Category Archives: DOPE NEW FILMCLIPS

The freshest in Local & International filmclips, plus some rare classics stolen from the interwebs.

Learn From The Legends: Li’l Fame

E’ry day is MdotOdotPdot day around here… Mashout Monday, Warriors Wednesday, Fizzy Wo Fridays. We even do Bukka Bukka Blaow Sundays.

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Dr. Yen Lo – Day 3

KA and Preservation drop another jewel exactly 1 month after the first for the upcoming release Days with Dr. Yen Lo. Some people can’t get into him but personally I’ve been a big fan of KA. Even though he’s got a laid back flow it’s mad aggressive and abrasive in it’s delivery at times with his back ups, which is dope. Minimalistic beats with selective tones create a sick backdrop for him..His handywork with the camera and the B&W edits give his work an additional depth in my opinion.

A true poet with originality in league of his own..

RUN ROYAL EXCLUSIVE – “98:Foundation” (Trailer)

In the late 2000’s Bias B approached Heata regarding an idea to make a local documentary about the release of his Beeswax LP from 1998. Together with Discourse they formed a film crew and began interviewing people regarding the early years and development of Australian Hip Hop pre the 2000’s.
As more people were interviewed, the team started to realise that the project was bigger than just the story of one album. And so, the film took a different direction.This here is a Trailer cut from their interviews over time with original stock footage.

We feel that “98:Foundation” is a very important story to tell, not just for those who were around in the early days, but also for future generations to understand and respect the architects. This project has not been completed, with ideas waiting to be developed and funded towards a full length Doco feature. The trailer is just an example of what it could be with many more people yet to be interviewed and filmed.
With the assistance and hard work of people such as B Wiv (Daniel Cowan), Josh Davis & Trem One, the “98” trailer stands ready for future development. The burning question is….”would any one want to see this made into a full length Film?” So where to from here……

HEATA – Executions (PROMO VIDEO)

Diamond D – It’s Magic ft. Alchemist & Evidence

I’m pretty sure that when Ev and Al run out of ideas for video clips they simply take a camera down to the Venice Beach Boardwalk and film themselves doing not a whole lot, y’know, like just laying down and shit.

I somehow missed this late last year, taken from Diamond’s Diam Piece album. Evidence and Alchemist are without a doubt two of my favorite people making music right now… And you know Diamond D already been that!

 

Hus Kingpin X Rozewood

On one of my eternal quests to stay inspired, one day i went looking for new rap music and happened upon Long Island’s Hus Kingpin and Rozewood. I don’t know a great deal about either but i have seen their music being championed over at Ego Trip and Nah Right in recent months. I remember emailing links of their stuff to a handful of my friends and the response was a reply of general indifference, “yeah that’s kinda cool, meh” keep it moving.

I think it’s time to start spreading the word on these two guys. Where the recent spate of Roc Marciano features have had me essentially looking straight past them, Hus and Rozewood are rekindling that feeling i used to get when listening to The UN or when i first heard Marci’s magnificent “Snow” and “War Games” long before Marcberg had everyone screaming “Al Pacino with a tan”s praises.

High Rises was the first joint i heard that really piqued my interest, reminding me a bit of that old B-1 aka B-One 12” that dropped on Rawkus, Empire Staters / Verbal Affairs.

Hus and Rozewood don’t slouch on their output either both having released numerous albums, mixtapes and iTunes singles over the course of the last few years. This clip is taken from their free 100$ Taper album of mid last year.

The most recent full length release came via Rozewood’s The Beautiful Type which dropped in December 2014. Produced entirely by Illatrate and featuring appearances from Hus Kingpin, Boog Brown and SmooVth.

Rozewood talks The Beautiful Type and the process of working with friend and producer Illatrate.

Shibuya Shrine ft. Boog Brown & Hus Kingpin. Taken from The Beautiful Type

If talent were gauged on youtube views then these two dudes should be getting 200,000 plus views per video but they’re not. In saying that though, i have noticed the underground starting to pay more attention to these more than deserving MC’s. A quick YouTube search will have you discovering the amazing quality of music Hus and Roze are putting out at an alarmingly efficient rate, with flows and cadences reminiscent of a hungry Roc Marci or even Planet Asia and a left of center lean that reminds me of Alchemist and Oh No’s Gangrene project. Head over to iTunes or Amazon and start supporting this grass roots hip hop movement today!

But before you do peep how Hus and Roze do their thing over a beat originally found on The Alchemist’s Rapper’s Best Friend vol. 3.

Hus Kingpin & Rozewood – Star Castles

 

 

 

The Four Owls – Think Twice

In true invasion day style I thought Id post something British as a long weekend jump off. Excuse my ignorance but I haven’t fucked with much UK hip-hop since low life records/ MFTC etc..Dudes have kept telling me to get up on The Four Owls and High Focus Records but alas, I’m pretty lazy when it comes to looking for new shit outside here and the US regulars, that is until Preemo laces up a banga. Dope clip too.

Please suggest some more of their shit in the comments.

Keep It Thorough!

Unless it’s The Godfather II, i’m not much for sequels.

