ESP Agenda: Sean Price – Mic Tyson

How do you follow up Kimbo Price which felt like a knockout? With a finishing blow as expected called, “Mic Tyson” to be released October 30, 2012. Sean Price the “Brokest Rapper You Know” needs no introduction but I will educate you anyways. After being attacked by “Monkey Barz” on his first solo album, now it is time for him to lay them all out on his newest joint (see album covers below if it doesn’t make sense). With his latest animated video for the track, “STFU, Pt. 2″, it becomes very obvious what he wants people to do that doubt him. Sean Price still has the crazy wordplay with rhymes that make you rewind to make you think did he just say that. Sean Price’s Mic Tyson is shaping up to be an album of the year contender and really did anyone doubt this.

Sean Price – STFU Part 2 (Music Video)

 

Sean Price – Mic Tyson (Album Cover)

 

Sean Price – Monkey Barz (Album Cover)

 

Sean Price – Mic Tyson (Tracklist)

1. The Genesis of the Omega
2. Bar-Barian
3. Pyrex
4. Price & Shining Armor (feat. Ruste Juxx)
5. Title Track
6. Straight Music
7. STFU, Pt. 2
8. Hush
9. Solomon Grundy (feat. Ike Eyes & Ill Bill)
10. Frankenberry (feat. Buckshot)
11. BBQ Sauce (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
12. Bully Rap (feat. Realm Reality)
13. By the Way (feat. Torae)
14. Battering Bars (feat. Pumpkin Head)
15. The Hardest Nigga Out
16. Haraam (Bonus Track)
17. Remember (feat. Freddie Gibbs) [Bonus Track]
18. I See (Bonus Track)

IMA-ONE creates a Robot Robinson

John Robinson delivers fierce lyrics to any track he spits on. Now he has teamed up with Robot Koch to transform into Robot Robinson. Their sound is a mash up of Hip-Hop and Electronic music to nicely combine the genres. Robot Robinson did not stop with their sound scape and injected it into their artwork with the help of IMA-ONE. IMA-ONE is a graphical genius from the land of Japan and gives his own unique spin on their concept. If you check out The John Robinson Project website you can see sketches of the art below and the album cover with the final project also.

Pharoahe Monch Demands W.A.R. On Amazon Cloud Drive

Have you been looking for the new Pharoahe Monch – W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) for a cheap price or wanting to try the new Amazon Cloud Drive? Well Amazon has you covered on both ends. They have Pharoahe Monch’s new album for $2.99 on their MP3 store which also gives you a free year of their new Cloud Drive 20gb storage. So now you can store your music on Amazon Cloud Drive and play it through any computer or Android phone/device. Amazon Cloud Drive also lets you download your music wherever you are. This way you get a great album and a great storage for your music.

ESP Music Agenda: Albums Of 2010

So it is that time of the year again where I wrap it up with my top picks of 2010. So much great hip-hop out there and a lot of it I missed but will try to make up for next year. So lets get into with the list in no particular order.

2 Hungry Bros. – Back For Seconds. Listen to some of your favorite emcees from Homeboy Sandman, 8thW1 to L.I.F.E. Long over the delicious beats by 2 Hungry Bros.

Agartha Audio – The Hollow Earth. Producer Dig Dug makes haunting beats to allow his Uncommon Record brethens to rip the hollow earth apart.

Animate Objects – Danya and the Fail Present: The Shit. The second song on this album entitled, “Grow Ass Man” is the mindset to be in listening to this fine collection.

Apollo Brown – The Reset. Apollo Brown has the magical red reset button to bring hip-hop back to the masses.

Bobo Meets Rhettmatic – BMR The Mixtape. Not necessarily a hip-hop album but from the genius of Bobo (Cypress Hill) and DJ Rhettmatic (Beat Junkies) how could you not love this collaboration of live instruments and turntables.

Boog Brown – Grind Season vol. 1. Boog Brown will dominate any other artist of any gender and does it with class.

Butta Verses – Slow Down Ha Ha (Single). Butta Verses is exactly what you get on this song.

Chosen Few – New World Symphony. New Hiero affilialtes want to start a new world symphony and they deliver on that.

Clan Destined – A Story Never Told. Nice concept album of how some emcees pay to get on a mixtape and then it turns into something they didn’t want.

