Archive for the ‘Hip-Hop (East Coast)’ Category

Ardamus – Thx4UrHONESTY.[liar]

Saturday, February 11th, 2017
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Longtime rapper and Philaflava board member (btw, boards will be back Tuesday), breaks us off with his newest free release Thx4UrHONESTY.[liar]. No truer words have ever been said of this man than what Ceschi said below.

“Sometimes those people who get the most known are people who kinda step all over others,” says Ceschi Ramos, co-founder of Fake Four Records, which released Thx4UrHONESTY.[liar], “Unfortunately, Ardamus is not as well know, possibly because he’s such a nice guy.”

Cop (name your price) the new EP here.

Take It Personal Podcast (Ep 4: Wu-Tang Tribute)

Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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To many, Staten Island is known as the dump. To us hip-hop heads, it’s known as Shaolin, the home of the Wu-Tang Clan. Who would have thought a group of 9 rappers would have changed the game, but they definitely did. Nobody has ever done hip-hop like WTC and I’m pretty sure nobody ever will. While The Wu is one of the most respected and beloved group of all-time, a two hour tribute doesn’t seem long enough. That said, here is our tribute that should help remind you that Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta F*ck Wit!

Download Take It Personal (Ep 4: Wu-Tang Tribute).mp3 from Omerta.is

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Take It Personal Podcast (Ep 3): Holiday Edition

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
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For some, it doesn’t feel like the holidays until we see our pals John McClain, Kevin McCallister or Ralphie Parker. Episode 3 is our holiday special and its packed with classics from OutKast, Redman, Common, Lord Finesse, Big Pun, Nas, Screwball, The Roots, Mad Skillz, The Beatnuts and L.O.T.U.G., plus new music from The LOX, Snowgoons, Meyhem Lauren and Hus Kingpin & SmooVth. And what’s our show without a little banter? We each discuss/diss our favorite years in hip-hop as well as our guilty pleasures. Stay tuned, you don’t want to miss this show!

Steady Bloggin/T.R.O.Y. x Ras Beats Giveaway

Monday, September 19th, 2016
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A few weeks ago we posted on T.R.O.Y. about the Ras Beats project Control Your Own. It features Roc Marciano, O.C., Elzhi , A.G. (D.I.T.C.), Rasheed Chappell, Blacastan (A.O.T.P.), Breeze Brewin and many more.  Ras Beats runs his own independent record label, WorldWyde Recordings. Playing patronage to favorites like Large Professor, Pete Rock, and Marley Marl, Ras Beats has put out an exemplary New York underground record. If you love classic beats and throwbacks to the golden era, this album is a must.

 

Many of you asked about about the giveaway so, here we go…

 

If you would like to receive Control Your Own for FREE, simply follow us on Instagram @Philaflava . We will be selecting from new followers starting from 9/19 – 9/24. 5 random winners will receive the new album for absolutely FREE. For those already following, you can still win too. A post will be made this Friday (9/23) on our Instagram regarding this contest. Simply like it– that’s all. We will be selecting random likes on that day and the winners  will receive a copy Control Your Own for free. Easy ain’t it? Good luck and don’t forget to support real hip-hop. –Philaflava

 

 

1.Control Your Own                                                                          
2.Wit No Pressure Feat. Roc Marciano
3.Study Feat. Blacastan & Rasheed Chappell
4.Shoebox Feat. JBiz
5.Let It Be Feat. Masta Ace
6.Front Line Feat. Fev
7.Knowledge Of Self Feat. O.C. & Elzhi
8.Anticipation Feat. Kool Sphere
9.Queens
10.Survive Feat. Sadat X
11.Bust The Science Feat. Sureshot La Rock
12.Against The Wall Feat. Sub-Con & Breeze Brewin
13.God Bless Feat. JBiz & A.G.
14.Hero

VIDEO: Meyhem Lauren – Hate

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
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I’ve been bumping the fuck outta Piatto D’oro and this jawn happens to be on that just makes me feel a little something extra in the whip. Peace to Meyhem and Super Dave for this one.  –Philaflava

 

R.I.P. Phife Dawg

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
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Taken from a T.R.O.Y. ’09 post. I strongly recommend you checking it out. –Philaflava

Phife is typically ignored during discussions of great emcees, which is a shame because his presence certainly enlivened many of A Tribe Called Quest’s greatest songs. Q-Tip’s distinctive voice and romanticist poetics were certainly a draw for many fans, but Phife’s slightly more aggressive and yet affable delivery added an extra dimension to Tribe’s very laid back approach. Try imagining a Tribe record without Phife’s vocals and you’re left with the rap equivalent of smooth jazz. Let’s take a moment to honor the funkiest diabetic not named Ghostface with some examples of rhyming excellence:

Fu-Shnickens “La Schmoove” – Chip-Fu had the acrobatic flow but Phife steals the show on this with one of the catchiest, most memorable cameo verses ever.