Thursday, September 09, 2010
Greenspan - Got Green 2 (Federal Reserve/IllVibes-DMV.com/DJBooth.net)
In the two years since I reviewed Greenspan's first release Got Green?, he's been having a good run, dropping a couple mixtapes last year, doing lots of live shows and opening for the Clipse and Wiz Khalifa, guesting on releases by Mania Music Group and Wordsmith, networking with a lot of D.C. cats and getting a good online presence. So it's been gratifying to see someone I kinda noticed early on live up to some of his potential, and now he's got a sequel to that first record (although it's funny how he dropped the question mark for this one -- it's like the opposite of when Big Boi's label did Got That Purp and then Got Purp? Vol. 2). Like its predecessor, Got Green 2 kinda jumps all over the place, some original beats, some beats grabbed from a pretty wide variety of sources, and a lot of times that can make a rap record sound kind of messy and unfocused to me, but Greenspan's the kind of guy who has a really consistent energy and flow and is good at tying things together, so it works. You can download this on DJBooth.net, and Greenspan is doing a release party for Got Green 2 at Bourbon St. this Sunday afternoon.
Greenspan - "Calling Me" (mp3)
This was produced by DJ Booman and is definitely one of my favorite tracks, both lyrically and musically.