DJ 2-Tone Jones – Buddhists on Beatties Ford (ft. J Scienide & Supastition) (Video)

I love when artists advance hip hop through creative samples, beats and rhythms. DJ 2-Tone Jones travelled to India and when he came back he had an assortment of traditional Bollywood records which he then sent out to various producers to sample from. Ill idea, right? In the end he wound up with the record, Contraband From India.

On the track, Buddhists on Beatties Ford, The Mighty DJ DR gets the nod to create something dope, and that he does with J Scienide and Supastition invited to rock the mic over this Indian infused beat.

Dope concept and execution.

Single You Out: Supastition – Solitaire

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Supastition is back!!!  And he’s back showcasing both his lyrical talent and his skills behind the board.  He’s a Top 5 emcee in my mind.  He’s clever, has a great flow, brings it with emotion, and he’s extremely relatable.   Sacrifice is his new EP and it’s dropping on July 26th so stand prepared.

“I ain’t seen a cold spell since elementary winters”

 

Single You Out: Supastition – Thanks, Ghost

Supastition is putting together a monthly series called Solitaire, where he will release a song that he alone produces, writes, records, and does the graphic design for.

For the most part, I don’t mess around with these series type projects because they are hard to keep up with, but I do appreciate the entire discography of Supastition. So I am going to give this one a go.

On Thanks, Ghost, Supa pays homage to Ghostface Killah’s storytelling ability while narrating a couple of his own. He flips on a couple of events that occurred in his life while listening to tracks from the Wu-Tang vet. Pretty clever if you ask me.

Take a listen and pass it on!

Single You Out: Supastition – Flawless (prod. by Praise)

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One of my all time favorite emcees is back with a single from his forthcoming album, Gold Standard.  If I could use one word to describe Supastition it would be ‘authentic’.  When you listen to his music you are getting the real deal…his thoughts…his music…his vision.  This track, Flawless, produced by Praise,  sounds like a celebration of lyrical integrity to me.  Also, a special set of props is deserved for that Great Kabuki line….(I know most of you won’t get that one…)

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Single You Out: First Division – Three Times Dope (ft. Supastition)

This Friday has been comprised of a steady diet of dope shit and this single from First Division is no different.  These guys are dropping that no-frills boom bap sound directly on eardrums.  This time the guest list is comprised of Mr. Authentic himself, Supastition.   The beat by BeatWyze can certainly be considered a banger as well.

First Division’s EP, The Critical Path Pt. 2 drops on May 27th.  So mark that on your calendar.

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 BeforeGoldini Bagwell

2. Rhyme Of The YearNino Bless

3. BelieversMayday

4. Outlive, Outshine Theo3

5.  WarStryfe and Marc Byrd

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Top 5 EPs (2013)

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1) Theo 3Enticement I always agonize over the best EPs, because I think the shorter releases are always going to be more tightly construed then longer releases.   Thusly there are doper, more potent releases, in this format.  But there are was not a doper five songs put together for an EP than Enticement.  It features production from Psycho Les and The Audible Doctor, and some really great lyricism.

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2) SupastitionThe Blackboard Don’t call it a comeback!  When Supastition decided to re-enter the realm of making music, I felt uplifted.  He’s simply one of my favorite emcees.  With The Blackboard,  he came back in rare form with some great production, lyricism, and concepts.  The release it the total package and a forbearance of what’s to come.

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3) Grey Sky AppealOccam’s Razor  Grey Sky Appeal have such a unique and clever sound and although this EP was crafted on a tour back in 2011, it didn’t see the light of day until 2013.  You can check out our full review of the project HERE.

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4) SkeezoFace Value In terms of sheer knockability (yes, that’s a word), no EP hit harder than this one.  This is EP is chocked full of bangers with superlative production on raw rhymes.  There’s also a lot of replayability in this short project.  Skeezo is one of those names that should be at the forefront when it comes to emcees to watch for 2014.

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5) Nutso x 5th SealI Plead The 5th – In the end, this EP was impossible to leave off the list even with the stiff competition.   It has one of the best tracks of the year in PAIN and also contains the certified bangers, Blood & Bones and Planet Of the Apes.  5th Seal and Nutso prove to be one of the best producer/emcee collaborations in 2013.