Summertime comes off of their second album CLIPPNG. The video features an almost regular beach scene with MC Daveed Diggs’ face copied and pasted over other people’s faces. Like everything clipping. releases it’s the right amount of strange, entertaining and interesting.
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Posted by Christopher Sarda on March 3, 2015
It’s been years since Dälek has released new material. This video is timely and very socially aware. The beat isn’t as crazy as most Dälek fans would want and hope for but new music on a topic that is important makes me excited about what might be coming right around the corner.
The song will be featured on the upcoming film 6 Angry Women.
“Police State is Nervous” is Dälek’s first new music release since 2011. Hopefully soon we get solid information on a new album and a tour.
Posted by Christopher Sarda on December 9, 2014
I did not like Run the Jewels II better than Run the Jewels I. That’s the only negative thing I can say about this album.
Run the Jewels II is another great piece of work by the best tag team in hip hop. I’ve been a fan of El-P’s work for quite some time now, but as great a producer as he has been for more than a decade he really didn’t make an album that could be on my short list for all time favorite hip hop release until the work he did on Killer Mike’s RAP Music and his own solo album Cancer 4 the Cure.
Please understand, I loved I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead and Fantastic Damage. And I love his instrumental work too. But on those albums he didn’t quite mix the vocals correctly with the beat. It was almost as if he was trying to say “Beats are my strength and these vocals are secondary”. And that was probably true, but lately, with Run the Jewels I and II, with his last solo effort, with what he’s done with Killer Mike, the man has come into his own as a complete wizard of hip hop. El-P is like a basketball player who came into the league as a defensive liability and towards the end of his careers starts finding himself on the NBA all defensive squad. He’s become one of my favorite lyricists and has become a rapper who’s flow I respect more and more.
Killer Mike is just a work horse. As far as skill, lyrics and passion for his craft go, Killer Mike is one of the most underrated rappers in the game. Now that he’s connected with El-P and has returned to some semblance of fame (on his own muthafuckin’ terms) with Run the Jewels, people will start rediscovering how good he’s been on the albums he’s released in the last decade and a half.
Run the Jewels is free and it’s as good as anything that’s come this year or the last few years. Killer Mike and El-P, the best tag team in hip hop, the Bushwackers of hip hop.
Posted by Christopher Sarda on November 8, 2014
I like this album as much as I like many other Jay Z albums. I think people have given it too much crap and that it’s as solid as anything he’s done that isn’t a classic album. I’ve actually played this through more times than I’ve played Yeezus but it’s no where near as good or as important. Mostly Jay is a mantle piece on this album, he’s a familiar voice talking about familiar things.
But we can’t be on hate mode non-stop. Jay Z is relevant but hip hop is passing him by, so let’s respect the past but remember that out of nowhere he might drop another bomb on us. Until then we’ll just have to be cool listening to him rhyme Maybach in every single way possible.
Posted by Christopher Sarda on August 18, 2013
So I had a bunch to say about this album, but it turns out Lou Reed said it already. Pretty much this is how I feel about Yeezus: Lou Reed’s Review of Yeezus
Posted by Christopher Sarda on July 3, 2013
I suppose I should write more about each of these and it should be noted in a different mood I might make a slightly different list, but for posterity’s sake here it is:
Top Ten All Together
1- Heems “Wild Water Kingdom” and “Nehru Jackets”
2- Cattle Decapitation “Monolith of Inhumanity”
3 Brother Ali “Mourning In America Dreaming in Color”
4 Django Django “S/T”
5 Killer Mike “RAP Music”
6 Ishahn “Eremita”
7 Kool AD “51”
8 Billy Woods “History Will Absolve Me”
9 Hot Water Music “Exister”
10 Goat “World Music”
Posted by Christopher Sarda on January 14, 2013
It’s dirty. It’s abrasive. It’s weird. It’s hard to like on the first listen, but a trained ear even on a first listen can know that something is there, something is going on. I’m not sure if Death Grip‘s first album Exmilitary is good, but it is interesting, it does get huge points for originality, with that said it is abrasive and raw enough that if someone said they didn’t like it I would understand. But boy did I like it.
Death Grips is somewhere between an angry analogue sounding rapper mixed with a bit of Deftones type sampling all recorded with the same DIY flavor of Black Flagg‘s album Damaged. They borrow/create/sample many different types of beats to rap over but the drum and bass beat doesn’t take over the whole song just like the dubstep beat doesn’t. The really stripped down beats like the one on the second track Guillotine does take over the entire track, that’s one of the “raw” parts I was talking about earlier.
Even though it is a hip hop album you can here the acoustic hardcore feel of the percussion, which is due to the fact that this is a Zach Hill project. Zach Hill being the already weird and experimental drummer from the Sacramento hardcore band Hella. Hill is quickly becoming the Mike Patton of drumming, seemingly willing to do anything that is interests him.
Like I said above, if you don’t like it I understand, but the fact that others are finding something to like should make you take a closer listen, either that or you should take the advice of the weird sampled chick on the track Culture Shock:
“You…you need to vibrate higher.”
Posted by Christopher Sarda on June 12, 2012