Author Archives: Wes Flexner

Listen: Cassidy – “R.A.I.D.” (Meek Mill Diss)

Cassidy – R.A.I.D. (Meek Mill Diss)

Cassidy dropped a 10 minutes diss to Meek Mill over various instrumentals.  These two Philly rappers have been going back and forth since Meek clowned Cassidy’s Condom Style PSA.

Meek Mill response to Cassidy’s diss was dismissive..

Meek Mill is the higher profile artist and has a stronger infrastructure because he is in MMG.
What Cassidy has going for him is that he is respected in Philly as a battle emcee so he has a chance to irritate Meek in his home town.

Video: King Vada – “New Reckoning”

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King Vada’s “Preludes to A Murder” EP. It comes out 1/5/13. There is a listening party tonight
@ Milk Bar in Columbus.

Shot by: Ngockhanh Ngo
Directed by: King Vada + Ngockhanh Ngo
Edited+Effects by: Walter Nini (for @ENDOCOLOR)

Video: Cappadonna – “Pull Your Life Together”

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Wu-Tang Clan’s 10th Official member Cappadonna renaissance continues. Last year he got down with his Wu-Tang comrades on RZA’s “The Man With The Iron Fists” OST on the Wu-Tang Clan reunion track “Six Directions Of Boxing” and with his appearance on the Wu-Tang Clan & D-Block project “Wu-Block”. Above is “Pull Your Life Together” off his upcoming album forthcoming double-CD, ‘Eyrth, Wynd & Fyre,’ which will be released on 2-26-2013 on RBC Records.

I really like that Cappadonna mentions that he doesn’t tip at the strip club while feeling empathy for a stripper.

Captured Tracks Partner With Flying Nun For Reissue Program

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Brooklyn-based label Captured Tracks is partnering with Flying Nun to reissue the late 70′s New Zealand label’s back catalog which includes bands like the Clean, The Chills, The Tall Dwarfs, The Verlaines, The Bats,

Obviously, Flying Nun has had a huge influence on the majority of Columbus, Ohio’s Siltbreeze bands.

Below is “Swimming Pool” which is off of an upcoming Toy Love Anthology that will be the first release from this partnership on 2/19.

Toy Love (pre-Tall Dwarfs/the Bats) was around from January 1979 to September 1980. The Toy Love Compilation collects all the A & B sides of the three Toy Love singles, plus the best demos from 1979, a live track and even a radio jingle. All mastered for vinyl, straight from the original analogue tapes, no nasty CDs nor digital sources were used at all. While, the back cover features a sketched cartoon of an early Toy Love flyer drawn by Chris Knox.

Watch: Kendrick Lamar – “Backseat Freestyle” Video

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Kendrick Lamar  had my album of the year “Good Kid M.A.A.D. City” here on donewaiting. Above is a video for “Backseat Freestyle” which Lamar and Jerome D, Dave Free directed.

If you like this you can buy this album on i-tunes.

 

Wes Flexner’s Albums of 2012 List.

If you don’t get bored of scrolling down this list you can also watch random videos from Ohio artists. And read more lists in the Other Paper.

40. Ghetto Brothers – Power Fuerza

Ghetto Brothers Vest back

Ghetto Brothers’ Power Fuerza is a record created in 1971 by a South Bronx gang that turned into a band. This storied record was reissued this year. You know the Hip Hop story that turns the Warriors into Wild Style?

Something like that.

I think that BARACK OBAMA should have these dudes reform for his inauguration to promote Peace, Love ,Unity and Having Fun.

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Video: P.Blackk “Diamonds & Furs” ft. Fabrashay A & Renee Dion

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P.Blackk & Fabrashay A ride around Columbus and rap at various spots.. Personally,  I love the scene where they rap in front of the graffiti in the bathroom of Carabar. Renee Dion adds vocals for this J.Rawls produced track.

This is off  the P.Blackk & J. Rawls album “Contemporary Nostalgia” which drops tonight (Dec 30th) on P.Blackk’s bandcamp.

Video:Tony Hawk Interviews Patrick Carney

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Patrick Carney tells Tony Hawk a story about stalking Akron, Ohio heroes Devo as a teenager.

Video: Taylor Nawrocki aka Tay God In Italy Part 2

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Ohio skateboarder Taylor Nawrocki aka Tay God aka Gucci Mane with Bling on( Complex) aka  R.Kelly without the urinary habit changing  home video dropped this here video of himself skateboarding in Italy. Dope Dope Dope.

Watch: Zero Star Tv Ep #2 “Live from Buggin Out”

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Zero Star & DJ Pos 2 do a bi-monthly Hip Hop Showcase at Carabar called “Buggin Out”. The above video has footage from Friday’s installment of the event.