So… it’s been a little while. And I got all kinds of stuff to throw at you, but I’ll take it easy at first. First off, Wonda’s release is being delayed… but to quench your thirst for new music, we are adding a new member to the family! Please, put your hands together for Rune Productions! This man is super-fresh with his beats, please believe me. And if you just wanna let the music speak for itself, by all means, check this dude out as you anticipate the fresh new artist page. (Myspace – SoundClick) His mixtape, Rather Dashing, will be available shortly for free download.
In addition to this wonderful news, I am finally home! This means more regular updates! To celebrate my homecoming (No Chris Martin) I went to the Aesop Rock show at my favourite venue, the 930 club. Here is my review of the show, part of the “None Shall Pass Tour.”
Pretty awesome show…
Opening up first was Blockhead and DJ Precyse… they were kind of rediculous. They had this cool thing with a projector doing this random images in the background, it almost reminded me of the video in the ring, except more fresher. They were making beats on the fly and scratching on top, it was really really dope… they even flipped the whisper song, and made it so hype and so dope, everyone in the crowd went crazy. That was probably the best part of the entire concert.
Next came Yak Ballz, who was great. I never listened to any of his music before, but I bought a mixtape at the show cause I liked him so much. He was really, really good.
Then was Cage… he seemed kind of meh, to me, but a lot of people were die-hard fans. Maybe there’s something I was missing.
Finally, came the big man himself, Aesop. His set was good. Not excellent, but good. mix in the crazy visuals he had in the back that mirrored the show, and you have yourself a very good show. He pretty much did off the new album, but did like one or two old joints. His DJ is so good, and he tore the tables up when they let him. I have to say, his new album is pretty good, not excellent, but his single, “None Shall Pass” is fricken resickulous!
OK! Now… it’s time to GRADUATE!!
KanYe’s album… for those of you who were patient enough to ignore the advances, is so nice. The sound is really different, but its fresh and I love it. He retains his chipmunk sounding soul samples, but he subdues them a bit, in favour of synths, and unorthodox snare sounds. Every track on this album (with 1 very notable, and one debatable exception) is hot. Yeah, you can just go ahead and skip Drunk and Hot Girls, its not really worth it… at all. I personally advise skipping the end of Barry Bonds when Lil’ Wayne decides to show up, but hey, its up to you. The other guest spots make for the illest tracks on the album. Good Life, with T-Pain, is surprisingly my favourite song on the album. I have been bumping it like crazy, and throwing my hands up in the skyyy! Everything I Am, and the amazing scratch power of DJ Premier is great, and Chris Martin’s Home update a la Homecoming is spectacular. All in all, definitely cop this album and give “CUUURRTTIISS” what he deserves. Not to mention all the amazing artwork courtesy of Takashi Murakami.