Duss Smitto Goes IN! Vol. 3

I want to start off by saying salute to all my real hip hop heads. I fell back for a few weeks to view a couple of different things in this music industry. Let me jump right into the last few albums I’ve heard which are from Nas, Rozay, Meek Mills, and Kendrick Lamar.

Let’s start with Nas. After I gave it a second listen I see its strong points and its weak points.
The beats are average but he comes across with fire verses as always so I give the album an 8. As far as Rick Ross and Meek Mills I give both there albums a 6 1/2. Why? Because their mixtapes are better then the music they sell. As far as Kendrick’s album I must give it another listen.

Shout out to maino an the Mafia. And as always Push! Montana shines bright over all. I’m waiting to view french Montana’s album and A$AP Rocky’s. With that being said the rest of the game is in a stand still. On Jim Jones’ 60 Racks record, Lil Wayne has the worst verse ever!

Until next time…

Holla world it’s SmittNation.

D.Smittoooo

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Duss Smitto Goes IN Vol. 2

I always want to start off by saying salute to all my true Hip hop heads.As I read through some of my favorite magazines and other websites, I see that this game is getting more sour and sour by the minute. The truth about the culture and what it was built on is lost forever in my opinion until these new artists learn their history and what the business is about. Otherwise we’ll always be behind in our own creation.

Look at Lil B. This nigga is a clown. He stands for nothing in the game, He is nothing but a target for a real niggas’ pockets. (laughing) This is why it’s so hard for real artist to get signed now because artists like wack ass Future are just holding up space. Let’s see how many new rappers make it past their first album. It’s so bad that New York ain’t even supporting their own artists at all, but they can play Young Money all day. Lil Wayne’s time is up. He needs to put the mic down and skateboard his life away (laughing).

Busta Rhymes is another one. Who the fuck cares to hear a album from him? These old rappers ain’t no better.

Well until next time. I’m going to review Nas’ new album because I think it’s trash. (laughing)

Holla world it’s SmittNation.

D.Smittoooo

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Duss Smitto Goes In Vol. 1

Welcome to the first installment of a new feature here at We Goin’ In called “Duss Smitto Goes In.” For those who don’t yet know, Duss Smitto is a seriously dope MC and real Hip Hop head straight outta BKNY repping for the Block Exchange crew with STRONG opinions about the music industry and the state of Hip Hop. Since game recognize game we are excited to give him platform to say whatever he wants to say about whatever and whomever he pleases. No holds barred, no censoring, and no worries about hurt feelings. If you’re offended, he might just be talking about you!

Duss Smitto Goes In Vol. 1

I wanna start off by saying what’s up too all my real people who support real Hip Hop.

I made a comment the other day at my video shoot for “That’s Power” featuring R.H. Bless and Cess Wonder about the fuck boy shit I see going on in the music industry that people are scared to speak on. These pay me to play your records DJs who are really pussy, these fake ass A&Rs who don’t recognize real talent and these fuck boy rappers who get robbed every other event they appear at.

This game is disgusting now. Either you’re a under cover homo rapper or you’re just a mainstream pop off dummy. Where are the real Hip Hop heads that live this shit day in and day out? The music that’s being made now is the music that is going to kill Hip Hop.

Labels don’t care who you are only what you can do for them. We are watching our culture be ripped from under us and nobody is doing nothing about it. Some of these new artists get way too much credit for me. Artists like Drake who I think is just ok. He’s not as nice as people make him out to be. Big Sean sucks point blank period. I think I need to hear more from J. Cole but the rest of the new artists are trash. Trust me people are going to remember I said these words.

Until next time Smittnation. Peace.

D.Smittoooo

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Introducing Don Streat

I just got put on to a really dope artist out of Baltimore by the name of Don Streat. In the grand tradition of We Goin IN, we want to introduce him to the wider world at large. Dude is nice!!

