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Hip-Hop Report Oct 22 2018: DJ Skillz @ DMC World, B+ Bay Exhibit, New Vinyl: KYLE, Illingsworth, Hobo Johnson, deM atlaS + more

Posted by Billyjam, October 22, 2018 07:13pm | Post a Comment



Freaks of The Industry: Bay Area Hip Hop Shot by B+ is the descriptively titled new photo exhibit by photographer Brian Cross (aka B+) at San Francisco’s Family Affair in the Lower Haight. The Bay-centric visual display includes photos of such NorCal hip-hoppers as The Coup and members of the Hieroglyphics and Solesides (later Quannum) crews including DJ Shadow (whose Entroducing...album cover art he's credited for) who was among those at the opening party a few night ago. Billed as “a visual mixtape of various artists repping the Bay outside the mainstream,”  the large scale image display will run through November 17th when B+ will be back in the house.

The Irish born, LA based photographer was also there on opening night last Thursday. Among those in attendance was veteran Bay Area hip-hop photographer Timi D… who praised the exhibit calling it, “a very tight but bold presentation of images that gives a very personable feel to the viewer.” Timi, who took the accompanying photos above and left for the Amoeblog,  added that the exhibit’s, “big prints from film scans offer a classic look and feel.” B+ exhibit at Family Affair at 683 Haight Street thru Nov 17th. More info.

Kanye West, whose late July 2018 album ye is still avail in both CD and LP formats, has postponed his next 2018 album Yandhi, that was supposed to drop same time as the recent Lil Wayne release of Carter V, has been postponed by a couple of months. The newly updated/delayed release date announced by the artist is now November 23rd. Whether this decision had anything to do with the controversial artist’s recent White House visit is unclear.

Similarly the overall fallout of West’s headline grabbing statements and political musings has not been fully determined. However such sources as RadarOnline have indicated that West’s recent Trump meeting resulted in former collaborator Jay-Z, who had already disssed Kanye for his Watch The Throne collaborator's bizarre antics in last year’s 4:44, in severing all ties with Kanye due to his Trump meeting.


Top 5 New On Vinyl Hip-Hop Releases @ Amoeba Music

1: Illingsworth You're No Fun LP (Mello Music)

2: deM atlaS Bad Actress LP (Rhymesayers)

3: Hobo Johnson Rise of Hobo Johnson LP (Warner Bros)

4: KYLE Light Of Mine clear vinyl LP (Atlantic)

5: N.E.R.D. Seeing Sounds LP (Interscope)


Bonus: Essential 7" Hip-Hop Reissue of the Week:

Black Moon
"How Many Emcee's (Must Get Dissed)" 7" single (Wreck Records)

Detroit producer/emcee Illingsworth follows up last month's CD release of his amazing new (mostly instrumental) 13 track album You're No Fun LP vinyl version for DJs and collectors c/o Mello Music Group. Read more on this release and other artist info in the recently published Amoeblog  Illingsworth interview. Also released last month on CD and just now on follow-up vinyl version is Sacramento alternative hip-hop act  Hobo Johnson Rise of Hobo Johnson LP care of Warner Bros. California artist KYLE's July 2018 album Light of Mine has just now been released in clear vinyl format by Atlantic;  Light Of Mine clear vinyl LP.  Flashback to 2008: N.E.R.D.'s album release Seeing Sounds from a decade ago has just been reissued via Interscope on vinyl Seeing Sounds LP.  And finally in new on vinyl hip-hop at Amoeba is the essential 7" hip-hop single reissue of the week that harks back to the golden era: Black Moon's timeless "How Many Emcee's (Must Get Dissed)" 7" single (Wreck Records).

Finally below are two tight new music videos. First is Atmosphere's Slug and Ant's music video for "Jerome" which is the opening track off the legendary Rhymesayers Entertainment duo's recommended new album Mi Vida Local (also out on vinyl as 2LP set). The other video below is  DJ Skillz's six-minute winning routine at the 2018 DMC World DJ Championships in London earlier this month where the French DJ took the new world battle DJ title beating out such talented competition as the US national champ DJ Throdown from Washington DC.



Atmosphere  "Jerome" from Mi Vida Local (also on 2LP vinyl) (Rhymesayers)


DJ Skillz wining set at recent 2018 DMC World DJ Championships

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