KEMETSTRY A.K.A. SPIDA LEE – Spirit Vs Ego Freestyle

ARTICLE BY MICHAEL GRANT, C.E.O. of RePPiN4U & International rep for Wu Worldwide DJ Coalition

KemetstrySometimes, classics should be left alone. They are classic for a reason. Not only is it an unwritten rule in film, but the same applies in Hip Hop, unless you are a special kind of talent who can pull it off. Such is the case for Huddersfield MC – Spida Lee, who has taken on a new alias – Kemetstry, and along with it – a new clothing line.

Thankfully this man has a knack of dropping powerful freestyles over classic tracks, and this time it’s the turn of Dr. Dre’s 2001 cut – Ackrite featuring Hittman. King Of Da Hillz TV (KODHTV) invited him on to show us the struggle and comparison between ‘Spirit Vs Ego’, combining conscious mindset with Jamaican humour. Check the video below after the jump…

Firing off the starting blocks with “Spirit Vs My Ego/tryna be Professor X with thoughts of Magneto/you clown fish rappers gonna find you like Nemo/Gangsta like Premo/Like George Bush taking Twin Towers to Ground Zero..” Kemestry goes in, and warns the ignorant ‘never mention banana boat again!’

In an era where people are more aware of logos, symbols, and their meanings, whereas others think they are ‘woke’, Kemetstry breaks down the meaning of his logo in the video below.

 

“REAL KINGS DON’T DIE, CAUSE YOUR SPIRIT LIVES ON…”

If you like what you hear, you can download the freestyle for free on soundcloud. You can also check out the rest of his catalogue on bandcamp, and you can also purchase the Kemetstry gear at his official website.

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Hell Razah @realhellrazah presents #GGO Family Tree (updated 3/13/17) 

Ghetto Government Officials have welcomed RePPiN4U in their great movement! The elevation continues!

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President: Chron “Hell Razah” Smith
Vice President: Scripture

Hell Razah Music, Inc. Artist Roster: (GGO Ghetto Govt Officialz)
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Rico Deniro @iamricodeniro
Ace Jimenez @chosenkingz

Hell Razah Music, Inc. In-House Production:
Dr. G (UK) @drgproductionz drgbeats.com (Executive Officer)
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RECORD LABEL HOSTS LAUNCH NIGHT AT WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

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On Tuesday, 16th February there was a special night at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery as much-admired Wolverhampton born singer/songwriter/producer Cariss Auburn and her band performed some songs in celebration of her newly released debut EP, Unphased.

The Launch Night was hosted by independent West Midlands record label, West Park Records and was well attended by the public, local musicians and music press. The hour-long evening featured a documentary about how the EP was put together, a premiere of debut music video “Summer” and some live performances from Cariss and her band.

With special guests such as the Wolverhampton Mayor Ian Brookfield and his wife, the night was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Derrick Ritchie, founder/director of West Park Records said, “It was a bit stressful getting ready for tonight but it was all worth it. Thank you to everyone who braved the cold at attended. It was an action packed night with…

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MAYOR OF WOLVERHAMPTON VISITS BEATSABAR OPEN DAY

Learn more about the location where the RePPiN4U Hip Hop Shows are made!

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On Saturday 30th January, volunteers and staff at the Beatsabar Music Project in Wolverhampton had a surprise visit from the Mayor of Wolverhampton during an open day.

The Mayor of Wolverhampton, Cllr Ian Brookfield, popped in for a cup of tea and a chat at the rehearsal and recording studio based on the Newhampton Arts Centre in Whitmore Reans.  He spent quite a considerable time stopping to talk to as many visitors and volunteers as possible. He even had time to go on some of the instruments and was very impressed by the variety of community work the studio was involved in.

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In the 1st rehearsal room, there were percussion instruments, guitars and a drum kit laid out for the children and their families to play…

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V. NOVA – If I Ever Knew Ft. M.O.P.

ANTE UP! YAP THAT FOOL! ANTE UP! KIDNAP THAT FOOL!

What M.O.P. didn’t tell you was ‘Don’t try this in Brooklyn, or see what happens to you!’

