Amoeba Music Berkeley Hip-Hop Top Five Week Ending 11:11:11
1) Wale Ambition (Warner Bros.)
2) Black Milk & Danny Brown Black and Brown (Fat Beats)
3) Lateef The Truthspeaker Firewire (Quannum)
4) People Under The Stairs Highlighter (Piecelock 70)
5) Mac Miller Blue Slide Park (Ingrooves)
Thanks to my man E-Lit at Amoeba Berkeley for taking time out of his day in video above to run down all the new and recent hip-hop releases for this week's Hip-Hop Rap Up which includes longtime Oakland emcee & Solesides/Quannum star Lateef The Truthspeaker's first solo outing: the star-studded Firewire on Quannum which includes such Bay Area hip-hop greats (and longtime collaborators) as DJ Shadow, Dan The Automator, Lyrics Born (his partner in Latryx), The Grouch, Del the Funky Homosapien, Headnodic, and Chief Xcel (who handles production). The new Lateef the Truthspeaker album track "Oakland" that features Del The Funky Homosapien & The Grouch and appears below in audio play mode, I predict will soon become the new Oakland anthem.