I have been listening to Pusha-T’s new album, My Name Is My Name, non stop since it came out and when I had some downtime over the holidays I started to mess around with a concept I had for his track Nosetalgia. The lyrics on this song are super visual and I wanted to put something really simple together that illustrated what the song was about. I spent days digging through photos online hunting for the perfect images to match the words… and this is what I came up with.
Still goes hard.
So this mix of David Bowie’s “Love Is Lost” by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem came out a few months ago…and I’ve been obsessed since then, but now there is this amazing video to go along with it!! Beware NSFW.
This shit right here… is my favorite rap album of 2013. Run The Jewels.
– The unlikely pairing of El-P and Killer Mike.
– One producer (El-P). Sounds consistent and refreshing.
– It sounds easy and natural. Like these 2 were meant to naturally make this album
– Ironic, over the top, serious/funny vibe and dark humor
I’ve been a fan of El-P’s stuff for a while, but I’ve never got into or actually even heard Killer Mike before prior to this. I thought I would hate his portion of this project, but I was so wrong. These 2 work together great in a “how did this happen?” or a “where did this come from?” kind of way. For me, this album is solid from front to back and it completely worked for me upon first listen, which usually never happens. I had no real preconceived notions about it going in except curiosity. I almost can’t shut up about this album.
I realize that a project like Run The Jewels is not easily digestible in the grand scheme of hip hop’s landscape, but it’s an album that you can really dig into and pick up something new from each time. It literally blows me away. I’ve seen Run The Jewels get lots of love and its been showing up on year end lists, and that makes me happy.
Oh yeah… and that artwork!
Click below to listen or go here and download it for FREE.
36 Chambers is 20 years old today (Nov. 9). Ain’t that some shit. Not much else can be said about their debut album or Wu-Tang in general during their heyday. Classic imagery, sound, style, attitude.. all that. Shout out to the Wu-Tang for their ingenuity, savviness and classic tunes.
In honor of this, Ego Trip has a cool interview with Daniel Hastings who shot the 36 Chambers cover. It’s a good read with some good nuggets of info.
If reading isn’t your thing, click below for some videos off 36 Chambers.
Action Bronson’s crazy. Download that Blue Chips 2 for free right HERE.