|Fri, December 12, 2014 at 8:10 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Amityville, NY emcee Rozewood the latest offering of his signature gritty street narrator style with his "Beautiful Type" LP. The project is an exhibition of Rozewood's prolific story telling over the project's lone producer, Illastrate (Boog Brown, Tiye Phoenix, Yamin Semali, J-Live), and his lush instrumentals. Rozewood is capping off a highly productive year with this project, his fifth release. He's released solo project and collaborative work with his crew The Winners, (Hus Kingpin, SmooVth, Marvelous Mag, etc.) throughout the year.
The "Beautiful Type" is serious, but also smooth and relaxed. It is melodic street music that takes the listener on a journey each track from beginning to end. The project features "The Winners" affiliates, Hus Kingpin and SmooVth, and also Working Class Music's own Boog Brown, who is featured on the single Shibuya Shrine.
This album will be available Tuesday December 16, 2014, you can stream the album below and if you like what you hear you can pre-order the album here: https://workingclassmusicgroup.bandcamp.com/album/rozewood-the-beautiful-type
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|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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