The Golden Ratio is a soulful Boom Bap joint with a instant classic vibe produced by I.P The Producer who has an excellent ear for sound with prolific master wordsmith Xidus Pain on vocal duty.
Configa has been deep in the trenches for several years and has finally emerged with an album the world needs to hear. Having refined his production process, Configaration Vol 1 can rightly be called a Magnum Opus (he wont mind me saying!) due to the quality of the music and selection of features who do not disappoint, from the endorsement of Public Enemy's Chuck D, to the Godfather of rap, Spoonie Gee, to Juice Crew legend Craig G, a banger with Reks, a welcome introduction to a dope emcee called Vietnam and even a feature from the late great Sean P!
The "N" word is considered to be a touchy subject - particularly among black Americans - even today. Used in the derogatory sense to refer to black people, as well in eye dialect as "nigga" (an informal slang term), there is cause for debate whether its common use in the modern day is right or wrong.
Public Enemy – Most Of My Heroes Don’t Appear On No Stamp / The Evil Empire Of Everything 2xCD [SPIT
Would you believe that Public Enemy have been releasing music for 25 years now? I guess so, but that is quite an impressive time, especially as they still maintain that hardcore edge. Public Enemy released what co-founder Chuck D calls "two albums book-ending Summer 2012" earlier in the year. Together Most Of My Heroes Don't Appear On No Stamp and The Evil Empire Of Everything represent the artistic and technological crossroads that Public Enemy yet again find themselves at. Digital distribution, a virtual recording studio and a lot on the band's collective mind made dual albums not only a bold move, but a necessary one since their last album five years ago.
The Anthology of Rap is an exceptional book and certainly the most appropriate present I’ve ever been given (thanks Sis!). After unwrapping it I stared suspiciously at it for several hours as if it was some kind of alien artifact or the ark of the covenant. I had not been aware of it before and it looked big and interesting.
Hervé is one talented music producer with enough aliases to form a one-man label. The 29 year old wunderkind has released and remixed under the names Action Man, Young Lovers, The Count Of Monte Cristal, Dead Soul Brothers and Voodoo Chilli as well as being one half of The Count and Sinden and part of the dance super group Machines Don't Care.
Public Enemy first came to fame in the mid to late 80’s with hits such as ‘Don’t Believe The Hype’, ‘911 (is a joke)’, and ‘Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos’ gaining a major worldwide fan base because of their politically charged lyrics and outspoken views on institutionalised racism in America.
Supreme Management and Guerilla Nation announce the October 30th release of A-Alikes documentary film "The Ballot or the Bullet" directed by Paul Biedrzycki. The documentary follows the NY rap group A-Alikes over the course of the three months leading up to the 2008 Presidential Election.
For many of us, Freddie Foxxx is the people’s champion who is still heavily slept on. When I first got through he was midway through an interview and I heard him say “…they’re not experimenting enough, they need to be more diverse…”. I assume he was talking about the current state of emcees, a topic he is always glad to discuss in interviews and on his records.