Elzhi’s manager, Jae Barber, teams up with Gerard Victor to create some nice visuals for El’s remake of Nas’ classic (and my favorite song off Illmatic). You’ll recognize faces like Eminem, Royce Da 5’9″, J Dilla, Proof, T3, Baatin, and others in the footage of Detroit’s legendary Hip-Hop Shop, famously highlighted in 8 Mile.
Elzhi’s back with the next set of visuals off Elmatic, this time linking up with Michael Castelaz to highlight “It Ain’t Hard To Tell.” Has anyone asked Nas if he’s heard the project yet? Most artists would probably be a little salty, but I gotta think Nas would be appreciative.
I saw a few people commenting on the wait we’ve endured for Elzhi’s Elmatic and it was evident that they were a little frustrated because it’s not necessarily a completely original concept. However, the few records that we’ve heard off it so far are RIDICULOUS so I’m really looking forward to it being released on May 10th. The combination of Elzhi’s Nasir-influenced bars with live instrumentation is gonna be crazy…
Alright, not to get all Rev Run/emo-Drake on you, but with my recent home purchase and subsequent move, I’ve been thinking about how my post-college life has broken down nicely into a few sections based on housing. There was the first apartment phase where I was out of the dorms and really living on my own for the first time (crappy job but fun times). That was followed by the second, nicer apartment with a better job and more money in the pocket, but overall, not as fun as the no-responsibility days that preceded it. Now I’m on to the first home section and I’m determined to use the transition as a catalyst to spur the rest of my life on to a new phase as well.
Whether or not you followed the same type of route, your adult life is probably fairly similar. Anyone reading this is part of the same basic culture and thus we all share the same basic goals, while battling the same basic challenges. So personally, I’ve decided to take a step back and approach things a little bit more analytical than before. The new plan is to define, prioritize, execute, complete, repeat, and assess. That goes for everything in life. Y’all might be able to do it all a little more fluidly, but I’m left brain. Do whatever works best for you, but make sure you’re moving forward and progressing. aka:
Ayo, the brother’s “Stillmatic”
I crawled up out of that grave, wiping the dirt, cleaning my shirt
They thought I’ll make another “Illmatic”
But it’s always forward I’m moving
Never backwards stupid, here’s another classic
And since you’ll need a soundtrack, Hubble SNSS gotchu.
Show #289 (12-12-10)
- Yelawolf ft. Rittz The Rapper – “Box Chevy”
- B.o.B ft. Playboy Tre, CyHi Da Prynce, & Bun B – “Higher”
- Lloyd Banks – “Reach Out”
- Bambu – “History Of Angels”
- Focus ft. Pro-Verb, Ras Kass, Kendrick Lamar, & Latoiya Williams – “Homage To Daz & Soopafly”
- Avatar Young Blaze ft. Isabella du Graf – “Wishing On A Dream” (Local Music)
- Evidence – “Frame Of Mind”
- **INTERVIEW WITH KYLE LUCAS (of VONNEGUTT) & CAPTAIN MIDNITE, PT. 1**
- Big Boi ft. Vonnegutt – “Follow Us (Remix)”
- Mac Miller – “Knock, Knock”
- **INTERVIEW WITH KYLE LUCAS (of VONNEGUTT) & CAPTAIN MIDNITE, PT. 2**
- J. Cole ft. Drake – “In The Morning”
- Drake – “Fall For Your Type (Same Mistakes)”
- JusMoni – “Take All Night” (Local Music)
- Kanye West – “Lost In The World”
- Kanye West – “Who Will Survive In America”
- The Kid Daytona – “On My Way Home”
- Jay Electronica ft. Tone Treasure – “Jazzmatazz (R.I.P. Guru Sendoff)”
- Method Man & Redman – “How High (Remix)” (Throwback of the Week)
- Consequence ft. Large Professor, Q-Tip, & Havoc – “Fake ID’s”
- Emilio Rojas – “Close To Me”
- Head Like A Kite ft. Tilson (of the Saturday Knights) & Asy (of Smoosh) – “Diamond Paint” (Local Music)
Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?tpu0dsh5b8z14zu
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/83892662d43ab4fe/)
(2nd back up - http://usershare.net/p667vn2csszj)
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