Sh*t I Missed: The Heavyhitters of the Northwest (Pt. I)

Sh*t I missed, a new series featuring artists that have been making classics way before we knew what a classic could sound like in 2014. Particularly music from the West Coast and areas outside of the Tri-State area, I will be covering a lot of material that I missed out on while being consumed by the hype from the above-ground scene in Hip-Hop.

Top 10 Most Underrated Tracks for Samples

Because I have an eclectic ear for music, I’ve heard far and beyond of the sorts of sounds contemporary artists try to emulate in synthetic beat making. I compiled a diverse list of 10 songs that I believe would make for brilliant samples. Feel free to take me up on the suggestion and surprise me with a track or even a whole album to review based on your sampling execution style. Check out the list below, share your thoughts, and start creating!

Travelogue: Day 2 in D.C. / ON THE WIRE: E. Oks “Back Up, Black Out”

Yesterday, I spent a total of 12 hours listening to Oks’ tape to determine my objective view on this body of work. From the 13 tracks, I’ve picked 8 that I feel are the most exceptional and representative of his aesthetic, flow, craft, reason, epistemology, and overall character as an artist and creative human being. This was a tough analysis, but here are my final thoughts.

“Art into Music,” A Curation By Elizabeth Ferrer @ Bric Media House 2/19/2014

Last night, Black Congolese journeyed into the burrows of Brooklyn to join BRIC Media House in their grand opening reception of their latest curated gallery, “Art Into Music,” featuring incredible artists from Dread Scott to Ward Shelley. Guest writer, RGB V CMYK, accompanied me and took field notes of the evening. Enjoy.