Thursday, November 1, 2018

Recent Video Round Up with Notiz Yong, Kill C Rey, Greaseball, Hvlloween, Theez, Pak, West Coast Avengers, Asend, Monocle and more


                              FTP by Notiz Yong 
                              Produced by Notiz Yong & Theez
                              Video by Chris "Kill C Rey" Reyes

             Fresh State fam killed it on this strident little ditty- peep that Theez co-production credit too!
                                  
            
Alligator King by Greaseball
Video shot and edited by Alexis Reynoso of Monoclecollective

Greaseball is a Hunter Thompson meets the Kingpin in a Wes Anderson directed horror movie and the Monocle Collective just keeps upping their cinematic skills game- don't miss this!


                      Ment to Be by Hvlloween
                      Produced by Ac3 Beats
                      Video by New High Filmz

Hvlloween gets more personal and real in his work all the time- this song about counting on yourself continues that trend with  tuneful production from Ac3 Beats and relatable smart writing.

                      Metamorph (Up in the Head) by Pak
                      Produced by Sinima Beats
                      Video by DJ Wunda                       

It's refreshing to see this style done so earnestly- the nice vid by Wunda doesn't hurt! Nice message and flow here from a cat I am just learning about this year Pak.


                    Saison by West Coast Avengers
                    Produced by Asend
                    Video by Alexis Reynoso for Monocle Collective

Monocle Collective helped WCA promote the American Airror mixtape earlier this year with this collab!

Tristan "Tanjint Wiggy" Acker is staff writer for JooseBoxx, a youth hip-hop and poetry tutor, and member of the Inland Empire nerdcore hip-hop group the West Coast Avengers. Catch more of their work at westcoastavengers.com, follow Tristan on Twitter @Tanjint or e-mail him at tristanacker@gmail.com

Monday, October 29, 2018

MUSIC MONDAY WITH FAIMKILLS, KID PRESENTABLE, ASEND, DOPE KID DANNY, ZOEN AND MORE

SMART WENT CRAZY BY TOM G / PRODUCED BY ASEND

Tom G smartly snatched up this Asend cut from being taken for granted by too many cypher MCs to turn it into a nice introduction to both artists.

WHIP BY FAIMKILLS / PRODUCED BY DOPE KID DANNY / MIXED BY CA$HONLY

"I be on that tikka masala"
Hit the avenue with some heat as you bump this late summer slapper from Faimkills with help from Dope Kid Danny and Ca$hOnly.

TEMPTATION BY KID PRESENTABLE / PRODUCED BY ZOEN


Do you miss the old Atmosphere? Bump this recent Kid Presentable gem, full of personal bars and nice flow with a gorgeous Zoen production you'll be thinking it's 2003 with an I.E. twist in no time.

Tristan "Tanjint Wiggy" Acker is staff writer for JooseBoxx, a youth hip-hop and poetry tutor, and member of the Inland Empire nerdcore hip-hop group the West Coast Avengers. Catch more of their work at westcoastavengers.com, follow Tristan on Twitter @Tanjint or e-mail him at tristanacker@gmail.com

Friday, October 5, 2018

Funky Friday: Stay Wavy by Cee Nario x Instigate


On some Fridays I'm gonna try to do something a little funkier and highlight a project in which singing is central....


             Think Jack Johnson meets Ginuwine- this Stay Wavy EP produced by Instigate is chill, light and sweet full of crackin' hip-hop breaks, fresh polished production and silky melodies for days from Cee Nario a talented So Cal vocalist. The first song "Be My Baby" will be stuck in your head endlessly, slappin' with that summer night energy. "Bliss" finds Cee Nario barring out and then effortlessly slipping into a 311-style chorus of powerful tunes. The chill but agile sounds remind me of reggae, Bone Thugs and Nate Dogg. Instigate's production is top-notch: layered and full of sneaky synth lines, Instigate has a modern west coast style and flair on every cut. Cee Nario's podcast partner Jo Well comes to deliver some fly left coast rhymes on 2 tracks of this swift but memorable 6 track project from a singer that is too smooth and dextrous to be slept on by a people hungry for vibey tunes- bang it one time this weekend.

Tristan "Tanjint Wiggy" Acker is staff writer for JooseBoxx, a youth hip-hop and poetry tutor, and member of the Inland Empire nerdcore hip-hop group the West Coast Avengers. Catch more of their work at westcoastavengers.com, follow Tristan on Twitter @Tanjint or e-mail him at tristanacker@gmail.com

Thursday, October 4, 2018

EoTRSDAY 10/4/2018

There are a lot of reasons I give EOTR Network their own weekly day on Jooseboxx- they're dope, they're entertaining, magnetic and likable when recorded but also because they represent a new wave of Mexican-American hip-hop artists fighting to be heard that thousands of Latino youth in Cali and beyond can relate to. I want to associate myself with the side of cultural history that embraced this wave. Note how the Hollow Visions and Vile videos work in tandem with their (at the time) upcoming music releases; take notes kids....

Hollow Visions has a new travelogue story series, pull up a chair or just sit cross-legged.

Don't miss Kiddo and Macks on this gritty but fun knocker by Badson Beats.
Never to be outdone or stagnant, the Soul Providers bring you a new literary discussion series on Youtube for your perusing convenience! 
    
