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Just Published Video of Tyler, The Creator Reveals Amoeba Hollywood New Fall 2020 Location

Posted by Billyjam, February 5, 2020 12:53pm | Post a Comment


Published in the past hour is the above video of  Tyler, The Creator revealing details on the anticipated new home (as of Fall 2020) for Amoeba Hollywood. The popular Los Angeles hip-hop artist is joined by Amoeba's own Rachael in detailing info on the new location and sharing a first look at the soon to be new home for the longtime beloved Los Angeles area record store retail space.


#NewVinyl Top 5 Hip-Hop Albums: J Rocc, Abstract Orchestra & Slum Village, Statik Selektah & Paul Wall, Madlib & Freddie Gibbs

Posted by Billyjam, February 5, 2020 12:45pm | Post a Comment
Top 5 Hip-Hop LP/vinyl Arrivals @ Amoeba 01:31:2020

#1 Slum Village & Abstract Orchestra  Fantastic 2020 Vol. 1 LP  (Neastra/Fat Beats)
#2 Slum Village & Abstract Orchestra Fantastic 2020 Vol. 2 LP  (Neastra/Fat Beats)


Slum Village & Abstract Orchestra's  Fantastic 2020 Vol. 1 LP  and Fantastic 2020 Vol. 2 LP  via Neastra/Fat Beats is the new two volume vinyl set (also on CD)  collaboration of Slum Village and Abstract Orchestra's reworking of the Jay Dee (aka J Dilla) produced second Slum Village album;  the hip-hop classic from 2000 Fantastic Vol 2 when the Detroit group's line-up was T3, Baatin and J Dilla.  This 20th anniversary celebratory release is described in part by Fat Beats as British big band Abstract Orchestra applying, "Their own jazzy spin to Dilla's classic productions, with occasional assistance from
the surviving members of Slum Village themselves. The end result is Fantastic 2020, a hybrid blend of smooth, funky brass rhythms with boom-bap sensibilities that is just the kind of tribute that an often unsung, but highly influential group like Slum Village deserves, and is a more than welcome addition to any Dilla completist's library."

Noise Pop 2019: February 24 - March 1

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, January 23, 2020 05:55pm | Post a Comment

Noise Pop, the Bay Area’s premiere music and arts festival, returns with events all over SF and Oakland from February 24th to March 1st! Throughout the week there are different films, art shows, happy hours, and concerts with renown national acts and up-and-coming Bay Area artists.

This year's line-up includes live shows from Raphael Saadiq, Duster, Best Coast, Imperial Teen, and many more! Check out the full schedule of events HERE. There are two ways to attend the fest: buy a badge and get into everything, or pick and choose by purchasing tickets to individual shows and films.

Win a pair of General Festival Badges to Noise Pop 2020! ENTER HERE Amoeba.com! Contest ends on February 13th. 


 

Best of 2019 Hip-Hop Part 5: Best West Coast Anthem of 2019 + Best Sequel + Top 50 Artists/Songs Video Countdown (#15 - #1)

Posted by Billyjam, January 16, 2020 11:55pm | Post a Comment


This retrospective on the best hip-hop of the past year is the fifth and final installment in the Best of 2019 Hip-Hop for the Amoeblog.  Scroll down to see videos and read about the final fifteen in the Top 50 Artists/Songs Video Countdown (#15 - #1) of the year; a year that surpassed all previous ones in hip-hop history in terms of sheer volume of quality releases both physical and digital/streaming only. Also below is the top contender in best 2019 sequel by a hip-hop artist to their own previously recorded song. But first up is the Best West Coast Anthem of 2019 song/video.



Best West Coast Anthem of 2019

G-Eazy "West Coast (feat. Blueface, ALLBLACK & YG)"

Following in the tradition of such classics as 2Pac / Dr .Dre’s “California Love” was East Bay rap star G-Eazy’s 2019 West Coast anthem, the appropriately titled “West Coast” (video above) featuring guest spots from Blueface, ALLBLACK and YG. Runner up was the 2019 Mellow Music Group released, Aesop Rock produced Homeboy Sandman (non-album) track “West Coast.”

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Best of 2019 Hip-Hop Part 4: Top 5 Books + Top Celebrated Hip-Hop City + Top 50 Artists/Songs Video Countdown (#30 - #16)

Posted by Billyjam, January 7, 2020 04:03pm | Post a Comment

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Top Celebrated Hip-Hop City in 2019: Detroit Michigan

My mind is constantly blown by the steady flow of incredible hip-hop emcees and producers from Detroit that are constantly releasing some of the best contemporary hip-hop music. Perhaps it is the indelible influence of the late great J Dilla or the fact that generally rents are affordable for artists in the economically challenged city, with the exception of the small downtown gentrified area, that was once the bustling epicenter of the US motor manufacturing industry.  Further the artists from Detroit always display a love for their city in their lyrics and their production practices. The most notable of these in 2019 was Apollo Brown whose album Sincerely, Detroit was a literal hip-hop love letter to his hometown Michigan city. With 56 different Detroit artists making appearances on the 21 track, 79 minute album it was also the most comprehensive representation of Detroit’s hip-hop acts.

Featured Detroit artists, from old school to new school, included  included Black Milk, Clear Soul Forces, Royce Da 5’9”, ELZhi, Slum VillageGuilty Simpson, One Be LoBronze Nazareth, KunivaBoog Brown, Trick Trick and many more. Interestingly Detroit’s most famous rapper Eminen is noticeably absent. Other Detroit artist releases of the past year included Danny Brown's WARP Records album  uknowhatimsayin¿ LP, Nolan The Ninja’s album Illphoria 2 LPClear Soul Forces’ (featuring Ilajide, E-Fav, LAZ, and Noveliss) albums STILL LP and Detroit Revolution(s) LPChris Orrick's  Out To Sea LP and his I Read That I Was Dead collaborative album with The Lasso, Black Milk's Mass Appeal released DiVE LPBronze Nazareth's album Gravitas he recorded with (CA artist) KXNG CrookedEllie Santiago’s  smooth pop rap single “So Cool” and last but not least (even though she no longer lives in her hometown) the Detroit born breakout star of 2019, singer/rapper Lizzo and her album Cuz I Love You   (also avail on vinyl deluxe edition LP) her album. 

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