Hip-Hop Rap Up 04:09:17: Joey Bada$$, Slugabed, Tech N9ne, More Jail Time for Bobby Shurmda, 5Pointz Aerosol Artists Win

Posted by Billyjam, April 9, 2017 02:03pm | Post a Comment
Amoeba Hip-Hop New Arrivals 04 07 '17

1: Joey Bada$$ All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ (also on LP/vinyl) (Cinematic Music)

2: Tech N9ne Dominion (also avail as Deluxe CD)

3: Nines One Foot Out (XL Recordings)

4: Slugabed Inherit The Earth (also avail on LP/vinyl) (Anticon)

5: Starlito & Don Trip Step Brothers Three (Grind Hard)

He's back! Joey Bada$$ is back with his second official album release All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ in analog and digital formats.  Fans old and new are loving the new album that has features from such fellow rap talents as ScHoolboy Q and J.Cole. Released this week by Cinematic Music the anticipated new album All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ can be found at Amoeba in both CD and LP/vinyl versions. Longtime LA hip-hop DJ and Amoeba Hollywood hip-hop department member Monalisa took time this past week to carefully go through the twelve track album to write the following review: Joey Bada$$'s sophomore release still keeps him in place as the bridge from the golden era of hip-hop to the new age. He picks up where he left off lyrically, but on this effort his topics include America's current status and the powers that be. It's the variety of beats and the delivery of his message that pull you in to listen and feel where he's coming from. Just as the albums before this one, B4.Da.$$ (also on LP/vinyl) and 1999, All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ is a record that will stay in your rotation without being retired anytime soon. Standout songs: "Rockabye Baby," "Legendary," "For My People," and "Babylon."

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Hip-Hop Rap-Up, Week End 08.02.13: Crooked I, Tech N9ne, Pete Rock & Camp Lo, B-1, Ricky Rude, Z-Trip & Jazzy Jeff

Posted by Billyjam, August 2, 2013 11:56am | Post a Comment
Amoeba Music Hollywood Top Five Week Ending 08:02:13

1) Jay-Z Magna Carta Holy Grail (Def Jam)

2) Diplo & Tripledouble Aeiou Two (no label)

3) Tech N9ne Something Else (Strange Music)

4) J.Cole Born Sinner [DeLuxe version] (Columbia)

5) Crooked I Apex Predator (Empire Dist)

The above latest hip-hop top five chart from Amoeba Hollywood includes some current releases like Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail on Def Jam and the deluxe version of J.Cole's June release Born Sinner on Columbia. The re-entry from sometime back is Diplo & Tripledouble Aeiou Two.  The chart also include includes a couple of brand new releases including Slaughterhouse rapper Crooked I's solo album Apex Predator via Empire Dist. which fans seem to really digging since it dropped Tuesday this week. The album a real varied production sound too thanks to the numerous producers lending their talent including Cardo, Denaun Porter, Jonathan Elkaer, Luxe Beats, Sarom, Snaz, Street Runner, and Tabu - not too mention the guest mic wreckers that include K-Young, Tena Jones, and longtime Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne whose latest release Something Else (on the artists Strange Music label) is also among the new chart entries this week. The album features such tracks as the single "So Dope" with guest shots from Wrekonize, Twisted Insane, and Snow Tha Product. See the video below for this song along with a video trailer for Crooked I's album that offers a nice flavor of the recommended new release. Also below, along with a quickee review of the Pete Rock and Camp Lo mixtape release show in NYC the other night,  are a couple other new hip-hop music videos worth checking out that include B-1 (aka One) and Ricky Rude, as well as (in case you missed it) the must see latest What's In My Bag? video featuring DJs Z-Trip and Jazzy Jeff.

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Posted by Billyjam, October 11, 2008 09:22am | Post a Comment
                                       Amoeba Music Hollywood Hip-Hop Top Five 10:11:08

1) Madlib The Beat Konducta WLIB AM: King of the Wigflip (Rapster/BBE)

2) The Streets everything is borrowed (Vice)

3) T.I. Paper Trail (Grand Hustle/Atlantic)

4) Murs Murs For President (Warner)

5) Bishop Lamont The Confessional (mixtape CD)

Thanks to Scott who works in hip-hop at the Hollywood Amoeba Music store for this week's chart, which has the great new album from LA beatmaster/producer Madlib The Beatkonducta on Rapster/BBE as its number one. WLIB AM: King of the Wigflip, also selling well at the other two Amoeba stores, is a hip-hop feast of cool beats with a ton of talented guests joining the gifted producer, including emcees Murs, Defari, Prince Po, Oh No, and Guilty Simpson (whose name is truly accurate this week with the latest OJ news). My personal favorite tracks are "Life" featuring Karriem RIggins (former Common/Kayne sideman), "I Want It Back" featuring Oh No with Madlib as The Professionals, "The Way That I Live" with ATL female vocalist Stacy Epps, and especially all of the Madlib solo/guest-less joints on this album including "The New Resident" and "Disco Dance." Madlib is such a talented producer that I even don't need to hear any emcees or singers on top of his beats.

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