Everything I’ve heard from these guys has been official.
- Mixtapesposted August 7, 2014 / No Comments
AWAR has been setting recording booths on fire, especially with his most recent work, The Winning Team, his collaborative album with producer Vanderslice. Whether killing verses alongside Freddie Gibbs or Roc Marciano or holding it down solo on tracks like “Orange Boxcutter,” AWAR continued to cement his place in the game as a real lyricist. In our latest episode of The Catch Up, AWAR takes us through some of his most recent cuts, as well as songs from his catalogue that helped get him to where he is now. Packed with insightful stories about his journey as an MC, how certain songs came together, and stories behind his rhymes, this episode of The Catch Up will only make you more of a fan of the one and only AWAR.
1. AWAR feat. Freddie Gibbs – Wake Up Call (Produced by Vanderslice)
2. AWAR feat. Roc Marciano – Broad Daylight (Produced by Vanderslice)
3. AWAR feat. Joe Budden – Stand Out (Prod. M-Phazes)
- Interviewsposted August 4, 2014 / No Comments
Some artists spend their entire career chasing a particular sound, and one of the most hip-hop of hip-hop soundscapes is that classic Queens sound. Gutter sample, hard drums, and the rhymes to match. While Meyhem Lauren can sound comfortable over any style of beat, he sounds most comfortable and most in his element over the gritty production of producers like J-Love, Harry Fraud, and of course Buckwild. Together, Meyhem worked with the legendary Diggin’ in the Crates producer on Silk Pyramids, an LP showcasing Meyhem’s talent for putting words together behind Buckwild’s classic brand of boom-bap. ProfileWild sits down with Meyhem Laurenovitch to talk about Silk Pyramids, what it’s like working with Buckwild, how his rhymes come together, his top ten or so Queens albums, his album with DJ Muggs, Action Bronson, what he’s been cooking, and how Dani’s House of Pizza fuels his rhymes.
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