Hip Hop

Video Hits:: Shad, Buck 65, D-Sisive

I’ve gone the All-Canadian route on BOX!, our semi-regular rap single round-up, quite a few times actually, but I’m not sure I’ve ever done it for our video segment. Well, no time like the present I say, and that’s all the more true when you consider I just so happen to have accumulated some videos [...]

Where Are They Now:: Craig G. & Marley Marl

The DealOk, here’s the debut post for a new section here on the hill. Basically, it’s a companion feature for OSM: we’re gonna follow Nas’ lead and post on any new music that we come across from the Golden Age MCs we all loved. I’ve talked before about posting any and all new music from [...]

Reviews:: Grand Analog - Metropolis Is Burning

Not too long ago, mentioning “hip hop” and “live instruments” in the same sentence was kind of like using “baseball” and “steroids” together in the late 90′s - it was a bit of a taboo. But these days hip hop has changed a bit, and just like steroids in baseball, (yes, I know you saw [...]

Quick Hitters:: Wordburglar & The Dirty Sample

It’s Tuesday, I’m back from a 4 day weekend, and as the Ack mentioned earlier today, the record pool here on the hill is a little shallow. So what to post? Well after enjoying The Les Kils EP from Backburner crew members More Or Les & Fresh Kils last week, I thought I’d pass along [...]

Reviews:: More Or Les & Fresh Kils - The Les Kils EP

I think it’s safe to say that the MC/Producer combo has replaced the MC/DJ as the preferred hip hop combo in the 00′s. In days gone by, in order to create hip hop, whether in the studio or live on stage, a DJ on the 1′s & 2′s was a pre-requisite. At some point though, [...]

Old School Mondays:: The Grunt Edition

Hopefully you caught my late Friday post on Skratch Bastid’s new mix 110%, cause it’s might good, and it’s a free download, so go back and check it out if you haven’t. Anyway, there was so much good stuff on that mix that I figured I’d get an idea for this week’s OSM from it. [...]

Old School Mondays:: Easy Mo Bee - Part 1

I’ll be honest, I have no idea where the inspiration for this week’s OSM comes from. Well that isn’t entirely true: somehow last week I came across the Easy Mo Bee interview below, but I don’t exactly know how or why I came across it. It matters little though, as I’ve always enjoyed Mo Bee’s [...]

Reviews:: Modulok - Cities And Years

It seems somehow fitting that although this is the third album involving Toronto MC Modulok that I’ve reviewed in a relatively short timespan, I’ve only now realized that Modulok was also the name of a He-Man villain. I say fitting because Cities and Years appears to be the most revealing record Modulok has put out [...]