This single is from Al’Tarba’s mostly instrumental album, Let The Ghosts Sing. This joint does however feature a fan favorite of mine in regards to emcees, Bekay. The two artists are very similar as the both bring a certain intensity to their craft. It’s a great combination.
Skeezo & Rediculous – Watch Ya Step Remix (ft. El Gant and Bekay) (Video)
Oh you were truly not ready for this joint. Rediculous applied a particular type of funk to make this joint rock while Skeezo, El Gant, and Bekay launch an all out verbal assault on all the skinny jean wearing hipsters who claim to be able to rock the crowd. These are joints that hip hop heads scream for, so make sure you dowload the album and share it with a friend. You owe these men that much.
Single You Out: F.T. – Forgive My Nightmares (ft. Bekay and Nutso)
The gems are raining today! F.T. and Musicman lace up a banger that induces craziness. I am a big fan of the sample Musicman uses on this track. It really makes this track go. But it goes without saying that F.T., Bekay, and Nutso all lend a heavy dose of lyricism to the cut making the listener feel just a little on edge.
El Gant – Bases Loaded (ft. Infinity Gauntlet) (Video)
I just reviewed El Gant’s Beast Academy last week. It’s an album that has some incredible bars, and this joint is no exception. This time he brings in the Infinity Gauntlet camp for a little game of baseball. Except the only thing these listeners are going to catch are some hot lines. I am really hoping for an Infinity Gauntlet album soon because whenever these guys get on the mic, wonderful madness ensues.
Skeezo x Rediculous – Stuck In Da 90s (Remixed Album) (2014)
Artist: Skeezo x Rediculous
Album Stuck In Da 90s (Remixed)
1. Stuck in the 90s (Rediculus Remix)
2. Pick Up Lines (ft. Shabaam Sahdeeq and Vasnessa Renee) (Rediculus Remix)
3. Party Starters (ft. Nutso) (Rediculus Remix)
4. Hudson Valley Renegade (Rediculus Remix)
5. Watch Ya Step (ft. El Gant, Bekay and DJ Modesty) (Rediculus Remix)
6. The Mission (Rediculus Remix)
7. How You Spit (ft. Napoleon Da Legend) (Rediculus Remix)
8. Stuck in the 90s (Rediculus Head Bang Remix)
9. How You Spit (Rediculus Reflex Remix)
Again, not a full review, just an awareness post. I don’t know how it happened, but Skeezo linked up with one hell of a producer to remix his Stuck In Da 90s project from last year. Rediculous lives up to his moniker when it comes to the beats he utilized for this project. In all honesty, I am loving this entire thing from front to back. The original is dope, but the remixed version is next level. Skeezo’s vocals sound perfect over this reworking. It’s a free download, so make sure you head on over to the link above and download from DJ Booth. This will be essential for 2014.
Rediculus – Kalashnikovs & Kush (ft. Shabaam Sahdeeq, El Gant, Famoso & Bekay)
The single dropped a couple of weeks ago and subsequently we get the visuals. The concept is almost like a basement cypher. As we said when we brought you the single a couple of weeks ago each of these emcees goes in with their verses. There is no weak link in the armor. In the description of the video there is a comparison of Bekay to ODB for this particular cut and that seems appropriate. I mean, dude is giving himself a haircut while spittin’ a dope sixteen…
This again is off of Rediculous’ forthcoming album, In Response: Dee-Fi.
Single You Out: Rediculous – Kalashnikov and Kush (ft. Shabaam Sahdeeq, El Gant, Famoso, Bekay)
I love the music Rediculous puts out. He always puts out fantastic beats and tags with the elite emcees in the game. In this case, on Kalashnikov and Kush he gets bars from Shabaam Sahdeeeq (has anyone done more work than him in 2014), El Gant, Famoso, and Bekay. That’s one hell of a line up!
Rediculous’ new album, In Response: Dee-Fi, is due out hopefully soon!
Top 50 Songs (2013)
Disclaimer: It is hard and challenging to pick 50 tracks from the thousands upon thousands that dropped this year. It is merely an attempt to list my favorite cuts of 2012. Click the links to listen to the song! I think it’s a great list. There were a lot of great songs crafted this year and I know I left off some good ones. I listened to 5,000+ tracks from 2012 alone this year, so as an artist, if you made this list you know you are on the forefront of my iTunes!
1. Said Before – Goldini Bagwell
2. Rhyme Of The Year – Nino Bless
4. Outlive, Outshine – Theo3
Bekay – All for the Cash (Video)
I am breaking that rule again where I refuse to showcase freestyles over someone else’s beats. I just can’t simply ignore the fact that Bekay went in over this DJ Premier beat, so I was forced to break my rule or else commit a worse sin and not share this with you. You can find this track on J-Ronin’s Freestyle Files Vol. 2.
I am a big fan of Bekay’s work and I understand he is working on a new album, SURVIVORMAN. Got to keep checking back for that.
Single You Out: Skeezo – Watch Ya Step (ft. El Gant, Bekay & Dj Modesty) (Prod by Azaia)
Man, I am not going to lie. There has been so little music to be enthusiastic about over the last couple of weeks that I just didn’t feel like posting some of the rubbish that people were putting out. But leave it to my man Skeezo to set me straight with this record from his new project, Stuck In Da 90s. Joined by El Gant, Bekay, and DJ Modesty, Skeezo proceeds to air out the competition. This is a dope record.