Posted in MP3 | SXSW | hiphop | music on March 21, 2007

DOWNLOAD: Talib Kweli ft Jean Grae - Say Something (MP3) (via Spine Magazine)

Public Enemy @ SXSW - March 16, 2007 (CRED)
Public Enemy @ SXSW

Hip Hop @ SXSW

  • Prefix Magazine has videos and pictures of Redman's set at the Fader Fort. Monsters&Critics reviews the show.
  • James took some great pictures of the Rakim showcase.
  • Some great photos here of Public Enemy's fantastic SXSW concert. Still rocking a crowd of 12,000 after 20 years. AngryCitizen reviews.
  • A selection of other great photos from Aesop Rock, Brother Ali, C-Rayz, El-P, Rakim & Ghostface's showcases here. El-P show review here
  • Spankrock in action can be found here and here, Pidgeon John here (+ review), and UGK here.
Did I miss any great reviews, videos or pictures? Link them in the comments!

El-P @ SXSW - March 16, 2007 (CRED)
El-P @ SXSW

NEWS

Ghostface Killah @ SXSW - March 17, 2007 (CRED)
Ghostface @ SXSW

MUSIC

  • The Rap Up has a great freestyle by Joe Budden. When is Def Jam finally going to unleash him?
  • Check out a few EL-P tracks from his new album I'll Sleep When You're Dead here. Read a 4.5/5 HipHopSite review of the album here (most reliable review site for hip hop hands down). Pitchfork also reviews, and the Village Voice does a feature. Also listen to Chuck D interviewing El-Producto on Air America.
  • Download a fantastic 2 disc James Brown mixtape by DJ Premier here. Via Idolator.
Rakim @ SXSW - March 17, 2007 (CRED)
Rakim @ SXSW

VIDEO

  • NWA Day! Watch this hilarious video. I can't really explain it.
  • Redman performing 'Tonight's The Night' @ SXSW. Watch here.
"Gabo" got a Devin the Dude Tattoo (CRED)
Devin the Dude

Then Gabo hung with Devin @ SXSW.

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Comments (18)

wow west, you really hit the nail on the head with this one. some great stuff. just great. keep up the egg-cellent work!!!

Posted by belinda | March 21, 2007 1:36 PM

very nice.

i have to admit, i havent been into hip hop since the late 90s indie thing but i did love el-p's debut cd. i think his new one is very excellent as well.

Posted by sam | March 21, 2007 1:38 PM

Jean Grae is one of the most gifted Emcees out there, period.

Thank for posting the mp3

Posted by Richard Bacchus | March 21, 2007 2:22 PM

did el-p cut himself shaving or what?

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2007 2:28 PM

was el-p hanging out with wayne from flaming lips? bloody hell.

Posted by cranky | March 21, 2007 2:47 PM

You missed the hyphy show at Beauty Bar on Friday night- Saafir, Kirby Dominant, The Pack, and The Federation...it was an amazing show- especially The Federation.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2007 4:20 PM

I can't speak for Wes, but I saw the Pack and The Federation at 2 different parties. Coverage soon.

Posted by brooklynvegan | March 21, 2007 4:30 PM

Thanks for posting the Redman interview. We got the single "Put It Down" at my digital-music job this week--it's only okay--but I'm looking forward to the rest of the album very much. Can he surpass Muddy Waters (my personal fave)? Probably not, but there's always a big handful of good tracks even on his weakest albums.

Posted by Brian | March 21, 2007 5:07 PM

brian, i had the same feeling about put it down, but within the context of the album it's a good track. the whole thing is great. many standout tracks, even more stand out rhymes. it's really funny and really solid. played it 3 times today in a row

wes

Posted by wes | March 21, 2007 5:51 PM

The new el-p record is fucking amazing.

Seeing him do "The Overly Dramatic Truth" live was definitely the highlight of and otherwise weak PLUG awards show.

Posted by matthew | March 22, 2007 12:09 AM

tickets went on sale for Mos Def at the new highline ballroom in chelsea/meatpacking. small venue fits only 700. too bad it's $60.


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Mos Def - Black Radio
Saturday, May 26, 2007
9:00 PM EDT (7:00 PM Doors)
at HighLine Ballroom

http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=154074

Posted by ondal | March 22, 2007 12:21 AM

Whoa. Rakim looks old -- and skinny!

Posted by Kevin | March 22, 2007 1:42 AM

The Pack performed with Kidz In The Hall:

http://everydayilive.com/bands/sxsw07/

Posted by Sucka | March 22, 2007 10:05 PM

Wes, thanks again for linking. I have to say, after a few listens Redman's new album is not doing anything for me.

Posted by AC | March 22, 2007 11:01 PM

really? even just the amount of hilarious lyrics in the first few songs?

Posted by wes | March 23, 2007 12:08 AM

I think the awful 'From the Bricks' mix-tape left a bad taste in my mouth. Although, at this point I'll reserve final judgment on 'Red Gone Wild' based on "Walk In Gutta." That song brings it back to '94. By any chance have you listened to Hell Razah's new album, Renaissance Child? It's really good.

Posted by AC | March 24, 2007 11:18 AM

Hmmm.... I'm gonna take your word for it and probably pick it up. It can't be any worse than Malpractice, and even that album I'm not *totally* pissed I purchased, what, 4 years ago now?

Posted by Brian | March 24, 2007 11:35 AM

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