Archive for the ‘Detroit’ Category

Black Milk – Give The Drummer Sum

September 20, 2008

Give ya Mother some…

“I already gave the Summer some, I guess it’s the Winter’s turn”, to quote Hov exactly.

First Black Milk single from the forthcoming LP ‘Tronics’, October 20th/28th.

A frantic funk drum pattern, espionage horns, subtle sci-fi effects, a helium hook and don’t trip on that trumpet bridge: the Milk flows on point.

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Daru & Reggie B – Future Music

September 11, 2008

I’m suddenly a tad addicted to this LP; three mornings I’ve lay in bed and let it run dawn through daylight.

You may remember my palpable championing of Detroit beat-buster Daru (former drummer for Slum Village and Dwele tours; now a pad-pounding production powerhouse drawn into his element) right here. Now he’s combined Caltroit forces with rising Cali singer/songwriter Reggie B (quite the Purple disciple with that recurrent lusty rasp creeping in every so often) to run the train on your cotton-wool arse.

This be that full-bodied, nod factor, basement bounce, Hip-Hop Soul music with oscillating two-bar breaks, sparse loops that verge on thunderous, and a pinch of groove throbbing electrolysis to marry to that which is readily raw.

Daru is dangerous.

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01. It’s Not A Game
02. Future Music
03. I Was Wrong
04. Play House
05. Stay Free
06. Anywhere You Go
07. A Ways To Go
08. Juni’s Revenge
09. Cry No More
10. Good Love
11. Juni’s Revenge (Part 2)
12. Future Music (Gerd Edit) (Bonus Track)

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above.

Video: Good Love

Fantasticunt LP rating:

8.5 mums out of 10

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Black Milk – Music From The Colour Purple

September 9, 2008

Brand spankin’ Black Milk wholly Prince-sampling paraphernalia for you suckahs & suckahrettes…

Quote from artist’s Myspace:

PUT THE TRACKS IN ORDER FROM 1-11 BEFORE LISTNING!!!!

just so the whole batch will flow together…zip file took all the tracks
out of order, alright check it out before the link expires

Listen to the end of each track to find out what the chop is (shhhhh keep this on the low) TRONIC OCT 28

I insist you follow man’s instructions. Like, art-etiquette.

P.S. Purple Track 11 >>> ‘Erotic City’ >>> stupendous flip.

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1. Purple Track 1
2. Purple Track 2
3. Purple Track 3
4. Purple Track 4
5. Purple Track 5
6. Purple Track 6
7. Purple Track 7
8. Purple Track 8
9. Purple Track 9
10. Purple Track 10
11. Purple Track 11

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above.

Fantasticunt beat tape rating:

6.5 mums out of 10

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Illa J – Illa J EP (2007)

August 28, 2008

Pardon me for being in a Latoyah Jackson state of mind, I had hasty reservations about Dilla’s younger sibling from detecting a few too many clips and excerpts of little homie consistently name-dropping his elder (as if to propel off the fraternal factor more so than his own carvings and musicianship). Then compassion kicked in and I thought, 1. He’s young. 2. Blood is blood. 3. These are our heroes. And frankly I couldn’t give a damn as long as Illa honours the Yancey legacy by making-shit-thump and pushing envelopes for this culture. It’s his birthright, we expect nothing less.

Pressure, demands and all crosses-to-carry aside, I dug out the 21 year old beat-builder/emcee’s 2007 debut EP. And realistically, neither product or producer suck, at all. His rhythms reverberate in signature Detroit quintessence and he’s orally average but fairly entertaining (in the same sufficient way you cannot deny Jaylib or the majority of Dilla’s regional collaborators were/are on the mic), leaving mandatory boxes ticked and ears tickled. Thus far showing promise, I await baby pa’s progression.

And now, I make that demo circulate like Spacek with those Ben Franklins (a currency issue I never quite understood since Steve is from Clapham).

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01. Hot
02. New Shit
03. I Ain’t Gonna Die
04. Raw Shit
05. Detroit
06. Me & My Brother (Produced By J Dilla)
07. Bonus Beats

Fantasticunt EP rating:

6.5 mums out of 10

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Illa J – We Here (Prod. by J-Dilla)

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This leaked a couple days back and completely funked my noggin up. Instant classic! I’m already envisioning my two-step shuck out jig next Feb when J-Dilla Saved My Life at Cargo and all other tribute raves return to London town. Young-blood’s flowing and crooning (heavily improved from his ’07 EP) over an amazing brand new/technically old Jay Dee gem from the vaults From the- wait for it…. [quote from xlr8r.com new article]

In tribute to his late older brother, Detroit hip-hop legend J Dilla, up-and-coming producer John “Illa J” Yancey has dubbed his forthcoming debut album ‘Yancey Boys’.

As previously noted, the album features the younger Yancey [going] over beats made by his older brother that cover the years between 1995 and 1998 and were never used. After a recent move from Detroit to Los Angeles, Illa set to work recording the release, which he named after the studio in which it was made. The album is set to drop in November.

Cue myself crapping underwear. My people, you recognise that’s the period between ‘Labcabincalifornia’ and ‘The Love Movement’ right? Holy bludclart Mutty Ranks!