V.NovaThat’s the case with the new Philly Spielberg directed video from V.Nova, which tells the story of his peoples getting robbed, Nova and M.O.P. find the people who did this and their consequences are not very pleasant. Who says Neighbourhood Watch doesn’t work?

Nova realised his vision by releasing the Hidden In Plain Sight in a trilogy of mixtapes, now he turns his attention to releasing a new studio album since 2007 with R.A.P.: Radio Advanced Poetry. ‘If I Ever Knew’ is taken from the new album ‘Koch Era’ coming soon, which features guests such as Shabaam Sahdeeq and Dark Lo.

The one half of rap duo – BOE & Villa describes the Crack Factory produced single as “another legendary stamp on my feature passport.”

Peep the video below…

While M.O.P.s Lil Fame calls himself rap’s Peter Tosh, and like the reggae legend, Nova is sick and tired about all this ‘skinny jean and Autotune era, hide behind your crew era before you fight, you shoot era’.

Nova has worked with a who’s who of artists in the industry, such as Funkmaster Flex, Papoose, Erick Sermon, Denaun Porter of D12 and most notably Rakim. Look out for more hits from this man on future RePPiN4U Hip Hop Shows on the BDSIR NETWORK.

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APOLLO BROWN – GRANDEUR

MELLO MUSIC GROUP

Release Date: September 25, 2015

UK Release: October 9, 2015

DEFINITION: splendour and impressiveness, especially of appearance or style. “the majestic grandeur and simplicity of Roman architecture”

Apollo Brown isn’t the type to boast about his work. He just sat there, but the needle on the record (as he does), and crafts the beats, chops the samples and creates bodies (plural, not singular) of work.

_apollo_brown_grandeurOver the last 5 years, heads have heard this man create projects with artists such as OC, Roc Marciano, Ghostface Killah, Ugly Heroes and most recently Ras Kass. Three of the aforementioned artists have had their projects reviewed here on RePPiN4U. Apollo Brown has become one of the most sought after producers. Now Apollo Brown wants to work with Apollo Brown. He has assembled some of the most respected and prolific artists around and compiled it into one project. The formula cannot possibly go wrong. It’s like concocting a bad apple but in reverse, it’s objective is to kill the wackness in the game today. Call it weed killer, the type that kills weeds in the garden… not marijuana! Calm down readers!

It’s time to once again put that needle on a record. Prepare to zone out in the coliseum, and listen to the Grandeur.

Finally it’s Apollo’s time. Standing Ovation for that man who has delivered consistently great music. The inlay reads ‘Neva Eva’ Feat. Barrel Brothers. Skyzoo & Torae are officially a duo. This is great for Hip Hop. There hasn’t been an exciting duo to come out in recent memory. Great kickstarter to the album, and that’s without begging for people to put in…(see what I did there?)

Oddisee hopes you found what you was looking for… if you have already purchased this album,you have definitely found it. Those who haven’t, have Oddisee saying this: “I see these people hunting for something with no direction/No discretion, no lessons, no motive, no loaded weapon/Where ever they could get ain’t worth catching, guess what they left with/A whole lot of questions…”

DROP THE BOMB ON EM!!!

MOP_fenceThat’s exactly what M.O.P. just did, they Detonated that thing! It’s the first single from the album. Only 3 tracks in (Not including the short intro) and this has shown Apollo Brown as a candidate for at least Producer of the Year (if RePPiN4U had awards…) Apollo’s Brass Tacks has awoken Chino XL from his coffin mentally and musically. It’s great hearing him tell the sheeple that Worldstar does not provide the answers for their life solution. Worldstar is degrading entertainment, but we are all guilty of having a chuckle to what we see on it. The next track, ‘There’s Always Radio’ could well be Evidence’s way of sarcasm. You may not hear this on radio but you may do on RePPiN4U Radio Show! (Cheap Plug but it’s not because I help contribute to it!!!) Apollo begins teasing his listeners with beats he got stashed away which may or may not find itself on future projects should the right artist decide to work with it…

You heard Pharoahe Monch and Jill Scott’s epic end to their album W.A.R. But now hear Rasheed Chappell tell you how he’s ‘Still Standin’ by himself. Let’s hope this translates into listeners to what they might be going through in their lives, this is great positive music.

