Amoeba Music San Hollywood Hip-Hop Top Five: 05:01:09
1) The Grouch & Eligh Go G+E! (Legendary)
2) Rick Ross Deeper Than Rap (Maybach/Poe Boy/Def Jam)
3) Aesher Roth Asleep in the Bread Aisle (SRC/Universal)
4) DOOM Born Like This (Lex)
5) Mr. Lif I Heard It Today (Bloodbot/Traffic Ent)
The Grouch & Eligh, who were number one at the San Francisco store last week, are also holding down the number one slot at Hollywood Amoeba this week with Say G&E!, the sometime hip-hop duo's third collaboration in a series on Legendary Music. And this past Monday (April 27th) they put on a great free in-store show at the San Francisco Amoeba. "It was awesome!," reported Amoeba's Luis from the Haight Street store. "Scarab and Very, aka Afroclassics (who recently released The Classic EP on Legendary Music), got it going when they went on first and performed for about half an hour. Then DJ Fresh (the DJ for the whole show) got busy. And then the Grouch and Eligh came on and wrecked it."
The Living Legends duo, Luis reported, did songs spanning their long respective solo and joint careers, much to the delight of the lucky in-store attendees. Songs off the new album they performed include the title track, "Say G&E!" Also doing well at each three Amoeba stores are the latest from both (MF)DOOM (Born Like This on Lex Records) and the politically charged Boston emcee Mr. Lif (I Heard It Today on Bloodbot through Traffic Entertainment).