Tag Archives: Kool G. Rap

New Joint – Gotham Green / Kool G Rap / Nature

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Gotham Green ft. Kool G Rap & Nature – “Cross Island Expressway” (@GothamGreen / 2014)

The NYC lyricist teams-up with two Q.U. heavyweights on this Beatnick & K-Salaam-produced track from the “Child Of An Immigrant” album.

New Joint – Spesh / Kool G Rap

Spesh aka 38 Spesh ft. Kool G Rap – “The Meeting” (@IAmSpesh / 2014)

NY gangsta ish produced by DJ Premier and taken from the forthcoming album “Son Of G Rap”

New Joint – Cormega / Craig G / Masta Ace / Kool G. Rap

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Cormega ft. Craig G, Masta Ace & Kool G. Rap – “Industry –  Juice Crew Remix” (@RealCormega / 2014)

The Queensbridge icon reunites members of arguably the greatest Hip-Hop collective of all-time for this remix off his Large Professor-produced album “Mega Philosophy”.

New Joint – Spesh / Kool G. Rap

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Spesh ft. Kool G. Rap – “The Meeting (Problems Or Peace)” (IAmSpesh / 2014)

The NY emcee stalks the competition over sinister DJ Premier production off his forthcoming project “The Art Of Production”.

 

Doc’s Da Name – Dr. Butcher

Corona, Queens Hip-Hop legend Dr. Butcher talks to TheBeeShine.Com about coming up in 80s New York with LL Cool J and Kool G. Rap, becoming part of the original X-Men, working with Large Professor and more.

Play It Kool – Kool G. Rap

Montreality.Com interview with the Juice Crew legend discussing everything from cartoons to New York Hip-Hop.

Cold Chillin’ Records Megamix – Tizwarz The Real

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Edinburgh-based Hip-Hop junkie Tizwarz pays homage to the legendary Juice Crew and Cold Chillin’ Records cramming almost one hundred tracks from the likes of Big Daddy Kane, MC Shan and Biz Markie into this dope mix – check it here.

New Joint – The Godfathers (Kool G Rap / Necro)

The Godfathers (Kool G Rap / Necro) – “Omerta” (RBC / Psycho+Logical Records / 2013)

Mafioso-inspired Rotten Apple rap from the pair’s forthcoming album “Once Upon A Crime”.

New Joint – The Godfathers (Necro / Kool G. Rap)

The Godfathers (Necro / Kool G. Rap) – “Heart Attack” (NecroProduct.Com / 2013)

Taken from the forthcoming album “Once Upon A Crime”.

New Joint – Kid Tsunami / Kool G. Rap

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Kid Tsunami ft. Kool G. Rap – “Art Of War” (Headbop Music / 2013)

Taken from the forthcoming album “The Chase” which also features O.C., Bahamadia, Percee P and more.

Me & My Mentor – DJ Rob Swift / Dr. Butcher

NYC deejay legend Rob Swift interviews his turntable teacher, original X-Men member and Kool G. Rap / MF Grimm producer Dr. Butcher.

Basement Vibes Remix EP Download – Phoniks

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Those of you with good memories may remember a post on Old To The New last summer highlighting Portland, Maine producer Phoniks’ impressive remix of Biggie’s classic “Kick In The Door” – that dope reworking is included on this new project from the dusty-fingered beatmaker along with his equally impressive interpretations of other 90s favourites from Common, Wu-Tang, Kool G. Rap and more – download here.

Rugged Remixes: Reenactments #1 Album Download – MWP / Ghostface Killah / The UN / Common etc.

Denmark-based producer MWP gives the likes of Ghostface Killah, Big L and The UN the remix treatment with his own brand of boom-bap on this impressive project – check the flavour here.

Demolition Mixtape Download – DJ JS-1

This is absolutely incredible – a new three-hour mixtape from the Rock Steady Crew’s mighty DJ JS-1 featuring nearly a hundred demos and unreleased tracks from the likes of Kool G. Rap, King Sun, Organized Konfusion, Rakim, Lord Finesse and many, many more golden-era greats – download here.

New Joint – The Godfathers (Necro / Kool G. Rap)

The Godfathers – “The System” (NecroProduct.Com / 2012)

Necro / G. Rap collabo taken from the NY producer-on-the-mic’s forthcoming EP “Murder Murder Kill Kill”

New Joint – Domingo / Kool G Rap / Action Bronson / Necro etc.

Domingo ft. Marley Marl, Kool G Rap, Nutso, Rugged Intellect, F.T., Ras Kass, Action Bronson & Necro – “Men At Work 2020 – Remix” (Domingo Beats / 2012)

Immense reworking of the 80s G Rap classic produced by NY’s Domingo and featuring a huge array of lyrical firepower.

