Lawtown representative Ghetto a/k/a GH comes through with the first leak off his upcoming Mixtape Chain Smoking, dropping this Saturday (4/20), the holy grail of smoking days. “F*ck Wit U” is produced by DJ Concept for what GH considers to be the toughest track on project. Chain Smoking includes features and production from Smoke DZA, Fat Trel, Sean Price, Reks, Lee Bannon, MoSS and more, stay tuned! Hit the jump for the track stream and download.
After releasing a barrage of singles, three EPs and countless features, the Q-Borough rhymesayer Nutso, delivers his latest extended play, Behind These Bars. The sharp tongued emcee has enlisted guest features from the likes of Royal Flush, AG Da Coroner (The Outdoorsmen), Blacastan, Shabaam Sahdeeq and more for his latest offering, along with production from Mr. Green, J57, DJ Supa Dave and DJ Concept, among others. Just shy of thirty minutes, BTB provides a solid dosage of that raw; gritty drums, chopped samples and scratch hooks galore. Showcasing some diversity to boot, Nutso takes the project down south with the trap-themed “Weed & Alcohol” and bares no shame professing his adoration for the object of his affection on “For Your Love,” featuring Ms. Mimi. Behind These Bars is now available via iTunes and all other other major digital retailers.
When we travel, many of us find a cultural distinction that we tend to gravitate towards and explore. For most of us, it’s the food, for others it’s the wine and the women (or men), and for many, such as DJ Concept of The Bash Brothers, it’s the music. On a recent transatlantic journey to Spain, the hip-hop renaissance man conveyed his connection to the countries music by extending his hotel check-out and tapping out some beats on his Maschine, using only Spanish influenced samples. The result is a beat tape, aptly titled Sonidas Para Tu Alma, which translates to ‘Sounds For The Soul.’ The eleven track project is your for the affordable price of $Free.99, which you can both stream and/or download below, courtesy of the good folks at Bandcamp. For more ‘conceptually’ created free releases from the talented deejay/producer, be sure to check out both M99: Dexter Beat Tape and Flight Patterns. Buen provecho…
URB asked none other than DMC CEO Christie Z-Pabon to give us a road diary of a day in the life: airline-damaged gear, 3-way ties, and kismet encounters awaited, as she headed off to New Orleans, USA: “Arrived to the American Airlines terminal at JFK, and who was standing outside the door like an omen for good things to come? 1997 DMC World Champion: DJ A-Trak!! Soon enough his brother Dave (from Chromeo) joined him! I was so happy to see old friends from my first year at DMC in 1998! They flew off to Los Angeles and I was off to New Orleans…”