A while back, I wrote a “yay or nay” column about Googie. He’s a Jersey born, Queens based rapper with a relentless style and dominating presence.
What had happened was , I was at a show , chilling by the bar , waiting for Billy woods to go on and heard this dude absolutely murdering it on stage. It was that rare moment were an opening act really caught my attention. That man was Googie. I had met him that night and seen him around a few times after that. Well, he’s finally released a proper album and it was my pleasure to do a couple tracks on it.
Check out the whole album right here:
Here’s one of the tracks I did off it. Good stuff.
Congrats on the release!
My Buddy Marq Spekt and have been working together for a few years now. A little while back we dropped an album called “Justplaywitit” on Hipp Nott Records. Today, we release the follow up “Keep Playing”. Real excited about this. If you like no bullshit rapping and , well, my beats then you are in for a treat.
It’s available today all over. Here it is, streaming on bandcamp:
You can buy it at all these wonderful locations. ENJOY!!!
Hey, It’s been 10 plus years and I’m making my way back to Australia for a the Manifest festival and some other shows as well. My gigs are listed above. But, the real reason I made this post is to hip you to this promo mix by Jing Kohn. It’s a nice walk through my career, including some good scratching, interview clips and, of course, my music from the beginning to now. Really thorough job here….check it.
And you thought this blog was done…Nope. Like I said…when I got stuff to share I will.. Now is one of those times.
Here’s a spanking new song I did with MarQ Spekt from his upcoming album (which i produced entirely) called “Keep playin”. The album drops in august on Hipnott records. We did another album together last year called “JustPlaywitit” that I think you should check out if you missed it.
This song is a special one as it features the talents of Conway, HPone and Da Buze Bruvas. This is some tough shit. Don’t sleep. Enjoy!
If you wanna buy it, it’s a buck at bandcamp:
Elucid is a Brooklyn MC and possibly one of the more underrated rappers out right now. If you’re familiar with this blog, you’ve probably seen his name pop up a few times, along side Billy Woods. While he’s far from typical and might not appeal to the more mainstream ears , he’s got a style and approach that is truly his own thing. It’s kinda that new-new york sound. he recently put out a fantastic album called “Save Yourself” on Backwoodz Studios and I was fortunate enough to get to remix a song from the album. Here it is:
Don’t forget to peep (and buy) the whole album. Definitely worth the money:
In case you don’t know, Aesop just dropped his new album “The impossible Kid” on Rhymesayers last week. If you have missed it, you are fucking up cause it’s a really great album and should be ingested by all. You can get it all over the place but, if you’d like the two bonus tracks, I suggest you make the purchase from here: http://fifthelementonline.com/products/aesop-rock-the-impossible-kid
Yes, that’s right…BONUSSSSS. You get “Syrup” featuring Homeboy sandman and Open Mike Eagle as well as this remix i did for the song “Dorks”. That song you can also listen to streaming right here…
Oh hey…while i got you here…figured I’d just throw a bunch of new-ish remixes and random little joints I’ve done that are on my soundcloud page. Why not? Perhaps you missed one or two of these. Better late than never, right?
So, apparently, Desiigners song “Panda” has over taken Rihanna’s “Work” as the #1 song in america. This is just a coincidence cause I’ve been tinkering with a remix idea of this song for a while. Now, half of you will see I remixed this and come at me like “but whyyyyy?!?!?!?”. The other half will be like “Oh cool…”
For the first group of people, lemme explain.
I’m not here to make excuses. Fuck that. I’mma be straight up and say I like “Panda”. I would never remix a song I actively dislike. Not only that but I think Desiigner raps his ass off. Sure, it’s one short verse , sandwiched between two choruses that are about as long as said verse. I hear a lot of people complaining about how he sounds like Future. Well, I’m sure he does. i don’t really check for Future. The stuff i have heard didn’t move me and I can honestly say, at no point, have I heard Future rap like Desiigner does during his one verse in the middle of this song. Keep in mind, I’m not too schooled on Future so it’s possible it exists. I simply haven’t heard it. I see the similarities in aesthetic but that’s about it. But, back to Desiigner…to all you people rolling their eyes at the idea of even listening to this kinda thing, yet you claim to be into some weirdo rap…His verse on this song is some straight out of project blowed abstract rap flow kinda shit. Sure, I can’t make out most of the words and , topically, i doubt it’s anything special but my point is…the dude can flow. At the very least, you gotta give him that. That’s what popped out to me when I finally gave this song a chance. That and the hook is catchy. Sorry…it is. I hate that I have to even write this kinda shit but I feel like I know my readership well enough to know how closed off some of you are from even allowing yourself to like some shit like this.
So, yeah…Here’s my remix. It’s an old beat i was sitting on for a while that never found a home. A little latin flavor…kinda.
Enjoy…and the download link is below the soundcloud