Saturday, September 10, 2005

What A Relief

Oh my god. Haven't the people of New Orleans suffered enough.

Mos Def has recorded a song called 'Katrina Clap'.

Yes, it's that beat.

Yes, it's terrible.

Now officially the only artsist making Nas seem acceptable.

Inappropriate Behaviour

The worst thing you'll hear this week: Talib Kweli's flow on 'Ridin'. Despite the smooth laidback stylings of the beat, it's like he's rocking what he thinks is an archetypal southern flow, despite it being completely at odds with the actual beat. Clown.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

"Been bangin' Screw since '92..."

The highlight of the Paul Wall album? Grabbing a sample snippet from 'Get Crunk' is certainly hustle-manic.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Houson Keeps On Making 'Em...


KIOTTI

Asylum’s assault on the established major labels gathers pace as they continue to trawl through those H-Town streets and scoop up the rap gems. Now get ready for Kiotti

DO YOU FEEL ANY PRESSURE ON YOU BEING FROM HOUSTON?
“Well I’m part of the new movement in Houston with new faces and it’s great to be part of. I’m part of this new movement with people like Paul Wall, Mike Jones and Chamillionaire but I’m also bringing something different to it. We all represent Houston and at the moment we have a great chance to really represent for the region.”

YOU’VE WORKED WITH CHAMILLIONAIRE QUITE A LOT ALREADY. HOW DID THAT HOOK-UP COME ABOUT?
“With Cham, he’s someone who’s really on top of his game in the music scene. He’s been around even longer than me so when I was coming up he was someone who I wanted to reach out to. We got real cool and we’ve been working together for a minute now.”

THERE ARE RUMOURS YOU BATTLED LIL’ FLIP IN A FREESTYLE CONTEST A WHILE BACK…
“Ha ha. Well, what actually happened was that Lil’ Flip came out with a record and I came back with an answer record. The rest is history! This was around 2000, before he got his big deal, but it was great for me because it’s not often that a big name shoots a slug at someone much smaller. I think that after they heard me hold my own people started to really respect me. It really put my name on the map.”

WHO WON THE BATTLE?
“Ha, well in my opinion I won!”

YOU HAD A BIG REGIONAL HIT WITH ‘HOOKER HOOKER’ ABOUT A DANCE. WHAT DID IT INVOLVE DOING?
“Well the ‘Hooker Hooker’ was just crazy! It’s like if you image the top part of a person’s body going everywhere... I mean it was a real big song – one of the biggest independent releases of the last years in the south – and it was a radio song even though I’m not really about those radio hits.”

YOU’VE SIGNED WITH ASYLUM BUT THERE WAS TALK THAT A LOT OF OTHER MAJORS WERE TRYING TO SIGN YOU…
“It was Def Jam, Sony and Universal that came looking for me. I went with Asylum in the end. I met them and they seem to really be putting in the work and grinding. If you look at 106 & Park then you see that Asylum have four of the top ten videos at the moment, so they’re the hot label. I also have a group I’m coming out with called The Team, so it might end up being like a Young Jeezy/Boyz N The Hood situation.”

(Kiotti’s Asylum debut will drop in 2006; his ‘29th Street Hustlers’ mix-CD is out now.)