Saturday, January 31, 2009

Young H Radio Week 45 Episode 2

Musical Selections:
8thW1 - Sound Quality Control
Chrisette Michelle - Epiphany
LL Cool J - Farmers Blvd
The Pharcyde - Somethin That Means Somethin
P Casso feat. Von Pea and Homeboy Sandman - Best In Show
Raekwon feat. Ghostface - Criminology 2
M.O.P. - Background Niggaz
U-N-I - Beautiful Day Remix
Black Moon - Ack Like U Want It
Trek Life & Oddisee - Get High
Random feat. Naledge - Exhale (Anything Pt. 2)
P Brothers - Blam Blam For Nottingham
Zo and Asylum 7 feat Ab - Crushing
School Of Beats - Got Something To Say
Ryan Leslie - Gibberish

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Windimoto - Sinister Beauty

I typically dont ride for electronic/house music but my comrades Disco DJ and Scorpion have done well here.

Listen to the album and proceed to purchase it this Valentines Day if you're into it.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Young H Radio Week 44 Episode 2

Musical Selections:
8thW1 - Life
Mighty Joseph feat. Genesis - Out The Gate
Nice & Smooth - How To Flow
Snoop Dogg - Think About It
Juvenile feat. Turk - Welcome 2 The Nolia
Carl Anderson - Buttercup
Royce Da 5'9 feat. Rell - The Dream
Janet Jackson - Nasty
Devin The Dude - She Useta Be
Miki Howard - Love Under New Management
Jay-Z feat. Sauce Money - Face Off
Young Jeezy - What You Talkin' Bout
Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
Outkast - Crumblin Erb
Von Pea - All Night Reprise

Topic Of Discussion: Mental slavery that exists to this day.

Homeboy Sandman - There Is No Spoon Mixtape

I enjoyed this a lot more than Actual Factual Pterodactyl, which I also dug.

Download. (just left click)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

E.A.R.T.H. - Grassroots

This crew is from Cali with a universally progressive sound that draws from influences here, there and everywhere.

Here is their myspace and you can check out the album here.

Nobody - What Album?

One of the great mysteries of the Hip-Hop world from the past few years.
Who is Nobody? Who produced this album? Everyone has a backstory to sell you, this is just Nobody.

What Album?

Friday, January 02, 2009

Homeboy Sandman - Actual Factual Pterodactyl - @@@@

All manners of culture thrive off of creativity and the participants’ will to expand on prior accomplishments, thus Hip-Hop’s ongoing struggle to remain fresh and groundbreaking. With pushing the envelope comes the inherent conundrum tied to experimentation, whether an artist’s experimentation will be lauded for its ingenuity or dismissed for going too far against the grain. The burgeoning AOK Collective’s Homeboy Sandman finds himself in this very position, with a loud buzz throughout the underground and tastemakers upholding him as a crucial stalwart set to rise to greatness. With his sophomore release Actual Factual Pterodactyl, he has his sights set on claiming a spot amongst today’s up and coming elite.

To call Homeboy Sandman unique would be an understatement as there’s no box he neatly fits in. His biggest draw on the mic is amazing breath control, though he’s an acquired taste of sorts with a robotic voice employing a most unorthodox of styles flipping all manners of flow and harmony with his rapping. Topically he also can’t be contained to one lane, managing to come playful with “Food Glorious Food”, and painting a vivid picture of ghetto life with “City Darker (Monstrocity)” alongside the monstrous battle raps that are expected from any subterranean sensation. The album’s music toys with everything from Spanish jazz on the creative “Mambo Tail Tale” to alternative rock on “Wise Up” and even heavy metal on “God Fire Breathe” as he seamlessly takes ownership of any palette he’s provided.

With Actual Factual Pterodactyl, Homeboy Sandman manages to destroy every obstacle in his path using an array of vocal tempos as his weapon of choice. His left field risks and the versatility shown in the efforts he takes to expand boundaries will surely appeal to those who miss the days of vintage Def Jux releases. The albums dull moments are few and far in between as Homeboy Sandman’s presence is interesting to say the least, albeit confusing at points being that you never know the next trick he’ll pull out of his bag.