Monday, October 8, 2012
VIDEO----LIVE FROM THE STREETS EPISODE: MR. GREEN FEAT. MALIK B AND KEVIN BROWN
It has been a long time since I've witnessed a Malik B sighting. Malik B, of The Roots, has been an enigma for the better part of his career. I've wondered if, and when, we would see this talented lyricist reemerge on the Hip Hop radar. A few appearances on recent Roots joints notwithstanding, the Philly phenom has been forging a path on the underground. He recently linked with beatmaker Mr. Green for his Live From The Streets series. Live From The Streets is very dope, as it melds the worlds of live instrumentation and sampling in a palatable format. In this segment, we have Mr. Green interacting with street performer Kevin Brown (not to be confused with the DMV beat maven of the same name). Once Mr. Green gathered enough live material, he took to his studio, utilizing his Native Instruments MASCHINE to chop the material into a dope beat for Malik B to spit over. What you have as a finished product is a good piece of Hip Hop. Special thanks to director Sam Lipman-Stern for bringing the authentic, raw flavor of the Illadelph streets to life in this video. Also check out Noisey, the new music channel for VICE: www.noisey.com.