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Equipto & Otayo Dubb – “Yuk The World” video

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From their collaborative Baby Steps album, released mid-last year, California emcees Equipto and Otayo Dubb dropped a music video for the song “Yuk The World”. Produced by Bean One, the song finds the two rapping about ignoring propaganda while acknowledging the real positive contributions, standing up for what’s right, and celebrating life’s good moments, even through adversity and the bad times. “Life’s a struggle, yet I still laugh // Can you feel that?

The video was filmed by Bambu, at a Free Breakfast event put together by the duo, at The Black & Brown Social Club. Watch the video below, and then check the maxi single below, which comes with a Digital Martyrs remix (free downloads on Soundcloud).

Defizit – “Fresh Produce” album

Defizit (@DefizitBeats) is a producer from Stockton, California, who released his debut album in May. I’m a little late in hearing it, but good music has no time constraints. Titled Fresh Produce, this 14-track album is rich in that familiar and classic hip hop sound. The beats are sample-based and driven by head-nodding, boom bap drums, jazzy horns, bright percussion, warm strings, ill cuts, and just an overall feel-good vibe.

Dregs One – “The Inspiration” mixtape

Following his debut album “The Wake Up Call“, released in November, San Francisco emcee/producer Dregs One returns with “The Inspiration“. It’s a free 18 track mixtape, released on February 28th, where he rapped over beats by J. Dilla, Pete Rock, DJ Quik, Elaquent, Bahwee, and Illmind. He also remade some songs by other artists. He also brought on guest appearances such as Telli Prego, Patience, Otayo Dubb, Spank Pops, Simon Says, Shark Sinatra, White Mic, and others.

dirtybird b. : Hard Work In Paradise

dirtybird b. (aka Aaron Broughton) released his debut LP “Hard Work in Paradise” on  January 18, 2012. The synth-heavy album features 13 instrumentals and one song with guest appearances by emcees James Vega and Otayo Dubb. Hailing from Humboldt County, CA, dirtybird spends his days raising chickens and making beats. Awesome.

Album Review: Otayo Dubb- Cold Piece Of Work

Choosing not to pigeonhole his style into just one box Otayo Dubb, embraces and incorporates the many styles which influence him throughout his life to create his own style: from Reggae to Salsa, Jazz and of course West Coast Hip Hop. “Cold Piece Of Work (Beatrock Music, 2011) encompasses  all of these genres and presents what Otayo Dubb likes to call “Blue Collar” music: “music for the masses with a little bit of conscious and a little bit of street.”  With production from Dubb himself,  MTK, Keelay, 6Fingers, Fatgums and Digital Martyrs and featuring emcees Balance, Zumbi (Zion I), Prometheus Brown (Blue Scholars),Bambu and Rocky Rivera, Sakima and more, this is definitely going to be an exciting album to explore. So how about we do just that, yeah?