There is no denying Black Milk‘s production on this track, which delivers the hard knock of his signature snare cracks, and live strings crisp with the feel of a sample. I do, however, have beef with his verse since he unapologetically bites one of my long-time favorite Viktor Vaughn lines nearly verbatim (“here to save the game like a memory card“). Despite that kink in Milk’s verse, the track is a banger, and the video is fitting. Nothing really happens, we simply get the MC’s either inside or outside a movie theater spitting their earned braggadocio relentlessly into the camera, which makes the stagnant backdrops feel more intimate. On another note, Danny Brown is a goddamn beast.
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Ever since gracing Album Of The Year’s aptly titled “Black and Brown”, the demand for more Black Milk x Danny Brown material has sky-rocketed. Their styles seemed to intersect perfectly with Black’s crispiest gritty drum patterns you ever did hear and Brown’s ignorantly thought provoking rhymes. Following the announcement the two Detroit heavyweights would be dropping an entire collaborative EP, Black and Brown, Black Milk lets off Track 4 from the project entitled “Zap”. The project is slated for a release November 1st on Fat Beats Records. Here Danny, The rap Frank Zappa, gives us a taste of illy things to come.
Black Milk & Danny Brown “Zap”
P Body tha Great gets self-reflective here, listing his favorite of the collaborations he’s done over the course of his long career.
“As one-half of Heltah Skeltah, Sean Price helped sustain New York’s mid ’90s underground rap renaissance. For his solo material, the Brooklyn artist made a name for himself in the mid 2000s by highlighting that his pockets were flat, not fat. Since then, the man also known as Kimbo Price has become one of rap’s most consistent, snarky independent artists, churning out high quality, lyric-driven material.
When Guilty Simpson reached out to Price to appear on his album, the eventual collaboration led to much more. The just-released, self-titled album from Random Axe teams Price, Simpson and Black Milk for an all-out lyrical and sonic free-for-all.”
Today Mello Music Group presents The Official Daily Bread Mixtape, mixed by DJ House Shoes, starring Rochester, NY emcee Hassaan Mackey and Detroit producer Apollo Brown. The 45 minute original mix is the jump off for Apollo Brown and Low Budget mic smasher Hassaan Mackey’s new album Daily Bread.
The House Shoes mixtape features a variety of past tracks, collaborations, features, rare and unreleased tracks, along with new material including a sneak peak at the track “Weak Won’t Do” from the upcoming Daily Bread full-length album, and the Apollo Brown Troubled Waters Remix of “The Trenches” featuring Sean Born. Other mix guests include Invincible, Nick Tha 1Da, Danny Brown, Black Milk, Emilio Rojas, Diamond District, Kenn Starr, The Left, Elzhi, and more.
Hassaan Mackey and Apollo Brown’s Daily Bread (Album) will be in stores August 9th both Digitally, and on CD & Vinyl!
This concert is going to be bananas. It’s billed as a ‘Monumental Night Of Hip-Hop,’ and by golly the bill is right. Random Axe (Sean Price, Guilty Simpson & Black Milk), Smif N Wessun, Maino, Jadakiss and Juelz Santana will all be gracing the same stage at the Highline Ballroom tonight. Doors are at 8PM, and tickets are available for $20 ($10 if you use the promotional code MONUMENTAL) right now! We’re in there like swimwear, but if you’re a starving artist or recent college grad, you could always take your chances and beat the crowd to see FlyLo for free at Le Poisson Rouge.
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To celebrate the release of their album, Random Axe dropped off the video for their track “Random Call.” The video, in all its animated glory, has received a lukewarm response, but the album has received nothing but stellar reviews. Cop the album right now via iTunes, or via Amazon where it is just $1.99 for today only.
In preparation for the release of their highly anticipated self-titled album (which is available right now via iTunes!), Random Axe delivers their most recent single “Black Ops” featuring Fat Ray. For those who do cop the album via iTunes, you’ll also receive the video for “The Hex” as well as the album’s digital booklet. If you’re in the Tri-State Area, make sure you hit one of the trio’s two NYC dates: June 21st at the Highline Ballroom with Smif N Wessun and Maino, or June 22nd at Southpaw in Brooklyn with Black Moon and Skyzoo. You already know we’ll be in there like swimwear.
With the Random Axe album due out in five days, Ruby Hornet’s Sean CK caught up with Da God for an honest, funny, and at times off-putting interview. Among other things, P Body talks about Guilty Simpson and Black Milk, the differences between Detroit and Brooklyn, and how P’s forthcoming album might just be the most ignorant album in hip-hop’s (relatively) short history.
Ruby Hornet: Can you describe the relationship between cats from Brownsville, and then Midwest folk from Detroit etc. There seems to be a relatable vibe between the two.
Sean Price: Man, ya’ll Detroit and ya’ll Chicago nigg*s, ya’ll are crazy. We ain’t like that out here. We get it poppin out here, but not like that. Ya’ll nigg*s are crazy! Having big automatic weapons an shi*t. We might have a pistol, you feel me, maybe a nine, at the biggest maybe a mac or a tech, ya’ll nigg*s be having Ar-15′s, you know what I mean, Big Johnny Rambo sh*ts in the back of ya’ll rides, we don’t do that out here. We got a bunch of fu*kin projects and a bunch of windows, so when you pull out an AK, yo ass is getting told on. Someone is telling on you. we can’t do all that. Nigg*s get it in, don’t get it twisted, but it ain’t like that. We put it in with small caliber weapons, compared to the sh*t ya’ll be doing.
Two years ago, IMAKEMADBEATS burst onto the scene, producing Transcontinental, a collaborative album with Roc C. Now, following the release late last year of IMMB’s dual-EP Daylight/Nightlight, the producer is releasing his own long awaited solo debut. And in celebration of the album’s release, the producer, who calls both Memphis and Orlando home, is releasing “Heard Of Me,” the latest single from his self-titled new album.
“Heard of Me” is one of the most triumphant tracks on the album, and it features Black Milk, Butta Verses, and TzariZM, while showcasing IMAKEMADBEATS’ trademark production style. Beginning with reverberating organ and slick drum rolls, the track quickly jumps into chopped samples and rolling, thunderous drums. Black Milk handles business on the first verse, followed by Butta Verses, before TzariZM finishes the track off. IMAKEMADBEATS has done production for both well known and lesser known artists, without getting his due credit. “Heard of Me” was inspired by his uncredited ghost-production. With his debut album dropping earlier this week, fans should get used to hearing from IMAKEMADBEATS.
IMAKEMADBEATS’ self-titled debut IMAKEMADBEATS is available now via Doxside Music Group.
The homie Doss put me on to a fellow BLAT! Pack rhymer FowL, winner of the 2010 Red Bull National EmSee Battle (watch video of FowL’s cinematic victory here. He did it in front of The Alchemist, Mr. Porter, and Eminem to boot). FowL is a very accomplished battle rapper, but he’s honed his song-writing and album-design chops, as showcased by his very impressive tape Live From The D. Production credits include our good friend and the immensely talented Hir-O, the Madliberator, Black Milk, J. Rawls, and many more. Start with these cuts, then hit the skip and download Live From The D. Get at FowL on Facebook and Twitter.