Hip-Hop Rap Up 10:14:11: Video Version with E Lit, Murs, J Cole, Eligh & AmpLive, Indecent the Slapmaster & 1 Vallejo, Lateef the Truthspeaker, 9th Wonder, The Knux, Danny Brown, & DJ Drama

Posted by Billyjam, October 14, 2011 11:20am | Post a Comment

E-Lit @ Amoeba Berkeley Wk ending Oct 14th, 2011

Amoeba Music Berkeley Hip-Hop Top Five Week Ending 10:14:11

1) Murs Love & Rockets Vol. 1: The Transformation (DD172)

2) J. Cole Cole World: The Sideline Story (Roc Nation)

3) 9th Wonder The Wonder Years (It's A Wonderful World Music Group)

4) Dessa Castor, The Twin (Doomtree)

5) Danny Brown XXX (Fools Gold)

Thanks to ever-knowledgeable E-Lit at the Amoeba Berkeley store for the latest Top 5 Hip-Hop chart and in-depth overview of the many new hip-hop releases: many underground ones that you may not otherwise hear about.  These include Top Five entrants from both one-of-a-kind Detroit emcee Danny Brown (XXX) and Doomtree female artist Dessa (Castor, The Twin CD which comes with a limited edition fiction book Sleeping With Nikki - if you pick it up at Amoeba Berkeley). Also on the new Top Five are the ever popular J Cole album (#1 in the US this past week), the brand new Ski Beatz produced Murs album (Love & Rockets Vol. 1), and 9th Wonder The Wonder Years.  Other artists with brand new or recently released hip-hop releases include Bored Stiff's White Mic, Madlib,  The Knux, RJD2, DJ Drama, Boom BipEvidence (Cats & Dogs), and maker of the new album This Is Our Science - Astronautalis who, as E Lit was mentioning in the above interview about his Bay Area concert earlier this week, is a truly gifted freestyle artist. Below are a slew of new videos from some of these hip-hop artists as well as some other ones including  the brand new videos from Indecent the Slapmaster along with the best of Vallejo rap talent and  Eligh & Amp Live that is taken from their forthcoming collaboration album Therapy at 3. Oh and don't forget that today (October 14th) at 6pm at the San Francisco Amoeba store that Mayer Hawthorne will be doing a live in-store DJ set and signing of his new second album How Do You Do (note on Universal this time out for the former Stones Throw act) . Details here.

Murs "Remember 2 Forget" (from Love & Rockets Vol. 1, 2011)

Various Vallejo artists "1 Vallejo" (2011)

Brand new video unleashed today (October 14th) featuring Vallejo's finest rappers including in order Kobra Abysmal, Rux, Cousin Fik, Moe Green, Shigady da Playboy, Willie Joe, J-Cizzle, YC da kidd,, Indecent the Slapmaster (who produced the track and directed this great video), D-Boi, Driyp Drop, Davie the fly kid, Dl da arsun, Mr.Apher, Young Smokes, and TouchScreen Trell

J Cole "Cole World" on Jimmy Kimmel Live last week (2011)

9th Wonder "Make It Big (feat. 9thmatic)" from The Wonder Years (2011)

Danny Brown "XXX (live in BK)" (2011)

Danny Brown, sporting his unique hairstyle as mentioned by E Lit, performing "XXX" the Frank Dukes produced title track from his new album XXX (pronounced Triple X). Live version from At Dallas Penn & Combat Jack's Bring Your Own Blogger 2011 BBQ at The Morgan in Brooklyn, NY on August 20th

Above is veteran Bay Area hip-hop artist  Lateef The Truthspeaker (Solesides/Quannum) talking about the new album he is about to drop, FireWire, which will be on Amoeba shelves on November 8th with guest spots from The Grouch, DJ Shadow, Lyrics Born, Dan the Automator, and Del the Funky Homosapien who (along with the Grouch) guest on the great first single "Oakland."

The Knux "Razorblade" from Eraser (2011)

DJ Drama "Oh My (remix feat. Trey Songz, 2 Chainz, & Big Sean)" (2011)

Eligh & Amp Live "Tattoo Song" (2011)

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