Special episode with two Detroit MC's sitting in with us. Ben Miles, MC from Of Mice & Musicians stop by to talk on the show and drop some of his music and Mola1 of The Definition came back to fill in for Phro. We decided to finally go in on this Illuminati discussion as well as a few other topics. Also, PLEASE support HoodHype's Road to A3C Hip-Hop Festival at http://hoodhype.com/donate !!
Decatur Dan actually dropped this interview back in June along with Laws' album Yesterday's Future album, but being that I'm a sucker for behind-the-scenes studio footage, especially when it involves powerhouses like J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League and Laws, I had to post it.
We're back! We spun sick new music, we spoke with TRUTH Minista Paul Scott about the "liquid genocide" malt liquor, discussed Drake and the industry cosigning Kreayshawn based on numbers and Curren$y's Weekend At Burnies was on the chopping block for Blend It or Bump It. Loaded show this episode, listen now or download it for later!
Laws is lightening it up a bit on this one, but I feel what he's saying. I've known a couple of these in my day... VERY hard to come by though... Off the Ashley Outrageous' The Playlist Vol. 2 mixtape.
We kicked things off with the Hip Hop Fight Club's East Coast bracket, and you'll be surprised to find out who came out on top. We also got into the holiday spirit and discussed what if Santa was black, which led us into another racial conversation centered around the white bank robber who dressed up as a black dude while putting in his work. We put Clifford's latest release No Mercy on the choppoing block for this episode's Blend It or Bump It, sampled a domestic brew for the Stash Box, and chopped it up on a bunch of other topics to wrap up our last show for 2010.
There's actually a little bit of a story behind this disjointed ass video. When I got to the A3C festival and linked up with KingSoul over at KonsoleKingz (an incredibly cool group of individuals I might add, shouts to Maya, Alisha, Jamal, Sergio and CJ), I was just off the plane, still trying to get my bearings and for some reason those Atlanta trees had my eyes burning like someone poured alcohol on them, and I don't even have allergies. Anyway, we decided to head over to the New Era flagship store where they had a meet and greet with Laws and Killer Mike, I also saw Stalley walkin' around in there too. So when while I'm just snappin' footage, Mike was right there and CJ asked "you gonna interview him?" so I said "fuggit, I'll just try to run an interview" knowing full well I'm not nearly the interviewer Major is. So all I could come up with was two questions, the first one was full of me sniffing and shit which is why you don't hear me asking the first question.
And being that Mike had to get in the store I tried to make it quick as possible. Had I known I was going to have an interview opp, I would have tweeted to all of you and tried to field questions. Like I said, I'm not an interviewer, I leave that shit to the pros. Later that night, back at the A3C festival I got some sick footage of Immortal spittin' on stage hard, which is what you see after my mini-half-assed-interview. So this is what came of all of it.
Big shouts to Laws, Joe Baker and Orlando btw. GREAT people.
He mentioned something about how he's "back". Hell I didn't know he came and left begin with. Anyway, like I said before, kid really ain't all that memorable to be honest. He's definitely a talented lyracist, but he seems to lack that fire. You know the thing that makes someone's personality pop on the track and makes you wanna hear more? He's got something, he just isn't all the way there yet. I don't think you should sleep on Laws by any means, I just think he's got alot of life to live before he actually has some interesting shit to spit, but for now poor Laws is getting sonned by his beats. Proof to the hip-hop haters out there that you must have natural talent to be a great rapper. You can't just spit lyrics on hot ass production and expect to pop, because to me Laws just isn't.
Someone definitely spent a friggin grip on those beats though...