Oct 20, 2012

Video: Sean Price - STFU PT. 2

Sean Price recently dropped another promotional video for his upcoming Mic Tyson album on Duck Down Records. There are not many rappers who I want to hear tough talk from these days, but Sean Price always brings a slightly more lyrical, sometimes humorous, but often intimidating presence to the mic and this video is a great illustration of him causing havoc in outer space and jungles and I find it easy to digest.

Directed by The Chain Gang, the video has a series of random sequences of Sean P drinking milk, crashing a spaceship and fighting with apes. The track is produced by fellow underground legend The Alchemist and seems much in the same lane as his recent production for the Gang Green squad (odd and Wu-Tang ish).

More info after the jump:

Oct 19, 2012

Fine Art Friday: Tony Moore

Tony Moore may only be a name you recognize from the credits of the hit show "The Walking Dead", of which he is a co-creator and the original illustrator of the comics. If you are familiar with his work, it inspired the show but also comes from a long list of other great projects he has been a part of for many years. Known for his work on Battle Pope, Masters of the Universe, Brit, the Eisner Award-nominated series The Walking Dead, and his creator-owned books Fear Agent and The Exterminators, Moore is a fan favorite and always has new projects on the horizon.

On a personal level, I have known Tony since college and I am proud and excited that he was able to see these subjects and his drawing talents through to a successful career. He has many great projects in the works but check out his most recent work with Marvel comics and admire the detailing and humor buried in much of his work.

More art and info after the jump:

Oct 18, 2012

Free Download: DJ DJAZ - 2000 Til' Infinity mixtape

Remember the days when you could get a DJ mix without gunshots over every track, screaming over every track, explosions and other annoying sound effects and shout outs? Apparently, so does DJ Djaz and he builds a super underground mix of non-clubby hip hop for the latter half of 2012 with some gems from then and now. 

DJaz brings a nice mix of tracks from some underground standouts and many unknowns but it is all a good balance of MC's and groups from the past and present that you may have never heard about otherwise (Dark Skinned Assassin , 90 Proof , Finsta Bundy, Ruthless Bastards, La The Darkman, Ak Skills, Natural Elements, Jakki Da Mota Mouth, Copywrite, etc.) so check it out and do your eardrums a favor. Digest some original underground flavor and check out some artists that deserve some more attention. 

FREE DOWNLOAD link : tiny.cc/p1eamw

Oct 17, 2012

Listen: Dr. Oop X Budamunk - "Black Love Oriented"

If there was ever a request for a defining example of "Grown Man Hip Hop", then Dr. Oop and Budamunk found the recipe. I have been a fan of Dr. Oop and his many incarnations since first hearing him on KanKick's first album back in 1999/2000 on a track called "The Finer Things"(which he revisits in a reggae style on this album). Dr. Oop is like a deeper thinking version of Devin The Dude, in that he talks often of getting high and his many life adventures that have resulted. He also balances that with heavy concern about healthy lifestyle, global politics and being honest with ones self, among other topics in his music.

Always laid back and sounding fresh over a jazzy soundtrack, provided here by Budamunk, they both serve up a chilled out, collaborative album for Japanese label JazzySport. It may not be for everyone, but this album is a perfect soundtrack to relax and zone out to, for me, and hopefully you too. Check out the sampler below and support quality music!

Oct 16, 2012

Free Download: Jasiri X ft. Invincible + Rhymefest - "Candidates For Sale"

In a current election year that is buzzing with talk of corruption, excessive spending, and false information, a good friend of The Double Truth, Da Ricanstrukta, produced a track for Jasiri X, Invincible, and Rhymefest that speak to these topics.

"Candidates For Sale" was inspired by growing corporate influence over politics, and the ridiculous amounts of money now needed to win public office. It is the first single off my new mixtape "Rappers On X" available for free download on 10/22/2012.

"Rappers On X" will feature Planet Asia, Brother J of X-Clan, Hasan Salaam, Mac Miller, Wise Intelligent, Sadat X, B. Dolan, Toki Wright, Invincible, Rass Kass, Torae and Rhymefest.

Oct 15, 2012

Video: Kooley High - "David Thompson"

Kooley High returns with a mellow gem of a cut dedicated to the NC State great star of old, David Thompson. Continuing with their sport themes (and the somehow recent trend of naming songs after celebrities) Kooley High bring some laid back flow and self reflection lyrics over the DJ Prince beat in anticipation of their upcoming album. Check it out and pick up the single on iTunes here or on the KH website here. More info after the jump:

Oct 14, 2012

Video: John Robinson X Kyo Itachi - "Masterful" ft. Dj Djaz

John Robinson and Kyo Itachi team up for the track "Masterful" ft. DJ Djaz and blessed the track with a nice little video. John Robinson is an underground icon and keeper of the mellow rap funk, kinda like a slept on Nas without the major label drama or distractions and always delivers some gems. They are working on an upcoming album called "The Path of Mastery"and this track is a promotional cut from what is to come from the crew. Check out more links to the music and other projects after the jump: