High Tide Vol. 2 by Purple Tape Pedigree by Мишка Bloglin published on 2012/09/06 16:01:48 +0000 We are very proud to present the next installment of the High Tide mix series. This is where we do our best to summarize recent hip hop releases that may not have been on everyone's radar, but probably will be soon. Once again we've got Purple Tape Pedigree/Fresh Out The Box's own Geng Grizzly on the 1's and 2's. Although I guess it's just the 1 and 2. I never realized that expression was unnecessarily pluralized, cause it's just one set of turntables, it's not like DJs commonly DJ on multiple sets of turntables (but it happens). Anyways this mix covers a great deal of the artists we're into, and it's sure to keep you vibin from the wake and bake to the day's last puff. On this mix you'll get a healthy dose of Shadowrunners frontman Himself The Majestic. It is really time for people to start paying attention to this dude who happens to have a 100% success rate when it comes to being a good rapper. While none of their releases have hit big yet, the Shadowrunners have been steadily cranking out great tunes, and every single appearance that Himself makes is top notch. His material is always incredibly unique and his raps are familiar enough to strike a chord, but simultaneously puzzling enough to keep you guessing and scrambling for google. He strikes a masterful balance between making the listener feel comfortable, and forcing them to work in order to keep up. He'll bounce around from incredibly superficial kind of status quo rap speak, to brutally honest and unguarded confessions. He'll drop knowledge about familiar wrestlers, and obscure video games, then remind you what he likes to do in the bedroom. To Himself the things the audience knows, and the things the audience doesn't know figure equally. His unique approach will draw you in, and then he'll actually take you somewhere. We've also got a few exclusives, courtesy of Geng's rap world connections. So, while the country is embroiled in attempting to resolve the massive feelings of regret and trepidation that come with choosing between two egregiously unrepresentative presidential candidates, our steadily growing world of rap music continues to bang yall over the head with the antidote. It's just a bunch of real motherfuckers livin real ass lives, and doin art at the same damn time. And don't forget to tune into Fresh Out The Box every Thursday 7:30 - 9:30 PM EST on BBox Radio.