Don Streat or Cyrus which ever you want to call him is Baltimore hip-hop at its best. Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland but currently living in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Don Streat Hip-Hop history runs deep with ties to the Baltimore hip-hop scene. Beginning in middle school when he crafted his first rhyme and then began to write rhymes for his closest friends which spawned him in creating Infinite Description a three man collective of M.C.’s which went on to release a 12”. The Record did well and conjured some offers but the deals were never any the group were satisfied with and after placing a free article in the back of the Source even received a call from Ice Cube. Eventually times come to pass and the group fell apart and Don went solo. Music seemed farfetched at this point and Don found himself on the streets until joining the military during these times he was still releasing music. Hearts of Diamond EP, Dreamz 12”, Diamonds R 4Ever compilation, and The Don Streat Theory mixtape. Don Streat has a new inspiration and motivation through the Don Streat Theory VOL.2 Suicide Bars. The project boasts production of M-phazes, Dichter2productions, Rik Marvel, Alkota, and Vinyl Frontiers. The project has features from Ruste Juxx, Praverb The Wyze, Cadence, and Rasco.

Peep his latest single “Rapper Shot Remix” featuring Termanology and Lil Fame. Shit is fire!

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Introducing Miles B

We here at We Goin’ IN are true supporters of the underground and talent on the come up. We want to help artists with true talent and passion blow up and reach the masses. With that, we want to introduce you to Miles B.

Peep his bio and few samples of his music and you’ll see what we see which is someone with a bright future. More to come…

While every story has a beginning, the best tales are the ones whose fantasy never ends. For Miles B., the plot continues to thicken. Born Miles Ross on November 29, 1992 in Washington DC, the young emcee entered the world at an intrinsic time in hip-hop history, where artists such as Eric B & Rakim, Dr. Dre, Showbiz & A.G., Pharcyde, Ice Cube, UGK and many others were shaping rap music as we know it today. Moving to his new environment of Gordonsville, VA as a newborn, the sights and sounds of his surroundings impacted Miles B tremendously where he embraced the art of free-styling and began writing poetry at the age of 8, only to set the premise for a ground-breaking point in his career.

With music as the narrator to his life, Miles B. took advantage of every avenue possible to showcase his talents. A USB microphone and a laptop was the beginning of his career as a business man, making his first mixtape in high school then selling it for five bucks. It was then that Wes Estes, a family member turned manager for Miles, and Derrick Herndon — both of Skyline Entertainment, decided to invest in the young man who was quickly showing his knack for entrepreneurship and potential for stardom. It was then that Pure Precision Studios opened its doors which set the game plan in motion for Miles. After shaking hands with Rhythmic, an engineer, artist and founder of Lava Camp Productions, the growing young businessman had a great platform to push good quality music with a little work and dedication. After gaining the management and promotional support of Strong Quality Music, Miles B. and his team are cranking harder than ever as he prepares to drop his monstrous sound on the public.

Plans to inspire listeners with his music is only part of the adventure that this charismatic kid plans to detail. An array of mix tapes, shows, and buzz-worthy projects makes his future endeavors definite marks to chart; past work with a variety of DJs and music artists, both locally and nationally, have kept his name in the mouths of many and his story in the minds of a multitude. Relative and authentic, Miles B. knows that having substance and being accountable for his thoughts and actions will be his ticket to a successful career in music. With the goal in mind to tell his story, carrying his listeners through the ups and downs, the triumphs and even the losses, Miles B. delivers from a point of view that is authored by a character of sheer genius.

Miles B- Future

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Jpizzle’s Top 10 Of 2011

2011 was a dope year for hip hop so accordingly here are my 10 favorites of the year.

Action Bronson- Dr. Lecter
Action Bronson has had a hell of good year dropping loads of dope verses including on every track of the seriously ill Dr. Lecter. Despite comparisons to Ghostface, Action sounds like no one out there right now with references to fine cuisine, culinary techniques, and professional wrestling, Dr. Lecter is one of those albums you can listen to straight through. The raw and at times quirky production compliment Action’s flow perfectly. Sprinkle with dope guest appearances by the likes of Meyhem Lauren, Shaz Ill York, and Maffew Ragazino, and you have a winner.

The Doppelgangaz- Lone Sharks
Besides being our family here at We Goin’In, The Doppelgangaz are also the most original duo out right now. With unbelievably fantastic boom-bap and moody production and complimentary rhyme styles, Lone Sharks showed off just tight The Doppelgangaz can be. For the record, Nexium might be favorite beat of the year. It is straight up bonkers. If you’re not already up on them, cop this record now!

