Thursday, December 13, 2012

Be Thankful

A couple folks asked me about this edit when I played it last night.

Generally, you can't go wrong with anything from DJ Day, so take a little time and check out his stuff on Soundcloud...his blog site is pretty great too.

Looks like the homie has a new album dropping in the new year too!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

2k12 gift guide
Garment Renaissance

Strictly Wu Wear for the New Year. Nah, but really, just some new items I picked up to cover my physical for 2013.

The gear is dope...and the music is just about timeless. Consider supporting these folks if you're looking for a gift for that special someone/DJ/music head/fashion nut this holiday season.

Truth and Soul Records
Shirt - Music

The "Shaolin Jazz" project
Shirt - Music (FREE dl or stream)

Stones Throw Records
Shirt - Music

And, for those of you saying to yourself:
"damn yo, Mike is so generous with these great ideas, I only wish I could pay him back with something awesome for his everyday life.."

See here...Santa kinda fronted on me last time.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

'95 Live

I picked up this Elektra/East West "iLLSTYLE LIVE" showcase record from a friend recently (S/O to DJ Eurok at Upset the Setup.)

My initial reaction upon playing it was "who A&R’ed at Elektra back in the day?" Seriously, what an amazing roster they had. It's crazy to think how many of these artists' (most?) albums went unreleased.

My reason for writing today is to introduce you to one of the artists featured on this 1995 Live album: Omniscence is his name (I'll take his word on the spelling.) He's from North Carolina, has/d a ridiculous punch-line battle rap-type flow, and just has some serious ENERGY on the mic. It’s possible this got some burn back then on college radio or mixtapes and the like, but this is the first I’ve heard it.

In terms of the audio below, here's what we've got:

Omniscence on the mic
+ Big Kap on hypeman duties
+ a bangin’ beat provided by DJ Rheji Burrell
+ a freestyle over a classic Biggie beat (to get you warmed up)
+ Pete Rock on the decks?
= some barely released classic mid-90’s unforgettable hip-hop shit.

Omniscence - Amazin (Live)
Shout out to Dante Ross, all the artists on this compilation, TROY blog and The Lost Tapes blog.