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The latest SUBCON features new tracks from 2 Mello, Andre Martel, Bona El-Zee, and an OCReMix rap collab. In another Video Game Based Lyrics Corner, I decide which FFVII characters don't give a f-, using Sean Paul and J Bo of YoungBloodz as my guide. Then I go as hard as a PBS telethon as I reveal the SUBCON Patreon plan!
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Check out this acoustic rearrangement of the Athletic theme from the super popular, yet not often covered, music from Super Mario Bros 3.
From 8 bits and back again
Just found MRsonic699, so expect me to post more hot jams like this from him in the future. MR chooses an underrated Zelda track from the GCN/Wii game.
The only video game hip hop podcast
Four artists never before highlighted on the podcast, RunC.T., Aquma, Marcus & Rome, and music from Steven Universe! More VG based hip hop than you can shake a stick at. Brand new mashups, beats, and original rhymes from the new challengers and more.
This week's 'Video Game Based Lyrics Corner' features the lyrics of Jay-Z, by way of Legend of Zelda. I also discuss the latest Smash Bros DLC news, and implore you, those listening at home, to use your heart, and your rupees to help support this podcast!
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As I type this, I'm slowly being murdered, in my own home by this unbearable desert heat. Alas, it's GRIMECRAFT to the rescue with an ice cold VG based mixtape to cool down to.
Lingering VGM, a relaxed aesthetic, and bass heavy futurism. In the endless heat, being able to just hit play and let the music wash over you in ebbs and flows can be a soothing experience.
Light it up.
Technically sound, extra catchy, lyrically smart, AND with heart. Been looking forward to reviewing this album, because that means I get to call listening to this album 'work.' The Maryland born, Philly based rap duo drop an eight track EP that burns hot straight through. This is the sort of album I created SUBCON to showcase. You can bet M&R will make an appearance on the show soon (like, the next episode soon).
M&R lay it all out as soon as the album starts with an autobiographical account most retrogamers have lived in the Yoshi based, Bknapp produced opener, "Press Start."
SHVKVZULU's glitched beats crack the album open, and quickly takes a dark turn to fit the mood. The shot firing "HM02 as Fuck" may already got my new vote for best Pokemon rap ever (No, the official Pokemon rap does not even make top five).
"Ice Cap/Aquatic Mine drops the duo in the back to back sonic beats. The flow gets out of control before switching into a smooth, low key closer.
I review the track Gorrila Tactics on an upcoming episode of SUBCON. Get hyped!
"Hero of Rhyme" is another banger over fan favorite Legend of Zelda theme Gerudo Valley. Judging by the love shown at the end of this track, I believe more LoZ based M&R is on the way. Sounds like they got enough memories in them to go full Zelda on the next release. I say all this because the track is a teasingly short minute long without the closing speech.
"Ring Out" may be the sneaky best track on the album. They bring back the grime, constantly dropping rings and some of the best lines on the album. So many replays for hip hop heads, with the fast pace and surprising rhymes.
The duo go clutch and kill it on the finale. "No Johns Freestyle" is dedicated to all the smash players, even 'filthy casuals" like me.
Rated 'D' For Dope is stuck in my rotation as I write this. If you hit play, it can easily infest your music player as well. Keep your finger on the rewind button for this one.