Ah, the joy of quality editing equipment. Most independent hip hop folks can afford to make their vision happen via the easily available technology. When I grew up watching videos, I used to long for more access. Now we have more access than we can handle.
First up, Killa Mike “Burn.” Hell yeah for the struggling Georgia emcee. Mike Bigga is a star, with a nice flow, and a presence. I think the politics are a little vague, but the beat is hot.
And how about Money Making Jam Boys with a video for “tear it down!” I’m in.
As a bonus, here is Lil B explaining what it is like to be a city.
There is no doubt that Prestige means a lot to these Philadelphia ensconced emcees. Black Thought is a boom-bap emcee that can gloat over almost any beat. STS isn’t from Philadelphia, but the city seems to like his staccato enough to hold him down. Truck North? It’s like a pleasure to hear his snarl/punctuation. Dice Raw? P.O.R.N.? Yeah.
This is a project about emcees. Thanks to 10deep, we got a free mixtape. If you don’t have it, go get it.
Money Making Jam Boys freestyle for Statik Selektah
I’m feeling the whole tape, but I realllly enjoyed “Look Funny,” “Contract the world,” and “Coming out hard.”