Friday, May 7, 2010

New Operations

So me and Soft Money have teamed up and are now gonna be working from a new site, Space Age Hustle. County Bounce will still be around, and I'll still be making posts here occassionally, but most of my regular updating will be going on over there. Adjust yourselves.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Phred Diamond- Do It B.I.G.

Just had this show up in my inbox. DC-area rappers Phred Diamond (not sure about that name...) go off on this track "Do It B.I.G.". The beat goes hard, a real slow-burner. Looking forward to hearing more. Mixtape Nowalaters due June 4th.

Phred Diamond- "Do It B.I.G."

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Dominique Young Unique- Show My Ass

High BPM hipster club rap + an 18 year old Trina soundalike from Tampa= pretty good shit

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

April 23rd

I see you folks from North Carolina coming to County Bounce. You should be here on Friday.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Inkrowd- Southern Funk

Inkrowd- Southern Funk

New one just sent over tonight from the Don of Huntsville, Codie G. This is from Birmingham, AL rap duo Inkrowd, with what is presumably a Block Beattaz production (EDIT: Codie G informs me the production was done by Inkrowd themselves!). The beat is classic Block Beattaz in sound: hitting a perfect sweet spot between futuristic, electronic synths and country rap tunes. Great late night smoker's music. Inkrowd come correct themselves. Enjoy.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Something New, Something Old, Something Extra

Something new...

Kristmas- Kristmas International (over S-X's "Woooooo Riddim")

Kristmas goes innnnnn over this grime riddim from the UK. Seriously, he kills it. There aren't many rappers in America that would bother to even try to rhyme over a grime track, much less do it so well. This is the third great track the SMS/UK connection has produced ("Can't Outwork Em" and "Get It" being the other two), and it is exciting as hell...

Something old...

Dizzee Rascal feat. Bun B- Where Da G's

I think Bun B is the only other US rapper I've ever actually heard rhyme over a grime beat, guesting on this Dizzee Rascal track from 2007's Maths + English (edit: the album mix includes a Pimp C verse, which I had forgotten about). He was pretty nice on that, knocking out some great double-time raps similar to what Kristmas pulls here. Dizzee returned the favor on 2007's Underground Kingz, on the track "Two Types of Bitches".

Something Extra...

Pimp C feat. Bun B and Mike Jones- "Pourin' Up"

This is just some straight up great Texas shit from UGK and Mike Jones, off of the Pimp's return album, 2006's Pimpilation. I stumbled across it yesterday and had totally forgotten what a fucking banger it was.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Songz Is My Name

My good friend Jade just reminded me of how much I love this Trey Songz version of "Paper Planes". Arguably the finest moment for both Songz and "Paper Planes". It's the only version of the song I still really listen to.