Freddie Gibbs & Madlib "Shame (feat. BJ The Chicago Kid)" (off Pinata)
Amoeba Music Hollywood Hip-Hop Top Five: Week Ending 03:28:14
1) Freddie Gibbs, Madlib Pinata (Madlib Invazion)
2) YG My Krazy Life (Def Jam)
3) ScHoolboy Q Oxymoron (Interscope)
4) JJ Doom Bookend EP (Lex Records)
5) Rick Ross Mastermind (Maybach / Def Jam)
The new number one hip-hop album at Amoeba Hollywood this week is the recently released (March 18th) collaborative album Pinata (also available on LP/vinyl format) from the power duo of Madlib teaming up with Freddie Gibbs. Released through Madlib's Madlib Invazion label this one hour, seventeen track, hip-hop tour-de-force also features some very well-chosen guests (new school and old school) that perfectly compliment the pair including Danny Brown, Raekwon, Scarface, BJ The Chicago Kid, Casey Veggies, Sulaiman, Mac Miller, and Odd Future's Domo Genesis and Earl Sweatshirt. Another new album featuring numerous guest collaborators is the number two chart entry this week from popular new rapper YG whose just released debut on Pu$haz Ink via Def Jam My Krazy Life features such big name guests as Drake, Young Jeezy, Kendrick Lamar, and Ty Dolla $ign along with his longtime producer DJ Mustard. Scroll down below to see the video for YG with DJ Mustard's "Left, Right" off the new album. Another new chart entry is the recent (vinyl picture disc DP) Bookend EP from JJ Doom (the duo of DOOM - aka MF Doom, and producer Jneiro Jarel) on Lex Records.
Also below are videos of other recommended new releases including the tight new track from LA based emcee Demrick and featuring Oakland's Mistah F.A.B. with production by Statik Selektah is an ode to things purple (dank and drank) and features some very clever wordplay such was rapping about "Barney" (the purple kids television character) and then rapping about, "listening to Jay-Z, getting frisked at Barneys" (the upscale NYC store that was frisking its black customers, and which Jay-Z was launching a product through). Meanwhile below is another great new track and video. It is the engaging new video for the equally powerful track from East Oakland vocal talent Young Gully. The song "Lies" marks the fourth video off his forthcoming HM5 album which will drop next month.
The video was directed by Wooyeon Cho, and the track produced by Johnny Red of F1rst Class. "Lies is for the everyday working man. It's saying that society doesn't want us to survive as normal people. They want us to portray something else and not speak on the real issues we face day to day," said Young Gully of the hard-hitting song that deserves repeated play and airplay. And all the way down below is the brand new video for the new track "The End" from Mello Music Group artist L'Orange with a feature from the super-talented/underrated East Coast wordsmith Billy Woods.
YG "Left, Right (feat. DJ Mustard)" (2014)
Demrick "Purple (feat Mistah FAB)" (2014)
Young Gully "Lies" (2014)
L'Orange "The End (feat. Billy Woods)" (2014)