VIDEO: TYP-ILL’s “Let ‘Em Talk”

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It seems these days, a lot of rappers are all about ego and don’t want to share the magic with anyone but themselves but TYP-ILL is different. He is not part of a duo or group but anyone he does work with, it’s a collaboration that shows their union from start to finish. In this case, he worked with Statik Selektah for his album Veterans Day and from it is “Let ‘Em Talk”, which you could say it’s about him talking on the microphone but you could also say if people want to talk yap about him (or them), let ’em talk, it’s only a waste of hot air. The album can be purchased from by clicking the cover below.

AUDIO: One Dae’s “Daes & Times” (full album stream)

The new album by One Dae is called Daes & Times, released yesterday via Coalmine and if you haven’t heard anything about it, welcome yourself to it. The album features contributions from Domingo, M-Phazes, Marco Polo, Statik Selektah, Evidence, and Sean Price among many, and now you can treat yourself to it in audio form.

AUDIO: Guilty Simpson & Small Professor featuring Boldy James & Statik Selectah’s “I’m The City”

It was Bobby Womack who once told the world that there ain’t no love in the heart of the city. Glenn Frey told us “you belong to the city”. In 2013, Guilty Simpson and Small Professor are telling everyone “I’m The City”, and they’re doing it with help from Boldy James and Statik Selektah. This is the third song to surface from the Highway Robbery and is said to be the last of the bunch before it goes on sale officially.

FREE MP3 DL: Termanology featuring Nitty Scott MC & Ea$y Money’s “Bars For Days”

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Proper skin tone on the arm? Check.

This is Termanology showing how he’d look if he was the new Big Daddy Kane, and maybe he is (or is on his way). It is the official cover for Hood Politics 7, and he was able to get Nitty Scott MC and Ea$y Money to create “Bars For Days”, which all three do. Or make that five, as Statik Selektah handles the DJ’ing while Shortfyuz is the one behind the song’s production.

VIDEO: 1982 “Lights Down”

Statik Selektah & Termanology are the project known as 1982, and they have made a new video for the track “Lights Down”. Are the lights down? Find out, na.

VIDEO: Strong Arm Steady & Statik Selektah’s “Classic”

If you say what you’d like for something to be, does it make it so? Strong Arm Steady and Statik Selektah say hell yeah, so we deem this one “Classic”. Of course your mileage may verry, but I feel 9 out of 10 will agree that this is the good hip-hop. Their Stereo Type album was released by Stones Throw last week. Go get it.

VIDEO: Statik Selektah featuring Action Bronson, Termanology & Bun B’s “Never A Dull Moment”

A few months ago I sent an e-mail to Action Bronson in the hopes of interviewing him for my hip-hop cookbook project, as I had heard he has some skills in the culinary department. I have not heard from him yet, but he’s cooking in this video in more ways than one. How so? He’s in the kitchen, he’s dropping a nice rhyme, and he’s doing so for Statik Selektah in the video for “Never A Dull Moment”. Statik also gets Termanlogy and Bun B to add their own brand of seasonings.

REVIEW: Statik Selektah & Termanology’s “1982”

Photobucket Is there a reason why people in hip-hop are looking back? Go back to tracks like Coolio‘s “I Remember”, Ahmad‘s “Back In The Day”, or Paris‘ “The Days Of Old”, songs created by adults that reflect on what life was when they were kids. Today, it’s hip-hop that’s the adult and it now looks back at a time when everyone involved loved the life of hip-hop, and “the break of dawn” would never be considered. Now, some prefer to stay holed up in the club without a need to see daylight or breathe air. That’s where statik Selektah and Termanology come in.

1982 goes back to a glorious time in hip-hop, when songs like “Planet Rock”, “The Message”, and “Buffalo Gals” were secret code, or at least a secret emotion that was felt but not 100 percent understood. Musically and lyrically, this is a very modern album that shows more shades of mid-90’s hip-hop than 1982, so don’t expect to hear Jurassic 5 cliches. The guitar samples and horror movie-style strings in “Things I Dream” make it sound like the scariest hip-hop song you’ve ever heard in your life, or something that would work well if Kool Keith became a member of the Gravediggaz. In fact, this album feels like as if you were to make your own custom mix tape of the best tracks of any given time, but here it is as if all artists made albums like this on a regular basis. Oh yeah, people DID make albums like this, and here’s a new one. If the music and title is meant to suggest a need to look back, 1982 is an album that looks at, to paraphrase punk band The Dwarves, blood, guns, and pussy without regret.