We set it off with another much-anticipated Double Shot, featuring Capone-N-Noreaga's latest disc, “The War Report 2”. Whenever an artist puts '2' after the title of a classic album, it creates some pretty high expectations. Unfortunately for CNN, the general consensus from the URP is that TWR2 doesn't deliver enough quality tracks to be considered on the same level as the original War Report. While there are some solid tracks and features (Nas, Raekwon and more) on the album, it does fall a bit short. It's still worth checking out if you're a diehard QB fan though!
We were then joined by Urban Renewal Project favourites, North Carolina representers, Kooley High. The collective has been putting it down for a minute now, and have their debut album, Eastern Standard Time, dropping on July 27th of this year. We discussed the group dynamic within Kooley High, the feeling of finally dropping an album and much more. Check out www.KooleyHigh.com for all the latest news, tour dates, downloads and more from Kooley High! Keep an eye out for “Eastern Standard Time”, which will be available wherever fine music is sold (iTunes, Amazon, ect...).
We also had Vancouver's own SonReal stop by the studio to plug his new, free mixtape, entitled “The Lightyear Mixtape” and his performance at Fortune Sound Club on July 14th. The kid's been in the game for a minute, released a couple albums and is making big moves with some very notable names in the Canadian Hip-Hop scene. Check out www.SonReal.ca for tour dates, downloads, videos and all the latest from SonReal!
Make absolutely sure you check out this week's podcast! Tons of new tunes, including new Paul Wall (which is actually crazy), Skyzoo, Bun B, Rakaa, Stat Quo, Jeff Spec, Kooley High and many more!
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