Welcome to the 3rd edition of Seb’s Top 5 Hip Hop Picks where I pick my top 5 favorite Hip Hop related items for that month. This can include artists, videos, songs, events, books, shows or anything else that represents the best in Hip Hop culture. Keep in mind that my picks are strictly a matter of opinion. In no particular order, this list is just my way of celebrating what’s right with Hip Hop. Readers are free to agree or disagree. Don’t hesitate to share your feedback. Enjoy! Peace.
1. Rapsody – “Beauty and the Beast”
2. Diamond D – “The Diam Piece”
Legendary MC/producer Diamond D drops his long-awaited album “The Diam Piece”, featuring Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli, Masta Ace, Grand Daddy IU (yes, you heard that right!) and a host of other guests who deliver the goods over sample-heavy boom bap.
3. Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD – “Gunshowers” featuring Elzhi
Ghostface Killah has joined forces with Canadian band BADBADNOTGOOD and released the guitar-laced “Gunshowers” featuring Elzhi. The word is that Ghost and the band are working on a full-length project slated for early 2015. This joint is a hell of a way to build anticipation!
4. Jay Electronica – “Into the Light”
The trailer for “Into the Light, a forthcoming film featuring Jay Electronica, shows the many adventures of the world’s most mysterious MC as he travels the world, hanging out with monks and living amongst the people. The cinematography looks amazing and I’m looking forward to checking out the full-length film.
5. Dynamic Equilibrium – “Dear Father”
This NY duo recently completed the video for “Dear Father”, a single off the album “Post Crack Era” released earlier this year. Sometimes,we just need to be reminded that you don’t have to be a household name to make quality Hip Hop!
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