The title of Bigg Jus new album, “Machines That Make Civilization Fun” puts a smile on my face because it can be interrupted in so many ways. Well you do not have to wonder what the title means anymore with Culture King sitting down with the King Spitter to explain the album title as well as other things on his mind. He touches on everything from his graffiti, Company Flow, to the way he makes music and more. If you read ESP Music Agenda: Bigg Jus then you know I was looking forward to his release. I picked it up at Mush Records digital store and let me tell you Bigg Jus does not disappoint as always.
If the post title did not grab your attention then this surely will because El-P will be dropping a new album. The album is called Cancer for Cure or C4C for short and will include his much sought after single, “Drones Over Bklyn” first established by the Adult Swim Singles Program website. The album will drop on May 22, 2012 but if you did like I did and purchased the G-Money Deluxe (that includes both El-P – Cancer for Cure Vinyl Super Deluxe and the El-P produced Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music Vinyl Deluxe Package) then you could be listening to the album right now. The original date for the vinyl was going to be released on May 29th but due to unforeseen delays the package will not be available until June 4th. To compensate the fans for the delay, they have given us the Cancer for Cure digital album early and will allow others to order a vinyl package to download the release today also. There are three vinyl packages to choose from to get the digital download:
(shipping June 4th): 2xLP Vinyl + Poster + Album Download
Vinyl Super Deluxe
(shipping June 4th): 4xLP Color Vinyl – SUPER LIMITED (Album is “Electric Blue”, Instrumental is “Blood Red”) + Poster + Album Download
PLEASE NOTE – (Shipping June 4th) Includes Both El-P Vinyl Super Deluxe and the El-P produced Killer Mike Vinyl Deluxe Package
That is all I got, time to get back to El-P – Cancer for Cure.
I don’t know if Homeboy Sandman likes every song that I do or it is a stroke of good luck because he keeps releasing videos for my favorite songs off his albums. The latest creation from his album, Chimera is the moving video for the music, “Hold Your Head”. In the music video Homeboy Sandman tries to time travel to transform his life. It doesn’t work out the way he wants but he still holds his head up and delivers a message to his present self to not give up. If you are going through bad times this song is your motivation to stay up.
Directed by Mac Smullen
Shot by Max Blecker
Produced by Keith Haitkin
Wardrobe/Prop Design by Olivia Callender
Makeup by Sinead Kravitz
So I was listening to some of Cage’s previous albums and decided to do a little search on the internet to see what he is up to. Well I hit the jack pot because it seems like he will be dropping two EPs in the near future so he is dropping new joints on his SoundCloud page. All of the songs are jamming on there but the one that caught me the most was his song called, “Super Baked”. Producer FSTLANE gives Cage the perfect backdrop to infuse his haunting lyrics over and they blend perfectly. I can’t wait for the new albums and the new songs he will be leaking on his page. Check out, “Super Baked” below.
It came in today, my deluxe package of Opio’s Vulture’s Wisdom, Volume II. It came with three stickers that say, “93 til.” A t-shirt with the Opio logo on the front and the CD of Vulture’s Wisdom, Volume II. The album is banging like we all knew it would be and the artwork and package compliment it well. Here is a picture of what you get if you order (go to Art by Ecliptic Sight for a larger view):
I have always been a fan of Hieroglyphics and their music and I am still glad they are still putting it down for hip-hop. They have never stopped so this is not a come back. It is just time for Pep Love to shine on his own with his new album, “Rigmarole“. Rigmarole has lots of different meanings but I think this one would suit it best:
a complex and sometimes ritualistic procedure
~© 2012 Merriam-Webster, Incorporated
Which is why we are getting this album now. The first single and video, “Can’t Nobody Do It Like Us” (see below), doesn’t need to be explained it is just want it says nobody does it like Hiero. The second single and video (see below), “Hip Hop My Friend” does a great job of making you feel the way you felt the first time you heard good hip-hop in your soul with a sample to get you in that zone. The album will be released March 6, 2012 and he currently has a pre-order (which I bought the deluxe verison) of three bundles: