world hood

Not really a lot of commentary about this besides the fact that I just listened to it like 19 times in a row.  This is, how you say, my shit.  Sweet and low rnb en espanol by World Hood out of Sacramento with Peligrosa crew’s own Sonora coming in hard body on the remix. Big tune, and it’s downloadable via the soundcloud page, so get to it.

World Hood/Estrella Sanchez – Indigenous 808 (sonora remix) by SONORA

Here’s the video for the original, which is also very nice:

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NEXT THURSDAY MARCH 31ST

Que Bajo?! returns to NYC after touring Miami, Medellin, Barranquilla, Bogota, Cali, and SXSW… come hear exclusive new remixes from myself, Uproot Andy, DJ Orion, Toy Selectah, Isa GT and more and check out our guest DJ’s Venus X of the Ghe20 Gothik Party who just rocked the shit out of the fader fort at SXSW and Panchitron from the Peligrosa All Stars crew down in Texas. Pancho’s mixtape stayed in heavy rotation last month for Que Bajo?! fans
Thursday March 31
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleeker St
11pm -$10

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FDG_Xm39mY[/youtube]

Ten years ago today, a man who redefined the grind passed away. You can read more about him and his influence in Jace’s article for Frieze magazine (mentioned here last week), as well as in a couple of other pieces that are mentioned in the comments section. I’m just gonna add the following love song for the occasion.

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Eightball & MJG – Reason for Rhyme (screwed by DJ Screw)

Our man Panchitron follows up his Who Killed Cumbia EP with a dubby space age guarachero tune.

Mete le con pepa.

El Tembleque (SM Remix)

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Here are some photos from Tormenta Tropical at SXSW. I don’t have time to write a long post but suffice to say I was honored to play with all these great people and have such a great party. You are all legendary and I love you. Photos by El Subcomandante Quito, full album here.

ORION REPPING, JONES SMILING

MALUCA AND HER COOKIES GOING IN

POSE

OK WE’RE MOVING

MS MALU MCING WITH ME

NGUZUNGUZU INCITE MAD SKANKING

RAVERS

ME MAKING A MAD FACE TO NGUZUNGUZU, JUBILEE STANDING BY

MRS ORION

PARTY PPL

ME MAKING A MAD FACE FOR TOY SELECTAH

VAMANOS PUTOS! (LVIS1990 STANDING BY)

ANDY IS ENJOYING HIMSELF

JONES HOLDING IT DOWN (WITH HAIR!)


SHOW OFF

MR WAYNE IN THE PLACE

JUAKALI DEYA

STARK RAVING MADD

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Erykah Badu – Love

Alright, Spring is here & Miss Badu has blessed us with yet another extremely good album.  I’ve returned to it already a few times this week — New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh). At first, I was unsatisfied (I had that same feeling when I heard Worldwide Underground, as if the project was unfinished/not completely realized) but for New Amerykah Part Two, with each listen, something magnificent is revealed –subtle, satiric undertones buried in samples, live instrumentation, and that voice – raw emotional honesty (+ sometimes turbulence.) I’ve said it before, if you think Erykah Badu’s music is only serious/militant/political/etc. — which it obviously is — you’re missing the point.  She’s more playful, more humorous than she’s often credited for, and this album has some of the most amusing moments in R&B you’ll hear this year.

zro_cocaine

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Z-Ro feat. DJ Screw – Fondren & Main

Epic, slow and heavy banger from a massive, sprawling mixtape prepared by the late master and pioneer DJ Screw.

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Z-Ro – 25 Lighters

an epic screwed freestyle joint from another overlooked Southside rapper, Z-Ro. This is from Crack, an album which finds the much loved and respected Southern rapper in usual low spirits exploring themes such as isolation (there’s something about Z-Ro’s loner persona, being from the lone star state, lone star state of mind?), crime, fake friends, and selfish women with a few bright, joyful moments—but it seems overall, still uncompromisingly gloomy like much of his previous works.