Rime Force Most Illin’ is a cool name right? I agree. If you aren’t familiar, RFMI is composed of Luke Sick & Rob Rush. Luke Sick is one half for the Hip Hop Duo Grand Invincible with DJ Eons, Gurp City luminary, front man to the legendary Sacred Hoop. Rob Rush is part of San Francisco’s Rec-League crew and has been putting in plenty of work on the stage and behind the mic with his team for the past 10 years in the bay area and touring up and down the west coast. This new project is featuring production from the Rec-League and Gurp City camps with tuff rhymes from Luke Sick & Rob Rush.
On Dope is produced by Vrse Murphy (Sacred Hoop) and features cuts from San Francisco’s own DJ Quest. the track is from the album The Force Is Slammin’ due out later this year.
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At last! West Coast hip-hop stalwarts Zion I & The Grouch return with their sophomore collaborative effort, Heroes in the Healing of the Nation. The long-awaited follow-up to the group’s 2006 critically acclaimed Heroes in the City of Dope could not arrive at a more fitting hour. This time around Z&G raise the stakes to expand the playing field from City to Nation, inviting listeners everywhere to join them on their quest in channeling their highest selves. Amp Live provides the bulk of the banging backdrops as Zumbi and The Grouch consciously kill it with a well versed ease.
Zion I & The Grouch have been leaders marching to the beat of their own 808’s for some time now but the group suggests that we’re all cut from the same cloth. “Anyone changing other peoples lives for the better is a hero to me” explains The Grouch of the album’s title. “People are going through a difficult transition these days,” adds Zumbi. “We want this album to aid in that process.”
Heroes features an array of musical brethren, including Freeway, Fashawn, Casual, Mystic, Eric Rachmany, Jacob Hemphill of Soja, Eligh, Codany Holiday, and the R.O.D. Heroes in the Healing of the Nation is due out March 22, 2011.
One of the most exciting artists Big Dada (of Ninja Tune fame) has signed recently is the Liverpool bred Bang On. A born MC, Elliott Egerton’s delivery effortlessly moves between funny and furious, as he spins yarns and nails metaphors that make rap sound like a good idea again. Combined with raw, bass-hefty production that could make a bleeding edge dubstepper weep, he’s set to be a force to be reckoned with in the coming year.
His debut single, ‘Hands High’ is one of the most astonishing records we’ve ever released. You can now hear it, and, even better, see the spectacular video by Goetz Werner, who shot Dizzee Rascal’s ‘Graftin’ and ‘Off To Work.’ Click here, and brace yourself.
Off the 2008 album The 3rd World by Immortal Technique:
Inflicting wrath upon the politicians and oligarchs. It’s an old bill that needs paying…