THE FILTERED REAL: March-April 2014

By SUNEZ

 The Hip Hop writer is a creator, composing understanding words of cultured brilliance powering a re-balance of the elements equally.  Pages of rejuvenated reaffirmation, simply the Almighty leadership of insightful craft work that stands to build through any confrontation born to be… Yet his daily duty is as a journalist that questions properly, uses his ears for the good to filter the real.  And as the Art decays by dilution he concentrates the best again and again exposing it in the print.  Today’s journalist and tomorrow’s historian he listens to share.  Here is that necessary attempt executed again and again…

BOOM BYE BYE BY THE STAR MEL-DING THE RIGHT AGAIN…..

GOD ON THE SQUARE TIMES SQUARE SHOOT 3.25.14
[Starmel (r.) with Sunez (2nd from l.)]

The ruining of a counterculture is best accomplished by the destruction of the oppressed who are its makers.  Devalue the creators and build a brand.  Effeminize the men and whore up the women is the strategy applied to beats and rhymes as it was to slaves and through ships. So now how do we fight back?! We young who’ve grown through this rebellious Art and found the love of creations through principles of upheld originality.  We young who found the knowledge of self through the refusal to believe by lyric challenge, bar after bar.  And now we all fully raised on the rugged and rough and our young brothers are wearing dresses and skinny jeans that are clearly fitted as females accentuate their assets.  And half of our sisters are okay with the crossover that crosses us out.  The alpha Black/Brown male isn’t a fucking option.  That’s the creator of all things, the headpiece of the family.  Any brother disagreeing with that and any stiff necked rebellious sister demeaning that is diluting the Yang presence needed to develop the Yin cipher that cures it all.

So author Starmel Allah of The Righteous Way, the premiere primer book on anyone interested in a single proper perspective on the Nation of God and Earth, assembled some tough brothers to reclaim manhood.  On March 25, brothers simply dressed as they always do, as men, and repped their manhood at the red steps on Times Square, NYC.  As Starmel prepares his next book offering, he offers a visual model for brothers keeping it real to share with the young.  Get together, show the world what Black/Brown manhood is all about and stop the effeminization and dilution of our culture, lifestyle and Arts.  Simply put…Annihilate all aptly appropriating as assimilated ashes acclimated.

For more on the movement knowledge this HERE

 DE LA SOUL – SMELL THE DAISY MIXTAPE

The quality that De La Soul makes records a mixtape is illogical.  Classic groups don’t need to promote themselves with this prove-yourself forum.  Smell The Daisy is an ill reworked lyric work over unreleased J Dilla tracks.  J Dilla, in a complete historical perspective is possibly a top 20 producer of all time.  However, his influence and importance to MCs that were intend on selling Hip Hop with integrity was more important.  He popped the funk just enough without losing all the grittiness. De La Soul are the most important satirically laced LP makers in Hip Hop history.  As their catalog reached 96′s Stakes Is High, Posdnuos and Trugoy overtly focused on showing they also are pure, straight bar for bar lyricists.  As their last LP, sans Maseo, First Serve, under Plug 1 and Plug 2, they have mastered the thematic presentation of the long term and the lyrical athletics of the immediate.  On Smell The Daisy, they choose through Dilla’s catalog nicely and flow sharply.

MAVIMARX – “MAVI MAVI”

Premierely honored to hear so many new singles, there must be made note of the toughest ones.  “Mavi Mavi” with the steady chaos of Intellectual Killa’s production where horns pop through off alternating breaks.  Mavimarx, repping Grand Rapids, Michigan, has a strong well articulated sinisterness, that leads into just good MC writing coupling his verses and lacing it with good word choices  that shows great potential.   This is off his debut EP Mavmanifestos coming soon.

 SUNBLAZE “LAUGH NOW CRY LATER” VIDEO

Sunset Park, Brooklyn’S next great Hip Hop artist is easily Sunblaze.  No surprise since he has released over 70 tracks of new and unreleased material last year.  Easily Gunset’s most prolific MC, his Dirty Rican LP leads off with “Laugh Now Cry Later.”  Directed by Gunset’s Renaissance man, Arewhy, producer Great Majesty chopping short piano wild stabs, punching a classic 1, 2 thud bass drum and snare through double tss high hats.  Sunblaze rhymes in his midtempo zone and builds a monotone fluidity as his battle bars commence.