New Joint – William Cooper / Kool G. Rap

William Cooper ft. Kool G. Rap – “American Gangsters” (GemStarr Regime / 2012)

New video for this BP-produced track from the Black Market Militia member’s 2009 album “Beware Of The Pale Horse”.

52 Best Albums & EPs Of 2011 (Part Two) – Cyrus Malachi / Grap Luva / The Roots etc.

Pseudo Intellectuals – “Dope Grindwork” (Deep Thinka Records) – Combining their love of Hip-Hop and jazz with a heavy dose of personality and dry humour, this Buffalo, NY trio’s follow-up to 2008’s brilliant “Resourceful Illery” was a slow-burner of an album that gained the crew new supporters fan by fan. If you’ve yet to hear it yourself, there’s still time to play catch up.

Cyrus Malachi – “Ancient Future” (No Cure Records) – Triple Darkness member Cyrus Malachi’s debut solo set was easily one of the best albums to drop in 2011. Accompanied by a choice selection of  atmospheric, hardcore beats from the likes of Chemo and Beat Butcha, the London emcee wove a complex lyrical tapestry that touched on everything from the pitfalls of street life to New World Order conspiracy theories. The sound of a master craftsman at work.

Rasheed Chappell & Kenny Dope – “Future Before Nostalgia” (Kay Dee Records) – A true student of Hip-Hop’s golden age, NY emcee Rasheed Chappell blessed boom-bap beats supplied by the legendary Kenny Dope with well-crafted rhymes that mixed socio-political thoughts with personal stories and old-fashioned lyrical bravado straight from the streets of the Rotten Apple.

Metermaids – “Rooftop Shake” (Strange Famous Records) – Their first release for indie favourite Sage Francis’s Strange Famous label, Brooklyn-based duo Sentence and Swell filled this album with random observations of life in New York with production from 9th Wonder and turntable duties handled by Rob Swift. What might initially have seemed to be an unexpected combination of talents led to the recording of a totally refreshing and original slice of true-school Hip-Hop.

Grap Luva – “Neva Done” (Redefinition Records) – Pete Rock’s younger brother delivered a short-but-satisfying collection of soul-drenched tracks that combined new collaborations with the likes of Damu The Fudgemunk and Joc Max with previously-unreleased beat science from Grap’s vaults. Timeless.

Kool G. Rap – “Riches, Royalty & Respect” (Fat Beats) – As one of the architects of new-school rap lyricism, the career of former Juice Crew member G. Rap has been shaky in recent years to say the least. Yet after a period of sub-par releases, the Kool Genius seemed to hit his stride again on this project which was part homage to the era of 70s NY hustlers and part declaration of present-day relevance.

J Rawls – “The Hip-Hop Affect” (Greenstreets Entertainment) – As one half of veteran underground duo Lone Catalysts, Ohio-based music man Rawls has built a well-deserved reputation over the years for being an extremely consistent producer. This album further proved that point with J supplying a diverse group of featured emcees from Brand Nubian’s Sadat X to Hiero’s Casual with his usual brand of melodic, head-nodding beats born out of a near lifelong love of Hip-Hop.

Vakill – “Armor Of God” (Molemen Records) –  A lyrical titan of Chicago’s underground scene, the heavily-anticipated return of Vakill no doubt had plenty of wannabe rappers shaking in their bedroom studios. Attacking the album’s pounding Molemen production like a former boxing champion with a point to prove, the Windy City word warrior delivered an impressively cohesive project that blended street knowledge with spiritual wisdom.

The Roots – “Undun” (Def Jam) –  Nearly twenty years since their early-90s debut, Philly favourites The Roots delivered the musical goods yet again with this concept-based album that found Black Thought, Questlove and the rest of the crew pushing their creative boundaries. Once again proving their collective ability to stretch their sound in new directions whilst still remaining grounded in their original Illadelph flavour, this project further cemented The Roots’ status as one of the greatest groups of all-time.

Jeff Spec – “Specnology” (City Planners) – This talented Canadian emcee has spent the last decade building up an impressive catalogue of intelligent, heartfelt Hip-Hop. On his latest effort, Spec upped the quality levels once again, delivering a set filled with dusty drums, funky samples and thoughtful lyricism.

Ryan Proctor

Part Three coming soon.

Men At Work – Bokeem Woodbine / The RZA

From producer Domingo comes this clip of actor Bokeem Woodbine and Wu-Tang’s RZA discussing the influence of the legendary Kool G. Rap.

The Chase Album Sampler – Kid Tsu / DJ Bless / Masta Ace / Kool G. Rap / Craig G etc.

Check this DJ Bless mix of snippets from the forthcoming Headbop Music album “The Chase” due for release Summer 2012 and featuring lyrical legends such as Masta Ace, OC, KRS-One, Bahamadia, Percee P, Sadat X etc.

From the sound of these initial tracks it seems “The Chase” has all the makings of a new-school classic – listen here.