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Voice of Art: Graffiti Against The System (episode 1)

Graffiti is a thriving life force in Oakland. Meet GATS (Graffiti Against The System), an artist for whom the city is one endless canvas to connect with the people. Times are rough in “The O,” as GATS plans to write a poem throughout the city.

Film School with R.A. The Rugged Man (part 1)

R.A. droppin’ knowledge. Funny story, I was once listening to R.A. fairly recently inparticular his verse of Ruste Juxx’s new album Hard Body HipHop. R.A. had a line saying he was playing death at chess, which I had immediately known that was a Seventh Seal reference and if you’re like me, and into foreign films and classic then you knew it was about the Ingmar Bergman classic. So being the dork I am I hit him on twitter like great reference you dropped in that new track about Seventh Seal and R.A. hit me back with this.

Dinner With Action Bronson & Statik Selektah (Part 1)

I got to preview the new Action/Statik album and I gotta say it’s great! I didnt think we’d get better than Dr. Lecter but somehow these dudes pulled it off, Statiks beats matched Actions flow perfectly.

Who Ripped It Better? Part 1: Raekwon vs Royal Flush

raekwon vs royal flush

Last year, Raekwon had the album of the year with his presumed classic OB4CL2. On that incredible album there was a familiar track called Sonny’s Missing, where Rae spits some outstanding gangster shit. A murderous tale about some gangleader rivalry where one gangster is killed by being thrown off the side of a building, the whole track is quotable but the mental visual is outstanding, “they had em’ spread out, G position, opened his jeans up, shot him in his leg bone, he rose up like King Tut”.

DOWNLOAD: Raekwon – Sonny’s Missing

The familiar part of the track is courtesy of the beat laid down by Pete Rock whom sampled The Education of Sonny Carson, perhaps that’s the inspiration to Rae’s song title. The same beat was featured on his album NY’s Finest which came out the year  prior. Pete Rock fans probably instantly recognized the recycled beat on OB4CL2 while it went over others heads because IMO NY’s Finest was incredibly slept on. Royal Flush went about the track as an interview, and he ripped it. “Let me talk to you suckers, you fake ass hustlers, you get bricks for 17, so ya boss is my customer, you lil’ ass nigga, with the mighty midget figures, while you was playing Nintendo, I was fuckin up the dishes, had a bad bitch, butt ass, baggin work in the kitchen, the dope, call it Candy Girl, cuz it felt like New Edition”.

DOWNLOAD: Pete Rock ft Royal Flush – Questions


Who Ripped It Better? Part 1: Raekwon vs Royal Flush

raekwon vs royal flush

Last year, Raekwon had the album of the year with his presumed classic OB4CL2. On that incredible album there was a familiar track called Sonny’s Missing, where Rae spits some outstanding gangster shit. A murderous tale about some gangleader rivalry where one gangster is killed by being thrown off the side of a building, the whole track is quotable but the mental visual is outstanding, “they had em’ spread out, G position, opened his jeans up, shot him in his leg bone, he rose up like King Tut”.

DOWNLOAD: Raekwon – Sonny’s Missing

The familiar part of the track is courtesy of the beat laid down by Pete Rock whom sampled The Education of Sonny Carson, perhaps that’s the inspiration to Rae’s song title. The same beat was featured on his album NY’s Finest which came out the year  prior. Pete Rock fans probably instantly recognized the recycled beat on OB4CL2 while it went over others heads because IMO NY’s Finest was incredibly slept on. Royal Flush went about the track as an interview, and he ripped it. “Let me talk to you suckers, you fake ass hustlers, you get bricks for 17, so ya boss is my customer, you lil’ ass nigga, with the mighty midget figures, while you was playing Nintendo, I was fuckin up the dishes, had a bad bitch, butt ass, baggin work in the kitchen, the dope, call it Candy Girl, cuz it felt like New Edition”.

DOWNLOAD: Pete Rock ft Royal Flush – Questions