Friday, January 6, 2012

Copywrite - "Swaggot Killaz" feat. Jakki Da Mota Mouth


Holy Boom Bap, Batman! This track is crazy. This is the reason that satellite and internet radio are so necessary in Hip-Hop right now. FM dials are bogged down with label funded pop tunes for drones. Songs like this need a place to breathe. While this music always has a home in backpacks and venues with a max capacity of 1,000 across the world, it could certainly use more air time.

Copywrite is a man on a mission. His goal: To be the best Copywrite he's ever been. After some tumultuous times in his personal life, beef with Asher Roth and shaking the battle rap curse, the MC is taking a new direction. It's now all about making the best music he's ever made. With "Swaggot Killaz" we can definitely get excited for February 28th! 'God Save the King' will hit shelves and digital outlets then.

Producer !llmind layed the SLAP on this track, un'erstand me! It's like he managed to grab a few sounds out of Dr. Dre's "The Cronic" sessions. Dude is a certified beast. I've never heard and !llmind track that I didn't like and this is no exception. It's pure unadulterated Hip-Hop.

Check the stream below and, of course, keep an eye out for more leaks from 'God Save the King' right here.

Copywrite - "Swaggot Killaz" feat Jakki Da Mota Mouth by RoxFontaine

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Adrian Franks - "Poly FEARLESS" Series

all images courtesy of AdrianFranks.com

Creative extraordinaire Adrian Franks is at it again! He's taken his wildly popular FEARLESS series of works to a new ... dimension. I've always enjoyed the artist's work but these pieces have sparked a new level of interest. Like ... I want prints of some of these!

Adrian says:

"The Poly FEARLESS came about because of the need to evolve the current FEARLESS silhouette series. I wanted to show that people have multiple sides to them without revealing too much of what the person actually looks like.

Profiles capture a lot without saying too much. When you add a little dimension with basic geometric shapes, the idea evolved from something flat to something multi-dimensional. That is a basic characteristic of humans; Spiritual beings have a multi-faceted and multi-human experience.

I often said that I have many sides - like a pyramid. Just like a pyramid, in order to see all of the different sides at once you'd have to be above me. There's only one that is above me - The Most High. So one could say that the Poly FEARLESS series is a God's Eye view of man."

Well done, Sir! These works are TOO ill. When can we expect prints?












Tuesday, January 3, 2012

L.O.C.K. - "Dolo"

image via artists facebook page


Whoa. L.O.C.K. teases us with yet another dope track titled "Dolo", which hit his facebook page earlier today. No word yet on whether he's dropping a full project or not. We've already got a great video and a super ill leak, so I'm betting that something is cooking up behind the scenes. 

This self produced cut throws us back to the heyday of the Wu-Tang Clan. It's lo-fi, gritty, dissonant and crunched. It's a revival of the illest kind. If this is the direction that the South Jersey MC is going with it, then he may be on to something strong. Retro everything has been the wave the last 5+ years. Rightfully so, the Wu-Tang sound has been untouched. Even the members themselves largely abandoned their original unpolished sound. There aren't many people that could do the Wu sound justice but L.O.C.K. is on it. 

I'm still surprised by his lyrical ability. As mentioned in previous posts, I've known him primarily as a videographer. To be able to hop back and forth between those two skill sets so easily is pretty special. Is he a rapper that happens to be a videographer or vice versa? My bet is on rapper. Lyrics like these don't come easily. 

Check out the streaming audio below.


Dolo by L.O.C.K aka NEO by L.O.C.K