PRINCE ORIGINAL & J-LOVE – “TEARS OF A SOLDIER” off ONE LIFE TO LIVE LP

Tearz of A Soldier”  is the epitome of the realness found on the strong One Life to Live LP reviewed HERE.  It’s one of the highlights that “needs the extended snare, flute wail and guitar’d appearance for the tempered adrenaline Prince Original has already set the tone for.  J-Love’s arrangements constantly drops out for isolations nicely because Prince rhymes on the bar every time.”

WHYZ RULER & J-LOVE – “MISLED” off HE EXISTS LP
Misled” is a great video choice off He Exists revealing the depth of He Exists reviewed HERE. “Piano chords from dark to light with crunchy high hats propel “Misled” and its intricate tale of a lost sister all in less than three minutes. Concentrated illness.

UNDENIABLE – “ESSY’S PICK”

No group has shared such a wealth of tracks freely to the public this decade as Sinnagi and O7 of Undeniable.  Over Hazenomical’s crisp track, they verse steady and melodically precise.  Young Queen Essy picked right and exact on this.

 REKS & HAZARDIS SOUNDZ – “HOLD YOUR APPLAUSE” off All Eyes on REKS Mixtape

Reks continues to make incredible tracks as the Boom Bap MC of the 00′s, an unrivaled consistency in MCing athleticism.  Hard bounding breaks, actual DJ cut interactions and a blend of lines said right and right ideas expressed illy.  The All Eyes on REKS is another original mixtape from REKS that is LP quality.

SUPASTITION – “NOTHING LIKE IT” off HONEST LIVING EP

A virtually free (name your price) EP for the working man, Supastition is a real time lyricist that has not been properly put into a complete context in this MC universe.  A great conversational MC, who offers all the non-escapist details we can relate to.  This is concentrated on this EP and deserves enjoyed study HERE

PHONIKS – INSTRUMENTALS VOLUME 1

One of the youngest beatmakers with the best 90s ethos is Phoniks.  He will be behind at least two of this year’s strongest LPs (Anti-Lilly’s Stories From the Brass Section & the upcoming Dephacation LP from Awon & Dephlow) and he continues to release addictive instrumental works.  Along with the Autumn In Winter remix LP, Instrumentals Volume 1 are scores to build with.

 

GENESIS LXG – “HOUSE OF PAIN” [Featuring & Produced by THANOS]

Genesis is a power mid tempo rhymer who can sound through noisy songs and Gunset’s Thanos who is one of the brightest experimental and diverse producers reworks the horns lovely on this.  Genesis doesn’t make songs that are punchline followed by punchline; rather, they are elongated insults that pile on with a deft breath control with just the right inflections for us to catch up.  With other dynamic tracks as “30 Pieces of Silver” and “U.M.P.A.,” his LP will sound like no one else can make it and that is pure Hip Hop forthcoming.

 

CHIEF KAMACHI – “BACK TO THE BREAKS” off RADIO RAHEEM LP

Chief Kamachi is one of the less than 10 MCs of the 00′s that kept it alive with great works.  Consistently driving the mental depth with street survival tactics and this Art’s principles, he is the one to go “Back to the Breaks” and show us some of the elements.

THE LEGION – “STEREO” off THE LOST TAPES

The depth of Hip Hop music owes much to the 90′s groups led by the entire DITC Crew and The Legion were one of the ill affiliates with ill lost crate Theme & Echo = Krill of 1994. Over another hyped Bucwild track, The Legion bless us again. Go back to 94 before The Lost Tapes edutain you.

M9 – “COLORS” off HIGH FIDELITY EP

UK’s Triple Darkness Crew is slowly revealing themselves as one of the greatest hardcore lyricist crews in Hip Hop this decade.  Powerful enough to be charted all time if they continue the important work they have been sharing.  Important because they are strong intelligent and gifted Black men with commentary and wordplay merged.  Melanin 9 is one of them.  After his superior debut, the real Magna Carta LP of note, he readies the releases of his High Fidelity EP on May 31st, with “Colors.”  Building fluidly on how oppression separates the Black and the Brown causing hypocritical relationships of illusionary hate between us, his ease on the mic is exceptional on this one.

SPIT GEMZ & EFF YOO – “JUDAS CRADLE”

It won’t be the end of the world if Spit Gemz stops rhyming on wax but it will be a world with less of what it needs if he doesn’t MC.  Mastering ceremonies with his ideas and insightful challenges is the work that Gemz must do for himself in some form, any form.  The mic is just one place for such creative minds and “Judas Cradle” is another proof as Gemz is joined by one of the most cleverest MC personas in Hip Hop, Eff Yoo.  On a Necro beat (where Necro belongs working), they lace it and leave.  So listen well before they leave and we leave you with this one…

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