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Nelly - Country Grammar (Hot Shit)

I miss this Nelly. The skinny version made better songs.


"Just.Crew.Shit" Official Video
Bam Circa ‘86
Produced by The Visualists/Directed by Eric Casas

The homie Bamalamadingdong dropped a video for his new song “Just.Crew.Shit”. As a day in the life of Bam and the homies; the video is filled with relaxed visuals, locales the posse usually haunts, and the typical tom foolery you can see the 8th & G Gang partaking in. The video opens in Dope Sauce, circles the block, makes a pit stop by 5&A Dime, and ends where it started as the song closes. 

To stay up with Bam follow him on Twitter : @BamCirca86, Instagram : @BamCirca86, and here on Tumblr : bamcirca86blog.

Enjoy Bam’s new chillin’ anthem, and stay tuned for more from the 8th & G crew.


When Del the Funky Homosapien is your first customer you know it’s going to be a weird Wednesday. Shout out to one of the illest dudes to ever hold a mic for coming through @5andadime. Shout out to Spencer for the shirt and the picture.

Here’s my favorite track from BWatt’s Minivans project. It shows his introspection, depth, and maturity as a young emcee. Strengths that I hope to see him maintain and build upon in the future.

Download the mixtape at or at Brandon’s bandcamp : 

Beastie Boys’ Licensed To Ill Is 27yrs Old

What’s the time?!

Time to check out my write up about the classic Beastie Boys album Licensed To Ill over at the 5&A Dime blog.

Read Here


New Mixtapes I’m Digging

Here’s some new mixtapes I’m into right now. If you’re a Hip Hop fan then give these a chance…

Yelawolf & DJ Paul - Black Fall (EP)
Everybody’s favorite Alabama born emcee (or mine, at least) teams up with DJ Paul of 3-6 Mafia fame to drop a five song EP. Quick-fire lyricism and Southern bangers galore. Yela does his best work when unrestricted by a label.

Flatbush Zombies - BetterOffDead
The abstract yet entertaining trio from Flatbush, NY deliver a drug-fueled, hyperactive mixtape full of braggadocio, socio-political grievances, and NY flavored jams. Under all that is a subtle 90s influence that further sets them apart from the crowd. This is the first stuff I’ve heard from these guys and I’m a fan for sure.

Lecrae - Church Clothes 2
I’m not into labeling people, especially based off their religious views, gender, sexual orientation, or anything else. Whether you call this dude a “christian” rapper or whatever, he’s a dope emcee. Here, Lecrae drops the highly anticipated follow up to his crazy successful Church Clothes. Not listening is considered a blasphemous. 

Dig ‘em.


Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) Cypher - BET Awards, 2013

I know I’m late on this, but this was so good that I’m not really worried about timing. TDE has been emerging as not only a West Coast powerhouse, but they’ve been tightening their grip on contemporary Hip Hop overall. This cypher was another example of them showing their strengths, not only individually, but as a team. TDE’s cypher definitely owned the night (although it’s a close match between them and Slaughterhouse). They went to work over Mobb Deep’s “Shook Ones Part II” and did the classic instrumental justice. My favorite verses came from Jay Rock, Isaiah Rashad, and Kendrick. All eyes were on K.Dot, but his posse had a strong showing as well.



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