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My boy, DJ HABIT aka HABITAT, which I know from back in the day…and the main reason I respect DEE JAY’S as a matter of fact made this mix of the great ODB (Ol’ Dirty Bastard). I cannot tell you what a HUGE impact Wu-Tang had on my taste of music. ODB was & still is one of my favorites from the Clan, because he had no filter. He would say some way out shit but it was real & till this day there has been NO other rapper in my opinion that even comes close to him. His style/technique was his & he crafted it to perfection. A lot of cats these days seem to forget that WU-TANG is a huge part of the foundation HIP HOP derived from. For those of you who don’t know who ODB is here is are some bullet point facts about the great late Ol’ Dirty Bastard.
Born, Russell Tyrone Jones (November 15, 1968 – November 13, 2004) an American rapper, occasional producer and native from New York, who went by the stage name Ol’ Dirty Bastard, ODB, Ason Unique, Osirus, Rainman, Big Baby Jesus and Dirt McGirt.. ODB was one of the founding members of the infamous hip hop group, Wu-Tang Clan. He was one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan, a rap group primarily from Staten Island, New York that first rose to mainstream prominence with their 1993 debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).
After establishing the Wu-Tang Clan, Ol’ Dirty Bastard went on to pursue a successful solo career.However, his professional success was hampered by frequent legal troubles, including incarceration. He died in late 2004 of a drug overdose, two days before his 36th birthday. Prior to his death, Ol’ Dirty Bastard managed to record his third solo album, which has been repeatedly delayed and as of 2013 has not been released. Jones was often noted for his trademark microphone techniques and his “outrageously profane, free-associative rhymes delivered in a distinctive half-rapped, half-sung style”.His stage name was derived from a childhood nickname given by RZA, the relevance of which was articulated by Method Man’s statement that there was “no father to his style”. (source Wikipedia)
“Bitch, don’t talk about bitches I’m fucking them Please no fat bitches I’m fucking slim Unless it’s one of those nights I’m stroking my shit”
“I gets psycho killer Norman Bates!”
“I teach the truth to the youth. I say ‘Hey youth, here’s the truth: better start wearing bullet-proof’”
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The first single off of Lyfetyme & Hookmastaz’s Devil’s Playground LP “European Customs” finds the two BK artists having fun and kick starting the party showing their is more to life than just hard work.
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Hip Hop artiste, Five Steez, is scheduled to release his ground-breaking debut album “War for Peace” via www.fivesteez.com on Tuesday, August 21, 2012. “This is real music to help people in the struggle find peace,” he says. “It is new millennium boom-bap Hip Hop with soulful production, heavily themed with a lot of commentary, storytelling, introspection and raw lyricism on display.”
The release of “War for Peace” will mark the completion of a journey that took Five Steez over 3 years as he prepared the album as an independent artiste. Over time, he released a variety of singles such as “Yard Nigga Rap” and “Rebel Music”, which were put together for a free album sampler, which was released on February 17, 2012. Prior to the sampler, Five Steez released online mixtapes, including the ‘Momentum’ series with New York radio icon, DJ Ready Cee.
After appearing on Hip Hop tastemaker websites such as OkayPlayer, KevinNottingham.com and many others, he has made a name for himself amongst underground Hip Hop fans worldwide. Despite the fact that the genre goes largely unrecognized in Jamaica, Five Steez has defied the odds and appeared in leading Reggae magazines, Backayard and the German-published Riddim. Writers and critics alike have hailed his lyrical prowess, depth and honesty as well as his unwavering determination in pursuit of a genre that does not fit the Jamaican stereotype.
Both digital and physical copies of “War for Peace” will be sold through www.fivesteez.com while MP3 downloads will also be available on iTunes, Amazon and other online music outlets.
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1. 718/scratch (Produced by iBlais)
2. Aint New To This – Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz FT. Dex (Produced by iBlais)
3. Died – Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz (Produced by ArkStudios/8deuceRecords)
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4. Thinking about You – Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz FT. Gloria Essence (Produced by iBlais)
5. European Customs – Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz (Produced by iBlais)
6. Say Yeah – Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz (Produced by weirdbeats)
7. You Accuse Me Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz (Produced by Enrichment)
8. Spending Paper – Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz FT. Basiq (Produced By iBlais)
9. Kingz County – Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz (Produced by SV)
10. Thou Shall Not Fall – Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz FT. Stray Poem (Produced by Ark studios/WeirdBeats)
11. Boss – Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz (Produced by Dollars)
12. Last Try – Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz (Produced by Dollars)
13. Fuel – Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz (Produced by Tragic)
This is by far one of my most favorite indie artist albums I have heard and/or downloaded in a minute. European Custom is my favorite track at the moment amongst a few others. “You Accuse Me” FT. Gloria Essence will be highly favored by the ladies as will “Thinking About You” & “Say Yeah”. Fellas I know you will most definitely rock with “Ain’t New To This” “Kingz County” and “European Customs”. This album is definitely for all masses whether you’re a HIP HOP head or not “THE DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND” is a superb compilation of great music, I promise you won’t be let down. – veezy M baby
Devil’s Playground, is a collaborative LP, by Brooklyn’s own Lyfetyme & Hookmastaz. These two remarkable emcees take you on a journey of their experiences, trails & tribulations, as well as some good times they experienced growing up in Canarsie, Brooklyn.
Surrounded by drugs, violence & other vices that griped Brooklyn in the 80s & 90s, the Brooklyn natives decided to entitle the LP a very fitting name for the sign of the times, “Devil’s Playground”.
Make sure to follow them on Twitter @LYFETYMENYC @LYFETYMEPROMO @THEHOOKMASTAZ & for booking information, collaborations, interviews, events etc with either artist please email them at email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org