I have been pretty busy with school as of late but have found time to listen to two local rap CD’s.
The first one is by a guy by the name of Avatar, entitled “Warm Blooded Cold Heart”. If you like a slow flow that you can understand (Im too old for this shit), then Av’s rappings are right up your alley. Seriously, dude got spits. Check it out for yourself at http://www.myspace.com/youngavatar
The other one that just cant seem to quit on me is the new crack from Dyme Def, “Panic”. REAL F*%#IN’ TALK FAM, this is the “ish” that Seattle has been waiting for.
Oh yeah, peep the videos
Pick Up Ya Flow feat. Saigon
Im a huge fan of EPMD. Ever since I heard those signature drums on “So Whatcha Sayin?”, EPMD has been a top 10 rap group to me. When they broke up back in 92 (I think) I was crushed. 5 years later they were “Back In Business” and the signature E Double funk laced sound was intact. A couple years after that they were again “Out Of Business” and have been missed ever since…
Fast forward to 2008
“We Mean Business”, EPMD’s 1st record in 9 years, dropped about a month ago and I finally got a chance to listen to it.
Featuring the likes of Redman, Keith Murray, Method Man, and KRS-ONE, this record has plenty to offer if you’re looking to dust off your fishermans hat and twist up some trees.
My favorite song so far happens to be the single “Listen Up” which features Teddy Riley on the talkbox laced hook (no t pain). This song, in my opinion, is current enough for todays dance floor and classic Erick Sermon funk at the same time.
This album is a breath of fresh air for the purist that is just looking for some funk loops and hardcore raps.
There is nothing new as far as the flows are concerned but E-Dub and Parrish don’t need to change much in order to continue Making Dollars.
My name is Matt Ross and thanks to some homies of mine (Big Rob and Dj100Proof), I was hipped to this blog and asked to contribute. Im kinda partial to the old school as you will see but that doesn’t mean I cant be hipped to some new shit as well.