Pete Rock DJ Scratch flipping David Porter’s The Masquerade Is Over. Geechi and Pooh rhyming. Enough said. Shouts to TSS. UPDATE: Man, I knew this beat sounded familiar. Turns out it’s actually a beat done by DJ Scratch for LL Cool J back in the day.
Off The Beast and Nnenna Freelon’s recently released Freedom Suite project (available here). A 10-track jazz/hip hop fusion hosted by 9th Wonder and guest appearances from the likes of Phonte (singing and rapping), Darien Brockington, YahZarahm Thee Tom Hardy, Carlitta Durand, Kooley High, Geechi Suede (of Camp Lo) and more.
If you follow me on Twitter, you’d see that I’ve been banging Ev’s solo debut The Weatherman LP quite a bit as of late. And while we wait for Cats & Dogs (shouts to all my RSE fam) I figured I would shed some light on my favorite track from the 2007 release. A song that was constructed after coming out of the depression that hit when he lost his mother (which was spoke on I Still Love You). Video after the jump as well.
After eight years of touring and recording with his partner Big Pooh, Left Back is the last album they will make as a group. As fate would have it Phonte had some time to kill after our interview before he had to meet up with The Roots to record a song for their new album, so we asked him to come along to hear Capone-N-Noreaga’s sequel to their classic The War Report.
In the true spirit of their name Little Brother, Phonte went into immediate fan mode as they ran through track after track, so much so that he requested to take over the interviewing duties. With his own group going through their trials and ultimately deciding to pack it in, he wanted to ask these elder statesman how they managed to stay together for so long. – The Urban Daily