Hip-Hop Rap-Up, Week End 04.11.14: Chuck Inglish, Madlib, Triple Threat DJs, Stones Throw Records, and more

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Chuck Inglish "Easily (featuring Ab-Soul & Mac Miller)"

Amoeba Music Hollywood Hip-Hop Top Five: Week Ending 04:11:14

1) Chuck Inglish Convertibles (Federal Prism)

2) Freddie Gibbs, Madlib Pinata (Madlib Invazion)

3) Quasimoto Planned Attack / Talkin' Shit [Picture Disc] (7") (Stones Throw)

4) YG My Krazy Life (Def Jam)

5) Kendrick Lamar  Good kid, m.A.A.d city (Aftermath)

Once again this week at Amoeba among the popular recent hip-hop releases is the Freddie Gibbs, Madlib collaboration Pinata that is in the number two slot on this week's new Amoeba chart from the Hollywood store. The album, that appears on Madlib's Madlib Invazion label,  continues to also sell well at both Bay Area Amoeba Music stores. No doubt the duo's recent, reportedly excellent Bay Area concert helped boost interest in the new album. Another Madlib related release on this week's chart is the Quasimoto 7" picture disc "Planned Attack" and "Talkin' Shit" on Stones Throw Records. Other new Amoeba Hip-Hop chart entries include YG's My Krazy Life on Def Jam, Kendrick Lamar's unstoppable Good kid, m.A.A.d city on Aftermath, and the number one album this week: the brand new Chuck Inglish album Convertibles on Federal Prism (note there will be a vinyl LP version dropping on April 29th).

, like so much new hip-hop coming out these days, continues to push the boundaries of our perception of so-called "hip-hop" with the result being a diverse, truly genre-blurring selection of satisfying tracks that would likely appeal to even those who don't normally like rap/hip-hop. For those wondering who the hell is Chuck Inglish and how did the hell did he land at the number one chart slot with a bullet this week anyway, Inglish is one half of the hipster hip-hop duo The Cool Kids that is him and Sir Michael Rocks. They still exist but do solo stuff too. This is Inglish’s official debut solo album and the follow up to his popular Droptops mixtape and has lots of sounds to offer from smoldering funk baselines to throwback 80’s synth driven upbeat dance grooves. The album contains features from a ton of current era faves including  Mac Miller, Chance The Rapper, Action Bronson, Chromeo, BJ The Chicago Kid, and his buddy Sir Michael Rocks, and features tracks such as "Easily (featuring Ab-Soul & Mac Miller)" that is the album's second single (see video above). In addition to Convertibles other new hip-hop album releases this week included Playdough's Gold Tips, Ratking's So It Goes, Freeway & Girl Talk's Broken Ankles, and MaLLy's The Colors of Black. And, make note of it now, arriving in Amoeba next month will be the excellent DVD and soundtrack for Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records - the doc on the Peanut Butter Wolf founded label - that, among other things in its rich history, shows much love for the late great emcee talent Charizma with whom Wolf began his illustrious career.

"#ALLSTYLES" - the fitting hashtag for tonight's Triple Threat DJs anticipated show at Mighty in San Francisco is similar to the title of the Bay Area power DJ trio's album "Many Styles"  who are literally a "triple threat" on the turntables. Comprised of legendary party rocking' turntable manipulating DJs Shortkut, Apollo and Vinroc, they possess between all three of them approximately a combined 70 years of experience in throwing down all types of music at all types of parties. Throw in their combined battle experience and turntablist orchestration skills and you have one hella uniquely talented crew. Whether playing separately or all three are playing together as a team - expect only the highest quality and most refreshingly diverse styles - hashtag all styles indeed!  The party, which is hosted by Fran Boogie and Randall Rufino, happens tonight at Mighty: 119 Utah St., SF.  21+ 9pm doors. Free before 11:30pm with RSVP here.  Open bar from 9pm to 10pm. Below is a video clip of the mighty Triple Threat DJs at Mighty two years ago when they packed the club with happy sweaty dancers.

Triple Threat DJs at Mighty in 2012

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