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By   |  13 May 2013 16:54 pm  |   Editorial
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We chime in on the news of Big Tymers V.2 — Birdman, Lil Wayne and Drake; no Mannie Fresh (!) — and pick our favorite slept-on releases of the week, from Alexander Spit, Young Roddy, GQ, Alpha Faktion and G. Huff.

 

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By   |  9 February 2013 10:00 am  |   Reviews
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There are artists, and there are creators. Alexander Spit is a creator. A Bay Area native, he’s been creating his own music since the tender age of eleven, crafting his own beats, rapping and producing, released a bevy of works almost entirely self-produced over the last fifteen years, right down to the artwork. This January 29th saw the most recent fruit of this labor, his debut commercial album, A Breathtaking Trip to That Otherside. Hit the jump to see what we have to say about Alexander’s debut.. Spotify album stream included.

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By   |  29 January 2013 18:09 pm  |   Audio
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San Francisco upstart Alexander Spit has had us hooked with all the early releases from A Breathtaking Trip to That Otherside, but now it’s finally time for him to debut his very first full-length.

 

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By   |  22 January 2013 13:00 pm  |   Audio
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Alexander Spit’s A Breathtaking Trip to That Otherside LP is sounding better with every release. The latest from the Bay Area rapper’s upcoming project is a dark, drum-driven number he calls “The Othersiders,” which he raps on almost lackadaisically, giving it an infectious melody to it all. Featuring E-40, Action Bronson and Mr. MFN eXquire, A Breathtaking Trip to That Otherside drops January 19 via Decon.
 
You can download “The Othersiders” for free by pre-ordering A Breathtaking Trip….

 

 

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By   |  31 December 2012 12:29 pm  |   Audio
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West Coast native Alexander Spit has built his buzz nicely in the closing months of 2012. With several stellar singles (including ” Coastal/Hyperion” and “Getaway Car” featuring The Alchemist–both of which will appear on his A Breathtaking Trip To That Otherside LP, releasing January 29) in circulation, the new kid on the block blesses us with an aptly-titled freestyle before 2013 officially arrives. Remember the name, folks. This is dope.

 

 

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Greg Grease – “Forward”

 

 

If you’ve managed to get this far during the week, you probably deserve a break. And what good timing to introduce Greg Grease‘s latest video for “Forward”, a stripped down, less-is-more banger that doesn’t need to be overdramatic to get it’s point across. Directed by Adam Dunn as a part of his #LABB (Lights and a Backdrop) series, the visuals are as minimalistic as it gets, allowing the Grease, his DJ and his turntable to play centre stage. Check it out and be sure to pick up Greg Grease’s Black King Cole EP if you don’t already own it.

 

  1. Blu & Nottz (feat. Rashad) – “End of the World”
  2. CJ Fly (feat. A La $oul & Phife Dawg) – “Seek Well”
  3. Boldy James (feat. Earl Sweatshirt, Da$h & Domo Genesis) – “Reform School” (prod. by The Alchemist)
  4. Danny Brown (feat. Scrufizzer) – “Dubstep”
  5. Black Milk – “Dismal”
  6. Alterbeats (feat. Guilty Simpson & The Rockness Monstah) – “Fruit Punch”
  7. Snow Tha Product (feat. CyHi The Prynce) – “Hold You Down”
  8. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Harold’s”
  9. Childish Gambino – “Yaphet Kotto”
  10. Stan Ipcus – “Wifey Material”
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