Archive for the ‘Announcements’ Category

The Philaflava Show x Take It Personal

Sunday, August 14th, 2016
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The Philaflava Show coming soon. Coming to a speaker nearest you!


Thursday, August 20th, 2015
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The current best rapper in NY got a new video and an new album Pregnant with Success coming this fall.
Premiered via Complex

Main Attrakionz – Ain’t No Other Way (Prod. By Friendzone)

Monday, May 11th, 2015
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808s 3 now has an official release date – June 30, 2015. Glad to see the hype around it starting to bubble a bit.

VIDEO: Droop-E & Dj.Fresh – Night At The Roxbury Trailer

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
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This trailer actually came out a month ago, I totally forgot about it. There’s some great potential in this collaboration, curious if it will be all instrumental or Droop-E will rap (probably the latter).
Here’s Droop-E going over a classic Mac Mall instrumental, which just dropped today and reminded me of the commercial above.


billy woods – Warmachines (Prod. By Messiah Music)

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
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First leak from woods’ upcoming Today, I Wrote Nothing. The description below reminds of Madvillainy in structure, which I like, and the short tracks could be a good way to make wood’s intricately detailed writing a bit easier to parse.

Today, I Wrote Nothing is the first billy woods solo material since 2013’s Dour Candy, his critically acclaimed collaboration with New York City producer Blockhead, itself a follow-up to woods’ sprawling 2012 masterpiece, History Will Absolve Me.
Still, in keeping with woods’ modus operandi, Today, I Wrote Nothing stands apart conceptually from previous work. The album is a collection of short songs and vignettes that form a cohesive meditation on life’s journeys and death’s hiding places.
Elucid, woods’ partner in rap duo Armand Hammer, makes several guest appearances, as does fellow Backwoodz Studioz labelmate Henry Canyons. Equally close to home is the production, provided by a mix of longtime collaborators and friends: Willie Green, Blockhead, Messiah Muzik, Elucid, Steel Tipped Dove, Junclassic, DOSG4W, and Busdriver & Aesop Rock. Additional cameos are by L’Wren, Curly Castro, and DJ Mo Nicklz.
Over this shifting beat collage, woods tirelessly weaves stories and myths in his own inimitable style. The result is a hard-driving road trip of a rap album—music loud, windows down, weight in the trunk. Today, I Wrote Nothing is a powerful statement by one of the genre’s most interesting voices.

Info via Backwoodz Studios

Duppy Gun Feat. Early One & I Jahbar – Mad (Produced by DJ Talus Glider aka Butchy Fuego)

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
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Been waiting for a Duppy Gun full-length compliation/album for a while now, today the info for it was finally officially announced via Stones Throw. I love this label’s fractured and occasionally abrasive but always interesting experiments in dancehall and dub, the first new single is right in line with their past work, so I’m really all about this. My only concern is that the album’s tracklist only shows the vocal takes. Hopefully the dubs/versions will be released as well, as they have occasionally proven to be the more interesting sides of the Duppy Gun singles.