Friday, July 12, 2013

Beat Junkies & Bang Ya Head Present: Axel F. - "The Set" (J. Rocc & M.E.D.)




Stones Throw alums J. Rocc & M.E.D. (Medaphor) initially linked up last summer to assemble a podcast-contained mixtape; Collectively operating under the group name "Axel F," it featured a collection of largely original tracks and previously unreleased material. Now, exactly 1 year later to the day (July 9th) later, J. Rocc & M.E.D. have unleashed a brand new track from their forthcoming Rebel's Theme LP, "The Set." It's unclear if Axel F. is intentionally named after Beverly Hills Cop's Eddie Murphy name-checking title theme or not, but either way... this is about as down and dirty, intentionally grimy-sounding Hip-Hop as it gets! M.E.D.'s semi-confrontational verses are slickly inter-spliced between J. Rocc's neck-snapping, sample-accented production work.


A few of those hard-hitting Boom-Bap'd couplets include: "Big beat knockin', streets keep watchin', big things poppin', Pee Wee stoppin'... I'm internationally known, I'm internationally known, I'm internationally known as the kid with the flow." While a firm Rebel's Theme release date has yet to be set, J. Rocc & M.E.D.'s collective production credits include everyone from J Dilla to Hodgy Beats. However, Beat Junkies and Bang Your Head are presenting Axel F.'s "first official performance + "The Set" video shoot," which is going down at The Crosby [California] at some point this weekend; The Tweeted show flyer also alludes to a "picture disc EP coming soon on Bang Ya Head/Fat Beats!"

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