Tuesday, 24 November 2009

DJ Ready Red + Chuck D

So, over at Hip Hop Gods they've got an interview with Prophet-Of-Rage Chuck D and ex-Geto-Boy / All-Round-Great-Dude DJ Ready Red.

Enjoy.



POW

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Exhibit A

Version 1



Version 2



I'm preferring the samples in the first version, but the fade-out of the second version is dope as hell.

LYRICS:

I spit that wonder rhymer shit, me and my conglomerates
shall remain anonymous, caught up in the finer shit
Get that type of media coverage Obama get, spit that Kurt Vonnegut
That blow your brain, Kurt Cobain, that Nirvana shit
Who gon' bring the game back? Who gon' spit that Ramo on the train tracks?
That gold rope, that 5 finger ring rap?
Runnin with my same pack, you can find the Christ where the lepers and the lames at
Life is like a dice game
One roll can land you in jail or cuttin’ cake, blowin kisses in the rice rain
Nice whip, nice chain, a closet of skulls
the stench is like slave blood in Providence Hall
Yeah, they built my city on top of a grave
nigga die, nigga get high and watch the parade
Back then the early 90’s "Where they at, where they at, get the gat, get the gat" was a popular phrase
Bally animals and rugbys was a popular craze
This the vivid memoirs of a obnoxious slave
I pave ways like Nat and Harriet
I blast on Judas Iscariot
and peel off in a chariot
I'm sittin pretty spittin flames, grippin grains
ain’t a damn thing changed

They say "Candyman, Candyman spit me a dream"
blow a chunk of the levy out and spit me a stream
knock a man house down and build a casin’
a two thousand dollar government check from FEM'
I swam down shits creek and came up clean
with a new lease on life like Andy Dufresne
It's the most poetical, Nat King Unforgettable
Clarence 13X Allah's rhapsody from Bellevue
I'm splittin atoms, spittin flames, bringin change
things’ll never be the same
I got the rap game singin "At Last" like Etta James
Lames get they plane shot down like John Mccain
It’s a dream, it’s a dream
the flow's elegant like Miss Coretta Scott King
A lotta Kings seen death and turned Queen
crack they 24 inch rims in the ravine
respect the architect, never test the Elohim
Good night, this is Jay Elect live from New Orleans


DOPE.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Dubplates? Try The Carvery.

Props to Truth aka Mr Reggie Rhythm for passing this little nugget on. It's from Spine TV (props!), whe went to visit Frank & Roy at the Carvery in Hackney, East London.



Check them out properly here.

oh my GAAAWWWWWWWD

Wow, it's been a LONG time since I've been all shouty and laughing out loud in admiration at a track, listening to it over and over again while I try to learn the words, but my GAWD this is amazing. It's been hanging about for a couple of weeks as a radio rip... when's the proper version dropping? MASSIVE props to Truth for putting me on to it a couple of weeks back. (I've been so busy - hence the lack of updates - that I've slept on this track until tonight.)

JAY ELECTRONICA / JUST BLAZE - "Exhibit C"



Lyrics:

When I was sleeping on the train
Sleeping on Meserole Ave out in the rain
Without even a single slice of pizza to my name
Too proud to beg for change mastering the pain
When New York niggas was calling Southern rappers lame
But then jackin our slang
I used to get dizzy spells, hear a little ring
The voice of a angel telling me my name
Telling me that one day I'mma be a great man
Transforming with the MegatronDon spittin out flames
Eatin wack rappers alive, shittin out chains
I ain't believe it then, nigga I was homeless
Fightin, shootin dice, smoking weed on the corners
Tryna find the meaning of life in a corona
Till the 5 percenters rolled up on a nigga and informed him.

- "You either build or destroy, where you come from?"
- "The Magnolia projects in the 3rd ward slum"
- "Hmm, its quite amazing that you rhyme how you do
And how you shine like you grew up in a shrine in Peru."

Question 14 Muslim lesson 2
Dip diver, civilize a 85er
I make the devil hit his knees and say the Our Father
Abracadabra! You rockin with the true and living
Shout out to Light Out, Joseph I, Chewy Bivens,
Shout out to Baltimore, Baton Rouge, my crew in Richmond
While y'all debated who the truth was like Jews and Christians
I was on Cecil B, Broad St, Master,
North Philly, South Philly, 23rd, Tasker
6 Mile, 7 Mile, Hartwell, Gratiot
Where niggas really would pack a U-Haul truck up
Put the high beams on drive up on the curb at a barbeque and hop up out the back like "What's up?"
Kill a nigga, rob a nigga, take a nigga, buss up
Thats why when you talk that tough talk I never feel ya
You sound real good and you play the part well but the energy you givin off is so unfamiliar
I dont feel ya.
(We need something realer!)

Nas hit me up on the phone said "What you waitin on"
Tip hit me up with a twitt said "What you waitin on"
Diddy sent me texts every hour on the dot sayin "When you gon drop that verse nigga, you takin long"
So now I'm back spittin that He-could-pass-a-polygraph
That Reverend-Run-rockin-Adidas-out-on-Hollis-Ave
That F.O.I.-Marcus-Garvey-Nikki-Tesla
I shock you like a eel, Electric Feel, Jay Electra.

They call me Jay Electronica
Fuck that, call me Jay Elec-Hannukah
Jay Elec-Yarmulke
Jay Elect-Ramadan Muhammad Asalaam-ica, RasoulAllah Supana Wataallah through your monitor
My Uzi still weigh a ton, check the barometer
I'm hotter than the mothafuckin sun, check the thermometer
I'm bringing ancient mathematics back to modern man
My momma told me "never throw a stone and hide your hand"
I got a lot of family, you got a lot of fans
That's why the people got my back like the Verizon man
I play the back and fade to black and then devise a plan
Out in London, smoking, vibin while I ride the tram...

God-DAAAAAMN!

Just Blaze absolutely kills it. I could have sworn it was a Dilla beat. Jay Electronica absolutely SMASHES this.

POW

ADDED BONUS:

EXHIBIT C LIVE



It kills it that there's more than one person shouting out the lyrics, hahahaha.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

World's First DJ Battle

The sound is a bit hammered (they could have tried harder) but this is pretty dope.



Big up DJ Buddy Love for posting this up over at the Serato Forum.

POW

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

RA The Rugged Man

RA The Rugged Man = one of the top ten MCs ever. Amazing. Also very opinionated.

I don't agree with his argument about Kanye, but RA kills it the same way as he did with Floyd Mayweather a few days back (here and here).

NSFW