"Monster Freestyle" by Kendrick Lamar
The underground just got a new weapon of mass destruction.
Rare interview with Eyedea & Abilities taken from the Rock the Bells documentary DVD. (2007)
This interview shows a side of the duo that many never saw. Their confidence in their talent, Greg’s (Keltgen, aka Max, DJ ABilities) opinions of the mainstream music industry, and specific details of popular music that make it unappealing to them. They talk about their musical/personal heroes, lyrical content, and the culture of popular music.
“It seems like all popular music right now is to facilitate, like, dancing.”
I’ve never seem Abilities talk this much. It seems like he has quite passionate views on the degradation of popular music: how contemporary popular music tends to be overly simplistic, lacking true meaning and inspiration - a sharp contrast with the music of Jimi Hendrix and popular hip-hop group Public Enemy, which innovated lyrical themes with “political relevance.”
After watching this interview it made me respect both Mikey and Greg a whole lot more. Next time I see him I’m going to bring up the topic, since I have a lot of thoughts about the same thing. It’s good seeing artists who have strong ideas and know how to express them.
Real good stuff, check it out.
"Foreign Features" by Sir Michael Rocks (Cool Kids)
Chicago boys know how it’s done.
"Look Out For Detox" by Kendrick Lamar
The West coast might just have another heavy-weight to add to their roster.
Gotta love the Dirty Girls.
Cage and Tame One. Leak Bros. Real hip hop.
There’s smoke in my iris, but I painted a sunny day on the insides of my eyelids.