Tag Archives: hip hop

Traffic Jams :: Click-Clack Drops New Single For ‘Speeding’

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From the moment I first heard Bulletwound, I knew Click-Clack had style for days.  Over the years, he’s managed to prove me right by consistently reshaping and evolving his sound, especially when it comes to collaborating with other producers.  That’s why it shouldn’t be any surprise that Speeding hits so hard… producer ICYTWAT serves up a killer of an instrumental, and Click-Clack drops a couple of different styles intermingled together to drive us through the track.  While it would’ve been cool to get a longer song, I’m happy with this banger being a the quick fix that it is.  Definitely share it around, give it a like and a comment, and stay connected to what your local creatives are doing.

-chief

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Champions’ Circle :: Born Soul And Protextor Go ‘American Gladiators’ On ‘Rappers Playing Games (RPG)’

Baby Lion really has something golden going on with Rappers Playing Games (RPG)In just a handful of episodes, Protextor has managed to continually have thought-provoking conversations with a vast array of individuals coming from many different schools of thought.  Born Soul was the latest to drop by, and he broke down a bit about his musical legacy, the hip-hop that inspires him, and the path he took that has shaped him into the craftsman he is today.  Subscribe to Baby Lion if you haven’t already, because it feels like the fun is just getting started.

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Deeply Connected :: The Vapor Caves Take A Look Back At ‘I Miss You’

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The Vapor Caves (as BoomBaptist and Yadira Brown of Keeper are collectively known) have been on the rise the last few years, and 2019 promises to hold great things in store for them.  In preparation for the new year, BoomBaptist decided to take a trip down memory lane and reminisce on the winter of 2015, when he sent Yadira Brown a collection of hip-hop beats as a Christmas present.  Out of the 15 sent, Yadira chose three, and the first official collaboration between the artists that would later form The Vapor Caves was I Miss You, a very 1990s-esque hip-hop track where Yadira sings and rhymes about attraction and the process of letting your guard down to accept those feelings.  As a present to all of us, the group decided to release the track for free, so definitely download it and share it around, as the next moves that The Vapor Caves have in store are big ones.

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Master Entertainment :: LucioPro Stops By ‘Rappers Playing Games’

Rapper, entertainer, comedian and motorcycle enthusiast LucioPro recently stopped by Baby Lion‘s Rappers Playing Games (RPG), hosted by Protextor, to play some Ninja Gaiden II and speak on a random set of topics, including his interest.  The pair blaze through the first few levels of the game, talk about the differences between rich time-off and poor time-off, speak on LucioPro‘s releases (NerdCore and otherwise), and genuinely share moments of inspiration.  (RPG) is always a blast to watch, and LucioPro continues the lineage of interesting guests, so if you’re digging the series like I am, be sure to like, comment and share this video (and any other Baby Lion content you might like).

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Mind Melt :: Chief And TheDoomsdayDevice + Lo Phi Call On Jeffrey Garcia For ‘Crying Freeman’ Video

After a couple of low key releases the past couple of years, it’s nice to be doing things properly for 2019 once again.  In the wake of Lo Phi and myself collaborating on Uncanny Valley, I felt it was only proper that the album be given at least one music video to accompany it.  Enter mad genius Jeffrey Garcia, who got with me over the holidays (as well as his band of collaborators you can find in the projects at his Jeffy’s Playhouse YouTube channel) and created a visual blitz to match the sonic assault to the senses that is Crying Freeman.  I’m very happy with the quality of the video and the initial reception, and I’m hoping that the rest of you are impressed by the work that Jeffrey Garcia put in for this one.  If you dig it, share it around, leave it a like and a comment, and go check out the entire album on Bandcamp (and all other music services beginning roughly around January 15).

-chief

Single Shot :: Kydd Jones And Y2 Wrap Up 2018 With ‘Ducked Off’

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It feels like I say this most every post I make about Kydd Jones, but it really only seems like a matter of time before he starts making noise on the next level.  As 2018 was wrapping up and people were focusing on 2019, Kydd kept his track record of consistent, quality output going with a final single in the form of Ducked Off.  The beat itself, produced by Kydd, is sick as hell, and Kydd drops bars oozing with swagger on top of it, creating an ominous sound that has only previously been hinted at in his music.  With each release, Kydd is sounding more and more like the seasoned veteran that he has shaped in to.  Cop this one, preferably with a donation, and spread it around so that it gets all the play it deserves.

-chief

Standing Proud :: Chris Conde’s Solo Debut, ‘Growing Up Gay’, Now Available

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San Antonio rap representative Chris Conde has something he can truly be proud of in his debut release, Growing up Gay.  The project not only features forward-moving thought provoking production (courtesy of Chris CondeFire-ToolzRyan Joseph Galvan, Venetian SnaresLedef and Casey Keyworth), but lots of forward-thinking in general in terms of topic matter and the way it is handled.  Chris Conde has a fascinating ability to embody the entire spirit of MC’ng in the form of bold statements and wordplay while simultaneously handling what many of the uncultured masses would consider a taboo subject in hip-hop : being gay.  Chris Conde addresses it head on without making it the topic that drives his entire subject matter, which provides a perfect situation for him to flex in a familiar way while standing out from the crowd.  I could go on and on, but it’s best to dive headlong into this project and let Chris Conde show you the way.

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