Hailing from the Northwest underground and also an original member of Portland group Forgotten Dialect, Emcee Fidel Maestro delivers a new album titled Does Dirt available via McCannabis Records on digital and Cassette. Smashing abstract rhymes over 11 cuts produced by himself and Gouseion have satisfied my boombox since it was released. Hit the link and support on Bandcamp where all proceeds will be donated to Survival International, defending Indiginous Peoples and traditional land rights. – by J.Goddard
Underground artist Kayer releases a couple from the vault featuring Hip-Hop Legend Spoon (of Iodine). The Veteran MC’s have been working together since 2005 with Producer Cosiner in Oakland Ca. The first release of these archives can be found on Kayer’s album Rewind a Decade. The single Metro Illness (produced by DJ Vinroc) tells the story of city conflicts testing ones sanity before giving into violence. Another track from this duo titled Same Page (featuring P.E.A.C.E. of Freestyle Fellowship)(remixed by Ian Mckee) has been noted as an improv freestyle recording. The original version produced by Cosiner will arrive on a future release. Rewind a Decade is Available at all Digital Stores/Spotify/BandCamp etc.
About: Spoon (of Iodine)
MC from The Good Life Cafe, Project Blowed and Heavyweights collective, also recognized as “Maniak” from the legendary U.T.I. Graffiti Crew. Spoon’s timeline dates back to the mid 80’s with group MC Aces made up of Spoon (of Iodine), Aceyalone and Myka 9. As pioneers in the L.A. movement M.C. Aces has been remembered as the roots of present day Freestyle Fellowship. Appearing as T-Spoon on 1993 Hip-Hop Classic Innercity Griots he is found on songs Heavyweights and as hype-man on Aceyalone’s Cornbread. The opening song Jurassick on the 1995 Project Blowed record has one of his most famous verses. Anti-Christ and Dollar Bill produced by Omid are another set of Iodine anthems where he displays his intricate style. To learn more visit history links below. -Written by C. Stevens
MC Aces (1985) Mike, Eric & Eddie
Dollar Bill- LIVE at the Good Life
Jurassick- LIVE at The Good Life
From the 2007 files “City Lytez” featuring Jungle Boogie Brown is now available on Kayer’s Rewind A Decade. Known for his appearances on Hip-Hop classic Uptown Saturday Night by Camp Lo, Jungle Brown put the fly voice to songs Nicky Barnes aka It’s Alright and Say Word. The bronx native can also be found on a number of solo tracks and Camp Lo releases.
With Dj Icewater on the turntables City Lytez brings True School flavor to the new era. The original version produced by Stressnotic will now be released on a Latin B-Sides EP. The album mix on Rewind A Decade is credited to young Bay Area producer Ian McKee.
Jungle- Halos7vines.com Bio-link
Kayer- kayermusic.com @kayermusic
Kayer Rewind A Decade: Archives from 2003-2007 recorded at the Corner Store Studios in Oakland Ca. Album features Project Blowed/Heavyweights Spoon (of Iodine) & P.E.A.C.E. of Freestyle Fellowship, DJ Icewater, Jungle Boogie Brown, DJ Vinroc of Triple Threat DJs, Luna Angel, and Eddie K. 88 of Gurp City. Productions by Cosiner, Vinroc, Stressnotic, Ian McKee and Jaz Jetson. Published by Bay Area label Hit Status Recordings. Cover art by Blaine Fontana.
Notes: Hip-Hop/Rap, West Coast Underground, Full length LP (explicit lyrics)