For those familiar with the work of Arthur Verocai, this video (click here) and mp3 download should be very special for you. Verocai’s 1972 S/T release has garnered much attention and admiration from the hip hop community, sampled by MF Doom, Little Brother, 9th Wonder for Ludacris, and many others. The video and audio present today is a never-before-heard composition specifically written and performed for last year’s Timeless event, and today, is the first time it’s share with the world, in support of the Timeless DVD Box Set brought to you by the good folks at Mochilla. Even more exciting is the remix for Verocai dropping next week! Below is the official press release text from the VTech site. …MORE
Here’s the backstory on this track, according to Phonte:
This was recorded back in ’05-06 at Young Guru’s crib sometime after the release of Minstrel Show.
This was intended for Leftback as an iTunes bonus track but we just got word today that @9thwondermusic doesn’t want us to use it for whatever reason, and that’s fine.
In any event, I’m not gonna let anything or anybody stop me from getting music to my fans. Fuck that.
Enjoy. And as always, thank you for listening
Smh as to why 9th can’t at least give a reason not to use the track… ah well. It’s here. It’s free. And that’s all that matters. Via MW.
[audio:http://www.urb.com/files/2010/03/Little-Brother-Star-iTunes-Bonusmajorwaves.mp3|titles=Star (prod. by 9th Wonder)]
On April 20th, Phonte and Pooh will drop LeftBack and to hype it up some more (as if the listening parties weren’t enough), they’re released a sampler. Download link and tracks after the jump.
The Grammy-winning artist includes guests Saigon, Little Brother and Production from Scram Jones, S1, BKS and Terry Hunter on the upcoming record. In anticipation of the release, fans can expect a mixtape to drop in April, DANGEROUS: 5-18.” We can also expect Rhymefest to go all-out because his new hook up with dN|Be Entertainment allows him to flex those creative muscles; in other words, take a listen to “Talk My Shit,” “One Arm Push Up” and Scram Jones produced “Give It To Me” f/Saigon & Adad for some corporate-bashing. Phonte comes in on “Say Whassup” and “Prosperity” and “How High” has Little Brother and Darien Brockington. Tracklisting and tourdates after the jump.