Count Bass D – Hartsfield JAXson. R.I.P. Jax. Count Bass D & DJ Pocket pay homage to the Jax with his rhyme partners from Binkis and others. Count Bass D & DJ Pocket deliver a great album with lyrics, beats and cuts, what else can you as for.

Damu The Fudgemunk – How It Should Sound – Volume 1 & 2. On the intro Damu The Fudgemunk says, “…interpret the title how you wanna..” and with the way he crafts his beats show that this is how hip-hop should sound.

Diego Bernal – “Besides…”. Deigo Bernal is a new name to me but his beats bring back that boom bap sound with a spanish influence that needs to be heard to believe.

Dillon – Cupid’s Revenge: The Ain’t Shit Suite. First Dillon gets a whole album of beats from Paten Locke and now he gets beats from Batsauce. If the album cover doesn’t give it away then be prepared for a interstellar ride about Dillon’s take on women and love.
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Donwill & Von Pea – The Sandwich Shop. Donwill & Von Pea two-thirds of Tanya Morgan lift the beats from The Roots – Sandwich EP and do it a great service by delivering satisfying words to the music.
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DTMD – The Basics (EP). Dunc and Toine Makin Dollas paying homage to EPMD with their name. The Basics have a head nodding sound that make you feel like this is straight good music with out no filler.
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Dumbfoundead – Music. Dumbfoundead gives us a peak at his genuis with this free mixtape with him flowing nicely on every beat given.
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Eminem – Recovery. This is the Eminem I remember from his first couple of albums and brings a great recovery for music. His song for Proof (R.I.P.), “You’re Never Over” definitely celebrates his life.
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Fashawn & DJ Green Lantern – XXL & Orisue Presents “Ode to Illmatic”. What can you say about a tribute album to one of the best lyricist and his best album from one of the best up and comers. I guess this is enough, go get it.
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Freddie Joachim – A.M. Freddie Joachim gives us another instrumental album that can be listened in the A.M. or P.M. and give you the most compelling melodies to enjoy.
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Future Ape Tapes – Temples. If this is your first journey to the sound temples then you are in for a treat because they have now honed their skills to give you the spaced out music for your ears.
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Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime – SomeOthaShip. With Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime guiding this ship they craft something that is meant to be heard.
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Guilty Simpson – OJ Simpson. Guilty Simpson lays the verses and Madlib lays the beats, do I need to say anything else.
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Homeboy Sandman – The Good Sun. By far the one of my favorite albums of the year. Homeboy Sandman creates a whole album of  music that you can not stop listening to because of his flow and subject matter.
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J Dilla – Donut Shop. J Dilla (R.I.P.) more of that neck breaking music from the producer that you all know and love including myself.
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Jay Electronica – Exhibit C (Rob Viktum Remix). Rob Viktum takes a stab at remixing an already dope song with his own brand making it sound just as nice.
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Joe Kickass – Let Me Introduce. Joe Kickass introduces himself as an emcee to watch for.JoeKickassLetMe

Joe Kickass – Mind Joe. After Joe Kickass introduces himself, he wants you to mind the lyrical gifts that he drops all over his full length.
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Joe Scudda – Not Your Average Joe. Joe Scudda bombs your ears with his unrelenting flow that will not let you go even if you try to get away.
JoeScuddaNotYourAverage

Junk Science – A Miraculous Kind Of Machine. Junk Science takes their signature hip-hop and  gives you some kind of miraculous thing to keep in your deck.
JunkScienceAMiraculous

Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The only man that I know in the industry that can do what he wants and still sell records. This time he is back on the some hip-hop stuff that will make you wonder where does he go from here.
KanyeWestMyBeautiful

Kenny Diaz Presents – The Lost Episodes V. 1 & 2. From 1995 to 1999 you can discover all of the lost hip-hop that still sounds contemporary for 2010.
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Kooley High – B-sides and Rarities. Kooley High gives us all of the b-sides and rarities that we might have missed and you should thank them by getting this.
KooleyHighBsides

Little Brother – LeftBack. It is sad to say that this is the last Little Brother album but they go out with a bang and leave you waiting for their solo and different collaborations.
LittleBrotherLeftBack

LMNO & Kev Brown – Selective Hearing Part 2. LMNO & Kev Brown lend their selective hearing to the godfather of soul, James Brown and make a soulful album of beats and rhymes.

