Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New Sammy Sam feat. Big YO "Concret Jungle" (Sammy Sam and the Case of the Ashy Robbers)

Anyone been wondering where Sammy Sam is? Well, here's a new song from him, "Concrete Jungle" featuring and produced by Memphis/Atlanta rapper/producer, Big Yo.

I met Sam in the early 2000s through the late great Bill Davis of Fi Records. He was a character then and is a character now. Word is, he's dropping some new material with Oomp Records next year.

Anyways, it's funny because a couple of days before this song was recorded, Sam was robbed and shot in the arm. That's not really the funny part, obviously.
It's funny, because Sam, who has no issues with holding his tongue, told the robbers that they were "ashy" and looked like some pimps in their wore out gators. He was clowning them as they told him to get on the ground and was so funny that one of the robbers couldn't help but burst out laughing. This angered his burglar friend, so he shot Sam in the arm. Good thing it was just the arm. As I said, Sam is doing swell now. Damn recession.

Anyhoo. "Concrete Jungle" is below. He even mentions the Case of the Ashy Robbers in his verse.

"Concrete Jungle" Sammy Sam feat. Big Yo (produced by Big Yo)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Bobby Creekwater in Creative Loafing

I interviewed Creek about two months ago at his studio. It was a great interview. Then I lost it, and had to interview him again. He was really swell about it.

Of course, I've been waxing poetic about the brilliance that is Bobby Creekwater for many moons now. Here's my little blurb on him that I did for Creative Loafing.


"Ms. Atlanta" feat. Mykel

Cunninlynguists "Yellow lines" Feat. Phonte & Witchdoctor

I'm about to interview Kno from Cunninlynguists (again) and in honor of the occassion, decided to post one of my favorite songs from them, "Yellow Lines" off of Dirty Acres. Phonte + Witchdoctor = Strangely Jamming.

Love these guys. Speaking of Kentucky... I need more Nappy Roots.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Cory Mo, Troublesum, Pill & Mike Flow- "Beats & Lyrics"

Here's a new ditty, courtesy of my homeboy, Cory Mo. Does pressing the record button a couple of times qualify as engineering? Yeah, I didn't think so. Anyways, I was around while Cory was dropping his verse (hit the record button a couple of times) and was supposed to hop on it. Unfortunately, I was bullshitting that day and promptly got bumped.

Anyhoo, Pill, Mike Flow and Troublesum also show up on this track. I think Troublesum might have the best verse too. Girls rule.

Formidable Female Emcees

Per your requests, here is a quickie list of formidable female emcees. Notice how I did not say, "femcees"? I hate that word, even though I've used in a few articles myself, admittedly. For one, an emcee is an emcee... period. If you say femcee, why not say mancee? Because "mancee" sounds retarded. And so does "femcee."

Anyhoo. This is a quickie list (emphasis on quick). Everyone on here isn't super polished, some have indie deals, others are doing it solo-dolo. Also, please note that all of these women are not under 25. Guess what industry people? You don't have to be under 25 to rap and be a female. Hell, if dudes can get on at 36 (Plies, Rick Ross) and still be rapping at like, 53 (Jay-Z, Young Jeezy) then why can't women?

But yeah, please feel free to add to this short list if you sponosor a dope ass female rapper....

Eternia- She's super dope. Dope flow, good storytelling... just dope.
Check out: "Nowhere No More," "Bang"

Boog Brown- I first really heard her go on "Midwest Kidz" after my homie Small Eyez (also featured on the song) sent it to me. She killed it. Been diggin her ever since. She's a really, really great, introspective writer, and flow is ill. She may be my favorite listed.
Check Out: "The Mirror," "Midwest Kidz Rmx"

Miki Vale- Found her on Myspace back in the day and have been following her ever since. Has a good following, especially out in Cali. Nice flow, great writer...
Check Out: "Bringitback"

Brittany Street- Back when I was music editor at Rolling Out it seemed like she was featured at least once a month, mostly because our Chicago editor (Gavin Godfrey) at the time was in love with her. She's diverse, ain't afraid to be a girl and still spits.
Check Out: "Gone"

Toni Hickman- A little biased here maybe, because I've worked with her a few times. But Toni is dope, formerly signed to Suave House. Very point blank style, street intelligent music.
Check Out: "Obstacles"

Jboogie aka Lois Lane- Yes, that's me.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Freddie Gibbs featuring Pill "Womb 2 the Tomb" VIDEO

Okay, here's the video for my favorite ditty of the summer, "Womb 2 the Tomb" by Freddie Gibbs feat. Pill (produced by the Super Incredible Mr. Lee). I dig it. I never actually like, for real looked at Freddie Gibbs either... um, cute anyone?

I think this new breed of rappers that can for real rhyme are actually good looking: Blu, Freddie, Pill, Mikkey Halsted, J. Cole... makes you actually want to watch videos again. Hee.

Anywhoo. If I ever shoot a video, I will officially have a scene where I get my hair done under a bridge, or next to a grafitti wall. If the guys can get their hair cut in abandoned warehouses, why can't we do the same? I'm just sayin.

"Wonderful Life" Sean Falyon feat Playboy Tre & Scar

Wee! Excited about this ditty. Playboy Tre is quickly becoming my favorite rapper (if you still haven't downloaded Goodbye America or Liquor Store Mascot your speakers are probably mad at you).

Of course, ya'll know how I feel about my longtime buddy, Scar... he's poised to be "next" and is a phenomenal writer (John Legend, Mario, Jamie Foxx, etc).

Kudos to Sean Falyon for a jamming song-- Sean Falyon BE Everywhere coming soon.
"Wonderful Life" produced by the Weathermen: