Saturday, September 30, 2006

Straight from the Ghetto - News on HipHop, pt. 16

File under: Acoustic Rap. UK-based Rapper Plan B relieves his flow to nothing more than a folky acoustic guitar on his new 7” “Sick 2 Def” which has been put out on promo circuit by Pet Cemetery Recordings / 679 these days. Not exactly dancefloor functional, but a good one for all ya leftfield headz. On the flip there’s the track “No Good” to be found which – as one might easily guess by its title – contains elements of the legendary “You’re No Good For Me” by James Edward Bratton & Kelly Charles which has been recognizably sampled by Rave-/Breakbeat-bastards The Prodigy and tons of other artists throughout the lst decades. Musicwise the tracks is based on quite organic beats with a heavy live feel, jam session-like, on which Plan B flows forever, hardly taking time to breathe. Proper stuff for an advanced crowd.

Massari, well appreciated for last years Reggaeton-influenced 12” “Be Easy”, comes up with his new single “Rush The Floor” on Capital Prophet Records these days. Crisp production when it comes to beats and solid DigiSoul vocals provided by the Radio Edit as well as the so-called, more pounding Club Remix so everything’s tight here, but defo forget about the bonus track “Inta Hayati” on B3 which is nuffink but a waste of time.

Snoop Dogg‘s new album “Tha Blue Carpet Treatment” is scheduled for release on Geffen Records and “Vato”, which is out on promo circuit now, is the first single taken out of that. Accompanied by B-Real on vocal duties Snoopy brings back the original, laid back, cool as ice G-Funk HipHop we all loved him for in the early days of his carreer. On the flip side there’s “Candy” featuring E-40, MC Eiht, Goldie Loc plus Daz & Kurupt on the mic – a minimalistic tune based on Miami Bass-like beats with fuckin‘ huge 808-booms and a tripped out feel.


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