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Anyway, here's some rap music related words, images, and sounds for you to read, see and hear. Blogging is easy!!
San Quinn (one of the few guys in the Bay who actually deserves some nationwide shine, but hasn't been getting nearly enough) is working on a new album. The tentative title is From A Boy To A Man. So far the only feature I've heard about is Tech N9ne, but Quinn really doesn't even need features in my opinion. I do have a list of producers who are contributing to the project: Traxamillion, Rick Rock, Daz, DJ Toomp (who does lots of beats for TI), Sean T and Davey D Cohn (who gave Quinn some nice beats on The Rock: Pressure Makes Diamonds earlier this year).
Here's a real nice track produced by DJ Toomp that is supposedly from the upcoming album:
"Bring The Game To The Table" - San Quinn
I still haven't heard the entire NBA 2K7 soundtrack that Dan The Automator produced so I can't say much about it other than the couple songs I've heard are solid, but click HERE for a recent in-depth, informative interview with the man. If you're too goddamn lazy to read the interview, you can listen to it HERE. Lazy bastard.
I love doing this blog shit because it gets me open to so many people I may have never been exposed to. DJ Deeper from Rugged Soul Records shot me the new album from Aarophat, The Sound Volume 2: Vibe Music. Dude is nice on the mic.
Here's his bio followed by an album sampler and two full length tracks from the album...
For too long, Hip-Hop has been mired in lyrical mediocrity. Today anyone and everyone can pick up the mike and rhyme. Emcees are no longer expected or required to elevate. Instead they are expected to jump on the bandwagon of the hottest producers, to ill prepare themselves for fleeting success and to take a rapid rocket ride to the top of the charts. Lyricists aren't built to last these days. They are massed produced for quick millions and a hot summer single that will fade by the fall. Fortunately there is still raw talent bubbling under the surface. Riding the wave of a steady fan base and a rock solid reputation, Aarophat is the first of a crop of up and coming talent to make himself known. Youngstown, Ohio's premier lyricist has been writing and rhyming for as long as he can remember. He patterns himself after no one, but with a healthy respect for Big Daddy Kane and Rakim, Aarophat has set out to blaze new trails and leave his mark on the game.Sound Volume 2: Vibe Music sampler - Aarophat
With humble beginnings in the inner city of Youngstown, Aarophat's story isn't one of hard luck. He's not a killer, a drug dealer or pretending to be anything he's not. He grew up like everyone else, but his love of his craft began early. When those around him were drawn to quick money schemes and the streets, Aarophat felt the pull of the studio. Everything else became secondary. Resisting the traps of small town life, Aarophat has cultivated a broad fan base in his hometown and across the world. Utilizing the internet as a tool, he has been featured on websites such as skeebo.com, rapmusic.com, and in the MP3.com newsletter. On the strength of his talent alone, he has reached as high as #2 on the MP3.com charts and was featured in an issue of Blaze Magazine.
Aarophat's aggressive lyricism adapts him to be equally at home rhyming over mid-tempo beats as he is riding a high powered funk track. He has proven himself to be a universally adept performer, able to appeal to audiences without sacrificing his underground credibility or his creative process. Aarophat delivers the total package.
He is equally convincing rhyming about Black on Black crime, suicide or male-female relationships as any other topic that's thrown at him. His unique voice shines brighter than the bass and beat allowing listeners to feel what he offers. There are no tricks here, no production hiding a lack of lyrical skill and no bubblegum hooks to be found. Aarophat has a style and presence that can not be measured. He stands alone on the horizon of Hip-Hop, more than prepared to move mountains.
"Two Years" - Aarophat
"Let's Get Bigga" - Aarophat
Here's a new video from Young Ed (aka Big Bread Ed) for a track called "Black T'z and Hoody'z."
Nice to hear he's still keeping it gutter. Hopefully this means he has a new album coming soon. For the youngsters, Ed dropped a Bay Area classic called Time To Stack back in like '96. Research it.
Here's an old school Bay Area video for you... "Sliden" - Cobra w/ Dru Down, Knucklehead, Otis & Shugg...