While we're banging recent stand-out projects like L'Orange's "The Orchid Garden", Pharoahe Monch's "PSTD", Mobb Deep's "The Infamous Mobb Deep" double CD and "Beats Per Minute" by Audessey & A Cat Called Fritz, another super exciting project has just been announced for a late spring release. The album in question is called "Silk Pyramids" and is a collaboration between Meyhem Lauren and veteran producer Buckwild. Now, Meyhem Lauren is by far one of the most interesting and talented emcees to emerge during the last few years, and if you're an avid reader of this blog you of course know just how much I love the D.I.T.C. crew and everything they are involved in (even going as far as always supporting them as my record collection includes every single solo release from each member as well as the group efforts, compilations, and a bunch of 12":s) so at least on paper this sounds like it could easily be one of the hottest albums of the year - and right now also my most anticipated, along with fellow Diggin' master producer Diamond D's two upcoming albums ("The Diam Piece" and the BIGREC collaboration) and Wu-Tang Clan's "A Better Tomorrow".
As of now, no tracklist has yet been unveiled but at leat the artowrk has been just made available, a long with a list of the featured artists to appear on the project, and a release date so you know this is 1005 Llegitofficial. The guests include the usual suspects you'd expect to find on a Meyha"em album - Troy Ave, Acton Bronson, Thirstin Howl III, AG Da Coroner, RetcH - while being entirely produced by Buckwild; making it his second official release under his own name, following the exccellent Celph Titled collaboration back in 2010 (not counting his EP:s and the "Diggin' in the Crates" 2xCD compilation). The set date as of now is May 27, so stay tuned for more info, singles, and so on which of course will be updated right away here @ The Lost Tapes. Spotted @ 2DopeBoyz so peace to them!
RELATED: In related news, some recent Buckwild heat that you might or might not have missed, but since I forgot to post it when it first dropped a week ago I'm taking that back. I'm talking about the talented underground spitter Sonnie Carson who's previous street album "Flight #2012" featured three collaborations with Buckwild; now hsi new street album/mixtape "Most Likely to Succeed" which just dropped featiues no less than the skilled Carson going IN over SIX fime Buck beats. The mixtape is hosted by the great DJ Cannoon, Other producers and guests include Best Kept Secret, Freeway, Heatmakerz, DR Period and rhymers Srtyles P, Latif, Ransom and a few others that I have no clue who they are. Anyway, the Buckwild beats are terrific (as are many of the other tracks) and shows on a great chemistry between the emcee/producer which I strongly recommend to check out ASAP. Let me know you think. Below is a link to the entire mixxtape thanks to the good folks @ DatPiff; below i'm only listing the Buckwild joints since this is a post on him, but the link contians the entire tape for both streaming and free download. So download, and TURN IT UP!!
02. "Another Day, Another Dollar" (Ft. Latief)
05. "Never Ran, Never Will" (Ft. Styles P)
06. "Cipher" (Ft. Ransom, Bravo, and Paul Cain)
07. "Brooklyn" (Ft. Fraz)
13. "Upper Middle Class" (Ft. Avery Storm)
15. "Pending Charges"