Category: New Haven

ILL – “The Mist” Video is KILLER!

28Mar

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Goddamn did this video come out crazy.

ILL disappeared for a while, but came back stronger than ever. He looks like he’s ready to tear someone’s throat out the entire video, and really makes a case for being one of the most energetic performers I’ve ever seen. He’s gotten older, but never old, and certainly sharper over time. Full Aim also produced a ridiculous banger here. It’s a hard and heavy beat, but doesn’t come up short in terms of supplying an atmosphere that brings to mind a lot of late 80’s horror film soundtracks.

Of course, we can’t forget that Shane McLellan killed the game with his ability to edit together great footage, and really match the work of any artist he touches. Gotta love the fun cameo by fellow New-Havenite Mister, too.

All-in-all, A+. Good job, fellas.

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Ceschi : Elm City Ballad / produced by Factor Chandelier / Official Video

29Jan

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Amazing Video by Ceschi – hopefully I can catch up to this guy and get an interview out him about this new project he is dropping.

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The Coalition – Ghetto People

11Oct

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I’ve been waayyyy behind on my blog steez lately. Mostly because I’ve got another mouth to feed. I’m sorry that I’ve been sleeping on this so much as of late… I just opened up the gmail I set up for this site for the first time in over a month and fuck, 250 local rappers want some coverage. (Not kidding.)

Since I’m so damn limited with time, I thought I’d take a minute to show you guys an act that stands out among all that; The Coalition. They’re a new rap group from the New Haven area. They’re raw, and I like what they’re doing. Take listen and visit their website here: http://wethecoalition.com/

I was recently sent a documentary on them, I’ll be doing a recap about it in the near future.

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A Little Something For Everyone

1Oct

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Two new songs..I was gonna just post the second, but then this happened:

If anyone forgot how dope any of these cats were, this is the time to remember. For real, I’ve heard Madecipha’s new album and it’s off the chain. You guys are gonna hear a lot of great collaborations come out of a lot of great CT artists.

The original point, however, was this:

This dude put together a very seriously soulful joint here, and it really speaks for itself on the rest. He posted the lyrics, which I think is a good move. That’s not to say that I had a problem understanding them, either, but it was nice to follow along and really take in what he was saying. This is a very real, personal story, but, at the same time, I think a lot of people will be able to relate to it.

Check it. Don’t sleep on any of these cats.

PEACE.

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New Contributor: Sam Allen

18Sep

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What’s Up CT Hip Hop! This is your man Sam “Peace” Allen from New Haven. I plan on delivering the real, uncut, raw talent from CT. I have a lot of artists lined up to tell you their story and let you give them a chance to hear their music. I’m open to interviewing every CT artist that will open up to me, but I mostly will be covering New Haven artist because that’s who I know and because of the so many untapped and unheard artists that we have to spare. Looking forward to informing you CT and hearing your thoughts.

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Madecipha, Anthropophagus & Jus Allah of Jedi Mind Tricks

16Jul

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I feel like this should’ve been posted when it came out, but I do not believe it was. If it was, it’s a throwback. If it wasn’t, it’s new to y’all. This is CT gold…raw lyrics, a very classy beat, and a feature from Jus Allah of Jedi Mind Tricks.

Madecipha is working on putting together more events for downtown New Haven’s hip-hop scene, and CT at large. Pay attention to this dude, he throws some of the best shows in the area.

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NEW From 5:AM and Donnie Menace

7Jul

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Two of CT’s rawest MCs, who bring bars that will have your mother crying and in heat all at the same time. It’s magic. And if you don’t like it— SHUT THE FUCK UP BITCH!

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5:AM is So Inappropriate

1Jul

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Not many people will argue the fact that 5:AM has the lyrical flow of a corrupt angel, no matter what this man is spitting about. Here’s one of his newer, self filmed videos reminding us all that yes, 5 has bars. Always has. Always will. That is all.

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How New Haven gets down…

30Aug

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Upstate New York rappers seem to underestimate how grimy CT can get… it’s funny because I’ve spent mad time in Albany/Rochester/Troy… and while they have their grime, it doesn’t beat New Haven. It really is one of the most dangerous cities in the world. This isn’t tolerated at any CTBL events but given the traffic, I’m sure someone coming through here knows who this is. CT NEVER DROPS THE JUICE!

 

 

***Update – It’s currently ranked as the 4th most dangerous city in the US.

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