Archive for March, 2010

Video: 80s Babies – “I Wanna Talk To You”

| March 17, 2010 | 15 Comments

Track produced by Tall Black Guy. Video directed by Rookie Films.

Video: Esohel – “Welcome (Exhibit eS)”

| March 17, 2010 | 18 Comments

Download: Esohel – Industry Series Vol. 1

Video: Freddie Gibbs Talks ‘Str8 Killa No Filla’

| March 17, 2010 | 9 Comments

I’ll let XXL tell it:

While Freddie Gibbs might be a part of XXL’s 2010 Freshman class, the Gary, Indiana-bred MC has an affinity for the older students in the game. recently caught up with the rapper to talk about his upcoming mixtape, Str8 Killa No Filla, and the obscure hip-hop instrumentals he chose to rhyme over.

The project, which he describes as “no bullshit…just hardcore street rap,” finds Gangsta Gibbs rapping over two particularly uncommon beats, as opposed to the usual fare, currently making the rounds. One of the songs he chose to put his stamp on was Webbie’s “G-Shit” from the 2005 LP Savage Life, as well as Miilkbone’s “Keep it Real” from 1995. “It’s gonna put people up on game,” he said of the song titled “The Ghetto.”

The rapper—who has already dropped two critically-acclaimed mixtapes, The Miseducation of Freddie Gibbs and Midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik—told XXL he always likes to choose joints from the past. “I’m always gonna come on some classic shit, ‘cause that’s the shit that I grew up on and that’s the shit that keep me going as an MC,” he explained. “I can dive back into some Geto Boys, some ’Face or something like that, and really be motivated…I ain’t been motivated by a lot of [new] rap for the last five years.”

According to his manager, the tape will also feature a song with fellow XXL freshman Jay Rock. The two apparently struck up a friendship at the Freshman 10 for ’10 cover shoot and recorded a track together a week later in Los Angeles called “Rep To Tha Fullest” produced by DJ Burn One.

Str8 Killa No Filla is slated to be released online in late April/early May and it will include cover art that pays homage to reggae icon Peter Tosh’s 1997 album, Equal Rights.

Kaye Fox – “Your Song” (Prod. by Xtreme)

| March 17, 2010 | 15 Comments

New Kaye Fox, courtesy of Xtreme.

Kaye Fox – “Your Song” (Prod. by Xtreme)

D. Meeks & Mikey Streetz – “Casino”

| March 17, 2010 | 14 Comments

New music from D. Meeks & M. Streetz.  Under the Sam Rothstein act.

D. Meeks & Mikey Streetz – “Casino”