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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

(Artist Spotlight/Video) #GuapGang - ''Fallen In Love'' (Corona, Queens) Pd. by @EDotGifted

GUAP GANG ON THE NEW ENGLAND WAVE TOUR FOR THANKSGIVING 2011...Cameraman: James "Nemo" Ayala (Square Deal Media). Edited By Carlos "G3D" Ramos SDM (UNDERDOGSOFHIPHOP.COM).


(Video) @SWIFTGUAD ft. G.O.D part 3 [ @gpart3 ], Nikol Wagner Reinhart, @PizkoMc & Ortega Dogo - ''I Try''

G.O.D part 3 international flow....



Clip du morceau "I Try" produit par Swift Guad, extrait de l'album "Hécatombe 2.0" disponible sur www.urbanmwear.com.

Clip réalisé par Reno Vanzetti, Hugo Beron et Yon .merci a Myriam Seck et Thierry Grone .
MAGMA 2012.

(Video) @BigLeto ft. @MRCHEEKSLBFAM - ''Young & Wild'' (Pd. by @RULERDIVINE )

#Woodside #Southside #Queens wave....



Big Leto feat. Mr. Cheeks [Artist]
Young & Wild [Song]
Ruler Divine [Producer]
Zodiac Fishgrease & Saint [Director(s)]
Fishgrease Communications [Video Production]

(Video) @Raekwon ft. @jdera & @LouieOxRankin - ''JUST A TOAST'' Trailer (Dir. by @CARTELFILMCEO )

Coming soon off that #UnexpectedVictory. Shouts to @CartelFilmCEO.


(Video) @STARVIN_B ft. @shaz_illyork & @SPITGEMZ - ''Everybody Shining''

The first video release from "The Food Chain" EP from Starvin B (The Opposition). Featuring Spit Gemz X Shaz Illyork. Shot, directed & edited by Spit Gemz/Shaz Illyork for Broken Home Films. Filmed on Location @ The Illspot. Recorded @ Goblin Music Studios. 2012.


(Video) TREZ [ @TREZMUSIC ] ft. Big Twins - ''AMERICAN GREED'' (Pd. by @RicRude )

TREZ records "AMERICAN GREED" with long time Queens affiliate Big Twins of Infamous Mobb. Shot during Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Times Square protests in NYC. Video was shot and directed by TREZ and edited by Mr. Neil. AMERICAN GREED is the first single off of the highly anticipated TREZ (EP) "Vatican Assassin." Song produced by RIC RUDE. For updated info on new TREZ released check www.facebook.com/trezpage.


(Video) @WILLIAM_COOPER_ ft. @TheRealKoolGRap - ''American Gangsters''

Relevant music.


William Cooper ft. Kool G Rap
"American Gangsters"
Produced by BP for 11701 Productions
Animated by Alain Alexander Mesa
Gemstarr Regime
William Cooper's debut solo album
"Beware of the Pale Horse" in stores now.

(Artist Spotlight/Video) AMiAM [ @AMiAMHipHop ] - ''GO HARD OR GO HOME''

Shouts to all my peoples out in Orlando, Florida, home to a very slept on hip hop music scene. As a follow up to his video "I Got A Story" off the Fly Definition Music release entitled "Legend", AMiAM brings you home. A place geographically known as Orlando, FL but often referred to as Ozone. AMiAM recruits a couple of his friends for this cut entitled "Go Hard or Go Home" featuring Rugged, Jonny Storm, Kap Kallous, Illustrate (Grey Matter) & MyGrane McNastee. Neck snapping drums and an eerie sound, production is provided by Ozone's own Tone Blare. Directed By CODRUM. So who's getting sent home?


(Video) @BoogzBoogetz ft. @ProdigyMobbDeep - ''Supreme Flow'' (Dir. By @Ace_OTB )

P comes through wit' the futuristic flow.....


Monday, January 23, 2012

(Video) Kartier Katrel (of Complexion) [ @CartierKilla ] - ''Killa Katrel'' (Tony Montana Freestyle)

Via www.gullypost.com. Been looking for some new Complexion music. Directed & Edited by: Alex Peña. Off of the upcoming mixtape "Co-Defendants".



Want to hear more of Katrel? Check these links below featuring Complexion:

Akinyele - Love Me For Free feat. Complexion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT-bx70Os3s

Complexion - Good Old Days feat. Fah & Mazaradi Fox
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txWGmNtkOL0

Complexion - Where's The Luv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1lQ6UH8lYA

Complexion - Game Changed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUrhjjTrj_A

Nore - Black Clouds feat. Complexion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7_RoTO70uQ

Capone - I'll Die For Mine feat. Complexion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJkzVh6XVdY

Akinyele - Rather Fuck You feat. Curly & Complexion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP5pb93x7s0

N.O.R.E. - Don't Know What to Do feat. Complexion (Big Pun Tribute)(Unreleased)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxuQ2pzjXIE

(Video) Big Twins in the kitchen cooking Chicken Curry

Big Twins shows us how he gets down in the kitchen.


