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Beans – “Blue Movie” from anticon. on Vimeo.

Who said hip hop is dead?? yeah yeah, I find myself constantly putting down the shitty pop-rap crap that is on the radio today. “We’ll never have better hip hop then what was being spit in the mid 90’s” i’ll say over a PBR in the local hipster bar. But you know what. We’re all wrong. There is some good shit getting put out in the hip hop genre these days. You just have to look for it. You got cats like Theophilus London, Versis, and Hundred Strong reshaping the way a beat is made.

And thats just a few. This dude Asher Roth is a nut. He barely takes a breath when he’s spitting. It’s just a complete blackout track. And then you got a cat like Beans who is just kicking that shit mad off-beat. And the video above… it’s like a rock video, complete with make hot hipster make-out shots, and artsy nipple twisting. It just all adds up to a Hip Hop revival as far as I’m concerned.

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[audio:http://thenewlofi.com/wp-content/audio/2011/03/asher_roth-more_cowbell.mp3|titles= Asher Roth – More Cowbell ]
Asher Roth – More Cowbell (Prod By Blended Babies)

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[audio:http://thenewlofi.com/wp-content/audio/2011/03/gorilla_warfare_tactics-temptations.mp3|titles= Gorilla Warfare Tactics – Temptations]
Gorilla Warfare Tactics – Temptations

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[audio:http://thenewlofi.com/wp-content/audio/2011/03/beans-blue_movie.mp3|titles= Beans – Blue Movie]
Beans – Blue Movie