The next track is aimed at the ignorant and arrogant, and on the internet that is multiplied x3. They’re everywhere! Sags & Ty Farria learned the Hard Way because they were like that, so they wanna heed warning to those like that… sometimes it’s no use arguing with those fools… just leave them be and watch what happens.

Nine tracks into this album and the listeners ears feel like they are saying THANK YOU! Even James Avery a.k.a. Uncle Phil (pictured below) is loving the Grandeur that is Apollo Brown…

Uncle PhilIn Getting By, Rapper Big Pooh and the lady call Dynasty let their frustrations spill on what we call Tell-Lie-Vision over a flipped beat 9th Wonder once used for Skyzoo’s Stop Fooling Yourself…Hip Hop Sample trainspotters will continue their work into the next track featuring no holds barred MC – Ras Kass in Enemies With Benefits… since Mr West’s production has failed us as of late, Apollo flips the Overnight Celebrity instrumental… I suppose Apollo sees Kanye’s early production as just that – An Enemy With Benefits…

Army Of The Pharoahs fans will be overjoyed as Vinnie Paz and Blacastan bless the soul drenching beat and tell Apollo he should walk with them… the beat teasing continues at the end in a ‘name that artist who could flow to this’ game…

The next track is so refreshing as generally most hip hop glorifies smoking weed and the like, this is the opposite. ‘Not That Guy’ featuring Your Old Droog will make the listener forget all those Nas sounding comparisons as a negative. Speaking of Nas, funnily enough Apollo flips the beat from the Hi-Tek produced ‘Letter To The King’ by The Game which featured the Illmatic poet.

Those soothing sounds flow right into making a lot a ‘Money’ Featuring Masta Ace & Wordsworth’s ferocious bars over Apollo’s striking piano chords has to be a sure fire favourite among heads…truer words are never been spoken, you can never have enough money, and people will kill for it…

Who’s That? It’s Maffew Ragazino and Freddie Gibbs. Hip Hop’s favourite Detroit producer hasn’t finished with those piano chords…he’s already ‘In The Moment’ from the first track, he was In the Moment from he made the project ‘Trophies’ with OC, with a track that sounded like it didn’t make the album back then. Even OC says it’s a continuation…recognize that? Yes Apollo applied the beat from Nas’ Live Now from Street’s Disciple. So that settles your curiosity of where you thought you heard the beat before.eternia

If Apollo Brown existed in the 90s and made a beat for the Clan, it would sound like this. Westside Gunn & Planet Asia are the lucky ones to flow over this. Apollo then does a part 3 to his ‘Name that MC to match the beat game’, before re-introducing the world to Canadian MC Eternia (pictured right). She tells her story of insecurities of her significant other in ‘Eachother’.

Before the album closes out, Apollo finds his most demented beat he could craft because Reks and Sean P are about to bless the album. 2015’s biggest Hip Hop tragedy reminds us why Sean Carter is good but he is the best on ‘Yesman Sh!t’: “I’m a work in progress/Work hard so God know my words are honest/Do a verse worthless/Sell it to a clown, universal soul circus/You are now rocking with the best/Everybody wack bop, stop rocking with the rest/ – P!”

It is only right that Apollo closes the album with the Ugly Heroes seeing the ‘Checkered Flag’. Assisted by the sample ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me’, Red Pill tells of his battle of not just himself but everybody fighting and winning against their demons at some point of their lives.

You can now lift the needle off the vinyl, or put it back on from the beginning. More likely you can do the latter, because Apollo Brown has done it again people. He may not win any BET awards and by the sounds of things, you the people are boycotting it because of lack of coverage from the Million Man March, but to real heads, this album should be at least nominated for Album of The Year. Apollo has managed to craft together 19 tracks hard to skip, and there is no outright standout track because all tracks live off each other. This will be in your CD changer or your iPhone for quite some time.  To describe this album as Grandeur, is RIGHT. One more thing: “Don’t ever come around me trying to get high, I’m NOT THAT GUY… I DON’T DO DRUGS!”