In the sport that is rap music i’ve come to the conclusion that sequels are what rappers do in a vain attempt at reclaiming some form of past glory in an era where music sales are at an all time low, one last moment in an otherwise dimming spotlight. Fat Joe, CNN, Red & Meth, Jay-Z and far too many others have all dropped sub-par sequels to one of their classic recordings. Off the top, the only sequels that i can think of that worked were Raekwon’s OB4CL2 and Prodigy’s HNIC2 and in saying that, i don’t think Cuban Links 2 was exactly what everyone hyped it to be, it was good but a classic?! Nas’ Stillmatic probably deserves a mention also but only time can define a classic so we’ll wait and see…

Now, to the contrary. The possibility of a sequel to Cormega and Tragedy’s timeless track “They Forced My Hand” pricked my ears up when i caught this video last night, the reason for that being that in 2014 i don’t think either QB veteran has been sharper with their pen. Tragedy’s been dropping heatrock after heatrock in the lead up to Magnum Opus and you already know how dope Mega Philosophy is from earlier this year. A Mega and Trag collab is always a welcome thing in whatever form but a sequel to “They Forced My Hand”, if handled by the right producer, could be a very good look for two incredibly sharp MC’s known for reflective and emotive music.

Til then let’s just keep our fingers crossed and hope that Ghost never drops that Supreme Clientele 2 he’s been promising for the past couple years. I’d hate to see another album’s legacy tarnished by a shoddy, inconsistent follow-up.

Here’s “They Forced My Hand” for those that don’t know what the fuck it is that i been talkin ’bout.

 

Excuse me Doug E. Fresh you’re on!

Happy Friday to you all. I recently discovered this footage of the S-N double O-P (D-O double G-Y D-O double G ya see) performing Slick Rick and Doug E Fresh’s classic “Ladi Dadi” live with Doug E. Fresh himself. Check out Snoop breaking down what it is to be a fan of this here rap shit before inviting The Worlds Greatest Entertainer to the stage, it’s a great way to kick off a Friday!

 

M.O.P. – Broad Daylight ft. Busta Rhymes

 

When did Busta Rhymes start looking like a moderately built dude with down-syndrome?! This track is great though. The first single from M.O.P’s Street Certified ep, available November 18. Grab that!

Sex, Drugs & Laser Guns: Non Phixion Reunite!

Its no secret to those that know me but Non Phixion were one of my favorite groups. From the minute i bought the I Shot Reagan 12″ i marveled at the combined chemistry of Ill Bill, Goretex, Sabac Red and DJ Eclipse. Mainstays of the mid to late 90’s indie hip hop movement Non Phixion released a slew of independant singles via Fatbeats before their debut album The Future Is Now exploded onto the scene in 2002. The quartet disbanded amidst rumors of infighting shortly after the albums release and were never seen on stages as a full functioning unit again… That is until the recent Cypress Hill show at NYC’s Best Buy Theatre.

I don’t know much about the reunion – that only took place this past Friday –  and whether or not new music is in the works but regardless, this is exciting news. Peep the footage below.

Action Bronson – Easy Rider

I’ll be honest with ya, i haven’t been fucking with Bronsilino much of late. He’s about four years into his rap career and i’m pretty sure the dude has a catalogue as long as Tupac’s by now. That doesn’t have to be a bad thing either. I was enjoying Action when i first heard him on Ray Lewis and Imported Goods and Shiraz and I continued paying attention (and money) up until the Well Done album with Statik Selektah. But I stopped paying attention somewhere around then, I couldn’t give you an exact date but at a point I started seeing the dude in such a myriad of different interests that I lost interest.

It was nothing personal, I just started glossing over him. Every album had an obligatory guest verse, he had cooking shows and tasting shows, weed smoking implements, mixtapes, downloads and free albums then wax only ep’s… Shit, I think he might’ve even been doing stand-up there for a minute.  I couldn’t keep up, the saturation reached a point and he got away from me… Until this morning when I got around to watching the video for his new song – another collab with producer Party Supplies – Easy Rider!

This shit is ridiculously good, i’ve watched it three times and I might watch it again once i’m finished here. Just as importantly, the track is kinda dope! Bronson is a fuckin superstar regardless of me paying attention to him or not and he does his thing on the mic as well. When we’re not sitting there being critical of every little thing there’s a real sense of enjoyment you can get out of a good Action Bronson track.. and this is a good Action Bronson track!

You’ll see this video on every other blog and website but fuck it, watch it there as well.

The Lox – New York City

Exactly one year ago I was standing in New York City, a literal jungle of concrete and culture!

Peep The Lox video from earlier this year. D-Block breathes life into a break you’ve definitely heard elsewhere with some old fashioned block-rockin’ spitting while the visuals are as stark and engaging as the city they’re paying homage to.

This track is available as a single on iTunes.. Cop that!

NO PROBLEM – Scarface (2014)

Mr. Scarface is back and he’s mad pissed. He’s takin’ shots at wack rapper, record companies and wannabe self proclaimed G’s. Face is the truth and this clip is evidence he is still one of the greatest to ever do it in Hip-Hop. Fuckin’ hate this Vevo title on the held frame tho. Uploaders need to take this shit more seriously.

PIG CITY – 750 Rebels (Jake Biz, Lazy Grey, DJDcide, Overproof Pete) 2014.

The River City Kings come in hard on this Lazy Grey produced beat. From the forthcoming full length album “Kold Heat”. Clip made by Dolan.