The Vagabonds’ much anticipated mixtape Good Neighbors dropped at the beginning of the year and is already being touted as one of 2011′s hottest releases. The duo of Baysiqly and E.R. is quickly making a name for itself with no signs of slowing down.
Featuring collaborations with renowned artists like Dynas, Garcia, GhostWridah, Dashius Clay, LMS, Protoman, and more, Good Neighbors aims to not only showcase South Florida’s considerable talent but to also prove that these artists can come together to create great music.
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Day two of the video shoot for The Vagabonds‘ next single “Predictions” began at a Kendall laundromat, as seen in this pic of Baysiqly tweeted by the group’s other half, E.R. Later on today, the cast and crew will head out to Little Havana eatery Yambo to wrap up the final scenes of the shoot.
Taken from The Vagabonds’ critically acclaimed new album Good Neighbors, “Predictions” is directed by writer/filmmaker Giancarlo Loffredo.
The group, consisting of MC’s Baysiqly and E.R., follows in the tradition of legendary hip-hop duos with a focus on making classic music. They approach their craft with a philosophy that enables them to combine socially relevant lyrics with lush, elaborate production. Their previous project was 2010′s V For Vendetta, which struck a chord with music lovers the world over, netting 20,000 downloads based solely on word-of-mouth in along with their internet-only singles, Space Music, Success, and Work It Out.
Their new project, Good Neighbors, is a collaboration album featuring many of Miami’s rising hip-hop stars. The 15-track album features appearances by Ryan K, Dynas, Alex Walker, Len Xiang, Kobie Powell (of US3/Cantaloop fame), Protoman, Dashius Clay, Saheed, Garcia, LMS, The MC Faceman, Jay Fingers and GhostWridah. The majority of Good Neighbors was produced by E.R., with assists from Miami Beat Wave and High Guyz Productions.
The album’s concept was inspired by Baysiqly’s solo track — also titled Good Neighbors — found on V For Vendetta. The song finds itself on the Good Neighbors album as a remix featuring E.R. Also included is their recent hit single Here We Go featuring Dynas.
Many Miami-based artists sat in on the recording of Good Neighbors, even on tracks they weren’t involved in. Those who lended support to the project include AG Lyonz, Bern Biz of ¡Mayday!, and Garcia, among others. And although Good Neighbors is a Miami collaboration project, a few out-of-town features snuck into the mix. Gotta Lose features Brooklyn musicians Alex Walker and Len Xiang, and London’s Kobie Powell of Us3 (Cantaloop) fame, and New York hip-hop mainstay The MC Faceman delivers a high energy cameo on Still Piff With It.
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Vagabonds Music Group, LLC, Baysiqly, E.R., and Jimmey Jackson, Jr. all want to give a big thank you to the following:
for all being part of this special project, we definitely appreciate all the effort, and please be sure to check out the behind the scenes footage at www.antisteez.com.
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Since the release of their debut mixtape V For Vendetta earlier this year, The Vagabonds have made quite a name for themselves, working with a variety of artists, performing a few live shows, and steadily making their mark in the game. Baysiqly and E.R. have accomplished so much and earned such an unprecedented amount of respect in such a short time that their upcoming release, Good Neighbors, features collaborations with renowned artists like Ghostwridah, Alex Walker, Protoman, LMS, and The MC Faceman, just to name a few.
For hip-hop fans, “Here We Go” is the perfect (re)introduction to The Vagabonds. Veteran Miami MC Dynas, who’s worked with everyone from Slick Rick to Dilla, joins Baysiqly and E.R. in asserting their lyrical dominance over original boardwork by Miami Beat Wave. Featuring an ill, old school drum loop and distorted guitar riffs by Chip Williams, “Here We Go” is the prototype for what could be considered Southern fried boom-bap.
Brooklyn-based The MC Faceman has released the long-awaited 2010: Year of the Worker Bee. This “minitape” contains five blazing hip-hop tracks and includes guest appearances by The Vagabonds as well as B.S. and Jay Fingers.