Madchild and Slaine combine to form the group Supreme Villain for a track that taps on their depravity and anxiety. And who is the perfect person to provide the hook for a song of this nature? None other than the dirty-hook specialist, Rite Hook.
Slaine’s new album, The King Of Everything Else, dropped today and I have to tell you that it’s the best music he’s put out in a while. I really enjoyed listening to each cut and the album as a whole. Bobby Be Real is an excellent joint to feature from the album that is brought to life in this video. TechN9ne and Madchild are invited on the cut to narrate part of Slaine’s nightmare. This is one of the better video productions I have seen in 2014. I strongly suggest that you listen to his album.
Rite Hook’s album, From The Wrong, drops on Monday. This is the last single to drop before the arrival of the album, and it’s a doozy. Lu Balz’ production it really effective. It’s not so big that it ‘covers’ the emcees but still knocks. Rite Hook, Vinnie Paz, and Slaine all have had to struggle for what they have and no…that ain’t easy. Lace your boots up and cop the album when it drops in a couple of days.
Madchild and Slaine are on some American Psycho steez with the release of their latest video, Chainsaw. It even comes equipped with a spoofed ending. As far s what you can expect musically: On a lyrical level it approaches lunacy. On a musical level it’s the kind of production that will stalk your eardrums for a while. This song comes off of Madchild’s most recent project, Lawn Mower Man.
Artist: Swollen Members
Album: Beautiful Death Machine
02. Death to You (ft. Ill Bill, Slaine, & Vinnie Paz)
03. BAX WAR
04. King of Diamonds
06. The Difference
07. River Monster
09. Colossal Beasts – (ft. Esoteric, Celph Titled, & Apathy)
10. Almost Famous
11. Death Warrant
12. Fear – (ft. Snak the Ripper)
Swollen Members has teased me for years with single after single for previous albums alluding to that elusive and dark sound that harkens back to their debut effort, Balance. What kept on happening is the singles would all ring true to that “dark” formula, but those previous albums would fall short of the overall sound that I craved. Sometimes it’s not fair to judge an emcee or a group on that original sound as things are supposed to evolve. But I am only human, and in the case of Beautiful Death Machine, Madchild, Prevail, and Rob The Viking have come full circle.
I credit The Arsonists for my early passion for hip hop and being that D-Stroy was/is a central figure in the group, it’s only right to support his solo endeavors. This track is dope regardless of who he is and stands on it’s own merits. Slaine lens his verbals to the mic and Statik Selektah is your maestro…enjoy…
This is absolutely one of the most artistic and innovative videos I have seen this year. So I tip my hat to the team who came up with that idea. Very innovative. Meanwhile, if you haven’t heard that track then you haven’t purchased the album yet. PLEASE DO SO NOW!
Slaine’s new album A World With No Skies 2.0 just dropped today. It is a really dope album that should be supported. The man always puts a lot of energy and emotion in his work so make sure you at least check it out. Here is the first video from the project. One of the guests is Checkmark who once was the frontman for the Skitzofreniks. He has a project himself coming out cald Vita Matta.
I awoke this morning to Leedz putting it in the air via Twitter that eight of the albums/mixtapes put out on his label were being offered free. I am assuming this is a recent development, though I could certainly be wrong. I know I paid good money for them and now you can DL some of them without spending a dime. These releases are chocked full of dope beats and raw lyricism. You are going to find something among the collection that you will love. Heck, I love most of them. My favorites of the bunch are Rite Hook’s E.ye A.ssume D.amage and the Write Off Mixtapes Vol.1 and 2. You will see tons of guest shots on these releases, including Slaine, Amadeus The Stampede, Reef The Lost Cause, J The S, Ill Bill and many more. I realize this is not an ‘artist’ discography so to speak but I wouldn’t sleep on this collection if I were you! Also, make sure you remember to drop some dollars on one of these artist’s shows or retail products if you like what you hear. It’s essential to contribute financially when capable. Meanwhile, enjoy….
You can click the cover of the particular album you wanted to check out and be linked to the Bandcamp site where you can stream the music to see if it’s for you, but for my part it is a no brainer: Pick them all up!