Real Shiat Baby.Enjoy!!!!!

31 luglio 2007

NY Oil - Y'all Should Get Lynched

E questo e' gia' un mio idolo.

Spit that shit.

Speriamo che si avveri insomma.

Moka Only - Airport (2007)


Ha fatto parecchi albums,lui e' canadese,pero' sono veramente ignorante su di lui,ascoltero' questo album e vi faro' sapere se il tempo non me lo concede fatemi un fischo e ditemi che ve ne pare.

The D.O.C - No One Can Do It Better


01 It's Funky Enough (4:29)
02 Mind Blowin' (3:35)
03 Lend Me An Ear (3:20)
04 Comm. Blues (2:22)
Drums - Yella
Vocals - Michel'Le
05 Let The Bass Go (3:41)
06 Beautiful But Deadly (5:10)
07 The D.O.C. & The Doctor (4:06)
08 No One Can Do It Better (4:50)
09 Whirlwind Pyramid (3:45)
10 Comm. 2 (1:20)
Drums - Yella
Featuring - MC Ren
11 The Formula (4:11)
12 Portrait of a Masterpiece (2:30)
13 The Grand Finale (4:40)
Drums - Yella
Featuring - Eazy-E , Ice Cube , MC Ren

Review (

Almost every rap album (and in truth a good majority of rock and metal albums) sold these days has that oh-so-familiar "Parental Advisory: Explicit Content" sticker on it. In fact between this reviewer and you the reader, I think we can both agree that it's become something of a joke. I can't imagine most of today's parents would be shocked at hearing the word "shit" come out of their teenager's mouth let alone from the music they're listening to. Free porn is on the internet, XM satellite radio is totally uncensored, and that video game Jane bought Johnny for Christmas probably has more gunplay than a Cuban revolution. These days there's nothing an "advisory" can advise parents or kids of that they don't already know. Back in 1989 when the uproar over the content of urban music was just starting to gain steam (three years before "Body Count" was pulled from shelves and then censored) the move Ruthless Records made was much more sly by today's standards. Even though the warning label was first introduced in 1985 and quickly became an industry standard, Ruthless chose not to put the warning anywhere on the front cover of The D.O.C.'s "No One Can Do it Better." Instead, in small print on the back cover below track 13, the words "Explicit Lyrics - Parental Advisory" are displayed.

Pretty slick move if you think about it. Ruthless Records could effectively argue that they did actually warn parents since it is mentioned on the packaging, but without the actual advisory sticker on it that parents were already familiar with thanks to the PMRC, many might mistakenly believe that this album was "kid safe" and either let them buy it or purchase it for them. And by all accounts "No One Can Do it Better" did sell very well. For years it was just a few thousand units short of going platinum, although Yahoo! News seems to confirm it did finally cross the threshold. Let's not get it twisted though, that has nothing to do with whether the album had a clear advisory or not, although back in those days it probably didn't hurt. What really made the album sell was two factors of equal importance: the production work of Dr. Dre, and the lyrical skills of The D.O.C. himself. Out of the Ruthless family, he may have been the strongest of them all in rhymes, although he was often overshadowed by Ice Cube. Vocally though he had an impeccable flow sharpened through years of rapping in his adopted home of Dallas, Texas (he was born in Houston) with the Fila Fresh Crew. Ruthless brought the group in, but when they disbanded and fell to the wayside D.O.C.'s star continued to rise, and it's clear why listening to the opening track "It's Funky Enough":

"I am not illiterate, no not even a little bit
Nothing like an idiot, get it?
You want the record, cool, I'm with it!
Let the rhythm take you, shake it cause it makes you
As I turn the knob to the door you escape through
Go in like a knot, don't be a puff
And I let it play cause Dre's gettin funky enough
If, you want another reason, why it must be funky
Yo I am not a jackass, meaning not a donkey
So I will play the game, like it should be played
Drop the funk into the mix so the place will never fade
Ship it - ship it the the stations, in your jurisdiction
Brothers say I'm dope, and the others say I'm bitchin
No crowd can avoid, the D-O to the C
When I'm P-E-R-F-O-R-M-I-N-G"

Even if you've never heard this song before, you've heard this song before. What? Yes you have. Not only is D.O.C.'s opening line "One, and in comes the two to the three and four" one of the most sampled in rap history (ranks right up there with some snippets from Biz Markie and Slick Rick), the bassline was so mind-numbingly dope it got jacked a thousand times or more. Ba boom, BA DOOM; ba boom, BA DOOM. It's mesmerizing, it's hypnotizing. When D.O.C. starts spitting over the track with his slight hint of reggae stylee, it's like someone cast a line and the fish hook landed straight in your ear. CAUGHT! You can't escape it. The song is habit forming, and may even be bad for your health. You can listen to D.O.C. spit the shit ten times in a row and not even START to get tired of it. The amazing part is there are still twelve tracks and forty-four minutes of "No One Can Do it Better" left to go, and few people in rap's history have ever lived up to that motto so well. He doesn't even let up for a second on the following track, aptly titled "Mind Blowin'":

"A little something for the bretheren with intellect to truly understand it
It's like a message from the one who's gettin candid
Making a mark on the strength with rhyme ain't like nuttin
when you're pumpin, somethin that's bumpin
Did it, cause it's like I had to make one
Better than the last one, cause a mistake? None!
But somethin new, was needed in the mix to
make it as lethal, so lethal that I would think you
couldn't be made to invade certain areas
No other jurisdiction, but that was fiction!
As you progress, and you're enlightened
And the better you're writin by never bitin you're excitin
to the crowd, club, congregation, or gatherin
Homies in the street they'll be thinkin you O.G.!
Smooth, wordy example of how I'm livin
By gettin this prime, pumpin records that'll blow your mind"

Let me cut right to the chase here - NOBODY was spitting like this in '89. The only people who might even come close are KRS-One, Kane or Cube on a good day, maybe Kool G. Rap. That's not to say he was the most powerful orator or most influential MC - guys like Chuck D and Rakim held that title. When you look at how D.O.C. constructed his lyrics though, it's as if you were standing behind Picasso watching him paint a masterpiece. Perhaps it's no coincidence then that The D.O.C. had a song on his album TITLED "Portrait of a Master Piece":

"A musical massacre of inadequate noise
by the new authority; cause the majority
of peers who hear will award superiority
To those who know you knew now it's inevitable
I laid the track and it's simply unforgettable
Time has told me better than gold, I sold
And in front of a group or soul is a new episode
So like see if you can grasp upon yet another one
Take it to the everyday like it's done to sun
Words connected, up to another degree
And every artist who painted this, portrait of a masterpiece
It's unquestionable
The lyrics used the D.O.C.'s a professional
Nothing exquisite to prohibit you from listening up
Crisp and clean, but I don't mean 7-Up
I preside illest dope but don't get frantic and panic
I'm just a man on a mission with somethin more in the attic
than just the ordinary.."

D.O.C. broke all the conventions and rules for rhyming at the time. He interweaved his rhymes in and out of lines, ran off beat at will without MISSING a beat, and never once insulted the listener by giving less than a full dictionary's worth of verbals. D.O.C. wasn't just dropping phrases like "a little something for the bretheren with intellect" to be smug or using words like "jurisdiction" because they were full of syllables - D.O.C. fully expected the audience to either understand where he was coming from or pick it up from the context. Great orators can do that, because their speech and breath control is so fluid and their voice is so commanding that you tune in and you catch on. D.O.C. doesn't stumble over big words or flub his lines and mistime his rhymes. Therefore you get the sense that how he speaks comes naturally to him. He was born with the gift of gab but he didn't rest on his laurels - he practiced the craft until it became high art. D.O.C. couldn't dumb it down if he tried - he operates on a higher level by nature. The best part of that is that even though The D.O.C. was a naturally gifted MC, he never purposefully goes over your head to rub it in your face - he stays gangsta. That's why when listening to him rap, he epitomized the phrase coined in one of his song titles - a "Whirlwind Pyramid":

"Amplified by a microphone, my point is known
So yo, leave the pad at home
I'm down with the sound so much that I can feel it
If there's a deal to be dealt, then I'll deal it!
I'm on a roll, that's word to the father
Chumps want to break, but I'm tellin 'em don't bother
Char the, memory of all who saw the
last who concerned, I burn like lava
So in sum you break, you broken
And I'm smilin.. but not jokin
Secrets are told, fold, I never did
With the knowledge as strong as a whirlwind pyramid!"

It's hard to adequately describe how much of an unbelievable pleasure it is to listen to "No One Can Do it Better," an album that not only exceeds the expectations anyone had for D.O.C. at the time but which goes down as an unqualified classic in the history of hip-hop. The beats are a throwback to an era when everything Dre touched was a smash, and with D.O.C.'s superb lyrical ability they became the best raps money could buy. Unfortuantely this album is as tragic as it is triumphant. After getting in a car wreck which threw D.O.C. through a windshield, his vocal chords were severed to the point that his golden-toned voice would never return. Every scratchy voiced wino heard on an N.W.A. skit is D.O.C. When compared to the magnificence of this album, it makes one want to weep for what was lost. Still this one album has been forever preserved for posterity, and had his accident not taken him out of the booth he might be spoken about today as one of the all time greats. One thing's for sure though - his voice may have bene broken but his mind wasn't. Any time you hear an unbelievably tight rhyme coming out of Dr. Dre's mouth, chances are that D.O.C. was the ghostwriter behind the scenes who came up with it and coached Dre to spit it. After all Grand Puba did it for Pete Rock. "No One Can Do it Better" - an album that not only lived up to but EXCEEDED the billing of it's title. If you don't own it, go get it. NOW.

Music Vibes: 10 of 10 Lyric Vibes: 10 of 10 TOTAL Vibes: 10 of 10

Questo e' l'album di debutto di The D.O.C..Arrivato al Platino e ha ricevuto i tanto famosi (al tempo) 5 mics di The Source, il tutto prodotto dal dottore con influenze e samples di gruppi funk,troviamo pero' anche una traccia che fa' molto Rund Dmc con influenza rock.The D.O.C al mic e' fenomenale e non rappa di droghe,soldi e puttane ma bensi' di molto altro.Questo e' un classico west coast sia per le basi di Dre sia per l'mc al microfono.Rapreviews dice tutto quindi:

Beat 9,5 Lyrics 9 Total 9



30 luglio 2007

The Nonce - World Ultimate


01 On The Air
02 Keep It On
03 Bus Stops
Featuring - Aceyalone
04 The West Is...
Featuring - Butta B. , Meen Green
05 Mix Tapes
06 Testing
07 World Ultimate
08 Good To Go
09 On The Road Again
With - Figures Of Speech
10 Hoods Like To Play
11 J To The I
12 Eighty Five
13 Mix Tapes (1926 Sunday Night Remix)
Remix - Nonce, The

The Nonce e' un duo composto da Nouka Basetype meglio noto come Sach e da Yusef Afloat.Loro al mic ci sanno fare anche se non gli ricorderemo come i migliori rappers esistiti,l'album e' tutto prodotto da loro ed e' una gran bella cosina,sara' un poco difficile per voi trovare na copia originale.Loro sono di Los Angeles ma hanno influenze jazzy,questo rimarra' un classico west coast molto dimenticato purtroppo.DON'T SLEEP.






Ispirata alla famosa trasmissione, prima radiofonica e poi televisiva, condotta da Corrado e ora affidata a Gerry Scotti, farà tappa domenica a Trichiana(nella foto) "La Corrida", dilettanti allo sbaraglio. Nella splendida cornice del parco ristorante "Nova Busa del Tor", in località Frontin, andrà in scena a partire dalle 20 un esilarante spettacolo con cantanti, cabarettisti, musicisti, comici e ballerini locali.

E' stata una bella serata ieri,io abito a LIMANA,quindi sono pochi kilometri dalla BUSA DEL TOR,belissima posto in TRICHIANA.Sono arrivata con la convinzione di non fare niente visto che non sapevo un cazzo e andavo solo per vedere il mio amico RIZAI che faceva un pezzo con la sua amica.Arrivati pero' sempre il mio amico mi ha informato che aveva un paio di basi,ho detto allora ma si' chi se ne frega.Mi sono esibito alla serato con una prima strofa in tedesco tratta da un mio pezzo piu' un freestyle in italiano dove ho cominciato a dire parolaccie e un paio di stronzate.Purtroppo alla giuria pare non sia piaciuta nessuna delle nostre performance,non siamo arrivati tra i primi 8 (QUELLI CHE HANNO VINTO QUALCOSA).E' stata pero' na bella serata,la giuria purtroppo era posseduta da incapaci,apparte uno di LA SAI L'ULTIMA??.



27 luglio 2007



1. My Definition of a Thug Nigga (Original Version)
2. Thug Life with Big Syke
3. Fake Ass Bitches (Original 2Pac Version) with Rated R
4. Pour Out A Lil Liquor (Original Version)
5. I'm Getting’ Money (Original Version)
6. Faced Shootouts (Interlude)
7. Is It Cool 2 Fuck? with Rated R & Macadoshis
8. High Till I Die (Original Version) with Rated R & Macadoshis
9. Time 2 Get My Drank On with Y?N-Vee
10. Mr. Troublesome
11. Niggaz In Tha Pen (Original Version) with Mouse Man & Mopreme
12. Hidden Track 1
13. Hidden Track 2

Questo e' il tanto parlato album da 150 dollari,cosi' come 2pac voleva che uscisse,mentre non e' prorio male concludo questo post dicendovi che 2PAC IS THE MOST OVERATED MC IN THE RAP HISTROY.Pare manchi una traccia.


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Circuito Do Forro - Salvador De Bahia Story


01 Patricinha - Forró Saborear
02 Estória de Corrinha - Caviar com Rapadura
03 Não é Nada Disso ( Bicicletas ) - Aviões do Forró
04 Meu Homem Animal - Capital do Sol
05 Luz, Câmera, Ação - Limão com Mel
06 Carta Branca - Magníficos
07 Alaquitanga - Frank Aguiar
08 Coração Cigano - Robério e Seus Teclados
09 Dois Bebim - Washington Brasileiro
10 Pode Botar 'resposta da Corrinha' - França - Forrozão Karapeba
11 Ela Chorou de Amor - Rasta Chinela
12 Depois das Seis - Charlys da Rocinha
13 Amor Demais - Carlos Mais
14 Joana - Arriba Saia
15 Carimbó do Cachaceiro - Os Raparigueiros do Forró
16 Pode Me Bater - Francis Lopes
17 Doidim por Muié - Forró Sacode
18 Não é Brinquedo Não - Pipoquinha de Normandia
19 Xamego Xamegado - Rabo de Vaca
20 Conto de Fada - Banda Calypso


Allora diettro questo cd c'e' una stroia.Intanto non e' hip hop come potete capire.Lo comprai in brasile a salvador de bahia nel 2004 e' una specie di compila in cui ci sono i cantanti piu' importanti di salvador de bahia ma non solo.Il genere e' il forro,che personalemnte mi piace molto.Ci sono canzoni molto romantiche come Pico da Paz,ma ci sono canzoni assolutamente fuori di testa come Nao e Nada Disso,molto rivolte sul sesso e sulle donne brasiliane,il bello e' che queste canzoni in brasile suonano 24 ore al giorno e tutti ballano e cantano anche se i testi sono spinti fino al massimo del possibile,faccio una citazione: "mentre ti scopo ti tiro i capelli perche' so che ti piace".
Questo e' quello che volevo dirvi riguardo a questo cd,pero'il mio vuol essere un discorso piu' complicato.Oggi mi sentivo nostalgico e mi andava di postare questo cd ma insieme anche di raccontarvi qualcosa di questa citta' salvador de bahia e del brasile.Probabilmente oltre alla mia nostalgia si aggiungera' la vostra invidia ma poco importa.

Intanto una notazione storica,salvador de bahia e' la vecchia capitale del brasile quando arrivo' colombo e tutta quella gente li.Ma bando alle ciance un po' di immagini di SALVADOR DE BAHIA:

Questo e' l'ascensore che porta dalla citta' bassa alla citta' alta (PELOURINHO).
Salvador de bahia conta circa 8 milioni di abitanti quindi STAI ATTENTO.

Questo qui e' fondamentalmente il centro storico (dove micheal Jackson registro' un video di una sua canzone) di salvador de bahia.

Un immagine del carnevale a salvador,che mi dicono e' 10 volte meglio di quello di visto che non ci sono mai stato posso solo stare zitto e pure contento visto che ogni anno parecchi ci lasciano la pelle.

E qui il rovescio della meglia,quella brutta.Le favelas e la povera gente in brasile e' normale,visto che uno stipendio medio non supera 200 euro al mese SE SONO FORTUNATI.Anche qui c'e' una storia anzi molte storie.Mio padre che a SALVADOR DE BAHIA precisamente alla LAGUNA DO ABAETE possiede una POUSADA E PIZZERIA che e' in una zone non molto ricca,anzi pero' quando sono andato io era abbastanza sicuro visto che a 5 metri c'e' una di quelle stazioni di polizia che ci sono in brasile,i tempi pero' sono cambiati, pure quando c'ero io pero', quando partivano le risse con gente che rompe bottiglie per accoltellare quell'altro e la polizia spara a caso e ti puntavano le pistole adosso era meglio barricharsi in casa,ma ora e' peggio ogni tanto ci scappa il morto.A quei tempi avevo inoltre una morosa dal KM 17,una favelas di bahia,in cui pero' c'era una zona in cui c'era tipo un residence,mio padre era amico di uno svizzero che aveva un appartamento li,e mi impresto' le chiavi,uno giorno si e un giorno no ci andavo li',naturalmente con lei,un giorno passamo dai suoi amici per andare in un posto, c'era tanta gente che giocava a calcio e cosi' via,quando passai erano tutti a guardarmi NON CHIEDETEMI PERCHE',sara' che ERA FIGA??,sara' che VOLEVANO ME.BUHHHHHHHH??????????,MA CREDETEMI NON E'BELLO.
Un altra storia,un giorno uscivo dal casa di mio padre per andare in spiaggia,e' molto tranquillo,non ci dovrebbero' essere pericolo di giorno visto che ci sono migliaia di persone,e incontrai il snoop doog brasiliano,lui faceva disegni e parlava alcune lingue tra cui il tedesco e l'italiano,era una persona molto strana e voleva a tutti i costi farmi il ritratto,io lo portai con me in spiaggi dove mi aspettava mio fratello parlammo e mi fece il ritratto (30 cent) e dopo lui se ne ando'.Il bello arriva quando scopro attraverso mio fratello che quel tipo era conosciuto e aveva derubato dei tipi tedeschi,insomma l'ho' scampata di brutto.
Ma la cosa piu' brutta la vissuta mio fratello,aveva preso un appuntamento con dei suoi amici che conosceva da tanto anche attraverso internet,io non ero in brasile.Ando' nel posto dove si dovevano incontrare,un tizio si avvicina e gli dice di dargli la telecamera (un altra l'aveva gia' rotta perche' dei tipi lo avevano picchiato in spiaggia davanti a tutti e io non avevo visto un cazzo)e mio fratello (molto pauroso) ma dal suggerimento di mio padre gli diede una sberla,lui tiro' fuori' una pistola e grazie a dio gliela diede sulla testa.Ma la cosa non era finita,dei tipi lo trovaranno frastronatto dalla botta in testo e lo portarono in macchina con loro (mio fratello mi racconto' che penso' di essere morto) perfortuna loro volevano solo aiutare e lo portarono dal medico.

Insomma se ci andate,dovete conoscere le zone,dovete trovare qualcuno che ne sappia.

Eccome non potevo parlarvi di questa cosa???.La cosa piu' importante.Chi va' in brasile non puo' non permettersi queste tipe qua.Se andate in Brasile e a Salvador De Bahia STATE ATTENTI,ci sono molte trans,le puttane invece sono abbastanza sicure anche dal punto di vista delle malatie visto che si curano molto le brasiliana ma e' sempre meglio trovarsi una bella ragazza non a pagamento,se poi non avete un cazzo da fare e avete dei soldi e volete spendere i soldi per il CAZZO,DOVETE PER FORZA FARE UN GIRO QUA:



Ma la vostra invidia salira' ulteriormente,se pensate che passavo diverse notti con delle belle ragazze in questo posto qua:


I prezzi per noi sono assolutamente irrisori,anche contando la qualita' e il resto,visto che ti danno TUTTO,inoltre c'e' una stanza dove se vuoi(paghi di piu') puoi trasfromare la tua donna in una infermiera o quella che piu' desideri.

Vi lascio con 2 immagini della LAGOA DO ABAETE.A 500 metri trovate la pizzaria e la pousada di mio padre,adesso fa' pure il gelato.Ve lo consiglio tanto come posto,di gionro non e' pericolosa siete a 1 minuto da casa,vi svegliata e fate una bella colazione con frutta di tutti i tipi nella pousada di mio padre e andate alla lagoa e se non fa' per voi a 2 minuti a piedi c'e' la spiaggia.Un posto assolutamente comodissimo e che dovrebbe essere piu' sicuro di molti altri.Non mi ricordo il sit internet di mio padre e della pousada,ma se siete interessanti contattate:



26 luglio 2007

Saigon Speaks on Young Yeti

Questo il video incriminato in qui saigon parla bene di Young Yeezy.Pure Saigon si sta' rovinando??.

In piu' nuova traccia di SAIGON:


Azad - Heartcore

Fur meine deutsche leser.

Richtisch geil.

Quando qualcuno fara' un testo come questo di azad qui in italia, allora mi farete uno squillo.

Kanye West - Can't Tell Me Nothing


Royal Flush - 976 Dope


1. Not Cha' Average Rapper
2. I Never Made 20
3. How We Gonna Act
4. Industry Scoop
5. You Wasn't Taklin' When I Was Walkin' [*]
6. Puttin' Em in Place
7. Call the Cops [*]
8. 976-Dope
9. Non Stop
10. Isabelle Ignorant
11. She Chose Me
12. Watch Out for the Plant
13. Maybe I Don't See So Well
14. Mute

Il cd in questione esce nel 1991 per Yo!Records.Loro sono un gruppo del Texas e questo qui e' una chicca.I prezzi per comprarlo vanno da 90 a 140 euro anche se su ebay ho trovato uno che lo vende a 15 euro.Insomma se lo comprate a poco fate un affarone,perche' e' molto raro.Tra l'altro e' molto bello,non ci sono review in giro ma tutti lo danno a 5 stelle.Non e' un classicone pero' e' veramente bello.

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La Titeltrack:

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24 luglio 2007

Ja Rule / Saigon / Pimp c / Fab / e altre cazzate.


Qua il video dove ja rule e lil wayne vengono presi..sara' pubblicita' per il nuvo album di ja rule??, Non lo so'pero' ufficialmente io sono l'hype man di ja quindi fotte un cazzo,uno come ja ne nasce uno ogni 100 anni quindi teniamocelo ben stretto.
Saro' ironico saro' serio?? Resta a voi deciderlo.


Avevo sperato tanto in un classico del tipo.La storia pero' non pare essere cosi' meravigliosa...sta' diventado un po' brutta..ok il singolo spacca pero' swiss beat non ci deve stare la,pare poi che saigon in una intervista abbia parlato bene della musica di young Yezzy.L'ho' scritto giusto??


Pure lui pare abbia le idee confuse.Infaati ci dice questo:

I just made peace with the lil nigga Short Dawg cause on the cool, it really wasn’t his fault. It was ol’ dick-in-the-booty-Russell Simmons fault for not taking the message back to him and telling him to change his name. Yeah, I said ‘dick-in-the-booty.’ I know what I’m talking about. Bitch, I’ll air you out too."

"I ain’t out here dressing up trying to be sexy licking my lips like old gay ass Ne-Yo. Licking lips and shit, nigga. Pussy dick in the booty ass nigga wearing all that gotdamn lip gloss at their video shoots and letting niggas put makeup on their face. Yeah, I said Ne-Yo, you heard what the fuck I said. Niggas putting all that lip gloss on they fuckin’ lips looking like they’ve just been eating a pork chop sandwich with no hands."

"Atlanta is not the South. Atlanta is not the South, gotdamn it, when you go to Atlanta what does your clock say? When you get off the plane from Los Angeles or Texas, what time do it be over there? Atlanta is East Coast time. You niggas ain’t in the South."

Sara' perche' l'album degli U.G.K sta' per uscire?? .MA PERCHE' STO SCRIVENDO QUESTE COSE??


Fab a Hot 97.Il suo ultimo album e' stato piu' schifoso di una patatina messe prima dentro alla coca cola e poi mangiato insieme al latte.Ma di che patatina staro' parlando??.poco importa.


La data ufficiale per WEST dovrebbe essere 11 Settembre,in corispondenza con Curtis.IN CUI PARE CI SARA' UNA TRACCIA DEL GIOCO.PARE.MA ALLORA BENZINO E LA GAY-UNTI FORMANO UN GRUPPO??.Comunque,stavo dicendo,si 11 settembre in cui esce pure Necro,che non c'entra un cazzo.Non mi ricordo cosa vi volevo dire ah ecco West ci parla di non so' cosa ecco qua.

The date, Graduation, September 11, we ain't moving. I'd rather come out on a day like that, up against 50 — where people are excited about going to the stores and it's an event and people talk about it — and be #2 on that day rather than come out and be #1 on a day nobody cares about. It's about things going down in history. It's not that much exciting stuff in hip-hop right now. I think people are going to make it more than what I'm making it myself. At the end of the day, I'm making music and I'm trying to sell."

E poi west dice che ha sentito il suo album e si gasa un po',insomma fortunato lui:

The date, Graduation, September 11, we ain't moving. I'd rather come out on a day like that, up against 50 — where people are excited about going to the stores and it's an event and people talk about it — and be #2 on that day rather than come out and be #1 on a day nobody cares about. It's about things going down in history. It's not that much exciting stuff in hip-hop right now. I think people are going to make it more than what I'm making it myself. At the end of the day, I'm making music and I'm trying to sell."




Eppoi questo sara' il nuovo tormentone dell'estate:

E qui il Behind The Scenes:

Ja rule e' il mio idolo indiscusso.

21 luglio 2007



1. Different Stylez
2. Mad Flavaz
3. Ill and Get Clowned
4. Wherez da Steel
5. Psychopathic Interlude
6. View to a Kill
7. Think I Give a F--k
8. Don't Test da Skillz
9. Crossfade Flow
10. I Step 2 U Den
11. Alwayz Stylin

Se e' la prima volta che sentite parlare di loro oppure non avete mai ascoltato questo cd vuol dire che ci avete DORMITO sopra e non solo voi.Questo e' un classico,vi basti sapere che esce nell'annno magico 1994,i cd di quell'anno sono una garanzia.Tra i produttori troviamo nomi del calibro di DIAMOND D, ERICK SERMON e DALLAS AUSTIN,insomma una garanzia.Loro invece sono KOLORADO, LINGO, e (DJ) ROCKO.
Non dormiteci sopra neanche un secondo ora.Beat 9 Lyrics 9 Total 9,5

Non mi pare esserci review in giro quindi vi dovete fidare della mia parola.



