Michael Christmas just dropped Is This Art.
f/ Rome Fortune x Alex Wiley x Mr. MFN eXquire
So now I can go back to not blogging again.
From our homies over at La Parca
“We are proud to present the first full length release from La Parca: Immigrants “Black Dada”. mR. id & Theory Engine have been working feverishly all year to create a powerful debut full length, and they delivered.
And Purchase tickets here to join us for Immigrants release party Wednesday night at the Middle East Upstairs opening for Greenhouse (Blueprint & Illogic).
The Fourth is a time for grilling, but the music is just as key as the meat. This is even more important when you’re spending mad time bouncing to different barbeques—I went down to Rhode Island for a few days and then headed up to Maine, so quality cruising tunes were a must.
That’s where Jazzy Jeff comes in.
One of the hardest working DJs in Boston, the homie Frank White just released his latest mix under the Good Life: In The Mix Series. It’s a pretty busy compilation with some new & old hip hop, moombahton, disco remixes, trap, funk & soul chopped up. Def some good driving music right in time for the summer of 2013.
I’ll come up with a cleverer title after some more coffee.
For now, it’s this week in Boston hip hop…
Download it for free right hurrr
“Adrift” is a word we usually use to describe our fallen comrade Chris Faraone, who was last seen fighting for his very soul at Hip Hop Trivia, which presumably was taking him away from attending to the latest cries of injustice coming from the streets of Boston. Putting his pen down (or behind his ear) for a few hours, Faraone narrowly beat out yours truly (along with the dude Dart Adams and fellow ex-Herald scribe Lauren Carter), mostly thanks to a) his teammate and WMBR homie Dana Scott absolutely going HAM with a n0-lyrics kareoke version of Cappadonna’s verse from “Winter Warz” and b) there not being a battle rap challenge for him to fail. Admittedly, I didn’t fare much better in the blunt rolling race for which I finished a distant second to No Doz of Golden Brown. I’ll never enjoy another blizz without being haunted by my failures again, which I’m pretty sure will make all my fellow blggrs happy. While we’re on the subject: S/O to ON&ON, Hilary Clare, Dane, 617Live, Good Life, Erica at the bar and HIP HOP.
Thankfully “Adrift” is also Harry Fraud‘s awesome new tape. Probably (and hopefully) the only place you’ll find Mac Miller and Kool G Rap on the same track list, Adrift features some fine work from the likes of the aforementioned Mr. Rap (“Tiger Uppercut”), Action Bronson (“Morey Boogie Boards”), Danny Brown (the previously posted “#HottestMC”) and way more French Montana that you’ll ever need. Download via DatPiff.
The Abbott never sleeps: after a couple years spent producing and then pushing his directorial debut The Man With the Iron Fists, which I still haven’t seen, RZA is back again with his sorta-new project with Stax Records. Seeing as he’s already made a small fortune based on their catalogue alone, there’s nothing wrong with making a little more.
The Shaolin Soul Selection Vol. I (2CD/3LP) features 24 classic tracks from the Stax vaults hand-selected by Mr. Robert Diggs himself. As RZA and Wu-Tang have enjoyed a modest resurgence via their influence on artists like The Black Keys and others (yes, even Beiber counts), it’s nice to see the boss giving a nod back to his own influences. And while offering nothing new (especially to those who’ve already consumed volumes 1-4 of Shaolin Soul), this one should still find some space in your expanded Wu-Tang library. You can order the deluxe 2CD or 3LP package w/ t-shirt from RZA’s new Soul Temple label + download a nine-minute preview mix from DJ 7L here, or watch via YouTube below.
tracklisting after the jump
My boy Durkin murdered this Bone Thugs rework.
Fun fact, I once bought a full suit of armor off of Durkin.
Another fun fact – we once wore an identical red and black checkered flannel to the GoodLife on the same night.
If there was a Boston scenester version of US Weekly we would have been in the “Who wore it better section”. Durkin would have won.
Me doing my thizzle on M.I.T. radio. East Coast mix show shit personified. Download it, pump ya krillz to it. Smack a bitch to it.
Local love from Moe Pope x Annie Mulz.
While we wait for the proper follow-up to Life After God, Pope delivers this 13-track mixtape featuring production from Rain, Blockhead, The Architype and others, plus appearances from Blacastan, Slaine, Dua (of Bad Rabbits), Mark Merren and Vice.
I’m tweaking out like I just had coffee for the first time, but let’s just say this: it’s dope.
DOWNLOAD: Moe Pope – Stampeding Elephants via Annie Mulz