My dude lowa letta is one trippy guy and most definitely reps Cokey Shores Miami and the Florida Keys to the fullest. His music is in the same vein as his frequent collaborators and fellow homies Metro Zu and Shuttle Life, and man do these boys know how to have fun. Being the outdoorsy nature boy that he is his raps are full of drugs, ho fucking, sail boats, and plenty of exploration, whether it be via hunting and bike riding down dirt trails.
On his newest adventure, Low-tide : Bone’s Street, he goes in on 9 totally engaging beats and proves he really lives this life. Each track is full of bass and really puts me into his zone and mindstate. He has production from the likes of Lofty305, himself, klvntvler, nospaceape, and RegulaB. My personal favorite track is “klvn tyler X lowa letta” produced by Raider Klan’s klvntvler, which is a hype track with heavy bass and is about having sexual relations with a babe on a boat, so dope. I suggest going out in nature with your headphones, put this tape on your ipod, take some shroomies, bring plenty of weed, and sit back and enjoy. Also make sure to download all his other tapes as well and don’t forget the two tapes that me and him collaborated on recently.
Well, not legalize, but possibly decriminalize. My homie Mickey Martin who is a pretty well-known and vociferous cannabis proponent in California just shared this on his facebook:
“ACTION ALERT – URGENT – New Yorkers: Whether or not marijuana decriminalization in public view will be passed before legislators go on vacation next week is being decided within the next few hours. Call the Governor now at (212) 681-4579 and say something simple like “I’d like to urge the governor to pass marijuana decriminalization in public view now before legislators leave for vacation.” It just takes a minute and could stop 50,000 racially biased arrests a year. We’ve been hearing that these calls have been helping. Takes less then 1 min. All they want is your zip code.”
This is your chance to actually do something, and even if you’re a severe fuckin stoner-pothead-idiot-do-nothing, you can still help. All you gotta do is place a call in order to be able to smoke weed in the streets without cops harassin? I can see it now, everybody will be flashin fashion designer clothes, and even lacing their cliques up with diamond Rolexes. The Lower East Side will be re-named the Lower East Cloud because of the permanent cloud of weed smoke that will fill the air. NY gonna be chill.
I have to admit I am a huge fan of Miami based art crew Metro Zu and their whole scene, and have been for a while now. You’ve got Mr. B the Poshtranaut, FREEBASE, Ruben Slikk, and Lofty305 that make up the Zu and they go all the way in with their art, always creating. They make beats, rap, sing, paint, draw, make videos, travel, and make clothes, and they are very inspiring to me. Truly living the DIY lifestyle.
On the music side of things these guys have an extensive, yet mysterious discography. It’s all over the internet but now is mainly based on their bandcamps, which does make it a little easier to keep up with. That is part of the fun though, collect them all like Pokemons or Basedgod tapes and just enjoying the gems you find.
Below are some of my selected favorites, but there’s more further down the rabbit hole on their collective Bandcamp.
My friend K.E.V.O.R.K.I.A.N. first put me onto Mummz and I’ve been impressed since the jump with his talent and cool voice. He vibed all over this Micron Diamond beat and came out with a truly original track with visuals to match. This video reminded me of how I use to feel watching rap videos when I was younger, before the “bling era” took over. The gritty and overall creepy feel is reminiscent of how Wu-tang, and a lot of other New York videos, made me feel before I truly understood what I was seeing. I think that is the reason I used to love watching those videos as a youngster, it was foreign to me and a little scary, and what kid didn’t like watching scary movies.
I’ve talked to Mummz numerous times and he is really a good dude but this video makes me deep down a little scared of him (I kid!) with all the voodoo imagery and darkness that’s going on. That’s not a bad thing though because it all seems to go perfect with his deep voice and wordplay and overall in the end it just plain works. Bump this in the dark.
Been smoking a lot of Jack Frost for the past couple of weeks. For $40 an eighth at the local club, Mr. Frost has never disappointed. The color ranges from bright green to golden yellow depending on how crystallized it is.
