My good friend Tron has finally returned to the podcast game. By the sound of the new episode, he's relocated to a professional studio. This week's special guest is John Gotty of The Smoking Section. Check out the new show here.
I wrote the cover story for this week's issue of the Washington City Paper! It's exciting to finally see my byline in a print publication. For those that live in or around the nation's capital, you can catch it on newsstands all this week. Everyone else can check it out online here.
(Seasons Change EP: Summer Edition; 2013)
I'm fairly certain I'm the only rap blogger, domestic or abroad, still actively checking for Rod Strickland's biggest advocate. So I consider it my inalienable duty to keep the Lattisaw Tapes readership abreast all things Nature. As with every seasonal themed project he's released thus far, the summer edition only features one salvageable record buried under a heap of run-of-the-mill mixtape filler. Fortunately, he recruited Cormega for "Summer Breeze," which is head and shoulders above the rest of the EP. I'm not sure how well it translated to text, but when I interviewed 'Mega a few months back, he sounded particularly excited about a collaboration he and Nature have on his forthcoming album produced entirely by Large Professor, Mega Philosophy. This song was likely born out the same studio session.
(Pink Flame; 2013)
Pink Flame will probably be remembered—so far as one can even recall a Lil B project—for his record targeting Joey Bada$$ and the alluring cover art. But "Hood Stories" was the strongest song featured on the tape by a rural mile, and probably Brandon's last truly Based performance. I find myself coming back to this one fairly often. It's this year's version of "My Arms Are The Brooklyn Bridge."
Posted by: H.L. at 8/15/2013