The granddad of hip-hop has returned and he has a new album on its way. Check out “R.T.B. 1” by Granddad Woolly and find out where he’s headed. As for where exactly, he’s heading with Chikano to do an album called KanoDadda: EXPRMNT VII
and they’ve started a Kickstarter project to make it happen so if you’re a longtime fan or perhaps this video motivates you to give a few dollars, click here for more details
Melvins drummer Dale Crover will be releasing his debut solo album after playing with the same band for 422 years. In truth, more like close to 35 years and while Crover has done a good amount of session work and a solo EP in 1992 for Boner, he has never done a full solo album. That will change with The Fickle Finger Of Fate
(Joyful Noise Recordings) and for the first video, he goes back 37 years ago to honor the solo video for Paul McCartney, “Coming Up”. Check out “Bad Move” and see if Crover has any bad moves. The album will be out on August 4th but you can pre-order it below via Amazon.com.
It was Bob Geldof and the rest of the Boomdown Rats who told everyone they didn’t like Mondays while Prince said the day could be a manic one. Kosha Dillz says no, there’s a lot to enjoy about the first work day of the week and says so in “I Love Monday”, a track he not only did with Mier Kay but Kay also helped direct the clip.
Adam Reverie has been a bit busy in the last few months and perhaps this video is a bit of proof of this. “Hunger” is his latest clip, directed by Uprising.TV, which shows how well Mr. TV does things. You are sure to be hearing and seeing more from Reverie, trust me.
“Drift”: you may spot Mexico and my Hawaiian homeland in this video and you would be correct in what Towkio is trying to do here. THis was directed by Todd Burr & Towkio himself and he may take you to new places in future endeavors.
Directed by Sandy Kim & Brian Lee Hughes, “Black Sea” is the latest video from Cotillon, which may look like a low-grade camcorder video but that’s why it works. The song is from The Afternoons
, available below via Amazon.com.
Illect Recordings has another banger and this one comes courtesy of Malex, who worked with Kassy Levels to create “Savage”, what is said to be the first of three singles they’ll be releasing together. Perhaps leading to an EP or perhaps a full length? It may be just the singles so all we have to do is be like Carly Simon and anticipate.
Portland hip-hop continues to be in shape and for proof, check out this new one from EsoXoSupreme. It’s all about “Power” and things get more powerful in this collaboration with Free5ive. This one was directed by Thomas Dierikx
The group known as death metal brutalizers Carnifex released their sixth album through Nuclear Blast called Slow Death
but the way this song sounds, they’ve given themselves life. Check out the clip for “Dark Heart Ceremony” and discover where it leads you.
Mello Music Group have another gem here with a new album by Stik Figa, who worked with producer Apollo Brown and now you can hear a hint of it with “Holding Back Tears”. The video was directed by Morgan Cooper. Stik Figa’s album Central Standard Time
can be ordered below via Amazon.com.