Fresh off of winning 2 Moonmen at the VMA's this week, Seattle Hip-Hop dream team Macklemore and Ryan Louis are sitting on cloud 10. Their single "Can't Hold Us feat. Ray Dalton" has swept the nation and quickly dominated the Billboard Charts. The web is buzzing and now one of my favorite production teams has released their take on the monster single. Check out Big Gigantic's rendition of "Can't Hold Us" via SoundCloud below. Which version do you like better? Let us know in the comments.
You may not have heard of Shintendo64 or Kyd Wah-Lee, but if you claim to be a Chicago hip hop fan then you better read up. These fire spitters are doing what most of you basement MC's have only dreamed of, they are starting a movement. The Otokore movement has become far more than just a vessel for music and thats why The Terra Godz have ended up on the Lowkey radar. Otokore stands for all art and culture, and it represents the multi-faceted creative individuals that propel the movement. For these guys hip hop is not a game, it's not a hobby or pastime or a way to impress girls. For these guys, hip hop is life. They eat beats and bleed rhymes. They sleep in stanzas and bleed lines. I've had the pleasure of watching this crew grow almost from day one and what a journey it has been. The Terra Godz are just coming off their previous release "Terrabytes" which is a compilation mixtape of all the best work coming out of The Terra 5 Collective. Their latest release is a boom bap-ish banger entitled " Jackal Acts" and features Shintendo64 and Kyd Wah-Lee flowing their best over a beat produced by The Witch Doctor. Stream & download the new joint below.
There has never been a better time for Hip Hop in the great windy city. Future generations will look back on our generations MC's like the royalty of the hip hop 90's. One of those MC's will no doubt be my blunt donning, truth spitting homie Cody Decamy. Cody has a laid back swagger about him that lets his ganja insfused multi-syllable rhyme schemes spill out like silk. Thanks to Goill.net, you can peep Cody and his crew at the Sub-T Lounge at the end of the month. Follow the link below for a complete list of artists and to stay updated on the event.