Stop Biting is a weekly beat showcase that runs every Tuesday at the Lo-Fi Performance Gallery. It regularly hosts some of the area's premier exploratory designers of beats, and provides a positive creative environment from which innovation may spring. This week, the fine people of new local record label Care Package released a collection of original beats which have been collected from the hard drives of many of the night's regular contributors (see Specs Wizard, OCnotes, Ear Dr. Umz, absoluteMadman, WD4D, etc. all up on there), and it's a phenomenal release. There's not a down moment on the thing, but I'd point to the OCnotes track, the Specs Wizard jam, and the 18-minute Suttikeree finale as standouts. Check it out, and if you like what you hear, find yourself at the Lo-Fi one of these Tuesdays.
ILLFIGHTYOU is a rough-and-tumble Grit City rap trio comprising EvergreenOne (of City Hall), KhrisP, and Ugly Frank. KhrisP supplies the production on their new song, "Batcave", while Ev1 and Ugly Frank intimidate their listeners for a lengthy verse each. Some of it's a little much, but they've got their act down. The track follows two excellent street corner-tough, really classic hardcore rap singles, "92", and "Gertrude", which state their mission to brazenly snatch whatever the hell they want quite clearly. "Batcave" is the group's first video. Watch carefully.