Hip-Hop Rap-Up, Week End 02.01.13: E-Lit, Dead Prez, Fashawn, Rappin' 4-Tay + more

Posted by Billyjam, February 1, 2013 03:50pm | Post a Comment


1) A$AP Rocky Long.Live. A$AP (RCA)

2) Fashawn Champagne & Styrofoam Cups (Fat Beats/Dirty Science)

3) Dead Prez  Information Age (Varese Sarabande)

4) Moe Pope & Rain Let The Right Ones In (Brick Records)

5) Oh No Disrupted Ads (Cash Rock Entertainment)
Once again this week thanks are in order to the ever knowledgeable E-Lit for taking time out to chop it up with the Amoeblog in the video above to do a run down on some of the new hip-hop releases arriving (and soon to arrive) into the Berkeley Amoeba store, and also for supplying the current Amoeba Top Five Hip-Hop Chart - also above. This new hip-hop chart includes the welcome return of Dead Prez and more of their politicized hip-hop on the duo's brand new (released Tuesday) album Information Age on Varese Sarabande. Scroll down below to see a video from Dead Prez ("No Way As The Way") as well as such others as an audio only from the new chart entrant Fashawn, and the brand new video from Chi-Ali x Livin Proof x Maffew Ragazino "Better Known As NYC"  that was recorded in the studio and just got published today.

And if you are in the Bay Area today some worthwhile events to check out include famed longtime local graffiti artist CRAYONE of TWS is painting live this evening (Friday Feb 1st - aka First Friday) during Oakland's Art Murmur on the Art Bus on Telegraph Ave. between 25th and 26th streets. Meanwhile over in San Francisco's Mission District at Brick & Mortar Music Hall longtime Fillmore, SF rapper Rappin' 4-Tay will be headlining tonight on bill with Black C of RBL Posse fame, Cellski, and Berner, when he will be sure to include in his set his classic two-decade old hit "Players Club" - see video below along with the other new hip-hop music videos. More show info.

Dead Prez "No Way As The Way" (2013)

Chi-Ali x Livin Proof x Maffew Ragazino "Better Known As NYC" (2013)

Rappin' 4-Tay "Players Club" (1993)

Fashawn "Heaven" (audio only)

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