West coast, stand up and dance.
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West coast, stand up and dance.
You get but only one born day a year but when two of California's most focused Hip-Hop artists in rhyme specialist <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/balance">Balance</a> and <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/dae-one">Dae One</a>, the instrumental wizard who never duplicates his sounds, it's cause for B-Dae celebration.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/balance-is-flipping-love-the-bird"> Put your W's up and cash in all your chips at the casino door. <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/balance">Balance from the Bay</a> is going all in (again) for his next project that's looking to put Cali back in the top mix of your playlist.
Take a look at this Tavis Smiley special featuring thoughts shared by QD3, Bishop Lamont, Talib Kweli, Devi Dev of Houston's 97.
<a href="http://www.aftermathmusic.com/blog/?p=2949"> Like most artists locked down on Aftermath Alcatraz, freedom eventually becomes a necessity and inevitable since the album-to-year ratio is 1:10 over there. Still, Bishop Lamont carved his buzz out with a spoon until he was on the greener side of the pasture. The Shawshank Redemption: Angola 3 looks to bring his West Coast stock up to the premium status that's alluded him so far with assistance from Bink!, DJ Quik and Dr./Warden-never-any-hard-feelings-Andre-Young. Bishop was here. Download -- <a href="http://usershare.net/g9g0l5fgpieo">Bishop Lamont - The Shawshank Redemption: Angola 3</a> The song everybody wants to hear produced by The Good Doctor has a cinematic video to match the story.
This post should be prefaced with the fact we've long been supporters of <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/bishop-lamont">Bishop Lamont</a> and that remains the same.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/review-of-drakes-thank-me-later"> -- Drake won over big in the <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/drake-sells-462k-in-his-first-week">court of public opinion</a>, as well as the <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/review-of-drakes-thank-me-later">critical ears</a> of the review crew.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/reality-feat-bishop-lamont-mistah-fab-and-crooked-i-look-at-california"> Imagine yourself and an equally educated Hip-Hop head on the blacktop, picking out a three-man, Westcoast posse cut with every notable Golden State MC from the past five years standing directly in front of the two of you. You've got a limited budget, so any one of the eight-figure hitters like Cube and Doc Dre need not be contemplated. You don't know the song concept. You do know you need well-rounded rappers, who can make hits and craft quality songs out of thin air. You also probably need a bulletproof vest. Nerve-wracking nostalgia aside, had that damn near impossible draft decision been undertaken by blossoming beatsmith Reality, his three choices would would almost surely have been <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/bishop-lamont">Bishop Lamont</a>, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/Mistah-Fab">Mistah FAB</a> and <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/Crooked-i">Crooked I</a>.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2008/08/notable-quotable-bishop-lamont-on-grow-up"> Possibly a piece of his supposed Reformation, "Gone" finds Aftermath cast-off <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/bishop-lamont">Bishop Lamont</a> enlisting <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/john-mayer">John Mayer</a> to play the Justin Timberlake to his T.
Pic courtesy of <a href="http://www.ErikVoake.com">ErikVoake.com</a> Guys, I messed up.
A few West Coasters you may know by name decided to get together for some ghetto gospel.
Straight outta right field, The Game's set-trippin' in Auto-Tune.
Sports Sunday With Lolomani Bishop Lamont Released From Aftermath Records [Vlad TV] Bishop Lamont: “I Did Not Get Dropped From Aftermath” [Metal Lungies] Cee-lo Speaks On The South [illRoots] Motor City Looks To Final Four For Economic Boost [CNN] Why Detroit's Final Four Stimulus Is [...].
The great Aftermath push of 2009 is in full swing, as another track has leaked from the camp.
I stopped watching at the 17 second mark, where Bishop says, "You'll probably see a Detox in December, you'll probably see a single, uhhh.
"You got a Bentley but can't keep gas in it A Gucci wallet, but ain't got cash in it Go out to eat, it's yo' treat, then, at the last minute Say you forgot it, never had it, want them to spend it Now that's an interesting thang Cuz in ya' video ya' havin' so much blang A few days ago I heard you pawned that chain Instead of coppin' that you should've copped the food chain V-necks, Mohawksâ€¦just ain't me Shit, it barely looked right on Mr.
It's freaky freaky Friday the 13th and for most of us it's warm.
Last go 'round, Aftermath's Bishop Lamont took listeners for a ride on the The Pope Mobile.