Mike Melinoe finds the bit of energy to tell the truth to all. Must VIEW.
Cult classic amongst many 1997’s Funcrusher Plus is an architectural masterpiece when it comes to the structure and foundation of underground hip hop. Recently through his collaborations with Killer Mike emcee x producer EL-P has been seeing a lot of recognition from listeners the world over. Somehow his early years with Company Flow are often overlooked by those new to the legacy. Back in the mid 90’s EL, Big Juss and Mr. Len joined forces to become Co-Flow and laid the foundation for many to follow. But enough about the history I just figured i’d share one of my personal favorite cuts from the album.
So just yesterday Stones Throw representative Jonwayne decided that it was time to give us a peek into what he’s been crafting in solace. This is one of those pieces that catches you promptly scrambling to press play once more post listen. He even enlisted the likes of Mndsgn for co-production on the track which is titled "altitude". This is apparently the lead drop from the forthcoming "Marion Morrison Mixtape" which will be available on the 30th of July 2013.
Following the release of what is arguably the best release this year in regards to hip hop fans and heads alike (Niggas Is Men). Detroit native Quelle Chris blesses us a with a fresh visual for one of my favorite pieces from the project. The track itself "Addition Cycles" has a rather somber tone. Accompanied by Brooklyns own Cavalier Quelle touches on the topic of how a passion for ones craft can be comparable to a physical addiction. Enough explanation though this is moreso self-explanatory than anything.
For those enticed to hear more the project can be purchased and streamed via
YC The Cynic - Molotovs At Poseidon
So just the other day the Bronx’ own YC blessed us with a striking visual for an equally if not more exceptional track. Recently sun has been getting heavy looks from the likes of Complex on his current campaign to prominence. Need I say more?…. this piece speaks for itself witty wordplay over a steady breakbeat flow seamlessly to create an audio masterpiece.
Shad & Skratch Bastid - Bound 2 (Dub)
So while doing my usual rounds on soundcloud I stumbled upon a fresh remix of Bound 2 by Canadas own Shad… Dig It!
Scarface Asks: Who Stole The Soul From Hip-Hop Culture?
As the standards of what is commercially acceptable steadily decline within hip-hop culture and media I feel that dialogue such as what Scarface has provided here is more necessary now than ever. Some will objectively view it as overreaction or perhaps a crazed rant…. nonetheless those who love and cherish this culture as a whole know the weight that these statements hold. I for one can’t appreciate the utterly disrespectful exploitation of something I love for the sake of some mans revenue stream. Take a few minutes out of your day and actually listen to what this man is saying.