Who needs Johnny Knoxville? Cause this old-timer right here! Straight
Ether Geritol! Keep in mind, this video comes from the city that is run by Rob Ford so anything goes.
What’s going on here? The new single is called “Domestic Violence” and 99.99% of the time that ain’t cool. Yet somehow, Detroit’s own Bruiser Brigade member TRPL BLK is banking on the nano percentage he’s got of turning a song named after DV into an internet hit. And dammit if he’s not off to a decent attempt at pulling this off, keeping in mind that the internets are always crazy. In fairness, this song isn’t about hitting women it’s about hitting pelvis’ and deep spots inside of a woman in a sexual way. I still can’t endorse the song title but you get the point. #raunchrap2013
The single is the first release off TRPL BLK’s debut album Big Dig Niggas Eat Pussy Too…which, total transparency, he’s been telling me about for about 2 years now so it’s good that this record is going to see daylight via Мишка Records. Building off his deep friendship and music relationship with Danny Brown, TRPL BLK, keeps the raunchy rap train rolling full force but where Danny rhymes about popping pills, this tracks is all sex talk and would make BlowFly turn red! It’s also laced with a ghetto-tech/hood electronic beat that keeps the record as Detroit as possible.
“Born in DC, raised in Maryland” is an appropriate line for introspective Sudanese-American producer Oddisee. He’s rapped and made beats for years, artfully doing both, and now has a new instrumental project on the making titled The Beauty in All that drops this fall. The album, in Oddisee’s words, is a shoutout to imperfections and happy accidents via music. Learning and unlearning to make honest and genuine music.
For now, check the new video for the composition he calls “After Thought” but don’t make Oddisee’s new music an after thought when it’s released. Buy it before it hits the digital streets.
This shit right here… This is my vibe right now.
Here’s the new single from Detroit-based crew Ugly Heroes. If you haven’t heard of the Mello Music signed group, it comprises of blue collar rappers Red Pill and Verbal Kent handling the lyrics and Apollo Brown on the beats. Apollo has done production for some of everyone (O.C., Guilty Simpson, Diamond District) and he sets the mood perfectly on this track. MC’s Red Pill and Verbal Kent lay out perfect what it’s like striving to be a working class hero. And the truth is, every good hero needs a theme song.
One of the best music discoveries I’ve made all year is coming across the work of California’s DJ Day. His latest project, Land of 1000 Chances, chronicles his life in California and especially Palm Springs and the Coachella valley. It’s a lot of minimalist production and mood setting music more than anything that’s more of a soundscape than an album. Check the latest video for his song “VQ” off the project. Desert life. Get your hands on Land of 1000 Chances right here.
And be sure to check out the set he did for Gilles Peterson earlier this year as well. Solid gold.
MED and Blu’s new EP, Burgandy, is a monster. Get your hands on it when you can. Two of Cali’s finest rhyming exclusively over Madlib beats. Here’s the first single featuring the ever lovely LA-based singer Jimetta Rose on the hook. Trust when I tell you, the next enchanting female soul sanga out of Cali to capture people’s attention is going to be Jimetta Rose.
The video work on this is, well, ‘burgundy beautiful’ and flows perfectly with the song. If only I could grip a Chevy like this…