Posts Tagged ‘Oh No’
You know how Rhythm Roulette goes… goes to local record store, searches endless stacks of wax blindfolded, picks three and makes a beat from them. But in this episode, Mass Appeal Media has producer Oh No throwing in a curve ball… rather than find samples out of old vinyls, he samples sounds from three Nintendo 64 video games. Wowwww!
“Have a cup of courage. Try to think of something to say…”
Joel Clare delivers a montage of clips, giving us “Rare Portraits” (produced by Oh No) of Talib Kweli doing his thing. We posted the link for the “Gravitas” LP earlier. We shall do so again for your convenience, so that you can pick up this single and all the accompanying joints.
“…It ain’t The Illuminati that worry me… I’m leaking information, so follow me down the wormhole.”
- Talib Kweli
Talib Kweli dropping the real knowledge on “The Wormhole” – dispelling a lot of the nonsense so-called insiders speak on ‘The Illuminati.’ Great touch at the start of the video with the late great Tupac Shakur giving some G.T.F.O.H. commentary on folks who are supposed to know about or be Illuminati. “The Wormhole” is off the Kweli LP “Gravitas” (out now).
Talib Kweli grabs the baton (so to speak) from Jigga, fusing art forms to push the Hip-Hop boundaries, and ‘conducts’ his own orchestral masterpiece – “Human Mic” (produced by Oh No) – in this video. Respect to RA The Rugged Man for the visual direction. The single is off Kweli’s latest LP, “Prisoner Of Conscious.”
Atlanta alternative/electro/Hip-Hop head SPITTZWELL doing it well, with “Oh No.” On the track for backup we have Jarren Benton, Methuzulah, Senor Kaos, and 4-IZE. Take a listen, and even cop the whole “Outlandish” project, at the link below.
Producer Oh No put out a hot remix for “No Sky Limit” from Cali crew Strong Arm Steady. Lyrics from Strong Arm Steady and Dom Kennedy over the track. “No Sky Limit” is a track from Oh No’s exclusive remix album, “Stereo Jr.” (available now at the Stones Throw Records store online) – a revamp of Strong Arm Steady’s “Stereotype” album.
One of Detroit’s finest, House Shoes, has released another single off his “Let It Go” album out now. You can get a copy of “Let It Go” via an earlier post on House Shoes here. The joint, entitled “Dirt,” features Greneberg – comprised of the duo Gangrene (Oh No and Alchemist) plus Roc Marciano.
“Real Serious” is another star-studded cut from Madlib’s brother…Oxnard, California’s own…Oh No! Evidence and Alchemist get his back on this track. His album - “Ohnomite”‘ – is available now (from iTunes here), by the way. We covered that when we posted the hook-up for “Dues N Don’ts” (featuring Phife Dawg x Jose James). Hope you got that. Now hurry up and get this!
Producer/emcee Oh No is serving yet another shot of dope music for your enjoyment. “Dues N Don’ts” is a cut from the “Ohnomite” album (out now). It features Oh No himself handling biz (the “Dues”), the legendary Phife Dawg (of A Tribe Called Quest) spitting a dope verse (the “Don’ts”), and singer Jose James vocalizing to fill in the grooves of the groove. Funky. Soulful. Liking it. Oh… and the “Ohnomite” album also features guest appearances from the likes of MF DOOM, Evidence, Alchemist, Erick Sermon, Rapper Big Pooh, MED, Guilty Simpson, Roc Marciano, Sticky Fingaz, Chino XL, Roc C, Prozack Turner, Termanology, and Frank Nitt on other cuts. More motivation!
Talib Kweli releases a new video for his certified banger “Distractions” off of his upcoming album “Prisoner Of Conscious”. Great message & perfect that he filmed the video around the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City. “Distractions” was produced by OH NO & the video directed by Daryl Philips of ICU Media. You can read about Talib Kweli’s thought process in making the song in his own words after the jump….
DOWNLOAD: TALIB KWELI – DISTRACTIONS (DIRTY) | CLEAN VERSION
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Roc Marciano & Gangrene dropped the instrumentals of their project Marcberg this week. Check out the instrumental to Jet Luggage below.
ROC MARCIANO & GANGRENE – JET LUGGAGE (INSTRUMENTAL)
Mos Def did a surprise set in New York during the CMJ Festival in New York City…Get used to him being called Mos Def for now because in a few months he’ll officially change his name to “Yasiin” which means ‘Rich’ in Arabic.
The duo of Gangrene has teamed with the gritty MC Roc Marciano to do a project entitled Greneberg. I’m so amped for this collab. It’s a match made in…..well these guys style of music doesn’t seem like its made in heaven but its still a very good match. Dark subject matter with with gritty beats. I’m all for it! Project drops July 19th.
Skyzoo’s latest offering. We dropped a few of the leaks and here is the full project. Listened to it yesterday and its dope. There are some really incredible beats from 9th Wonder, The Neptunes, Oh No, and The Best Kept Secret.
DOWNLOAD: SKYZOO – THE GREAT DEBATOR (MIXTAPE)
The Making of The Great Debater after the jump
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Riding high with the release of his banging new album ‘W.A.R.’ (We Are Renegades), Pharoahe Monch took time out to reflect on his time working with Nate Dogg for the Rawkus single release of ‘Oh No’ featuring Mos Def. Back then I remember people saying it was an odd collaboration that worked because Nate Dogg was just so West Coast G-Funk while Mos Def & Pharoahe were firmly cemented in New York’s hardcore underground hip hop scene. We added the video under the hood…..