BIG TWINS FROM INFAMOUS MOBB THE INFAMOUS QB- STILL COOKING EP
AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 6Th 2012

01- Surprised I'm alive feat Tymaxx
02- Infamous feat Prodigy of Mobb Deep
03- Live it up feat Sabotage 16's
04- Hood on the map feat Big Noyd
05- The block feat Mr Bars
06- We dont stop feat Tymaxx
07- Do it for the hood
08- No play No Game feat Sabotage 16's, Lo'caine and Mr Bars
09- QB Genaral feat Mr Bars, GOD part III, Flamekiller, Lo'caine, Sabotage 16's
Bonus Track
10- Surprised I'm alive feat Tymaxx (Remix)

Also coming soon: THE INFAMOUS QB DOUBLE CD + DVD featuring more than 30 artist from QB.

(Video) Big Twins - ''Felony Fights'' (Shouts to @FELONYFIGHTS )

Big Twin provides some theme music for the infamous Felony Fights.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

(Trailer) South Side (Queens) The Series ft. @triggertreach @stormpsays @loochgwinin

Not sure if this is going to be a movie or a TV series but whatever it is, it looks pretty good!! I grew up on 142nd st. & 111ave. in Southside, Queens during this era, so this one is close to my heart. I spotted this brief summary below on http://www.kimmicupcakes.com.
South Side is an American drama series set in and around South Jamaica Queens, NY and created/written/produced by Taheim Bryan. Based loosely around American Gangster, Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff and the Supreme Team, South Side (The Series) depicts the NY drug trade in the early 1980s.

For those who are not familiar, The Supreme Team was a street gang organized in the early 1980s in the vicinity of the Baisley Park Houses in Jamaica, Queens and at its 1987 peak, made more than $200,000 a day.

Murder. Betrayal. Incarceration- the opulent and extravagant lifestyle of an American Gangster isn’t all what it seems…


(B.T.S. Video) @BoogzBoogetz & @ProdigyMobbDeep - ''Supreme Flow''

Behind the scenes look of Boogz & Prodigy upcoming video "Supreme Flow".


Boogz Boogetz www.twitter.com/BoogzBoogetz
Prodigy - www.twitter.com/ProdigyMobbDeep
Directed by Ace www.twitter.com/Ace_OTB
Visit www.EvolDreams.com

Monday, January 16, 2012

(Video) Saigon [ @therealsaigon ] - ''Preacher''

Some more visuals off "The Greatest Story Never Told". This time Sai hits us with some animation.


Saigon - Preacher
Prod. by Just Blaze

© 2012 Suburban Noize Records.
Download @ http://itun.es/iBR4rf
or the DELUXE edition @ http://itun.es/iBR4rT
Previously....
(Video) Saigon [ @therealsaigon ] - ''I Am 4 Real''

Friday, January 13, 2012

(Video) Killah Priest [ @killahpriest ] - ''Brilliantaire''

"The Psychic World Of Walter Reed" is due out January 30th, 2012. Visit KillahPriest.com for more info.


Directed by Rusty Rayburn for http://viralvisuals.com, edited by Scott O'Malley for http://guerillapress.net. From Killah Priest's upcoming double-album "The Psychic World of Walter Reed," due January 30th, 2012. Track produced by St. Peter.
Previously... 

(Video) Saigon [ @therealsaigon ] - ''I Am 4 Real''

New Sai Giddy....


Just Blaze & Saigon Presents: "WARNING SHOTS 3: One Foot In The Grave"

Saigon
I Am 4 Real (Produced by DJ Corbett)
First Single off of WARNING SHOTS 3: One Foot In The Grave

Directed By: Elan Alexenberg (FTS Creative)
& Nicolas Heller (Ricky Shabazz & The Boom Bap Boys)

Twitter @therealsaigon

Facebook.com/saigon.nation

(Artist Spotlight/Video) Buck London [ @BuckLondon ] - ''All A Dream'' (Pd. by @undadog139 )

(Artist Spotlight/Video) Flukey [ @FLUKEYo13 ] - ''Hello Goodnight''

Who's f#ckin' wit' Flukey? Oceanz13 mixtape "13 Or Nothing" available today Friday the 13th of January 2012. http://oceanz13.blogspot.com/.


(Video) ALI VEGAS [ @therealalivegas ] - ''STREET LIFE'' (Pd. by @SHAMONEYXL )

Step into the world of Ali Vegas as he delves into storytelling mode as only few can.



