Flawless Hustle: Stay Flawless Compilation OUT NOW!

One week after the good folks at Flawless Hustle dropped the lead single “Cantstandya” featuring Von Pea of Tanya Morgan and NYC buzz artist Sene, the entire compilation is upon us.  And Beat Garden is well represented! 

Click the here for the full tracklisting, plus you’ll be able to stream each joint.  Us and the homies are represented on these joints:

“Phil Jackson aka Winning Time” (prod by Zilla Rocca)-Al Mighty f/ Zilla Rocca, Has-Lo

“Shark Shit” (prod by Mute)-Al Mighty

“Eviction Notice” (prod by Barry Bombsqad)-Curly Castro

“These Words Here” (prod by Has-Lo)-MAGr

“52 Bars” (prod by Zilla Rocca)-Zilla Rocca

GO GET EM!!!

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Beat Garden Stays Flawless

Press release:

Never taking any days off, Flawless Hustle is back less than four months after the release of the critically-acclaimed Money Isn’t Real compilation with another dip into the money pit of true Hip-Hop, entitled Stay Flawless. The first single from this project is a dream and a treat – Sene and Von Pea linked up for some serious fury, trading verses over a head-nodding, string-driven banger. Blaze an L of that good, throw your hoodie on and tell them fake niggas in your world what you really feel about them. Perfect kiss-off for a new year. Nice guys finish last, hustlers keep it movin’… Flawless.

Stay Flawless also features: Prince Po, Jake One, Madlib, L.I.F.E. Long, D.Black, Vanderslice, Al Mighty, Zilla Rocca, Has-Lo, SK, Curly Castro, Chill Moody, IllumiNessence, and many more.

Clean Guns Vs. Wu-Tang: The Coming

In conjunction with our brother from another mother site 33jones.com, Clean Guns (Nico the Beast + Zilla Rocca) is gearing up to drop their first project in almost three years (check the catalogue on CD Baby, suckas!)

In honor of the east coast hip hop institution that is the Wu-Tang Clan, Clean Guns & 33jones.com are partnering up for the recreation project titled One in the 36th Chamber.  Instead of rapping over classic Shaolin instrumentals, producers are remaking Wu joints from the highly publicized (“Criminology”, “Bring the Pain”) to the slept-on (Inspectah Deck’s “Elevation”, Raekwon’s “Jury”). 

Before the full project is released for free download, 33jones.com will be leaking some promo cuts of Clean Guns going in on Wu-Tang instrumentals.  This week we have Nico the Beast putting a hurtin’ on “Triumph”. 

Look, listen, and observe Nico’s 5 minute plus freestyle at 33jones.com.

Shadowboxers Invade the Top 100 of 2009 (again)

Artwork by Objektiv One

The EP is coming y’all…

Until then, two more Shadowboxer cuts made the Top 100 tracks of 2009 at the almighty conglomerate that is Bloggerhouse

The #29 hip hop song of ’09 is “No Fury (Zilla Rocca Remix)”, which is the first cut off the upcoming Broken Clocks EP.  You can download the track for free via Bloggerhouse.  The #15 song of ’09 is “Bottomfeeders (Small Professor Remix)”, which you can stream in its entirety and download it (for $1) at the official 5 O’Clock Shadowboxers Bandcamp page, where you can also stream the entire The Slow Twilight LP and read lyrics, interview outtakes, and more.

Pics from Mic King’s Album Release Party 12/11/09

Al Mighty

Al Mighty & Zilla Rocca

Has-Lo

Mic King (Formerly iCon the Mic King)

Mic King

All photo by Liz Padova.  Check out the full gallery here

And check out the new Mic King and Chum group album Flavor Aide,  a breath of fresh air in the world of self-serious indie hip hop.  Anyone else paying homage unironically to Fresh Prince and new jack swing?  Nada.

Beat Garden Among The Top 50 Hip Hop Songs of 2009

Passion of the Weiss unveiled it’s annual Best Of year end list.

MAGr (Al Mighty & Distant Starr) placed at #50 with their standout cut “Laminated Looseleafs” featuring Blu of the album No News is Good News5 O’Clock Shadowboxers came in at #31 with the recently visualized “High Noon”.  And Zilla Rocca contributed write-ups to cuts by M.O.P. and Blakroc featuring Raekwon.

Check the list here.

Pictures from the Benefit For Domenic Zarrella Jr. 11/28/09

Nico the Beast.

Clean Guns

Reef the Lost Cauze

Bianca Zarrella

The Zarrella Family

Visit Liz Padova’s Flickr page for all the photos.