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Your Mum Believes…

November 5, 2008

I just had to mark this moment.

It’s around 6am in London.

You know why I’m up & you know what I’ve followed…

Was this the first Hip-Hop election? If so, I think Hip-Hop won.

My highest respect and admiration goes out to those of you who stood in line for hours (yes, I’ve been moved and I saw the images of our cousins across the puddle) to unanimously express yourself through democracy. Understand that you did that for us too and I have heartfelt hopes this’ll be a beacon for my people in London and other UK cities, especially those from ethnic or disadvantaged backgrounds by psychologically encouraging them to stop f**kin’ giving in and really persevere in this country against both explicit and closet bigotry.

I only ever want things to be like the way we here love our music: Progressive.

And Fantasticunt couldn’t come up with a more customary manner for Your Mum’s offspring to celebrate than to give you one of the tightest joints, off now one of my favourite LPs of this decade (‘The Renaissance’ replay counts is THAT severe), by a most beloved artist… the ORIGINAL flip with epic intro from perhaps the greatest politician we’ve ever witnessed. Please don’t let us down Barack.

This one’s for MY generation…

> > Q-Tip feat. President Barack Obama – Shaka < <

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Madlib The Beat Konducta – WLIB AM King Of The Wigflip

September 21, 2008

And what a buckshot way to ring in my 100th post.

If you’re a head, you’ll understand the importance of this release. Madlib is one of the greatest producers in Hip-Hop, ever, ‘period’. A legitimate genius who dedicates his every waking hour to the creation of noise.

This is his long-anticipated opus for BBE’s ‘Beat Generation’ series (following suit to Jay Dee’s legendary producer-driven-emcee-ridden BBE addition ‘Welcome To Detroit’ in 2001).

Yes, it is yet another Mind Altering Demented Lessons In Beats. The rawness is irrepressible, with such a devil-may-care clutter of sound puzzles, tropical psychosis, shermed out bass, Blaxploitation-lifted grooves, eccentric anomalies, coarse vinyl crackles and hard hits that indicates no crate has been left unturned or MPC left functional. No one so sadistically mutilates and leaves a break’s entrails all over the track like Otis Jackson Jr.

Though a part of me still feels it’s not his most arresting work (am I the only one who’s disappointed by the unconvincing Murs collabo?), between track 8 and 16 it does feels like warp-dimensional classic territory. It’s just I think Lib is exemplary of Hip-Hop without restraint (recently resulting in an offspring of amazing new age Dilla/Madlib inspired producers), and he could of taken it to that next level in a way even his most devoted followers wouldn’t expect (regardless of Stones Throw labelling this as “his most straightforward neck-snapping Hip-Hop album to date”). Hypnotic Lib (as with Erykah Badu’s breathtaking ‘The Healer’ earlier this year) has always been my favourite style of Lib.

Still I do wanna get all hyper-masculine and slap a sissy every time I hear boisterous Guilty on ‘Go’ spitting “Oh you high now? I laugh at that/ I must be on Punk’d, where Ashton at?”

And ‘Drink Up’ is all of you lots new two-steppin’ dance song.

Out 30th of September, you can pre-order through Stones Throw or the Play UK link i’ve provided at the bottom of the post.

Heat/Smoke Break/The Plain (Reprise)
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Yo Yo Affair Part 1 & 2
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Drink Up feat. Frank & Dank
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1. The New Resident 1:33
2. Blow The Horns On’em Feat. Guilty Simpson 2:32
3. The Plan Pt.1 / Tension 2:37
4. Gamble On Ya Boy Feat. Defari 4:37
5. The OX 805 Feat. MED & Poke 2:57
6. Blindfold Test #10 (He Don’t Play) Feat. J-Rocc 3:54
7. The Thang Thang Feat. Prince Po 3:00
8. Heat / Smoke Break / The Plan (Reprise) 3:57
9. Life Feat. Karriem Riggins 1:32
10. Parklight 1:44
11. Yo Yo Affair Pt. 1 & 2 4:01
12. I Want It Back Feat. Oh No 2:54
13. Disco Dance 1:51
14. What It Do Feat Talib Kweli 3:36
15. Drink Up Feat. Frank & Dank 2:48

16. The Way That I Live Feat. Stacy Epps 4:10
17. Rat Race Feat. Murs 2:05
18. Go Feat. Guilty Simpson 3:07
19. Stop 1:10

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above.

