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Dallas Lifestyle Music x Alpha Davis x Zipsquad


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The Zip SquaD – “Long Nights, Cold Champagne & Weed Smoke” (snippet)


In case you aren’t familiar, The ZipSquaD is made up of Spitgame, Brian Ennals, M-Lito, and GBM’s very own Shellz Scorcese. I tried to become an honorary member of the ZipS, but I’m way too white. Anyway, the reason I mention all this, is because I recently had the privilege of hearing a few songs from the projects they are finishing up, and I can say with confidence that they have all stepped their respective game up significantly. I tried to get Shellz to let me post one of the unfinished songs, but we decided to leak a verse from Lito that would probably remain in the vaults otherwise. Be sure to check for the “Lifestyle Music EP” and “Orion’s Belt EP” dropping way sooner than you think. And if you haven’t already, check out “The As Promised EP” on bandcamp.

Stay tuned to GBM and LWHRadio (yes, the show will be back next week) for more new music from the Zips.

Curren$y – “She Don’t Want a Man”


How long is Curren$y capable of making smooth, laid back, weed-induced party raps ? I mean, it has to become played out at some point. Right? Wrong. If RAWSE can make the same song over and over again, with the same Lex Luger beat, same coke talk, and name-dropping whoever he thinks he is this month, then who is to say Curren$y can’t continue to do his thing ? As long as people keep smoking pot, they will require a proper soundtrack to it (Dude, you gotta hear that Covert Coup on weed?). Spitta has been on an unbelievable roll lately, dropping quality kush music at a pace reminiscent of Wayne in ’07. Between the Pilot Talk series, which features some of the best shit Ski has done in years, to mixtapes with all Alchemist beats, it’s kinda hard to fuck up. And, from the looks of things, the JetLife is showing no sign of slowing down, with 3 more projects due by the year’s end that we can only assume will feature more crack encrusted production based on this first leak from Curren$y’s next project, Weekend at Burnies. Surprisingly, he actually keeps the weed references to a minimum here, and raps about fucking someone’s bitch. (no #basedGod) Who cares ? Just Enjoy This Shit.

Bad Meets Evil Meets Bruno Mars “Lighters”

If you’re a fan of Royce, is this really how u want him to get on?

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For some reason, they keep letting this Khaled guy release records.  I wouldn’t mind so much if they were actually good records and at one point, there was some novelty to having every artist from the South not currently incarcerated (and Fat Joe) on a single track with Akon or T-Pain on the hook.  Too bad that idea got stale right after Khaled’s second album hit stores…4 YEARS AGO. But for some reason, Khaled continues to have a recording career despite the fact he has little actual musical talent (I mean, he says he’s a producer but 1 beat every 3-4 years? That’s not a career as a producer. That’s a hobby).  At any rate, this time around, Khaled managed to link up with Cash Money Records for album number four, the modestly titled We The Best Forever. The first single, “Welcome To My Hood“, takes the Khaled blueprint to its peak  but neither it, nor it’s over the top  remix (including a hot 16 from DJ Khaled) made me blink an eye. Heard it before, seen it before. Meh. Nice try. The second single however, fares a little better. (more…)

Arch Druids X Roc Marciano “Scorched Earth Policy”


Not exactly sure what an “Arch Druid” is, but from what i can gather, it’s a collective of producers from the west coast, who are prepping a long-delayed LP with a bunch of ill features. I saw this over at Unkut, and clicked play solely for the Roc Marci appearance, but after a listen or two, this beat is ill. May have to check this album out once it drops.

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after the jump is some footage of Roc and Arch Druid putting in some work on their upcoming LP.. (more…)

Someone Else’s Elzhi Compilation

So apparently, 2011 is the year that “urban legend”  releases finally see the light of day. Greatest Story Never Told got released. Lasers finally dropped. Some people are even delusional enough to think that Act II or Detox might finally be liberated by year’s end (ROFL).

Another project that has forever been  on the backburner was Elzhi’s eLmatic – a tribute to Nas’ heralded debut. The wait will finally be over this Tuesday, when eLmatic finally makes its way onto hard drives and iPod’s everywhere (sn- why are we still calling them “tapes”?).  So I thought it would be a good idea to put together an Elzhi compilation for those who may not be as familiar with his work as they should be.   (more…)