Tag Archives: Alblums

“This is The Art of Noise, what did you expect” ?

It was the design of the Art of Noise picture discs that initially drew my attention to the group back in1985. The singles were pinned to the wall at Good Vibrations Record store in Belfast. Behind the counter of course was Mr Hooley who schooled an aspirational vandal in the world of Paul Morley and the significance of the group.

This ZTT podcast from 2006 features a number of juicy Art of Noise tidbits pertaining to the sleevenotes from the And What Have You Done With My Body, God? boxset. If youve ever wondered about the ‘sample source’ of the car ignition on Close to the Edit, listen up. If you ever enjoyed the Art of Noise, Paul Morleys imagery, the music or the affect they had on Hip-Hop, take a nosey at these clips.  The live set features some really nice freestyle piano on an extended Beatbox. #justsaying

“Catch up now, or find out later”

i’m revenge in the form of success to all haters

For me, a strong centender for the best l.p of last year was “the marathon continues”, and this was the first song i heard off of it..now getting a very nice visual inspired by Nipsey’s trip to the far east, shouts dantheman.There’s multiple gems dropped in this song, all over some art of noise-inspired greatness. And those drums are hard as fuck.

“in the material world, the thought is contagious..”, that, is some rakim-type shit right there.

Prodigy – The Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson EP [Reduced by HOTASBALLS] AKA Dunnthing for the Weekend

Prodigy – The Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson EP – [Reduced by HOTASBALLS]

Prodigy from Mobb Deeps’ first piece of branded promo came in the shape of an EP via the good people at Complex Magazine a few weeks back. This Reduced version-excursion of the highly anticipated release was created by ourselves out of sheer impatience, an unwilling to sift through songs, no other reason, dont get it twisted. We got nothin but love for Mobb shit, that why we made this, and the fact that the P is free once again after three years locked away, is good news for anyone that understands and appreciates ‘Top of the Line’ reality Rap.

Over the years, there have been shed-loads of full-length alblums that have utilised dialogue from movies, skits, sound-bites et cetera, but the only way the listener can truly enjoy the experience is NOT having to fassy around with fast-forward keys, click wheels and the like. Unfortunately, the segue material on this is a little ancillary for our tastes. We aint professin to be some big-time internets nor are we too big or too proud to hit rewind, but sometimes we just wanna hear things as they should be heard, one track after another, without too much interruption. Too much to ask? The aural impediments if you didnt know, are from the 97 movie, Hoodlum.

Musically the EP has some great moments on it, and lyrically, P is on fire at times too, on the whole, it’s an interesting return to form but lets face it, listening to this EP is a wind-up. Were not here to review the content of the EP, mainly cos its a feckin mixtape, an undersized mixtape for an artist that is evidently holding the finest Sid Roams and Alchemist productions back until the finished product drops.

We respected the sequence, but in addition to the tracks and our updated transitions, we decided, for ease of access, to drop the majority of the Larry Fishburne dialogue and just lace the tracks one after each other [with sprinkles of a few specially and specifically chosen sound-bites and sample sources of our own]. This is the result. To P, to Alan, Benny, Joey & Bravo, big respect is automatic…

Bonus Proclamations

Phillip Mlynar – Top 10 Prodigy Prison Rants

Gary Warnett – My Infamous Overflow

Hip-Hop Isnt Dead – Gut Reactions

!!WIZ KHALIFA FEAT TOO $HORT “ON MY LEVEL”!!

jim jonsin, yelawolf’s main dude, cooks up this super-soporific, tranked-out track for young wiz’s second single..it’s so much better than “black n yellow”(too poppy 4 me)…he seems to be polishing up and watering down in equal parts…it works, though, right?..interesting choice of guests for the l.p, snoop, short, and, erm, rawse..

wiz is only 20-sumthing in the company of real legends..ENJOY..

araabMETALMUZIK Vol. 1

Like whoa!?!keep fronting on this dude at your peril..

A Night in New York: Live Improv Session with:

araabMUZIK (Dipset) – Drums/MPC
Inhaler (Syphilitic Lust) – Bass
Teeth (Villains) – Guitar

How about some actual hardcore?

Sean Price & Cold World-

How The Gods Chill.

shouts to frank 151.mystery meat.

Sean Price to me, has always embodied that lyrical heavy metal, the attitude,especially nowadays..so, maybe it seemed logical to pair him with a “rock” group (have you noticed no rapper seems to know there are different kinds of rock music) , in this case, penn state hardcore band ColdWorld. named possibly after a Gza song, and a band that used have a d.j, ala Mordred..they seem suited.#HYPED.can you hear the mountain samples in track?>

“i don’t see no fucking hope”

Various – Best of RARE [Cassette Rip]

This is a cassette rip of the Best of the RARE selection of ‘Rare Soul classics from the 70s & 80s’ compilations released on Ariola through BMG during the late 80s. The RARE series was widely know in UK vinyl collectors circles as one of the few compilations that allowed listeners access to these hits and bits for cheaps…

Side One

Lonnie Liston Smith – Expansions
Edna Wright – Oops Here I Go Again
Harvey Mason – Till You Take My Love
Charme – Never [Gonna Let You Go]
Banda Black Rio – Miss Cheryl
Francine McGee – Delerium
Serenade – Stick By Me

Side Two

Bernard Wright – Haboglabotribin
Don Blackman – Holding You, Loving You
Main Ingredient – Work To Do
Chocolate Milk – Action Speaks Louder Than Words
Real To Reel – Love Me Like This
Gene Page – Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
Tom Browne – Mr. Business