Live Interview Tonite

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Tonight me and producer Kil will appear on the Baltimore Hip-Hop program Strictly Hip-Hop. We’ll be talking about our sophomore (FREE) album “You’re All Welcome“. Tune in at Midnight to listen.

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Re-Release Tuesdays “Gotta Man”

I’d be lying if I said I was a big Eve fan around the time this game out. I was more of a Lil Kim/Foxy kind of dude. After hearing a couples tracks from Eve, I then realized that she was more than just a cash in on the “sexy female mc” image. Though her career was short lived, I think she put out some quality records. This week’s Re-Release is Eve’s “Gotta Man“.

The full title of Eve’s full-length debut is Let There Be Eve…Ruff Ryders’ First Lady for a reason. The Philadelphia rapper sets out to prove she’s earned her place in the Ruff Ryders crew, matching rhymes, raunch, and rounds with the hardest hardass. Minimal beats laced with synthesized strings and keyboards back traditional hip-hop brag fests like “Let’s Talk About.” Eve shows up guests Drag-on, DMX, and others with boasts of sexual prowess, withering insults to inadequately endowed brothers, and violent sister-centered anthems like “My Bitches.” A few short skits offer snapshots of Eve’s beloved hometown. The irresistible party anthem “We on That Shit!,” reminiscent of Coolio’s “Fantastic Voyage,” chronicles a night of clubbing and rounds out the street picture. “Ain’t Got No Dough,” a fabulous collaboration with Missy Elliott, is a fiery bridge between street-centered raps and the more interesting tracks. Purring and pissed, it’s an edgier alternative to TLC’s hit “No Scrubs.” Eve’s conviction and passion make her noticeable no matter what the subject, but she truly stands out when the stories become personal, examining the cost of the hard life she champions in other songs… -Allmusic.com

Re-Release Tuesdays “Brand New Funk”

For those who thought it was all Uncle Phil and Carlton… Allow me to introduce you to one of DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s hip-hop classics… “Brand New Funk

To many present-day listeners, DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince are best-remembered for launching the superstar music/acting career of the latter, now known by his real name of Will Smith. In their heyday, however, the Philadelphia duo played a major role in making rap music accessible to pop audiences, as well as younger listeners. Smith‘s raps were never anything more than PG-rated, and his genial, winning personality came through in the good-humored stories that many of his best raps wove. His partner, Jeff Townes, was one of Philadelphia’s best DJs, an inventive scratcher who provided appropriately playful backdrops. At a time when rap wanted to establish itself as the authentic voice of the streets, DJ Jazzy…  -Allmusic.com

Re-Release Tuesdays “Funky Dividends”

Philly’s finest. Classic “chick” song right here. This week’s Re-Release is Three Times Dope’s “Funky Dividends”

Philadelphia rappers Duerwood Beale, Walter Griggs, and Robert Walker formed Three Times Dope and released their debut, Original Stylin’, in 1989. It was filled mainly with boasting, self-promoting narratives, and comic/novelty material, though the “What’s Going On” medley attempted to address social issues. Their second release was Live From Acknikulous Land in 1990, which tried to be a more serious “concept” work. - Allmusic.com

“Through The Wire Season 2″ Album

This is part 2 to an “instrumental” album by the homey Kil. It brings together more hip-hop beats and audio clips from my all-time favorite show…The Wire ! Listen to this and tell me it doesn’t make you want to watch all 5 seasons again, and again. Best show of all-times, hands down. If you love hip-hop and beats…show the brother some support…Spread the love to ya friends and all Wire fans. Follow Kil on Twitter: @kil889

Through The Wire Season 2 Produced by Kil

Here is the 1st single “Stray Rounds”:

“Through The Wire” Album

This is an “instrumental” album by the homey Kil. It brings together hip-hop beats and audio clips from my all-time favorite show…The Wire ! It also features a couple emcees (myself included). Listen to this and tell me it doesn’t make you want to watch all 5 seasons again. Oh, yeah… it’s FREE. Stream/Download…Spread the love to ya friends and all Wire fans. Follow Kil on Twitter: @kil889

“4BK 4EVA”

This is the latest single off of my critically acclaimed album “The Grey-Area“, produced entirely by Kil. Check out what some websites and blogs across the net thought about it, and then enjoy the music:

DailyHabitz
Quality is Where it’s At
The Couch Sessions
IllMuzik
The Po’Safe Bloggaholic
KevinNottingham.com
Sunset in the rear view

Get the album for FREE here.

“Legacy’s Hustle” produced by Kil

This is the street single off of my forthcoming album tentatively titled, “The Grey-Area”. It’s all FREE…here.

VEGASWORLD EP. 5 “NO BITING ALLOWED”

Sorry Mike; the best metaphor I could find.

Sorry Mike; the best metaphor I could find.

Do I really have to say it?