My favorite part about the tree is how easy it is to break down. It just crumbles into your fingers and perfectly into a blunt wrap. The amount of THC the smallest of nugs can hold leaves my fingertips sticky.
The high makes you feel consistently happy. I’m always extra giggly whenever I smoke this strain, which is always a great thing. It is great before doing any sort of task because of how focus and relaxed it makes your body. It enhances any emotion you are trying to feel, leaving you euphoric.
I could proudly say Jack Frost is one of my favorite strains. I highly recommend you hunt some down, break some down, smoke some down, and experience it for yourself. Shout out to JustOntask for putting this video together of our frosty adventures*~
To me this Ep just makes sense. Ethelwulf is one of the hottest names in the underground right now and Eric Dingus has been on fire lately with collaboration tapes with an array of dope rappers. On this one Eric stays in his lane with ethereal, spaced out bangers and Ethel dropping straight fire on every track. This Ep had to be inspired by anime, lsd, and tons of weed smoke because that is all I wanna do when I listen to this.
We were in Miami last weekend and this was basically the soundtrack for the trip. The whole tape is solid and is the perfect music to gaze out the window and just zone out. All I am going to say about the individual tracks is, wait til you listen to the hook on “Dengen” and on “Tamashi” when he says “I got to hit the sto’ fo’ another swisher HO” and tell me you don’t vibe to that, FOREAAAAL. Also check out Eric’s solo instrumental tapes you can find on his bandcamp and be on the lookout to see Ethelwulf everywhere in the blogosphere this year!. 2013 is definitely the year of BRK.
Nowadays I look forward to holidays mainly for all the dope music I know is going to be released. This Valentines Day was no acception with plenty new releases from a bunch of our favorite artists here at the bloglin, but Raider Klan’s Sky Lex put out one of my favorite releases of the day out called “Wet”. Wet is the perfect name for this project and is probably going to be the soundtrack to a lot of baby making and is definitely an appropriate EP to drop on the day of love. The dark production, freaky lyrics, killer bass, and overall trippiness is perfect for a chill session with your boo and will get the mood right for sure.
I dig it when an artist puts out a project without any features because it really lets you see the full creativeness of the person. On “Wet”, Sky is by himself on the vocals and did all the production as well and it makes for a real cohesive project in the end. Standout tracks for me was “Enough” and “Position” but overall I liked them all. Can’t wait to hear more from him in the future.
Be sure to also check out his last project “NC-17″, his dope videos on the Spaceghostpurrp Youtube page, and his production on various Raider Klan member’s projects. My favorite video he’s in is “WE$T $IDE DIRTY $OUTH KLA$H 1991″ with Ethelwulf and Eddy Baker and also his video for “Menace”, so make sure you check those out. Mark my words, Raider Klan is no one trick pony and they will be around for a while and to me are far more diverse than some people realize, I really admire the whole movement for that. Download here .
Don’t forget to download Chris Travi$’s (of RaiderKlan) “Side Effects EP” that came out the same day and has a similar vibe to it.
As you probably already know Party Trash is one of my favorite artists to work with and most definitely is not afraid to try different things and experiment with the music he makes. I mean holy shit he has made tons of tunes under all kinds of different names, monikers, and also collaborations such as Thoed Myndz (with nattymari), Ener y Dice , Clearing, Police Academy 6, BLOWN (with Fr<>ze), Lost Planet (Party Trash x Sortahuman) and many others he probably is keeping secret. This is his second beat collection he has put out and a lot of the instrumentals have appeared on tapes by the likes of Sortahuman, Yung Yadi, Rod Fuego, Th@ Kid, Spz Chaote and more.
The whole collection has a very cohesive feel to it and really shows you the groove he has been as of late. There is plenty of screwed up samples and chops, plus some really trippy and mind freeing compositions on here that make me wanna just ride in the whip and burn one looking around at my city. One of my favorite cuts on here is “do u luv me” with it’s slow grind and killer sample all chopped not slopped that is perfect for all the screw heads out there. Also “hard times” is really amazing with all the horns and drums cut up to perfection that makes me freestyle every time, this tape is great for a good ol’ freestyle session. You can really tell he knows his shit when it comes to music and is definitely a true talent with an ear for freshness. This tape will be out soon on cassette as well with Clandestine Records, so be on the lookout for that because it’s going to be a must have for any collector to put in their shrine.
