Friday, 25 February 2011

Boston beatdown

This selection of underground emcees from Boston, Massachusetts is dedicated to the Celtic's shooting guard Ray Allen, who surpasses Regie Miller 3pts FG made in a NBA career.

Word up to the Quartz Prod Team which is producing a big show in my home town - Edo.G, Akrobatik & Mr Lif - Marquise - Lyon March 15th. Yeah! Support Underground Hip Hop.

Here's the track list, as usual, made in one shot with two MK2 and a mixer.
70 minutes of my wax collec' from Boston!
Ash.K -Boston Beatdown

1-Edo.G - Boston
2-Edo.G and Da Bulldogs - I'm Different
3-Edo.G - Sayin' something
4-Edo.G - Dedicated
5-Insight - Words of encouragement
6-Termanology - Watch how it go down
7-Tony Famous - Street revelation
8-Mr Lif - Return of the B.Boy
9-Mr Lif feat El.P- I phantom
10-Mr Lif feat Illin.P - Cro Magnon
11-Perceptionists (Akrobatik & Mr.Lif) - Avengers
12-7L & Esoteric - Do me a favor
13-M.Slash - Feel it!
14-Skitzofreniks - Slow it down
15-Mr Lif - Elektro
16-Virtuoso - Omnipotence
17-Akrobatik feat Chuck.D - Kindred
18-T.Max - Mind over matter
19-Gangstarr & Krumbasnatcha -Make 'em pay
20-Edan - Emcees smoke crack

March 15, 9:00pm, Marquise, Lyon. Quartz prod presents Boston Beatdown Live. Do not miss it!
I'm out peaz....

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Best Hip Hop shows of 2010

You wanna bet folks?

Good shows that could have won:
Das Efx, DJ Krush, Casey, Soulilaquists of Sound, Black Milk, Radix, Fisto, K the I??!!, Shadow Huntaz, Talib Kweli, DJ P.

Shows that where allright or wack:
Féfé, Razhel & JS One, State of Mind, Raph & 12me, Raashan Ahmad, DJ Fly, Mos Def, De La Soul, Raggasonic, Virus Syndicate, Beatnuts, Ben Sharpa.

And the winner is:
1- KRS One & Supernatural @ Ninkasi -Lyon, France

copyright Clémence Richier

2- La Rumeur - Original Festival @ Lyon, France
3- Wyclef Jean - Fesman @ Dakar, Senegal

Best non-hip hop show:
Black Lips & King Khan @ Nuits Sonores Festival, Lyon France

First time I saw the Teacha live and that's what we call a damn good hip hop show. The DJ did the job, the overpacked crowd was hot as if they only had smoked weed instead of ash. The Blastmaster and the super gifted freestyler Supernatural seemed to spend a good time on stage ... Can you expect better? That's the undercontested best hip hop gig of 2010!

Here a mix I've done this morning before writing this shit. This is the Hip Hop all of famer KRS, feat Das Efx, Channel Live, Scott La Rock, JS One and Rahzel, Last Emperor and Zack de la Rocha. I hope you'll enjoy, that comes from my waxes and has been released as usual with 2 MK2 and a mixer...

Ash.K - KRS One selecta

I can't help digging in my vynils to make you listen to Supernatural because he's just amazing, maybe the best freestyler I've ever seen.
An underground classic from the 90's and one the first US/french Hip Hop collab, check it out:

Supernatural - Buddah blessed it and Undaground Connexion feat Rockin Squat

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Ash.K - Heavy artillery mix

More than 100 posts! Yeah
Today ladies and gents a new selection on the one and two, everything is in the title.
Tracklist below... peace.

James Coburn in Duck you sucker

Ash.K - Heavy Artillery

1- Blade, Life & Respek.Ba - Soldiers (prod Mista Quiz)
2- Psycho & Rip One - On deadly ground (prod M.Boogie)
3- Kenneth Master & Maylay Sparks - Just get down (prod Create & Devastate)
4- Lewis Parker - International hitman (prod Lewis Parker)
5- Lightheaded - Illuminate (prod 9th wonder)
6- The Ancients - What you know about (prod Paze)
7- Hieroglyphics - Love flowin' (prod Opio)
8- Cage - Escape to 88' (prod DJ Mighty Mi)
9- Tame One - When rappers attack (prod Camu Tao)

Most of these tracks are B.Sides!!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Adios, austrian steelburner!

What up folks? If I got enough time, I d'like february to be on this blog dedicated to graffiti and the best 2010 hip hop releases.
Let's focus today on a huge austrian writer Adios, I've been touring in Austria in 2005 and I remember seen lot of his works on trains around the country. 5 years ago his style was thrilling me.
Enjoy lads!
All these picture have been taken on the book Subersiv .

To illustrate this post, I wanted you to listen the newcomer mc Vado. Based in Harlem and affiliated to the Diplomats, Vado came out with a srong full lengh in 2010 called Slime Flu on E1 records, here's a track from his Lp that you should digg quickly.

Vado - Wake Up

All the Best!