Posts Tagged ‘New Orleans’

LG – Story Telling Ft. Dinero

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
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LG has been showing tons of potential via via well rapped and generally well constructed tracks like this one for years now, but has yet to release that one project which could push him to the next stage of his career. Really hope he gets to that a breakout moment at some point soon.
 

MarQ Spekt – Murderface Splash [prod by Back Row]

Friday, June 5th, 2015
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Some new (possibly new-old) Spekt from The Grilchy Era, his upcoming compilation of unreleased material. He has that good ‘a bit unhinged and maybe a little drunk’ flow going on this, which is exactly what I want to hear from him.
 

Kevin Gates – Thinking

Monday, June 16th, 2014
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This is pretty much how you’re supposed to rap.
 

 
Taken from XXL’s Freshmen Whatever Mixtape. Streaming link via DGB.
 

VIDEO: 0017th – That’s On Errthang / DJ Frane – I Am Dreaming

Thursday, October 10th, 2013
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Moneyworth premiered 0017th’s video on The FADER today. I’m not familiar with the group but it’s a good song with a good ‘local color’ video to match. What really caught my ear, and surprised the shit out of me, was the beat. I’m about 95.7% certain these guys are rapping over DJ Frane’s “I Am Dreaming”.
 
The significance of this is more personal than global. “I Am Dreaming” comes from Electric Garden Of Delights, a wildly underrated instrumental album which was a bit ahead of its time when it was released in 2003 and still holds up well now. I discovered it during the early golden days of Soulseek, and it soundtracked many many bong hits during my early 20s. I always believed this album to be virtually unknown (outside of the Bay Area maybe.) But I guess somebody from New Orleans heard it too. Now I’m really curious if 0017th ever used anything else by DJ Frane. It’s probably a stretch but who knows… the guy made a lot of great beats.
 
Miraculously, the entire Electric Garden Of Delights is available via bandcamp. Here is “I Am Dreaming”, I’d highly recommend the rest of it as well.
 

 

VIDEO: LG – What They Do

Thursday, September 19th, 2013
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LG uses an old track (taken from Cinco, released in 2011), for a video centered around a different spin on the Trayvon Martin incident; reversing the outcome of that tragedy for a revenge-fantasy that puts the power in the hands of the victim.
 

LG – Blue Diamond Ft. Paasky

Monday, April 8th, 2013
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Another great single from a guy who consistently drops great singles but struggles to maintain the same high quality for the duration of an entire project. I’m rooting for LG though, he’s still very young and has plenty of time to figure that shit out (i.e. it’s hard to be cynical when faced with young kid rapping his ass off over a Sade sample.)