GrindTimeTuesdays presented by GrindTimeOfficial.com is a weekly series dedicated to spotlighting recording artists, record producers, film makers, video directors, song-writers, choreographers, photographers, spoken word performers, graffiti artists, entrepreneurs and all forms of creativity. Now in week 49, we have Dirty South’s “King Kong” a.k.a. Killer Mike with “A Christmas Grind” featuring Grind Time Official co-founder, Big Zack from The Flat. This recording takes place in Atlanta, GA at Grind Time Official Studios better known as The Grind House.
The song originally appears on Crunk And Disorderly, a compilation bringing together some of the most hardcore hip-hop artists from the South, including Ying Yang Twins, Lil Jon (generally known as The King of Crunk), and David Banner. The TVT Records release is somewhat akin to an audio version of the film SCARFACE: A nonstop in-your-face journey through the darkest, most violent, sociopathic aspects of the gangsta aesthetic. Not only do you find the likes of Pastor Troy and Lil Flip rapping about shooting anybody that gets in their way, you actually hear the gunshots. The inclusion of two Christmas-oriented tunes amid all the purposeful nastiness might at first seem like a humorous anomaly but, ultimately it underlines the degree to which the hardcore topics addressed on Crunk And Disorderly merely represent another day on the job for rappers seasoned by the mean streets.
TVT Records, Crunk And Disorderly Compilation (Front Cover Art).
TVT Records, Crunk And Disorderly Compilation (Back Cover Art).
Killer Mike ~ “A Christmas Grind” feat. Big Zack from The Flat.
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Here’s a quote from Country Fried Soul: Adventures in Dirty South Hip-Hop, a book by Tamara Palmer exploring the hopes, struggles, and frustrations of performers and producers, and guiding you to the best in Southern hip-hop, with a foreword from Mississippi Rapper/Producer David Banner.
He took it back to the streets, releasing the appropriately titled Dat Crack with Grind Time Official… a rare chance to hear unfettered thoughts almost in reaction to the major label situation.
Killer Mike & Grind Time Official, Home Alone Wit’ Dat Crack: Version 1.5 (Mixtape Artwork).
Killer Mike & Grind Time Official, Home Alone Wit’ Dat Crack: Version 1.5 (Mixtape Playlist).
Killa Kill from The ‘Ville rode the success of his gold-selling debut with the follow-up, Ghetto Extraordinary. Unfortunately, due to label drama, his sophomore album on Auqemini Records landed in purgatory. However, not long after the release of Home Alone Wit’ Dat Crack: Version 1.5 and I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind with Grind Time Rap Gang, the album found it’s way onto the World Wide Web as a free download. Ghetto Extraordinary delivers southern swagger and social commentary on top of production from Organized Noize, Ron Browz, Three 6 Mafia, David Banner, and André 3000, the 14-track project includes features from Big Boi, Ice Cube, Jagged Edge and Scar.
Killer Mike, Ghetto Extraordinary (Album Art).
Killer Mike, Ghetto Extraordinary (Audio).
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