Over the past year we have worked to give you only the best in good quality music. Whether the tracks are old or new, exclusive or on 200 different blogs, we have always strive to give you the perfect experience to suit your mood. SPECIAL EDUCATIONis no different. It is a musical journey through comedy , knowledge and life.
With the TheOvun marking it’s first anniversary we can only hope to top last year and continue to give you quality music and content. For right now, enjoy Special Education, and check back soon for the best in UNDERGROUND, INDIE, ALTERNATIVE – HIP HOP!
Evidence – Far Left ft. Alchemist and Fashawn [prod. Alchemist]
Best video I’ve seen in awhile, it is reminiscent of Common’s Come Close with out all of the warm, pseudo love associations. Big Ups to the director Punit Dhesi
Still tryin to figure out why this album is called The Layover, besides the title track it really doesn’t go with the album, Encore already did it in 04′ but that’s besides the point. It’s a damn shame that there are still so-called Hip Hop listeners who don’t know nothing about Evidence or Dilated. I feel sorry for them. The Layover starts out with a hard, cold sound that continues throughout album. It’s only 10 tracks deep, but I enjoy short albums as long as every track is bangin’. This holds true with the Layover.
Say it ain’t so! Following the underground classics, Duck Season Vol. 1  and Vol. 2  , DJ Babu is back with his final volume, Duck Season, Vol. 3. The difference between this last one and his previous joints is the fact that Vol.3 is produced entirely by Babu himself. It seems like he took 5 years to perfect his production craft [he did produce tracks for Dilated], to great results! For those of you who don’t know, the previous Duck Season volumes showcased DJ Babu’s skills as a top tier turntablist and mixer and was produced by others.
So how does Babu do on the boards instead of the tables on an entire album? Fuckin Great!
DJ Babu -Graveyardshiftin Feat. Cali Agents & Roc Marciano
I’ve always loved Cali Agents and no matter what nobody say to me, they are honorable Brooklyn residents, and LI native Roc Marciano did his thing too. Babu kept the beat simple but complex enough to be a great memorable stand alone track.
The album features guest appearances, from every damn body– Little Brother, Termanology, Bishop Lamont, Guilty Simpson, Percee P, Strong Arm Steady, of course Evidence and Rakaa, and the list goes on and on. Each emcee brings his own flavor to the album. Production wise, Babu doesn’t stray from Soul and Boom Bap beats that communicate and blend nicely with his signature scratching.
Tracks from Kardinal Offishall, Sean Price and MF DOOM After the Jump ===>
So the title pretty much explains itself. Decon Records, a label responsible for some of your favorite artists like 88 Keys [can't wait], Dilated Peoples, Alchemist and Aceyalone, has issued a DVD/EP. What is on the DVD/EP? Fresh Rhymes and Video Tape, period. The Fresh Rhymes consist of 6 new tracks from 88 Keys, Aceyalone, Alchemist, Dilated Peoples, etc. The Video consists of a documentary style short film based on the artists 19 City tour which took place this summer. This is the first of the series so we’ll definitely look out for more as they drop. Normally, I would post a track or 2, but since this is an EP, I’m just shooting ya’ll with the video and it’s audio accompaniment, tell me this track ain’t crazy.
Fresh Rhymes and Videotape Anthem ft. Dilated Peoples, The Alchemist, Aceyalone, & 88-Keys[Video]
Fresh Rhymes and Videotape Anthem ft. Dilated Peoples, The Alchemist, Aceyalone, & 88-Keys[Audio]