Oliver Grimball – Anodyne Holiday

Oliver Grimball – Anodyne Holiday

No B.S. instant classic! I was checking out the preview of Oliver Grimball’s album on iTunes, but needed to hear more. I tell you this is one of those rare treats that makes you question todays music. Anodyne Holiday is an album that you need to listen to over and over to catch all the clever lyrics and references. I dig that Oliver Grimball embraces his classic style with several references to the “golden” era of Hip Hop. Keeping it original and standing out from the other emcees that have a similar style, Oliver Grimball throws in some poetry, soulful funk, and some spanish. Oliver Grimball’s Anodyne Holiday is an album you need to spend time with. Totally worth it. Buy Oliver Grimball – Anodyne Holiday on iTunes. BIG thanks Nele Nittim from Flying Unicycle Records for the heads up. Really enjoying the album.

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Oliver Grimball – Space Man Quartet

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Oliver Grimball – Treats

Black Spade – Build and Destroy

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.

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Black Spade – Breakthrough ft. Rockwell Knuckles & Vic Mensah

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Black Spade – The Cool Out ft. El Prez & Vandalyzm

MWCC: Mozambique West Coast Coalition

Al JaZz teamed up with Spon on Brazillionaires, and now he’s back with MWCC: Mozambique West Coast Coalition.  Teaming up with Dareenzo, & Origimoz they cranked out an instrumental tribute to the west coast.  Now I don’t know what Mozambique’s west coast sounds like, but the way this sounds they might have a city called Compton too.  Al JaZz Dareenzo, & Origimoz did a bang up job on this one.  You would’ve thought MWCC was done in L.A. somewhere.  I’m guessing their style is a combination of the 2 locations. Either way you got to check MWCC out.  Download MWCC: Mozambique West Coast Coalition on BandCamp. BIG thanks Al JaZz for giving me the heads up.

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MWCC – Westside Avenida

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MWCC – Like Thiiis!

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MWCC – W.S.

Thesaurus Rex aka BoomBaptist – Beat Tape

B+C gets lots of emails everyday, and I’m glad to read them all. When the emails have links that lead to gems, I go bananas.  That’s what happened when I got an email from BoomBaptist with a link to his Beat TapeBoomBaptist posted the Beat Tape to see if folks were getting a feel for it, and I did for sure.  I have it in heavy rotation on the ipod now.  This beat tape is a little longer then most, but by the time you get to the end you’re waiting to hear some more. If this is what BoomBaptist cranks out on a regular, I can’t wait to see what he’s got in store for the next project.  Download BoomBaptist Beat Tape here.  Check out BoomBaptist on MySpace, BlogSpot, SoundCloud, and Twitter.  BIG thanks Thesaurus Rex aka BoomBaptist for sending that in.

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BoomBaptist – Crown Heights

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BoomBaptist – Experiments in Terror

Records, Tables & Needles Vol.2: Love Edition

The season of love is here, and to kick it off Jynxx has blessed us with Records, Tables & Needles Vol. 2: Love Edition.  For you folks trying to set the right mood at home, in the car, or you’re trying to get the DJ to switch it up, this is the album for you.  Jynxx really knows how to set the mood musically from track to track. Records, Tables & Needles Vol.2: Love Edition has a lounge, upbeat, sexy vibe to it.  Oh but this isn’t just for the lovers.  The heart broken and single people out there can vibe to it just the same. Might even inspire you to find love.  Don’t sleep on this one.  Jynxx is one of the busiest producers cranking out project after project, so this isn’t the last you’ll hear from him.  Download Jynxx’s Records, Tables & Needles Vol.2: Love Edition here, and catch Jynxx on 909 Lab Music, MySpace, and Twitter.  BIG thanks to Jynxx for showing some love to B+C.

