In our on-going exclusive 25 Facts series, we have the latest to share about the recently released Snowgoons Goon Bap album. Make sure you download Snowgoons Goon Bap from iTunes and enjoy the 25 facts below.
01. The album title Goon Bap comes from the term Boom Bap. We replaced the similar sounding Boom with the Goon from our name Snowgoons. This way we created the perfect definition of what the album is about. Boom Bap and Snowgoons sound. Snowgoons Goon Bap.
02. For the 90’s allstar song “The 90’s Are Back” we had a long list of artists to be featured on the song. The 9 artists on the final song are the first 9 to record first. Further artists supposed to be on the song are Smoothe Da Hustler, Billy Danze, Edo G or Chip Fu from the Fu-Schnickens.
03. When we hit up Dan Lish the illustrator for the Artwork he wasn’t available due to a busy schedule. but after explaining him that the album is all about the 90’s Hip Hop era and sending him some of the ruff songs he was finally down.
04. After picking the 12th of December (12.12. a Monday) for the release date our distribution highly recommended to only pick a Friday date. Fridays supposed to be better industry release days but we stay independent and do what we want to do. Release date stayed 12.12.
05. The Pumpkinhead song (R.I.P) was a unreleased song from 2006. Back then when we recorded with PH in Germany we had a great session and recorded both songs. We only picked one song for the 2007 German Lugers and the session simple got forgotten. When PH passed away in 2015 we was looking up the old hard drive for some pictures and came across the lost song. We knew we had to release it on the next album and remixed it with a new beat.
06. For the song “Problems” with Locksmith and Skrewtape we wanted to get Rite Hook down to do the hook. Rite Hook was down and liked the song that much he recorded 16 bars as well and then the song was perfect.
07. DJ Kaos of the Artifacts wanted to do the cuts for the “All City Kingz” song by Artifacts but he couldn’t finished it to the deadline. So Snowgoons Dj XRated did the job.
08. Passionate MC supposed to be on the “New Kidz On The Blog” song and even should be the first MC to go including picking the beat. But he decided to do a solo joint and send us back the “Cypher God” song.
09. Originally we wanted to do maximum 15-16 songs for the Goon Bap album. After a while we realised we already got over 20 songs done.
10. Sicknature who is not only a producer but also an MC is featured 3 times on the album. The only other artists with also 2 appearance are Sean Strange & Intell.
11. The Dilated Peoples song was the last song to be added to the album. We had this song in work with the crew for almost 4 years and finally it came together. Shout out to Rakaa.
12. With Aspects, Merkules and Snak The Ripper we got 3 Canadian Artists on the album.
13. 15 years old TJ Brown also known from the Netflix TV Series The Get Down is the youngest artist we ever worked with.
14. Chris Rivers is the son of Big Pun and Intell is the son of Wu Tang’s U God.
15. We got 7 artists from 3 crews / bands spread out on 6 different songs. Ill Bill & Slaine of La Coka Nostra, Fredro Starr, Sticky Fingaz & Sonny Seeza of Onyx, Method Man & Ghostface Killah of Wu Tang Clan.
16. There supposed to be a Snowgoons Djs track but we couldn’t get it done in time. The whole dj team brainstormed some crazy ideas and we don’t want to waste them so we planing on a full Snowgoons Djs album.
17. Sicknature of the Snowgoons wanted to release his new solo album around the same time that goon bap dropped so he had to push his album back in order to be focused on the Snowgoons project. Sometimes you have to sacrifice your own plans being in a group.
18. “The Problems” video was filmed within 3 days starting in Philadelphia with Skrewtape, with Rite hook in Boston and last part in New York. Luckily Locksmith, originally from the West was in NYC for some other video shoots.
19. “Solid Gold Guns” with Conway is a very different song and might be the most off topic song on the album. When Banish came up with Conway , Recognize Ali & Supreme Cerebral we was instantly down to add the song to the album.
20. We already got half the album done with videos.
21. All the 5 Snowgoons Djs made it on the album with some cutz.
22. “Know What You’re Facing” was originally for Aspects album Grind Over Matter but we couldn’t finished the song back then. Now we added Slaine and it was perfect for the Goon Bap.
