ESP Music Agenda: Bigg Jus

One thing I always worry about is when a group breaks up or want to put out solo albums is that one artist gets the shine and releases more music. It happened to Dilated Peoples with Evidence, Vast Aire and countless others putting out multiple albums while their counterparts Rakaa, Vordul Mega and others put out one or two at the most. This happened when Company Flow went separate ways with El-P making his label with a sudden stream of albums with Bigg Jus starting a label and putting out two solo albums and two collaborative albums but then he seemed to slow his output. Well all of his can rejoice because he is back with a single called, “Advanced Lightbody Activation“. It is that futuristic on the next level music that you expect from the King Spitter himself. Not only that we found out he is releasing an album called, “Machines That Make Civilization Fun” on May 8, 2012 and with a title like that you can only imagine what he is cooking up for his fans. If you go to the Mush Records’ (the label putting out his new album) Sound Cloud page you are enticed with the new sound that will hitting your ear lobes. I am ready to hear some new material from the Bigg Jus and had to let everyone know about this one. Check out the artwork for Machines That Make Civilization Fun below:

Drip Stones Throw Subscription

Stones Throw is always putting out great music to make your head nod and now they have teamed up with Drip.FM so that you never have to miss a release ever again. It is a new subscription service that will run you $10 month to get all of their new releases. I have already put down the money for the service and happily got the brand new Homeboy Sandman – Subject: Matter EP. The list of stuff you will get with the subscription is here:

How it Works:
– Get every new Stones Throw release, delivered to your inbox
– Download any time, anywhere
– 320 kbps MP3 files, with no ‘DRM’ restrictions of any kind
– Exclusive tracks, mixes and sessions from Stones Throw artists
– Month-to-month billing.

Upon signing up, receive our three latest releases. Currently:
– Homeboy Sandman’s Subject: Matter EP
- The Minimal Wave Tapes Vol. 2 (advance release exclusively on
– M.E.D.’s Classic Instrumentals LP

Next up:
– J. Rocc’s Mystery Tracks EP
– Quakers, Quakers Album (Geoff Barrow of Portisthead & a hip-hop group of 35+ members)
– Jonwayne’s Oodles of Doodles Album

If that list doesn’t get you hype then you need to go to the emergency room because you maybe dying. Time to get back to the music.

Video Of The Moment! Part VI

I don’t know why this is my first post about The Doppelgangaz but I can assure you it won’t be the last. If I were to try to explain them to you it might put you off because they wear cloaks and make dark landscapes with their music. You still there okay good because they make dope music and have put the visuals to one of my favorite tracks off of their album, “Lone Sharks“. Check it out below and stay until the end to see why they are handing out apples. Watch off for the…

Directed by Nicolas Heller of @RickyShabazz
Cinematography by Seth Applebaum
Edited by Nicolas Heller and Seth Applebaum
Additional Cinematography by Gordon Hendrick
VFX by Brian Dohn
Special Thanks to Gregory Matesich
2011 Groggy Pack Entertainment, LLC.


ESP Music Agenda: The Dirty Politicians

So it is another year with another new site design and another ESP Music Agenda. This one makes me proud because it comes from my brother Cardiac and his group, The Dirty Politicians. They are making moves in Bakersfield (Killer Kern), California and have opened up for some big names such as 2 Live Crew, Onyx, Sean Price, Rakaa , Afro Man, Tech N9ne, Sand People, Luckyiam, Sic Jacken, Keith Murray, and more. I have even put one of their songs, “Rockey Red Eyes on the Ecliptic Sight Podcast: Future Edition and one of their live show videos. So I have been waiting for this and now I can put the world on The Dirty Politicians album, “Dirty Architecture” on Bandcamp. If you have been missing that west coast music like I have then you will be happy to add this to your catalogue. With songs like, “Flip the Page” that talk about their trials and tribulations to, “West Up” you will been nodding your head until it falls off. With Merge on the beats, he is crafting music that is intoxicating that will make you appreciate real hip-hop again. I can not speak highly enough about The Dirty Politicians and their music. Cardiac and Merge have dropped the visuals for their song, “Cold Box” off the album, “Loose Leaf & Lead” on Youtube that is directed by Evil Duer of the group and it shows that their creativity doesn’t just stop at the music. So sit back and prepare yourself for The Dirty Politicians movement.