20 luglio 2007

Soul Position - 8 Milion Stories

Tracklist :

1. Intro
2. Printmatic
3. Inhale
4. The Jerry Springer Episode
5. Candyland Part 1
6. Just Think
7. Fuckajob
8. Look Of Pain
9. Survival
10. Candyland Part 2
11. Share This
12. Run
13. Right Place, Wrong Time
14. Candyland Part 3
15. No Excuse For Lovin
16. 1 Love

Soul Position is an American hip hop duo hailing from Columbus, Ohio, consisting of DJ/producer RJD2 and rapper Blueprint. They have released two albums and one EP on Rhymesayers Entertainment.8 Million Stories is the debut full-length album by American hip hop duo Soul Position, released on October 7, 2003 on Fat Beats Records, under license fromRhymesayers Entertainment. An instrumental version of the album entitled 8 Million Stories: Instrumentals was also released.

Review ( la perfezione incarnata cd:

If you peeped the "Unlimited EP" by Soul Position, then there's little doubt you were highly anticipating the release of "8 Million Stories." Few things in life are worthy of a perfect 10 (except perhaps J-Lo's booty) but Soul Position's last release achieved that rare mark on the strength of Blueprint's stellar rhymes and RJD2's fabulous beats. Both have and are perfectly capable of making a mark in hip-hop on their own, but their union formed a hip-hop superduo of stellar abilities whose sole goal was to achieve even greater musical heights together. While underground rap fans fiended for the follow-up like a junkie does smack, Blueprint and RJD2 labored in the studio like chemists until at last they came up with the perfect hit. Without a doubt, unlike Bill Clinton, Soul Position both wants and ENCOURAGES you to "Inhale":

"I'm willin to take trips into the dark and unknown
corners of your subconcious where the climate's cold
Use me, to the foolish it'll never get old
Forget about her thingies and the things you've been told
Some people use me as a courtesy for things bought and sold
Let me be an example of how to break the mold
Use me as an innocent, you need to break the hold
Use me 'til I'm gone, use me 'til I'm gone"

Even KRS-One never dreamed about being this blunt. Blueprint is the type of rapper who you might suspect was either born different or did hits of acid at some point in his life, because his mind conceives things in a way the average person simply can't, yet relates them to the listener in a way that they might get a glimpse inside his stark reality. "Look of Pain" epitomizes the dichotomy - lyrically 'Print is on another level, but RJD2's harsh yet oddly melodic production brings him down to Earth so that he can communicate with the rest of us about the world:

"I've seen cracked shells in broad daylight on park benches
Old folks watchin from the window in they kitchens
Convinced the police don't care and won't listen
Hopin that they got some undercovers takin pictures
They ain't tryin to be the ones that gotta save the system
For every five thugs, maybe one'll go to prison
The other four are left to intimidate the witness
Go to trial against them and you might come up missin
Lookin at the odds it's a no-brain decision
Unless you wanna jeapordize your family and children
So they keep they eyes closed, continue feeding kittens
Then open up the blinds again when the sale is finished
Then hope that dope never invades they fam, but
how would you cope if yo' moms was smokin grams?"

You might think such a brutal examination of humanity's failings would make Blueprint a bitter cynic, but it's his very ability to talk about what's on his mind and reveal the truth that gives both him and the listener hope. The aptly named "Survival" featuring Greenhouse Effect is just such a case, where Blueprint shows that he hadn't given up the struggle by a longshot:

"Leavin no stone unturned, my eyes burn for higher learnin
Pushin my pen to deconstruct, like like a surgeon
Determination, it takes great patience to operate
inside closed minds with limited time"

Combined with scratched in samples of Inspectah Deck from "C.R.E.A.M." the total effect is a masterpiece of vivid musical colors in both dark and light, counter-balancing each other into a perfect whole. Blueprint and RJD2 paint broad strokes, matching moody beats with powerful messages, and then surprising the listener with simple yet engaging raps like "Candyland Part 1" where Blueprint takes a journey into the world of TV:

"A-Team, Batman, Battle of the Planets
Berenstein Bears, Brown Horney, Bugs Bunny
Bullwinkle, Captain America, Captain Caveman, Captain N
Care Bears, Deputy Dog, Dragon Slayer
Droids, Duck Tales, Dungeons and Dragons
Ewoks, Fantastic Four, Fat Albert, Flintstones
Force Five, Foghorn Leghorn
G.I. Joe, Ghostbusters, Gigantor"

It might read like nothing more than a list in print, but hearing Blueprint speak each word clearly evokes a different memory, causing him to pause longer on some and give more emphasis to others - and as a song is undoubtedly designed to evoke the same feelings in the listener. You can't underestimate the amount of thought that went into the song, and why RJD2 chose the specific beat that he did which helps you trip down memory lane along with 'Print. The same effect can be observed on the soulful groove of "Share This," where RJD2 and Blueprint work together to give off a positive vibe. It's personal, poignant, and powerful:

"Study this as you study your first born
My first song was pain, personified in song
The longest sequences looped for days on
Where bass kicks are fierce, and snares are known
to drop a lot quicker than a child's tears
And drown out the drama that I didn't want to share
The load that I wouldn't wish upon my enemies to bare
The times I used to tell myself you didn't want to hear
until the reason in my rhyme became clear
Now what I write makes the load a lot lighter
The story of my life epitomizes imperfection
as a musical, where every scene seems to lack direction
And I stand center stage, stunned by what's happening
Blinded by the lights, cameras, action
Although I never asked for this lead role
It seems that God decided it a long time ago
I was chosen for this - given the gift
to gain and, maintain the crowd's cheers
I break, bread over beats with like-minded peers
And share the story of my last trip into the atmosphere"

In the rap world MC's clearly exist on different levels, and as the ground is to the sky Ma$e is to Blueprint. Rappers who can only talk about their flashy cars or flashy jewels are unable to see the hidden jewels inside their own souls, but Soul Position is aptly named as their ability seeks to find the place in the mind that goes beyond the shallow waters of materialism into the hidden depths of humanity. Don't get it twisted on some hater shit - there's nothing wrong with enjoying the superficial every now and then. If one can't enjoy the simple pleasures in life now and then, what's the point in living? Nonetheless if you're fed a diet of nothing but candy, sooner or later you're going to crave the nourishment of fruits and vegetables. "8 Million Stories" is nourishment for the ear that feeds the soul. Thanks to Blueprint's clear diction, well thought out lyrics, and his ability to relate to the audience the words shine as bright as the night sky. Thanks to RJD2's musical wizardry, clean audio production and ability to create wholly new sonic landscapes, the telephoto lens is applied to make those stars even more vivid and bright. Once you listen, you'll never be able to look at rap's landscape the same way again.

Music Vibes: 10 of 10 Lyric Vibes: 10 of 10 TOTAL Vibes: 10 of 10

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One year ago, Blueprint and newly crowned super-producer Rjd2 paired up on Rj's stellar album Deadringer. The results were lukewarm; while nothing to scoff at, "Final Frontier" was easily overshadowed by other more amazing tracks on the album. Unlimited, an EP released by the duo under the moniker Soul Position, gave the world a small dose of the possibilities between these two, and that fleeting taste has evolved into 8 Million Stories, which, plain and simply, is one of the year's best hip-hop albums.

One of the few knocks on Deadringer was the lethargy of the tracks that featured emcees, so a crucial question remained for Stories: Could Rjd2 meet expectations for a full length backing an emcee? He brings his trademark beats, combining vintage sounds with more contemporary elements to anchor the album, but he absolutely opens the floodgates on Stories. Exchanging the sample-heavy sound of Deadringer for more instrumentation and an astounding amount of melody, his production adds a much needed yin to hip-hop's testosterone yang.

Sublime production from Rjd2 is to be expected at this point in his career, but the album's most pleasant surprise is the way Blueprint refuses to be pushed into the background. From the cathartic self-exploration of "Share This" ("Tilted, my flowerlike childhood wilted when my innocence was uprooted / Plus the water we gave to it stayed polluted like the veins of cocaine users / My bloodstream's still a little murky") to the hilarious storytelling of the lead single "The Jerry Springer Episode," ("She had an attitude of monumental magnitude / Couldn't take her anywhere without the broad acting rude / Even with your family she had no gratitude / I took her to my mom's crib, she started snapping on the food") to the playground nostalgia of the "Candyland" interludes ("Fat Albert, Flintstones, Force 5, Foghorn Leghorn / G.I. Joe, Ghostbusters, Gigantor"), the album becomes a showcase for his versatile styles.

