Yesterday, Columbus Hip Hop Producer J-Rawls announced The First Annual Polar Entertainment Showcase which is a free outdoor Hip Hop Showcase that features acts like S.P.I.R.I.T, P.Blackk, King Vada, Middle Child, Fabraysha A & More at the 83 Gallery in the Short North. This September 1st showcase comes on the weekend J-Rawls and Casual will release their album Respect Game or Expect Flames. Peep a radio rip of the “Respect Game or Expect Flames” title track which has a very special guest on it:
MP3: Casual & J-Rawls Ft Del The Funkee Homosapian- Respect Game or Expect Flames (Hot 97 Rosenberg Radio Rip)
While bumping this banger, I decided to sift through some footage Path and I shot when I interviewed Rawls for the Other Paper back in May of 2011. In the below footage shot in Rawls home, J explains how he got his start in both making music, and in putting records out. It’s pretty interesting as his Hip Hop story starts in 1987 with him and friends stealing his fathers records. J. Rawls ,then, tells us how he ended up linking up with Greyhound Bus traveling Talib Kweli in 95.96 and eventually started putting his records out during the late 90’s Hip Hop boom with his group the Lone Catalysts.
I am still working on what the fuck I am gonna write about this Columbus Hip Hop classic from 1999 that Bru Lei just put on soundcloud. Until then I am drinking a fucking beer and enjoying myself. AS YOU SHOULD.:
RIP DJ PRZM RIP CAMU TAO RIP DAYMON DODSON RIP NASTY NATE RIP TABOO RIP TALON
DAYMON DAY IS SEPTEMBER 15th
Dose vs. the Ruckus Man Scribble Jam 1999
When discussing Ohio Hip Hop, often times we forget to bring up the Dave Hammonz of Cinci, Dose One, whose creative seed in Southwest Ohio when Anticon was just burgeoning was an interesting thing to witness. Between his work with Them, and Cloud Dead also the graffiti of my dude Five it never suprises me that Marcel Duchamp’s wife was from the Nasty Nati.
(Obviously both of them dudes moved to the Bay seperately. )
Anyway, the Creators Project put together a mix of Dose One’s music throughout the ages (cLOUDDEAD, Themselves, Subtle, and 13 & God) to prime people for Mr. Drucker’s upcoming album G Is Deep.
Hand typography and photo by Slave For Yourself
MP3: The Hard Way (THW)
Fly Union comes with a Jay Swifa produced beauty The Hard Way. Also peep Fly Union’s interview with Karmaloop, where the Columbus rap group discuss TGTC, the pro and cons of going the indie, cologne in the studio and also accidently meeting the GZA in NYC.
Posted in Columbus, Interviews, MP3, Music, Video, Wes Flexner
Tagged columbus hip hop, columbus rap, Fly Union, google, GZA, jay swifa, karma loop, Ohio Hip Hop, ohio rap, tgtc
Hodgie Street feels “Blessed”, and the Columbus, Ohio rapper shares it in this video off his mixtape with DJ Giovanny 1986.
Download “1986” here.
Video Shot and edited by Iyeball of Fly.Union.
P.Blackk dropped a video for Eazy featuring his Baker’s Club T-Dot friend Raz Fresco yesterday.
The Iyeball produced “Eazy” is off P.Blackk’s Instant Columbus Classic Blackk Friday. <—- Download it
P.Blackk is playing Donewaiting’s 9-Year Anniversary along with TJSA, Zero Star, Bill Fox, Sundown & DJ Detox on February 3rd at Ace of Cups..
RSVP at the Facebook invite.
MP3: Zero Star – “Maybe I’m Joking. Maybe I’m Not”
Zero Star is playing Donewaiting’s 9 Year Anniversary on February 3rd at Ace of Cups.
Tonight, Zero is releasing the physical copies for his new album Maybe I’m Joking,Maybe I’m Not at his Buggin Out 3 Party at the Carabar.
Respected Hip Hop blog Kevin Nottingham presented Zero’s new album earlier this week.
I reviewed Maybe I’m Joking in the Other Paper. I obviously liked it ’cause, “Zero’s flow is complex and refined, and his content is reflective, funny and wise in a subtle way. In this and other cuts, Chozin beats have the right amount of jazz, boom-bap and experimental elements to keep things harmonic with all those bars flying around.”
Download above. Look at the Tracklisting after the jump
(photo by Joe Charlton)
MP3: Let Me Know (ft. Lxe For the Uncool, Fabrashay A, The Catalyst)
Yikes. Off Path’s upcoming album We Gonna Make It which is produced by Chozin.
Path is throwing himself a Bday Party/Show with Envelope & Detox, The Colors, and The Sidekicks at Carabar Friday.
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Tagged columbus hip hop, columbus rap, Fabrashay A, l.e. for the uncool, Ohio Hip Hop, ohio rap, Path, The Catalyst
Dove of De La Soul said he was “Sick of half-ass awards shows/Sick of name brand clothes/Sick of R&B bitches over bullshit tracks/Cocaine and crack Which brings sickness to blacks/” back in 1996 on Stakes Is High.
I am willing to bet he expected things to change.
Now 15 years later, imagine how sick of it he must be.
Well, J.Rawls and the Liquid Crystal Project are still sick of it and have remade Stakes is High with P.Blackk and Le For The Uncool.
Video directed by: Luke Sirimongkhon