Madlib – Madlib Medicine Show #1: Before The Verdict. The jury are back in and the verdict is that Madlib and Guilty Simpson do it again.
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Madlib – Madlib Medicine Show #5: The History of the Loop Digga, 1990. Here is a record of Madlib beats from the 1990s and he even lets his CDP crew represent hard on this one.

Mainframe – e.q.e.p. If you like those joints that bump then you can get with Mainframe and Blu on this EP.

Marco Polo & Ruste Juxx – The eXXecution. The eXXecution is flawless with Marco Polo providing the beats that Ruste Juxx slaughters.
MarcoPoloRusteJuxxTheeXXecution

Meth, Ghost & Rae – Wu-Massacre. If you are a Wu fan and don’t have this album then it is time to get into the Wu-Massacre before you lose your life (or miss out on these three the hard way).
MethGhostRaeWuMassacre

MF Borat – So Good to Me (Single). DigDug invents the perfect beat to let MF Doom make music so good to me.
MFBoratSoGood

MF GRIMM – You Only Live Twice: The Audio Graphic Novel. If MF GRIMM can do this with two lives then he needs to be granted many more.
MFGRIMMYouOnlyLiveTwice

MidaZ The BEAST – El MidaZ Affair. This is the MidaZ affair but invites us all to find out why he is a beast on the mic.
MidazElMidazAffair

MidaZ The BEAST – Freestylin’ (Single). MidaZ freestylin’.
MidaZFreestylin

MidaZ The BEAST – Lost N Found (produced by Blue Sky Black Death) (Single). If this is in the lost and found then he must have more gems that we are missing.
MidaZLostNFound

Mos Dub – Mos Dub. Max Tannone remixes Mos Def with reggae dub music to give you a diverse sound clash.
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MosEL – Just Thinking Out Loud. I am just thinking out loud that MosEL has made a something to be marveled.
MosELJustThinking

Mr. Lif – Santa’s Got a Muthafuckin’ Uzi (Single). I always wanted this on vinyl because it was a limited edition cut out of Mr. Lif’s head with a santa cap but I have to settle for the craziest christmas rap of the year.
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Murs and 9th Wonder – Fornever. Fourth album of Murs and 9th Wonder and they are fornever quitting.
MursFornever

Mystik Journeymen – Return 2 The Love. It is not a come back but a return to the love of hip-hop.
MystikJourneymenReturn2

Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Distant Relatives. Nas and Jr. Gong come together to give you a familar style that is paired nicely.
NasDistantRelatives

Obii Say – The Vinyl Proxy 1965. The vinyl proxy used by emcee Obii Say and producer Sinitus Tempo gives you a vintage mixing of new material that succeed on each song.
ObiiSayTheVinylProxy

Oddisee – Odd Spring. Spring beats from Oddisee that move you in ways you didn’t think possible.
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Oddisee – Odd Winter. Winter time is the theme behind this frosty instrumental album that will warm up your soul.
OddiseeOddWinter

Opio – Mark It Zero. The Big Lebowski infused joint from one of your favorite hieroglyphics members but don’t mark it zero, mark it sick.
OpioMarkItZero

Pack FM – I F*cking Hate Rappers. Pack FM explains while he can’t stand rappers by rapping. It makes senses when you listen to it.
PackFMIFuckingHate

Persevere & Style MiSia – The Vintage Edition EP. Persevere gives the vintage edtion of his catalog so you can remember why he does his music.
Perservere&StyleMiSiaTheVintage

Rah Digga – Do Your Numbers (Single). Nottz produced single (that is not on the album) to promote her newest album entitled, “Classic” and it sounds that way.

Rapper Big Pooh – The Purple Tape. Rapper Big Pooh reminiscences over this purple tape that makes you want more.
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Ras Kass & DJ Rhettmatic – A.D.I.D.A.S. The album that I knew he could always make with him just spitting complex words and supported and paid by fans and myself alike.
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Reflection Eternal – Revolutions Per Minute. Reflection Eternal took a minute to release this one but it was worth the wait.
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Rhymefest – El Che. Rhymefest needed to start a revolution to get his album out and it should catch on.
RhymefestElChe

Rocky Reason – Part Dark Matter. She has an alien introduce this album and that gives the overall feel for this spaced out piece.
RockyReasonPartDark

Ski Beatz – 24 Hour Karate School. Ski Beatz harnesses the backdrops for emcees to karate chop on this one.
SkiBeatz24Hour

