Amoeba Music Berkeley Hip-Hop Top Five: Week Ending 11:15:13
1) Marco Polo PA2: The Director's Cut (Soulspazm Records)
2) Kid Tsunami The Chase (Head Bop)
3) No Bird Sing Definition Sickness (Strange Famous)
4) Mad Dukez & Fresh Kils gettin gatsby (Deep Thinka)
5) Louis Logic Look On The Blight Side (Fake Four Inc.)
Once again big thanks to E-Lit at Amoeba Berkeley for the chart and video breakdown above, and for always being on top of the very latest in new hip-hop releases and often ones you don't always hear about in the mainstream. This week's list includes the two producers with long lists of guest emcees: Marco Polo's latest offering - PA2: The Director's Cut on Soulspazm Records via Fat Beats, and the official debut from Perth Australia's Kid Tsunami The Chase on Head Bop which between the two of these new albums make up the perfect throwback to the nineties styled mixtape. Marco Polo deserves major props for just alone getting Organized Konfusion together again for the first time in over a decade: the legendary hip-hop duo of Pharoahe Monch and Prince Po join forces on the leadoff album track "3-O-Clock." The video for this sick track appears below (scroll down) along with accompanying videos to each of the other four new chart entries. These include the Kid Tsunami produced "Bang Exclusive" off his guest heavy album with features from both emcee Sean Price and guitarist Chuck Chilla, No Bird Sing's "And War (feat Molly Dean)," Mad Dukez & Fresh Kils' album track "Sookie Sookie," and Louis Logic - along with album guest Blueprint, at his recent record release party for his new Fake Four Inc. release Look On The Blight Side.