9 years ago today San Diego lost a solid individual in the Hip Hop scene, Moderfire, (Miguel Leon-Fregoso.) Not only was he the source of inspiration that became SDHipHopEvents.com and DagoHipHop.com, but he was an uncommonly outgoing and unifying individual.
A talented and savage emcee, graffiti artist, and seeker of knowledge, he is widely missed and never forgotten. Rest In Peace, Rise In Presence, and Rampage In Paint. #mode #moder #moderfire
Chuuwee drops new video for "Sativa Song," and he's tripping out in it. Fire as Usual.
Bboy Jihad has won the 2017 Octogon San Diego Qualifier. Presented by Alien Ness and NoExtra Productions, and hosted at The Box Dance Studio by last years winner, Bboy Dyno of Cypher St8, The Octogon is a unique bboy battle that centers around control and working with your obstacles as dancers battle in an octagon of cones that execute with instant disqualification at the touch. As the 2017 victor, Jihad will receive a trip to NYC to compete in The Octogon World Rumble on October 13th. And for the second year in a row, Bboy Isaiah wins the Octogon Kids Battle, making him the undefeated champion! Congratulations to both! And good luck Jihad, see you in the NYC!
Astons 2 Dope, another heavy hitter from the El Cajon collective Food For Thought, low pro has one of the hardest tracks out from young SD, the catchy banger "Hobbie Hobbie." Featuring Young Flash and produced by someone named Ryan in east county, it's bounce and cocky onset is more loked out then some of his higher-conscious tracks with reflective-lyrical vibes, which he executes right on, but what made me do a double take and crack the fuck up was his unconventional Youtube description...
"El, Cajon, FFT el cajon hip hop not my car,
my girl that i cheated on its her car."
That description is too funny for some reason. (You can see the actual comment in the screenshot below.) Regardless, I saw it because I was looking for more info., the track is indeed 2 dope and way under the radar. Check it out. (Video beneath screenshot.)
*UPDATE* The description has been changed since this post, but watch the video below.
10-19's new album "Solus-Superstes" is a collaborative with the multi-alias producer and emcee "The Ak." (Also known as Aki Kharmicel, Akbar Sun, Kenuff Akbar, and many more but that's another story and a currently-unreleased interview coming to the future light.) Check it out.
Check out Little Bruh James, formerly known as Jamesimon, from Food For Thought.
After an anticipated and delayed release on 7/7/17, "Ancient Future" debuts on 7/17/17 and it is worth the wait. Off top Orko comes in rapping, for anyone who was afraid he would limit himself to production, and both him and Aceyalone jump off with an inflated swag on the premier track, "We On It."
"Ancient Future" is full of features including Self Jupiter, Born Allah, Fatlip and more. What takes it to the next level is the unexpected strong-feminine prevalence in balance, which is refreshing and even more so needed in hip-hop today. There may actually be more sultry song then bars on this album, but both Orko and Acyalone have delivered enough bars on previous albums you can find HERE and HERE to last any lyric dissector a lifetime, so no complaint there. This component qualifies “Ancient Future” as more of a sound-art composition then simply a rap album, and a unique asset to any catalog. Daisy Villa’s eerily-sensual vocals are sprinkled all across the first half of the album, with song bird Genie Love’s dominating the second half. All the while Orko’s heavily exploratory yet gritty drum-and-space production compliment and contrast the goddesses into new light.
Some people may have been expecting an entire album of Orko and Aceyalone going back and forth verse for verse, which is not the case. Far and distant from your typical boom-bap loop smothered with constant bars in plain English, rest assured the verses on it are absolutely enough to run back and relive in compensation with no greatness compromised. But the music and unspoken magic itself is what makes this project a unique and empirical channeling-catalyst.
The third quarter completely takes setting in a distant galaxy where words are no longer the means of communication. This is a vehicle you can spark a blunt to, zone in so deeply that by the time you snap out of your thoughts and travel, your blunt is out, or simply a line of ash across the galaxy that the stars smoked without you. And you take flight by the end of the second track. If you are a fan of Portishead, Tricky, Sigur Ross, etc., this is the hip-hop album sent from the heavens. "Metaphysical Poetry" is a notable track in that line, sounding like the moment you first witness your akashic records. And if you never dabbled in that lane and are simply a fan of Orko and Aceyalone, consider this your gateway drug and give thanks.
The last track, “You Call That Shit Hip Hop,” is a fuck you and thank you very much conclusion with Orko’s signature echo-and-grind drums; going out as hard as it began.
It is well worth purchasing, because Spotify commercials sober and interrupt the simulated acid trip, but the preview is warmly welcomed after a long wait, and anticipation and expectations are highly satisfied.
LISTEN TO THE ALBUM HERE ON SPOTIFY NOW!!!
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"The long anticipated collaborative album by Orko Eloheim and Aceyalone is otw. Set to drop today, but held up by technical difficulties, the project is still in route to fans, rest assured. "Ancient Future" is produced by Orko Eloheim (777Beats Drumwarz Productions,) recorded at ProjectBlowed Recordings Los Angeles by both artists, mixed by Aceyalone, mastered by Ryan Hicks, with art by Kim Ryan."
Video from the Food Fest event was just released. Tracks playing in this video are "300 x Gravity," by Little Bruh James, and "Stunting Wit My Yunos," by $irKarri. Looks like it was a dope event. Will keep you posted on the next one...
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