Another leak from Virginia Tec-9 produced by J. Scrilla and with Sketch holding down the lyrics. Mad DMV shit in my inbox today, but unlike the previous Uptown XO post, this is that menacing type mean shit. Look how versatile my former place of residence can be. Ha.
Damn I’m slacking with these. I don’t know if y’all actually like them anyway, but I do. So fuck it. This week’s rendition is just going to be super random shit I’ve had on blast this weekend. Let’s get this started…
A Long Hot Summer is right, and the season is finally upon us.
I’m actually in Virginia as I type this, so why not post some dope music from this lovely commonwealth state? This is off of Sketch’s Virginia Tec-9 album and is produced by the homie J-Scrilla. Honest, this shit is dope. I’ll probably put it on the iPod and it will get some serious spins this summer. Probably my favorite cut off the leaks thus far.
Man, my sleep patterns are all sorts of messed up. One night I’m up for nearly 24 hours straight until 11 in the morning, last night I knock out at midnight and wake up at the ass crack of dawn. Alrighty then…at this point I’m staying awake until my lunch engagement this afternoon (Untitled Bites post coming soon?), so I figure I’ll do my Sunday Sounds early today, since I need some music to keep me awake. I’ll probably turn off the sounds for myself after this though so I can work on some reviews and interviews (got a good one coming up), but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the music.
I’m so happy for these guys. Talented lyricists finally getting that deal and exposure they deserve. That XXL cover they landed alongside Yelawolf was a good look. Pick up that issue if you haven’t yet. I know the new Slaughterhouse EP leaked, but this track doesn’t get old.
Canibus’ C of Tranquility, which I reviewed here, was one of those albums that I wanted to like but mostly didn’t. I’ve tried to give it more chances since it dropped, but it’s still a little too nerdy on the content for me to really vibe out with. Canibus can rhyme, but I wish he’d just get a little less spaced out. Can I get another “2nd Round K.O.” please? To be fair though, this track off that LP wasn’t so bad. That beat is mean.
Elliott Wilson was on Twitter last night talking about old school, pre ’90′s rap. This isn’t quite the ’80′s, but the discussion made me think of this track nonetheless.
Chubb Rock – The Chubbster
Another video from a nice handful of years ago. Classic track right here. It’s that kind of day.
Digable Planets – Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
I was down in VA for a visit not too long ago, and on my way out I stopped in the Diamond District to catch an open bar/mixtape listening party for the Money Making Jam Boys at Cmonwealth and a show over on U St. I ran into J Scrilla, who produced this track, at the joint at Cmonwealth and it’s always nice to see him. This is a track he produced for Laelo Hood, off Laelo’s recently released Fuck the World. One of the DMV’s favorite songstresses, Midian, on the hook.