Hassaan Mackey & Apollo Brown
Back with that grit, tell the soundman to turn this sh*t up. New York MC Hassaan Mackey(LowBudget!) slangs words and onomatopoeia, rhymes like he wants to, and backs the whole room into a corner with a raw vision of the streets that pierces ordinary experience and gets at life’s marrow. Meanwhile Detroit producer Apollo Brown lays the sonic foundation with hard drums and big bass, while the crackle of vinyl hums. Gritty and soaked in soul, Daily Bread brings to mind an old photograph that bangs out the system. Each track is heavy with a sense of atonement, haunted by experience, and energized by a cathartic sense of hope. Give us our Daily Bread and forgive us our trespasses.
Gods’Illa – CPR: The Blend Tape (Hosted By DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown aka Erykah Badu)
What started as a conversation and CD exchange at last year’s A3C Festival in Atlanta culminates in us presenting Gods’Illa’s CPR: The Blend Tape today. In a time where groups aren’t as prevalent, the three siblings from D.C. band together to create music whose strong suits are consistency and substance and their work is best epitomized in the opening lines from “Sal’s Pizzeria”: “This ain’t your everyday regular rap sh*t, This that revolutionary, swing with a black fist.”
The Blend Tape features guest appearances from Maimouna Youseff, RatheMC, XO and yU of Diamond District, KingPen Slim and many others. And we’re proud to present this one alongside Up And Up Music & The Core DJs and host DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown, better known as the legendary Erykah Badu.
“East Meets West”
feat. Kev Brown
(prod. Georgia Anne Muldrow)The second leak from Declaime
‘s forthcoming Self Study
a raw & to-the-point song entitled, “East Meets West” -
matches Dudley with DMV area & Low Budget Crew representative, Kev Brown
over a spacey, hard-hitting creeper of a beat
from Ms.One herself – Georgia Anne Muldrow.
Succinct & poignant – the track features two verses, no hook -
with both of the MC’s two distinct styles adding the perfect balance to each other.
Packaged along with this new Self Study album,
will be Interplanetary Peace Talks 2012 A.U. -
a full-length documentary on the life of Dudley Perkins -
which features candid footage of Declaime in his earliest stages as an MC,
in the studio w/ Madlib, Lootpack, Oh No, Kan Kick & more,
plus footage of him at home w/ his children
& performing on the road w/ Georgia.
More than ever before, do you get a real glimpse into the man behind the music.
The movie will be available as a DVD accompanying the CD,
but be on the look out for an exclusive online premiere of the documentary
coming on the album’s release date, August 16th.
You can download “East Meets West