Pro Era's smooth flow over this Statik Selektah production called "Like Water" is a definite good listen.
Friday, May 31, 2013
hasHBrown's latest track "Friendly Fire",produced by 610 Loop, is the first leak off of his upcoming EP 'I Had A Moment'. which will serve as a warm-up before the release of his next full length project 'The Last Cassette Playa' LP. Expect 'I Had A Moment' to drop early June.
This single marks the return of Cannibal Ox. Known for their raw, gritty and powerful Hip Hop music. All three songs rep who they have always been, real musicians who love their craft and the vision of their art is just as serious as life itself. This is pure Hip Hop at its best.
So Apparent is the first single off the upcoming J'You album "June 16". It is an in your face song that points "the finger" at the new age rappers of our time. It is both catchy and witty and blends a commercial vibe with an underground type flow. Rap is overcrowded with hipsters and poster boys, but J'You does not give a fuck and it should be apparent.
DJ Premier maintains the Wheels Of Steel, while, A.G. of the legendary Showbiz & A.G. recruits the next wave of young spitters from his South Bronx neighborhood to display their skills in a lyrical cipher.
Oakland duo Zion I drop there latest project in which they say "Hail up all massive and crew! In order to get properly prepared for the Summer, we've selected some of our very talented friends to flip ShadowBoxing: The Remixes. Spanning the diaspora from EDM to Hip Hop, we let the homies have free reign with the album and encouraged them to re-interpret it as they saw fit. Download, spread the word, and turn it up!!" Cop this album here.
Philly up and comer Chill Moody drops his visuals to his single Here Here from his RFM album out now on iTunes here. I think this song is dope and the video is ok, I'm not to into the scenes where they dsicuss the plot of the video in between the song, if they just kept it without those scenes this video would be better.
Louisiana born but Chicago resident and up and comer rapper/producer Joe Cool drops this new video for Paid where he takes us to his home town, Leesville, Louisiana, and raps about the everyday hustle & grind of being a young artist.
The second video from Masta Ace's MA_DOOM: Son of Yvonne features classic video clips from his illustrious career. In the song Ace lists the many reasons he got involved in Hip Hop and the music business. He expresses in the first verse all the reasons why he DID IT; some of his motivations and influences.
Miami's Own Flight School Preps releases their highly anticipated free Album BlackMarketED. Features Include J Nics, Phresh James, Lil Champ Fway and Steed. BMED introduces the production team of OG Sean and Jay as the duo BlackMarktetED. Also reaching out to outside production from Mr. Manuvers, Mijo, GFroce7, Atticu$ Ocelot and Steed.
Fresh off his verse on Chance The Rapper's Acid Rap, Saba releases a new video for his track "Gurlfran". The song and video stake the claim that Saba is one of the best up and coming rappers coming out of Chicago.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
SoCal up and comer Mack The Shark hits the scene again with his second single "Better Off" produced by Moods. The Shark has been known for his variety of styles and delivery when it comes to his message and poetry. This is just the warm up, be on the look out for what's to come.
While You Wait for Banco, Sir Michael Rock’s drops another heat-rock; ten-new tracks featuring guest appearances from Mac Miller, Ab-Soul, Dash & Tris J.
Norway producer Jason Dean connects with legendary M.O.P for this dope track titled Bring It Hardcore.
The Cafeteria Line recording artists TiRon and Ayomari drop the visuals to their single PRTY N BLSHT, produced by Lord Quest, from their EP The Wonderful Prelude pt. 1 out now.
Another track from Kay Slay's The Last Champion mixtape featuring Joell, Fred The Godson and The Chef. Mixtape drops next month.
DJ YRS Jerzy and his artist Chox-Mak take on "Flavor In Ya Ear" which is a classic track that was brought to everyone in the 1990's by Craig Mack. The single was later on remixed by The Notorious B.I.G. which brought the single most of it's fame. DJ YRS Jerzy and Chox-Mak are also in the process of working on an all 90's freestyle mixtape.
Bronson and Fraud's collaborative project Saab Stories will be dropping on June 11th and I'm very much anticipating it, although I am bummed there are only 7 tracks.
01. 72 Virgins f. Big Body Bes
02. Triple Backflip
03. No Time
04. The Rockers f. Wiz Khalifa
05. Strictly 4 My Jeeps
07. Seven Series Triplets f. Prodigy and Raekwon
Tayyib Ali and Cisco Adler come together from different sides of the states to create a unified, musical collaboration that defies genre and explores hip-hop's boundaries. This is an experiment. The result is a beautiful accident. #OneWay
This is a track off of producers The Jet Age Of Tomorrow's recently released The Jellyfish Mentality LP mixtape, it features Mac Miller and Speak on some dope lyrical shit.
From Queens to Strong Island comes this new collaboration from Long Island’s own Trayz, an upcoming artist/producer recruiting help from accredited Queens Battle Rapper and power house MC Jus Daze going in on life’s struggles called “Beyond Repair”. Take a listen to the smooth boom bap collab and be on the lookout for more to come from Trayz as he prepares to release his mixtape sometime later this year and stay tuned for the highly anticipated Walk Twice As Hard album from Jus Daze.
This is a promo joint done by Acetik and Conscious Thought aka Bangerville, produced by Jesse James, for fans to rock to while anticipating the debut mixtape. "loyal to the lifestyle".
Toronto hip hop group Note To Self, comprised of Bronze One, Swamp Donkey, Roshin and DJ Dopey, drops this dope new video for his single Recoil [Crimson] produced by Bronze One.
Columbus OH native and Columbia College Chicago student, Greg Owens is a 20 year old musician, producer and song writer who is set to release his high anticipated project "Young, Black & Gifted" "Go Get Em Now" features Ryan Alan, lead singer of the Chicago based rock band "Marina City." The song was produced by Greg Owens which gives a suspenseful song about rising above the circumstances that are being placed in front of you.
