Rah Digga continues her calculated assault, this time dropping heat with her west coast brethren Planet Asia on the collaborative track “Doomsday Preppers” from producer Dirty Diggs. This is the latest dose of uncut from the Outsidaz veteran. Some of her more recent offerings include cuts with Black Thought, Talib Kweli, Kool Keith, Tragedy Khadafi, Marco Polo, Jarobi and Chuck D. Digga returns with the almighty Planet Asia to prove once again that the real will always prevail over obstacles. Check the track below to listen to “Doomsday Preppers.”
Statik Selektah rounds up a cross-continental crew of wordsmiths for the smoothed-out new single “Alarm Clock” off his upcoming What Goes Around LP. Selektah taps Ab-Soul, Jon Connor, Logic and newcomer Francesca for a track that rolls like silk on your ear drums. What Goes Around drops in a few weeks’ time via Showoff Records.
In there most recent parody, the crew put their twisted minds to mock-up Beyond Scared Straight. As the spoof goes, Earl takes on the role of the inmate and Tyler assumes the role of an adolescent psychopath. Until of course it’s revealed that the lecturing inmate isn’t and inmate at all, just a disgruntled janitor. Peep the madness from the Odd Future crew.
Chubb Rock and DJ Mighty Mi‘s “Same Rock” gets a pulsating rework for all of the bottle poppers from producer Jon Kwest. The track arrived just ahead of the Same Rock EP, which dropped this week via Tribute Recordings. Remixes from Vanilla Ace & Dharkfunkh, Astronomar & Tony Quattro, Jon Kwest, Brillstein and Aaron Perez stand alongside the main mix from Mighty Mi and Sluggworth. Mighty Mi recently explained his vision for the project:
“This record started with a simple idea—to take my favorite rappers of the Golden Era and have them rap over the the kind of house beats people are going crazy for at my clubs,” says Mighty Mi. “As a Vegas DJ, I see the trends in club music firsthand, and I found that house-infused hip-hop is what people are reacting to most right now. And I had a feeling that Chubb would sound really good over some uptempo beats…. When he sent me back the demo version of the song, he’d written three verses that sounded old school, but with current references. He’s witty as ever, and most of all, that unmistakable Chubb Rock voice is still there.”
Check the track below to listen to “Same Rock” (Jon Kwest Mix). Purchase the Same Rock EP via iTunes.
Swerve links with Blu to get lifted on his latest drop “Sk! H!” off his forthcoming Mixed Aromas piece, produced by D-Rock. This slow-churning wonder of a head-bopper commences with a tender and delicate piano loop, then in comes the swing to give that neck some work. Tight, crisp snares and a litany of low-end treatments, plague this supremely Dilla-fied joint, giving the tandem of wordsmiths the space they need to get loose. Swerve’s Mixed Aromas tape is due on digital shelves this Friday August 1st. Stream Swerve and Blu’s “Sk! H!” below.
Action Bronson‘s Dr. Lecter cut “Get Off My P.P.” gets a Cookin’ Soul rework of the highest order. Strutting straight boom-bap steez, the righteous rehash swaps jazz great for jazz great, supplanting the original track’s chop of Dizzy‘s standard “A Night In Tunisia” for Herbie‘s brilliantly regal “Death Wish (Main Title,)” the opening sonics from his Death Wish‘ score, starring another reputable Bronson in Charles. Bronson’s swagtastic Queens-flow gets plenty of shine as that ill horn line seemingly cheers him on. Get yourself a taste of that Bronson on Bronson action and stream Cookin’ Soul’s remix of “Get Off My P.P.” above.
Black Milk comes through with some dance-floor certified frequencies on his latest single “Detroit’s New Dance Show” off his upcoming If There’s Hell Below LP. This new-wave-tinged rocker pays proper dues to Hitsville’s legendary TV program The New Dance Show, adapted as the city’s answer to the departure of The Scene, which was fundamental in providing a window into the city’s house scene and promoting Detroit techno in the hightop fade era.
MF DOOM and Bishop Nehru come through with their latest single off the highly-coveted collaborative piece NehruvianDOOM with the stirring, almost menacing “OM.” This cross-generational blast of true-school wizardry and new-school rhyme-saying graces us with a rare word from the devious one himself, complimenting the impressive verbal display from young Nehru over a production that is suited only for the supervillain and his new grown-man-rapping protege. Just be weary, the darkness looms deep in this one.
Raekwon hops back into his way-back machine for a super fun rework of a Sylvia Striplin classic with the arrival of the “Give Me Your Love” (Remix). This track is the latest remix from the uber-prolific Wu-Tang Killer Bee, who has quietly been dropping joint after joint for the past year or so. The pulsating dance groove is also a great foil for Rae’s distinctive flow. Check the track below to listen to “Give Me Your Love” (Remix), and stay tuned for more from Raekwon.
Danny Brown‘s Old LP standout “Smokin & Drinkin” gets a second wind with a proper set of club-ready remixes on the brand new Smokin & Drinkin EP, which arrived this month via Fools Gold Records. The project features the anthemic slapper alongside a handful of reworks from DJ Sliink, Jack Beats, Troy Boi and Boys Noize. The tracks combine to form a face-melting compilation crafted to capture the hearts of Danny Brown’s most turnt fans. Check the tracks below to stream the Smokin & Drinkin EP.
Action Bronson returns with the third episode of “Fuck, That’s Delicious.” In the latest video, the Queens rapper travels to London and Liverpool eating everything from the best pork buns in the world, to London’s best bagel spot, lamb chops to what Bronson coins as “white trash bruschetta.” He leaves one of his shows mid-concert and walks the streets shirtless looking for some chicken. No joke. Sit back and watch the episode now.
RONE participated in last month’s Mural Festival in Montreal. The Australian Artist braved the rain for four days before completing the piece that covers a three-story wall of a residential building. The portrait is of Montreal-native, Celestine who RONE initially photographed two years ago and who has made an appearance in several of his murals.
Earl Sweatshirt may have ruffled a few feathers with the cancellation of the remainder of his tour dates a few weeks back, but we can’t be mad when we get a short glimpse at young Earl on a Tyler The Creator production. “Rats” finds a more twisted Earl spitting a dizzying array of ruff rhymes over a sinister piano loop from the Odd Future architect, sounding more like pre-exile Earl than the calloused, yet somehow still spry wordsmith we see hear today.