The legendary producer and MC, Graf writer, dedicated crate digger and DJ etc from New Haven, Connecticut known as Dooley-O aka the Man that discovered this timeless and used, abused and overused break has finally released a new album, after releasing 2 dope EP's Jesus Pieceand Here We Go earlier in 2013. O.G. Status is being released on the French label Sleediz Records this month (September) and is the follow up album to the great I Gotcha released on Lewis Records back in 2005, O.G. Status is his third album after his (almost) lost album Watch My Moves (1990) released in 2003 by Stones Throw.
O.G. Status contains the perfect Dooley-O back to basics recipe of classic breaks alongside dope loops, dusty samples (the ill horns, juttering guitar sample and fat drums on "Get Ready Yall" are a real highlight for me personally) and his unique voice and style on the mic.
Truth be told I have always been a fan of the Park Slope, Brooklyn bred MC known as Rise, he has a dope flow, the voice and clever and amusing punchlines The Wickedest Flow
It's dope to see that Rise is still making music and it's pretty obvious that Rise enjoys rhyming and wrecking shop with different producers as he has worked with everyone from Buckwild,Da Beatminerz, DJ JS-1 to his former Demigodz co-horts Celph Titledand Apathy, DJ Spinnato The Avid Record Collector totheBankrupt Europeanswho have recently produced his newest offering The Cornerstone released onthe Scottish labelNobody Buys Records. The Cornerstone is an interesting listen and reminds me of a lot of the sound and style of records that were released during the 97-99 Rawkus period and there is an abundance of classic vocal hooks used as cuts from DJ Jazz-T that old school heads will recognize right off the bat.
Stream the album below and purchase the album on vinyl (the 2 LP Deluxe Version with a pair of cornerstone slipmats, a glossy card lyrics sheet and stickers is limited to only 75 copies) or get a digital version here.
Peace C.R.D.S. readers, it still amazes me that back in the days we had to dub friend's video tapes, stay up really late for the music shows or hope to catch up Hip Hop videos on the weekly music show, but thanks to the interwebs...all of the videos we missed or fondly recall are all there with a click of a mouse (or finger or pen or whatever you use to access the net) so I have compiled some classic videos from Brothers Uv Da Blakmarket
Tradition’ is not only a title but a mission statement as guest
vocalist Phill Most leads the fast-rap renaissance. Fondly recalling an
era of innovation and the competitive spirit of the battle, the track is
a lyrical ode the genre’s traditions. Sitting atop a pounding drum
track which is equal parts crisp 2013 production and homage to the
classic beat makers of the late ’80s, deft wordplay weaves in and out of
punchy drums, horn stabs, hints of Hammond and a captivating bass
groove. With a nod to ’80s greats 45 King and Marley Marl, it’s a track
which follows in the footsteps of those playfully keeping their
tradition alive: NuMark, DJ Format, Cut Chemist et al.
Only released yesterday, the record has already sold out at several stores and is topping charts and best sellers lists at Fat City, Juno and Suspect Packages.
I have always felt that J-Zone has been one of the most unfairly underrated in the Rap game, he is a really dope producer who amasses some of the illest and quirkiest samples known to mankind, loves a fat break, plays drums, is a great and hilarious writer, amusing and entertaining MC and an encyclopedia on Hip Hop and music who still rocks cassettes and a walkman and uses samplers and fat old school monitors to make beats...now in 2013 he has not only hit off true heads and fans with a new album The Peter Pan Syndrome his first in 9 years features the M.I.A. Al Shid, Breeze Brewin,Celph Titled, Has-Lo, Oxygen and er Swagmaster Bacon (lol) but he also has dug deep into his cassette shoe boxes and shared unreleased demos from 1993-94, which clearly show that he was destined for longevity in Hip Hop.
Peep "Russian Roulette"
Pick up the Peter Pan Syndrome album below...(NB: All of the limited edition packages have sold out)