A capsule review of the Strong Arm Steady member's latest solo effort.
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A capsule review of the Strong Arm Steady member's latest solo effort.
Strong Arm Steady connects with Harlem’s Smoke DZA on new track included on the deluxe edition of the slept-on <em>Everything’s Nothing</em> mixtape.
Strong Arm Steady and producer extraordinaire Statik Selektah release the Jerome D.
The most slept-on trio of the West Coast, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/strong-arm-steady">Strong Arm Steady</a>, continue their grind, as the <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/statik-selektah">Statik Selektah</a>-produced Stereotype nears its 4/20 release date.
The Coke King, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/french-montana">French Montana</a>, would like to thank all of you who thinks his flow sucks, isn't talented enough to be signed and ruins hooks on big name songs for fueling the fire he needs to succeeds.
Steady Gang’s February release Arms & Hammers is still running strong, spawning singles two seasons later.
Let the other rap cliques drop mixtape after mixtape after the album.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/04/review-of-strong-arm-steadys-arms-hammers"> "When Darkness Falls" is hands down my favorite song off Arms and Hammers. It’s everything that is <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/strong-arm-steady">SAS</a>.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=193265"> After spending years on the West Coast underground circuit, Strong Arm Steady broke through in 2007 with their debut studio album Deep Hearted. It was also during this time that my musical taste, that once bumped nothing but Top 40, had begun its transformation towards the present. Our two colliding paths met in the form of “One Step,” the signature song from the collection and one of the essential Steady Gang records. It was sort of a compromise between the two worlds, as I was beginning to scratch the surface of the underground and they were recently emerging from being a local act. The track itself had almost everything a radio station would consider desirable and just about nothing that a hardcore S.A.S. fan would have expected to hear from them. Catchy, melodic hook? Simple, easily repeatable verses? Soft, silky-smooth beat? Check on all accounts. Unfortunately, the fact that the joint had meaningful lyrics automatically took it out of radio contention. Their standards are just too damn high! This one was gift-wrapped for the airwaves, but for whatever reason it just didn’t catch on. Maybe it was because the track was about living a righteous life and stopping the violence, not popping Patron or Nuvo. Possibly it was because playing a song by this relatively unknown group would have risked hurting their ratings. Or perhaps the DJs themselves hadn’t even heard the record. Realistically, the song's failure to latch on was probably some combination of the three and it just goes to show that once again the popular way is not always the best way. Because while most of my G-Unit wearing peers were tuned in to The Bay's WILD 94.9 rolling out of school to “This Is Why I’m Hot,” there were still those niches of low-profile heads digging through the crates for something deeper. Strong Arm Steady Feat. Talib Kweli - "One Step" (Prod. by Blaqtoven) Previously: <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=192083">Day 17 – A Song That You Hear Often On The Radio</a>.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/tss-presents-smoking-sessions-with-strong-arm-steady"> If you thought Mr. Exotic Prophet a.k.a. Sleepy Eye Jones b.k.a. Fiend was going to slide through Cali without laying down a few ill rhymes and taking a few pulls of the chronic, you must have hit before he got a chance to. Below is the end result of his escapade which also incorporated the <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/strong-arm-steady">Strong Arm Steady gang</a>, a fire-ass track from The Futuristiks and a real life smoking session without the help of TSS.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/tss-presents-smoking-sessions-with-strong-arm-steady"> The name <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/strong-arm-steady">Strong Arm Steady</a> holds its reservations of a gun-totin' squadron that is relentless on the violent content.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/strong-arm-steady">The SAS Gang</a> will tell you firsthand that it's survivial of the fittest with an eye for an eye mentality from the cradle to the grave.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/video-the-rock-returns-to-the-wwe"> -- <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/video-the-rock-returns-to-the-wwe">The Rock</a> returned to the WWE.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/tss-presents-smoking-sessions-with-strong-arm-steady"> <a href="http://www.strongarmsteadytv.com/2011/02/movie-arms-hammers-the-foundation/">SASTV:</a> "Arms & Hammers: The Foundation is a short 15-minute film about everyday life in the City of Los Angeles.
Home to many of the greatest albums that Hip-Hop has ever seen, the West Coast tradition is one of longstanding glory and pride.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/listen-strong-arm-steady-arms-and-hammers"> "Hand guns, hand grenades, Single action, double action, Derringers, semiautomatics, Revolving pistols, machine guns." The SAS Gang is heavily pushing their latest release Arms and Hammers. An <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/listen-strong-arm-steady-arms-and-hammers">official preview stream</a> of the album went up last week, but the promo hasn't stopped there.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/11/strong-arm-steady-feat-curtis-mayfield-makings-of-you-prod-by-pete-rock"> Home to Rip Ridaz and Damus, palm trees, sandy beaches and a million and one sports teams, California needs a wide scope to capture the ambiance of its daily happenings. And since two heads are better than one, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/strong-arm-steady">Strong Arm Steady</a> has extra insurance on their investment with three members in Krondon, Mitchy Slick and Phil Da Agony.
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/On-Point-Explicit/dp/B004A4PDB8/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1291524073&sr=301-1"> For their latest West Coast cinema, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/strong-arm-steady">Strong Arm Steady</a> invite $hort Dog in for an informal reunion of Golden State Warriors.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/11/notable-quotable-jay-z-on-the-joy"> For those of you that don't know, every great song didn't necessarily come together by intentional design. Producers do shop their beats around and in most cases, the highest bidder usual skates off with the track. While you were carefully enjoying the soulful smoothie known as "The Joy" by Kanye West and Jay-Z, the <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/download-kanye-west-feat-pete-rock-jay-z-charlie-wilson-curtis-mayfield-kid-cudi-the-joy">Strong Arm Steady</a> trio already had their version locked and loaded.