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RePPiN4U: MAKE NOISE!

Rock and Hip Hop are distant relatives, they both have a rebellious attitude, but with messages in their music. It is only right that RePPiN4U and BDSIR NETWORK pay homage to the two genres and drop a crossover special! First hour, new hip hop, second hour, Crossover special. MAKE NOISE!!!! COME ON!

PLAYLIST:


1. RePPin4U Intro – Mixed by Miss C Brown

2. AGALLAH – T.R.O.P (They Reminisce Over Price)

3. RAMPAGE – I Run D MCs (Dj Dinero Remix)

4. APOLLO BROWN F/ WESTSIDE GUNN & PLANET ASIA – Triple Beams

5. JOE BUDDEN – Broke

6. REDMAN – Dopeman

7. JIGMASTAS – Thief’s Theme

8. RAPPER BIG POOH & NOTTZ F/ NOVEJ – Memory

9. JAY ROCK F/ BUSTA RHYMES – Fly On The Wall

10. SHADFATHER – Wrestling With Words

11. JEUCE THE SLAYER F/ RAH / FDOT1 – Bitter Sweet (Bajanz)

12. ADD-2 – Set It Off

13. VERBAL KENT F/ SKYZOO – Wilkes Booth

14. MARVELOUS MAG F/ HOPE THE GREAT – Hip Hop

15. SCARFACE / PAPA REU – Rooted

16. SEAN PRICE – Forever P

17. INTERLUDE

18. METHOD MAN F/ HANZ ON / CARLTON FISK – Soundcheck

19. P.DIDDY F/ M.O.P. BUSTA RHYMES – Bad Boy 4 Life (Remix)

20. PUBLIC ENEMY F/ ANTHRAX – Bring The Noise

21. RZA F/ DOG EAT DOG – Step Right In

22. ICE CUBE F/ KORN – F**k Dying

23. CYPRESS HILL – Rock Superstar

24. SEAN PRICE – How The Gods Chill

25. LIMP BISKIT F/ METHOD MAN / REDMAN / DMX – Rollin’ (Urban Assault Vehicle)

26. BODY COUNT F/ ICE-T – Cop Killer

27. PHAROAHE MONCH – Got You

28. BUSTA RHYMES F/ LENNY KRAVITZ – Make Noise

29. XZIBIT F/ SEVENDUST – What You See Is What You Get

30. OUTRO – The Burial Song

GHOSTFACE KILLAH: TWELVE REASONS TO DIE II

“Let me tell these n!&&@$ something god, I don’t want n!&&@$ sounding like me… on NO ALBUM, you know what I’m saying? Because I’ll approach the n!&&@…” Ghostface Killah, ‘Shark N!&&@$ (Biters)’, 1995

a2303507422_10We are fast approaching the 20th Anniversary of perhaps Wu-Tang’s most critically acclaimed album. That skit where the quote came from, had artists on notice. Somewhere between then and now the no biting rule in Hip Hop has broken. Not only was it broken, it was destroyed. Abused. Mutilated. Victimized. Emasculated. Artists came out sounding like Biggie (Shyne), Nas (Your Old Droog) and Ghostface Killah (Action Bronson). It may seem like a co-incidence, but when Twelve Reasons To Die Part 2 Hit stores, Bronson appeared on ESPN and threw shots at Ghostface. The Supreme Clientele Champion took to YouTube, threw the killing plate at Bronson and put him on blast. Don’t call it a beef, call it an inevitable rivalry.

The album’s executive producer – The RZA described Ghost as ‘The Powerful One’ in the Wu-Tang Manual. He’s back people!!! The Return of the Savage!!! And the album thriller begins! As you look at the track listing, there is a striking difference – the Wu clansmen who were predominately featured in the first instalment are all exchanged for Chef Raekwon (who plays Lester Kane) who appears on 5 of the 13 tracks. RZA returns as the album’s narrator. Seems like a new hobby that the Abbott has adopted since he really immersed himself into movies.

