AmpLive recently released a new track called Closer to the Sun featuring the ReMINDers. The ReMINDers are a married duo from Colorado Springs that exemplify family in Hip Hop. They often tour with Brother Ali and others from the Rhymesayers crew. Their DJ, Lazy Eyez, held down Basementalism for years. Check out The ReMINDers on facebook and AmpLive on soundcloud
CO’s own Chris Karns(Formerly DJ Vajra) has been making some damn noise. Our once resident Basementalism DJ has won the DMC Word Championship along with the Redbull Threestyles Battle and others, took second place in VH1′s Master of the Mix, and was recently featured on C2C’s new album. Check out his new joint with Scratch Bastid!!
With his new album Gravitas about to drop(and already leaked) it’s good to reflect on a wealth of music he has. My boy Iz described Talib Kweli(Talib being Arabic for “seeker” or “searcher” and “Kweli” Swahili for “truth”) very eloquently as “always delivering B+ work.” This means that no mater what track you see him on, he is always gunna be spittin some fire. From his collabs to the legendary Black Star with Mos Def to his more recent Collaborations with Pretty Lights, Talib has proven to be a lasting and influential artist in the hip hop community. Here is an incredible Def Poetry spoken word he gave on religion, enjoy!
DJ Eleven from 11 inch records and Mike Baker from the Honor Roll Crew collab on this funky track to bring you some new beats for good times! This is some fresh bay area hip hop and be sure to check out their new album The Provacateurs. Mike Check
Bill Ortiz is a jazz artist from the Santana Band who is proud to release this new album Highest Wish which features artists such as Casual, The Grouch and and Zumbi (from Zion I). As he is known for his trumpet playing in the Santana Band he has also been in the hip hop scene for a very long time. He has been working on his solo career since 2009 when he released his solo debut album “From Where I Stand.” He enjoys doing music education and mentoring young artists and spreading his musical diversity and experience. You can check out the whole new album HERE.
So here is the most information about Mally & The Sundance Kid that exists. The unsigned rapper out of Minneapolis is making a name for himself with this new album. In terms of style the album is all over the map from smooth flow similar to Lupe Fiasco, to hardcore banger rap that keeps the head bobbing hard. Make sure you get the albut “The Last Great…” on iTunes and wherever else you can find it. My guess is that finding this anywhere else will be difficult. But DEFINITELY give it a listen and show love for good music.