c) he’s been networking like he knows how, heard he’s been talking to the likes of Hoodie Allen and through some type of ivy-league connect he’s been talking to Xaphoon Jones‘ brother.
Sincerely Yours was a bomb mixtape, it was the first thing Kechphrase sent to me. I felt like most of that mixtape/album was radio friendly (and when I say radio friendly I mean radio mind blowing), but anyway he’s talking about getting some singles radio to hit the airstream I couldn’t tell you which one I would pick. The Slight Progress EP will feed into a full album later this year expect to hear to some older cuts like “Fall Back” or “Closure” on it don’t be surprised though if they’re completely reworked. In the meantime stream what you can, I see these soundclouds come n’ go all the time.
Over the past couple days I’ve been choppin’ it up with Ikechi Nnamani, he’s a 21-year old producer from Chicago that goes by the name of kechPhrase. Basically, he’s on Greedhead Entertainment’s radar. He’s just dropped his Sincerely Yours mixtape it’s full of all kinds of different bangers. His beats are dope, he’s got those good piano keys on lock. His flow is at times just grotesque and disgusting.. on Mettre Fin Aux Impostre he annihilates his own track. So, Dapwell has recruited him for the follow up of this mixtape being presented today.
kech has been hard at work, too. He’s already has some tracks with Kool A.D. (Vicky Vazquez), whom is currently working on a yet-to-be-titled project. Kool asked kech to keep the unmastered versions up so yall could have something to listen to in the meantime; hit the jump to the Illuminati blog. When the boys from DR get back from their European Excursion they’ll start mastering. I imagine things will be crazy when they get back to the states, as with the release of the Brand New Dance video yesterday Stereogum announced that Dap n’ Vazquez will both be releasing tapes on New Year’s Day. Be on the lookout, this shit will be developing very soon.
kech is also working on a track for Big Baby Gandhi for the follow up to Big Fucking Baby, his second mixtape and don’t be surprised if you hear BBG n’ Fat Tony on kech’s upcoming EP. He also has instrumental tape set to release in March, it’s on some what-the-game’s-been-missing ish, taking you back ’96. I can’t wait to hear some someone flow on the beats, these tracks are about to develop as some of 2012′s purest hip-hop. Kassa Overall is also doing work on a new mixtape to be released through Greedhead. One thing I’m pretty sure of is that there’s a lot of upcoming revenue coming toward Greedhead Entertainment, this shit sounds expensive.
The hood is really loving this one, 10k+ in just one day. Jonwayne showcasing his lyrical mastermind on this Pusha T/ Kanye produced joint. Click through to the soundcloud for the lyrics. Oh yeah, and, I read on Stones Throw that the Cassette series may be a trilogy? #fingerscrossed PS grab the recently released Daytime […]
Maria Sullivan is an artist from Canterbury UK. She’s been featured on a BBC Radio 1 mix, Dummy Mag, etc. Maria goes by Koloto, and while she hasn’t released anything for the last couple months she’ll remain on my radar for the foreseeable future. I’m seeing a lot of comparisons to Gold Panda, which can […]
Apparently this dude was signed to Stones Throw, inked up n everything and then pulled out due to — well, I’m not exactly sure why he pulled out. For me, Stones Throw has been the label that can do no wrong, the label anyone of the hip-hop/producer artists I cover would love to be a […]
Premiered by FACT Mag, LE1F is feeling totally rejuvinated about now. Off the top of Fly Zone, this beat hit me hard on that first drop (42s). Peep the Lakutis cameo, looking grimey as fuck even when getting his bathe on. Directed by Jesse Miller-Gordon’s Fact compares the directing to something like Wes Anderson. I […]