“’Cos it’s bigger than a HIP HOP HIP HOP” Dead Prez once hollered. We love a drop of the old-skool on this show, especially when it’s a free download. Today’s MPFree comes from Minneapolis collective Sifu Hotman, consisting of Guante x deM atlaS x Rube). Check out those samples!
Sifu Hotman is MCs Guante (two-time National Poetry Slam champion) and he’s brought his friends deM atlaS (newest signee to Rhymesayers Entertainment) and producer Rube (best known for his jazz-sampling electro-swing composition). Their debut album Embrace the Sun “is a mix of traditionalist rhyme acrobatics and thoughtful knowledge-dropping sure to get any hip hop head nodding” and we’re certainly not going to disagree. A self-titled album of sorts was released last year by the collective but this is being billed as their debut proper, released last month. Grab this song now, then check out that album!
*please note that the download version of the song has some choice language.