Rebel Diaz – Know Your Rights (Video)

Off the ‘State Of Emergency’ project..

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July Mix (2019)

My new mix for you to nod your head to. Track-list below…

Dyzzi – Jordan 1’s & Sk8 Highs
Jay Electronica – My World (Nujabes Rmx)
Big Tone & House Shoes – From My Mouth To God’s Ears
The Good People – The Moodment
P So & 2 Hungry Bros – Bags & Boards
38 Spesh Ft. CashWithUs – Block Food
David Bars – City Don’t Sleep
Murs & 9th Wonder – Gas Station Gucci Belt
Nas – Bad Energy
Che Noir Ft. Termanalogy – Kiss The Ring
David Bars – On Another Level
Rasheed Chappelle – The Oath
Da Buze Bruvaz – Porsche Carreras
Craig Mack Ft. Big, Rampage, LL – Flava In Ya’ Ear(Rmx)
Milano & Showbiz – The Gospel
God Fahim – My Rhymes Tight Like OJ Glovez
Des Brennan – Yesteryear

Rare cut alert…

If you’re a regular reader of this site then you probably familiar with the video alert I be posting of records I play on my monthly mixes. Now comes the rare cut alert, and it’s exactly how it sounds. Joints that you might’ve heard back in the day but ain’t know a video existed of it. ‘Til now. Check out P-Lyve & Ken Du spit that ’94 NY grimy shit over a beat by Dominic Owen

Lee Fields & The Expressions – Wake Up

New 45″ selections from Lee Fields & the band

“Wake Up” is Lee’s heavy duty, drum driven, anthemic tune for the times. Fields calls out the highly over-used and abused term of the current presidency “fake news.” Over a hard as nails sound bed courtesy of The Expressions he goes on asking people to wake up and not let this propaganda sway them from knowing what is right and wrong.

The spiritual successors of the Wu-Tang Sword Style…

Bandcamp does a drop on the new breed of Wu-inspired emcees. Here are a couple you might’ve heard on one of my monthly mixes…

Supreme Cerebral

Prior to his rise an MC, Supreme Cerebral was a talented college football player with dreams of an NFL contract. But after an injury put an end to his pigskin aspirations, he decided to pursue music. The New York-born, Cali-raised artist has adopted both Ghostface’s cadence and his fondness for abstract imagery, as well as the poetic license of Raekwon—which makes sense; when asked what Wu album impacted him most, he states, “It’s a toss-up between Supreme Clientele and Only Built 4 Cuban Linx.” His track with Ralphiie Reese and Eloh Kush titled “All” is the perfect showcase for that reverence. When Cerebral spits, “Venomous dialect / The Wallys is violet / Acquired the flyest / Suede Bali the side shit / Battle designers / Paid thousands of dollars / Rambling nonsense / Now they channel our concepts / Conscious context,” he both shows respect to the Wu in his freewheeling imagery, and knowledge of their tropes with his reference to Wallabees. He even closes the verse by claiming the trio are the “Wu revision.”

Eloh Kush

Eloh Kush grew up in a hip-hop family. His older brothers John Robinson (aka Lil Sci) and ID4Windz made up two-thirds of the late 1990s rap trio Scienz of Life. The group’s involvement in Dr. Malachi “Dwight” York’s Nuwaubian Nation—a religious group incorporating Islam, Kemetism, Judaism, and Native American belief systems—clearly rubbed off on the MC; his songs reference teachings from the ancient Egyptians and Hebrews, amont other esoteric topics. As he puts it, “I was taught to seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave, so I travel through many schools of thought.”

The New Brunswick, New Jersey MC—or “versifier,” as he likes to call himself—started out rapping in a crew known as Angelz Inc. more than a decade ago, but he’s mainly focused on solo material for the last few years. Kush is on the verge of dropping a collaborative project with the Supreme Cerebral titled Clarks Connoisseurs, referring to the footwear Raekwon and Ghostface popularized on Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. It’s an homage to Wu-Tang’s dynamic duo by some of the sharpest swordsmen in the game today.

‘I’ll House You’ (June Mixtape 2019)

Change of pace for this month’s mix. This one features a dope line-up of Deep House music, some new some old…

fingers inc – my house(acapella)
oscar g – moros y cristianos
loods – around
mj – human nature(tony o rmx)
mood j – looking further
ant la rock + agency – sanctuary
dj e-clyps – that brooklyn ish
robert owens – was I here before
ladymonix ft. rashida – trk 39
ultra nate – free(claptone rmx)
hush hush – why can’t u
todd terry – house is a feeling(2019 rmx)
blackshel – special friends
oscar g ft. katiashe – so into u
daniel williams – just go
robert owens – happy
subjoi- treat u right
hudson passos – funky decisions
ralphie rosario – you used to hold me