Blueprint sets the tone, touching on subjects from hilariously dysfunctional relationships to the social role of today's hip-hop artists; Rjd2 follows suit with a beat for every mood. While Print speaks on the absurdities of the 9 to 5 grind, Rj samples Office Space, the most revered film of the overworked and underpaid (as well as one of the most underrated flicks in recent years). When Print shifts his attention to the limitations of inner city youths, Rj offers a fittingly claustrophobic descending chord progression. Always working on the same page, the pair succeeds on nearly every level imaginable. The two cover nearly as much ground as Mr. Lif's I Phantom, but less as prophets of doom than as keen observers, pointing out the idiosyncrasies of modern society, yet always maintaining hope. And these keen observers can rock.TOTAL 8/10

Siamo la' ,io direi che sto' in mezzo tra le 2 reviews,un classsico che non potete non avere.RJD2 sforna beat sempre nuovi e sempre perfetti e Blueprint ci delizia colle sue rime e con incastri sempre perfetti.Questo album e' per tutti e non vi annoiera' mai, veramente una perla.Beat 9,5 Lyrics 9 Total 9/10




Scientifik - Criminal


1 - Lawtown
2 - I Got Planz ft. Diamond
3 - Jungles Of The East
4 - Overnite Gangsta
5 - Yeah Daddy
6 - Still An Herb Dealer
7 - As Long As You Know ft. Ed O.G.
8 - Fallen Star
9 - Downlo Ho
10 - Criminal

Boston rapper Scientifik recorded two albums in the 90s, The Most Blunted and Criminal. Unfortunately Criminal was denied a proper domestic release due to industry politics and label bankruptcy. So for the last 12 years the record has lived on in the boom-bap afterlife of vinyl bootlegs, hissy dub cassettes, and low quality MP3s. That is until now. Traffic Entertainment and Executive Producer Edo. G now present Scientifik's Criminal as it was intended to be released back in the day. Criminal boasts a mid-90s dream team of producers as a young RZA, Buckwild, Diamond D, Edo. G and Vinyl Reanimators all contribute beats. Even with his untimely death in 1996, this record retains a cult following. It aint hard to tell why the music is still captivating. On the mic Scientifik is certainly competent, and by 1994 standards he operates correctly, dropping jewelz and relating crime sagas in a soldierly, commanding voice that flexes just enough to reveal his hunger and intensity. And it doesnt hurt that some of the beats are absolutely bangers. The mind blowing single East Coast Jungle, backed with Lawtown (Lawtown being his hometown of Lawrence, MA) is as good as it gets; each song expresses that moody, boom-bap hardcore rap sound that any genuine Hip Hop fan will appreciate and covet. Guest verses from magnetic legends Diamond D and Edo. G only accentuate Scientifiks depth of album-carrying charisma. This is vintage cerebral street music at it's best finally garnering the respect it deserves.

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Rap music's path is littered with unreleased albums that fell by the wayside because someone behind a desk decided it would be better not to release them. Some of the more famous ones have long been available as vinyl bootlegs (Large Professor's "The LP" comes to mind), but it takes a truly dedicated artist to pursue a proper release years after the fact (Cormega and "The Testament" being the most notorious example). Lesser known artists are more liable to insist on a release, some of them even seizing the opportunity to rise to late prominence (Dooley-O with "Watch My Moves 1990"). Whatever the exact circumstances, the fact that people are willing to resurrect music that was once deemed doomed shows that there are plenty of heads who feel nostalgic about the kind of music they listened to when they were younger or who are interested in catching up on artists that came before their time. Still, crate-digging as a commerce is rarely a top priority to anyone.

After "Power of the Dollar" was shelved, 50 Cent decided to take his hustle back to the streets, which he did so successfully that the tables eventually turned and he was in a position to negotiate contracts at his terms. It's unlikely that he will bother to put out material that has already been heavily bootlegged or used during his mixtape days. The same goes for Twista's sophomore effort "Da Resurrection" and whatever the Black Eyed Peas recorded when they were known as the Atban Klann and signed to Ruthless Records. Most likely it's indie cats making sure their work is saved from oblivion. J-Live did it with "The Best Part." Del did it with "Future Development." Blood of Abraham did it with "Eyedollartree." Pete Rock did it with INI's "Center of Attention." DOOM did it with KMD's "Black Bastards." On the other hand, sometimes material marinates a few years before it is used under a different title (parts of Lady of Rage's "Necessary Roughness" would probably have been on "Eargasms"). Finally, in more recent times there have been semi-official releases of unknown origin (such as King Tee's "Thy Kingdom Come").

One particularly personal belated first edition was the "Big Shots" album Peanut Butter Wolf put out in memory of his deceased partner Charizma. There are other aborted albums that probably only this reviewer would care about. Mid-'90s follow-ups by Shazzy ("Ghettosburg Address") and Pudgee Tha Fat Bastard ("King of New York"). The Omniscence album. The Fatal album. And there are the ones that should stay in the closet, like Freddie Foxxx's "Crazy Like a Foxxx." But there remain some rather special albums that need to see the light of day in their entirety and officially. The 1993 full-length the Jungle Brothers recorded for Warner, "Crazy Wisdom Masters" (which was incompletely transferred to "J Beez Wit the Remedy"). "Night of the Bloody Apes," the 1994 Jive album by the Crustified Dibbs (RA the Rugged Man's outfit). The Prince Paul-produced Resident Alien album "It Takes a Nation of Suckers to Let Us In" from 1991. Ras Kass' more recent "Van Gogh." Q-Tip's Kamal the Abstract material. Whatever Rakim recorded for Aftermath. Black Thought's "Masterpiece Theatre." The original version of Nas' "I Am."

Yet another story is Scientifik's "Criminal." Scheduled for release in 1994, this album never reached the stores because its label, Definite Records, went out of business after the release of the single "Jungles of da East b/w Lawtown." The record has been available on wax packaged in a plain sleeve, but in 2006 Traffic Entertainment gives it the official release it deserves. Sadly, Scientifik isn't around to witness it, as he died in 1998 in a car accident that followed a shooting inside the car, investigators at the time suspecting he first shot the woman who was with him and then turned the gun on himself, but also admitting that the couple's background didn't suggest such a horrible scenario. Scientifik (moving from Brooklyn to Lawrence, MA, at the age of 12 after his mother had died) had been active on the Boston rap scene, producing demo tracks with Joe Mansfield (who contributed beats to Ed O.G's debut "Life of a Kid in the Ghetto") in the early '90s while still being a teenager.

One reason people wouldn't forget about "Criminal" was the production. Not only do Buckwild (3 tracks) and Diamond D (2 tracks) make this almost a DITC affair, one beat was even done by The RZA. In all likeliness it all began with Diamond being involved in Ed O.G's 1993 album "Roxbury 02119," and him bringing in Buck, who had been down with Diggin' In The Crates for some time. Initially, Scientifik might have even been labelmates with Edo, as their collaboration "As Long As You Know" was included on the former's "Love Comes and Goes" single, as a means to promote (quoted from the credits) 'Scientifik's debut Chemistry/Mercury CD and cassette "Prestige, Image, Money & Power".' Which, it is safe to assume, would become (the not particularly appropriately titled) "Criminal."

In terms of its content, "Criminal" is far from the reckless manifestation of a criminal mind one might expect. Rather, the rapper shows that what the law calls a crime can be much more complex: "This nigga tried to get me but he missed when his tool bust / some niggas carjacked his little sister's school bus / ain't hit no wools but was trippin' on meth / when nigga cocked the hammer back and put the gun to his own chest." While delivering a first person account on the title track, Scientifik reflects on urban mysery in general, concluding, "They probably find a cure for cancer 'fore they handle the streets."

Furthermore, "Still An Herb Dealer" isn't exactly the confession of a stone-cold crook, the rather harmless revelation setting him apart from today's part-time rappers/full-time trappers (to use Yo Gotti's terminology). There's some unlawful activity in "Lawtown," but again it's primarily Scientifik's way to illustrate the code of the streets:

"Hey yo Jack, quit the bullshit, it's a stick-up
Every single day this nigga drop off or pick up
mad loot in the Jeep; I don't sleep on that bastard
cause I got his route mastered
He and his people run shit like a track meet
They be hittin' backstreets in they black Jeep
with the fat beat boomin' out the box
but he always turn it down when he transportin' rocks
Been on the block for a minute
The spot's gettin' money in it
and I ain't gettin' a percentage
I feel misrepresented in my own territory
He never saw me when niggas broke into the door; we
hemmed him up and took him straight to the back
pistol-whipped him with gats till he handed the stack
Told him that he shouldn't even fuck around like that
In Lawtown it goes down like that"

While he didn't stray from standard subject matter, Scientifik was able to pepper his observations with humour, for instance on "Overnite Gangsta" and "Downlo Ho," which are both entertaining despite their tired topics. Example:

"The other day I seen you troopin' around the way
frontin' hard cause you was bumpin' shit by Dr. Dre
Well, you could bump Ice Cube, Geto Boys and Ren
You'd still get your ass smacked like back then"

Speaking of, the aforementioned "Jungles of da East" carries a slight West Coast resentment. Sampling Jeru's anti-gangsta rap anthem "Come Clean," "Jungles of da East" is less confrontational but does contain some clues that Scientifik was uneasy with how by 1994 the west had paralleled the east in terms of success. He raps, "1994 is all about the East Coast / Thought the other shit was raw? Well, it didn't get close / to the niggas from Brooklyn, Philly to the Bury." He goes on to mention various states and spots, giving a rather broad definition of the term East Coast by including even Atlanta and Florida. Intending to "throw the ball back" Sci bigs up "the East Coast, cause I never hear enough of that shit / and I be damned cause we the ones who got the fat shit."

Truth be told, he makes a stronger case on "Fallen Star," where he boldly disses rap stars whose time is up, comparing himself to a young KRS-One taking on Melle Mel and generally renouncing fame:

"Since I don't live in the sky don't classify me as a star
Now I don't give a fuck if a sucker duck was platinum
He won't be livin' fat with a bullet from a gat in him
You just another sucker starin' hard, bitch
Fuck around and try to step and catch a scar stitch
You'll never find another brother truer to the game
so you'll never see my name on no fuckin' walk of fame"

Whether he wanted to be one or not, Scientifik was denied the chance to become a star, while producers like RZA, Buckwild and Diamond D garnered enough star power to unearth a hip-hop album they happened to be a part of sometime in '93 or '94. Assisted by DJ Nestle Quick on the wheels of steel, the producers all adhere to the slow tempo that had East Coast rap in its spell by the mid-'90s. It's a very dark brand of jeep beats, dominated by the bass/beat structure, with the buzzing bass often acting as the major melodic element. RZA's "As Long As You Know" is in the vein of his more traditional work for N-Tyce from around the same time. Rhythm Nigga Joe (Mansfield) ("Still An Herb Dealer") and DJ Shame ("Jungles of da East") would become known as the Vinyl Re-Animators. And Buckwild and Diamond D both put in pure quality work, but get kind of outshined by Edo.G, who beats DITC at their own game with the sinister "Lawtown" (where after-midnight jazz sparkles meet dry, hard-hitting drums) and the creepy, Nas-sampling "Criminal."

"Finally a MC you can trust in," Scientifik introduced himself on this would-be-debut. While he possessed the laid-back demeanor of a vet, the thought and energy put into the lyrics and vocals betray the young buck excited to be rhyming: "It's the start-beef shit / on-the-creep shit / real deep shit / not the weak shit / peep shit as I freak shit / on some old yo-you-better-not-sleep shit / I take ya out like that clean version beep shit." Switching between wordplay, verbal gunplay and common sense commentary, Sci presented himself as an ambitious, aspiring rapper who had only just begun ("I Got Planz"). His diction wasn't always the clearest, his flow sometimes too reminiscent of his mentor Edo, but this finally released album reveals an independently-minded MC who would always try to argue before resorting to criminal behavior. "Criminal" may not be nearly as flawless, but ten tracks deep and boasting a cast of producers that was only a few notches below dream team status, it comes very close to an underground version of "Illmatic."

Music Vibes: 8 of 10 Lyric Vibes: 8 of 10 TOTAL Vibes: 8 of 10

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1994 sollte das Album des aus Lawrence, einer Stadt nördlich von Boston, stammenden MCs veröffentlicht werden, doch sein damaliges Label ging pleite. Außer einigen Promos des als Debütsingle angedachten Bretts »East Coast Jungle«, die ihren Weg auf Mixtapes und Bootlegs fanden, verstaubte das vielversprechende Material.

Zu einer Zeit, als Nas mit »Illmatic«, Notorious B.I.G. mit »Ready To Die« oder Jeru The Damaja mit »The Sun Rises In The East« Klassiker vorlegten, hätte auch »Criminal« durchaus das Zeug gehabt, in einem Atemzug mit soeben Genannten Erwähnung zu finden. Diese Annahme wird auch durch die für damalige Verhältnisse hochkarätig besetzte Produzentenliste unterstrichen. So standen – neben Scientifik selbst – Buckwild , der junge RZA, The Vinyl Reanimators, der Bostoner Ed O.G. als auch D.I.T.C.’s Diamond D an den Reglern, um diesen für diese Zeit typischen düsteren und zugleich energiegeladenen Boombap-Eastcoast-Sound zu kreieren, der so lange New Yorks Markenzeichen war. Die beiden Letzteren sind auch Scientifiks einzige Features auf »Criminal«.

1996 starb Scientifik auf bis heute noch ungeklärte Weise. Unbestätigten Internetquellen zufolge vermutet die Polizei, dass Scientifik seine Freundin im Streit während der Fahrt erschossen habe, um dann die Waffe gegen sich selbst zu richten. Das Auto sei dann von der Straße abgekommen und in Flammen aufgegangen.

Eine Person, die sich als Scientifiks Schwester Rachel ausgibt, betonte jedoch auf, dass niemand wirklich wüsste, wie sich die Tragödie tatsächlich zugetragen habe.

Der damalige Exekutiv-Produzent Edo G. hat »Criminal« nun in Zusammenarbeit mit Traffic Entertainment so veröffentlicht, wie es seinerzeit hätte erscheinen sollen – man muss sich dafür bei beiden bedanken.

Jedoch ist die Zeitkomponente nicht gänzlich zu ignorieren. Was 1994 ein Album mit unbedingter Kaufempfehlung gewesen wäre, ist heute nur noch ein sehr ordentliches Album für alle New-York-Fans des letzten Jahrzehnts.

Un albumone.Basta sapere che esce nel magico 1994,un anno dove i dischi hip hop sono oro colato.Peccato per la brutta fine di questo mc di boston.Criminal e' assolutamente uno dei dischi piu' slept-on del rap game.Le basi sono sempre perfette,l'mc al mic non sbaglia ed ha un flow coinvolgente.Ascoltatelo e poi correte a prenderlo.Beat 9 Lyrics 8,5 Total 9/10



19 luglio 2007

Panacea - Ink Is My Drink


1. Trip of the Century
2. Invisible Seas
3. Place On Earth
4. Steel Kites
5. Coulda Woulda Shoulda
6. Reel Me In
8. Work Of Art
9. These Words
10. Ecosphere
11. Burning Bush
12. Starlite

Panacea, the duo composed of Washington DC-based producer K-Murdock and Philly-native Raw Poetic, blaze 12 tracks reminiscent of hip-hop's true-school era on their debut album, INK IS MY DRINK. K-Murdock shows he isn't afraid to enter territory rarely explored by other hip-hop producers, dabbling in British pop-rock samples and acid-drenched guitar solos that mix seamlessly with funk horns and sweeping orchestral strings, while Raw Poetic's rhymes follow the lead of underground hip-hop's finest positive lyricists.

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Panacea, unbeknownst to me prior to receiving this album, is a definition for a supposed cure to all diseases or problems. It is, in this case, also a musical duo consisting of K-Murdock, the beatsmith, and Raw Poetic, the emcee. These two individuals are looking to take music on a new journey, into new lands, and through a perspective all their own. Even more, Panacea is doing their part to give fans an album which is more a soundtrack to a set of experiences rather than just provide empty rhymes over shallow beats. Much like the list of their influences, which according to K-Murdock is as extensive as "ATCQ and De La Soul to Quincy Jones and Creed Taylor to Ryuichi Sakamoto and Vangelis," these two cats appear driven to make timeless music more than a quick buck.

On Ink Is My Drink, you will encounter a host of sounds melded into one cohesive soundscape. Near schizophrenic at times, K-Murdock showcases his vision by taking you from boom-bap to jazzy to experimental and edgy and then back into organic and soulful, all while maintaining a particular thoughtfulness and sincerity in each measure. Showcasing the LP's diversity within one track, "Trip of the Century" walks you through a collage of styles and sounds. Beginning with a backdrop reminiscent of a 5th Dimension album before being introduced to Raw Poetic's vocal hook and then thrown suddenly into a fast drum break loop accented with some funky horns. Raw Poetic establishes his verbal agility in no time, dancing around the beat with ease.

Whether it's the globally understood tales of relationship ills ("Coulda Woulda Shoulda") or the positive, encouraging words on overcoming obstacles ("Steel Kites"), Panacea take an everyday man's approach to music. "Works of Art" finds a sped up vocal sample flipped over a low bassline, snappy percussion, and more sampling to balance the frequencies before Raw Poetic blesses the joint with a staccato flow.

It's clear that K-Murdock is most comfortable when creating a serene, cool sonic environment. Still, his unexpected time changes and no-warning transitions could possibly used more sparingly, or used as segue's into the next track instead of only abrupt intro/outro programming. Additionally, Raw Poetic, although a talented mic man, showcases minimal verbal patterns or emotionally-charged lyrics over the course of the album leaving one to wonder if he can flip his rhyme scheme in more than one way. Luckily for them, Ink Is My Drink falls short in only a handful of spots.

Panacea has a difficult task ahead of them if they really hope to achieve the impossible, curing all diseases or problems. Despite having fallen short of that, Ink Is My Drink tells the tales of two guys hoping to change the world one by one by way of thoughts, hopes, dreams, and in the illustrious title of ATCQ: beats, rhymes and life. Respectable, nonetheless.

*Notable lyrics;

"Playing like a lesbian to test my brain/ Well I'm a thespian so for your acts I'm trained"

"Too many strategizing on winners, not analyzing/ Ego super-sizing like fast foods// But we live a fast life/ If there's less reason for us to act right"

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What is good hip-hop?
The answer is contingent on a listener’s musical preference and expectations.

Some hold a high standard for hip-hop and seek from it a socially conscious form of lyrical expression, matched with beats that translate into enigmatic interpretations.

