New Gift of Gab track – El Gifto Magnifico

The Gift of Gab (Blackalicious, The Mighty Underdogs) will release his much overdue Escape to Mars on October 27. In his words, “it as 11 brand new, exclusive tracks, this release is an intergalactic journey through time and space.”

Pre-Orders via his webstore will be autographed by Gab himself.

Enjoy this sample track:

The Gift of Gab – El Gifto Magnifico [download mp3]

The Mighty Underdogs – Droppin’ Science Fiction

Initial Thoughts Album Review #4

Unpretentious album reviews that forgo the big words, analogies and obscure music-references to simply voice some initial thoughts and gut reactions.

The Mighty Underdogs
Droppin’ Science Fiction

Although this means we will have to wait a while longer to see a solo Lateef album, I am very excited to see this super group release their full length LP. Standout tracks are Monster, ILL Vacation and War Walk. I don’t think Gift of Gab‘s performance is quite as good as with his other ventures as a solo artist and in Blackalicious, but the combination of Lateef and Gab on tracks has always proved successful. I’m thinking 4000 Miles (Blackalicious – Blazing Arrow), Side to Side (Blackalicious – The Craft), Banger (G. Love’s Lemonade), It’s Going Down, Sun Don’t Shine, Cold War Economics and 3 Strike Felony (The Gift of Gab – Supreme Lyricism Vol. 1), Kalakuta Show (Red Hot and Riot Fela Kuti Tribute Album). I could have done without the womanizing track “Aye.” In all, this is a solid album and a great addition to the Blackalicious/Gift of Gab, Lateef the Truth Speaker and Headnodic/Crown City Rockers associated catalogs.

New Mighty Underdogs Track from "Droppin’ Science Fiction"

It is going to be a good fall for hip-hop. The Mighty Underdogs (The Gift of Gab from Blackalicious, Lateef the Truth Speaker from Latyrx and Maroons and Headnodic from The Crown City Rockers) are releasing their new album on October 14th (preorder ships).

Just to tantalize us all, they have posted a full track, War Walk.

Download it here:

The Mighty Underdogs – War Walk.mp3