It's Friday the 13th, let's get freaky! Actually, before we get freaky — which you know will happen sooner or later ... this is Party & Bullshit, after all — let's get serious. While there good be a multiplicity of opinions among the P&B readers about the Trayvon Martin case — and I want to at least pretend to acknowledge other opinions on the situation — I'm gonna guess that most of you feel like it's some epic bullshit. 'Cuz it is. Fuck any other opinions, actually — a grown-ass man shot an unarmed kid and didn't get arrested for weeks. That's fucked up. On the upside, the dude is in jail now. The other upside — and trust me, it doesn't make any of this any better, really — is that the tragedy has inspired Gummy Soul's Amerigo Gazaway to cut the Sharon Van Etten-sampling "Rosebud." And "Rosebud" is an absolute beauty. The pairing of the indie-folk songstress' haunting vocals from "For You" with Gazaway's stark, straightforward storytelling makes for a shiver-worthy listen. It's another winner from the Gummy Soul camp, and you need to give it a listen.
OK, bummer time is over. Let's get this party and bullshit train rollin' after the jump!
* New Young Buck! "No Place for Me" was one of my favorite tracks off the Live Loyal Die Rich mixtape, and the visuals — basically a tour of Nashville by motorcycle — fit the mood and timbre of the song perfectly. Whatever issues Buck has had of late — government and otherwise — don't seem to be slowing him down one bit. Which is awesome, because he's been on a creative tear lately and it's made for some great records. Hat tip to The Smoking Section for hipping me to this one.
* God, I love the weeks when everybody releases videos. This new one from Belmont MC Brit was shot at Red Rocks out in Colorado — maybe, I could be wrong — and it's an appropriate setting for the otherworldly future-tech stylings of "To the Moon." Brit's flow is on fire, and the track is sweeping in scope — a definite winner here in Party & Bullshit Land.
* And Sofa Brown drops a new one! The hits just don't stop! "The Empire Strikes Back" is from Brown's excellent The Days That Don't Exist project, which you can grab for free over on Mediafire. And when I say "can grab," I mean "need to grab right this fucking minute, 'cause it's damn, damn good."
* And since we're talking about The P.U.S.H. Productions crew, I might as well tell you that Ducko McFli just dropped the instrumentals from his Molotov project with Openmic. You may recall that Molotov was one of P&B's Top 10 mixtapes of 2011, and even vocal-less, it's made of pure, unmitigated fire. If you like your beats deep, funky and fresh, this is your jam. Break on a Cloud has a whole host of download options if you're not feeling the DatPiff.
* And why not close out on some fresh-from-the-fire hotness? From what I read, this new Truthy Clipsy was cut last night. I ain't complaining, that's for damn sure. The beat by Johnny Mo and the Crazy 88s has a really cool John Carpenter vibe — kinda creepy, kinda menacing — and Clipsy drops a laid-back flow that fits perfectly. A great way to kick off the weekend.
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