Video: What It Do feat. Talib Kweli

Fantasticunt LP rating:

7.5 mums out of 10

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Madlib & J. Rocc- Beat Konducta Vol. 5: Dil Cosby Suite

August 28, 2008

It’s Otis’ sweet instrumental album tribute entirely to James…

…clearly forged in the style illustrated on ‘Donuts’.

What else do you want me to say?  No, wait, you don’t NEED me to say anything else. Champion sounds forever till we perish mate.

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01. For My Mans (Prelude)
02. The Mystery (Dilla’s Still Her)
03. Beat Provider (Through the Years)
04. J’s Day Theme #3 (Support)
05. In Jah Hands (Dilla’s Lament)
06. Get Dollaz (24-7)
07. The String (Heavy Jones)
08. Two For Pay Jay (No Dough, No Show)
09. No More Time? (The Change)
10. Do You Know? (Transition)
11. Dirty Hop (The Shuffle)
12. Floating Soul (Peace)
13. Infinity Sound (Never Ending)
14. Sacrifice (Beat-A-Holic Thoughts)
15. Rebirth Cycle (Super Soul)
16. Rolled Peach Optimos (Call Day)
17. The Main Inspiration (Coltrane of Beats)
18. The Get Over (Move)
19. Shades of Pete (Super)
20. King Chop (Top Line)
21. Anthenagin’ (?)

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above.

Fantasticunt LP rating:

8 mums out of 10

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Exit Records & Steve Spacek Present – Black Pocket The Album

August 28, 2008

Hurrah bitches! Batting for the home team, I can proudly advocate vocalist/producer Steve Spacek as a United Kingdom legend: an original pre & post-millenial pioneer of electronic and progressive Soul music (‘Soultronica’ I insist, vainly re-enforcing usage).

Alongside Edmund Cavill (Ed Spacek) and Morgan Zarate (Morgan Spacek) he formed the groundbreaking electro-soul band Spacek: once hailed as “the Radiohead of Soul”. The experimentalism of backbone Steve Spacek himself implanted the seeds of soulful expansion and influenced dozens of space-funk and futurebeat musicians currently astro-rockin’ our pods and laptops right now… in hindsight the groups LPs ‘Curvatia’ (2001) and ‘Vintage Hi-Tech’ (2003) were the definition of what one would discern as ahead of the times.

The new project is Black Pocket: an experi-instru-mental Blacktronic soul hodgepodge of exclusive re-interpretations for Exit Records back catalogue of underground (notably Drum n’ Bass) classics. Steve yet again raises another set of (Blighty) V fingers to the notion of boundaries/limitations within black music. I preferred his 2005 solo ‘Spaceshift’, but this is a decent, relaxed, self-assured effort from the statesman that grows on the listener given the right ambience. Respect to sir, though I would have preferred a great deal more of his honeyed Mayfield-styled vocal (present only on cyber-sexy ‘You’re A Sta’) all over this to really complete the hallucinatory vision presented.

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01. For Real
02. Mountain
03. Juiced
04. Field
05. You’re A Sta
06. Sta Simonez
07. Sta Simone
08. Other Magic
09. Amplifly
10. Bartin Groove
11. Hangin St
12. Vandlance
13. Al Softly

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above.

Click to bump track 5 here: You’re A Sta

Fantasticunt LP rating:

6.5 mums out of 10

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GZA – Pro-Tools

August 14, 2008

For all Liquid Swordmith mu’fuggahs.

The Genius is the my most beloved Clansman and amongst my Top 5 favourite emcees of all time; duke’s flow is colder than Margaret Thatcher.

When the first two cuts leaked, ‘Paper Plates’ and ‘Alphabets’ (both of which are of true Wu potency as the former’s laced by RZA and the latter by True Master), I was teetering at the possibilities of supremely sliced, raw meat audio.

Aight let’s dispense with the fraff, unfortunately it’s yet another ‘no classic’ from a veteran legend (though subtract three or four weak links, it becomes a solid effort). But it’s in possession of some undeniable bangers, and our boy Genius stays ravenous on the mic. So all my loyalists, until ‘Only Built For The Cuban Linx Part II’, willingly settle for this.

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01. Intromental
02. Pencil (featuring Masta Killa & RZA)
03. Alphabets
04. Groundbreaking (featuring Justice Kareem)
05. 7 Pounds (prod. by Black Milk)
06. 0% Finance
07. Short Race (featuring Roc Marciano)
08. Interlude
09. Paper Plate
10. Columbian Ties (featuring True Master)
11. Firehouse (featuring Ka)
12. Path Of Destruction
13. Cinema (featuring Justice Kareem)
14. Intermission (Drive In Movie)
15. Life Is A Movie (featuring RZA & Khan-Acito Of Outlines)
16. Elastic Audio (Bonus Live Performance)

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above.