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Jynxx – Love At First Sight

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Jynxx – Been Around The World (Met Alot Of Girls)

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Jynxx – Know That I Love U II

Svetnik – Blueprint (EP)

Svetnik is crazy talented.  If you don’t know who he is there was a B+C post a while back that was about his other beat tape Lo.Fi. Rocking Lo.Fi made me feel relaxed and at peace no matter what chaos was going down.  Blueprint gives you that same feeling with a nice upbeat tempo.  I was cranking out all kinds of work listening to Blueprint.  I dig the track Making Love To You because it sounds like there is a sample of one of my favorite songs; A Brighter Day by Ronnie Jordan.  Either way you’ve got to kepp an eye out for Svetnik because he drops well produced projects. Download Svetnik – Blueprint (EP) on Bandcamp.  BIG thanks Svetnik for the low down.

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Svetnik – Late Night Ride

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Svetnik – Mondays

Red Pill – Please Tip Your Driver

The first time I heard the track Please Tip Your Driver, I played it over and over.  Shortly after, I hit up Red Pill and wanted to get the low down on the track.  It’s the first single from his album with the same title.  At the time when I first heard it, the album Please Tip Your Driver, didn’t have a release date, and a few months later it is here!  I have to tell you Please Tip Your Driver is a MUST have. Dead End Road, I Understand, YouCanMakeLifeCanMakeYou every track is like a short story that you can relate to.  I don’t know what else Red Pill’s got in the works, but he’s one to look for. Download Red Pill – Please Tip Your Driver from his site.  BIG thanks to Red Pill for making real hip hop. Keep doing you.

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Red Pill – Worry About It Later

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Red Pill – Please Tip Your Driver

Snowman Jack – Beats

If there is one producer to look out for, it’s Snowman Jack. He’s cranked out tracks for artists from Guilty Simpson to Magestik Legend.  I really got to know Snowman’s work when he did I Believe on the Starship 27 compilation, and that’s when I started digging around.  I hit Snowman up to see what he could bless B+C with, and man he dropped these joints and then some. Now these are only the ones that I can share with you; Snowman also let me peep out a few more tracks that are for 2010.  Let me just say…FIRE!!!  Follow him on Twitter or check his MySpace because you don’t want to miss what’s coming. Download Snowman Jack’s Wide Awake and Problem Solver here. Thanks Pinkee for the picture.  BIG thanks Snowman for blessing B+C  with some dope music.

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Snowman Jack – Theme

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Snowman Jack – Wide Awake Download

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Snowman Jack – Problem Solver Download

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Snowman Jack – Feeling Good

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Snowman Jack – Before Dawn

Thelonious – Life Of A Teenage Champion

Thelonious - The Life Of A Teenage ChampionThe first project I heard from Thelonious was Fear of Flight and it was dope. I kept checking back with Thelonious, and he just cranked one beat tape out after the next. I have had the honor of doing the art for one of the many beat tapes, Big Wheels &  Gold Teeth, but also keep it in heavy rotation on my iPod. A few days ago Thelonious let me know he was getting ready to put out Life Of A Teenage Champion, and explained that he was feeling really good about this one. I was excited for him and couldn’t wait to hear the progression that Thelonious made from his first beat tape to this Life Of A Teenage Champion. Thelonious still makes long beat tapes; and with 21 tracks Life Of A Teenage Champion is no exception. Download Thelonious – Life Of A Teenage Champion here. Also check out Thelonious’ interview on Infinite Cycle. BIG thanks Thelonious for banging out good work and learning from it.

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Thelonious – Victory Lap

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Thelonious – Sing To Me

Ayiro + J. Bizness – Cali Fire Commission Vol. 1

Cali Fire Commision Vol. 1J. Bizness dropped Reason Beats & Pieces a while back and it was something to rock to. You can’t go too long without hearing a J. Bizness beat, he’s everywhere. J. Bizness teams up with Ayiro, another dope beat maker, for Cali Fire Commission. Earlier I was going through downtown L.A. and the tracks fit the mood. It was a cinematic moment. A few days ago I was talking with J. Bizness on twitter about the tracks I was digging, but you can rock the whole thing and won’t be disappointed. Don’t sleep on this one people. Download Cali Fire Commisson Vol. 1 on bandcamp.com. For more info on J. Bizness & Ayiro check them out on MySpace. BIG thanks J. Bizness for the low down.

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Ayiro + J. Bizness – CFC 302

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Ayiro + J. Bizness – CFC 359