23. We had 3 more songs in work for the Goon Bap album but because of the total lenght of the album we couldn’t add them.
24. None of the Snowgoons members are smoking or taking drugs.
25. Our slogan is We Keep Hip Hop Alive and we will always do that. That’s what the name Snowgoons stands for.
Make sure you download Snowgoons Goon Bap from the iTunes link above.
Here is the brand new video from the Snowgoons for their single “We Dont Die”. Snowgoons We Wont Die features Sicknature and Sean Strange.
Snowgoons We Wont Die is the latest offering off the album “Goon Bap” which is available to download now from iTunes. Snowgoons have teamed up with Sicknature (who worked with Snowgoons on “Black Snow 2” and featured on the Kraftwek album) and of course Sean Strange (who toured with Snowgoons and Sicknature when they came to Manchester in 2012). The video is as great as the single and has been directed by Tom Vujcic, with cinematography by Delaney Siren.
You can watch the new video for Snowgoons – We Wont Die ft Sicknature and Sean Strange on the YouTube player below.
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Anytime the Snowgoons release new music we know it’s going to be fire. As fans await the release of the upcoming album “Black Snow 2” on 13th December, the album-titled track has dropped to thousands of overjoyed fans. The line-up of Apathy, Sicknature, Celph Titled and Ill Bill sit alongside Cunninlynguists, Slaine, Billy Danze and Kool G Rap among others who also feature on the album. Fans can pre-order Snowgoons – Black Snow 2 from the link listed above. However, you can listen to Snowgoons – Black Snow 2 ft Apathy, Sicknature, Celph Titled and Ill Bill on the YouTube player below.
As we approach the release of the new Snowgoons album “Snowgoons Dynasty” which will be available on 17th July 2012, the video for the single “Goon Musick” has now been released and been circulating the Internet very quickly. With a cameo from MOP, credits go to Ronink Media for directing the video, and DJ Crypt for the cuts on the record. Hip-Hop Kings will be following all the latest promo ahead of Snowgoons Dynasty, and look out for plenty coming soon. You can watch Snowgoons – Good Musick on the youtube player below.
Snowgoons Interview with Hip-Hop Kings | http://bit.ly/f1selD
As we eagerly await the 22nd November 2011 to see the collaborative album from M.O.P and Snowgoons, a new track from the album has been leaked titled “Sparta”. After Billy Danze announced on Conspiracy Radio Worldwide that the M.O.P and Snowgoons album is their best work in ten years, fans have already been treated to the single “Get Yours” which kicked off promotion for the album. M.O.P and Snoowgoons also collaborated on the A3C project (link here) and fans can read the Snowgoons interview with Hip-Hop Kings on the link listed above. In the meantime you can listen to M.O.P and Snowgoons – Sparta on the soundcloud player below.
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Here is the second single from the forthcoming A3C Volume 1 album from M.O.P ft Snowgoons titled “Anybody Can Get It”. Hip-Hop fans will be aware of A3C, who over the last seven years is one of the largest Hip-Hop festivals in Atlanta. The A3C compilation album will feature a number of high profile and upcoming Hip-Hop aritsts, and with an incredible 45 track / double disc CD the album is now available for pre-order from the link listed above. You can listen to M.O.P ft Snowgoons – Anybody Can Get It from the audio player below.
HHK: Thank you for speaking to Hip-Hop Kings. For the fans who may not be aware, can we have an introduction to the Snowgoons please?
Snowgoons: Whats good. Snowgoons is a producer team that my man Det and me DJ Illegal founded around 1999. We started in the german hip hop scene but switched over to the US scene pretty fast around 2001. We signed in 2007 to the New York label Babygrande and releases the same year our debut album German Luger. 2008 we dropped the Black Snow album and 2009 the 3rd album The Trojan Horse. Same year we released the project A Fist In The Thought which was a whole album with Lord Lhus & Savage Brothers. Now in 2010 we finally gonna drop the 4th album titled Kraftwerk.
HHK: The new album “Kraftwerk” will be released on December 7th. Who featured on the album as guest appearances?