Seige Monstracity is an anomaly in the music industry. He rides the fence, providing the contemporary soundtracks for successful commercial artists such as YG, Tyrese, Keisha Cole, and Marsha Ambrosius, as well as producing grimey backdrops for underground artists like Bizarre, Bad Lucc, and Namebrand.
This is a collection of the latter. SeigeÕs debut LP contains 12 incredible doses of heavy beats, chopped up breaks, and obliterated samples. A Detroit transplant in Los Angeles, both cities are omnipresent at all times on the LP.Ê
ÒSwahililandÓ is a west-coast interpretation of the classic ÒStakes Is HighÓ. ÒCarelessÓ revives a classic David Axelrod moment. ÒDirt BagÓ sounds like a late night liquor store robbery. ÒDovesÓ takes a classic from one of our all time greats who we lost recently, and transforms it into a ride thru the hood on a beautiful day in Los Angeles.
This is not to be missed. Another classic collection of beats from Street Corner Music.Ê
Stro Elliot is an incredible producer and performer. Plain and simple. His productions mold the past and the present into futuristic soul splashed gems that turn heads whenever they are heard. His ability to breathe new life into already classic records is one of the reasons he is one of the most respected producers of the day.
From ÒThe Summer Love SongÓ, where he beats the shit out of Kool and the GangÕs perrenial classic ÒSummer MadnessÓ, to the absolutely ridiculous flip of ÒSoul II StroÓ, to ÒVirginia WolfÓ, where he sings about relationship woes, itÕs all flawless. Street Corner Music is proud to present the debut LP from one of the best to do it.
Chicago producers Scud One (Cult Classic, The Dirty Scienceª, 2013/2014) and T-White (The Gift Vol. V, Street Corner Musicª, 2014) have been working together musically for the last four years. Scud One is a producer and lyricist whose work on Cult Classic and Don't Drink The Kool-Aid - alongside artist Denmark Vessey - was called "organic and thoughtful, political and soulful, and without being quirky or removed from the streets" (Daniel Isenberg - Nahright.com, Complex Magazine). Scud One has worked with artists including Quelle Chris, Guilty Simpson, and Exile, among others. T-White is a music producer, and animator whose record debut was the fifth volume in the ten-volume "The Gift" series compiled by House Shoes (Street Corner Musicª). He has produced for Denmark Vessey on Don't Drink The Kool-Aid and 2015's Martin Lucid Dream; T-White produced the single "Don't Smoke K2" which was featured on NPR's "Songs We Love".
"Steven Tyler" - a title derived from the combination of both artists first names . Scud One (Steven) and T-White (Tyler) focus on the integration of beats, interludes and spoken-word comedy skits delivered with absurd - and sometimes sardonic - wit. It's a packed album, filled with colorful sounds, spacey artwork and irreverent humor throughout. As a collaborative effort, it showcases the strengths of both its producers, and makes for a unique blend.
Steven Tyler is being sponsored by Chroncierge. Steven Tyler will be released on both vinyl, and cassette, and thanx to Chroncierge, both will be green! Chroncierge will also be putting out a limited time strain called "Scudzy White" in support of the album.
ÒSteven Tyler is hard as fuck.Ó - House Shoes
Jake One's discography reads like a who's who list of some of the greatest AND most successful artists in the history of hip hop. That's what makes him truly unique. Blurring the lines between the underground and overground.
Providing sonic backdrops for such incredible emcees as De La Soul, Scarface, Freeway, MF Doom, Evidence, Casual, Elzhi, Brother Ali, and Rakim among others, but polishing that same formula and providing records for the likes of Drake, Rick Ross, T.I., 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, J Cole, Wale, Dom Kennedy, and Royce 5'9", Jake One is one of the exceptions that has worked equally with both of these sides of the industry. Exceptionally.
"Prayer Hands", a collection of instrumentals created from gospel sources, includes some of those recordings amongst others that all remind you that Jake One has pretty much become the go-to producer for any major artist that wants some real hip hop shit on their album. And understandably so.
His discography is one of the most reputable in the game. On October 21st, Street Corner Music and Rappers I Know are proud to present Jake One's "Prayer Hands"
EXT returns with his follow up to the second installment of House Shoes reputable "The Gift" series with "Arts & Craft". EXT cleared off his desktop about a year ago and sent me everything he had been working on. All of the tracks were in various stages of development. Some loops, Some fully fleshed out, some sounded like sketches. It drew my attention because of the resounding innocence of the collection, an innocence that is more or less gone from the industry in 2015. Listen and learn what it sounds like to just have the intention to create, not muddled with the star aspirations or big money dreams. Just to create.
Doc Illingsworth has been cranking out heat in Detroit for years now. Whether it be solo, instrumental, or rhyming and providing the sonics for his crew Detroit CYDI, his discography has grown as long if not longer than many of his contemporaries. I felt that a full length LP of his work was long overdue. No better time than the present, right? So we made it happen. Better late than never right? Hopefully this will be the first of many for Illingsworth. It took a minute, but it's definitely Worth The Wait...
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