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Step Brothers (Evidence x Alchemist) Will Release Lord Steppington in 2013

Posted in Album Update, Video with tags , , , , on Friday, January 4, 2013 by Tim Althaus

First off, let me say that I can’t believe I’m writing this post; this project had almost reached Detox status for me.I realize that both of these dudes have been extremely busy over the last couple of years, but damn…

I feel as though all of my Hip-Hop prayers have been answered. I just peeped this video the other day on Ev’s twitter, and it got my super excited. I’ve been waiting for an Evidence and Alchemist full-length since they mentioned their Step Brothers project back in 2009. What makes this project even more special? It’s being released through Rhymesayers Entertainment – talk about dope. There are a few assumptions that I can make about Lord Steppington: First, the beats are going to be raw;  the equivalent of having your skin scraped off after a fall on the pavement. Second, the album is going to be chocked full of humor; we all know that Evidence and Alchemist are hilarious dudes.

Here’s a little taste of what to expect:

Album Update: P.O.S., We Don’t Even Live Here

Posted in Album Update, Media, Video with tags , , , , , , , , on Thursday, August 16, 2012 by Tim Althaus

Good music keeps oozing from the pores of the Hip-Hop Heavyweights over at Rhymesayers Entertainment. Aesop Rock just released another stellar album last month; Brother Ali is releasing his new album in September, and now it has been announced that P.O.S. will release his fourth studio album – We Don’t Even Live Here – on October 23rd.

According to the press release I read, We Don’t Even Live Here will favor more futuristic beats influenced by the Euro club scene. Even though P.O.S. is going to keep his Hip-Hop roots grounded by collaborating with regular names like Cecil Otter, Lazerbeak, Mike Mictlan and Sims, We Don’t Even Live Here will feature beats from artists like Boyz Noise & Housemeister – DJs who make dance-oriented music. Fans can also expect to hear Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver) lending his vocals to the album.

This will be Stef’s first album since he released the masterpiece Never Better back in 2009; three years is a long wait, so I’m definitely stoked to hear some new solo material is coming out. I’ve been a huge fan of everything he’s done so far, and I think that his strategy to shake things up could pay off big dividends.

Recently, Stef performed a live version of the lead single from We Don’t Even Live Here – “Bumper” – for Pitchfork City of Music, and if it’s any indication of what the album’s going to sound like, then listeners are in for a very interesting and intense ride. I know I can’t wait to buy my ticket.

“Stop The Press”… Brother Ali is Back!

Posted in Audio, Media, News with tags , , , , on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 by Tim Althaus

It appears as though Brother Ali is back folks. You may recall that he dropped a free EP earlier this year called The Bite Marked Heart, and on August 21st, the Good Brother will be releasing his latest full length album Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color. The effort will be produced entirely by Seattle beat smith Jake One; I’ve been a huge fan of everything that these guys have done together, and I can’t wait to hear what they’ve cooked up on this project. This is Ali’s first full length album since Us back in 2009.

“Stop The Press” is the lead single off of Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color, and at first I wasn’t to keen on the track, but it is definitely growing on me after a few listens. Jake’s silky smooth beat provides the perfect canvas for Brother Ali to inform the people about what he’s been up to since his last major release. A lot of fans might be slightly apprehensive because Ant isn’t producing the entirety of the album like he has in the past, but I can assure you that this album is going to be special; Brother Ali and Jake One have a great deal of chemistry, and it’s going to shine through on this album.

Album Download: Brother Ali, The Bite Marked Heart EP

Posted in Album Download with tags , , , , on Monday, February 13, 2012 by Tim Althaus

That’s right, Mr. Ali is back with a free EP for the masses; The Bite Marked Heart is a new 7 track EP of all original material. I’m particularly stoked about this one because Brother Ali does the majority of his work on this project with Jake One; of course, Ali did a couple tracks with ANT as well. If you remember Jake One’s album White Van Music, then you know that he works very well with Ali. Upon seeing the tracklisting, I instantly became fixated on track number three; hearing Brother Ali and Phonte on the same track is like a dream come true.

After my first listen of The Bite Marked Heart, I can definitely say that it’s worth the free download, and it’s an overall great project. Brother Ali doesn’t know what the definition of sub-par is; well, he might, but I’m guessing we will never see evidence of it. Make sure you click that button and grab some of the best (free) quality Hip-Hop you can find, courtesy of Rhymesayers Entertainment.

Download: Brother Ali, The Bite Marked Heart EP

Video Teaser: Evidence, “Falling Down”

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , on Thursday, January 19, 2012 by Tim Althaus

As I mentioned in the Freddie Gibbs and Madlib post the other day, I’m not usually the type of person that posts “teaser trailers”, but this is a different story. “Falling Down” is arguably my favorite track from last year, and Cats & Dogs  was my album of the year in 2011; it looks like the video (directed by Todd Angkasuwan) is going to be just as epic as the hard hitting track by Evidence and Rahki. Evidence is one of my favorite emcees in the game right now; I can’t make a negative comment about any of the material that he has put out. Make sure you watch out for the “Falling Down” video coming this Tuesday, January 24th.

Album Review: Freeway & Jake One, The Stimulus Package

Posted in Music Reviews, Video with tags , , , , , , on Monday, February 22, 2010 by Tim Althaus

If this album doesn’t prove that Rhymesayers Entertainment is one of the most dominant forces in Hip-Hop, I truly don’t know what will. I remember hearing about this album at Soundset last year, and even then, I knew that this pairing was going to be something special. After hearing these two collaborate on White Van Music, it was quite evident that Freeway & Jake One needed to do more work together. I still have quite a few albums I am highly anticipating, but I can assure you that this album is going to remain in my top 10 for the year; it’s just that good. Continue reading

Album Update: Freeway & Jake One, The Stimulus Package

Posted in Album Update, Audio, Media, News, Video with tags , , , , , on Monday, February 15, 2010 by Tim Althaus

Alright, so here’s the deal. If you haven’t heard about the new Freeway & Jake One album yet, you shouldn’t be listening to Hip-Hop. The Stimulus Package drops tomorrow, and I can assure you that this album is going to be nuts. I will be going to the local record store to purchase my copy right away tomorrow afternoon; you all should be doing the same. After hearing Freeway & Jake One’s chemistry on White Van Music, it only made sense for these two to collaborate on an entire project. I’ve got a whole onslaught of stuff for you guys to check out. First will be the video that showcases the spectacular packaging that Rhymesayers Entertainment is known for.  Secondly, I have three tracks off of the album for your listening pleasure, and lastly you can jump over to Amazon and listen to snippets of the entire album.

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Freeway & Jake One, “Know What I Mean”

Freeway & Jake One, “She Makes Me Feel Alright”

Freeway & Jake One, “One Thing” (Feat. Raekwon)

Album Snippets (Amazon)

Tracks Spotted @ 2DopeBoyz

* The track featuring Raekwon is off the hinges.