What up. Another Hip Hop Heads Up. I said I wanted to do something like this every month.
Actually, this year so far has been a little slow when it comes to music, especially since nowadays gotta rely on youtube videos & word of mouth through cybersace (since I'm in the deep South where if it's regionally bias, but eargasmically wack to me.)
I'm from the South, so I'm not hating. (Remember, I did a tribute to Southern hip hop some months back.) But it's this regional sound-bites of one another that drove me away from pursuing rap 10 years ago. My lil' brother's still tryna get me to step to the mic, & I'm like... Although the skills & the love for the music are still there, but the hunger died, when everybody started serving "junk food." Seemed like everyone started getting greedy as soon as Master P got discovered after selling music out of the trunk of his car. Now the radio's constantly promoting crap & giving the South a bad name. While hip hop's gone from the Black CNN to the "Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous." Sadly, it's some dope Southerners that may never see the light of success, b/c they're not a gimmick. And this brutha is one of them..
Kam Moye AKA Supastition hails from Charlotte, NC. Ppl may know him from his works with Little Brother. I've been a fan since the first time I heard "The Williams" joint from the OK Players compilation album & again, after peeping.. "Boom Box" from NBA Live Show on MTV. Immediately after those 2 singles, I went to Amazon & purchased his albums at the time "The Deadline" & "The Chain Letter." Both of those albums were amazing, but I was more hooked on "The Deadline EP", b/c I related so much to the subject matter (e.g. Soul Searching, Nowhere to Run).
B/c his debut, "7 Years of Bad Luck" was out of print, I literally went on Limewire & downloaded every track on that album & burned to CD, in addition to any other song he'd done & burned them into a separate one. Even after 3 years of becoming a fan, I still every now & then & peep his earlier works. I think they did finally re-released the debut & included another favorite that wasn't on the original... "Me Minus U." Btw that & "Mixed Emotions" this brutha got mad heart. That whole album was also
Last year, he dropped a free EP available for download called "Self Centered", which is also the first album he went by Kam Moye, which is his birth name (reason? peep "Where & Why"). I definitely recommend this joint for 2 reasons... 1. It's dope & 2. It's free. And being unemployed, I definitely appreciate that. (click the album cover above or HERE for a free download.) But he also released another EP under his Supa alias called "Leave of Absence." The beauty of both of these EP's, is that if it was 15 years ago, they'd be considered albums, b/c they're 9 to 10 songs & most likely, flawless from beginning to end.
Last I heard, I has a new label affiliated with Koch, so hopefully that will finally put him on ppl's radar outside of the underground, b/c he's definitely an emcee worth checking out. Whether he's repping Supastition the emcee or Kam Moye the man, he's the true personification of what keeping it real truly means. This is the kind of emcee the South should be embracing & stand by proudly.
ALso check out some newer music on his myspace pages.
http://www.myspace.com/supastition and http://www.myspace.com/kammoye