Posts Tagged ‘Block Beattaz’

ST 2 Lettaz – Good Day in the Ghetto EP

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
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New solo EP from ST 2 Lettaz of G-Side fame. Produced entirely by The Block Beattaz, of course, but the sound here is harder than on their previous space age exploits. There’s a feature from Clova (so it’s technically a G-Side song), a surprising cross-generational collab with The Migos and Hunstville legend Big Pope, and a nice cameo from another old HSV favorite Mic Strange. All in all good stuff. Read ST’s own description of the project below.
 

“I literally tried to format it like a TV series. This is season one and it’s mostly an introduction to the main character Crooked Letter. He is basically my whole crew I hustled with rolled into one person. All the stories, the personality traits, even his moral compass, it all derived from real people and real events. It’s 30 minutes long and even ends with a cliff hanger. To me, it’s a chance for the listener to let go of real life for a minute and live through my eyes and see what a good day in my ghetto consists of…and in some cases, it ain’t all good. The tape starts out with a nightmare.”

 
Released via Mishka

ST 2 Lettaz – Remix (Prod by Cees Productions and Dizzle)

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
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New solo jawnt from ST, from his upcoming Good Day in the Ghetto: Season 1 EP which is set to drop later this month. There’s an interview about it and new G-Side stuff over at Mishka, who also premiered the video and will release the project. You should go read it.
 

COMPILATION: Main Attrakionz – L​.​S​.​D. O​.​G. (Loosies in the Sky with the Diamonds Of God)

Thursday, June 11th, 2015
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Main Attrakionz logged at least 50 releases between 2009-2012, if you count both group and solo projects. The number goes up to about 80 if you count collaborations and related Green Ova material. If you extend the date period to 2015, their upcoming 808s and Dark Grapes III album might just be somewhere around their 100th. That’s a whole shitload of music, and incredibly that’s actually not all of it. There were also innumerable loosies.

A lot of these random unattached tracks came out between late 2010 and 2012, arguably the peak period for the group in terms of both quality and popularity. Some were purposeful high-profile collaborations with other noteworthy rising rappers and producers of the era, the rest were likely just fortuitous byproducts of hyperactive creativity. A whole lot of them were really really good. Unfortunately, because the internet moves at such a rapid pace, many were quickly forgotten.

I’ve always thought it was a shame to just let all these gems fade away from memory. So with the anticipation of the new album in mind, I’ve decided to compile my favorite loosies from that time. Enjoy!

Cover by Jah Turner
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G-Side – Real Ones Ft. Joi Tiffany (Prod By Block Beattaz)

Friday, November 21st, 2014
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G-Side still dope as fuck. Might be my favorite Block Beattaz beat in some time too. A new album from these guys is slated for next year.
 

 

ST 2 Lettaz – Trees Die Everyday (Prod. By Block Beattaz)

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
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A new loosie from ST that I never got around to posting last week. Considering this as a taster for the long-promised Doobie Brothaz album which is allegedly coming soon, f’real f’real this time.
 

 

VIDEO: Zilla – Cancer (Prod. By Block Beattaz)

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
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From Zilla’s dope and much slept on Zilla Shit 3.