Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Scarface - "Steer" Ft. Rush Davis [Official Video]

Here is the brand new track/single from the legendary Scarface. This is off his upcoming album "Deeply Rooted" that's set to drop on September 4, 2015. Scarface made the interview rounds when his new book came out and now with the new album set to be released he's hit some of the big hip-hop radio shows to talk about the new album. This track for me, doesn't disappoint. I absolutely love it. Scarface sounds good as always, he much like 2pac seems to sound good on any beat. This beat is amazing to me. It really fits with the stuff I've been listening to lately, and I would expect any self-respecting Scarface fan to love it.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

AZ - "The Format" prod. by DJ Premier

Here is the title track from AZ's 2006 album "The Format". This is a really great track which beyond AZ's delivery I think the DJ Premier beat really takes it to the next level. There is just something about a Premo beat that makes a song sounds so good. When best producers of all-time are mentioned, Premier should be among those names.

Monday, August 17, 2015

California Bear Gang Ft. Devin The Dude - "Roll Up"

Here is a relatively brand new track from the California Bear Gang featuring the great Devin The Dude. The track has a great laid back beat vibe going on. The guest Devin as I've seen him do in the past really adds alot to the track with his singing and rapping. He tends to have this magic touch similar to but not in the same way Nate Dogg would get on a track and make it a hit. If you disagree listen to this one and see if you don't find yourself hitting rewind. "Let's roooollll up, yeah. Let's poouur up, yeah." The video was directed by Jae Synth, who has a whole catalog of great hip-hop videos under his belt. This video depicts CBG and Devin at a pool party with some friends.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Jacka (2010)
Interviewed by Kicket

I saw Thizzler on the roof post about this 2010 interview the Jacka that has recently been relased. It's an interesting glimpse behind the music that interviewer Kicket did. The Jacka touches on a bunch of different topics about his music and the Mob Figaz. The most interesting and entertaining section of the video is when The Jacka is loading up songs in Youtube and watching other rappers videos and talking about the guys he liked listening to growing up. There is something so interesting with seeing The Jacka as a music fan and not just the artist doing the music. It's such a tragedy that his voice was silenced.

La cam' de Kicket : The Jacka by deeperthanrap

Friday, August 14, 2015

AOne "Want To" Ft. Young Bossi & The Jacka

Here is the latest single from AOne's "Dope As Coke" album and it doesn't disappoint. "Dope as Coke" is a fantastic album. There are some really solid tracks on there. I've had it in my music rotation since it originally dropped. There are some really great visuals of the Bay Area in this video as you can see from the image above. Even though the Jacka wasn't alive to film this video they have edited in clips of him from previous videos that I I think mesh well with the video. I'm glad the director went this route instead of just shooting b-roll stuff and hearing his voice.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

"Sink Deep Into It" - Paul Wall, The Jacka & Husalah
Produced by Rob Lo

Here is a brand new video from the Rob Lo produced album "A Brave New World" featuring massive guest list and an awesome list is. This first single/official video is for the track "Sink Deep Into It" featuring Paul Wall, The Jacka and Husalah. It's one of my favorite tracks from the album so I'm glad it got the video treatment. It's exceptionally notable because it was filmed before The Jacka's passing and it's excellent to see him doing his thing with his friends. All three guys sound great over this beat. Paul Wall has worked with The Jacka many times and it's great to see friends like this from regions outside of the Bay collaborating like this. The beat has a kind of trance/spacey sound to it and the sample from Mike Shiver & Aruna's track "Everywhere You Are" is a big part of that.  Enjoy!

Rob Lo's album "A Brave New World" is now available in stores and online through iTunes.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Erick Sermon Ft. Marvin Gaye - "Music" (2001)

Here is a the 2001 track "Music" by Erick Sermon. It was a track that was featured on the soundtrack "What's the Worst That Could Happen" and Erick's solo album "Music". Erick's use of this Marvin Gaye accappella sample intermingled with his production and rap vocals made an extremely popular track and perhaps one of his biggest records ever. Even though it's a sample, the record feels like Erick was really trying to make it feel more like a duet/collaboration which I think he pulls off pretty well.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Joe Blow - "How Many Times"
Official Video

Here is the official video to Joe Blow's track "How Many Times" from his album Check a Real N*gga Out Tho that came out a few years back. I really like the sample used on here for the chorus. Solid beat on this one.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Twista Ft. Bone Thugs - "We Ain't No Hoes"

Here is the track "We Ain't No Hoes" from Twista featuring Bone Thugs-N-Harmony from Twista's album "Adrenaline Rush 2007". These guys have collaborated on tracks a few times over the years and this is one of my favorites. Many moons ago these guys didn't get along and it was good they buried the hatchet and were able to put out great music like this.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Jay-Z - "Dead Presidents" (1996)

Here is a throw back track from 1996 by Jay-Z. Admittedly I've always been a West Coast rap music listener but of course there have been many great songs from the East Coast. This track came from Jay-Z's "Reasonable Doubt" album. I actually never listed to this album aside form a couple of tracks until 2012. I saw an episode of "Classic Albums" and they did a track-by-track breakdown of "Reasonable Doubt" and that really spurred my interest to go back and listen to it and it's truly a solid sounding album. It was just very overshadowed by 2Pac's "All Eyez On Me" back in 1996.