Kegger at Chris' place ...
Hey. This isn't Chris. This is Kevin (gratuitous link to my site). I'm flattered that Chris has entrusted the Gorilla vs. Bear empire to me while he's off gallivanting around at SXSW. (If you're in Dallas, you're going to his showcase tonight, right?)
Anyway, this feels like when parents go out of town and leave the keys to the fancy car in the garage. So here's the deal: We're gonna have a kegger while Chris is gone (bring your plastic Silo cups for admission) and we'll take this Benz of a blog out for a spin.
Chris has asked that I drop some hip-hop around here and I'm happy to oblige. I'm sure I'll have other goodies as well, though I can't promise Chris' insane pace of three or four posts a day.
But I do have some good stuff lined up and, for me, there's no better way to start this guest spot (and a weekend) than with some Hieroglyphics. Really, this Bay area collective (Del, Souls of Mischief, Casual, Pep Love and newest addition O.C.) has been one of my favorites for years.
Back in the day I used to spend oodles of time at the Hiero message boards, trading tapes of freestyles and B-sides. I have stacks and stacks of dubbed cassettes lying around. Two of my favorite tracks never to make a major release are Casual's Who Do Dat? and Souls of Mischief's Cabfare. I think you'll find the samples quite familiar, especially on the Casual track. From what I understand, Souls never could gain clearance on the Taxi theme song sample to properly release Cabfare. It's still a hot track.
Souls of Mischief Cabfare mp3
Casual Who Do Dat? mp3