Dec 29, 2012

Listen: Claudwell - "Dream Circus"

Brooklyn native Claudwell just dropped an album entitled "Dream Circus". Though there is not much background info on the project, the vibe of the music and taste in beats is pretty consistent throughout featuring production from: Chuk, Tall Black Guy, Chanes, Yazu, DropxLife, Pig Pen, Freeverse, and Kev-K.

Check out the tunes on Bandcamp help support the super slept-on talents of the world.

Dec 28, 2012

Fine Art Friday: Jacob Sutton

Somehow I thought I had posted the work of Jacob Sutton earlier this year when I cam across it during the summer, but I spent so much time emailing links of his work to friends of mine that I never actually wrote about it here on The Double Truth. I didn't then, but I will now and as you can see, it is atmospheric and painterly and words can't describe the detail captured in these underwater images, so check it out yourself. Check out his website here and realize the potential for art is always growing.

Dec 27, 2012

Listen: Cookin Soul X Biggie - "Ready for Xmas"

Though it is a few days past, everyone who desires a twist of gangsta with their holiday season should check out Cookin Soul's latest mixtape, free download, of some of Biggie's rap classics mixed with a Xmas vibe. Mining some of his lesser known verses and some of his most popular ones, Cookin soul breathes some new life into Biggie's thugged out but humorous approach to life and makes it something you can play to offend your parents with at any age.

PS - You have to endure Whookid's goofy chanting at times, but its free. Enjoy!

Dec 26, 2012

Throwback: Pete Rock - "Soul Survivor" Album

Listen to a classic album from Pete Rock as you stuff your faces with holiday treats and try on aunt Clara's pink bunny suit. Thanks to GangsterFreudy, who posted the entire album as one video post on Youtube. There are toom nay MC's to name who PR caught at the top of their game on this album, so check it out if you don't know, revisit it if you do and listen to a master at work.

Dec 24, 2012

Video: RUN DMC - "Christmas in Hollis"

RUN DMC X Holidays = Best Holiday Video and Song Ever!!!

I didn't grow up in NYC, but me and my brother rocked this track from "A Very Special Christmas" on cassette full blast every December 25. I miss those days!

Dec 23, 2012

Video: Big K.R.I.T. - "Rich Dad, Poor Dad"

Props to @BigKrit for the good words, good video, good music on the "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" track. I don't feature too many major label artists on TDT but whenever someone came make an honest "think back" track, I try to shine a light on it. Great concept and glad to see major artists being honest and real about their background, the hardships of growing up in small town America and fighting for your dreams. Check out his "Live From The Underground" album for more.

Video: Da Ricanstrukta - "Hip Hop 101"

Da Ricanstrukta and LuvJonez Music collaborated for a featured track on my upcoming Tastee Treats EP of guest vocal tracks over LuvJonez instrumentals. Dana Coppafeel, of King Hell Bastard and Break Bread, shot the video for the mixtape track with a beat-switch in the middle. Bilingual hip hop shows the power and reach of all hip hop culture, so support it's continued growth around the globe! If you aren't up on the group Break Bread, check out the Bandcamp page here for some quality Midwest hip hop.

DOWNLOAD the track here: Da Ricanstrukta - "Hip Hop 101" (Produced by LuvJonez)