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Guilty Simpson, Detroit MC and all-around Bad-Man on the MIC drops two unreleased tracks over underground producers from Detroit, California and Texas.
The A-side , "Close Curtains", is a crazy Bass-filled production by Mexicans With Guns real-life alter-ego Ernest Gonzales (Innovative Leisure) who hails from San Antonio with DJ NickNack (Crowd Control Records) on the cuts.
Side B starts off with "Unbelievable" , a banger with production from underground veteran Slautah (from Guilty’s crew Almighty Dreadnaughts out of Detroit), also featured is a Remix provided by brand new beatsmith, Boom Baptist, who hails from Austin, TX and recently played Low End Theory & Beat Cinema on his West Coast Tour. Think DIBIA$E or DEVONWHO.
The two additional remixes of "Close Curtains" are both digital only. They include that of duo KONE (who just dropped his LP, "New Los Angeles" on Alphapup) and Fat Albert Einstein. Both of whom can be found on any given Thursday night in L.A. with House Shoes spinning that real shit. Here they give up a soulful live take on the song with Al on Drums. The second comes from Austin’s soundfounder (iNSECT). He manages to rip an amazingly simple but crushing beat for his flip. With Cowbell and Vincent Price. He recently dropped his LP "Complete Dream Home" on the (iN).
This release is limited to 300 copies Worldwide on Red Vinyl, with Blue Labels and Yellow Cover.
From his outrageous live shows to his undeniable ability to out rap anybody alive, R.A. The Rugged Man has become one of the most exciting artists in hip hop history. Although he's only released one album in his 18-year career, he has recorded hundreds of songs with some of the biggest names in the game. Since many of these songs were never commercially available, R.A. decided to compile them for his fans in Legendary Classics.
Produced entirely by MF DOOM Following the success of two collaborative releases (EMC “The Show”/2008 and Ace & Edo G “Arts & Entertainment” /2009), Masta Ace joins forces with the metal faced MF Doom for Son of Yvonne, a highly personal concept album that celebrates the life and legacy of Ace’s recently departed Mother. Like his 2004 landmark Disposable Arts, Son of Yvonne is meticulously constructed with stories, settings, and characters that resonate with flesh and bone humanity. Interstitial vignettes provide a thematic backbone to the experience, and each track complements and completes the previous to form a narrative whole: a sometimes visceral, sometimes nostalgic slice of Ace’s young life in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Entirely underscored by MF Doom’s iconic Special Herbs instrumentals, Son of Yvonne features the Juice Crew general Big Daddy Kane, new comers Pav Bundy (The Bundies), Reggie B and even MF Doom on the mic. It’s Masta Ace’s no frills flow, however, that looms largest above the dusty samples and digger loops that define Doom’s production. Ace’s photo-realistic rhymes about stick-up kids, spraycan artists and wack emcees add extra gravity to his already celebrated reputation as “truly an under-appreciated rap veteran and underground luminary” (Allmusic Guide). Like Eminem recalls in his 2008 autobiography The Way I Am, “Masta Ace had amazing storytelling skills. His thoughts were so vivid.”
The third album from Outkast, released in 1998 on LaFace Records. Features: Big Gipp (of Goodie Mob); Cee-Lo (of Goodie Mob); George Clinton; Khujo (of Goodie Mob); Raekwon (of Wu-Tang Clan); T-Mo (of Goodie Mob). Production: Donny Mathis; Mr. DJ; Organized Noize; Outkast
The 2nd studio album from Outkast, released in 1996 on LaFace Records. Featuring production from Organized Noize Productions and Outkast.