Coltrane Home Declared National Treasure

A big follow-up to a post from 2016, in which we encouraged attendance at that year's Coltrane Day Music Festival: the Coltrane Home, located at 247 Candlewood Path in Dix Hills has been named a "National Treasure" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Basically, what this means is that the Friends of Coltrane group is that much closer to reaching its goals of having the home renovated and opened to the public as a space for music education and cultural enrichment. Full story here.


Siege Spitfire - Shook Ones Freestyle

By the time Eight Mile dropped, this beat was getting so played you really had to have some skills to rock over it. With P gone now, it's only a select few who can get theirs on this. Siege Spitfire does the honors.


Drownmili & Burnkas - Drown & Burn

Back in April, I posted a playlist of a handful of songs Drownmili, Burnkas and Purpdogg had done together, though it looks like a few of those songs have since been taken down or moved around, as the list has been whittled down to three tracks. At any rate, the three artists have continued to put out tunes together and recently dropped a six-song EP. If its title sounds unfeasible, the cover illustrates how it's done.

The EP is also available in iTunes if you'd prefer to download.


Julian Morgan - This Is The Remix

Julian Morgan of Medford is a pianist and a singer. You won't hear him rapping on this, his new tape.

You will, however, hear him singing over the beats (or interpolations of the beats) for "Nice for What," "Many Men," "One More Chance" and "No Freezer" among others. You'll also hear a DJ Kayslay co-sign, as he hosted the tape.

RIYL: Usher, Trey Songz, Jeremih, etc.


SmooVth & Giallo Point - Medellin II

SmooVth reunites with frequent collaborator Giallo Point, who produced not only 2017's Medellin but also 2014's Portrait of a Pimp. Other Long Islanders turning in guest spots include Rome Streetz, Roc Marciano, and of course Hus Kingpin. Cassettes have sold out on Bandcamp but are still available via Fxck Rxp Rxcrds.


Craig Mack - That's My Word EP

"I got my album getting ready to come out this summer, called That's My Word, you know what I mean? Because that's what it is." That was Craig Mack talking to BBC Radio 1's Tim Westwood in June of 2000. The album never dropped, but Mack did drop a number of singles that year as well as a fantastic freestyle that night. In memory of the late Craig Mack, British DJ Tape Deck King compiled those cuts into an EP that imagines what Mack's lost album might have sounded like had it materialized during his lifetime. The freestlye and other segments from that Westwood interview are thrown in for context. Stream below and as a bonus check out the 1995 concert to which Westwood refers at the start of their convo.

Sir Diggy - Bohemian Grove Freestyle

 "a king's moves is limited suggest ya protect ya queens/ my girl's rock is glimmering you should see how that face gleam/ admit my heart sink when she swim in the ocean' it's cool though copped the insurance so now my mind's floating"

If you're diggying this, check Sir Diggy's Gold Frame Portraits, featuring cameos from Outdoorsman/Roc-signee AG Da Coroner and Boot Camp Klique's Rustee Juxx.