Amoeba Music Berkeley Hip-Hop Top Five Chart Week End 11:22:13
1) Bun B Trill O.G.: The Epilogue (Rap-A-Lot)
2) Latyrx The Second Album (Latrymid)
3) Jel Late Pass (Anticon)
4) The Godfathers Once Upon A Crime (Psycho & Logical)
5) Death Grips No Love Deep Web (Universal)
Thanks to E-Lit at the Berkeley Amoeba store for the above latest top five chart and accompanying video of the hip-hop fan/KALX DJ/Amoeba hip-hop buyer running down the latest batch of new/recent hip-hop arrivals (CD and vinyl) into the Telegraph Avenue store where things, in terms of new 2013 releases, are slowing down to a halt now as we rapidly approach the end of the year / holiday season when traditionally only major labels release new albums while most labels wait until the new year to drop new releases if not already out by now. Of this week's new chart entries and new releases included are the return in stock of Denmark Vessey & Scud One's Cult Classics, Anticon co-founder and member of numerous groups and collabs including Themselves, and Subtle, Jel's excellent new solo album Late Pass, and Latyrx's The Second Album (read the Amoeblog interview with Lateef and Lyrics Born I did earlier this week). Also charting this week at Amoeba are The Godfathers (not the 90's UK rock outfit of same name) - the unlikely duo of Kool G. Rap and Necro who just dropped Once Upon A Crime via Psycho & Logical, and Sacramento's in-your-face hardcore, noise-making, hip-hoppers Death Grips with their brand new No Love Deep Web album. Below is a new video from the talented pair - albeit from the also recently released Government Plates for the song "You might think he loves you for your money but I know what he really loves you for."
Also below are a series of other videos including Bun B's "Triller (featuring Kirko Bangz)," an interview video with Necro and Kool G Rap on their new collaborative release, and the latest from political rapper Jasiri X "Strange Fruit (Class of 2013)" that he dedicated "to the memories of Renisha McBride, Jonathan Ferrell and Kendrick Johnson" and was produced by Religion with video directed by Haute Muslim.
A few months ago, right before their long-awaited and hella overdue second album Event II dropped,Deltron 3030 played a free packed outdoor show, complete with an orchestra and vocalists backing them, at Stern Grove in San Francisco. Now the envelope pushing hip-hop power trio comprised ofDel the Funky Homosapien, Dan the Automator, and Kid Koala are back in the Bay (where Dan and Del hail from) playing a show at the Fillmore in San Francisco tomorrow night Saturday, November 23 when again they will be joined by the 3030 Orchestra. As opener the incredibly talented turntablist from Canada Kid Koala will do a DJ set. The Fillmore, San Francisco is located at Geary and Fillmore. Doors open at 8pm and show is at 9pm. Buy advance tix here.
Bun B "Triller (feat. Kirko Bangz)" (2013)
Jasiri X "Strange Fruit (Class of 2013)" (2013)
Necro & Kool G Rap describe The Godfathers album, Once Upon A Crime (2013)
The Stereo Boyz "DRAGO" (2013)
Death Grips "You might think he loves you for your money but I know what
he really loves you for..." (2013)