Dre and I finished this up last week in the studio with Loner on the production.
With his latest release, Cool Nutz, pulled out some tracks from the vault we did a few years ago, as well a few new ones.
Loveless, Macho, Bars, and My Story produced by myself.
This time around Serge Severe has linked with up and coming Hip Hop producer 5th Sequence for the EP Boom Bap & Bars Vol. 1 available May 6th. The EP is a combination of 5th’s jazzy hard-hitting production and Severe’s razor tongue.
“The EP is full of dusty samples, jazzy hooks, and lyrical dexterity that harkens back to the golden era of hiphop.”
-Ryan Feigh (Portland Mercury)
released 06 May 2013
All tracks Produced by 5th Sequence
All raps by Serge Severe
All cuts by DJ Ozroc
Remix by André Allen Anjos.
Lean inside a video game.
Mixed/Recorded by Flatline Studios.
It’s quite surreal that this EP is finally out. Thank you for all of your support. I’m not quite sure how to put my sincere gratitude into words, so I won’t. I hope the music will speak for itself. If you’re unable to afford purchasing the EP, feel free to download it off of a blog or torrent. I love you all, and wouldn’t be able to do this without you. Thank you!
Artwork Image by Surian Soosay
In what sounds like a Swizz beats flip of Al Green, Jay-Z shows he still got it.
Vinnie Dewayne releases his first single off of his up coming project “The St. Johns Scholar.” In this track Vinnie tells a story about being in a complicated relationship; trying to stay loyal and committed but that seems to always be brought down by distractions. Relatable lyrics, enjoy.
March 19th was the 3 year anniversary of GURU passing away. The MC’s are all getting on in their 30′s and some into their 40′s. They represent a time before digital was as big as it is today. I found myself realizing that I’m now apart of a different generation of hip hop fans when I got excited reading this list of artists on Marco Polo’s new project. Many of them I have neglected staying current on their music. The first Port Authority was also a greatly assembled list of collaborators. I am anticipating the follow up to hear what new direction Marco Polo’s art (and the MC’s) has taken.
Marco Polo’s PA2: The Director’s Cut features appearances from Organized Konfusion, Gangrene, Talib Kweli, DJ Premier, Masta Ace, Posdnuos (De La Soul), Kardinal Offishal, Styles P, Nature, Rah Digga, Slaine, Celph Titled, Ill Bill, Large Professor, Inspectah Deck, O.C. & many many more.
Met Portland MC Wes Guy last night during a session for Dre C and his new album The Experiment. I found his soundcloud and this track stood out to me to share.
While we wait for his upcoming project Nothing Was the Same, Drake releases a new Destiny’s Child inspired track titled, “Girls Love Beyonce” featuring James Fauntleroy.
A little lofi on the mix for J. Cole. Big brass adds a nice element.
Mixed and Mastered by Dan Lafferman for BootynBass.
Hippie Sabotage remixed the trailer for Elysium into a trap beat. Bass on Bass on Bass.
I had fun mixing this new song from Profen featuring Lisa Cerre. The instrumental is produced by Herb.
The music reminds me of the 80′s rock my mom would play in the car. Foreigner, Journey, etc. Stripper clap added of course for relevancy.