Welcome to yet another week. Very excited about the Step Brothers (Evidence & Alchemist) album, both are solid on their own but when together garnish a special kind of chemistry. I’m definitely weary of the new Smif N Wessun reggae album but will have to give it a listen out of respect, hopefully it’ll fare better than Aceyalone’s reggae tinged misstep. Then there’s some great UK sample based hip hop, psych/jazz from norway’s Bushman’s Revenge, some straight forward jazz with Jeremy Pelt, latin jazz/funk/soul, some Mazzy Star type Warpaint indie, and another great re-issue from the Minneapolis based Secret Stash Records (who I just got turned on to by a fine ass young lady through a holiday gift). There’s some stuff going on, dig through.
I used to religiously listen to the wonderful East Village Radio weekly Fat Beats podcast but a few years ago it stopped working as a podcast and fell off my radar and apparently has fallen off of EVR as well. Yesterday I discovered that the always amazing Rhymesayers Entertainment has a podcast and if you aren’t into the whole iTunes vibe you can stream it from their radio link
As Thos pointed out P.O.S. just released “We Don’t Even Live Here”
and already he’s got a Common Folk Collective song of the week. “Fuck Your Stuff” has the first reference to Christopher Hitchens I’ve heard in a rap song, or any song for that matter.
The chorus sums it up nicely:
Listen , eh, my whole crew’s on some shit
Scuffing up your Nikes
Spittin’ on your whip
Kicking out your DJ
Rock it, then we dip
We don’t watch the replay