We had the pleasure to inteview the extremely thoughtful, lyrically gifted Homeboy Sandman. We talked with him about his third album The Good Sun . This album has been on heavy rotation in our lab. Find out why he was #1 on CMJ’s National Music Charts, part of Hip Hop DX’s Top 25, #2 on Real Late’s Top 30 on Hot 97.1 and #1 on Billy Jam’s Top 50. He has also appeared in XXL, The Source, Fader, The LA Times, and on MTV as a Made coach.
If you haven’t heard his music, you must. Check out “The Essence” below and then play the interview.
Find out what he thinks about the art of emceeing and why he feels that good hip hop should be revered like classical music or the work of Stevie Wonder. Play the interview! You know you want to! Do it!
Check out more Homeboy Sandman here: http://newpro.homeboysandman.com/
OOH, the very charasmatic emcee, is all about creating a better city and a better world. He makes music and seeks fame not for his own benefit but to further important non-profit work like the Youth Advocate Program, an organization that works with and mentors young people caught up in the juvenile justice system. OOH is the director of this organization’s Baltimore branch. OOH is a complex man with heart, swagger, and unexpected lyrics. If you haven’t you must check out The Big 7, and the The King of Pops, both debuted this summer.
Check out a live version of “Baltimore City Slicka” from The Big 7 below:
Find out the story behind the Baltimore classic, “Fishbowl”. Play the interview:
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One Love and Shameeka Dream
Finally, we are here- Interview #2 with Femi the Drifish. Listen to the Nigerian half of 5thL as he discusses The Clown with No Circus, his solo debut. From his career as a spoken-word artist to his evolution to a live performer, complete with band, the conversation gives more than a peek into Femi Lawal, and some of his influences. We are sure that you will know him better, more intimately, after this listen…..
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FEMI FINAL by goodmusicgoodpeople
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ONE LOVE and SHAMEEKA DREAM
Have you got The Clown With No Circus? This album is ridiculously hot! It has everything. Sick humor. Wit. Sadness. Love. Sex. Rock. Hip Hop. Angst. Anger. Crazy funny skits. Doom would approve! Check it out! What are you waiting for? Go buy it today!
And play the single.
Go to the Reverbnation page. http://www.reverbnation.com/thedrifish
You know you want to!