Oct 4, 2013

Fine Art Friday: Nick Brandt "Across the Ravaged Land"

Though this series of photographs by Nick Brandt has been all over the news lately, I was really moved to post it here for the Fine Art Friday series because of the strength of the work. Continuing on the theme of darker subject matter for these art posts, the way Brandt approaches the work will surely make you appreciate the fragility of nature and life.

Oct 3, 2013

Video: Clem Beatz X Racecar - "S.T.N.B"

Mixing what reminds me of the vibe of Cali underground legend Dr. Oop and a bit of The Pharcyde, Clem Beatz and Racecar recently teamed up for the jazzy track "S.T.N.B" as part of the upcoming album "ITINERAIRE". I had never heard of either of these cats until yesterday, but if the jazzy, laid back feel of thsi track is a good preview for the rest of the album, I will certainly check it out. Funny that it takes european cats to re-introduce us to our own jazz legacy.

Clem Beat'z : http://www.soundcloud.com/clem-beatz
Racecar : http://www.reverbnation.com/theracecar


Oct 2, 2013

Video: Marco Polo X Organized Konfusion – "3-O-Clock"

In the build up to dropping his new album "PA2: The Director’s Cut", Marco Polo previews the lead single for the album featuring the reunited Organized Konfusion (Prince Po and Pharoahe Monch). While this may not be news to some, but not since the duo disbanded in 1997 has there been any new music from the OK crew. Marco Polo has a knack for creating bangers and the guest list alone on this album is enough to check out. Pharoahe is personally one of my favorite emcee's, so I am glad to see him team up with one of the torch bearers of true school hip hop in 2013. Check out the rest of the album on November 12th and helps shine a light on some of hip hops vets (Talib Kweli, DJ Premier, Posdnuos, Masta Ace, MC Eiht, King Tee, Inspectah Deck, Rah Digga, and many more) plus some newer cats like the Doppelgangaz all doing what they do best.

Sep 30, 2013

Listen: Sean Born X Dunc - "ORGANIC" EP

DMV torch-bearers of the true school hip hop sound, Sean Born and Dunc recently dropped an EP entitled "ORGANIC" featuring 8 tracks of quality music that can appeal to your more "grown man" sensibilities. Never obsessed with trying to mimic the mainstream trap or die mentality, both of these cats bring a solid reputation to the table and show a good range of topics that speak on the concept of bringing the freshest "produce" possible. Aiming to be the soundtrack of your everyday life, from struggle to successes, so listen up and digest some quality music from the nations capital.


Sep 29, 2013

Video: Mar-q - "BEAT THE BEAT UP"

Homegrown Brooklyn emcee Mar-q recently dropped the official video for the track "Beat The Beat Up" from his mixtape entitled "Beats Bodied By Bars". Borrowing the instrumental track from the 2012 LuvJonez album "Worry Worts", Mar-q flipped it into an entire song filled with battle ready rhymes and clever wordplay. "Beat The Beat Up" serves up a good preview of the type of flow he brings to the table on the rest of the mixtape, so check out the video above, filmed in Coney Island, Flatbush, and downtown Brooklyn by Mar-q himself, and go to mar-qmusic.blogspot.com for more info on the up and coming emcee from BK.