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ESSO x 2DopeBoyz Present The Gardens

blame it on Shake August 19, 2008

Written in the Gardens. Recorded in the Gardens. Respected in the Gardens.

It’s that time folks. One of the internets most hated emcees links up with one of the most loved blog sites to present to you The Gardens. What up Es, you got something to say?

Welcome to the Gardens… When we first came up with the idea for this project we didnt really know what was going to come of it. When C3 came out I did a few freestyles (Get Ya Beat Killed & Kid From harlem) and the response was good. Then the Carter III Instrumentals leaked and it became a no brainer. So I welcome you to the Gardens…a birds eye view of my building brought to you by the good folks at 2dopeboyz.com. Welcome back uptown…ESSO

Tracklist + Download link after the jump…

01 Welcome to the Gardens
02 Kid From Harlem
03 Fuckable
04 Get Ya Beat Killed
05 Misunderstood
06 Close My Eyes07 I Am From Harlem (Bonus)

And for an added bonus, DJ Slimm got down on the tables and cooked up a special Shake-N-Bake Edition as well.

DOWNLOAD: ESSO x 2DopeBoyz Present The Gardens | Shake-N-Bake Edition

  • ayea

    yo shake

  • yo ayea

  • ayea

    whens that willie the kid 21 grams mixtape gonna drop? i left a comment in there yesterday but it never got answered…im just wonderin good looks on that stuff too

  • it’s not a willie the kid tape. its a tape that has a few willie cuts on it. not sure on a release date.

  • ayea

    ah ok gotcha…im a real big fan of him personally…i mean hes dramas dude lol so you know hes on the come up cuz drama is the mixtape game

  • HaLoHeaD

    ok tape. this guy is legit. would like to hear him on some of his own beats, but this will do. good looks shake……. lol right

  • HaLoHeaD

    shake, you got a link to that term hood politics vol 1? I’m sure you do, but would you share it is the question…?

  • sirener

    dubs = 2002

    its 2008 almost 2008 people…lets please move forward…these guys stll doing dubs in 2008? get out the past…make somenew innovative original music…

  • yade

    When a producer mashes Oasis and Jay-Z its genius…when an artist puts themselves over another artists music and makes it their own it’s unoriginal and not innovative right? WOW

  • people LOVE to hate esso. fact.

  • ayea

    esso flowed nice on that paper planes beat i got that in the whip right now

  • sirener

    producers are the backbone to hip hop they create the whole “music” aspect of it—that is why producers when they do remix albums its considered innovative because they put there own spin on it..and spend HOURS – crafting to it!

    this guy could have made this a original and innovative project with his own selected original production and people would gravitate to it more.

    if you continue to do “dubs” you will never gain a “fan base” because they wont know what type of artist you really are in terms of what type of beats you flow on and the versatility that comes with each flow per each beat! get it?

    thats all that was said and he sounded the same on every song which is another downfall because this is a bunch of dubplates and lil wayne already set the “formula” of each song. all esso did was go in and use the same style choruses and change the words and that leaves 00% room for growth and being creative and original.

  • yade

    Have you actually heard any of dude’s mixtapes? He just put out his own project back in May. Producers and artists have to co-exist for the shit to work because while yes, they do create the music, without the lyrics you’re just left with instrumentals. And while yes, I’d rather listen to an instrumental album than an acapella album, I think there’s room for shit like this also. Because when it comes down to it people are more likely to listen to Weezy than Esso so in a way he may increase his fanbase by tapping into some of those fans also.

  • Berniej

    I actually think Esso flows really nice :o.
    So no hating from me lol, loved his track with Nas.

    Downloading and enjoying.

  • sirener

    he has a track with nas?

  • Berniej
  • blend. but still … dope

  • Berniej

    yeah ofcourse, but like you said: Still dope ^^.

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  • Jeebin

    i thought this would be longer.. oh well.. enjoying!

  • La Verdad

    Esso has gotten better over time, but i don’t think mediocrity should be celebrated anymore. When you’re aight, you just that, aight.

  • Props on this right here…deff gonna check it out…

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    hey, they stole my clothing line logo:

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    damn….

  • Godz

    hey, they stole my clothing line logo:

    http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/5793/logoelitelm4.jpg

    damn…