Category Archives: THE NEW STYLE
It ain’t no joke, we’ve been slackin’ here at Run Royal. This got me thinking tonight that maybe the blog is over.. Hell no! I don’t care what anyone else says, the boppin’ days ain’t over, lotsa guys still swinging… So what the fuck have we been upto?
Well, I can’t speak for everyone here but me, I’ve been busy the first quarter of ’17 re living my yout. I didn’t throw out my clothes and hit H&M for a new wardrobe or get a trendy ass haircut, I simply changed my way of thinking. The Peter Pan fantasy led me to living vicariously through myself, which sounds like alotta fun but in reality is a greater pain than squeezing a matchbox car out your sphincter. A week ago I prayed that one of my close friends would break up with his missus so I had an excuse to take a weeks long service leave and book two tickets to Thailand. I hear many people using a roller coaster ride as a metaphor for their current lifestyle. Mines been more like one of them epic wing suit jumps where the idiot pretending to fly narrowly misses trees, boulders and bridges; inevitably you can only go one way and that is down.
So after a disappointing third and final meeting with a Vice TV executive about my reality show idea called ‘Wave To The Grave’ – kinda like Mad Max meets the Hangover; life stooped to an all time low. Before you ask; yes, I tried the Costanza line “it’s a show about nothing” – they didn’t get it.. So what is ‘Wave To The Grave’? Well a wave is like water, in fact a wave is water growing and moving at a rapid rate; It’s all about adapting to your current environment and situation in any given moment. And a grave, well that’s where we all end up my friend.
I ain’t gonna play it down, this nuwave comes with great responsibility and a shit load of illegible iPhone notes, which is mostly made up of drunken mind diarrhoea and vague descriptions of vehicles I thought were following me at some point in time. During these last few months I got my heart broken once, had two blood tests (all good), locked myself out of my house three times and got rinsed at the casino four or five times but hey, who’s counting. I nearly od’d on md, had benders that led into bigger benders and many a night on the tiles. I found some dope new records in some very strange places, randomly picked up a milf during a fire evacuation and walked 2km’s with a B grade celebrity comedian; roasting him the whole way. I caught a snake in my living room which somehow escaped twice before I finally released it at a neighbouring suburb, had more Mondays off work then the 4 years prior combined all while making some great new friends and some vicious new enemies. Each of those adventures has an accompanying story worthy of biblical publication. But what does it all mean?
I guess you can say, we’re back! The plan is to re open the rehearsal room and get the band back together. Shit, we might even go all out and recruit some new troops. Aye Sarina Russo; paging all Saxamaphonists.
For now, I leave you with a song from the ‘Wave To The Grave’ soundtrack – the waviest compilation since brazzers teamed up with dat piff. This goes down best loud at 6am on a weekday, projected onto your living room wall with a fresh mojito in hand and a pair of novelty glasses on deck.
Haven’t really had much of an opportunity to get on here and talk about other peoples rap talk, arrange any DSTT for the year or edit the clusterfuck of interview footage I got on hand but it’s all there ready and waiting to be done. It’s worth waiting on. For a good part of the end of last year, life (as we all know) put on the full court press and didn’t let me get the outlet pass for the buckets haha.
Due to this, I missed a lot of new music. Aside from the face album, which is nothing short of awesome I haven’t actively sought out anything or really been feeling much so I’ve fallen back to my staples.
Thankfully, the new ways of finding out about things, sent me my feed to which I was graced with this new joint by Rozewood. Have enjoyed some his past work but I’m really feeling this one. DJ Skizz’s laid back beat is perfect. “Death/Life, everything will come together” to kick the hook off. Works!
I guess after tasting the sour so often you learn to appreciate sweetness when it comes round…With so much going in life it’s refreshing to connect on something with someone over the other side of the world saying real shit with conviction.
I still be about that brolic ignat shit that makes you wanna belt a fucks face in but this caught my vibe today.
Give it a listen.
The legend Chill Rob is back with a new E.P entitled “Chilled Not Frozen” and here is the 1st single featuring R.A. in top notch form. Loving everything about this. The clip is a straight to camera piece, but when you have 2 M.C’s firing like this, keep it simple stupid. Straight up heat!!!!! Get at the release here…. http://www.nobodybuysrecords.bigcartel.com which by the way is a dope site with some crazy releases from Phill Most Chill, A.G. plus more…. Enjoy!
Producer Oddisee provides the bed for the artist formely known as Freddie Foxxx and the King Asiatic to spit blackout darts on.
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
I think DJ Skizz is owed a great debt for having the stones to put together this collective of hardbody rap gods on one track. I’m neither here nor there with the Droog/Nas comparisons but i give thanks to Skizz for letting one of the greatest MC’s DITC ever birthed another chance to shine.
Brooklyn stands strong on this track but Uptown reigns supreme once Milan Costantine has done his thing.
DJ Skizz- Hot Breath ft. Your Old Droog, Sean P, Li’l Fame and Milano Constantine.
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!
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.
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