Album Cover: Soul Like Khan (2010)
In the past three weeks, I have independently arrived at the name Brown Bag AllStars four separate times (1 album, 2 EP's, and 1 incredibly produced track - all of which are great). So how is it possible that I had never heard of this underground hip hop group before?! I have absolutely no idea, but lucky for us, these guys have been keeping real hip hop alive in 2010 with their newest releases below. Don't sleep on any of this music!
Soul Khan - Soul Like Khan (2010)
Preview: Soul Khan - Soul Like Khan
Koncept - Playing Life EP (2010)
Preview: Koncept - Keeping On (Prod. Maticulous)
Sene & J57 (of Brown Bag AllStars) – Eye Don’t Dream…But I Do EP (2010)
Preview: Sene - 4U (Prod. J57 of Brown Bag AllStars)
Joell Ortiz - Battle Cry (Prod. by Audible Doctor of Brown Bag AllStars) [Download]
The Brown Bag AllStars consist of Soul Khan, The Audible Doctor, J57, Koncept, DJ Goo Punch, DJ E Holla, and Deejay Element who all met each other while working at the legendary hip hop record store Fat Beats NYC (now R.I.P.)
My introduction to the Brown Bag AllStars started with a battle rapper named Soul Khan. If you have never seen a hip hop battle, then today is your lucky day. The below is one hell of an introduction to both Soul Khan and the important (yet dying) tradition of the MC battle. His delivery and punchlines are INSANE. Stand back or you might get a black eye.
Soul Khan VS. Madness (Battle starts at 1:15)
Peace and enjoy hip hop responsibly.
-Filet Of Sole