Video: Alphabets

Fantasticunt LP rating:

7 mums out of 10

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Jay-Z – Jockin’ Jay-Z (Dope Boy Fresh) (Prod. by Kanye West)

August 11, 2008

Because everytime the first Hovi The God single from an impending LP drops, it’s an event.

“That bloke from Oasis said I couldn’t play guitar, somebody shoulda’ told him I’m a fucking Roc star”.

Take one part deep-frequency bassline a la ‘A Millie’, puncture it with a hard-as-gunshot drum, garnish with an 80s Rick Rubin/Run DMC style metal riff break, chop a madly infectious hook, and finally serve up drenched in S Dot audacity: what’s manifested is the mainstream rap single release of the year- diamonds in the damn air, it’s all over. And sceptics wonder why I call Kanye a genius and probably the most important Hip-Hop producer of this decade? Get the fuck outta here.

How many more anthems does Jigga need to cement his place as the greatest ARTIST in Hip-Hop music ever? He wields the most ridiculous catalogue out of any rapper in this culture’s history. I’ll jock Jay-Z to the moon and back as a standard.

Additional note: if Kanye is producing the majority if not all of Hov’s forthcoming ‘Blueprint 3’ as reports indicate (much to my own salivating all over my chin hairs), then I suggest the people brace themselves for what could be one of the Rap albums of the decade. I have faith.

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I see you jockin’ Jay-Z, jockin’ Jay-Z, jockin’ jockin’ Jay-Z, jockin’ Jay-Z!

Large Professor – Main Source

August 11, 2008

Not one of Extra P’s best works (though ‘Hot: Sizzling, Scorching, Torching, Blazing’ should roast a few speakers), and the flow is still reasonably mean plus he fucks with a few unexpected sonics (dope, abrasive vintage synthesizer sounds on ‘Rockin’ Hip-Hop’). Need to subtract some filler though sir.

But yo, fitted tipped & respect where respect due to one of the producer greats.

Due for release September 15th.

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01. The Entrance 2:15
02. Hot: Sizzling, Scorching, Torching, Blazing 2:57
03. Maica Living Feat. Killah Sha & Guardian Leep 3:47
04. Pump Ya Fist Feat. Mikey D Lotto 3:13
05. Party Time 2:44
06. In The Ghetto 2:49
07. Hardcore Hip Hop 3:18
08. Frantic Barz 3:02
09. Swein’ Love 2:58
10. Ru Dope Feat. Jeru Tha Damaja 1:01
11. Dap Feat. Lil Dap 0:41
12. Noyd Feat. Big Noyd 0:47
13. Classic Emergency 2:31
14. Rockin’ Hip Hop 3:22

15. Large Pro Says 2:02
16. To The Meadows 1:46
17. The Hardest Feat. Styles P & AZ 4:42

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above.

Video: Hot: Sizzling, Scorching, Torching, Blazing

Fantasticunt album rating:

6 mums out of 10

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The Notorious B.I.G. – Ready To Die (The O.G. Edition)

August 5, 2008

What conceivable commentary could you possibly demand from me on this one?

Unreleased recordings + demo versions from the classic long player resurrected like praying mantis Frank White… my real heads rejoice, and pass the wet wipes.

(‘Ready To Die’ = my 3rd most cherished Hip-Hop masterpiece of all time alongside ‘Liquid Swords’ and ‘Illmatic’ son doobie. Word is bondage.)

“Welcome to my center, honies feel it deep in they placenta, as cold as the pole in the winter!”

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01. Intro (Original Uncleared Sample Version)
02. Things Done Changed (Original Version)
03. Gimme The Loot (Uncensored Never Before Heard Version)
04. Machine Fun Funk (Dj Premier Version)
05. Warning (Original Version)
06. Ready To Die (Original Beat Version)
07. One More Chance (Original Uncleared Sample Version)
08. Fuck Me (Interlude)
09. The What (Original Unheard Lyrics Version)
10. Juicy (Pete Rock Version)
11. Everyday Struggle (Demo Version)
12. Me And My Bitch (Original Beat Version)
13. Respect (Original Extended Version)
14. Friend Of Mine (Original Demo Version)
15. Whatchu Want (Unreleased Original Version)
16. Suicidal Thoughts (Pete Rock Version)
17. Come On (Unreleased Original Version)
18. Who Shot Ya (Original Demo Version)
19. Mac’s N Dons (Unreleased)
20. Pepsi Freestyle (Unreleased)
21. Biggie Got That Hype Shit (Unreleased Demo)

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above.

