Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Skyzoo- The Beautiful Decay

New video, The Beautiful Decay, from Skyzoo’s The Salvaton in stores September 29th. If you feel like you still don’t get Sky lyrically don’t fret he has got that 5-yr plan.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Nocturnal Videos 23- Money, Power & Respect

A young Tony Montana professed “In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women” In ninety-eight the trio from Yonkers saw it slightly differently, they demanded the money, power and respect albeit their shiny suits.

Mr. Mecca- Over here

It seemed like yesterday Mr. Mecca was asking me to transcribe one of his interviews while I interned with The Source Magazine. Damn how time flies, Mr. Mecca(doing his best impression of Busta) is sharing some face and mic time with four other walking weapons spittin clips in your section (Skyzoo, A.Pinks, Sha Stimuli and Torae) while I am well, still doing me( Lord run come save me). The track, Over Here is basically Flava in Ya Ear Remix Redux, and the video directed by Puma features the likes of Grafh, Poison Pen, Donny Goines but most interestingly Sara Jay donning a Sex, Kush, Hip-Hop tee…

In 2009

In 1994

Buckshot Interview- If there’s no boom bap, he don’t want it

Throughout the years we have observed Clan’s, Crew’s, Posse’s & Cliks come and go through hip-hop’s revolving doors (used to be exclusive). Some of them have stood the test of time, while others have failed miserably in attempts to engineer elements otherwise built on camaraderie and brotherhood. Tactical master, Buckshot sits at the helm of the Boot Camp Clik, a Brooklyn collective that for all intensive purposes is au naturel. Buckshot’s latest collaborative endeavor with KRS-One, Survival Skills, is a testament to both individuals longevity in the game, accordingly Buckshot has outlined points or rather factors that are essential to one’s survival-mental, spiritual, physical and tactical. Not to be outdone by other rappers who venture into the fashion realm, Buckshot with his ear to streets and his eyes on corporate Amerikkka is working on his buckpack, his version of the backpack. A true hip-hop fan as evidenced in recent remarks about Rock The Bells, I recently caught up with the Five-Star General via telephone and found out what it was like working with the perfectionist that is or was Tupac Shakur, Survival Skills, the proper weight constituency for a backpack and his feelings on Jay-Z’s D.O.A; The BDI Thug proves that there are more than ninety-nine reasons to his madness.

Buckshot Interview


Buckshot & KRS-One - Survival Skills