No words for this.
I had no words for this, but a second video tip-off from the Pedestrian, a.k.a. the good evangelist J.B. Best (check out the first two tracks on the Lala player, screen right), revealed a second gem in addition to the incredible new E-40 video. Eerily similar in its visual theme is the just-released clip from spoken word heavyweight Gil-Scott Heron. Two of the hip-hop’s biggest DNA-providers crossing paths in the night.
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DOOM… the notorious hip-hop villain pulled another bait-and-switch in late November, sending his goons to lip-sync in his stead for an advertised appearance at the Grand Star in Chinatown. But Stones Throw… may be making attempts at amends. In a recent DJ set for BBC 1Xtra, J.Rocc leaked a brand new song from the unreleased second Madvillain album.
Sole‘s new album with the Skyrider band won’t be coming out on Anticon, but it will be brimming with all of the political ire, sarcastic self-deprecation and critic-baiting you’ve come to expect from that label’s founder. It’s good. Real good, and to celebrate Plastique‘s pending arrival on Fake Four, Sole’s spreading some knowledge. Check out the two vids below, and the first one here.
Sole And The Skyrider Band hit L.A. on October 15, at the Knitting Factory.
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It’s true. The long-awaited full-length debut has arrived, and it slays. Here’s a little behind the scenes.
Wallpaper’s Doodoo Face is available on CD and limited LP here. Spread the word. Spread the Doo.
Well, tongue-in-cheek of course. The new Sole And The Skyrider Band LP, Plastique, is out October 13 on Fake Four Inc.
Download the free Battlefields EP here.
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If you live in/around the L.A. area, seriously consider attending these:
- Quantic And His Combo Bárbaro with J.Rocc and Nu-Mark
at Echoplex on Saturday, August 15
(details at LA Weekly).
- Clipse with The Cool Kids
at House Of Blues (Sunset Strip) on Monday, August 17
(details at LA Weekly)
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You can find an exclusive MP3 from the upcoming Breakestra record here (via LA Weekly), along with the details of that release, titled Dusk Till Dawn.
As if any of us needed an excuse to spend Sunday afternoons at the nation’s greatest record store (as if that’s not what we do already), Amoeba Music and Stones Throw Records have teamed up for a series of premium Sunday DJ sessions throughout the month of August. Get the details and sample the wares here (via LA Weekly).
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