Now this is a hell of a lineup on this posse cut. The emcees appear in the following order: M-Dot, Jaysaun (Special Teamz), Nutso, Block McCloud (AOTP), Blacastan (DGZ), B.A.M, Chaundon (Justice League), Tribeca & Shabaam Sahdeeq. The song will appear on their upcoming project.
Listen: B.A.M & M-Dot-Visionaries (ft.Jaysaun, Nutso, Block McCloud, Blacastan, Chaundon, Tribeca & Shabaam Sahdeeq)
Awkword returns with another track this time featuring a verse from Chaundon over a Numonics, (Beezy Gets Beats Vol. 1 alum. For those of you with a caring heart, head over to Bandcamp and NAME YOUR PRICE in where 100% of the proceeds go to charity. Applaud this man.
Listen and buy: Awkword-Melting Pot (ft. Chaundon)
“Prison” is a free bonus track of Chaundon’s The Jammington album, which sounded fairly good if you ask me. Rome Cee is released via Chaundon’s Golden Era music label to help usher in a new chapter in Rome Clientel’s career. Check it out below.
Listen: Chaundon-Prison (ft. Rome Clientel) [Prod. ATG]
“The Audible Doctor brings you the first visuals off his upcoming “I Think That…” EP. The track is produced by Audible Doctor with cuts by DJ Brace and features Chaundon. The full “I Think That…” EP drops September 25th. The video is brought to you by Civil Productions, directed & shot by Rob Levy (@CivilProd_Rob), & is assistant directed by Joe Gherardi of Macro Films.”
The Emcee is the 5th EP of Sha Stimuli’s 12 EP Series The Rent Tape.
1. The Emcee Intro
2. The Emcee (ft. Reks) [Prod by Domingo]
3. The Difference [Prod by The Real Focus]
4. So Good (ft. Cambatta, Nino Bless, & Crooked I)
5. Connect 4 Part 2 (ft. Shabaam Sahdeeq, Chaundon, & Skyzoo)
6. Phillip Morris [Prod by Charli Brown]
7. Street Life (ft. Sean Price & Cymarshall Law)
8. Lyrics To Go (ft. King Magnetic)
9. Unsung (ft. Smally Biggs) [Prod by White Hot Productions]
Download: Sha Stimuli-The Emcee
“Success (Part 1)” is the first leak off The Audible Doctor’s upcoming Free EP “I Think That…” The track is produced by The Audible Doctor and features Audible Doctor & Chaundon on the verses with DJ Brace on the cuts.
@ the end of the day….Can east coast rappers sound like southern rappers?
East coast rappers songs sound lyrical with soul sampling production. Southern rappers have a more laid back, party sound over 808s and “trap” style production. There is an unspoken rule between the two coast…the Jim Crow rule. In other words, the two styles are supposed to stay segregated. With the current buzz of Asap Rocky, there seems to be a problem. See, this Harlem rapper sounds like he’s from Houston. Should this be a problem? Is he opening doors for creativity or making a mockery of his coast? The question remains…can east coast rappers sound southern? Let’s look at both sides of the Mason Dixon of hip hop on this debate.
By an east coast rapper sounding southern, East coast artists and east coast hip hop fans feel disrespected. New York is considered the mecca of hip hop. All of the pioneers came from here. Majority of the classic albums of all time come from East coast artists, who had east coast flows. They were considered the leaders of hip hop and by sounding southern, it seems as though they are followers. Within that same thought, many east coast artists change their style to generate more money. Southern artists seem to be making more money and getting more spotlight, so many are trying to follow suit. On the flip side, the Jim Crow rule seems biased. It’s more acceptable for southern artists to sound lyrical and use samples, but not for east coast artists to sound “crunk”. Similar to Chaundon, many east coast fans feel there is a NYID problem.
Trying to sound like your coast can limit your creativity. Sometimes, the artists may not originally be from the coast they are living in. Also, they actually may be influenced by another coast. Being limited to sounding a certain way can also limit fan bases as well. When Mims (a New York rapper) dropped “This is why I’m hot“, it was a hit. It was played throughout other regions; it had placement on commercials and had a huge rock remix for it. However, he was ridiculed by east coast fans. Is it really fair that Mims can’t “get on” if he isn’t repping right?
Asap Rocky has talent. If he didn’t, he wouldn’t be getting a 3 million dollar deal from RCA/Polo Grounds. Maybe, Asap Rocky is looking beyond coasts. He has received co-signs from Jim Jones and Drake so he must be doing something right. He also made a good point about influences when discussing Wu-Tang in a Complex interview. He said that they never went to China, but we’re influenced by the culture. This is a good point. Are we making this debate bigger than it actually is? Is hip hop waiting for a rap version of MLK to bring us all together? @ the end of the day…it shouldn’t be about the coast but rather, who can influence the most.
As C.O.O. of HiPNOTT Records, Co–Founder of Cypher Lounge Radio and creator/Executive Producer of the highly anticipated documentary film DEMOS, you would think Kareem Fort wouldn’t have time for much more but, the multi-talented Reem has taken on the role as executive producer for the upcoming compilation LP, Executive Suite. Executive Suite is set to drop on January 10th through DJBooth.net with additional sponsorship from KevinNottingham.com and TheWellVersed.com. The compilation features production of long time collaborator Tony Con Maseed Productions and will feature the lyricism of Rapper Big Pooh, Donny Goines, Raven Sorvino, Senor Kaos, 4-Ize, Hawdwerk, Punchline and Boog Brown to name a few.
As the first offering from Executive Suite, “All Out” sets the tone for the authentic Hip Hop and lyricism we can expect from Executive Suite. The single features Chaundon (Hall of Justus), Senor Kaos (Ultra Beast) and Atlanta’s Skinny-C with the production from Maseed Productions and is just a taste of the quality we can expect from the compilation. This is Hip Hop in its purest form.