweights like Busta Rhymes, Biz Markie, De La Soul, Jazzy Jeff, and Marley Marl just to name a few, as well as handling entire album production for LMNO, Kaimbr, and Raw Poetic. Hassaan Mackey released a string of albums, including a full-length LP with Apollo Brown, and appearances on releases by Oddissee, Kaimbr, The Left and L'Orange.
Recorded during a series of impromptu bus and train trips Hassaan took from Rochester to visit Kev in Washington, That Grit was created with a spontaneous approach, reflecting both Mackey's freestyle background and Brown's proven "random joints" formula. Entirely produced by Kev Brown and featuring his signature bassline-driven and raw but soulful sound, That Grit consists of an intro, eight full-length tracks and six instrumentals. Hassaan and Kev share mic duties on most of the songs, inviting close friends/frequent collaborators Kaimbr, Toine, yU, Kenn Starr, Eye-Q, Asheru (of Unspoken Heard) as well as the Younger Soul Brother Grap Luva along as feature guests, turning the record into a true family affair.
That Grit is now available for purchase (CD/LP/cassette/digital) via Ill Adrenaline/Low Budget Records and to celebrate, we get a 'Low Budget' posse cut, "Git Em," by underground icons Kev Brown & Hassaan Mackey featuring yU (of Diamond District), Toine (of DTMD), Kaimbr and Eye-Q.
Listen/Buy: Kev Brown & Hassaan Mackey-That Grit
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|Wed, November 05, 2014 at 11:44 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
King Kong and Godzilla: two of the most famous, yet misunderstood, movie monsters of our time. While the two behemoths may have squared off against each other in the past, their combined efforts could have led them to defeat the government and rule the world. But what if their was a hybrid beast-one that had the animalistic nature of the Skull Island ape and the terrifying command of the Toho reptile? King K.O.N.G and Teck-Zilla, two equally talented beasts on the mic and on the beats, respectively, have teamed up to destroy all those who stand in their path. Their united talents have led to KongZilla, the 9-track onslaught that'll decimate any wack rappers in their path.
The EP brings together the best raps of the Long Island emcee, coupled with the Nigerian-born beatsmith. Sonically, the project serves up a series of fresh tracks that show the inner workings of the very monster they've become. With joints like the hard-hitting, "The Bringer" and the introspective, gloomy jam "Break of Day," we get a full understanding of our antiheroes. So whether you've already been introduced to the duo, or have just tuned in, King K.O.N.G. and Teck-Zilla's KongZilla is now available for free download.. you've been warned.
1. The Rise
2. The Bringer (feat. Sonyae)
3. All Kosher (feat. AVN)
4. Super Rock
5. The Reign
6. Games (feat. AVN)
7. Recon dark
8. Break Of Day
9. The Return
Download/Listen: King K.O.N.G. & Teck-Zilla-KongZilla
• All Tracks Produced by Teck-Zilla
• Recording Engineer: Josh Karp
• Vocals Recorded At Twisted By design records
• Mixed and Mastered at Chocolate City Studios
• Additional Vocals By AVN and Sonyae
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|Sat, October 18, 2014 at 7:56 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
The Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers released a new joint five track EP. You can listen to their collaborative effort and catch their tour dates below.
Listen: Clockwork Indigo-Clockwork Indigo EP
10/17 Iowa City, IA - Blue Moose
10/18 Madison, WI - Majestic
10/19 Chicago, IL - Concord
10/20 Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
10/22 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
10/24 Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre
10/25 Denver, CO - Cervantes
10/26 Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
10/28 Salt Lake City, UT - Complex
10/30 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
10/31 Eugene, OR - Wow Hall
11/01 Vancouver, BC - Vogue
11/02 Seattle, WA - Showbox
11/04 Oakland, CA - Metro
11/05 Santa Cruz, CA - Cataylst
11/06 Los Angeles, CA - Fonda
11/07 Ventura, CA - Ventura Theater
11/08 San Diego, CA - Soma
11/09 Santa Ana, CA - Observatory
11/10 Phoenix, AZ - Club Red
11/13 Austin, TX - Scoot Inn
11/14 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
11/15 San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
11/16 Dallas, TX- Trees
11/19 Orlando, FL - Firestone
11/20 Miami, FL - Grand Central
11/21 Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
11/23 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
11/25 Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
11/28 Washington, DC - Fillmore
11/30 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
12/02 Montreal, QC - Club Soda
12/03 Toronto, ON - Guvernment
12/05 New York, NY - Best Buy Theater
12/06 Boston, MA - Paradise
12/07 Philadelphia, PA - TBA
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