Amoeblog

Hip-Hop Weekly Top Five [Video Version] Eligh, Jay Rock, Uncle Drew OST, J-Zone, Sami Baha

Posted by Billyjam, June 20, 2018 11:23pm | Post a Comment
#1: Eligh Last House On The Block (also on 2LP/vinyl) (Eligh Music)

Leading the top five chart of the latest batch of hip-hop arrivals at Amoeba Music is the Living Legends' legendary emcee Eligh whose long awaited brand new solo album Last House On The Block (also on 2LP/vinyl) (Eligh Music) comes highly recommended. While offering up a diverse sounding mix of tracks, from throwback boom bap to new school West Coast sounding, Eligh ties it all together with his effortlessly high-caliber engaging flow. Further enhancing this 66 minute, 18 track album are his well chosen mic guests, several of whom are longtime collaborators of the emcee. Album guests include Evidence ("Burn"),  R.A. The Rugged Man and Eamon ("Still Chasing"), Max ZT  and Priya Darshini ("Thursday Child"),  Zion I ("Focused") and gratefully his longtime partner in rhyme in his Legends side-project duo The Grouch who collaborates along with Zion I's Zumbi on "Focused" as well as on "Pain on the Break." The recently published accompanying Enkrypt directed music video (some great shots of LA) for that DJ Fresh produced summer banger appears immediately below as does the video for the album title track.

Continue reading...

Murdered Hip-Hop Star XXXTentacion Is Latest In List of Slain Rappers To Have Eerily Addressed Their Premature Deaths

Posted by Billyjam, June 20, 2018 11:59am | Post a Comment


Joining the ranks of such other murdered rap stars as 2Pac and Biggie, 20 year old South Florida hip-hop star XXXTentacion, who was shot and killed Monday afternoon, is the latest in a list of slain rap stars said to have predicted or hinted at his impending demise. The popular but controversial artist born Jahseh Onfroy, who was slain in an apparent robbery after exiting a motorsports store in Broward County,  had purportedly been turning his life around for the better of late. He'd also recently been enjoying the success of his second studio album ? (pictured left), featuring such guests as Joey Bada$$PnB Rock and Travis Barker, that debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 charts upon its release.

Depeche Mode To Reissue Deluxe Numbered Boxed Sets of 12” Singles from Every Album

Posted by Billyjam, June 18, 2018 11:30am | Post a Comment


Depeche Mode vinyl collectors take note: Rhino has announced plans to reissue, via limited edition numbered boxed sets, every Depeche Mode 12” single dating back to their very first 12” single. That February 1981 single, "Dreaming of Me," was the first of 55 singles released by the prolific long running UK electronic rock act. Each forthcoming 12" box set will correspond to the Depeche Mode (DM) album that the singles were originally culled from and will include a bounty of forgotten DM extended remixes.

The first two box sets in this new collector's edition series, that will feature audiophile-quality remastered audio tapes originally cut at Abbey Road Studios, will arrive in Amoeba Music on August 31st with the release of both the 12” singles from the band’s 1981 debut album Speak & Spell (also on LP/vinyl)  and from their 1982 sophomore album A Broken Frame. (also on LP/vinyl). The other 12” box sets will follow next year and in later years according to Rhino. As seen in the images above and below the artwork for each 12” record will be the same as the original single releases while the the exterior of each box set will, according to the label, “draw on street art iconography inspired by the original releases.”

Continue reading...

Just Announced Bay Area Summer Shows with Playboi Carti, Nick Cannon, Greta Van Fleet, Cody Jinks with Ben Haggard + more

Posted by Billyjam, June 13, 2018 11:43pm | Post a Comment
Self-titled album by Playboi Carter (also on CD) who will be headlining the Warfield in SF
 on July 24th as part of the ATL rapper's just announced summer 2018 tour
Infusing further heat into an already hot and exciting upcoming summer concert season in the Bay Area, concert promoters Goldenvoice this evening announced even more cool shows for the summer months ahead. These include ATL rap star Playboi Carti whose just announced summer tour will include him headlining The Warfield in San Francisco on July 24th with tix ($32.50 to $50) avail from Thursday (6/14) at 10am. Also just announced is the Led Zeppelin-esque, hard rockin’ Greta Van Fleet who will headline City National Civic in San Jose (9/18) with tix ($39.50 +) going on sale this Friday at 10am. Expanding upon the title and theme of his popular MTV series, just announced is the Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out Live, tour with a planned Bay Area stops on  September 30th at Golden 1 Center in San Jose and Oct 6th at Oracle Arena in Oakland. General tix on sale Friday, June 15 at 10am.
 
Other just announced summer shows for the Bay Area include Texas star Cody Links with Ben Haggard opening at the Warfield in SF on August 4th (tix $25 - $100 on sale 06/15 at 10am), and noted hip-hop producer RJD2 (Mad Men theme etc.) who headlines Slim’s in SF on August 17th with tickets ($25 - $50) going on sale Friday (6/15) at 10am. Also just announced is a just added additional show by  Panic! at The Disco show at Oracle Arena. Tickets for the show and tour, that will coincide with the forthcoming new Panic! At The Disco’s album Pray For The Wicked (also on LP), go on sale this Friday June 15th at 10am.

Continue reading...

Top 20 Hip-Hop Vinyl New Releases: Roc Marciano, Migos, DJ Woody, EPMD, J Dilla, Guru's Jazzmatazz, Del +AmpLive, Skyzoo +

Posted by Billyjam, June 13, 2018 03:58pm | Post a Comment

The trend of the past several years of new vinyl pressings overtaking new CDs been pressed up, in terms of favorable physical format, continues to grow each week with the number of hip-hop vinyl releases far outweighing that of CD releases each week in 2018. This top twenty list of hip-hop vinyl releases, in no particular order, includes new and recent vinyl pressings spanning the past several weeks up to the most recent date (6/8/18). As well as 12" albums these include some 7" releases such as UK mixed media producer / DJ Woody's Ear Wax 7" (Woodwurk),  Stro Elliot's Soul II Stro / The Egyptian Way (7")  (Street Corner Music) and  DJ Sausage Fingaz' battle DJ tool themed 1-2 Knockouts Vol. 1 (7") (Dinked Records). 

The full-length album on vinyl titles in this list of 20 releases include both new 2018 (and some 2017) albums finally getting vinyl versions, as well as a grip of older era hip-hop albums getting reissued on vinyl after been out of print for a long time. Examples of these include previous decade hip-hop releases from Mobb Deep starring Havoc and the late great Prodigy (inc. 1999's Murda Muzik as 2LP pictured above and their 2001 album Infamy 2LP both via Sony Legacy), Diamond & The Psychotic Neurotics' golden era classic Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop 2LP (Music On Vinyl), and the power duo of EPMD whose landmark albums, their 1988 debut  Strictly Business 2LP and 1989's Unfinished Business 2LP both recently reissued as by Capitol). Another recent reissue on vinyl is GURU's Jazzmatazz Vol. 1 [Deluxe Edition] Vinyl 3LP.  This expanded new deluxe triple vinyl set, via Virgin, revisits the late great Gang Starr emcee's early nineties side jazz project  with Branford Marsalis and others, Jazzmatazz.

<<  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  >>  NEXT