Entries in 607 (24)


607 - "My Heart My Home"


607 - "Rainbows on Oil Spots" Video

Little Rock rap don 607 came through with one of AiMT's favorite hip-hop tracks of 2014. Now that track has gotten its own music video:


607 - "Pigs in a Hog Pen"


Pepperboy & 607 - Mixed Messages EP

Pep messaged me earlier this week and hinted at a surprise collab EP with 607, but I had no idea when we could expect it or how likely it would be to even come together. Needless to say I didn't expect to wake up this morning with the completed EP in my inbox.

For many Arkansas rap fans out there, this EP will be a big deal. Both Lord Six and Pep are highly prolific and visible, not to mention they're both over a decade deep into their output and have both hit huge spikes of national notoriety in recent months and years. So it makes a lot of sense for them to come together and release a proper collaboration project.

Anyway I'll have more to say about this later, but I wanted to at least post it for now:


New 607 album: NerdFromTheHood

A few years back, Little Rock rap mainstay 607 began scaling back his frenzied album release schedule. In the '00s he was known for dropping as many as four per year. In 2010 he rolled out three albums under the earFear guise, which is a collaboration with his brother Bobby. 2011 yielded another earFear album along with a 607 solo album. And since 2012 he's shrunk his output down to a manageable one album per year. The results have been largely favorable. Don't get me wrong—hearing a new Lord Six project every few months had its merits, but the new Six is more refined and more calculated. The time and care put into last year's YIK3LIF3! and the brand new NerdFromTheHood is very evident.

The latter, his 39th album which dropped earlier today, is chockfull of variety in terms of topics and directions from song to song. Eclectic albums are nothing new for 607, but the quality and maturity in dealing with such is what sets this album apart from his work in previous years. He jumps from lap dances on "Give It Up" to heart-wrenching social commentary on the chilling "Let's Talk About It," and he's clearly comfortable every/anywhere in between.

It's also notable that this is Six's first album since his viral Worldstar smash, "Block Monster," which garnered over 3.6 million views earlier this year.

Anyway I'll be bumping this for months to come, and I encourage you to do the same. And while you're at it, check the NerdFromTheHood promo vids and don't forget the 607 Flip Pack compilation I put up on the AiMT SoundCloud a while back.


607 ft. Big Dolla - "Block Monster" Video

Whoa. 607, Big Dolla and 75% of greater Little Rock went extra hard on this video. "Block Monster" is 607's second single off his name-your-price YIK3LIF3! LP, which dropped at the end of last year.

We can see cameos from Six' brother Bobby along with Pepperboy, Arkansas Bo, GK Skully, The Parker Brothers, Magic the Legend, Rod D, Ricky D, Young King, YK of Grim Muzik, D-Dirt, etc. *pant* It's clear that 607 was going for an A-state hood anthem here, and he damn sure achieved it. Wouldn't be surprised at all if this generated some serious web buzz in the coming weeks.

Here's Lord Six explaining what he's got going on and his big plans for Little Rock:

Stream YIK3LIF3! below:


New 607 album: YIK3LIF3!

photo by Quinten Daniel
While I've been busy not blogging, Little Rock's own 607 has found time to drop his 38th album and continue his reign over the Arkansas hip-hop circuit. Back in May, he gave the scene quite a scare with a statement which seemed to announce his immediate retirement. He later clarified by saying that he was only taking some time off to organize, not retiring.

Lucky for us, the wait is over and YIK3LIF3! The Lord and the Duchess is now available. It's 19 tracks strong, and Lord Six was kind enough to set it as a "name your price" endeavor on his Bandcamp. Once you spend some time with it, you can understand why he chose to take a timeout to strategize on how to package this new material. It's probably his most accomplished work to date, both artistically and in terms of commercial appeal. And per usual, there's plenty of variety to appeal to a large listener base. (Expect to hear radio-ready country rap, money-making anthems, even a Boards of Canada flip as you can hear below.)

"Puppy Breath" — flip of Boards of Canada's "ROYGBIV":

Full album stream after the jump.

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607 - "AR-tillery"

photo by Dero Sanford
Our favorite retired on-hiatus Arkansas rapper 607 has just dropped an unreleased track from the sessions of his yet-to-be-released album. He's currently making moves to secure a budget to market this material, so best of luck to him.

Regarding "AR-tillery," 607 puts it best: "If you don't shoot guns, you won't feel my new song." I've found that to be not entirely true, but this joint does go hard:

More 607 after the jump, including a re-up of his recent Flip Pack.

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607 announces he's no longer releasing music

Longtime AiMT favorite 607 sent a ripple through the AR hip-hop community earlier this week when he announced that he will no longer release music. Today he clarified that he's not retiring from music—he's just putting the music on hold and trying to get a proper budget together for his next project. I support Lord Six's decision to slow things down and explore other avenues. Here's hoping he makes that dough and comes back soon.

Long-known for his unyielding work ethic, 607 recorded 37 albums over he past 12 years—that's three albums per year on average. Since summer of 2010, he has recorded one solo album and four EarFear albums. (EarFear is his duo with his brother Bobby.) As a parting gift, he's made all five albums available for free download for a limited time. Get them all here and here.

On top of that, Lord Six gave me permission to upload the flips he did for AiMT onto a SoundCloud set. He's submitted 12 flips since 2009. His take on Crookers' "What Up Y'all" made it to #2 on Hype Machine. His flip of Rich Boy's "Drop" got reblogged by Mad Decent. And his verse on a Diplo beat placed #2 in Mad Decent's Makin Xmas competition.

This SoundCloud set features 10 flips. You can download all 12 here.

More 607 goodies after the jump.

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Azealia Banks - "Fuck Up the Fun" prod. by Diplo

Azealia Banks with Cornell West | photo by Kate Perkins
AiMT has been a ghost town for two months, but the hiatus is ending now in a big way. The next post will be the debut of something BIG for this site, mainly because it will provide content on a regular basis in a format that will be a lot easier for me to stay on top of regularly and naturally.

While I'm putting the finishing touches on it, I thought I'd share some new heat by two of AiMT's all-time favs, Diplo and Azealia Banks. (By the way, if you didn't catch the video for Diplo's new single, "Express Yourself," please do so now.)

Here's a bonus, which I posted back in January, but the SOPA blackout kept us from getting our precious aggregated web love:

BONUS: Azealia Banks - "212 (607 Flip)":