While in considerable contrast, others seek hip-hop simply containing a catchy beat, a hook you can sing along to and an easily accessible home on the airwaves.

Regardless of any hip-hop hierarchy, Panacea’s sounds will satisfy eardrums across the board.

While Panacea is certainly socially conscious hip-hop, it’s also bursting with undeniably catchy, intensely soulful beats that have the power to make even the stiffest head nod.
Debuting on Rawkus Records, the label that gave Mos Def and Talib Kweli fruitful beginnings, “Ink Is My Drink” is Panacea’s first LP and boasts a live band, taking after The Roots’ proven success formula.

With tracks like, “Coulda Woulda Shoulda” which include a rhythmic, infectious hook, dreamy synth line and Emcee Raw Poetic’s articulately expressed experiences of love and loss; you can’t help but lose yourself in the heightened hip-hop bliss.

With just one listen to “Ink Is My Drink,” your musical expectations are exponentially elevated and it becomes unmistakably apparent — Panacea decisively holds the key to the new auditory uprising.

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In every other review these days hip-hop musicians at large are addressed to the effect that rappers and producers need to flip the script, do themselves instead of others and just generally take more risks. As soon as they oblige, however, those who demanded creativity and originality turn their backs on what they now call experimentation they think has gone too far. Case in point - this review of Panacea's "Ink Is My Drink." I could go on about how I've fallen victim to the industry's dumbing down to the point that I fail to comprehend anything beyond the most basic rhyme and thought patterns, or about how a rapper that I don't understand essentially defeats the purpose, etc. but before I bore everybody with my latest rap-induced identity crisis I better accept and appreciate that Panacea chose to present their findings a little bit differently.

Panacea is K-Murdock on the sampler and Raw Poetic on the mic. The beats are an amalgation of melodic and rhythmic bits and pieces extracted from the vaults. Once you make it past the whirlwind that is the opening "Trip of the Century," the album's remaining tracks will welcome you with open arms, building on the groundwork the elders have put down. From the sound of things, K-Murdock's approach is getting the most out of minimal equipment. Some of his transitions make for a rather bumpy ride, but similar to Count Bass D, Madlib or MF DOOM, Murdock becomes a bandleader behind the boards, conducting brass, wood, strings, drums and vocal harmonies into sometimes straightforward, sometimes a little bit messy arrangements. His intent is to make you feel at home with familiar signifiers of soul and funk, the single "Starlite" even pulsating with electro jolts. It wouldn't be a contemporary hip-hop album without at least one sped up soul sample, so "Work of Art" takes care of that.

K-Murdock's musical approach is mirrored by his partner, who offers on "PULSE," "The world's my archive / I break the laws of music just to raise the bar high / To me this is the playground." The risk in this is that the final product, in terms of how it sounds, can come across underproduced, and, in terms of its density, appear overcrowded. "Trip of the Century" successfully tackles the task with a clear structure, providing the rapper with separate backgrounds for his adventurous trip across altered states of awareness. If it ultimately fails, it's because Raw Poetic raps simply too fast to follow.

Outside of this introduction at super speed and the political "Burning Bush," Raw Poetic is a man with a mellow disposition. He raps in a melodic but rhythmically monotone flow. He's far from ignoring the beat, but something about how he expresses himself indicates that he's doing his own thing regardless of what's going on around him. He'll throw in an old school phrase or a Native Tongue reference every now and then, but apart from that has his very own way of putting things.

Lyrically, he realizes he's on a "a road less traveled." When in "Ecosphere" he repeats, "Gotta be myself and I / Me myself and I put me on a natural high," he almost acknowledges to operate on a plane few people will be able to reach. The ultimate challenge for Raw Poetic would be to musically and lyrically translate this "Me, myself and I" entity in a way that sends his audience on a similar high. As it stands, that kind of power is reserved for only the most talented of MC's. While some of his efforts are just too abstract to make any immediate sense, others are easier to relate to. "Steel Kites" is about making the impossible possible, Poetic pointing out, "I don't strap bombs, I only strap mics / A voice is a powerful thing, move my blacks like / Shaka, muthafucka, like we flyin' a steel kite." While he often comes from an introspective angle, here the Philadelphia native doesn't shy away from addressing what he feels needs to be addressed:

"I speak my opinion even if you don't ask me
Before you pick up guns pick yourself up a read
Pick up your seed
Pick up a trade instead of tradin' your life for jail
Pick heaven or hell, pick another product to sell
Pick up your people like fam when they're not doin' well
Like mothers at funerals when they're goin' through hell
Pick the spot to help you see how your perspective could grow
Now pick up a gun and see if it possess the same glow"

"Coulda Woulda Shoulda" examines a failed relationship with a sense for wordplay that can relate so much more than a dry account of facts. The obvious quotable is "Playin' like a lesbian to test my brain / Well, I'm a thespian, so for your acts I'm trained," but almost everything is poetically put, to the point where you have analogies like "We coulda been a good pair like new shoes," "Our two schools of thought clashed" and "So there's no screw-you" all within the same segment. "Place on Earth" is another creation that, although gravitating towards '90s underground abstractness, stands as a tangible song:

"I made music, y'all, coolin' out by walls
or trees that's tall, to realize that I am that small
Stood alone in the place I've grown
then left for what was shown, there's so much unknown
about my home, a zone with aggravated tones
cause it never took the chance to know this kid that roams
Searched for wealth cause that made me whole
From the south to the north pole my words seemed cold
A scene old but when changed occurred
was just me feelin', what I speak is also seen and heard
Teary-eyed, not quite but yet my vision blurred
I took a swallow of my pride and put my ear to the dirt
It was the soul, y'all, that got me all stirred up
Word up, like cold nipples fucked the earth perked up
And no matter where it is you choose to go
I find the home's in your heart, not where your body flows
From the stage to the bar to where you travel abroad
If the world is ours, home is just wherever you are
and wherever you are that means your heart is never too far"

"Ink Is My Drink" is likely to get additional attention because the renascent Rawkus Records decided to get involved in its distribution. Based in Washington DC, Panacea actually already debuted in 2003 with the EP "Thinking Back, Looking Forward." Since then, K-Murdock has been involved in Raheem DeVaughn's 2005 album "The Love Experience." "Ink Is My Drink" can be seen as yet another successful experiment to prove that straight up hip-hop can be just as soulful. Although at times somewhat absent minded, Raw Poetic is right there by his side, defining himself as a musician and an artist (rather than 'just' a rapper) with lines like "You see a table but I see a new beat / you see the walls but I'm composin' a piece" and "My head seems to think like an acid jazz song / feet tap the beat and I'm driven by car horns." At one point he even says "Musicians bring beauty more than beauticians." Don't underestimate the man's love for music.

I will readily admit that there are a lot of things that I don't understand on this record. I might even go as far as to blame the production and the rapping for that, which could both be clearer. Then again, how many rap albums these days give you something to chew on? And how many of those that do still compell you to stick around? "Ink Is My Drink" may not be a contender for album of the year, but its title is certainly among the most inspiring in recent years. And when it comes to the fundamentals of his act, Raw Poetic doesn't leave you guessing: "It's what my life is simply made of, the way that I think / the meaning behind the message, brother, ink is my drink."

Music Vibes: 7 of 10 Lyric Vibes: 6.5 of 10 TOTAL Vibes: 7 of 10

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It’s hard for one not to be skeptical at the rebirth of Rawkus. The independent label, which made stars out of acts like Mos Def, Talib Kweli and Pharoahe Monch, is now back to square one, featuring a humble cast of little known talent like The Procussions and Kidz In The Hall. Are these new artists worthy of wearing the razorblade insignia? If Panacea’s debut record, Ink Is My Drink, is any indication, then hell yeah.

“Panacea” means a solution or remedy, and the duo proudly carries the name knowing they are putting out great music in a hip-hop world saturated with less than stellar material. Philadelphian Raw Poetic offers down-to-earth storytelling and raw battle raps, paired with his relaxed voice and cool flow. K-Murdock brings his gifted ability to lushly blend samples, creating moody backgrounds that are equal parts DJ Premier and Nicolay.

The melancholy “Invisible Seas,” immediately stands out with it’s chopped up piano and strings and chipmunked soul vocals, while “Coulda Woulda Shoulda” is full of thick instrumentation and finds MC Raw Poetic reminiscing on a past love. “Pulse” combines an up-tempo breakbeat, sampled pianos and saxophones with vivid stories about Raw Poetic’s past.

From the smooth flutes on “Steel Kites” to the hometown ode “Place On Earth,” Panacea perfectly pair smart lyrics with deep production, creating one of the most coherent and pleasing hip-hop albums in years. Rawkus is back, so it’s time to support the movement.4,5/5

Ho postato un po' di reviews dell'album,perche' avvolte si e' un po' in contrasto.Io sono daccordo sopratutto con okayplayer,un albumone veramente,ci ho dormito sopra parecchio.Esce per Rawkus, quindi e' una mezza garanzia.Non dormiteci sopra perche' e' un mezzo classico.Lyricis 9 Beat 8 Total 8,5 per me.