Slum Village – Villa Manifesto. Maybe the last Slum Village album and with songs like, “Earl Flinn” show that they never lost it.
SlumVillageVilaManifesto

Strong Arm Steady – In Search Of Stoney Jackson. Strong Arm Steady are bless with a whole album of Madlib invasion beats and it makes for one of the best of the year.
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Tame One – The Hell or High Water EP. Junkwaffel lays down just the right beats for Tame One to black out to.
TameOneTheHell

Tarica June – Moonlight Revolution (The Mixtape). This one came out of no where with some of the nicest lyrics from an up and coming emcee.
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The Heart & Brain – Mbodiment. With 23 tracks and no filler it is a great accomplishment with everything working for this album from beats to rhymes.
TheHeart&BrainMbodiment

The Residents – Open House. Munshine and Saint definitely have a open house that you should visit and will return to frequently.
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The Roots – How I Got Over. The Roots always get over because they don’t settle for nothing but quality music and this one does it right.
TheRootsHowIGotOver

TiRon – MSTRD. I have always liked mustard better than ketchup and TiRon proves that it is also true with his sound.
TironMstrd

Toki Wright – BlackMale. Toki Wright is going to catch you by surprise. It is hip-hop that makes you feel empowered.
TokiWrightBlackMale

Tone Liv – Path Train To Jersey. Took the ride to Jersey with Tone Liv and now I understand why it was worth the trip.
ToneLivPathTrain

Trek Life & J.Bizness – Rhymes Within Reason. They rhyme and produce for a reason and it is to create ample music.
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Turbo – ElectroRockv5: Long Live Lightning Level Lyricism. Fifth album in the ElectroRock series and he still defies how much better he can get.
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Unique Assassin – Spelling Bee Champ. If Unique Assassin was put in a spelling bee contest then he could spit every letter and make it sound extravagant.
UniqueAssassinSpellingBee

Von Pea – Pea’s Gotta Have It. He said this is the album he wanted to make in school. It takes you back while still sounding fresh.
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WEB & I.D.e.A – God’s Favorites. WEB & I.D.e.A are becoming one of my favorites and can be yours too after you give it a listen.
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X.O. – One. One. Ten. After killing it on Diamond District, he does it again and again all over his solo effort.
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ESP Album Art: Jamie Christopherson – Lost Planet Soundtrack

Here is another album cover done by headpiece747 for the video game, Lost Planet. The soundtrack was included on the collector’s edition of the game. The composer Jamie Christopherson also has ten out of the fifteen songs on his website for free download. Lost Planet is a mech/FPS that made me feel as though I was in the movie Starship Troopers. The visuals of the game are still impressive by today’s standards. The soundtrack is handled perfectly by Jaime Christopherson mixing soothing tones and chaotic effects to match the pace of the game. If you have not played the game or heard the soundtrack then definitely pick up the collector’s edition so you can have both.

Jaime Christopherson - Lost Planet Soundtrack: Album Art
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ESP Album Art: Digital Dust – Dusty Folders Vol.1

So I passed the Digital Dust – Dusty Folders Vol.1 to DJ headpiece747 and he was taking back by the skills of Primus Maximus on the Monome. He liked the mix so much that he took out his bottle of alcohol and started to design an album cover for it. He posted it on monome.org after DJ Tes (of Digital Dust) asked to see it and then Primus Maximus had this to say:

Good stuff headpiece747!
But it says “Dust Digital” on the cover while we are Digital Dust.
We have a myspace (http://www.myspace.com/digitaldustmusic) and a website which is not done yet (www.boomtobap.com)

Drunkenness at its finest but he corrected the name and it is here for your album art inclusiveness.

Digital Dust - Dusty Folders Vol.1: Album Art
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ESP Free Download: Chapter 2 : Street Soul

The Advantage Music Group & Domination Recordings Present: Chapter 2 : Street Soul for your listening pleasure. For your viewing pleasure on your mp3 player or pc, DJ headpiece747 & myself took it upon ourselves to fix the mp3 tags and artwork. Chapter 2 : Street Soul features 21 tracks from artists such as Prince Po, Ill Poetix, Keith Masters, Malay Sparks and plenty more. So check out the updated zip file and artwork below.

Download: The Advantage Music Group & Domination Recordings Present: Chapter 2 : Street Soul

The Advantage Music Group & Domination Recordings Present: Chapter 2 : Street Soul Album Art