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Input: Pictureface (2008)

February 23, 2011



01. Pictureface
02. Life and Death (featuring Joanna Rubio)
03. Wheels In Motion
04. Out Of Tune
05. Damn It Feels Good To Be Input
06. Diamonds On The Inside
07. Dead Weight
08. Old Fashioned
09. Mr. Bad Guy (featuring Reason the Citizen)
10. Metal On Metal
11. I Dreamed Of A Place
12. Open Sea
13. Walking In Circles
14. Stormy Weather
15. Exhausted Patience
16. Dial Tones (featuring Satyr and Grounded 1)

Gustavo D’Arthenay, a.k.a. Input, grew up in Denver, Colorado as the youngest son to hardworking Venezuelan immigrants. While still a student in high school, Input became enamored with Hip-Hop culture and began cultivating his unique blend of rhythm based music and pointed lyrics. Drawing inspiration from his life experiences, Input released his debut album “Elusive Candor” in 2006 while attending the University of Colorado Denver. Input’s sophomore effort “A Radio With Guts,” released in 2007, showcased his growth as an artist and won him a loyal following among fans of the local hip-hop scene.
-Last.FM profile

Pictureface is an amazing album from start to finish.  It was in my top 5 of 2008 and is still very highly-regarded by Coloradoan hip hop heads.  If you haven’t heard of this cat before, you should stop sleeping and grab this album.  The production on here is incredibly varied and helps to accentuate Input’s ability to switch up his style.  Each track has a freshness that goes well with a blunt and a beer or when you’re in your car riding around town.



Frich presents I Speak The Gospel, Vol 1: If you don’t understand just listen to this

January 13, 2011

Best of 2010 mix for D-A/UGDN and Poetic Agenda
##. Artist - Track title (Album title)
01. The Strangerz - Tune In (2nd To None)
02. Rozewood - Nightmare Author (2012)
03. Moka Only - FSG featuring Shad (Airport Four)
04. Black Milk - Deadly Medley featuring Royce da 5'9" & Elzhi
05. Funky DL - But That's Not Me (Back to Frank [Funky DL Samples Amy Winehouse])
06. John Legend & The Roots - I Can't Write Left-Handed (Wake Up!)
07. Gangrene - Not High Enough (Gutter Water)
08. The Roots - Radio Daze featuring Blu, P.O.R.N. & Dice Raw (How I Got Over)
09. Eligh - Soul on the Road (Grey Crow)
10. Qwel & Maker - The Down Dumbing (Owl)
11. Curren$y - Micheal Knight Remix featuring Raekwon (Pilot Talk 2)
12. Snowgoons - The Uncrushables featuring ILL Bill, Sicknature & Sabac Red (Kraftwerk)
13. Main Flow - Understand featuring Just Brea (Return of the Castle)
14. Reflection Eternal - Just Begun featuring Jay Electronica, J. Cole & Mos Def (Revolutions Per Minute)
15. Tech N9ne - Alucard (Seepage EP)
16. RJD2 - A Son's Cycle (Inversions of the Colossus)
17. Trademark da Skydiver - Oxygen (Special release on 4/20)
18. SLik D - Blown As Possible (SunShine)
19. Stat Quo - The Beginning (Statlanta)


The Roots – Illadelph Halflife (1996)

November 17, 2010

1: Intro
2: Respond/React
3: Section
4: Panic!!!!!!!
5: It Just Don’t Stop
6: Episodes
7: Push Up Ya Lighter
8: What They Do
9: ? Vs. Scratch (The Token DJ Cut)
10: Concerto Of The Desperado
11: Clones
12: Universe At War
13: No Alibi
14: Dave Vs. Us
15: No Great Pretender
16: The Hypnotic
17: Ital (The Universal Side)
18: One Shine
19: The Adventures In Wonderland
20: Outro



