Welcome back to the Hip-Hop Dojo! It seems just like yesterday we put up the first edition of this humble playlist, but we have all this awesome music to remind of us the time that's passed. This week's lineup features some true lyrical wordsmiths, from veterans like Talib Kweli and Ras Kass, to youngsters like Kendrick Lamar and Joey Purp . Although we're only in our second week, a few artists are already making reappearances like the aforementioned Joey Purp, as well as STS , Sahtyre , King Chip , and Termanology . Since last week's post ran a [...]
NYC hip-hop trio THEBLKHANDS have come together with The DJBooth to bring fans their digital debut album, Serbia. The project features 16 original jams (plus two bonus tracks!) from the up-and-coming crew, made up of emcees Cazzie Jetson and Dominic Serendip and beastsmith ILLA. Included on the tracklist is reader-approved lead singles "Downtown" and "Versace." Joining THEBLKHANDS on the guest tip throughout Serbia are A$AP Ty Beats, Big K.R.I.T., Skyzoo, Three 6 Mafia and many more. All production comes courtesy of NYC/London dual-repper ILLA of THEBLKHANDS.
ILLA , better known as 1/3 of THEBLKHANDS , decided to show off his versatility as a producer by dropping these brand new remixes on his recently created SoundCloud page. The first of these two is a remix of Drake 's "Doing It Wrong" from his Take Care album. ILLA's iteration of the track manages to keep the essence of the original, while speeding up the vocals and adding some trap snares to give it a more upbeat vibe. It isn't a banger by any means, but he does infuse it with a more relaxing melody as opposed [...]
New video for Illustrate's "illa" featuring Corina Corina, off the One For You-One For Me project. http://illustratemusic.com/
Download: PennyLoafs (iLLa and producer G Force) "PennyLoafs EP" 01.19th 02.Wowzers 03.Jeep Music 04.Got Em Like 05.Love Life 06.Click Clack 07.High Life (ft. Frankly Esquire) 08.More Than Just Friends Moxie Black alum iLLa and beatsmith G Force, together known as PenyLoafs, have come together with The DJBooth to bring listeners their self-titled collaborative debut EP. The project features eight original cuts from the Portland natives, including reader-approved singles "19th" and "Jeep Music." Frankly Esqauire makes the sole guest appearance on the EP, which is [...]
THEBLKHANDS reunites legendary Memphis hip-hop duo Three 6 Mafia to assist them on the remix to their single, "Smoke Good, Live Good." Judging by the title, it's pretty safe to assume what the main purpose of this song is. Juicy J and DJ Paul do a great job of adding some energetic flair to this laidback track, but they don't take away from the atmosphere at all. It provides great contrast to the original version , which featured the sleepy-eyed, relaxed flow of Smoke DZA . Cazzie Jetson , [...]
New audio & video for THEBLKHANDS' third single "Downtown" featuring Skyzoo. Directed by Anthony Sylvester
Cazzie Jetson of THEBLKHANDS has finally unveiled his new solo record, theMighty , placing the entire 18-song record up for free download on Bandcamp . On it, he drops slick flows over production work from ILLA of THEBLKHANDS, Wale -associated Best Kept Secret , Cazzie himself, and more. Narration throughout is provided by Dominic Serendip . You can get familiar with the Philly-based rapper's work below and stay tuned for [...]
iLLA is a Portland MC/Singer/Producer that WAAAY more people should know about. Don't believe me? Give this a listen and tell me that it doesn't get stuck in your head. $100 says it will. When you lose, make checks payable to Shadows On Stars. Brian - S.O.S Brian - Shadows On Stars
Brand new music from iLLA off his soon to be released Max Ernes t mixtape.
Newcomers THEBLKHANDS , a hip-hop trio consisting of rappers Cazzie Jetson and Dominic Serendip and producer ILLA , make their debut today with their first single "I'm Gone". Featuring none other than Big K.R.I.T. , who takes over the track with a killer second verse, "I'm Gone" is an introspective peek into the pasts of THEBLKHANDS and though we haven't learned all that much about them yet, I'm incredibly excited for new music [...]
iLLA is back with new material and a set of visuals from his upcoming Max Ernst project which drops May 21st. I have to say this is different from what Ive seen/heard from iLLA. Different in a good way tho. Not too many people can pull off a dark hip hop track but I think iLLA did a pretty good job. Press play.
iLLA comes thru with a Hungry Sam remix of his latest track "I'm Blown." I have to say, Im feeling this joint. Talk about ready for the clubs. Strippers, get your poles greased up because this one is screaming to be danced to.
It's a great day outside so don't expect too many posts from me today. In fact after this I think I'm going to go hooping with a few friends. Before I roll I have to represent for my dude iLLA and drop these new visuals on you for his latest track "I'm Blown" produced by Baby Paul. If you know iLLA than you already know to expect nothing but heat from this dude. Look out for iLLA's new mixtape "Max Ernst" coming real soon.
New video for Gods'illa's "Sal's Pizzeria", off CPR BlendTape . Directed by Chop N Shoot Films Download: Gods'illa - CPR BlendTape
Stones Throw remains one of the most exciting (and most generous) labels in the world. Following an unfortunate period in which it seemed like they existed solely to put out “previously unheard” Dilla tracks, the legendary California imprint is back on form. This fascinating, triptych-like track is a good indication of the standard of talent currently on Stones Throw. ‘The Days Have Turned’ features vocal contributions from Illa J and The Stepkids , injected into a beautiful collection of beats, strings, and pads pieced together by [...]
Yoyo, check this, Jonti on the production with some help from Illa J and the Stepkids. This is an unusual beat, but it's mmmaaaadddd good. Got some Stepkids, who are a DOPE funk band and you should check out their new album, released on Stones Throw, if you want some contemporary funk, on the vocals and a bit of Illa J in there too. This is like, realms of Flying Lotus-esque Hip-Hop production, fresh as. Real pleased to see this, after Jonti's collab with Hodgy Beats I wanted to see if he'd do more [...]
Gods'illa and Sean Price used their time together at A3C to film a video for the Joe D-produced record "Saviours & Punishers." Chop N Shoot Films was Johnny on the [...]
Gods'illa unveils their brand new video, "Saviours & Punishers" featuring Sean Price. The video was shot by Chop n Shoot Films in Atlanta at the A3C Hip Hop Festival. The record was produced by Joe D and can be found on Gods'illa's latest mixtape CPR: The Blend Tape hosted by Lo Down Loretta Brown aka Erykah Badu. DOWNLOAD| Gods'illa (Ft. Sean Price ) - Saviours & Punishers
Saviours & Punishers ft. Sean Price by Gods'Illa