Amoeba Music Berkeley Top Five Week Ending: 12:02:11
1) Eligh & Amp Live Therapy At 3 ( Legendary Music/Live Up/Traffic)
2) Doomtree No Kings (Lazerbeak)
3) Jet Life Jet World Order (Jets International / iHipHop Distribution)
4) Senor Kaos The Kaos Effect (High Water Music)
5) Dregs One The Wake Up Call (Infinite Potential)
Thanks to E-Lit for always been on top of everything new in hip-hop including lots of under the radar releases and for this week's top five and run down of new releases. See video above for E-Lit's overview which includes the brand new collaboration Therapy At 3 between Living Legends emcee Eligh and Zion I producer Amp Live, Curren$y's Jet Life crew's new release Jet World Order, and Senor Kaos' The Kaos Effect. Also on the new top five is the midwest hip-hop collective Doomtree's new joint recording No Kings (available on CD and vinyl) and including such Doomtree talents as P.O.S. and Dessa.
Doomtree "No Experiment" from No Kings (2011)
Another great new Amoeba hip-hop chart entry is from San Francisco rap talent Dregs One who has been putting it down in the Bay for the past five years as both a solo artist and a member of Gas Mask Colony. You might recall I asked him some questions for the Amoeblog earlier this year when he did an excellent mixtape album with Equipto (The Generation Gap). His current solo joint is The Wake Up Call which finds him in much more conscious territory. Check for the two videos below of the artist: one a music video and one with him breaking down this new album's content and goal. Also below are videos related to the other Top Five entrants.
Other new and releases at Amoeba, as outlined by E-Lit in video above, include Yelawolf's Radioactive on Shady Records, MOP's new EP Sparta, Mobb Deep's Black Cocaine, Childish Gambino's Camp, and The Connection from New York who stylistically E-Lit compares to Blu.
Eligh & Amp Live Therapy At 3 trailer (2011)
Doomtree No Kings Release Day Recap (2011)
Jet Life Jet World Order Trailer (2011)
Señor Kaos The Kaos Effect LP Preview Performance (2011)
Dregs One "Wake Up" (2011)
Dregs One on The Wake Up Call (2011)