Sunday, November 27

DrankandDank @ Southpaw: 9th Wonder, The Kid Daytona, Rapsody, & Freddie Gibbs

Performance and interview footage from when we re at the L-R-Generations tour when it stopped at Southpaw in Brooklyn.Shot & edited by Reem Davis.

Rich Hil Interview

Growing up in the “stuck-up neighborhood” of Glenville, CT, Rich Hil’s penchant for individuality manifested itself at an early age. “I’ve always been the black sheep of the family and the whole area,” he admits. “As soon as I realized what public school was, I made them switch me. Yeah, I got beat up in school. Yeah, I was a loser. Now, because I can say that, I made it cool.”
The precocious songwriter began writing and recording tracks at 13, learning swagger from Philly rap stalwarts like Beanie Sigel and Philly’s Most Wanted and prolificacy from 50 Cent. “I would just lock myself in a room for hours studying the same rap until I felt I knew it,” recalls Hil.
He quickly got the attention of ├╝ber-producer Swizz Beatz, who produced tracks for Hil’s first group and took him on his first tour. It was as hype man for the producer, and as a performer in his own right, that Hil learned the performance side of the game, a trait that has metastasized into the performer’s current setup with a live band.
The maturation process has been quick since those early days. Nowadays, Hil ( a recent Warner Bros. signee) hasn’t touched a pen for a while, allowing the music and his instinct to decide the topic, flow and vocal melody. The result is a steady barrage of music that incorporates Hil’s mix of raspy crooning and rapping with an emotional, sometimes brutal, directness that recalls the best of Lil Wayne. “I don’t talk about money, fame or power,” admits the emcee. “It’s strictly vulnerability and the fun I have is stuff I take to ease that vulnerability.” When D & D caught up with him, we discussed his career thus far, what he's got coming up, and being Fat Trel's favorite artist to collaborate with.

Tree - The 3rd Floor

Geno (Intro)
Places
3rd Floor
Tree's 2010 debut mixtape, except nothing sounds debut about it. As always with @McTreeG, excellent lyrics and production, with Tree's unique delivery. Listen to any of those 3 songs and you'll see exactly what I'm talking about, especially "Places." Tracklist and DL after the cut.

Ray Vicks & Lil Boosie - Under Investigation

 
Tracklist and DL after the cut.

Freekey Zekey X Tito Green X DJ BIGSEX - From Harlem To Russia Vol 2

Appearances from Verse Simmonds, Cam'Ron,Sen City, & more.
Tracklist and DL after the cut.

Broadway - The Plug

Tracklist and DL after the cut.

Hell Rell - The Black Cloud

Tracklist and DL after the cut.

Jon Black - I Am Jon Black

Tracklist and DL after the cut.

Don Trip & Allie Baby – Mr. & Mr.s Smith (Studio Session)