June 2010 Archives
The leading single off The Cudder's next album, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager.
It's the Stoner Army's "Reveille."
Get it here.
ATG sizes it all up.
Tomorrow, the World Fucking Cup (WFC) begins in South Africa. The thought of typing up a "WFC for Dummies" guide seemed appropriate but, more than likely, you've read such a document in ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Slate, Time, Newsweek or other formidable publications.
ATG will not provide banal analysis and default to Spain or Brazil. I won't explain why Brazilian athletes have one name. I won't compare and qualify a sport by putting it in perfect, hilarious American context. Rather, I'll advocate total immersion and dissect your barriers to total immersion.
Enjoy the globe-stopping tournament. Hopefully at a trendy, hip, American bar full of pseudo-intellectuals more than happy to break down the offsides rules.
me: Oh jeez nahright just posted a new eminem song from recovery...feat
Reggie: I saw it on the tracklist
And now it's out?
me: Just posted yeah
Reggie: He'll probably make it a single
You know Rihanna's on it, too
me: Come on.
Reggie: Yeah, man
me: in the good ol days he'd diss them
It gives me a bad vibe
taken in consideration with the single
Reggie: and the concept
me: let me know what you think
Reggie: it's like he's doing a kumbaya record
me: haha yeah
Sent at 2:53 PM on Thursday
Reggie is busy. You may be interrupti
Photo by Callie Richmond for AThousandGrams.
The Austin Ace, Phrancyhze, impresses at another national battle. Don't talk to me 'bout emcees got skills...
Check the furious, three-round fight post-jump. If this were 1997, he'd have a deal from Def Jam. Phran even gets dissed for being too good at freestyling and for being too smart.
His closing line is my favorite: "When I win, son, it won't be the first time a nigga came from Austin to Cali to get shit done...VINCE. YOUNG."
With a summer onslaught of big, stuffy summer albums closer than you realized, labels are passing down hearty helpings of "exclusives," generating interest in new recordings from names. Most of these songs range from solid to tight to sweet. Initial thoughts included.
Cee Lo - Georgia
Not as good as the singles from 2004's excellent solo album or the best Gnarls Barkley. But I'm intrigued to hear what a Cee Lo solo album sounds like post-household name status.
Black Milk - Don Cornelius
Blu & Exile - So Perfect
Reggie loves to overrate Blu. I get why on gems like this.
Bun B featuring Young Jeezy - Just Like That
Apocalyptic hustle rap. Gimme my respect.
Copywrite - Last Laugh
Khrysis produces for a relatively unknown white guy with miserably bad promotional art. He's a good rapper though, if a bit crass.
Estelle featuring Nas - Fell In Love
Same type of house/retro beat Estelle surfed on 2008's "American Boy." The guest rap is cool. I dig the synths.
Freddie Gibbs featuring Bun B - Rock Bottom
Gibbs makes up for an average, sung hook by bringing out a marvelous narrative from Bun.
Killer Mike featuring T.I. - Ready Set Go
Get ready for Killer Mike's album ya'll.
Madvillain - Papermill
Ever notice Jay Electronica sounds just like DOOM ten years ago?
The Roots featuring John Legend - Doin' It Again
One of the most delectable, ear candy mp3s the Roots have ever leaked. Instantly likable.
The Dream featuring Diddy - Champagne
You may be asking the wrong person, I love all these silly excess anthems.
Waka Flocka Flame featuring Roscoe Dash, Wale - No Hands
Tough to really enjoy even ironically.
Where art thou, Cool Kids?
Still on the radar. Still a buzz act. Still showing out at South by Southwest.
Another fishing-inspired mixtape after the jump. Lots of high-grade, in house beats from Chuck Inglish.