I can’t explain Leadersh!t like EL PREZ. The concept is motivating, the music is dope, and EL PREZ keeps bringing it. Really get down with this Leadsh!t movement or you’ll just be another follower. Support my dude EL PREZ and buy a copy of El Prez – Leadersh!t on iTunes. BIG thanks EL PREZ keep doing what you’re doing.
Vandalyzm’s B!%^h Im’Mis Talented is a must have! When I interviewed Black Spade a while ago, he was talking about his upcoming projects and the people he was working with. Vandalyzm’s name came up. Vandalyzm put out B!%^h Im’Mis Talented earlier this year and it’s been on heavy rotation since. Vandalyzm has put together his own tracks, tracks he’s produced and has been featured on including one my favorite tracks The Cool Out (featuring Black Spade & El Prez, produced by Black Spade). Trust me, you won’t skip a track. Download Vandalyzm – B!%^h Im’Mis Talented on Band Camp and check out his latest project The Proposal. BIG thanks to Black Spade for letting me know about this cat.
Vandalyzm – B.I.m.T. (prod. Vandalyzm)
Gotta Be Karim – When You See Me (prod. Vandalyzm)
I’ve been waiting for this since To Serve With Love. If you don’t know about Black Spade, this is a good time to be introduced to him with his new mixtape Build and Destroy. Once you cop it, I guarantee you will be digging up everything else Black Spade makes. From St. Louis, Black Spade produces banging tracks and has a flow like no other. He’s made an instant classic with To Serve With Love (get it if you don’t have it). He is a member of the super group Hawthorne Headhunters, has contributed to many projects like Starship 27 compilation, and is now here to Build and Destroy. This mixtape is filled with crazy production by Black Spade that has a hypnotic sound that you’ll be nodding your head to. Black Spade has gathered up equally dope guests from Coultrain to El Prez for this project. This is one of those times I urge you to stop reading and download Black Spade – Build and Destroy NOW! Check out Black Spade on MySpace and Twitter. BIG thanks to Black Spade for making the music, and BIG shout to Trackstar, Union LA, & Smoking Section.
Black Spade – Breakthrough ft. Rockwell Knuckles & Vic Mensah
Black Spade – The Cool Out ft. El Prez & Vandalyzm
El Prez is a Los Angeles staple like the Lakers and In-N-Out. It shouldn’t be a surprise that El Prez’s title Animal Style! and cover art have that In-N-Out look. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. What does surprise me is that he can crank out projects, and be everywhere at once! For reals. I’ve seen him at several events, he’s mentioned on every blog (check the interview on LA Stereo), updates his tumblr site, and tweets throughout the day. I’d call him a super emcee. Animal Style! is more then just a top secret item not shown on the In-N-Out menu, but a dope EP. Download El Prez – Animal Style! on BandCamp. BIG thanks El Prez for for keeping it LA.
El Prez – Phantoms of the Opera
El Prez – King Kong (I’m Gone) *snippet*
Nero is that rap where you said, “where was I…sleeping?” I can’t remember where I found Alive & Vibrant: Relive The Moment, but it is killer. I had it for 2 days and finally threw it on when I was in the car. I was rock’n out to stuff I was reviewing, and some heavy rotations. When it got to Alive & Vibrant: Relive The Moment. I picked up my ipod and was like “wow, who’s this?” Nero’s sound is classic, but truly stands out on his own. Rugged & Raw sets it off, and lets you know this cat can killa mic. The track that takes you back is Flava In Ya Ear (NBA Jam Edition) ft. Truck North, Chip Tha Ripper, The Kid Daytona & El Prez. Yeah you remember Craig Mac. Nero is the cat that’s making big waves, so keep your ears open & your eyes peeled. Download Alive & Vibrant: Relive The Moment here. Check out Nero on MySpace and on Twitter. BIG thanks to Nero for making banging music.
Nero – Alive & Vibrant
When the Turntable Lab has another in-store, GO! It was dope. Exile got the crowd movin, then Fashawn breaks out the mic. They give everyone a greeting and bust into the tracks from the upcoming album Boy Meets World. To keep the party going Exile kicks out some crazy beats on the MPC in between tracks. They set that place ablaze. There were are handful of guest apperences by Aloe Blacc, Evidence, and Planet Asia. But the kicker was the folks in the crowd like The Alchemist, El Prez, Blu, and Iriscience. I started leaving and noticed this other cat walking to Turntable Lab and it’s Houseshoes. The place was filled with Hip Hop that night, so next time show up. Getta copy of Boy Meets World when it breaks.