New Tru Trilla featuring Treach, Ace, Scrooge, B Wellz (050 Boyz) titled That's That Shit produced by Heist exclusively off of Digital Dynasty 25 hosted by Cappadonna.
New video for Zo!'s single Count To Five featuring Gwen Bunn and Little Brother's Phonte off Zo!'s album ManMade out now.
Broken Home MC Tek Bully releases his long awaited first single off his debut LP "Bully Shyt" . The Queens MC has been on the grind over the past year, featured on multiple projects including the Broken Home General Spit Gemz' FVCK THE RADIO album. This new single is produced by G.S Advance off the upcoming LP which is slated to drop July 1st.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
With the NBA playoffs in full swing, ad agencies are ramping up their efforts to catch the eyes and ears of rabid NBA fans. So it's only right that Atlanta heavyweight production team SweatBeatz and the enigmatic collective known as The Black Opera were commissioned to join forces to create a number made to fit right in with this time of year.
New single from Brooklyn rapper Blitz the Ambassador produced by Optiks. He says "Inspired by one of the greatest shot blockers and defensive players to ever bless the NBA. Dikembe Mutombo. 'Afropolitan Dreams' coming soon. "
FT (Fuck That), from Street Smartz, drops his latest joint Lonely Days where he explains "Lonely Days" is a tale of a young man who encounters various relationships while trying to find that right one. Nonetheless, he finds out that it's easier said than done. Musicman on the production with a crazy sample flip of the Bee Gee's 70's classic "Lonely Days".
Snoop Dogg teams up with comedian actor Craig Robinson for this funny but dope track off of the This Is The End soundtrack which Craig also stars in. I can only hope there is a track with Horsedick.mpeg as well lol. You can pre-order the soundtrack here.
New York up and comer MC Elijah Black drops his first single, produced by Manifes, off his upcoming mixtape Ramen And Rhyming. Homie got a nice flow and some dope wordplay which he uses on this tell all track which introduces him to the rap game. I'd like to hear him on something a little bit harder and head banging.
The Montclair rapper says “Travel into my mind as I sit in a dark room and let my thoughts come to reality on this track by Coastyn. I question everything from life, the government and religion.” This is the second installment of Rav.P’s #weeklyStamps, produced by Coastyn.
FLA rapper SIN and Reks drop a single, produced by Numonics, from their upcoming collaborative album 7 Deadly which will drop next month. Now Reks to me is in the top 5 of best emcee's in the game today. From Along Came The Choosen I have been a big fan of homie. Hearing him on this new flow and style just doesn't hype me up for this new project.
Long Beach native Joey Fatts releases his new mixtape, "Chipper Jones Volume 2." The project rounds up features from Action Bronson, ASAP Rocky, Danny Brown, Vince Staples, Freddie Gibbs and more with production from Joey Fatts, Eli Myles, Alchemist, A$AP Ty Beats, Childish Major, Young Chop, 808 Mafia, Joe Wax, Jay Marv and Kid Zer0.
Official video to De La's Get Away single from their upcoming You're Welcome album which drops later this year. I am anticipating the shit out of this record, these guys are one of my favorite groups of all time!
Kid Tsunami’s The Chase will be released digitally on June 18th via Fat Beats with CD and Double Vinyl LP to follow shortly after the digital release. This is the newest leak off the album featuring D.I.T.C. member O.C.
New mixtape from Illinois rapper Shintento64 in which he says "A library of songs that I've done with my brothers from the TERRA 5 COLLECTIVE. In house and Industry beats were used to create this mixtape. TERRABYTZ is the appetizer compilation. (Due to the times we recorded tracks some vocals may be a bit rough)" TERRABYTZ is the appetizer compilation before Shintendo's next mixtape "The Terra God" set to release sometime before fall.
After working together on my free project, The Confluence EP that was released via Fat Beats, rapper Jon Quest and producer maticulous drop this dope new 5 track EP titled No Re-Runs.
Booker T. Jones of Stax Records/Booker T & MGs fame collaborates with young soul star Mayer Hawthorne on "Sound The Alarm"--the 2nd single and title track off Booker T's new album featuring collaborations with Estelle, Anthony Hamilton, Sheila E. and more. This track is straight, I'm not big on Mayer sounding like today's RnB artists with the stuttering effect and all that.
Here is a new single from Cube's latest upcoming album Everything's Corrupt. The track is produced by Mortito and Willer, I like the track but I also am not crazy about it. I like some of the concept but I feel like Cube lacks a little in lyrics.
The connection between Vancouver MC e.d.g.e.(eternal determination grants everything) and Houston-based producer CientifiQ is evident on this collaborative 6-song EP, which showcases e.d.g.e.'s signature"Penwork" and CientifiQ's soulful, boom-bap production. "Black Suitcase" definitely won't be the last project you hear from these two.
UNC-Chapel Hill rapper Optimus Rhymes drops his latest project Third-Eye Boogers, a 12 track mixtape featuring production from REALMS, Bassnector, Optimus himself and more. Homie states "You ever been really excited for a movie and you're waiting forever for it to come out so you can finally experience it? Well this is kinda like the shitty trailer befor that."
New single from New York up and comer X O D U S produced by Paulie Monster off his upcoming TBA project. I like the beat, it's very soft and ill. I'm not sure how I feel about homie, I can't tell if that's his actual style or is he trying to sound like someone. And of course I'm not a fan of auto-tune but he doesn't over do it.
Brooklyn rapper/DJ drops this new single produced by Da Beatminerz off his upcoming Prospect Avenue project which will drop June 18th. On this track homie talks about the nevers of what he doesn't do and what he believes not to do, dope shit.