Public Enemy - "Toxic" (Original Threepeeoh Mix)

Atlanta producer Threepeeoh is a good friend of Public Enemy's DJ Lord and a longtime Public Enemy fan who had collaborated on several songs with Chuck D but never on an official Public Enemy album cut, that is, until "Toxic" from 2017's Nothing Is Quick In The Desert. As it turns out, a confidant of Threepeeoh informs us that the version of "Toxic" included on the album is actually a remix, a Threepeeoh-produced remix which was preferred by Chuck D, but a remix nevertheless. The original version, streaming exclusively below, was also produced by Threepeeoh, but features a slightly different chorus and scratches, as well as a much harder beat. Follow the link above to compare this version with the album cut, and check out more Threepeeoh collabos with Chuck D and DJ Lord here. A long-winded description, I realize, but trust me, this is one of this site's best posts.


AMDAMEISTER - This Is Too Much

This Is Too Much is something of a pivot for AM da Meister. Like fellow Eight Immortal Akari, AM has grown from skilled boom-bap homage payer to a versatile songwriter unconfined by a single style or subgenre. Instead, there's a range of emotions and aesthetic flourishes on display here.

Mastery of one's craft unearths a breadth of possibility if not also a world of opportunity. Clocking in at just over 15 minutes between five songs, This Is Too Much is just enough to begin peeling back the layers of AM's tremendous potential.


Trpl Blk + DJ Prince - National Debt

Jay-Z recently spit a couple bars about flipping Basquiats and real estate, and everybody went nuts. To paraphrase Charli Baltimore's ex, he may have made it a hot song, but Trpl Blk & DJ Prince made it a hot album.

Finding America in a state of moral bankruptcy and financial fuckery, National Debt can be heard as an affront to neocapitalist wage slavery, a true free-market rallying cry in the tradition of Black Wall Street, and most pressingly, a profitable partnership pairing Bruiser Brigade MC Trpl Blk with Mobile Kitchen maestro DJ Prince. Yes, sound investment advice abounds, but so do innovative sounds and rhyme styles that expose everyday hustle raps for ponzi schemes. Do the math.