Archive for April, 2014

Vintage Video: O.D.B + Busta Rhymes’ Impromptu Public Cypher

April 26, 2014

By the looks of things, specifically Busta Rhymes’ slender build, and the Tommy Hilfiger and Helly Hansen jackets scattered about the audience, I’d say this video is about 20 years old, from 1994-95…  If so, BR unveils a verse that would become part of his famous, hit debut single “Got You All in Check” and continues to freestyle after it’s over.  The vintage nature of the shoot is also evident in the fact that Old Dirty Bastard appears in “Brooklyn Zoo” form, dropping punchlines during his heyday, before going overboard with aliases.. and crack cocaine.

The owner of the video labels it a “battle” when it’s clearly not… but it’s nonetheless rare footage of two now-legendary hip-hop icons still on the rise, entertaining the public at a time when they were hiphop’s next generation…

 

[VIDEO] Bop Alloy (Substantial, Marcus D) – Live in San Diego

April 26, 2014

I wish I had the tine to do a full write -up on this at the moment, but any fellow connoisseurs and/or bored fans looking for stimulating, next level production and progressive rhyme delivery without compromising an ounce of ‘the boom-bap’ need to listen to this record. When I first heard it, I drew immediate comparisons to CYNE, awho my friends hear me tout as “the most underrated rap group ever”. Check out the video and get the album on Bandcamp…

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Substantial


Deep Chill Productions Presents
A Spyridon Pictures Production

‘BOP ALLOY – LIVE IN SAN DIEGO’

On April 4, 2014, Substantial & Marcus D, known together as Bop Alloy, began their West Coast Tour with CYNE in San Diego, CA at The Worldbeat Cultural Center. With over 300 dedicated fans in attendance, Bop Alloy performed tracks from their debut album ‘Substantial & Marcus D are Bop Alloy’, their new LP ‘Another Day in the Life of…’ and some of Substantal’s solo material. The show concluded with Substantial & Cise Starr of CYNE performing tracks produced by the late great Nujabes.

The event also included performances from co-headliner CYNE, and support from DJ Norm Rocwell and producers Jenova 7, Esbe, & G. Rhodes. It was truly a night to remember, which you can now relive (a portion of it) thanks to this video of Bop Alloy’s peformance produced by…

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DJ Nex Millen – Satellite Radar | Latest WRIU Mix

April 5, 2014

DJ Nex Millen gets around.  From PA to NJ, to Cali and North Carolina, NXM spins weekly, 2PM – 3PM Tuesday afternoons at Rhode Island University’s WRIU, streamed online in real time from the station’s website…

Nex Millen is also the composer of the two illest installments of Public Axis’ *Satellite Radar* mix series thus far.. (which we make entirely from collectible vinyl records).  Streams of the latest WRIU show, the ‘Summer Dusk Mix’ (Vol 3) and the ‘Rare Remixes Collection’ (Vol 4) are all embedded below… NXMsummerduskMIX and Rare:Mixes each contain A LOT of records that are out-of-print and/or previously available only on vinyl records… Enjoy… More coming soon.

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