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Hip-Hop Rap-Up, Week Ending 04.07.12: E-Lit, Pep Love, Phesto, Opio, De La Soul's Plug 1 & Plug 2, & Mello Music's "Self Sacrifice"

Posted by Billyjam, April 7, 2012 10:30pm | Post a Comment
       


Amoeba Music Berkeley Hip-Hop Top Five Week Ending 04:07:12


1) Pep Love Rigmarole (Hieroglyphics Imperium /Clear Label)

2) Opio Vultures Wisdom Vol 2 (Hieroglyphics Imperium /Clear Label)

3) Phesto Dee Background Check (Hieroglyphics Imperium /Clear Label)

4) V/A Self Sacrifice (Mello Music Group)

5) De La Soul's Plug 1 & Plug 2 present First Serve (Duck Down)

Shout-out to E-Lit (the man) at the Berkeley Amoeba Music store for again supplying the new Top Five hip-hop chart and running down (in video above) all the exciting new hip-hop releases at Amoeba this week. So much good stuff that it's hard to keep up with it all. Leading the pack in the number position is Pep Love (one of three members of the longtime mighty Hieroglyphics hip-hop collective out of Oakland with chart entries this week) and his first solo release in over a decade (since  since 2001's Ascension) - the anticipated new full-length Rigmarole on his collective's thriving indie label the Hieroglyphics Imperium's Clear Label imprint which has also released the new joints from fellow Hiero crew (and Souls of Mischief) members Opio and Phesto (aka Phesto Dee) who have just released the albums Vultures Wisdom Vol 2 and Background Check respectfully. 

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