Lozo: First of all, The Roots are a legendary group commanding alot of respect from me personally, and should from all hip hop heads. Black Thought is an amazing of the best to do it. This album is good all in all, there is not one bad track on here, I guarantee it! borrowed lnk

Moka Only: Airport Four

November 12, 2010


01 Airport Dream Theme
02 On A Roll
03 How Do You Feel Today
04 Glazed featuring Mr. Brady
05 Museumcees
06 Morning Arrival
07 Ways
08 Shivers
09 Diggy
10 Let You Know featuring Psy
11 Sweet Action
12 Blue Blazes
13 Always A New Day
14 Ylfm
15 Flying Fish
16 FSG featuring Shad
17 Glorious
18 Neva Stop featuring Mr. Brady

frich: I first heard of Moka Only through his work with Dilla, Aceyalone, and Swollen Members. I’ve always really enjoyed his relaxed flow and his wordplay. Everything about the dude’s style is great and only gets better with time. Furthermore, he’s released over 40 albums in a pretty short time, and in my opinion, I haven’t heard a track that has completely flopped.

I had kind of thought the Airport series was done after 3, but I can’t stop listening to Airport Four. This album is in my top 10 (maybe top 5) of 2010. The beats are all fresh and relatively minimalistic so his flow is what captures and keeps the listener’s attention.

Definitely check this album out if you dig that mellow Canadian west coast hip hop style. And check it out even if you don’t. You may be surprised.

Stand-out tracks: On A Roll, FSG featuring Shad


Sandpeople: Points of View

November 11, 2010

Sandpeople was formed roughly three-and-a-half years ago as an unlikely gathering of hip-hop artists in the Pacific Northwest. This crew has since built itself into a well-respected underground 12 member unit fully equipped to fill a stage and empty a keg (preferably in reverse order). Within the first two months, and long before most Sandpeeps had even met each other, their debut album Points of View was recorded and released over a two week span.

Here we have the first Sandpeople album featuring Al-one, Ethic, iame, 1770-8, Jon the Baptist, $imple, Pres, Gold, Sapient, and DJ Delay. Beats made by EarthFireMusic, Aware Productions and Ohmega Watts. 19 tracks of freshness.


01 In the Beginning
02 Sight & Sound
03 Put a Sock In It
04 Papier Oshin
05 Land of the Free
06 Masquerade
07 Desert
08 Saltine Cantina
09 Torrential Thought
10 Earth 2 O
11 You Ain’t Right?
12 Dear Diary
13 Semaphore
14 Free Dirt
15 Confession
16 The Abyss
17 Anguish
18 Utility Belt
19 Resolution

320 kbps MP3 (FhG)

Drake – So Far Gone (2009)

November 11, 2010

1 Lust for Life 2:56
2 Houstatlantavegas 4:51
3 Successful (feat. Trey Songz & Lil Wayne) 6:15
4 Let’s Call It Off (feat. Peter Bjorn and John) 3:54
5 November 18th 3:07
6 Ignant Shit (feat. Lil Wayne) 5:04
7 A Night Off (feat. Lloyd) 3:14
8 Say What’s Real 3:51
9 Little Bit (feat. Lykke Li) 3:50
10 Best I Ever Had 4:18
11 Unstoppable (feat. Santigold & Lil Wayne) 3:30
12 Uptown (feat. Bun B & Lil Wayne) 6:22
13 Sooner Than Later 4:22
14 Bria’s Interlude (feat. Omarion) 2:19
15 The Calm 4:04
16 Outro 2:55
17 17. Brand New 



Lozo: Honestly, I am not a mainstream hip hop head myself. Many times I do not find what I hear to be real hip hop and therefore just fake wanna be shit. But Drake’s mixtape So Far Gone is a different story for me. I feel this mixtape goes hard! The beats go perfect with the content of lyrics and you got Lil Wayne on a track and Drake…just as a musician is something else to me rather than just another mainstream rapper…at least on this mixtape.