Known for his creatively absurd visuals, Action Bronson gives us a video for his second single off of Blue Chips 7000. Bronson is shown here kicking ass in a typical old-school Kung Fu style video.
The song itself falls a little flat for me personally. Action has always had an unconventional style and delivery, but something about his verses on this just feels too off-beat to me. In my opinion, his first single “Let Me Breathe” is way better than this one. Either way, after the most recent delay it looks like we are FINALLY getting Blue Chips 7000 on August 25th.
“All Nite” – Clams Casino feat. Vince Staples
Clams Casino has been arguably one of the most consistent producers over the past 5-10 years. When he came out with “All Nite”, Clams Casino proved he wasn’t just riding off A$AP Rocky’s success on Live.Love.A$AP. There’s also a great video for this track you can check below.
“Rather Unique” – AZ
AZ gets overlooked a lot when talking about great rappers from the 90’s. Most casual fans know him from making a guest appearance on Nas’ “Life’s a Bitch”, but AZ’s album Doe or Die can hold its own against other classic hip-hop albums from the same era. If you’re not familiar with AZ, check out other songs like “The Format”, “How Ya Livin'”, and “Gimme Yours'”.
“Sometimes A River” – String Cheese Incident
One of the catchiest jam band songs out there. I love that strong bluegrass influence, and String Cheese Incident blends that with so many other genres perfectly that it’s impossible not to enjoy. The ability to blend blues/funk/rock/bluegrass together so seamlessly makes these guys so enjoyable. Other tracks to check out are “Get Tight”, “Sirens”, and their cover of “War Pigs”.
With the unfortunate recent passing of Prodigy, we’re starting to slowly see the release of previously unheard Prodigy verses. Which is exciting as a fan, but the circumstances obviously suck.
DJ Absolut blesses us here with “What You Think”, which features verses from both Prodigy and Havoc, and an awesome Biggie sample on the hook.
If you missed it, Alchemist recently dropped his last song with Prodigy which you can check out below.
Fresh of the premiere of episode on Viceland’s The Therapist, one of my favorite rappers in the game right now dropped 3 new tracks on us just before Steez Day Festival this weekend in NYC. Joey teams up with Statik Selektah for 3 brass-friendly beats with a jazz-influenced vibe. Check out “Too Lit”, “Love Is Only A Feeling”, and “500 Benz” below.