Mister – Approcahing Land (ft. Hemlock Ernst) (Video)

Here’s something new from Mister to vibe on!  Approaching Land features some amazing production from a beatsmith coming out of London by the name of Curt Cataract.    There is such a soulful vibe asserted here that it picks the listener up and simply carries them.  The rhythm and the pace astound, while Mister and Hemlock Ersnt engage you in verbalism that requires a keen ear and thoughtful introspection.   This is something that you need to sink your teeth into in order to fully appreciate.

This song is lifted from Mister and Curt Cataract’s forthcoming album by the same title, Approaching Land, which we will, unfortunately, have to wait three months for…ugggh.  When you hear tracks as special as this it simply makes you crave more.

Single You Out: Passalacqua – Long Hair Anthem

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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

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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…

Mister x Dr. B – Just So You Know (2012)

Artist: Mister x Dr. B

Album: Just So You Know

Source: Artist

Tracklisting:

1. That That
2. Food For Thought
3. Relationship Blues (ft. Elusive)
4. Just So You Know Part 2
5. What I Do

Note:

When I first heard Passalacqua’s first project (Mister, Blaksmith, and Dr. B’s collaborative effort) I was instantly drawn to  something unique.  The two emcees, with their diverse styles, coupled with Dr. B’s easy going and jazzy production combined for  one of the most incredible EPs of 2011.

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Passalacqua – Zebehazy Summer (2011)

Artist: Passalacqua (Mister x Blaksmith)

Album: Zebehazy Summer

Source: Artist

Tracklisting:

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

Note:

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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Interview: Mister (Passalacqua)

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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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Passalacqua – Self-Titled (2011)

Artist:  Passalacqua (Mister + Blaksmith)

Album: Self-Titled EP

Source:  Bandcamp

Tracklisting:

  1. Pineapple Faygo
  2. Bad Grammar
  3. Tom & Bootsy
  4. Footprints
  5. Passalacqua
  6. Been A Minute

Note:

This is a release that randomly hit my email the other day.  I always have an assortment of releases to look at and review, but I got this in my inbox and decided at six tracks, the least I can do is give it a spin.  I am glad that I did.  Passalacqua  is a dope record by any set of standards.  They pack a lot of punch into these six tracks.  The EP is the type of jam that you would play on a Sunday morning and relax.  It’s jazzy and very harmonious.

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