Posts Tagged ‘Little Brother’

Zo! & Tigallo Love The 80’s

December 28, 2008

Zo & Tigallo

Album of the year? My brain says “no” but my heart says “yes”.

“Africa” by Zo! & Tigallo:

“Take On Me” by Zo! & Tigallo:

“I’m Only Human” by Zo! & Tigallo:



June 20, 2008

One of the main reasons why I love 9th Wonder is that he does whole albums with rappers. I wish more Hip Hop artists dedicated one album to one producer. I like the cohesiveness of these kinds of projects as it makes for a more streamlined sound and vision. This time, 9th is joining forces with Jean Grae Wondertwins style and turning into the album Jeanuis.

Another thing that has to be mentioned is their recreation of classic Hip Hop album covers. The one that didn’t turn out so well was Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. Everything else is spot on, my favorites being the Black Sheep and Das EFX album covers.

Gordon Gartrell Radio Episode 2

June 3, 2008

Gordon Gartrell Radio Episode 2 is upon us folks. More fresh music and more hilarity with DJ Brainchild and Phonte. Taking a quick look over the playlist, it seems they’re continuing on with bringing different things to the table. Some Tony! Toni! Tone!, some Pharcyde mixed with some Crucial Conflict and some Kool & The Gang for good measure. Enjoy.

Here’s the complete playlist:

“I Couldn’t Keep It To Myself” by Tony! Toni! Tone!
“We” by A Race of Angels
“Sex God” Feat. some nigga(DJ Spinna Remix) by Brand New Heavies
“Refreshin’” by Smoke E Digglera
“Believe” by Afta-1
“Aaragon” by Samon Kawamura
“Planetary Picknick” by Comfort Fit
“Robin Hood Theory” by Declaime and Georgia Anne Muldrow
“Stop My Way” Feat. Mic of the Legendary K.O. by Nicolay and Kay
“A Matter of Fact” by Giovanca
“Before” Feat. Clara Hill by Atjazz
“Red Carpet” by R. Kelly
“The Questions” by Common
“Work It Out” by Q-Tip
“So Good” Feat. Common (Instrumental) by Skillz
“So Good” (feat. Kev Brown) (Instrumental) by D. Huston
“Somethin That Means Somethin” (Instrumental) by The Pharcyde
“Glowing” by Pete Rock
“Fat Asia” by Waajeed
“I Like To Trick” by Ray-J
“Got Me Hooked” by 1 O.A.K. and Trackademicks
“Hay” by Crucial Conflict
“You Don’ Have To Change” by Kool and The Gang
“Yes To The Lord” by The Stovall Sisters

Get Gordon Gartrell Radio Episode 2 here.

Gordon Gartrell Radio

May 16, 2008

Yessir! Phonte and DJ Brainchild have started a weekly podcast called Gordon Gartrell Radio where they play music and discuss world topics, cooking recipes and gardening tips. The inaugural episode Phonte covers a wide array of interesting subjects from laughing at retarded people(Iron Mic Freestyle Battle) to Hilary Clinton swagger jacking. Gordon Gartrell Radio covers it all.

I love Phonte, I love Little Brother, I love the Gordon Gartrell episode of The Cosby Show and now I love Gordon Gartrell Radio. They play a nice mix of things past and present to get you through your day. I totally trust and respect their choices based solely on the fact that Brainchild plays both “I’m Gonna Miss You” by Milli Vanilli and “Get On The Dance Floor” by Poly in their very first episode. That deserves praise.

Wow, the Gordon Gartrell episode of The Cosby Show is so amazingly classic. I remember when Denise calls Vanessa into the room to keep her company cause she’s nervous about making the fake Gordon Gartrell shirt and then you hear Theo yell “DENISE!!!” Seeing the shirt Denise made and how one sleeve was longer than the other. Wow, that image is forever funny in my mind. Sometimes if I notice one of my friends get a new shirt, I say “It’s dope” and ask: “What is it? Gordon Gartrell?” 9 times out of 10 they’re looking at me with a puzzled look on their face while they watch me laugh uproariously for the next 5 minutes.

Get the first episode of Gordon Gartrell Radio here.

The word “Gordon Gartrell” was used a total of 10 times during this post.

Women Problems

February 1, 2008

I’m constantly on the search for rap groups that will restore my faith in west coast hip hop. There are only a handful of them out there(Blu + Exile, Cali Agents and Third Sight being among the few) that make me proud of my coasts representation in hip hop music. So I’m really happy that I came across Pacific Division. These guys are kinda like the left coasts Little Brother, and I hate comparisons so I don’t make them unless I feel it’s totally fitting. They seem real talented on the mic and their beats are very dope.

Like The Cool Kids, these guys are among the new crop of rappers that have that Hype Beast/Street Wear mentality rocking brands like The Hundreds, Diamond Supply and Mighty Healthy in their video. These guys seem to have fun and from what I read bring alot of energy when they perform. Major points for the high school classroom setting in the video. I’m such a sucker for that kind of thing cause it reminds me of the old school golden age rap videos I use to watch growing up. Support the cause folks, the west side needs more artists like this.