  STREET LIFE by ALPHA-BETA-PAPER

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(Video) ALI VEGAS [ @therealalivegas ] - ''GET 2 KNOW ME'' (Dir. by @CLIFF_DIGI )

Queens own self proclaimed P.O.N.Y. is back with a new mixtape....This joint is dope...


FIRST SINGLE OFF OF ALI VEGAS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MIXTAPE " GET 2 KNOW ME " ALPHA BETA PAPER.

FOLLOW @therealalivegas

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

[REVIEW] The Flying Spiders: Doppelganger EP: The Villaging Trilogy Pt. 1

For more from our guest blogger check out his website at www.searchingforchetbaker.com

NOTE: Later this week stay tuned for an exclusive interview with Isamu Jordan, the lead rapper from The Flying Spiders available only at SearchingForChetBaker.com.

 RATING: 4 CHET BAKERS

Good music is a thing of beauty.  Really good music, often times, is very difficult to find.  There are the old standbys of course, the old reliables that you can always count on to come with good solid meaningful music, however it seems that as the years go by the quality of new music seems to drop.

Not to say there aren't good music acts out there, it's just a matter of discovering them.  The stuff that gets pushed and marketed tend to be the most generic and easily digested of the selections.  Things that aren't really challenging anything and often are not really saying anything beyond generic cliched messages.

That's why you have to go beyond the mainstream and search out the music that is lying there bubbling beneath the surface.  To search out those groups that are creating music that is truly saying something and doing somethng that is genuinely creative. Recently a musician friend of mine stopped by and gave me a disc of a group he said that he felt I'd like.

I've gotten to be kinda particular with what I listen to, but he knows that some of the groups I like are those who sort of combine multiple genres into a single act.  Acts like Gangstagrass (Hip Hop + Bluegrass), Apocalyptica (Metal + Classical) or whatever, I enjoy multi-genre music.  Creative offerings that truly try different things without fear of whether or not it'll be accepted.

The band that my friend introduced me to is a local Spokane Washington group known as The Flying Spiders.  I don't get out a lot and don't really frequent the live scene here in Spokane so I had not heard of them, however they've been around for about a year now, premiering in October of 2010, so they are relatively new and have just put out their debut "Doppleganger EP: The Villaging Trilogy Part 1".

The Flying Spiders are billed as a "Hip Hop Orchestra", and while I agree with that description, I sort of view The Flying Spiders as a multi-cultural Jam Band. According to their facebook page, there are currently twelve members of the group, and a revolving set of guest musicians making up this collective.  Some nights you will get all of them, and other nights you may get seven or eight of them, when you go see them live.

Reminds me of the days of The Rat Pack (another of my all time favorite groups), where the Rat Pack had evolved from the early days of Sinatra, Lauren Bacall, Judy Garland, David Niven and others, and then into the 60's it became the version that most people know which was Frank, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.  The Pack also included extended members Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop and the "Rat Pack Mascots" which included Shirley MacLaine, Marilyn Monroe, Angie Dickinson and Juliet Prowse.




And since there were so many members of the group, often no one knew who would show up on the stage when they bought their tickets to the show and sat down. Sometimes Dean would play a show, and then several of the others would just show up out of the blue and join him on stage and sing and do their acts. So often the casinos and hotels where they would perform would include on their sign, the following: "DEAN MARTIN - MAYBE FRANK - MAYBE SAMMY". And I think that the Spiders are sort of like that, as there are so many who are in the Spiders collective, that you never know what surprises are in store for you when you go to a show.

There will be obvious comparisons of this band to The Roots, as they are making their bones as a live hip hop band and they play their own instruments. While listening to their EP I often would think of how much, at times, they would remind me of other jam bands that would incorporate various musical styles into their music such as Dave Matthews Band and Jamiroquai. The Spiders utilize everything from hip hop to funk to soul to electronic to jazz to just about anything they can think to add that will work.

As I listened to their EP, I thought about the transition from being a live "jam band" used to improvisation and just getting up on stage and doing your thing, and getting into a more sterile and controlled environment, and laying down a studio recording. You run the risk of losing the element of what makes them so great.

While living in Charlottesville, Virginia, there was this band called "The Secret" which was only together for a few years, and were flat out fantastic live.  You go to their shows, and it was just an experience to behold. They would get on stage and everything just clicked and would just groove. They were this beast on stage combining funk and soul and blues and jazz and rock and it was just amazing. Then they put out their debut CD and ... it was just not the same.  I mean it was THEM and it wasn't them, if that makes sense. 

It was like they were inhibited and restrained from what it was that made them such a wonder to see.  They were unable to translate their success as a live act into a studio environment, and it was just a bad result.  And I wonder still if that may have played a role in their breaking up a year or so after the release of their debut.

I haven't been able to see the Spiders live at this point, however I've found a few videos online of them playing live and while it's not the greatest sample size, I don't really think that they lose a lot when you hear them on the EP.  It's clearly not going to be the same vibe as a live recording as there's so many elements that come into play that affect the overall feel to a live show, however I think where "The Secret" failed, The Flying Spiders has succeeded.   Where the Secret seemed lackluster and restrained on their studio release, the Flying Spiders EP is still full of life and emotions. 

Another thing I like about the group is that their songs tackle topics that we see affecting our lives, whether it's racism or political machinations of this country we live in, or the ways the society that we are influenced by, in turn influences how we go about our lives and bring up the next generation.

Whether it's lead rapper Isamu Jordan's (Program Coordinator for Intercultural Student Services at the local Whitworth University) pointing fingers at his own flaws ("And I'm an alcoholic, another statistic of an economic slaughter"), calling out what he feels is a sad state of affairs among the Black community ("Black America, what has it come to, you hate that your brother has more money than you ... we can act all chummy and invite your friends over and chill, but there'd better be some money involved.") or lamenting other political issues, The Flying Spiders have established themselves as a group to be taken seriously and that they have something to say.



It's not all serious heavy subject matters though, as there are some playful lines as well including one of my favorites, "Hail to the Thief, I stole the show and jacked the beat and blacked out on 'em." and of course the "I've got that big diction" which of course is a crowd pleaser to be sure.


And while I loved Spokane's Finest, in part because it utilizes a re-interpreted sample of Wu-Tang's Reunited which is one of my all time favorite instrumentals, I think my favorite track on the EP is "Rainmaker"  Some of the lines just left me stunned and seriously contemplating the meanings after the song was over. Particularly the line of "This time the "Master" is our own race, 400 years of practice and we've made ourselves slaves." I've had conversations with my friend Miami Kaos about this very subject several times in the past and while we have differing thoughts on it, the fact is that it is a devastating problem today.

From beginning to end, this EP is solid.  From the 8-bit like synths in the opening track, "Subject Matters", to the Wu-Tang sampled "Spokane's Finest" which closes, this is a really fantastic offering, and one I encourage everyone to pick up. You can go to The Flying Spider's bandcamp page where you can pick up their EP which is priced as a "Pay What You Want" offering.  While the minimum is $1, you can offer more than that if you want to support independent music.

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

(Producer Spotlight/Video) ''Money'' by @SPKilla Beats (SPKilla Beats Vol. 2 available Jan. 2012)

(Producer Spotlight/Audio) @labordeptmusic 2011 Beat Sampler #4 [ @diggstrumentals @RodDaBlizz ]

(Video) @GABGOTCHA ft. @MeyhemLauren & @shaz_illyork - ''PURPLE 7'' (Pd. by @THEAMAZINGSB )

New music from Wu Music Group's Gab Gotcha entitled The Purple 7 featuring Shaz Illyork and Meyhem Lauren.


Recorded, Filmed & Edited By: Steven "Scarboro" Velasquez for ScarMedia Productions
Track Produced By: The Amazing Sick Beatz

Subscribe to the official Gab Gotcha Fan Page:
http://www.youtube.com/gabgotchatv
Previously...
(Video) Gab Gotcha [ @GABGOTCHA ] - ''Humility'' (Pd. by The Labor Dept.)
(Video) @GabGotcha, Calle Cardona & PNO (Tres Coronas) - ''Polar Bears'' (Dir. by @Scarboro78 )
(Artist Spotlight/Video) @GabGotcha ft. Calle Cardona & Miz Mullah - ''Oye Ese Pito'' (Dir. by @Scarboro78 )
(Live Performance) @NutsoPPM ft. @Thruway, @GabGotcha, @_RandyChong & @DynastySoNasty - ''Gangstaz (Can't Be Stopped)'' [Video]
(Video) Gab Gotcha [ @GabGotcha ] ft. Eriah & BraccoBrax - ''Swiss Army Knives'' (Dir. by @Scarboro78 )

(Audio) @ProdigyMobbDeep - ''Serve 'Em Rough'' (HNIC 3)

Featured Release

"Nuclear Winter represents many things. It represents dark times in our lives, it represents the state of NY hip hop & how I feel about it, & it represents my blueprint on how I think the music should be done going forward into the future. This is my manifesto to all the people that doubted me & the kryptonite to all selfishness. It's a journey from darkness into light, & from bondage & the huge amounts of weight on our shoulders to breaking free and regaining our freedom. Nuclear Winter we're coming to take shine....." - Willie Maze

The Generals consist of emcees Willie Maze & Dime.

Released 17 July 2012 Art & Direction: Willie Maze

For Booking & Info Contact: Williemaze@gmail.com

Twitter.com/QueensHipHop

Facebook.com/QueensHipHop

All Songs Recorded & Mixed by SPKilla Muzik

Cover Artwork: Miami Kaos

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