Overdoz – Boom (Album Review)

Been waiting 2 years so this sh#t better be 100% pure. Continue reading

Black Milk – No Poison No Paradise (Album Review)

It literally feels like it has been forever since we’ve had a new album from Black Milk. Whats even crazier is that I get a new album from one of my favorite producers this month and Satch gets a new album from one of his favorite producers, Oddisee, as well. I’m kind of anxious to hear what this new Black Milk sounds like so let’s dive into it. Continue reading

5 Samples That Are Being Played On Repeat In My Head Right Now

On most days if you were to scroll through my “Top 25 most played” playlist on my pod you would notice that there is like maybe 5 or 6 hip hop songs up there. With that being said I think that the reasoning behind my playlist being like that is because my quest for different music usually starts with a hip hop sample and that leads me to somewhere else. But sometimes I have those days when I just can’t get those dope ass samples out of my head. It may be a whole song playing in my mind or a 5 second loop. Today is one of those days and I just wanted to share with you all what samples I have replaying in my head at the moment. Continue reading

Kanye West – Yeezus (Album Review)

Kanye West’s status has risen and he’s in the public eye even more now than ever, so let see what’s happened to him musically.

1. “On Sight”

Satchford: With Daft Punk on the beat, I knew Tron would come to mind. This is some futuristic, do the robot on a motorcycle type music. That soul sample that comes in is crazy and the intro verse set it all up that Yeezy season has come again. Its different, but im digging it.

Yeezy season approaching
Fuck whatever y’all been hearing
Fuck what, fuck whatever y’all been wearing
A monster about to come alive again
Soon as I pull up and park the Benz
We get this bitch shaking like Parkinsons

S.G.: I’m not feeling that sound at the beginning of the song, it’s annoying. I like the soul break featuring the Holy Name of Mary Choral Family. The rest of the song seems kind of choppy and it doesn’t really provide a persistent rhythm. Yet I appreciate Kanye’s attempt to bring something different to the game.

2. “Black Skinhead”

Satchford: The overall feel of this reminds me of the african performance during Coming To America. Some true tribal music. Love Lockdown? You hear that yelling in the background? He spazzed on this. The SNL performance was dope too.

Middle America packed in
Came to see me in my black skin
Number one question they asking
Fuck every question you asking
If I don’t get ran out by Catholics
Here come some conservative Baptists
Claiming I’m overreacting
Like them black kids in Chiraq bitch

S.G.: I like how this song starts out similar to one of those songs that they would play at the beginning of basketball games.
They see a black man with a white woman at the top floor they going to try to come to kill King Kong
I enjoy the chorus, it’s got a nice build up to it. Those drums are hitting so hard, definitely Rick Rubin inspired. Continue reading

The Impressive Songs from Casey Veggie’s “Life Changes” Project

So I have had this “Life Changes” on heavy rotation on the pod this past week. I wouldn’t say that I’m a fan of young Veggies because I still think that he is hit or miss. But I do have to say that I can tell he is growing as an artist and more is put into his most recent music. I remember listening to this album when it first dropped and I can’t remember exactly where I was at the time but I do remember that it didn’t sound that bad. So I gave it another listen and pretty soon it was sync’d to the pod and receiving some praise. So here’s the songs that I think are impressive. Continue reading

An album that I think every up-and-coming producer should have…

I recently acquired Lee Field & The Expressions‘ ‘My World’ album. I think that if you are an up-and-coming producer and you like to sample funk and soul music then this is something that is worthy of purchasing and adding to your vinyl collection. I came across this album after searching for a sample by one of favorite producers, Black Milk. The song that he sampled was so pure that I just had to hear the rest of the album in hope of discovering some fresh music to add to the pod. This doesn’t happen often but after I listened to the snippets to ‘My World’ I was impressed. Kudos to the lovely people at Amazon for hooking me up with so many credits that I was able to get this joint for the price of Free.99. Until recently I haven’t heard anything about Lee Field & The Expressions but it surprised me that most of their music was made within the last 10 to 15 years and it doesn’t imitate any of the songs in their genre from before that time. To provide you with your morning piff I have provided a full stream of the album and a list of samples after the link, enjoy! Continue reading

Samples to Wiz Khalifa’s “O.N.I.F.C.” & “Mia Wallace”

Since that Taylor Allderice gets heavy rotations on my pod I decided it was time to stop faking the funk and look up the samples for 2 of my favorite songs off the tape. As I have probably mentioned before, this tape has made me gain a lot of respect for Wiz and his camp. Cardo is a beat on the boards and Sledgren is taking his production game to a whole nother level. Just take a listen to this piece of art right here. Continue reading

Just my thoughts on DOM Kennedy’s “The Yellow Album”

So I have been gassing this project for the longest, impatiently waiting for this thing to drop. It has finally arrived and I will explain my delayed review. First let me make this disclaimer, I am a DOM Kennedy fan and I think his strongest project to date is The Original DOM Kennedy. I also have to say that I was disappointed in the content provided on From The Westside with Love II. Now that’s out of the way let me get focused. This past Thursday night was a big night, the Heat were playing Game 5 and The Yellow Album was scheduled to drop at 8pm EST. I have to say that I was excited for both events but one event completely disappointed me. Well Lebron won and I’m a fan of the King so that’a good thing, on the other hand when The Yellow Album dropped and I started to listen to the tracks my emotions with south. “WTF is this DOM” was the first thing that popped in my mind. Continue reading