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Hiphop video's from the old to the new, from coast to coast, from bootyfilled to the conscious... If a link is down, just drop a comment and emailadres, and I will upload the file again. The only thing I ask in return is to leave a comment, telling me what you think of the video.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

J Rawls - Great Live Caper ft J-Live

If there was a way to educate people through instrumental hip-hop beats, J. Rawls could do it. Actually, he is doing it now! One-half of the Ohio’s underground hip-hop group Lone Catalysts, J. Rawls is not just a hip-hop producer. He is a 5th Grade teacher, a father, a historian, and a free thinker. In the past, he has produced for Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli), El Da Sensai, Mr. Complex, Capital D, J-Live, Wordworth and many others. With his partner J. Sands, The Lone Catalysts released a beautiful debut opus “Hip-Hop” and a compilation album “The Catalyst Files”. Currently, J. Sands teamed up with Female Fun Music to make an instrumental album filled with diverse hip-hop beats as well as interesting and unique themes and topics that deal with historical issues. “Histories Greatest Battles, Campaigns, & Topics” was an instrumental album that urges the listener to research the historical significance behind the song titles.

The Great Live Caper is a story told by J-Live slowly revealing and adding cuts. This one is so nice. Just the creativity of the video, in combination with a dope beat, and the nice flow by J-Live, makes me wanna see the video over and over again. This is just a must have.

J. Rawls - Great Live Caper ft J-Live

While your at it, I would like you to check his follow up album: J. Rawls - The Essence Of Soul.
On Essence of Soul , all production is handled by J Rawls, he partners up with many of R & B’s on-the-fringe & underground performers . Features vocals by Aloe Blacc (of Emanon / Stones Throw / Shaman Work) , Eric Roberson (aka Erro / Yoruba / Touch Of Jazz), Jonell (Hi-Tek “Round & Round”) , Middle Child, Sol Uprising (aka Lil Sci of Scienz of Life & Stacy Epps / Shaman Work) , Tavaris, Venus Malone (Groove Attack) & Wordsworth (Halftooth / Lyricist Lounge).
Highlights include Soul Again & Again( feat. Middle Child & Aloe Blacc) , Pleasure Before Pain ( feat. Eric Roberson ) , Inhale / Exhale ( ft Venus Malone/ Worsworth) , Miss You ( ft Jonell), Bailer (ft Aloe Blacc).

A diverse musical journey into lazy soul-influenced urban sounds & beats & should appeal to fans of soul, funk R&B, and hiphop. Recommended for fans of The Roots , Guru, Jill Scott, Mark Rae, Amp Fiddler.

To give you a teaser, check out Pleasure Before Pain ft Eric Roberson


  • At 2:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    slept on this 4 a while, nice!!!


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