Archive for KRS One

Masta Ace & EDO G are A&E

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , , , on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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I have to thank the homie Shake (as I have numerous times in the past) for this one. I had been catching of Masta Ace’s tweets awhile back about working on a project with EDO G. Thanks to the guys at 2DopeBoyz we have the first leak off of their LP Arts & Entertainment which is due to hit shelves on October 6th. There will be guest appearances from Large Professor, Posdonus, KRS-ONE, DOITALL (Lords of the Underground Crew) as well as Chester French & Marsha Ambrosious. I just listened to this first track “Little Young” and it’s phenomenal, and the concept is funny as hell. Is it just me or has M-Phazes been pumping out heat rocks since A Pipe Dream & a Promise? Follow me after the jump to download the track “Little Young” & peep the tracklisting for Arts & Entertainment. Continue reading

Album Review: Alchemist, Chemical Warfare

Posted in Music Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , on Thursday, July 9, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Chemical WarfareFor the last decade (and then some), Alchemist has been making some of the best beats in Hip-Hop. Much like his last album 1st Infantry he enlists a near all-star cast of some of the best cats in the game to help him bring you some real Hip-Hop. Another thing that you may notice is that ALC’s beats are just as deviously deadly as ever before. He sounds like he has been more at home with the MPC than ever, and Al’s chemistry seems like it should be in a text book it’s so good. Continue reading

Rock The Bells 2009

Posted in Music News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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Ummm wow. That was my initial reaction when I saw this post at Hip Hop DX. With the initial artist lineup, this looks like (to me) that this is going to be the concert of the year. I know for sure that I am going to be trying like hell to make the Chicago show, because this is something I definitely don’t want to miss. This looks like the most studded Hip-Hop lineup I’ve seen for a show this year, and there are still more to be announced. If you get a chance to get tickets, please do not pass up your chance. Rock The Bells (Guerilla Union) has been putting together some of the finest Hip-Hop shows for the last 5 years and apparently they are looking to follow suit very strongly. To be honest I would probably pay one hundred dollars to see The Roots or Reflection Eternal. That means that even if tickets are one hundred (we don’t know as of yet) that this concert is absolutely killer for price. If you are able to make it to one of these shows, you are going to be catching the best Hip-Hop shows of this year.

Make sure you stay tuned for dates and ticket prices, as well as any updates that have to pertain to this series because we will let you know right away.

Brother Ali “Speaks the Truth” to Hip Hop DX

Posted in Music News with tags , , , , on Saturday, February 21, 2009 by Tim Althaus

brother-ali-2Ever since Brother Ali dropped his 2007 effort (not to mention modern day classic), The Undisputed Truth he has been one busy ass dude. He’s been touring all the time, and now he is getting ready to drop an EP next month entitled The Truth is Here. Recently the fine folks over at Hip Hop DX sat down with the man himself for an interview, and to be quite frank it’s one of the best in depth and personal interviews I’ve read in a long time. There are a lot of issues that I never knew about that he discusses in this interview.

The interview starts out with Ali’s views on his fellow peer and mentor KRS-One’s feelings about Barack Obama. He also sounds off on how Verizon wouldn’t let him tour with Gym Class Heroes because of his “Uncle Sam Goddamn” video. I also had no idea that the Department of Homeland Security froze the Rhymesayers bank account when Ali was overseas in Australia. Apparently when the DHS froze the bank account, Ali and his crew had to register their social security numbers, addresses and even tell them why they were there. It’s funny that Ali really isn’t that political of a rapper, but even he agrees that he has been getting the Chuck D Treatment. You can also read about how the plans are progressing for Ali’s new album (sounds ridiculous) that drops next year.

All in all this is a great interview. This article skews a lot of different aspects in Brother Ali’s life and it is very in depth. Make sure you go out and get The Truth is Here next month when it drops, it promises to be some incredible material.

You can read the original Hip Hop DX interview here.