#HipHopReport - new from Homeboy Sandman & Edan, Roc Marciano, Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz etc. + Ready Red's DJ Legacy Celebrated

Posted by Billyjam, October 26, 2018 09:56pm | Post a Comment
                                   Homeboy Sandman & Edan Humble Pi LP (Stones Throw)

Emcee Homeboy Sandman has joined forces with producer/DJ/MC Edan to form a hip-hop power duo and record the new Humble Pi LP  that's just one of the many exciting new hip-hop releases to arrive into Amoeba this week including such others as Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz's Mona Lisa (pictured left) and others listed down below. More of an EP than a full-length album, the seven track vinyl release from Edan and Homeboy Sandman via Stones Throw Records may only clock in at 23 minutes but those are all killer and no filler 23 minutes of satisfying hip-hop; just as one would expect from this super-gifted pairing.

Humble Pi LP is the first release from Queens NY emcee Homeboy Sandman this year, following both last year's solo Veins and his latest Aesop Rock collaboration in their Lice series; Tripe Fat Lice via Rhymesayers and Stones Throw.  Included in the brand new seven song track list are such bangers as "Rock & Roll Indian Dance," "Grim Seasons,"  "#NeverUseTheInternet  and "The Gut." See the just published accompanying music video below for "The Gut" on which Homeboy Sandman is joined on vocals by Edan blesses the mic for a short segment. Mail-order Humble Pi LP with free shipping in USA.

Homeboy Sandman & Edan "The Gut" from Humble Pi LP  (Stones Throw)

Roc Marciano "The Horse's Mouth" from Behold A Dark Horse (Marci)

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1: Roc Marciano  Behold A Dark Horse (Marci) 

2: Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz Mona Lisa (Mello Music)

3: Homeboy Sandman & Edan Humble Pi LP (Stones Throw)

4:Reckonize Real & Guilty Simpson Carved From Stone (Real Deff Music) 

5: Shad A Short Story About War (avail on tan colored vinyl LP) (Secret City)

Prolific NYC rapper Roc Marciano dropped his second 2018 album this week; Behold A Dark Horse (Marci) that follows his earlier 2018 album release RR2: The Bitter Dose in addition to a string of collaborative tracks with various artists. Also out this week is the strong collaborative teaming of producer Apollo Brown with emcee Joell Ortiz for Mona Lisa released by Mello Music Group. Another teamed up duo is Reckonize Real and Guilty Simpson for Carved From Stone on Real Deff Music. Meanwhile with his first new album in half a decade Canadian emcee Shad, known for his light-hearted take on things, has switched up gears and gone political on his brand new album A Short Story About War (avail on tan colored vinyl LP) (Secret City) as epitomized on such tracks as "The Revolution / The Establishment," "Peace / War" and "The Stone Throwers. (Gone In A Blink)."

Tomorrow in Trenton, New Jersey DJ Ready Red’s legacy will be celebrated in a day long “honorary DJ workshop” billed as “A Great Day In Hip-Hop” in his home town when legendary DJs such as Grand Wizzard Theodore, Grandmixer DXT, Red Alert and Kevvie Kev Rockwell will converge for a day long schedule of workshops, talks and turntablism to take place at the Trenton Public Library that will be streamed live for those unable to make it in person. Best known as a member of the Geto Boys, DJ Ready Red died suddenly from a heart attack two months ago at age 53. At the time of the DJ born Collins Adams Leysath’s death, fellow Geto Boys member Willie D posted to social media that, “Red was before his time” and “To say that he was a pioneer would be an understatement.” Willie said.

The DJ and producer with the Texas based group from their formative years joining in 1986, when they were still known as The Ghetto Boys and recorded such material as namely their 1988 debut album Making Trouble, Red would split the group in 1991 reportedly over money issues. In addition to producing latter 80’s group material he also produced Willie Ds solo debut album, Controversy, in 1989. By the time the Geto Boys released their 1991 breakout album We Can’t Be Stopped Ready Red had already left the group. Tomorrow, Saturday Oct 27th’s event is free and all ages and takes place from 11am to 1pm at the Trenton NJ Public Library in Community Room A and Garden. In addition to Grand Wizzard Theodore, Grandmixer DXT, Red Alert and Kevvie Kev Rockwell others scheduled to appear tomorrow include Mean Gene, Prince Johnny C, DJ Dramatic, DJ Juice and others.  More info. Watch streamed live via YouTube that should be archived afterwards at same link.

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