    Between the last EoTRSDAY installment and now these foos made a video for this track so peep it one time! Chill ass banger.
                                   
  It feels like Mescal drops a new definitive manifesto every year and this year is no different- each time they feel like the ultimate one so let's see if he can't top himself in 2019....Had the pleasure of seeing him rock this one at Blackbooks & Rhymebooks in July and haven't quite had it out of my head since.

Til next time....

Tristan "Tanjint Wiggy" Acker is staff writer for JooseBoxx, a youth hip-hop and poetry tutor, and member of the Inland Empire nerdcore hip-hop group the West Coast Avengers. Catch more of their work at westcoastavengers.com, follow Tristan on Twitter @Tanjint or e-mail him at tristanacker@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Weird Wednesdays: Gam3 Dork by Nonsenze

A couple Wednesdays a month I'm gonna try to show you guys something off the beaten path that I'm bumpin'....

"Battlestar galactica or Battlestars in Africa?"

I'm glad to have come across this insanely dorky but barsy and flavorful Torrance, CA based MC/producer Nonsenze. His latest project Gam3 Dork: Eat Sleep Kill Aliens is unabashed nerdcore revelry. This record feels like a dense mixtape with layers of melody, rapping, noise samples and electronic madness. Each fantastical scenario his strong concept-having songs paint finds our protagonist panicking and reacting hysterically, hilariously and descriptively throughout the narrative.

"Pub G don't judge me I'm not a mod"

Nonsenze refers to everything from online sci-fi shooter games, obscure comedy, the Simpsons, comic books, and more all while deprecating his own distance from the mainstream normalcy he feels the world is always encouraging him to. 

"If you do drugs then don't do too much"

Every song begins with an earworm of a sound or melody loop that drops into Nonsenze the Dork Genius earnestly explaining a piece's nerdy concept. By the middle of the track he's picked up the pace and doubled the agility in his delivery and internal rhymes. He stays on the balance between smart and fun in a ridiculous and straightforward way.

"Nerdcore's been in this since the beginnin'"

Nonsenze proclaims on The Rain Part 3...and when one re-examines how steeped in kung-fu movies, comic books and Star Wars even the earliest rappers were, it's a wild claim that makes more and more sense...kind of like the man himself

"When it comes to this nerd shit I am a God"

On tracks like "Planet Space Man" and "Zombies ate my neighbors" and beyond Nonsenze repeatedly displays his mastery familiary and openness to every kind of nerd. There's something here for every kind of weirdo obsessive.

Tristan "Tanjint Wiggy" Acker is staff writer for JooseBoxx, a youth hip-hop and poetry tutor, and member of the Inland Empire nerdcore hip-hop group the West Coast Avengers. Catch more of their work at westcoastavengers.com, follow Tristan on Twitter @Tanjint or e-mail him at tristanacker@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

2 Fire Tuesday with Theez

Most Tuesdays I'ma try to show y'all something that was too fire to wait until Wednesday....

This week I wanted to highlight two vids by the homie Theez who stays droppin' fire with heady bars over universally appealing bangers. The first is his wild ass Get the Strap challenge video.

Secondly Theez returned to Youtube Space LA to link up with his fam at the Cypher Effect for us all to enjoy -peep. 


Whether it's with English Class Project, solo or with his new brand Peep Game, Theez always has some flame for that ass so stay ready.

Tristan "Tanjint Wiggy" Acker is staff writer for JooseBoxx, a youth hip-hop and poetry tutor, and member of the Inland Empire nerdcore hip-hop group the West Coast Avengers. Catch more of their work at westcoastavengers.com, follow Tristan on Twitter @Tanjint or e-mail him at tristanacker@gmail.com

Monday, October 1, 2018

MUSIC MONDAY WITH KID PRESENTABLE, FAIMKILLS, CA$HONLY, NOA JAMES, FREDO, CAM GNARLY, DOPE KID DANNY AND MORE

Earlier this summer we're just getting over Ca$hOnly dropped this new remix revisiting a favorite from the Noa James / Fredo L.I.T. album - even though summer is over I suspect y'all will find a night in the near future this track hits the vibe for.
This past Spring as my unplanned medical sabbatical began, Kid Presentable sent me this chill boom-bap gem produced by Haunted Days; full of sharp words and a matured sadboi darkness- soak in this and puff one if you can catch a moment.
Earlier this year Cam Gnarly hit us with some more posi-waves I couldn't neglect to mention- peep this catchy melodic slapper featuring Aye Brook and produced by Pantsu.



I am still going through Faimkills' discography but this song barsily tells his lifestory and working class aspirations as a teacher in a way more thorough than I've otherwise ever heard him do on a record before. That undersells the visceral bangingness of the song though, peep for yourself and see what's really good. Produced by Dope Kid Danny. 




Tristan "Tanjint Wiggy" Acker is staff writer for JooseBoxx, a youth hip-hop and poetry tutor, and member of the Inland Empire nerdcore hip-hop group the West Coast Avengers. Catch more of their work at westcoastavengers.com, follow Tristan on Twitter @Tanjint or e-mail him at tristanacker@gmail.com