When I met J-1 I never knew how high we would go, and if we had conversations like that I can’t imagine the ones he’s had with House Shoes. I discovered Castles around the time I first met House Shoes and thought it was dope then. Several projects later Castles/My Brother has a deeper meaning, and fills me with sadness and joy at the same time. House Shoes and Miss Jimetta Rose made Castles bring me to tears. I can’t say enough about what my man Greg did visually for this video that brings the spirit of J-1 to life. We’re blessed that this man J-1 made us a family. “tHAT’S MY BROTHER…” BIG thanks to the Animal Kingdom. Blessed.
This is truly the album everyone from Detroit to L.A. has been waiting for. House Shoes is either a marketing genius or he’s winging it, but he has built a huge following that’s been asking for this album. House Shoes dropped a few tracks over the years on several different projects like Starship 27 (vol. 1 & 2), but LET IT GO is all out nuts. You know that album where you are 9 tracks deep and you’re shocked that you are that far into it? LET IT GO is like that, but you’re on the 2nd or 3rd rotation. I was going to mention a few tracks to talk about, but I didn’t skip a track. I will mention Castles (tHE SKY IS Ours) featuring the lovely Jimetta Rosehit me hard every time. /// THE DEER /// House Shoes is dropping the video to these tracks and Time, featuring BIG Tone, is the first one out the gate. I’m sure more are coming. On a side note, buy a physical copy of LET IT GO. It not only has dope packaging design with nice photos by Eric Coleman, but it also comes with all of the instrumentals! I just realized I haven’t even talked about the who’s who on this album. You’ll discover that for yourself and you won’t be disappointed. Enough talking go buy House Shoes – LET IT GO on Amazon. BIG thanks to House Shoes for making an album that I don’t have to skip any tracks on. Keep it going brother.
House Shoes - Goodfellas To Bad Boys ft. Moe Dirdee / Dank Interlude
House Shoes - Keep On ft. Co$$ Aka Cashus King / Helluva
I don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes with this album, but I’ll co-sign for NoYork. And from what I hear this isn’t the final version of the album. Well if it’s anything close or above, it’s good in my book. I’ve been listening to Blu’sNoYork for a few days and it has a comfortable awkwardness to it. Let me explain, NoYork feels like a Blu album, but with an experimental kick that works. I mean he’s got Jack Davey, Jimette Rose, Nia Andrews, Ca$hus King, and a gang of other folks featured on here. NoYork, to me seems, like a natural progression that feels new. If that makes any sense or not, check it out for yourself. If it’s still available you can download Blu – NoYork at DefSounds.com. If it’s gone you can also check it out on SoundCloud. When an official version of NoYork drops, BUY IT! BIG thanks to the talented and lovely Dahlia (chief editor for B+C) for the heads up.
Blu – Above Crenshaw ft. Ca$hus King
B+C got invited to check out Shafiq’s rehearsal and interview at the KXLU radio station Thursday night. Camcorder in hand, it was an experience. The video gives you a glimpse of the rehearsal, so you know the show is going to be banging. The rehearsal is for the upcoming show Plug Research 2010 (December 22). In addition to the crazy lineup there will be DJ sets by Deadelus, J. Rocc, & Kutmah. Your host for the evening is Pharoahe Monch! What are you waiting for? GO GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!! BIG thanks to Rocío for the invite and DJ Chuck. The Band:Andres Torres – Guitar, Brian Martinez – Bass, I Ced – Keys, Computer Jay – Keys, J1 – Drums, & Te’Amir Yohannes Sweeney – Percussion