I guess I could write up something real slick and witty explaining what these Nodz & Endz posts are all about, but fuck it, its been done before, and quite frankly I am at a loss for "slick and witty" wording right now. Anyhow, I created this segment of EARMILK as a call to all hip-hoppers, meaning those of you whether you're dropping beats or dropping rhymes to come out wherever you are. Every Thursday, I will try to bring you a new playlist with some of illest MC's/beat maestro's you've never heard of. If you're lucky you may find yourself in there.
VA Rising - A couple of weeks after I returned to VA from my then home of Nashville, I began to go through a series of withdrawals. No, I wasnt hooked on any drugs or anything, but when it came to live music, I was a little spoiled. Nashville's growing electro/ambient noise scene provided among other things great friends, and a good way to listen to local artist. My roommates and I would sometimes even throw house shows (shouts to my man J-Boh). But after being in such a swell of creativity like that, I was a little less than enthused about the lack of any visible and physical local music in the area to say the least. So I set out in search for one, and while I wouldnt say the seven city area has a real music "scene", I will definitley say that there are a few exceptional individuals holding things down in a budding hip-hop community.
We're gonna start with a couple of dope selections from Team Powerhouse founders Stickz (aka The Nefarious Naim) and Sheedy Beatz. Then we'll move into the electro-tribal sounds of producer Devilish Grin with lyrics provided by Supreme Tactics (S.T. if you will) and the homie HdotP. Finally, we are gonna close you out with some head-banging instrumentals by Juan Deez and BT. MARVEL... more info after the jump.
Download: Stickz - Official (prod. Sheedy Beatz)
Download: Stickz - U Dat Kid
Download:Stickz - Fresh 2 Def (ft. GB)
Download: Stickz - Foreva Shining
Download: Sheedy Beatz - Art
Download: Sheedy Beatz - Breezy Summer
Download: Sheedy Beatz - Ex2
Download: S.T. & HdotP - Dam that Girl
Download: S.T. - No Copy
Download: Devilish Grin - Mahogany
Download: Juan Deez - Space Clouds
Download: Juan Deez - He didn't go fa that!
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