Posts Tagged ‘A.G.’

A.G. of DITC & Party Arty – Dancin In The Rain EP SNIPPETS

Saturday, May 25th, 2013
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Very glad to preview this new installment in the very very cool Pianos In The Project series, featuring AG and Party Arty and as always produced by Ray West. Like the previous entries, this EP explores the connection between hip-hop and jazz through the common ground of nostalgia found in both genres. A video trailer is above, snippets are below. The EP and a box set of the whole series will be released on 06/13, you can pre-order them HERE and HERE.


VIDEO: A.G. – Random

Friday, April 5th, 2013
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I still dig the hell out of LUV NY, you should really check it out if you haven’t.

VIDEO: LUV NY Episode 4 with AG from The D.I.T.C

Friday, November 30th, 2012
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The thing I really dig about the LUV NY video series is how it works better as a tribute to various aspects of New York life than as practical commercials for the actual LUV NY album. It’s almost as if the creators don’t really care about promoting the record, which is only mentioned in passing during the closing credits. The rest is just a lovingly shot kaleidoscopic collage of city imagery, with the featured musician chiming in briefly to contribute a personal reflection about their hometown. In this one, we have AG appreciating New York during warm weather and the merits of traveling by subway.

Three Reasons Why You Should Listen To LUV NY

Friday, July 27th, 2012
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As expected, I’ve been enjoying the hell out of LUV NY. However I’ve neglected to post anything about it since the album was released, a big oversight on my part. Luckily the album has been getting some good press without my help. Still, I’d like to throw my support in as well. In lieu of boring you with a mostly gushing review, here are the 3 songs from the album I like best. If you like these, go grab it immediately. If you don’t like them go drink a keg of Moet and learn how to make choices.
‘Pressure Up’ Ft. Kool Keith and Roc Marciano – This one got some well deserved love as a leaked single. A great verse from Marciano is all but expected at this point, but Keith kinda maybe steals the show. In general Keith sounds very invigorated in his verses on the album, it’s some of his best recent work. DL link via NahRight

‘Egyptology’ Ft. A.G. & Roc Marciano – My favorite song on the album, and a strong contender for one of my favorites of the year thus far. That beat is just exquisite. At this point A.G. has a lot of experience with Ray West, so he settles into the groove like it’s an old luxurious armchair that he has owned for years. Roc Marci is again just doing what he does best.

Extreme Status Ft. A.G. & Kool Keith – Everything I wrote about A.G. and Kool Keith above applies to this track as well.

For more about this album you can read a great comprehensive interview with Ray West HERE, or our Phila friend Bengi’s review of the entire album HERE.

A.G. – Oveltine (Prod. By Ray West & Sean G)

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
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I’m not sure what this is meant for, it doesn’t have anything to do with LUV NY and doesn’t seem to be slated for any particular project. But anything that has A.G. working with Ray West is worth a listen these days, and this song is no exception.


AG & Roc Marciano & Kool Keith & Kurious & Dave Dar & OC & Ray West – LUV NY (Snippets & Tracklist)

Monday, June 25th, 2012
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Tracklist and first tastes of the LUV NY project, all very impressive. Production is often a weak point for veteran MCs making music, but here it might almost steal the show. Ray West is a very underrated producer; the dusty jazz-funk scoring these snippets sounds appropriately nostalgic without feeling trite and derivative, on par with West’s previous work with A.G. and similar to the outstanding production on Ka’s Grief Pedigree.
01 Intro
02 Legacy feat. O.C.
03 Egyptology feat. A.G. & Roc Marciano
04 Snake Charmer feat. A.G., Kurious & Dave Dar
05 Extreme Status feat. A.G. & Kool Keith
06 The Ritual feat. Sean G
07 Shorties Watching feat. Kurious
08 These Rappers under the hex feat. A.G.
09 Last Night Finesse feat. Dave Dar
10 I Been Luvin U feat. Kool Keith
11 Pressure Up feat. Kool Keith & Roc Marciano
12 The Blues Got Ya feat. A.G.
13 Acid feat. O.C.
14 Random feat. A.G.

The LUV NY soundcloud page has a more indepth description of what the album is about, you can read it here.