I’ve been following these guys since I sparked up watching them open for Damian Marley in April 2006. Their debut ‘Stand Up’ was dope, and I’ve seen this band grow and travel around the world to become on the verge of making some serious noise with their latest LP ‘Worldwize’. Check their latest two songs, both are fucking brilliant. Can’t wait to see em on Saturday avo here at Canadian Music Week, and hopefully again next week in Texas.
I’m constantly discovering new music lately, and one of the genres I’m discovering the fastest is hardcore/metalcore. I’m a huge fan of this stuff, and especially these fellas from Byron Bay, Parkway Drive. I’m actually off to see them tonight, so there’s no better time to post a few of their videos. The show is sold out already, and a couple thousand person venue, so it should be dope.
I prolly need a late pass on these cats. My boy Kyle put me onto em the other day, and although I haven’t heard anything aside from these two cuts, I’m intrigued.
So OFWGKTA stands for…actually, just read the Wiki:
Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, often abbreviated OFWGKTA, are a hip hop collective out of Los Angeles, California. The members are Tyler the Creator, Hodgy Beats, Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis, Mike G, Frank Ocean, Left Brain, The Super 3, Syd tha Kyd, Jasper Loc and Taco Bennett. Their ages range from 16 to 23. There are two groups inside the collective: MellowHype and EarlWolf. MellowHype consists of rapper Hodgy Beats and producer Left Brain, and EarlWolf consists of Tyler the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt. Odd Future has released three mixtapes and seven solo albums, all available for free on their website. They have garnered a cult following, and have been getting press from blogs as well as magazines. Though often labeled as horrorcore, the group have universally dismissed it both on Twitter, and on songs like “Sandwitches” by Tyler the Creator and Hodgy Beats.
The group recently completed a two-stop tour, their first outside of Los Angeles in London on November 5 and New York City on November 8. The concert at The Drop in London sold out within 48 hours of announcement by the group. At the highly anticipated show at Webster Hall, the venue was packed to its 300 people maximum capacity. In the crowd were artists such as Mos Def, Das Racist, Skyzoo, and Despot. They will be embarking on their first visits to Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and San Francisco during a brief tour in February with stops at U Street Music Hall in Washington, Santos Party House in New York, The Barbary in Philadelphia, and Slim’s in San Francisco.
So I’m effing with hardcore on a level now. Caught Thursday and Underoath on the weekend, bloody fantastic. Parkway Drive next week and Deftones with Dillinger Escape Plan in May. Win. Check out some of my favourite tunes below. Boss.
For those who ain’t already know, Shad is a Toronto born MC, now living and studying in BC. His latest album, TSOL, is nothing short of incredible. Check the videos below, as well as a 6 plus minute joint of dude just spitting bars.
I caught dude rocking with Foreign Exchange at their CMJ showcase in New York a couple months back, and I immediately copped his album ‘The Beauty Created’ and subsequently became one of his biggest fans. Check the videos from the singles off the album. Incredible soul music, y’all.
The big homie Copywrite’s latest LP, ‘The Life And Times Of Peter Nelson’, is a banger and here are the three visuals for the singles – ‘Don’t Kill Me’, ‘Tic Toc’ and ‘Shotgun’. Cop the album off iTunes!
Check the above video for ‘Talkin’ 2 Myself’ from Cinque, with Kobe on the hook. Sound familiar? A certain Mr Mathers used the exact same beat and hook for his most recent album, ‘Recovery’ (my fave song on the album). How did this happen? I have zero concrete facts, but as we all know, YouTube comments might as well be bond, so check the details…
“No money was ever asked from Cinque for the track, so that is not an issue. A batch of beats were sent to Cinque from Khalil through a mutual friend (No ID) as a favor and Cinque happened to use the track w/ no intention of marketing it or making profit from it, just to further build an online presence and work on a project. Yes Eminem paid for the rights, but that still does nothing to disprove Mr.Mathers used a recycled track that has been floating around for almost 2 yrs, lame.”
“in Cinque’s defense, he did not steal. The producer (Khalil) provided the track to Cinque himself a full year in advance through mutual connects in the industry. It would be the producer’s and label’s fault for not fact checking and looking into the record which was out on Youtube since April 5th, 2009.”
“Everybody that knows nothing about the industry and how shit works, shut your cock holsters cause you’re looking real stupid rite now!!! As far as legally, what can a lawyer prove about this situation except the facts that are already known? Cinque aquired the beat 1yr to 1 1/2yrs ago thru some of the peeps he knows in the industry, recorded a song and then shot a video!!! One year or so later, the same instrumental was sold to Eminem!!! How is that Cinques fault? Everybody S.T.F.U.”
First up, this is The Movement Fam.com’s 600th post. Pretty decent achievement for a blog that’s run predominantly by a bunch of cats who work 9 to 5 and are trying to build a music career in every other spare minute. And I believe we did this in less than a year, too. So big shouts to all the contributors to the site, thanks to our regular visitors, and we’re looking to build and expand in 2010 so stick with us! Oh and you may have noticed the FanBridge email sign up to your right – we’re starting a regular e-newsletter so sign up to stay up to date with what the Fam are up to!
And now down to business…man it looks like we on Emilio‘s jock but really, dude is just sick and keeps giving us shit to talk about. Peep the video for his latest single off ‘The Natural’ mixtape, ‘Tic Toc’, which features Melbourne’s own DVS.