I Got 5 On AmazonMP3

Okay stop whatever you are doing and go to AmazonMP3 store because they are having a sale on albums for $5 dollars a piece. It is very random what is on sale and it is just best to look if the album you want is on sale. I have a MP3 Wishlist that I add albums to so that way I can go back and buy them later when I have the funds. An added bonus to doing it this way is that Amazon will let you know when the price drops below the price you added the album (it will look like this: Price dropped 44% (was $8.99 when added) $4.99) and this is how I discovered the sale. This is what I have picked up so far:

9th Wonder – The Wonder Years
Action Bronson – Dr. Lecter
Action Bronson & Statik Selektah – Well Done
Blu & Exile – Below the Heavens
De La Soul – The Grind Date
DMX – It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot
Dumbfoundead – DFD
Gravediggaz – 6 Feet Deep
Greneberg – Greneberg
Jedi Mind Tricks – Violence Begets Violence
Killah Priest – The 3 Day Theory
Kno – Death Is Silent
M.O.P. – Sparta
Malcolm and Martin – Life Doesn’t Frighten Me
Matisyahu – Shake Off the Dust…Arise
MED – Bang Ya Head 3, Special Edition
Meyhem Lauren – Self Induced Illness
Mobb Deep – Black Cocaine
Regina Spektor – 11:11
Royce Da 5’9″ – Death Is Certain
Saigon – The Greatest Story Never Told
Ski Beatz – 24 Hour Karate School, Part 2
The Black Opera – Enter Mission
The Dino 5 – The Dino 5
The Undergods – In Gods We Trust
Vast Aire – Ox 2010: A Street Odyssey

I say so far because half the albums were full price yesterday and I checked today and the other half I bought today dropped to $5 dollars. So go get your musical fix but know, “The Black Opera – Enter Mission” is $8.99 but I had to get that one now because they are doing something different that needs to be heard.

Video Of The Moment! Part Fifth

Thanks King Fantastic you have given me another reason to miss the west coast with the video of “Class of ’97 (1979)“. It is just a summer time jam that is perfect to warm you up for the cold winter times we are going into. Troublemaker has injected a soulful beat that will keep your head nodding with Killer Reese One delivering the infectious flow. If you have not done so yet go and get the King Fantastic – Death of Summer EP at and if this is your first taste of King Fantastic pick up their debut album, “Finger Snaps and Gun Claps” also and here some Westcoastsynthesizerbeachbumgangstermusic. Okay back to the video so I can reminisce over the beaches of California.


I have been telling people that Slaughterhouse is about to blow up and I have had a couple of examples to give them. They are four separate artists  Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Royce da 5’9″ that have been doing their thing on the solo tip then they performed a song on Joe Budden’s  “Halfway House” which they knew they had a chemistry to form the group. They released their first album, “Slaughterhouse” in 2009 on E1. In 2011 they released an EP called, Slaughterhouse EP, to hold over the fans until they could finish up their Shady Records debut album. They say they are about 75% finish with that album which I know will finally put them on the map. So to display their lyrically ingenuity Eminem, Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse decided to go to the B.E.T. Awards 2011 Hip Hop Cypher and murdered the whole thing. Watch the video below and you will be yelling Slaughterhouse!!!! like Rihanna (you will know what I mean when you watch it).

This is the unedited explicit version of the Shady Records 2.0 Boys 2011 Cypher. Yelawolf, Slaughterhouse and Eminem over “Tried By 12” provided by DJ Premier. Filmed on location in Detroit, MI, USA.