GBE continues to flood the market with new content. This time we get a new video from Ballout and Tray Savage, and you wonder what they do and who they do it for? Their set, that’s who.
Artwork by Ty Kidd
In the past we’ve given you ‘FSD Presents…Best Of’ tapes from the likes of Lil Herb & Lil Bibby, SaveMoney and King Louie, and we’re back again with our latest installment, which shines light on one of our favorite MCs, and one of the dopest in the game (in our humble opinion), Joey Purp.
Purp waves the SaveMoney flag high, but we feel his contributions to the scene as a solo artist deserve more shine. His bars are impeccable, and he truly paints vivd imagery with words. However, his material is relatively scarce, mainly dropping loosies and popping up on appearances here and there. He’s dropped one proper project, The Purple Tape, which was more of an EP than an actual album, so we wanted to gather a slew of his material together to give you a best of. If you haven’t been paying attention, now is a good time to start. But we do all the heavy lifting for you.
The Best Of Joey Purp drops on FSD tomorrow (10/15). It’s purple reign.
Hey, it’s Monday, so it’s
Macaroni Red Button time. And today is a special occasion, because it’s a two-for-one sale. Except it’s free. So it’s a win/win for all involved. Here the master of convos gives us some good game and an ode to Woodlawn. Vic wrote a detailed description, so I’m gonna pass the ball to him:
“Niggas tried to son me when I was 19, where the fuck you at?”
That is the question in the latest joint from Vic Spencer’s Red Button Series. If you follow Vic on twitter you already know where at least the first half of “Master of Conversation/Woodlawn” is going. Rewind to the year 2000, at the age of 19, Vic Spencer was a ward of the State. He had a mentor that was assigned to him that was willing to help Vic with his musical endeavors. His mentor introduced him to the producer of the Chicago underground group Masters of Conversation. Vic visited the house-built studio where the group was recording and had a session with the producer. The producer heard some of Vic’s raps but secretly wasn’t pleased. So instead of working with Vic to help him grow in his artistry, he just gave him a copy of their demo and sent him on his way. The producer didn’t work with Vic musically and Vic kept his mouth sealed when it came to talking to his mentor. The mentor and the producer disappeared, Vic never heard from either of them again.
13 years later, Vic found the demo he decided to listen to it and became quickly disappointed. In typical Vic Spencer fashion he found inspiration in a negative memory, while listening to the demo he stumbled upon a beat to loop. He zoomed to the Grindhouse to share the inspiration with Doc da Mindbenda. Dissing the group in 4 bahs, Vic relived that moment on the record. It is made clear in those couple minutes that Vic is “The Master of Conversation” and other cats really do just “Be talkin on music.”
The beat changes to Woodlawn, a ode to one of Vic’s stomping grounds before he became a ward of the State. Woodlawn is a loop from the end of Earl Sweatshirt’s Chum record, which was released earlier this year. Vic crams two records from two different worlds together to get the most retrospect record of The Red Button Series. The questions about Vic Spencer’s artistry should be dimming after this project – Should. They probably won’t and Vic is 100% cool with that, the naysayers will continue to feed the beast and he will continue to spit that shit right back in their faces in the form of crazy beats and astronomical bahz.
The Rapping Bastard due out in November.
Directed by Matt Maloney
Bebe’s mixtape, Fashionably Late, drops today at 2pm CST right here on FSD. But until the clock strikes, sail away with Bebe as she leaves it all behind in conquest of her dreams.
Check back in a few hours for Fashionably Late. Don’t be late for that, though.
Produced by Yusef Una.
Black Matt and Ill Legit keep the new music coming with their latest drop, “Bad Man”. Check out what the two emcees cooked up below.
Something new from Dre the Hussla. The beat on this one is too crucial. Let the ink spillith.
Young Chop provides the backdrop for track eleven from Starlito and Don Trip’s Step Brothers 2 LP, which you can stream now at NPR before it hits iTunes tomorrow.
Starlito and Don will be hitting the Chi later this month (October 29th to be exact) with Kevin Gates, for his Stranger Than Fiction Tour. More details can be found right here.
Directed by Nabil.
After giving everyone a look behind the scenes, Noisey delivers the official visual for James Blake and Chance’s recent collaboration. Take a ride with James and Chano in the clip above.
Lu takes it back to the old school for his first single from his fifth album, Tetsuo & Youth. Lupe reminisces on Hip-Hop’s days past, but more so reflects on the simpler times in life. What more can he say, he wouldn’t be here today, if the old school didn’t pave the way.
Buy it right here.
Hosted by DJ Scream
Just two short months after the release of Keef’s third mixtape, Bang Pt. 2, the GBE frontman gives the world the all new Almighty So. Not much is known about the tape, so we can’t tell you if it’s an extension of what Keef was doing on B2 or if he gets back to basics in the vain of Finally Rich. You’re gonna have to click play to find out for yourself. Surprise Saturday.
Hit the jump to give it a spin.