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.
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.
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Tagged columbus hip hop, columbus rap, Fly Union, google, GZA, jay swifa, karma loop, Ohio Hip Hop, ohio rap, tgtc
Please be disturbed/titillated by this Kitty Man created “visual” for You Want Me to Go which features Nikki Portman on the hook.
This “visual” is a Valentine’s gift off Envelope & Jacoti Sommes stellar This Could Go Either Way Ep . Buy his record. Listen to it on the radio and then go to Envelope & DJ Detox, Nick Tolford & Co., & Tree Of Snakes’ssssss Valentine’s Day Show this evening at Ace of Cups in Columbus.
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Tagged Ace of Cups, columbus hip hop, donnie monaco, Envelope, Hugs N Kisses, jacotti sommes, kitty man, nikki portman, ohio rap
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
Columbus rapper P.Blackk drops a trailer explaining his ambitions for his upcoming Blackk Friday release.
shot by Luke Sirimongkhon.
Erykah Badu sent P.Blackk an encouraging tweet:
MP3: Envelope “I Wanna New Satan”
On Envelope’s, “I Wanna New Satan” one of Columbus’s most beloved rappers proclaims:
“I don’t mean symbolism 666 pentagram.
Most of your evil men aren’t even into that.
They are psychic vampires. They take without giving back.
I want to be the most symbiotic man in rap.”
I think that sums it up.
I could sit here and type out the whole song. Or you could just listen to it.
If you want to read my review of the Envelope record scroll down to the bottom of the Other Paper’ s Local Round-Up Section.
Envelope will release his new EP, that features “I Wanna New Satan”, This Could Go Either Way by playing at 8 Record Stores this Saturday, October 15th.
Tonight(Thursday) Envelope will be on CD 102.5′s Independent Playground here in Columbus which airs 11pm to 1 Am.
I will be lurking in the background.