Kero One - Windmills Of The Soul


1.: Windmills Intro

2.: Give Thanks - Kero One & Niamaj

3.: Musical Journey

4.: My Story

5.: In A Dream

6.: Ain't That Somethin'

7.: Tempted

8.: In All The Wrong Places

9.: Keep It Alive

10.: Cycle Repeats

11.: Fly Fly Away

12.: It's A New Day

13.: Check The Blueprints

Windmills of The Soul is Kero One’s debut album and the Plug Label’s first full-length release. In addition to the vocals, Mr One is also responsible for the scratching, bass, Moog, synths and the Fender Rhodes playing. Apart from some guest vocals this guy is pretty much self-contained but you wouldn’t think so from the full on soulful sound.

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Kero One is massive in Japan with his blend of jazz inspired beats and upbeat, non-aggressive lyrics. His music is also supported by the likes of Questlove, Mitsu the Beats, Beat Junkies and Gilles Peterson. Now as to whether or not this means that his debut, ‘Windmills of the Soul’, makes him an established name in Europe is yet to be seen. Personally I can’t quite get into it, though I can appreciate the effort. I don’t know if it’s the lyrics or the seen before jazz inspiration in the beats, but a whole album of it gets tiring after a while.
That’s not to say there isn’t anything good on the 13 tracks from this LP. With production credits going to Kero, apart from 2 tracks laced by DJ King Most, and featuring live instrumentation and session samples that keep the live feel throughout, the music itself can be enjoyable, though it does border on the repetitive at times. If jazzy, laid back beats are your thing this is likely to strike a chord.
The rhyming is also all handled by Kero, with wide ranging subjects delivered with an upbeat tone and unique accent that seems to me as if he’d be unable to make something sound dark or gritty even if he was rhyming about killing or deranged sexual fantasies.
So in conclusion if you like your hip hop with jazz and live influences, at times upbeat, mellow and downtempo then be sure to check Kero’s offering, however if all this sounds a bit déjà vu to you then you’re probably best to avoid it.

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The album begins with the slightly long, but beautifully chilled 'Windmills Intro'. If the track was any more laid back it'd make you fall asleep, in a good way. The first time we get to hear the artist is on 'Give Thanks' featuring Niama. The lyricism is solid and the flow is tight, with similarities to Canadian MC Abdominal. From the start, there's a clear indication of the type of artist and album that this is. It's all about sensual beats and humble, dare I say 'backpack' orientated vocals.

'Musical Journey' is a story telling song with some really smooth saxophone in the beat. 'My Story' is, as the title suggests, quite introspective, with some nice light choices of drum sounds. 'Like A Dream' implements some mildy pitched up vocals which I would have assumed the artist was above using. Still, it's a dope track full of more first person tales. 'Ain't That Somethin?' simply sounds fantastic. It's an instrumental showcasing outstanding production, this time with a vaguely funk flavoured hiphop offering.

On the piano based 'In All The Wrong Places', Kero approaches the lyrics with a slightly different flow as he raps through verses of a romantic leaning. 'Keep It Live!' is a more energetic number, although the album could have benefited from it being far more exciting at this point in the laid back track listing. 'The Cycle Repeats' is based around the topic of graffiti and has a simple but effective head nodding loop based beat.

'Fly Fly Away' has a really warm bass line and economic percussion whilst 'Its a New Day' is a very strong instrumental which gets increasingly enjoyable throughout. Everything about it is great, from the saxophone, to drums, to background vocals and awesome guitar. 'Check The Blueprints' concludes the album, although the previous instrumental would have been just as suitable. Here, Kero One raps about his take on the state of hiphop and his reaction to people who felt hiphop sucked. There's some nice squeaky scratching towards the end of the track which rounds things off nicely.

The more you listen to the album, the more you feel Kero One is a musician first and rapper second. That's not to say his rapping is poor. It's far from it. He's simply talented and knowledgeable of music enough to create the perfect balance between vocals and his own extremely impressive, inspiring and high quality production. A lot of people try creating hiphop with the kind of angle here, but it often falls short or simply results in sounding pretentious or desperate. This is an exception, and a fine example of how it's done best.

Un album che a me piace molto,io lo consiglio vivamente.Poi puo' dipendere dai gusti non sara' un classico pero' e' un buonissimo album da scoprire.LYRICS 7 BEAT 8,5 TOTAL 8/10 per me.





18 luglio 2007

Blu & Exile - Below The Heavens


01. My World Is...
02. Simply Amazin'
03. Juice N' Dranks Ft. Ta'Raach
04. Cold Hearted Ft. Miguel Jontel
05. Good Life (Show Me) Ft. Joseph & Aloe Blacc
06. Blu Colla Workers
07. I Am... Ft. Exile
08. Dancing In The Rain
09. Party of Two
10. No Greater Love
11. The Narrow Path
12. In Remembrance...
13. First Things First Ft. Miguel Jontel
14. Soul Amazin' (Steel Blazin')
15. Life's a Gamble Ft. Donel Smokes, Trek Life & Cashius King
16. The World Is... Ft. The KoochieMonstars

Allora AMAZON ne da 15 e qualcosina di diverso,altri ne danno 14,la sostanza resta,non so' quale sia piu' attendibile, penso amazon,pero'non ne ho idea.

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Hip-Hop’s culture has been in a state of disillusionment for quite some time now, with the mainstream serving up with stale material, and most of the underground not caring enough to provide interesting alternatives. When it seems all hope is lost, every few years there comes a refreshing act reminding one of what it was to become enamored with this music. Blu & Exile’s Below The Heavens could be termed a future classic as the respective MC/producer duo hearken back to a Gang Starr or Pete Rock & CL Smooth with not only their chemistry but advanced skill in their arenas. Coming out of

L.A., Blu is perhaps the most technically gifted early adult MC since a younger Nasir Jones made his mark over a decade ago. His partner Exile manages to sample everything from soul to jazz to vocals from Sesame Street’s Grover character and work magic delivering beats that knock hard. Thematically this is a concept album of sorts, but it doesn’t really feel like one: A young man a few years out of his teens sets out to tell the world the story of his ups and downs through fatherhood, a dysfunctional family background, love, and financial struggles amongst other trials and tribulations. Blu’s deep introspection is matched with a notable ferocious battling prowess making him one of the best newcomers to hit the scene in quite some time.

Below The Heavens was written and recorded 2-3 years ago at the tender age of 21, with Blu displaying wisdom far beyond his days as he tells who he is, where he’s been and where he’s trying to get. The future appears bright with other projects on deck for both Blu & Exile in the near future. With any luck, this album will inspire future generations to make a difference in the quality of beats and rhymes produced for mass consumption.

Other Reviews:

Like the first time you heard Tip or De La, Blu's a one of a kind no question about it. He's taking hip hop to a new level with clear influences from the golden age and Dilla, but more than anything, himself. Priceless.
- Mark De Clive Lowe

Blu is one of my favorite emcee's hands down, he's the voice of LA.
- Flying Lotus

"Blu is THAT one cat to be really looking out for, already making a name on the internet and overseas without an album out......LA has a list of new generation of MCs that are bringing heat: Trek LIfe, Bishop Lamont, Glasses Malone, Roc C, and now you can add Blu to it. And with Exile on the beats?! Oooh man, forget about got a deadly combination....don't sleep peoples!!!" -Rhettmatic (Beat Junkies / Visionaries)

- "Exile f/ Blu - Narrow Path. This, combined with the other Exile/Blu joint you heard on this site (check the archives son!) is what made me realize that Sound in Color was running with some f#cking heat. Turns out Blu is singing the hook... Dope beat, hot track."
- The Mixtape Show (most popular rap n hip hop podcast on the net)

- "“Featuring vocals from Blu, Jontel and Andrea Clarke, "Move" is an uptempo dance floor smash-in-the-making that needs to be in your crate. ’”
- Goya Music (Daz-I-Kue / Blak Label Blend 12” review)

- “The album closes with another quality track in "So Amazing(3)" featuring emcee Blu. Instrumentals on the flip. Keep an eye on this kid.”
- Turntable Lab

- "Check Blu Soul's flow has the confident swagger to take this track into some kind of mid-90's state of bliss without sounding redundant. "
- Underground Hip Hop dot Com

" Somebody once told me I was already in hell/Freedom's a state of mind and just the heart of me's in hell/ I freed my slave mind so a part of me's in hell/ So even when it's hard to breathe a part of me inhales."

Insomma stiamo parlando di un classicone.Beat 9 Lyrics 9 TOTAL 9/10. Questo e' il mio voto.Tra l'altro come Ill Poetic che consiglio a tutti nuovamente,anche lui riprende Nasir Jones in The World Is...,solo per questo merita un voto in piu.Il disco non suonera' afatto west coast ma sara' un bel mix e questo Exil produce infinitamente bene.

E se ancora non mi credete oppure non vi fidate ho caricato The Worls Is ...,che potete sentire senza scaricare.

free music

Ho dovuto accorciarlo un po' perche' il file era troppo grande.

E qua potete confrontarla con la song di Ill Poetic.

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2 delle migliori song di questo 2007.Questo album entra tra i miei preferiti di sempre.E vi consiglio di comprarvelo appena esce anche perche' qualcosa cambiera da questo che vi posto io.