Loose Links: A$AP Mob, Camp Lo And Ski Beatz, Ice Cube
Complex introduces us to the A$AP Mob, Ski Beatz recalls making Camp Lo's debut and Mark Avenue figured out Ice Cube's "Good Day."
Harlem's A$AP Rocky has been one name that's been in every industry head's lips as of late. And unless you've been living under a rock for the past twelve months, then you'd probably know that Rocky isn't the only uptown emcee who's primed to strike it big in 2012; he's got the whole A$AP Mob behind him, and he's make sure they get their fair share of shine. Now, Complex introduces us to the members of the A$AP Mob, including producer A$AP Ty Beats, rappers A$AP Ferg, A$AP Nasty, A$AP Ant and A$AP Twelvy, Rocky's manager A$AP Yams and the group's founder/fashion guru A$AP Bari.
Fifteen years ago, Bronx duo Camp Lo burst onto the scene with their seminal debut Uptown Saturday Night. While emcees Geechi Suede and Sonny Cheeba came through with some of the funkiest and most orginal rhymes heard in a long time, one of the album's greatest aspects is the smooth production by famed Reasonable Doubt maestro Ski Beatz. Now, on the fifteenth anniversary of Uptown Saturday Night's release, Kevin Nottingham came through with a dope retrospective interview with Ski about the LP's production.
Ice Cube's "Today Was a Good Day" is one of his most celebrated tracks in his 20-plus year career. The laid-back feel and nostalgic lyrics made the song an instant Hip Hop classic and one that hasn't gotten old in its near-two decades of existence. But who would've guessed that the good day that Cube was referring to actually happened? After some careful research of the N.W.A. emcee's lyrics, Mark Avenue has narrowed down the exact day to which Cube was referring: January 20, 1992. How'd Mark Avenue do it? Head over to their Tumblr to find out.