Welcome back to Party and Bullsh*t, your weekly local hip-hop update! This week's installment comes to from behind a massive allergy attack, so I apologize if I get any snot one you. Anyway, on to the lesson at hand. The above clip — the latest from the Gummy Soul clique's Ameriga Gazaway — is neither a party nor bullshit, but I figured I'd lead with it because, well, it's good. Real good. The gummy Soul crew is quickly becoming one of the most reliable in town, and I'm itching for more. Go check out all the butter tunes they got over at GummySoul.com.
* Concrete Magazine and Phatkaps just uploaded a trailer for their upcoming video about Malice from the Clipse and his book tour of Nashville earlier this month. I didn't get to catch any of his appearances around town, but he's an interesting character and I'm sure the full video is gonna be real interesting.
* While we're on the topic of Phatkaps, they're going to be hosting the upcoming Speakers & Sneakers event on Saturday, June 4. I am not a sneaker collector myself — more a sneaker destroyer, honestly — but I definitely can see the appeal. Plus, Dee Goodz, Matic Lee and Willie Da Kid are performing, and Rate and Bowls from The Boom Bap are going to be spinning, so it's gonna be a tight way to spend an afternoon.
* And since we're talking about shows, I might as well mention the ri-donk-ulous-ness we've got coming our soon: DJ Jazzy Jeff is going to be at Mai on May 27th, Raekwon is at the Exit/In on June 2, BIG K.R.I.T is at the Mercy on June 16 and Wiz Kahlifa is at Municipal on July 8. That's a busy few weeks.
* Drupy Fli Musik has a new single with Boy Genius and pop chanteuse Sarah Silva. It's a bangin' bit of Euro-style hip-house and definitely has a big Saturday night vibe. [Break On A Cloud]
* Bobby Exodus has a new EP out called Did You See His Eyes. It's smoothed out and deep, more introspective and goofy than your average MC — I dig it. "My Magic Hoodie," his collab with Gummy Soul's Amerigo Gazaway, is a classic piece of storytelling about telepathic sweatshirts and the rest of the record is dope, too. [Bandcamp]