Video: Unreleased Pepsi Commercial Freestyle

Fantasticunt mixtape rating:

9.9 mums out of 10

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

MF Doom – Sniper Elite (Produced by J-Dilla)

July 22, 2008

Their once swirled rumors of a Dilla-Doom collaboration project. I guess with the latter’s dispiriting demise, hopes were dashed and destinies deflated.

And then this dropped a few days ago… Metal Fingers spraying sick syllables like a fresh discharge of paint against Dilla’s Anti-American Graffiti backdrop.

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As my heads are aware, the beat is a piece from the producer’s crowning instrumental opus ‘Donuts’ and this Doom lace was recorded during those very sessions in late 2005. Despite not being the most provocative rhythm from that set and failing to exceed the eerily demanding piano clunks of ‘Mash’ (the other Dilla Donut sprinkled with Doom raps to leak last year), neither the surrealist wordplay nor the morphed acoustics disappoint though overall I feel underwhelmed…

Come on, it’s my fucking man MF Doom and my fucking man J-Dilla; I guess the most I could ask for is a vivid rhythm I’m not already familiar with that feels like the unearthing of precious solitaire. I guess this denotes one as a fanatical Jay Dee fiend, but real talk, often I become silently plagued by the fact my ears may never be blessed with a brand new beat by this monarchial musician who was stolen from an art form that is in dire need of poise at his drum-pad pounding fingertips.

Still, a pleasure to hear from the recently truant MF; it’s been 4 year since the people tasted ‘Mm Food’ and I think the masked mic controller should postpone the dessert and deliver us solid, savoury goods once more.

Madvillain – Madvillainy 2 (The Madlib Remix) [30 Second Snippets]

July 21, 2008

According to Wikipedia…

Madvillainy 2 – The Madlib Remix is an upcoming remix album by hip-hop duo Madvillain. The album is a complete remix of their highly-acclaimed debut LP Madvillainy. According to Stones Throw Records, Madlib could not wait for the official sequel of Madvillainy to be released, so he chose to remix their debut album completely. It is scheduled for a 2008 release.

Here’s is the entire project without being the entire project: 30 second snippets. Those utter teasing sons of bitches. It sounds nothing short of another theatrical Madlib skull-fuck; the man is undoubtedly one of the greatest Hip-Hop producers ever, creating and re-creating relentlessly, equipped with a titanium work ethic that could humiliate many a faux-craftsman in his sphere and beyond it.

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    1. Pow! (Intro)
    2. No Brain
    3. Pearls
    4. Light of the Past
    5. Boulder Holder
    6. Borrowed Time
    7. Space Ho’s Coast to Coast
    8. Invazion (Interlude)
    9. Drainos
    10. Fire in the Hole
    11. Heat Niner
    12. Monkey Suit
    13. Fluid (Intrumental)
    14. Can’t Reform Em
    15. Redd Spot (Interlude)
    16. Running Around With Another
    17. Butter King Jewels
    18. Sermon
    19. Roller Coaster Riders (Instrumental)
    20. 3.214
    21. Confucius Spot (Interlude)
    22. Never Go Pop
    23. Savage Beast (Instrumental)
    24. Cold One
    25. Cold One (Reprise)

    Note: Madvillainy is my 9th favourite Hip-Hop LP of all time. I’d thoughtfully leave a download link below for those who farcically fail to identify, yet I feel its masterpiece status merits it a full-blown critical analysis and unyielding dick-ridden praise further down the line. Hol’ tight all my Rhinestone Cowboys.

J-Dilla – Oxtopus Boom Boom

July 18, 2008

My hero.

Allegedly this is the final Dilla tracks ever recorded with his vocals in either late ’05 or earliest ’06 and was for inclusion on the abdandoned ‘Operation Unknown’ project before his untimely passing. Let it not lie in the vaults; let the followers listen.

Respect to Nah Right for the uppin’ and indeed Sir Yancey his very self for possessing such a magnificent mind.

