The song, which falls well in line with some of the darker material that A-Wax has been releasing of late, pulls its inspiration from, as A-Wax says, "the old 'bigger they are...' adage. I never liked bullies, and that's partially why I started gangbanging – to back the bullies up." And throughout the track he drives that concept home with lines like "...Talking shit, but I ain't about to box/ I could see why they want me in a box/ They've been lifting weights; I'm all out of shape/ That's okay; there's a pistol on my waist."
DPress of the Stereo Crew drops a warm up to his upcoming, first Solo EP "The Lions Den", droppin' June 07th. Although the track "JuiceBox Bulletcases" has existed for a minute, it is still a perfect introduction of this young MC out of Southwest, Detroit. A recent addition to the Stereo Boyz' Stereo Crew, he has become a part of the Detroit Hip Hop scene, through Emceeing in the legendary Monkey Barz ciphers, producing and being an active member of the Southwest community.
Money Mars just dropped a video for the spooky yet enlightening "Dreaming of Dubs", the first from his sophomore effort "Destined To Reign" which was hosted by DJ Skullator of Juelz Santana's Skull Gang and produced almost exclusively by DJ Grumble and Kid Vision. It was shot on location in Ithaca, New York. We would love if you could post this.
Sav Killz - Killin It Freestyle (Madlib/Alkaholiks Beat)
Happy New Year! As we get closer to finishing Sav Killz debut solo album "Still Determined" we will be releasing new Sav Killz Freestyle every week. Several videos from Bangers and B-Sides will be coming soon as well. Look for more news about "Still Determined" in the coming weeks.
D.Focis, Score by J.Dilla - The Herman Gardens Project
Courtesy Wanja Lange.
A project dedicated to the late great J.Dilla. Not just any mixtape, but a project that would be an actual album with real concepts and ideas set the the backdrop of one of the greatest producers of all time. The Herman Gardens Project was the outcome. During the process of making the album D.Focis says "I fell in love with music all over again because of Dilla, and this is my way of saying thank you to him."
Apaulo Treed & Knightstalker ft. Maffew Ragazino - Defcon 2
Courtesy Mirko K.
Here we go again, this time with the 3rd and final single from Apaulo Treed and Knightstalker's upcoming "The Last Line Of Defence" album. The third leak taken from this cross-continental collaborative effort goes by the title "Defcon 2" and features Brooklyn's own lyrical heavyweight Maffew Ragazino! The production comes courtesy of Knightstalker's longtime companion Romeo. Enjoy and be on the lookout for the album droppin' next week!
Emcee/producer Yinka Diz presents life from a 'street cosmopolitan' state of mind on his 2011 mixtape New Art, New Money, featuring Glasses Malone, Marky, Nike Nando and Dae One. His upcoming 2013 project features production from the same stable of producer and also includes up and comers like Hexsagon and Slovakia's RK Cerman.
KAM Royal just dropped a dope new video for "Mellow Flow", the second from his junior effort "Still Waters". It was shot on location in New Orleans and features street performers, booty shaking and KAM enjoying a beautiful day around town.
For centuries racial tension has been the elephant in America's living room. Many choose to ignore the pain and injustice around them. Some reproduce this culture of ignorance because of miseducation. How can we have reasonable discussions on these issues that lead to healthy relationships and understanding? First we must not be afraid to bring to light the many obstacles that plague our society. Jim Crow is that very song. It is a shout from the auction blocks against the apathy of today's pseudo post-racial society. It's a challenge to both the majority and minority.