Single You Out: Passalacqua – Long Hair Anthem


One of my favorite duos is back at it and innovating.  The first thing you will notice here is the awesome cover art.  Very 70’s!  The second thing you will bear witness to is the AWESOME production from Eddie Logix.  The production is perfection with that killer sample in conjunction with those drums.  But Passalacqua injects their own vision of perfection onto the track with clever lyricism and a chemistry that gets better and better with every release.  They are incredibly versatile.  I started this blog working with Mister and Blaksmith and that’s not changing any time soon.

This cut is part of a compilation CF HUSTLE: Portrait of A Gentleman and that will be dropping on March 24th.   Stay Tuned!

Single You Out: Passalacqua – Eagles Fly



The fam Mister and Blaksmith are back at it again as Passalacqua and currently pushing the edges of hip hop.  This track is not the most accessible joint to get into.  The beat is a tad abstract and fluctuates regularly.  But Mister and Blaksmith have a knack of turning the extraordinary into something to nod your head to.  This is a joint you can play a couple of times to capture all the content spoken.  Check it…

Passalacqua – Zebehazy Summer (2011)

Artist: Passalacqua (Mister x Blaksmith)

Album: Zebehazy Summer

Source: Artist


1. Better Made
2. Lovers Leap
3. Rapraprapraprap Pt. 1
4. Ms. Washington (Bridge Card Hustle)
5. Sirens
6. Beverly and Duane
7. High Anxiety (ft. Ben Miles)
8. Rapraprapraprap Pt. 2
9. Sunset City
10. Own Thing


I must admit, I was not expecting a Passalacqua full length this year. As many of you know, I reviewed their sensational, self titled release earlier this year.   That release is a hard one to top and it took me a while to give Zebehazy Summer enough spins to appropriately differentiate the two.  The main difference is in the production.  Dr. B produced their first release and I thought it had a more straight forward hip hop appeal.  Erno the Inferno really brings the funk and soul out in the tracks.   It took me a moment to digest this new flavor.  But with that being said…Mister and Blaksmith take this new style and really lay claim to each track.

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Single You Out: Mic Write x Blaksmith – H.A.W.K.

Ummm…yeah this track definitely qualifies as some serious heat.  This is just a great song.  Dr. B is on the beat.  Mic Write and Blaksmith from Cold Men Young are on the mic.  The chorus on this track is perfect.  I love the hook.  You can add this to a short list of 2011 favorites right now.  The acronym stands for (Heal Apathy With Knowledge).  This track is everything that is good with the art right now.  Great rhymes, content, production, and chorus.  Couldn’t make a better song if you tried!


Interview: Mister (Passalacqua)

Blaksmith and Mister Of Passalacqua


A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to shoot the breeze with Mister, of the dynamic duo, Passalacqua.  The project review was so well received by the readership here that I thought I would delve a little deeper into one of the minds of the project and was really glad that I did.  Mister is a very accessible person, who lets you know exactly how he feels.  That, coupled with the fact he is an excellent artist should hold your attention for the next five minutes.  Be sure to check the review and the project if you have not as of yet.

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