Tired of the wick wick wack ish you hear permeating MTV, your local "Hip Hop" station, BET, and those damn kids' down the street car? The SG is your remedy; ditch the Drakes, Gucci Manes, Lil Boosies, Dick Dicky Deezy and the Blingy Boyz, or whoever and check out this shit---
Marco Polo and Torae- Double Barrel - When you mix one of the hottest lyricists out there with one of the finest producers, the result is a stellar album chock full of old school boom bap hard hitting. "That's why me and Marco got into this, we wanted to make a record to make 'em reminisce" Torae lets ya know. And a video with real vinyl, real DJ, no computers or scratch pads here.
Aesthetics Crew - The City Beat - I'm a sucker for West Coast groups that don't have the gun posturing and all that. Old school Hiero or Freestyle Fellowship type ish. These dudes have that vibe in their music and this joint highlights all that: skills, a little more laid back beat, and the Cali lifestyle. Their album "Pandoras Boombox" is one to check for.
Fresh Daily - Untucked Nunchucks - Any track that can work nunchucks into the title is aight with the Slushy Gutter. Love the Brooklyn steez in this video, just an MC walking the streets spitting crazy lyrics referencing everything from Don Imus, Rubik's cubes, Slick Rick, and the "home of the Tims and hoodies."
Brown Bag All Stars - Undeniable - Easy for the SG to be a fan of these cats with plenty of drinking lyrics and drinking jams, images of diggin in the crates, more drinking, and an MC rapping like he's the dude who works down the hall from me. This remix is even hotter than the original from their album "The Brown Tape"
KRS One & Buckshot - "Robot" - These two classic MCs album drops next week, and this is the debut single, giving a glimpse of what is to come on the overall joint. Many studded guests shots including Mary J Blige, Sean Price and most of the Boot Camp Click, and Talib Kweli. This track kind of got buried or overshadowed with the Jay-Z's "D.O.A." but it is still blazin.
Slaughterhouse - "The One" - Yes, this video has the club scene, the drinking scenes, and plenty of scantily clad ladies. But the track is all that, so we'll give it a pass. The Hip Hop super group has come hard with their debut album, and it perplexes me that this joint isn't gettin more mainstream radio love. Joell Ortiz and Joe Budden just completely flip it on the last verse.