So, cannabis has been legalized in two states, and all of the sudden the United States is a top contender for coolest places in the world again. You gotta remember, weed is a gateway drug, so that means once we get these gateways open things are gonna come out through them. We can obviously look forward to a greener society at large, but what else does it mean? Well in the immediate present you can fly between Colorado, and Washington with cannabis. Pretty cool. And then if you have a card in California or elsewhere you can fly to and from those states with cannabis.
Now, of course we are all vulnerable to federal authorities. Always will be, and there’s nothing that we can do about that. However, you have to keep in mind the very simple and human mechanics of how these laws are enforced. You should also consider the fact that the war on drugs currently suffers from diminished funding. There simply is not a federal agency that is populated and funded sufficiently to enforce the prohibition of cannabis without the help of state police forces. And, given that Colorado and Washington have now made it impossible for any of their state-employed law enforcement officers to detain those who possess cannabis (the specifics of the laws that go into place may still permit for certain criminal penalties to be enforced against certain aspects of cultivation, or distribution, but I cannot say right now for sure), these states are now chinks in the longstanding armor of the DEA. Unlike medical states, anyone can possess and use cannabis in these states. Can you say weed tourism?
From here we can expect to see the prohibition of cannabis deteriorate relatively rapidly given the long history that has led to this moment. The prohibition was instituted by Harry Anslinger based on falsified information, fear mongering, and racism. Cannabis’ schedule 1 drug classification states that it has a high potential for abuse, and has no medical value. Both of these statements are wholly untrue, however it’s schedule 1 status long forbade scientific (especially medical) testing, which meant that even though we knew it was safe, we couldn’t prove it. As well, the felonious trappings of the schedule 1 status also meant that it’s use was not accepted, or discussed openly. Thus the millions of users who partook of cannabis regularly, and suffered no harmful effects, could not form the basis for an immediate example that cannabis is safer than alcohol.
It is time my stoney friends, for this once great nation to become great again. It is time for us to recognize that we have fallen victim to a crooked marketing oligarchy that preferred to see us drown our sorrows in a sea of booze rather than burn them down in a pipe and be liberated. It’s time to recognize that this great nation’s drug of choice is not alcohol, but weed. There’s a lot of money to be freed up, there’s a lot of good people to be freed from prison, and there’s a fucking ton of weed to smoke. And grow. And breed. And…I was high when I wrote this.
Who wants to ruin their insides for cheap? I do, I do! Today’s Choice Is Yours is the battle of the piss poor beverages, AKA getting stupid drunk off of whatever change you have bouncing around your pocket. The first challenger is the finest malt beverage man has ever produced, the inimitable Four Loko. For a period of about a year, it seemed the whole country was going Loko 4 That Loko, so much so that some kids maybe died (or was that just an internet rumor?) and they took all the fun stuff out of it.
All 4 of the Lokos (Guarana, Taurine, Caffeine, and – the mysterious fourth Loko – “Flavors”) were gone, leaving you with a sugary beverage that’ll get you nice and drunk, but without the x factor of its predecessor. I miss those times. Eroding your teeth, getting in fights, waking up with impossibly splitting headaches and candy colored tongues. The good old days. You may ask why this battle isn’t against Sparks, or another energy beverage (have you tried the Bud Light Lime-A-Rita?), and the reason is that Four Loko is so obviously better than those. Case closed.
So today, the second contestant is Georgi, plastic-bottle vodka favorite of the cheap and the homeless, coming in a veritable rainbow of disgusting flavors (I recently sampled “Bubblegum” with an angry Rastafarian named Leaford) and costing next to nothing. It may not be at its peak, but Georgi is an OG choice, and at least allows you to say your drinking an identifiable booze instead of a chemical hodgepodge that may or may not possess sentience. So, if you had to choose, which nuclear beverage would you like to shepherd you just one step closer to the gates of hell?