Does the name Gajah ring a bell? Well I’d hope so! He’s one of my favorite LA-based emcees that has an innovative, poetic, and overall fresh approach to “hip-hop.” I’ve blogged about him quite a bit in the past, and today I’m proud to share with you some new music called “Generation Fresh.”
“Generation Fresh” is a track off Acid Reign’s (Gajah’s apart of the group) new EP, Hype Kills. Released on Acid Lab Records, Hype Kills is a free EP that fuses the creativity of Acid Reign with the vision of Awkward, a producer from the UK. According to ALR, “This EP features Special Guest appearances by Upword, Express Fresh, Myk Mansun and Lyricon. Also includes a special remix by Brooklyn based producer/record man Willie Green.”
Be sure to get your hands on the EP, but you should really do yourself a creative favor and watch the dope video for Acid Reign’s “Generation Fresh.” The video was filmed at this guy’s house who has collected 40 years of awesomeness. I mean from classic toys to random signs and memorabilia, this guy has everything! You’d have to pause the video so many times just to let your eyes take in the awesomeness that his collection exudes. don’t stop the video, because you’ll miss out on Acid Reign’s dope lyrics.
Trust me, this song is legit! DOWNLOAD IT HERE
When I first saw Gajah’s video for “Breakfast Shoplift” featuring Myk Mansun, I immediately thought of hipster meets underground hip-hop. I couldn’t really think of a way to describe his music, but I attribute that to the impressive level of outer realm creativity that Gajah exhibits; he leaves you speechless.
In actuality, this is my first time ever listening to Gajah. If it wasn’t for him mentioning me on a Tweet, then I probably would have missed out on his sensational creativity. The video “Breakfast Shoplift” isn’t a breakout music video for Gajah. He’s been on the scene since mid 90s, and is best known for being the founding member of the underground hip-hop collective Acid Reign.
He’s made quite the name for himself as an emcee in the Los Angeles underground hip-hop scene, as well as the poetry movement over at South Central’s legendary open-mic, Project Blowed. I didn’t know that Gajah was also known for his lyrical prowess in the open-mic scene, but you can kind of figure it out just by listening this lyrics. It is like poetry in motion infused with a hip-hop vibe.
“Breakfast Shoplift” is a pretty cool song, as well as a cool video that takes us inside the mind of Gajah. It’s nice seeing the imagery from his poetic rhymes coming to life with the outside-the-box visuals.
This is my first time listening to a track by Gajah, but I definitely plan on checking out his latest project, Missleaneous.
For more information on Gajah, visit his bio page over at Acid Lab Records. Also follow him on Twitter @Gajahmatik
I look forward to hearing more music from this “LA based rhyme slayer.”
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