November 13 marked the 12th anniversary of the passing of O.D.B., the Wu-Tang Clan’s most vibrant spirit.
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Directed by: Eye Grustle
East coast emcee vets Edo. G and Shabaam Sahdeeq release a video for their “Play To Win” single. Directed by Eye Grustle the video captures the duo in their hometowns of Boston and Brooklyn (respectively). For fans of 90’s hip-hop, this black & white no-nonsense, beats & rhymes style video hits the spot!
Also making appearances is Torae who provides a guest verse and DJ Eclipse who adds some turntable work on the hook. “Play To Win” is taken from the recently released Recognize Your Power EP pairing Edo and Shabaam. Released via Loyalty Digital Corp and is produced entirely by emcee/producer Fokis (MC Eiht, Grandmaster Caz, N.O.R.E, Sadat X, Canibus). Besides Torae and DJ Eclipse, other guests on the release include Ras Kass, Oh No, Planet Asia and Craig G.
Since the beginning of my music career i’ve been blessed to have the connection with the world and these brothers.This is dedicated to HIP-HOP and the continuation of bringing you quality music.
Music and Video Director: Kamil Kuklewski (A1Videos)
Scratch: Dj niko yu
Mix i master: Eszu (https://soundcloud.com/eszuproductions)
Camera Operator 1: Piotr Gołdych
Camera Operator 2: Kamil Kielan
Graphic Designer: Michał Tarnaski (https://emtdesign.pl/)
From the double album Pistol Politics • Available NOW: http://bit.ly/1F0Xnpl • iTunes: http://apple.co/1OUp9Gt
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Amsterdam producer Saux and Australian band The Septembers collaborated and created this beauty of a song.
JMSN! The Detroit multi-talent and COLORS favorite laid down a heart-wrenching performance of “Be A Man”.
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I wouldn’t be surprised if I saw “Public Enemy” canonized into modern-day dictionaries with “Chuck D” written right next to it. That’s why I wasn’t surprised when Chuck decided to lend his sharp baritone verses for a solo project which he released exactly twenty years prior today.
The Autobiography of Mistachuck debuted on October 22nd, 1996 and according to many, sounded very much like, at that time, the latest installment to the Public Enemy album-reserve with exceptions to minor tweaks in volume, as well as a little more funk and R&B influence.
And straight into the first few songs during a one-time play-through, I could see why critics made such claim.
But then I started paying attention to the details, and the old saying “the god is in the details” rang true. Verses like “No sucker-tash, no ‘girl I got the cash reps/ No Sex traps, no Rolexes no unprotected sexes/ No false hopes, no hang ropes, boats, no car notes/ No killers, no vanilla, no Bigger Willies or Wilmas/ No jail time, no f—kin little kid rhymes/ No studio terrorists, no mirrors, look ma no spelling errors,” resonated such simple words and yet bearing eerie relevance to present-day Hip-hop even twenty years after the author first took up the pen—now I see why people see him as a sage-like figure in Hip-hop.
Immersing myself into each verse and phrase I visualized Chuck taking the form of an artist simply venting out his frustrations in an era that appeared messed-up through such raw and unfiltered storytelling. The alarmingly-titled “But Can You Kill the Nigger in You?” raised even more alarming content all of which ringing resonant to the song “Nighttrain” off of the album Apocalypse ’91 where Chuck advocated “every brother ain’t a brother.”
“’Quiet as it’s kept, some of y’all just slept on yourself/ Next time you hit the mirror black turn your back on yourself/ I wouldn’t trust some of y’all if you was my right hand man/ I cut it off at the wrists, like your name was Benedict/ Enough lead, to threaten fifty n—gaz dead, you said/ Cause n—gaz is back to perms and relaxers all up in their head/ TV n—gaz only make you laugh, embarrassed can you catch it?/ N—ga fever new season of modern day Steplin Fetchit’s,” leaving it all to the fearlessness only Chuck exhibits through this smooth-flowing, dark single, which also interestingly featured Isaac Hayes, who Chuck respected deeply, both as an artist and individual.
I imagine a whole new movement potentially born out of the latter song, sad to say many decided to sleep on such vehemence and passion contained in an obscure solo album. But to emphasize what the majority missed, allow me to quote Mr. Steve “Flash” Juon in his own take on said album, “No one artist in Hip-hop’s history may have ever been simultaneously more well-respected and misunderstood than Mistachuck… Chuck’s strong baritone and powerful words have made him a musical legend.”
I end my rambling by mentioning a similarly-misunderstood PE album, Greatest Misses, and leaving with the suggestion that the real misunderstanding lies within the fact that the ultimate “greatest miss” fell unto those who dismiss The Autobiography of Mistachuck.
By Jods Arboleda for PublicEnemy.com
For the fourth single off their hit album, Life In Analog, The Other Guys team with Kentucky’s own Allen Poe for the video to “Good Feel”
This is a visual medley of music from my upcoming album, Kingtucky. This video features such songs as “A Love Like Ours”, “Pages Full of Rhymes”, “Rather Unique”, & “We Move”.