Cunninlynguists- Oneirology
This album straight up blew my mind (pause.) The production is utterly beautiful and inspired and the rhymes soulful, introspective, and pitch perfect for the beats. An album loosely based around the concept of dreams and dreaming (hence Oneirology, the study of dreams,) The Cunninlynguists provide the perfect content to flush out that concept. It will be criminal if this not on everyone’s end of the year best lists.

Roc Marciano- Marcberg
Perhaps no artist and album captured the aesthetic of true gritty, grimy, gully, and gangster NY rap than Roc Marciano and his Marcberg LP. With minimal and dark sample driven production and Roc’s super ill flow and rhyme schemes, this is another listen straight through album. This brings back the best memories of mid 90′s rap glory but still has a modern sound to keep itself relevant. I’m fiending for some more Roc Marciano music in the 2k12 fo sho.

Phonte- Charity Starts At Home
I am an unabashed Little Brother and Foreign Exchange Stan so of course I loved Phonte’s solo album Charity Starts At Home From the first track. With his patented blend of witty introspective rhymes, ad-libs (New Tigalo New Tigalo!) Phonte delivers the goods on this album. He’s also reunited with 9th wonder on a number of tracks bringing back that good ol Little Brother feeling. Throw in some dope guest spots from the likes of Median, Evidence, Elzhi, and Pharoah Monche, and a good time is guaranteed for all.

Wu-Tang- Legendary Weapons
If there is one thing that people of all races, religions, creeds, and stripes can agree on it’s that The Wu is fantastic! Combining most of the Clan members with hip hop all stars like M.O.P. , AZ, Action Bronson, Termanology, Sean P, and others with affiliates like Trife, Cappadona, and the criminally slept on Killa Sin, Legendary Weapons is pure raw gritty Wu greatness. Dope kung-fu flick samples and raw rhymes with little to no choruses, this is only for the hardcore. Join the elite and cop this album.

Common- The Dreamer, The Believer
Despite being released on December 20th, this album is so good that it easily catapults to the top of the list for the year. Backed by near flawless production by No ID, Common sounds as hungry and versatile as ever switching between cocky bravado and introspective conscious type raps with ease. Even over smooth production Common’s patented off beat flow sounds raw and authentic. Hip hop lives!

Jedi Mind Tricks- Violence Begets Violence
I will admit that Jedi Mind Tricks is a bit of a guilty pleasure in my view. Their albums can be interchangeable but that never stops me from thoroughly enjoying them. Vinny Paz and Jus Allah return minus Stoupe (who surprisingly is not missed) with more songs of ultra-violence with fantastic titles. Jedi Mind Tricks always gets my hyped to go knock random mothafuckas out on the street and for that I am always grateful. As always, the guest spots are great and Violence Begets Violence even features Chip Fu which is just plain fantastic!

Drake- Take Care
I don’t care who hates on me for this because this album is just plain fantastic. I’m of the view that Drake is much less rap music connected to hip hop culture and more very very well executed pop music which is fine by me. Even hardcore OG thugs like myself need a break from shooting and hustling from time to time. Drake’s signature rapping/singing on the same track style is in its full glory and I have no shame in stating that when he wants to spit, Drake can definitely spit. Not only is this album good listening, your girl won’t walk out on you when its playing either (it takes a special woman to get turned on by say Jedi Mind Tricks.) All in all, Drake shows that he definitely has some longevity in this game.

Evidence- Cats and Dogs
Mr. Slow Flow returns with another solidly dope album that shows why he is respected by nearly everyone in hip hop. With guest spots from the likes of Raekwon, Aloe Blacc, Rakaa, Slug, Aesop Rock, and Ras Kass and bonkers production from Ev himself, Alchemist, and Premier this album represents hip hop in it’s purest form. Evidence knows how craft a consistent and unified listening experience which is just a pleasure to listen to. More please!

Poison Pen Disses Librarians

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The first two bars a rapper spits on the first track of their debut album are probably the most important bars they’ll ever spit. That’s the split second when fans who just popped the CD on or clicked on the mp3 will decide if how they’re going to feel about said MC for the rest of their life. If you question the importance of this first impression, look no further than Chevy Chase in Animal Farm. He’s sitting at his typewriter, trying to write a novel, only he can’t get it started because he can’t think of a good way to open it. What happens to him? I don’t want to spoil it but let’s just say he doesn’t turn out to be the successful novelist he thinks he should be.

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