They call this a slice of the midwest basement boom-bappery but I want the whole pie. Hymnlayas just pushed out his 1st of a series of tapes and I recommend downloading it right this instant. Check out the trailer below and grab the tracks after the jump.
Jay Electronica is one of the few MC enigmatic enough to merit extensive coverage of weird home videos that pop up on the web every so often. So we were somewhat surprised to hear a rare tune from the mysterious MC by way of videogame mega-hit Call Of Duty. The tune features a marching beat by Young Guru and a guest spot by Mobb Deep. And reminds us that no matter how obscure he might play it, Act 2: Patents of Nobility, is going to be huge.
With triumphs by Nas and Erykah Badu, let downs from Black Star and Lauryn Hill, and missing pieces with Wu-Tang Clan, Rock the Bells 2011 was as exciting, confusing and controversial as the hip-hop generation that it celebrates.
It’s a spoil of riches on the new music front this Friday. So we’ll wrap it up with something that’s going to take more than one listen. XXL serves up The Chef’s smartly titled Cocainism Vol. 2 mixtape with production from The Alchemist, DJ Scatch and EZ Elpee, plus a reunion with Mobb Deep. Rae said about the final collab:
“These are my dudes. We’ve been through so much together, at the end of the day, I just felt like these are the dudes I’ve been getting it in with and I wanted to have them on it. Alchemist is a good friend of mine, so me and him decided to make sure we have something prepared with them cats on it, cause he knows how I feel about them. So we made calls and reached out …