Hey-oh! What goes on, Party & Bullsh*tters?! I hope things are all good in the particular place you live! No, sincerely, I hope everything's OK, 'cuz my news feed was pretty light this week when it comes to tasty nuggets of 'Ville-hop. I'm just gonna chalk it up to the dog days of summer and the fact that nobody, myself included (especially me), wants to do a damn thing until after Labor Day. Not to say that P&B is lacking for dopeness — it just happens to not be as bountiful as I've come to expect. I bet I'm gonna be flooded with "What I Did On My Summer Vacation" tracks and videos after the long weekend, so I guess I should thankful for the respite. Anyway, on to the round-up.
First off, Stix Izza has a new video for "Annie" from the Highway 2 Mars mixtape, and it's a winner! Stix breaks stuff and there's fire and Dolewhite and the beautiful cinematography we've come to expect from Ray Zate. Also, I got to watch the Building the Highway 2 Mars documentary last weekend, and it was pretty stunning. The visuals are great, the interviews put a really human face on the music and the story is — and this is gonna sound sappy — heartwarming and inspiring. No word on public screenings yet, but I'll definitely keep you updated, as it's definitely worth watching.
More party and more bullshit after the jump!
* Speaking of documentaries, you guys read my review of Beats Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, right? No? You should. What? Your boss is walking toward you and you need to close the page? Here's the short version: It rules.
* Mouchee Deeki has a new track with Squikee and Aphropik called "We Three Some." I've been on an early-'80s electro-rap thing lately, and this fits in there like swimwear. Good stuff.
* Don't miss the Baker's Dozen trunk show at Love is Earth on Saturday. They've got fresh, limited-edition shirts and a whole bunch of dope music happening. I even wrote a pick about it:
One of our favorite things about our city’s recent hip-hop explosion has got to be its unfettered and enthusiastic entrepreneurship — these new kids are serious about carving out their own niche, creating their own scene and cultivating their own culture. One of the upsides is that we have not only a fertile hip-hop community but a fertile hip-hop fashion community to keep us looking fresh (and keep us from sending our hard-earned scratch to the coasts.) It seems like every week we’ve got a new lookbook in our inbox, touting the latest in Music City threads. The Bakers Dozen — a partnership between local producer Ducko McFli and designer Josh Blevins — has got to be one of the best we’ve seen. The Bakers make their debut tonight at upstart streetwear boutique Love Is Earth with 13 slick, stylish shirts and two of our favorite local hip-hop acts, Openmic and Sam & Tre.
Also, Ducko tells me that he just scored almost a thousand new records, so you can expect a flurry of music from the P.U.S.H. Productions camp real soon
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