Saturday, January 21, 2006

Straight from the Ghetto - News on HipHop, pt. 9

Oakland-based one-man HipHop-band Hawney Troof is about to release their 6-track E.P. "Community" on february 10th on the Retard Disco-imprint, which is that HipHop as the infamous Beastie Boys were back in the good old days of their first albums. There's a lot of weirdo sample-madness going on here clearly refering to the BB's kind of humour, some redneck banjo-playing as well and they even deliver a strange cover version of Björk Gudmundsdottir's track "It's In Our Hands". File under: artsy.

Mobb Deep are teaming up with the likes of 50 Cent and Nate Dogg for their new 12" "Have A Party" on G-Unit/Interscope, which is to be working the dancefloors well due to a monotonous beat bouncing and a repetetive guitar sample running straightforward from beginning to end. The excessive use of this sample is at the same time a bit annoying, so the the track can't be played out too often before it's getting on my nerves. The chorus is a bit cheesy, too so I'd rate this one - taken from the soundtrack of 50 Cent's "Get Rich Or Die Trying" - as a 5 or 6 on a 10 point scale.

March 10th sees the release of Trick-Trick's 12" "Welcome 2 Detroit" on Motown Records, which will cause massive destruction on every HipHop-related dancefloor. Produced by Eminem, which is also featured on vocal duty here, this tune is a dark, slow banger with a kind of sci-fi melody that also fits well into a Grime set and some clikking sounds stating clearly that this is gangstah business. Chekkit!


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