With just a few shows left on the west and then off to kangaroo country, be sure to check out Atmopshere when they’re rolling thru your hood this winter. This video is a 4+ minute freestyle taken a few weeks back at their show in Ft. Lauderdale. –Philaflava
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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
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.
At this point I don’t even know if we’ll ever hear that Roc-A-Fella album, but I do know if Jay doesn’t get some help soon, he is going to end up completely irrelevant. There was a point where you’d mention him along the greats like Black Thought, Andre, Jay and Nas, but it’s becoming sad now. Nobody wants to see this dude turn Greg Oden on us, but he got too popular, too rich, too quick. Clearly he isn’t on that Rothchild tit anymore but drunken Jay Elec is doing more harm than good these days on social media. –Philaflava
The current best rapper in NY got a new video and an new album Pregnant with Success coming this fall.
Premiered via Complex
Keep forgetting to post this, but it’s one of my favorite songs of the year. Also, LOOK AT THAT JACKET!
Stackin’ And Mackin’ 3 will be out very soon apparently.