We’ve got another retro-styled music video, this time it’s from Bambu and Prometheus Brown for the song “Books” from One Rifle Per Family. It may look like fun and games in the form of an old sitcom, but like with any Bam track, it’s filled with social discourse and topical discussion. Dope MV by Patricio Ginelsa.
For this new free EP called The Lean Sessions, Bambu teamed with a young producer named Karman who found placement on One Rifle Per Family with “Lean“. Together, they’ve put together a short 5 song project and dropped some real, unadulterated, homegrown Hip-Hop. Bam explains how he and Karman came to working together.
Track number 15 on …one rifle per family. was produced by Karman, a high school youth who honed his skills as a student of Sessions LA – a youth and student workshop series that DJ Phatrick helped develop in the Historic Filipinotown district of Los Angeles. Karman has since found his own voice as an experimental Hip Hop producer with a very unique sound. After hearing what Karman had done with an old Tommy Wright III record on his Soundcloud, Bambu asked Karman to replicate such for his latest Beatrock release. After the release of the music video for Lean, Bambu once again sought out Karman to put together this 5-song Free(EP), The Lean Sessions. Something to play to help get you through your work day… Lean.
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Teaser videos are often formulaic and predictable, but the following clip from Bambu just might be the best promo trailer for a project that I’ve ever seen. The bottom line is this, in the near future we’ll have the music video for “Books”, off of Bam’s One Rifle Per Family album and featuring Prometheus Brown (of the Blue Scholars). But the clip goes in a stylistic direction reminiscent of 80′s and 90′s sitcoms and I can almost guarantee you’ve never seen Bambu like this before.
Last fall, Bambu dropped the album, One Rifle Per Family. The rapper looks to continue promoting the album with the latest effort being the music video for “Lean”. At first it looks like it may be a straight-forward, single scene video, but thanks to some creative direction and sharp editing, it’s something entirely different – and worth watching. Dope release, all the way around.
The world didn’t end today, and it’s a good thing cause otherwise we wouldn’t have been able to see this new visual for “Brave Heart”. It’s a collaborative song with Bambu on the mic and ESTA bringing the production. It’s a simple black and white video, but Bam has never been about the ostentatious vids. His style is always about cleanly getting to the point.
Looking for some new Hip-Hop? Ruby Ibarra aims to step up to the plate and satiate that hunger with her latest offering, the Lost in Translation mixtape. The 13 track release is hosted by DJ Kay Slay and contains some supporting features from the likes of Geo and Bambu, not to mention a slew of producer including 6 Fingers. We haven’t heard it ourselves yet, but I imagine this is something you’re going to want to check out. Best of all? The price - absolutely free.
Hip-Hop fans should keep December 12th on the calendar. In a couple days time, we’ll have a new mixtape from Ruby Ibarra - Lost in Translation. And don’t think she’s showing up alone as the project reportedly has collaborations with Bambu, Prometheus Brown, and others while packing some heaters by 6 Fingers and more. I wasn’t aware of this project before, but now it’s safe to say I can’t wait for the tape to drop.
Recently, Bambu made a stop over at Sway’s (of Sway & King Tech fame) XM radio show, Sway In the Morning. He did exactly what any MC worth their weight in mics did, he spit a few bars. Witness a clip from his session below. If there’s one thing that can’t be denied, Bam always raps with conviction, live or otherwise.
Sometimes you don’t even need a whole song to get a point across. And that’s exactly the case with Bambu‘s “So Many” (off the recently released project, One Rifle Per Family. The Filipino-American artist spits in his native tongue and uses a simple video shot in the poor district of Tondo in the Philippines. If there’s anything you can say about the OG, it’s that he represents every word of his raps to the fullest.
The video was shot in the tenements of Tondo in Manila in the summer of 2012. Tondo is one of the poorest and most underdeveloped places in the world and the people who live there struggle for their basic needs — all the while, a few miles away in Makati, big businesses/corporations thrive secondary to allowances made by the Philippine government that provide them the tax breaks and legislative lenience to continue exploiting the people and resources of the Philippines.
This is one jam packed release, folks. The veteran, Bambu, has just released his latest full length LP via Beatrock Music - …One Rifle Per Family. We have 20 tracks on this LP including the previously shared “Sermon” and the new single “Rent Money” ft Rocky Rivera (produced by Chops). There are a number of other notable features from the community, including Geo (of Blue Scholars), Dumbfoundead, Tiger JK, and Ruby Ibarra. Before listening to a single bar, this could be his most intriguing drop yet.