Every now and then you get taken back to your own personal heyday of when you really got into Hip Hop. That’s what’s just happened with me from Brooklyn artist Yung Menace and his latest mixtape Reality Of It. Menace has lots of samples on here that take it back to the ’90s on some Hip Hop ish, giving a very gritty and pounding feel, unlike much of today’s Hip Hop that’s either leans towards the sides electro-pop or trap rap. Nothing against it, but sometimes you want and NEED to be taken back. Much love to Yung Menace, CollegeDJ.net, MY Publicity and the MCMedia Group. Be sure to check it out and support indie Hip Hop.
Recently I had a friend that posted a Facebook status saying that she wished bloggers would post and support music from artists outside of their circle, and not from artists that are already on. Basically she wants bloggers to start giving other music a chance…so that’s what I’m gonna make an effort to do. Check out the video for the artist Koncept out of Brooklyn, featuring one of my Detroit brethren, Royce da 5’9″ for the song “Watch the Sky Fall”. I love how the female that is supposed to be Royce actually reminds me of some of his mannerisms. Peep it out!
I gotta admit that I never, EVER would’ve thought this collaboration would come to pass. But Hip Hop has grown and matured over the years, and truthfully, I’m glad to see a coming together like this. Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) and Mannie Fresh. The one-time underground Hip Hop/backpacker/Rawkus Records poster boy and the former Cash Money in-house production genius are officially teaming up to make beautiful Hip Hop music. And the proof is in the pudding below:
Truth be told, may of us have probably nodded our head to music by both these Hip Hop powerhouses. I know I have. Back in ’99, I had Black on Both Sides in constant heavy rotation on my CD Player (yes, CD PLAYER) and copped a used copy of Juvenile’s 400 Degreez featuring some of Mannie Fresh’s most potent and hard-hitting production. During that time, both Mos and Mannie were on the rise in the consciousness of Hip Hop in their own way, and now, as elder statesmen with careers chock full of respect and stock in the game, they’ve joined forces to create something that will hopefully be truly original, savory and enjoyable Hip Hop music.
I’m not afraid to say that I’m truly excited to see this project come to fruition. Go ‘head and visit http://www.omfgodbknola.com/ for more info.