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Daru & Rena – Feel The Love

August 27, 2008

I inadvertently found this whilst looking for something completely different altogether (I think it was a song by Bjork so I’m not sure how the hell the two correlate). To my bonny suprise, it contained a number I’d be searching months for and knew not the name of (now revealed to be ‘Lonely Nights’). Actually wait, no, it’s ‘The Roots Dilla Spirit Mix’ of that particular joint on their MySpace that I desperately need, but I’ll still claim fancy fuckin’ luck to gratify myself.

This is Detroit produer Daru’s recent collaboration project with singer/songwriter and sibling Rena, and quite the sturdy, stereo-stompers they are. In fact, I didn’t even know cats/kittens were still making Soul as rugged and gravel-textured as this anymore. The backbeats sound as if they were fashioned around the fiercer time period of mid 90s Eastcoast Hip-Hop: pounding boom-bap drum loops and some tremendous break chopping (all delightfully Primo-esque) as Rena’s airy vox glides and glitches along the contour of kicks and snares. You could easily be mistaken into thinking this was recorded in ’96.

If you were ever a fan of Groove Theory, or you just like your beats hard like 2 day old shit- you’ll be particularly jubilant.

Exceedingly bangin’. Only a total pussy would sleep on this.

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1. All Alone
2. Turn It On
3. Your There Part 1
4. Happy
5. Take Your Hand
6. Sometime
7. Feel The Love
8. When You’re There
9. Lonely Nights
10. Things You Do
11. Spirit Part 2

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above.

Click to bump track 9 here: Lonley Nights

Fantasticunt mixtape rating:

7.5 mums out of 10

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Elzhi – The Preface

August 6, 2008

Ladies & gents, I present to you, the greatest lyricist on the planet right now

“What I put down in the sound coil is Crown Royal,
It’s like I dug in the ground soil and found oil,
I’m known to terrorize, paralyze a pair of guys or prepare to rise off the land, sea, air, and skies,
Snatch his heart, but spare his eyes,
To show him why I’m great, violate, and I annihilate,
My punchlines ain’t just tossin’ jabs, they often grab to put you in a Boston Crab,
Caution, they say I’m psychosomatic in the attic,
My automatic stick to my clothes like static,
Cling on, better kiss the fist while the ring’s on,
On the winning hand, four aces, now a king’s drawn”-
Fire (Euro Pass Mixtape)

(Hol’ tight my ‘those who been knowing’ associates, we waited a decade for the debut opus. This one’s as bona fide as Hip-Hop gets in the state of 2008. 14 out of 16 joints laced by Black Milk. Only concern being the key stand-out cuts were all on the prior Euro Pass mixtape. Cop it all yo.)

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01. Intro (The Preface)
02. The Leak (feat. Ayah)
03. Guessing Game
04. Motown 25 (feat. Royce Da 5′9″)
05. Brag Swag
06. Colors
07. Fire remix (feat. Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Fatt Father, Danny Brown, & Fat Ray)
08. DEMONS
09. Save Ya (feat. T3 of Slum Village) (prod. T3)
10. Yeah (feat. Phat Kat)
11. Transitional Joint
12. Talking in My Sleep

13. The Science (feat. Fes Roc) (prod. DJ Dez)
14. Hands Up
15. What I Write
16. Growing Up (feat. AB)

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above.

Video: Transitional Joint

Fantasticunt album rating:

7.5 mums out of 10

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Previously Posted:

Elzhi – Euro Pass (Mixtape)

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1. Intro
2. That’s That One
3. Fire Feat.Black Milk
4. The Reason Feat. Phat Kat
5. Talkin In My Sleep
6. Save Ya Feat.T3
7. The Know
8. High Off Life
9. Heart Of The City Cuts
10. The Transitional Joint
11. Dedicated Feat. Trip
12. Motown 25 feat. Royce Da 5’9
13. Audio Cinematic

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above

Video: Motown 25 feat. Royce Da 5’9

Fantasticunt mixtape rating:

8 mums out of 10

[This is a free promotional release- appreciate free shit.]

Additional:

Elzhi – Witness My Growth (Mixtape) [2006]

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Disc 1:
01. 2000 Intro (prod. by Wajeed)
02. Over Wit
03. Hands High
04. Days And Nights (prod. by Jay Dee)
05. Haters f/ T3 & Nick Speed
06. The Alchemist
07. Goin’ Out
08. Get It Up
09. Boomerang Slang
10. Stroll
11. Let’s Talk (prod. by Wajeed)
12. All I Want f/ Dwele (prod. by Wajeed)
13. Where It all Begins

Disc 2:
01. Nix Productions
02. Gunna (Are U Ready)
03. Kiddo
04. Don’t Be Alarmed
05. Concrete Eyes (prod. by Jay Dee)
06. Love It Here (prod. by Jay Dee)

07. How I Feel
08. It’s Your World (prod. by Wajeed)
09. Stunted Growth (prod. by Wajeed)
10. Writer’s Block
11. Friends (prod. by Jay Dee)
12. The Letter

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above

Video: Love It Here/Days & Nights/Nix Productions

Fantasticunt mixtape rating:

8.5 mums out of 10

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Additional #2:

Elzhi deconstructs his rhyme style syllable by syllable- and educates these motherfucks on how to emcee. I rip and I rhyme, I rhyme & I ripe, that is the way the Elzhi spit!