We can argue that alcohol has inspired much of humanity’s worst antics. We can also argue that alcohol also inspires some liquid courage and gives folks some great results if the perfect scenario is presented. This is that perfect scenario as Netherfriends links up with LOD’s Chandler London and Blakkass Westley for the very entertaining “Kinda Drunk” which is a freestyle beat video. Sober thoughts never gave you this much fun, huh?
Thursday morning we had LOD [Legion of Dudez] swing by Radio DePaul for an interview. We had Blakkass Westley, Supa BWE, Auggie The 9th, Cadillac Duke, and ShowYouSuck bless us with their time and the show was definitely one of our most fun shows. We had an onslaught of premiered exclusives from Cadillac Duke, Auggie The 9th, and ShowYouSuck. We also had various hilarious calls answered as well as a real dope cipher that illustrated how fun these guys are. As an advocate for the Legion of Dudez I can honestly say that they have always been a humble group of guys that have gone out of their way to make sure that they treat others around them like family. They are individuals and humans first, artists second, and you definitely get that within the interactions anyone has had with them at any venue or any meeting you may have with them. Great dudes, making great music, and having a lot of fun at it, that’s what describes LOD.
Cadillac Duke Exclusive [Smooth II & By Any Means]:
ShowYouSuck Exclusive [#RADFLOOD]
Side note:We apologize for the first instrumental. We didnt notice that the instrumental was louder.
I have been looking forward to the return of these two: M.L.A. — one of the Chicago duos I big upped last fall in an exclusive list in my NBA Preview, along with their entire career thus far here on Gowhere.
The brothers, pak.one & j.pak, come back with 4 new tracks in the naturally titled Return of the Astros EP. These Mint Lab Astronauts recruit three dope features as well — Clark Airlines on the hype, bravado anthem that’ll translate well live (Feb. 28th), “CSMF” (you’ll hear what that stands for), Blakkass Westley on the smoother hip hop cut “Learn Today”, and smoothest of all: Mr. Music for the hook to the relationship-centric “for sale”.
In all four tracks, pak.one takes the lead with some slick, melodic rhymes that match his productions. j.pak is last in all of the songs, following the featured guests, and he spits fast with a mix of slowed-down talking, depending on the song. I liked this structure as I got the full sense of it by the concluding track for the ladies: “Carry On”. By the end, I was also impressed that the group was able to show their versatility on just four tracks. The menacing trap sounds on the first track for instance were followed by the jazzy tone of “Learn Today”. Furthermore, pak.one is fast on “CSMF”, j.pak slows it down; then it’s vice versa with pak.one’s hook and j.pak’s verse in the next track.
Then “for sale” and “Carry On” conclude the EP with two tracks about relatable lady issues (Mr. Music’s hook is a great summary for “for sale” and the first thing that’ll jump out at you.) “Carry On” is more of an ode to the physical, with pak.one’s fast first verse being the attention-getter for me. To top it all off, I love hearing the group nod to its roots with a hilariously appropriate TV Show sample in the “for sale” outro. The Michael Scott epiphany they chose is simply fantastic.
There’s the breakdown that may have taken you as long to read as it will to listen, so go ahead and press play already! (Dope album art, too. j.pak with that design as well.)
Favorite song: “for sale” f/ Mr. Music
Favorite pak.one verse: “Carry On”
Favorite j.pak verse: “Learn Today”
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Members of LOD [Legion of Dudes] go off on this Na$im Williams production as Blakkass Westley & Chandler London enlist Cadillac Duke to “Diamond Girl Remix”. The single will form a part of Chandler and Westley’s collaborative project, “Champion Champloo”.
Footage of Diamond Girl Remix Performance: