Ka – Decisions.

The brother Ka continues to razzle, dazzle and amaze us with visuals from his recent classic album Grief Pedigree. Personally, I’ve been listening to the album since the day that I bought it from the man himself (fittingly in our beloved Brooklyn), and still haven’t gone a day without hearing it. Grief Pedigree is a slow, brooding, cold piece of art that seems to peel back a layer leading to warmth with every listen.

Methodical with his beat making and light years ahead of his counterparts when it comes to his skilled delivery of introspective and cryptic lyrics, the deliberate nature of his work is refreshing. Following the ad-libs alone can take you for a journey off of the main path.

The time that was spent writing, producing as well as mastering this album is very much appreciated by myself and his multinational and devoted fan base. The song sequencing is the icing on the cake that gives Grief Pedigree such a tight cinematic feel, which in turn lends itself to multiple listens.

Peep the new video to see exactly what I mean.

For the cd check the link below. Get the vinyl for the bonus cut. Also cd’s of his first album Iron Works are available on the site.  Ships worldwide.



Q-Unique: Mr. Lopez

We last spoke of Q-Unique when he dropped the mean graffiti infused video for “Crack Era“, the lead single off of his second solo album “Between Heaven and Hell”.

For the re-up, Q the Arsonist brought it back to Bushwick for a collabo with his hermano from another madre Dstroy, who directed his new video “Mr. Lopez”.

The visuals match the pacing of the song well and bring back memories of that “fly on the wall” feel that we all got while watching season after season of “The Wire”.

The lyrics and imagery of the song itself strikes in the same vein as when Ghostface Killah set off his Fishscale album with the heat rock “Shaky Dog”.

The Crack Era.

Peace to my man Q-Unique, Asf-Tck mobb. Fly song, creative video and nice hand styles. I remember all too vividly the Crack Era. Somehow in all the madness of the mid to late 80’s and the early to mid 90’s, rap took shape and became a globally dominating music form. It’s an amazing story that I’m sure someone will get rich telling.

Anyway, check out Q’s new album “Between Heaven & Hell” which is coming out on Sept. 7th, on the Fat Beats Record label.

I wonder if he’s going to do a remix called the Fat Beats era with all the ex employees?

Meth, Ghost & Rae – Our Dreams

The first video from the Wu Triple assassins.
I like the cinematic way in which they flipped the video. It seems like it will be a linked series.

The Album will be out next week.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

If you haven’t seen the incredible cover art yet,  get a late pass.
Peace to Amy, Doves, Nez, Mondee, Skelly, Wild, Lect, Carlos Javier from Espana, Lazy Jay and Young Chris.

Killa Hill Anthem.

Peace to my man Bloody BL 5MH for producing this banger. When I heard the early version of this posse cut, it had nearly 15 people on it.  I was wondering how that was going to fly, but it was scaled back nicely.

There aren’t too many folks out there making music like this any more. Hard beats, hard rhymes, skillfully rappin about hard times. This ain’t tight pants music. Emo rap take a back seat and put the mic down, before u get duffed..

the ruff cut of the video was nice too.