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So understated and laden with unsettling reverbs and sirens swathed in a low-frequency blanket that’s pricked with hand-claps. Beat’s colder than the T-1000 at the end of Terminator 2: Judgement Day when he gets drenched in liquid nitrogen from the ruptured truck/tank spillage and transforms into a prissy little pig-cop ice sculpture. Word to Robert Patrick.

Fonzworth Bentley feat. Andre 3000, Sa-Ra & Kanye West – Everybody

July 17, 2008

I rarely post single drops…

…but then anything with Andre is momentous (and has been since Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik and ATLiens; I direct this subtle jibe at the sprouting 3 Stacks helmet-hoppers of late who’ve only just caught on… 15 years later). He is arguably the greatest Southern emcee in this culture’s history, and by far one of the most consistent.

(Far Overdue) MTV Hottest MCs In The Game Article

The video which also features a speech impediment (Kan)Yeezy despite bare minimal track input is widespread in blogland, yet ’twas a mission finding the mp3 so this one’s for you inexpert net marauders. To the trained ear this sounds like a rip direct from the video, but at the least it’s pod-worthy. Hol’ tight till I cop that crystal 320kpb shit (audio-geek wank material).

Love the sophistifunk bounce on this joint; those Sa-Ra vintage synthesizers are on point aswell.

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What I personally wouldn’t give to slide up Ice Cold to a booty-meat maiden in the club and spout “Shawty you killin’ me hard with them lady pants/ Simple elegance would be better when you dance/ Chest to the sun with a thoroughbred stance/ Ya galloped to the rhythms of a native drum chant…” Shucks. Only in Cupid Valentino’s universe.

Video: Everybody

Additional:

Che Grand feat. Andre 3000 – Airtight Ninja

The day’s most exotic drop featuring an ill sample from Cartoon Network’s Class of 3000 with rising emcee Che Grand and Andre 3K on the original hook…

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John Legend feat. Andre 3000 – Green Light

The other song with that bloke on the piano, from 2 months ago.

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Fonzworth Bentley feat. Pimp C & Lil’ Wayne – C.O.L.O.U.R.S. (Cool Outrageous Lovers Of Uniquely Raw Style)

And one of the freshest joints on the ‘Yeezy mixtape from May 2007 if you’re still on the goddamn catch-up…

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P.S. New Andre solo rap album, ’09. All ‘rappers’ start wiping up after yourselves.

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Roots Manuva – Slime & Reason

July 6, 2008

Rodney’s 4th album, out September 1st. Show gratitude to a hero of our domestic scene- Rodney!

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01. Again and Again
02. c.r.u.f.f.
03. Do Nah Bodda Mi
04. Let The Spirit
05. Kick Up Ya Foot
06. A Mans Talk
07. Buff Nuff
08. Its me oh lord
09. 2 Much 2 Soon
10. Do 4 Self
11. The Show Must Go On
12. Im A New Man
13. Well Alright
14. The Struggle

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above.

Fantasticunt album rating:

6.5 mums out of 10

Video: Buff Nuff

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THIS POST HAS BEEN MARKED BY WORDPRESS.COM STAFF IN RESPONSE TO A DMCA COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT NOTICE. Nas – Untitled

July 4, 2008

Also known as ‘N****r’ by the culturally aware.

He shares his sentiments…

…on this mass internet leak…

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01. Queens Get The Money (Produced by Jay Electronica)
02. You Can’t Stop Us Now (feat. Eban Thomas of The Stylistics & The Last Poets) (Produced by Salaam Remi)
03. Breathe (Produced by J. Myers & Dustin Moore)
04. Make The World Go Round (feat. Chris Brown & The Game) (Co-produced by Cool & Dre & The Game)
05. Hero (feat. Keri Hilson) (Produced by Polow Da Don)
06. America (Produced by Stargate)
07. Sly Fox (Produced by stic.man of Dead Prez)
08. Testify (Produced by Mark Batson)
09. N.I.G.G.E.R. (The Slave And The Master) (Produced by DJ Toomp)
10. Untitled (Produced by stic.man of Dead Prez)
11. Fried Chicken (feat. Busta Rhymes) (Produced by Mark Ronson)
12. Project Roach (feat. The Last Poets) (Produced by Eric Hudson)

13. Ya’ll My Niggas (Produced by J. Myers)
14. We’re Not Alone (feat. Mykel) (Produced by stic.man of Dead Prez)
15. Black President (feat. Johnny Polygon) (Produced by DJ Green Lantern)

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above.

Fantasticunt album rating:

7 mums out of 10

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