Sleep (The Fraternity) – I Shot Lincoln (ft. Kue The Vandal) (Video)

The Fraternity stays the course and could do no wrong in 2014 and this track, I Shot Lincoln, proves that fact.   Sleep and Kue The Vandal go off on Dope Antelope’s sinister production.  Antelope is hands down my producer of the year if this pace continues.  I can’t hide that fact.  No one puts darkness to music like Antelope.  And if you like lines, these emcees have got lines….

Most wanted like Hitler in a room full of Zionists…. (Kue The Vandal)

The Other Guys: 15 Cents (Video)

Damn this song is addictive.  Once it starts playing, I just can’t get it out of my head.  It’s the hypnotic type of hip hop.   The Other Guys go in on discussing money matters with their latest video, 15 Cents.  So if you can whistle, you might find yourself along for the ride more often than not once you listen to this song.

The track is from their most recent album, Seeds Of Ambition.

Single You Out: Diabolic – Diabolical Sound (prod. by DJ Premier)

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Diabolic scores a major win for his forthcoming album, Fightin’ Words, with this DJ Premier produced single.  Now to be perfectly honest, if I didn’t see the credit, I wouldn’t have been able to ID this as Primo production.  It certainly has a dark sound which suits Diabolic just fine.  He flings words at the listener that leave us scrambling to keep up with the ill metaphors and wordplay.  Album drops in late September.

Check this!

 

Single You Out: CF – Moment Of Peace (ft. Immortal Technique and Melanie Fontana)

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CF drops the last single before his album, Ascension, drops on Tuesday. Immortal Technique joins the line up as the two articulate thoughts on the world around us.  They specifically address the situation in the Occupied Territories and Iraq.   It’s just another good example of meaningful music being made in today’s day age.  Stay up.

Sleep (The Fraternity) – Goon To A God (Video)

On my hiatus I missed this joint from Sleep of 2ManCypher and it HAS TO be mentioned.  This joint is hot!  Dope Antelope can’t be beat in the production game right now.  I don’t know if anyone is producing bangers like this guy.  (Now if I could just get him to do this feature with me…another story).  Sleep is no stranger to Antelope’s production and he wrecks hell all over this joint.  Just some real hard bodied hip hop shit for your speakers. Recognize!

Single You Out: Domingo – Machine Gun (ft. Ras Kass)

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Domingo and Ras Kass get a little militant with their new song, Machine Gun, which is featured on the former’s new album, Same Game New Rules.  Ras Kass isn’t playing the pacifist role in this song, he is coming out guns blazing with a Machivellian philosophy.  Do the knowledge…

I haven’t heard the entire album yet, but I have heard a few tracks and they are all banging.  Domingo’s track record is unblemished, so check it on that strength.

 

Single You Out: The 17th – Don’t Care (ft. Joell Ortiz and Hollaatcha​ Gwalla)

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The 17th releases yet another dope single from his forthcoming project,  Inside Jokes With Complete Strangers.  This time The 17th is exchanging bars with Slaughterhouse brethren Joell Ortiz and still isn’t out shined.  He simply is one of the preeminent spitters in this game.  He brings so much personality to his bars that no one is even coming close to duplicating.   Extra special notice be given to the John Bobbitt line (look it up young ones).

I believe that the new album is dropping this month, but I could be wrong…check back accordingly.

Slaine – Bobby Be Real (ft. Tech N9ne & Madchild) (Video)

Slaine’s new album, The King Of Everything Else, dropped today and I have to tell you that it’s the best music he’s put out in a while.  I really enjoyed listening to each cut and the album as a whole.  Bobby Be Real is an excellent joint to feature from the album that is brought to life in this video.  TechN9ne and Madchild are invited on the cut to narrate part of Slaine’s nightmare.   This is one of the better video productions I have seen in 2014.  I strongly suggest that you listen to his album.