Monthly Archives: December 2010

All Hail The Queen – Teena Marie

Not the usual content you might expect to find here on Old To The New, but Teena Marie has been my favourite female vocalist since I first discovered her as a young kid back in the early-80s and hearing the news of her recent passing at the age of just 54 was both shocking and extremely sad.

An amazingly talented musician and singer, the classy R&B songstress also loved her Hip-Hop, having worked with, and been sampled by, the likes of Ludacris, Kurupt, Common and The Fugees – in this recent BlackTree Media footage shot in October the “Ivory Queen Of Soul” gives props to greats such as EPMD and KRS-One whilst encouraging new artists to learn the craft of lyricism.

R.I.P. Teena Marie (1956 – 2010) – a woman who gave the world incredible, beautiful music that will live on forever.

New Joint – Krazy Race / Rakaa

Krazy Race ft. Rakaa – “Live & Learn” (Realizm / 2010)

Taken from the album “The Rapture”.

An Islington Resident – Melanin 9

Short thought-provoking documentary by photographer Max Colson featuring London’s Melanin 9 discussing how rappers are portrayed in the media and how those same artists present themselves to the world.

New Joint – Verb T / Fliptrix / Kashmere

Verb T ft. Fliptrix & Kashmere – “Tearing The Sky Down” (YNR / 2010)

Taken from Verb’s new album “Serious Games”.

New Joint – BINC

BINC – “Pardon Me If I’m Shinin'” (Jake Records / 2010)

Love that drum and horn combination on this cut from the Oakland rapper’s forthcoming album “200X”.

New Joint – Fly Union

Fly Union – “Long Run” (TGTC / 2010)

New Joint – Kendrick Lamar / Curtains / School Boy Q

Kendrick Lamar ft. Curtains & School Boy Q – “Live Again” (Top Dawg Entertainment / 2010)

New Joint – Curren$y / Young Roddy / Trademark Da Skydiver

Curren$y ft. Young Roddy & Trademark Da Skydiver – “Hold On” (BluRoc / Jets International / 2010)

Taken from “Pilot Talk II”.

New Joint – Lyriciss

Lyriciss – “Give Em A Show” (Inner Loop Media / 2010)

Taken from the mixtape “The Practice”.

New Joint – Saigon

Saigon – “Together (Dear Black America)” (Suburban Noize / 2010)

Taken from the forthcoming album “The Greatest Story Never Told”.

New Joint – PaceWon / Mr. Green

PaceWon & Mr. Green ft. Rival – “My Song” (Raw Poetix / 2010)

Taken from the forthcoming album “The Only Number That Matters Is Won”.

New Joint – Showbiz / KRS-One

Showbiz & KRS-One – “Show Power” (D.I.T.C. / 2010)

Taken from the forthcoming collabo album from the two Bronx legends “Godsville”.

New Joint – K-Hill

K-Hill – “Millions” (Kick-A-Verse / 2010)

Taken from the North Carolina emcee’s forthcoming EP “Motivational Speakers”.

New Joint – Lone Catalysts

Lone Catalysts ft. L.F. Daze & Zae Live – “A Different World” / “Home Sweet Home” (B.U.K.A. Entertainment / 2010)

Taken from the album “Back To School”.

New Joint – Murs / 9th Wonder

Murs & 9th Wonder – “I Used To Love Her (Again)” (SMC / 2010)

The talented West Coast lyricist’s remake of Common’s 1994 classic from the 9th Wonder-produced album “Fornever”.

New Joint – B.A.M. / N.O.R.E. / Royal Flush

B.A.M. ft. N.O.R.E. & Royal Flush – “Hoodness” (War Machine Inc / 2010)

Produced by M.O.P’s Lil’ Fame and taken from the EP “The Overload”.

New Joint – The Planets

The Planets – “Love” (ThePlanetsHipHop.Com / 2010)

The second single to be lifted from the UK duo’s Roc Marciano-produced EP “Planet Roc”.

New Joint – Action Bronson

Action Bronson – “Get Off My P.P.” (MySpace.Com/ActionBronson56 / 2010)

Taken from the NY emcee’s forthcoming mixtape “Bon Appetit…Bitch”.

New Joint – Jeff Spec

Jeff Spec ft. NaRai – “Stop” (JeffSpec.BandCamp.Com / 2010)

Taken from the Canadian emcee’s “Sneakerboxxx” album.

Who’s On Third? – 3rd Bass

1990 3rd Bass appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show” – Pete Nice and MC Serch discuss racial Hip-Hop politics of the time before performing “The Gas Face”.