The ongoing battle to be the King Of New York is different to the one described in this sequel. This is about Kane Vs Luther Luca, the head of the remaining members of the DeLuca clan. Soon time for Tony to Rise Up once again… featuring Scarub, there’s a difference between biting one’s style and actually paying homage to a classic hot line: “The Luger’s rain, man, ain’t nothing but purp b!tch/That’s the cane clan, they ain’t nothing to f**k with/My tools say blam, change man to chump bits/Fools gonna lay in the Hudson or some ditch…”

Something interesting occurs in the ‘Daily News’… Clan rivalry killings hit the headlines, but the track is cut short… Ghost’s last bar tells Shawn Wigs of Theodore Unit to tell the priest how it went down… but alas, no Wigs to be seen…an unfinished track due to time restraints? Was Wigs’ verse not good enough?

Maybe Wigs couldn’t ‘Get The Money’, but Def Jam’s Vince Staples was able to!  Staples plays the role as one of Lester Kane’s men in the war against the DeLucas over an intense Adrian Younge beat.

RZA continues telling the story, as Lester closes in on Luca, and discovers a few things…there she is, Logan – the woman who caused all this mess, and a child…who happens to be Starks secret son…that could change everything.

Death’s Invitation sees Scarub, Lyrics Born and Chino XL attack the beat in an unorthodox style and it’s all poppin off…but Adrian Younge’s beat may overpower the MCs lyrics in places so the listener cannot catch everything said, but they get the idea of what is going on.

We come to the album’s highlight.. ‘Let The Record Spin’ sees Raekwon’s character summons he who has the Wu-Tang-ClanGhostface killing plate by doing just that. The DeLuca clan are in trouble now! They know what happened last time they went up against him. Lester finds himself sealing the deal in exchange for his life…

This flows nicely into ‘Blackout’, Lester now has the power of the Ghostface Killah. This is a two-minute assault with Ghost & Rae going tag team mode, they could have went another minute at least… so enjoyable, head nodding screwfacing, and boom – it’s all over, now it’s Resurrection Morning, which sees a different, more haunting Bilal appear on the track, not the smooth soul of Bilal that we know and expect. Time for Lester to seal his deal and he’s a man of his word…but Ghostface instead takes the soul of his son in ‘Life’s A Rebirth’, and finally puts an end to the woman who started it all.

The end of this album is clearly saying that this is a trilogy of events, so expect a 12 Reasons To Die Part 3 in the next year or so, or at the rate of albums that Ghost is going in, the next few months!

In the space of 8 months, Ghostface Killah has released 3 albums, all of them conceptual, all consistently good. Recall another MC who has done that. Right – NONE. Even though Wu fans would prefer to see RZA rhyme in the album, his role as a narrator fits perfectly. Ghost carries on tradition of giving fans an instrumental version of the album, however it’s a shame that Apollo Brown wasn’t available to put his version of the events this time round (Here’s looking at you Cylent Assassin – accept challenge?) As good as these short, movie like albums are, fans are really crying out for the Supreme Clientele: Blue & Cream. When Mr Bronson can at least match Ghostface’s consistency in 8 months, then there is a conversation. One thing is for sure, fans of the STILL reigning, defending Supreme Clientele Champion will enjoy their summer.

Birthday profile: “RZA” A history in brief

Shout out to UNIQUE HEAT for this inside look on the Wu-Tang’s Abbott.

Born Robert Fitzgerald Diggs on the 5th July 1969 in Brooklyn, he went on to become the man who is seen as the leader of the Wu-Tang Clan. A multi-faceted career has seen equally as many different name changes (Prince Rakeem, Bobby Digital & The Abbot to name a few) but he is generally recognised as being the RZA (an acronym for Ruler Zig-Zag-Zig Allah). The success of being behind the music production the Wu-Tang Clan has allowed RZA to expand into film scores, acting & literature as well as continuing to produce music for other artists. Least we forget his ability as a rapper where he has showcased his versatility not only with the “Clan” but with another group he helped form “Gravediggaz” & as a solo artist.
(Rashad Unique)

Here’s a rundown of RZA’s solo album discography:

1998: RZA as Bobby Digital – Bobby Digital In Stereo
2001:…

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