So here’s the deal for our latest podcast. The idea for number 4 was for Matt and I to pick our favourite U.S artists then play you the lovely interview we conducted with Mr Tricksta, but you know what? The interview was so in-depth and substantial that it ended up being extra long. Now I personally love listening to nice long interviews, especially if I’m doing the gardening, but sadly there are a lot of impaitent people out there in the world. Everyone’s too busy! I need my coffee now! You are talking too slow! I have no time! Why are there so many links to click? NO TIME! NO TIME AT ALL! So, with that in mind I’ve decided that this interview will be cut into two parts, with the second installment coming out with the next podcast.
This episode we talk about our respective top 5 American artists, argue about whether Slick Rick’s track ‘Treat Her Like a Prostitute’ is misogynistic (spoiler: it is), muse over the actual value of our joint music degrees, and Matt rages about Puff Daddy.
We talk to Tricksta about how he got started as a promoter, his love and/or obsession with hip-hop, his future plans, the response to his recently release album Out Of Darkness Cometh Light, rappers making music in biscuit tins, and much more.
You can now download it for free or stream it at Archives.org. Click this link to go to the site. You can stream it on the right of the page, and download it on the left if you click the words ‘VBR Zip’. It’s just that easy.
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1) Biggie Smalls – Things Done Changed
2) Tupac – Point Tha Finger
3) Del The Funky Homosapien – Why You Wanna Get Funky?
4) Dessa – Mineshaft
5) Slick Rick – Who Rotten Em?
6) Atmosphere – Always Coming Back Home To You
7) Del la Soul – D.A.I.S.Y Age
8) Aesop Rock – Hold The Cup
9) A Tribe Called Quest – Everything Is Fair
10) Immortal Technique – Parole
Feel like we haven’t posted anything UK based in at least 20 minutes, here’s the balance for you, and look more proof that Bridge City is where all the good hip-hop lives.
Get the original Home track and the rest of the FREE Mixtape here:
Yes, yes, yes! Check the first track for the best intro I have literally heard in years (no that’s not me being overdramatic it’s true). The album set itself up pretty big considering, but this is some real bricks- revolution hip-hop, did I just make a term up? Yes, check me out. No, I just put words together, I’m a writer that’s my job.
This is a really good album, and it’ll please backpackers and roadman alike. Give your little ears a nice treat.
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For fans of Atmosphere, Living Legends, Lupe Fiasco.
See, I was going to write up a nice little blurb about this dude but the description he wrote himself pretty much says it all, so hey why re-tell something that’s already been told well?
“Fire Your Ghostwriter: A Conceptual Project…
For years people have been questioning what the difference is between rap and hip hop. The difference between “underground” and “mainstream”…
What is the difference really?
This made me think… What if an “underground” rapper did a “mainstream” project without the “mainstream” budget? Fire Your Ghostwriter is the answer.
Written, Performed, Recorded, Arranged, Mixed, & Mastered by myself in my home studio, The Labyrinth, this is 54 minutes of major label sound created by an “underground” artist.
Call it what you want…
I call it Fire Your Ghostwriter.
A nice bit of narrative from a dude still in University, in his first year. Early potential for sure, although perhaps he needs to allow the snares, and money-driven content on some of his tracks.
Really feeling the vocal tones in this one, give the track time it deserves attention. For fans of Doomtree, R.A The Rugged Man, Grizzly Wolf.
“Make You Stare” produced by Toronto’s own SpitShine off of her latest project “90s Flow Volume 2”. For fans of MC Lyte (don’t get mad I used a legend), Jae Apollo, Trek Life.
We all know hip-hop isn’t jus rapping, and whilst others may forget that, we don’t-so here’s a beat tape from The Boomjacks to get your head bopping, and your feet a-tappin’. And they’re from Finland, we’re so international! What can I say, Fins make good beats, it’s all those dark winters that make them super-moody, and artsy.
Kno (Cunninlynguists), Lazerbeak, Otee The Scroundral.
A schmooooth track from Speak Easy. For fans of Trek Life, Jae Apollo.
You can get his album ‘Need I Say More’ for free over at his Bandcamp page.