Dec 22, 2012

Video: Roc Marciano - "76"

Roc Marciano teams up with famed video director Jason Goldwatch for his latest feature from the Reloaded album entitled "76". Shot in the grainy, hazy style of a VHS tape of "Wild Style" era NY, Roc Marcy is always consistent with the grmiey, street sttyle and doesn't dissapoint. Check out the video and the newest album from one of hip hop's Golden Era torch bearer's.

Dec 21, 2012

Fine Art Friday: Drive By Press

At first glance, Drive By Press may seem like any custom graphic T-shirt shop, but if you research the story of the DBP crew, you will see that they are a mobile, creative and educational juggernaut (despite being only 2 guys) that keep costs low for customers by cutting the middle man out of the design process and keeping it DIY. All designs are custom made by the staff artists and cut out of a woodblock, inked up in person and pressed while you wait (only 30 seconds torun through the press).  I work with these guys from time to time and they never dissappoint with quality. Check them out for custom merch or to get some new clothes for your squad. Click the link below and get your learn on!

Dec 20, 2012

Listen: Apollo Brown X Guilty Simpson - "Parkour"

Mello Music just dropped a free download bonus track from one of the dopest albums of the year, "Dice Game". Get it while you can and turn it all the way up for your last day on earth!

DL it here:

Dec 19, 2012

Listen: Clew Rock - "Wind Chillz"

Chi-town emcee Clew Rock, just dropped a soundtrack for the cold season entitled "Wind Chillz" and produced by RoKnew. I first caught wind (no pun intended) of Clew Rock when I lived in the midwest and collected most every release my Chicago's underground legends The Molemen. He was featured on a compilation of other Chi rappers back then but appears to have grown into his own vibe and the type of True School MC that I always check for. Follow him and his crew on Twitter (links embedded) and get a taste of rap from Chicago of the thankfully NON-Chief Keef variety.

Check out his Soundcloud to DL the latest track and look out for more in the future.

Dec 18, 2012

Video: Muneshine - "My City"

Muneshine links up with DJ Spinna for the track "My City" (and Relic for the remix) as a preview for the album 'There Is Only Today'. It has a nice Dilla-esque swing to it and the beat switch keeps the vibe chill throughout.

Album available now:

Dec 17, 2012

Video: Gabriel Teodros - "Mind Power"

Nice little mellow heat rock from Gabriel Teodros for a Monday morning. The track and video for "Mind Power" from the Colored People's Time Machine album available on itunes here.

Dec 16, 2012

Throwback: Showbiz and AG - "Next Level"

Forever immortalized in Eminem's movie 8 Mile as the instrumental that some of the infamous battle scenes were shot with, Showbiz and AG's track from 1995 "Next Level" remains a classic from the hey day of the DITC crew. I miss the lyrical skill and production of those days, but thankful that Youtube still has gems like this floating around.