House Shoes’s “Let It Go” album received the instrumental treatment with a limited edition vinyl piece of only 500 copies. The regular version of the album featured production by House Shoes and vocal features from the likes of Roc Marciano, Danny Brown, Alchemist, Black Milk, Nottz and many others. Now, fans can purchase the instrumental album that plays just as well as the regular version, with interludes and all.
Today, enjoy the mp3 download of the song “Empire Reprise” featuring Will Sessions (band behind Elzhi’s ode to Nas, Elmatic) band member Sam Beaubien.
Real heads don’t throw bottles. When a Detroit Original Schooler like Elzhi does a show with a stellar live backing band (fellow D-natives, Will Sessions), there better be no trouble. And there wasn’t. A diverse bunch came to get down and that’s what hip-hop’s really all about kiddies. Yeah, there’s funky-ass attitudes but you should keep that shit under wraps unless some real stuff goes down, not penny-ante you-stepped-on-my-Nikes shit. Don’t start none, there won’t be none. The first motive is to have as much fun as humanly possible. …MORE
In keeping with the homage theme, there will be no review of this free mixtape album. Another LA mag is flying the flag of this release but hey it’s the Internet, we’re all friends here.
Illmatic changed many of our lives. Even if you’re weren’t of age when it dropped April 19, 1994, the ripple effect was so strong that the album had to be carried down from generation-to-generation like a dog-eared version of Catcher In The Rye. There is no improving upon it; never will be a session, hip-hop or otherwise, quite like it. 10 tracks with top-name producers at their best, the essence of all-killer/no-filler; songs that you can always count on in any mood, year, decade, etc. …MORE