Happy Holidays from Ecliptic Sight. What makes a holiday even better? We all know it is good music. Well if you have not seen, “How Sean P! Stole Christmas” yet then you are missing out (and if you haven’t picked up his album, “Mic Tyson” then you are pass missing out and need to catch up) because Sean Price has put his spin on a holiday classic. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas animated cartoon is the topic of choice for Sean Price and Kimson Albert, Animator & Director of the video. Sean Price goes in for the one two punch on the vocals with some of the funniest and grimmest things to say on a Christmas record. Khrysis makes the Grinch his own with a smoothed out sound that makes you nod your head. Kimson Albert provides the slick visuals to add the icing on the cake bringing the whole project together. If you want the song for free go to Duck Down’s website and like their Facebook page.
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
4. Price & Shining Armor (feat. Ruste Juxx)
5. Title Track
6. Straight Music
7. STFU, Pt. 2
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)
The World Famous Beat Junkies was founded in 1992 so 2012 would mark the groups 20 year anniversary. I can still remember seeing a Beat Junkie battle on VHS or picking up the The World Famous Beat Junkies Volume 1 mixed by DJ Babu on cassette and many others. I have seen them do all the individual and collaborative projects but they always keep the Beat Junkie sound. The documentary, “The Beat Junkies – For The Record” takes us on a road down memory lane. It talks about how the group formed and how the individual members got into the group. Some of the best moments come from watching how the members still have so much support for each other and how they look up to each other. If you love turntablism and want to know more about one of the best groups still doing it, then you owe it to yourself to watch this.
So my package has arrived of Yumiko: Curse of the Merch Girl by Murs and Josh Blaylock. If you need it a refresher of what this is then check out the successfully funded Kickstarter page for more information. I ordered the package with the T-shirt and picked the art of Jim Mahfood with his envisioning of Yumiko. Included in the delivery was a download card with the album and comic digitally, a hard cover of the graphic novel and the Murs & Foundation CD. I was waiting to get the physical comic to read it but it looks great with the artwork of Jose Garcia with a quick flip through. The Murs & Foundation album is just what you thought it would be, nice with all the songs complimenting the graphic novel. Click on the image to see a larger version at Art by Ecliptic Sight.
How do you make a track stronger getting a capable producer to remix your song. Slaughterhouse has enlisted the help of El-P to remix their song, “Hammer Dance” and it has transformed into a monster of a jam. El-P brings his signature sound engulfing the four man powerhouse to new heights. Check out the Slaughterhouse – Hammer Dance (El-P Remix) below.
Just in case you missed it…
Amazon MP3 Store knows how to make me spend my hard earn money on music by having crazy low prices. I have been on a mission to replace all the music I use to have on cassette tape or lost/stolen compact discs. Amazon is helping out because right now they are having a limited time sale on mp3s for $2.99. My favorite on the list that I didn’t have was, “A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory“. It has arguably one of the most recognizable Tribe song that everyone knows called, “Scenario” but I just could not wait to hear the whole album again. If you don’t have this in your collection or like me need to get put it back in your collection then this is the perfect time to pick it up.
Other recommendations that are $2.99 that I own:
Kanye West – Graduation
Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Jay-Z – The Blueprint