SCRATCHTHEBLOCK PRESENTS:SPEAKERS ARE SMOKING
Are you an old-school hip-hop lover? Are you an underground hip-hop collector?
Well,we got what you want, we got what u are looking for!
Speakers Are Smoking is a blast of supa-dope sounds & rhythms, an accurate selection of must have hip-hop joints performed and produced by brilliant artists.
So let the music speaks!
GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW – RUN AWAY
When you think about women of the hip-hop/neo-soul music scene,maybe you’ll start to list names such as Erykah Badu or Lauryn Hill but we think Georgia Anne Muldrow deserves a special mention.The Los Angeles native got a multitasking talent that makes her a gifted artist as songwriter ,producer,singer penning and producing for heavyweight artists such as Erykah Badu,Eric Lau,Platinum Pied Pipers,Mos Def,Electric Wire Hustle,The Weeknd,J*Davey,Oddisee,MED. Recently she released her last opus titled A Thoughtiverse Unmarred entirely produced by beat-wizard Chris Keys ,confirming her incredible artistry. For this selection we resumed the masterpiece titled Early a perfect example of her musical acumen,flexing an astonishing mature approach as songwriter, producer and recorder despite her 17-year-old. The track titled Run Away is def real hip-hop music surrounded with neo-soul aura.
GENSU DEAN FEAT. LARGE PROFESSOR – FOREVER
In 2012 exquisite hip-hop music dispenser Mello Music Group dropped Lo-Fi Fingahz LP a project by hip-hop architect Gensu Dean. His distinctive approach, makes his works organic,natural and genuine creating dope sounds taking advantage of vintage equipments and vinyls and drawing inspirations form hip-hop prophets such as Marley Marl, Large Pro and Pete Rock.Lo-Fi Fingahz boasts appearances from Roc Marciano,Brand Nubian,David Banner,Count Bass D but we chose the sublime cut titled Forever alongside hip-hop eminent Large Professor (make sure ya to peep the official video)
EOM FEAT. ANDERSON.PAAK AND BLU – GET ALONG
Virginia beat wizard EOM (stands for Elements Of Music).breaks down scratchtheblock.com’s door with his outstanding musical background influenced by hip-hop mogul such as: J.Dilla,Madlib,Nottz,Neptunes and Timbaland.EOM earned rispect collaborating with great performers like ScienZe and Asher Roth on da project Bring Back Ella.Now the talented producer leaps back with a new leak from his forthcoming album Sunrain titled Get Along and for the occasion he recruits two dope artists: Breezy Lovejoy aka Anderson.Paak and Los Angeles emcee Blu.Well, EOM turns the beat down, creating something compelling that perfectly matches with the bubbly and stunning vocal skills of Anderson.Paak and and the final spit verses by Mr. Johnson Barnes.If you are a scratchtheblock.com aficionado maybe you know Anderson.Paak previous work under the moniker Breezy Lovejoy titled OBE Vol.1 . Last year Anderson.Paak dropped the acclaimed albumVenice and he’s currently working alongside super-producer Knxwledge to record a collaborative project via legendary Stones Throw Records (in the meantime make sure you to taste Suede)Underground rapper BLU released last year the excellent album Good To Be HomeIf you want to discover more EOM bangers, peep out his official bandcamp page.
DIAMOND D FEAT. RAPSODY,BOOG BROWN AND STACY EPPS – PUMP YA BREAKS
Last year hip-hop mogul Diamond D dropped The Diam Piece recruiting an explosive line up of guest stars such as: Hi-Tek,Kev Brown,Masta Ace,Guilty Simpson,The Alkaholiks,The Pharcyde,Pete Rock among others. The Bronx emcee/producer is the creator of dope bangers for Lord Finesse,Brand Nubian,KRS-One,Fat Joe,The Pharcyde,The Fugees and today we serve you up the track titled Pump Ya Breaks featuring three skilful female lyricists: Rapsody,Boog Brown and Stacy Epps.
TABLA RASA – ON TO THE NEXT ONE (PRODUCED BY SIMIAH)
CLEAR SOUL FORCES – ASS TO THE FLO (PRODUCED BY ILAJIDE & KING MIDAS)
Detroit Revolution(s) by Clear Soul Forces is obviously one of the hip-hop project that we love to recommend to our fans for a few reasons:well-appointed rhythms,orgasmic beats a la J.Dilla,mature approach with the mic. Wimpy, J-Roc, E-Fav and producer/emcee Ilajade created good hip-hop music as you can realize listening to Ass To The Flo co-produced by King Midas
BIG TONE – LAWD HAMMERCY
Deeply influenced by 90’s hip-hop , west side Detroit native Anthony Jackson aka Big Tone pop up under our radar with the project dropped last year titled Lawd Hammercy EP . Listening to the stunning tune titled Lawd Hammercy is clear how artists such as A Tribe Called Quest, Pete Rock, Main Source, Hieroglyphics, Erick Sermon, J.Dilla, Waajeed had a huge impact on his works.
ASTRO FEAT. BISHOP NEHRU – K.I.N.G. (PRODUCED BY IFE FINCH)
Two young and talented exponents of the Brooklyn hip-hop music scene .Two compelling ways to reintroduce the “hip-hop old school”. Brian “Astro” Bradley teamed up with young emcee Bishop Nerhu to record da obscure track titled K.I.N.G. produced by South East London music producer/emcee/engineer/songwriter IfeFinch. The solid track is included on Astro’s Computer Era released last year under the umbrella of Grade A Tribe Records.
ALEX KAMAL – EX’S
Alexander McDonald hit our soul with his soulful hip-hop gem titled Ex’s. It’s an head-nodding and mellow joint that invites you to take note to remember the name of this young rookie.
3 STEPS FROM NOWHERE – MELLOW MOVE
On jazz-hop selections Black Talk and Walking With The Giants we highlighted the music performed by New York hip-hop outfit who goes by the name of 3 Steps From Nowhere. 30° Below Funk represents a project underexposed but worthy to be praised for the exquisite beats that absorb elements of jazz,funk and of course the tipical 90’s flow. We selected the brilliant Mellow Move that sounds like the forerunner of the music included onThe Roots sophomore album Do You Want More?.