Artist: Goldini Bagwell
Album: Secondhand Smoke (X-Ray EP)
The most unique member of the Sandpeople crew, Goldini Bagwell, has finally released the sequel to his criminally slept on Chainsmoke album. And while not as deep in terms of the number of tracks on the project, it’s equal in it’s artistic potency.
Once again the production is fielded by Pmpee Beats out of Finland (I think, no for sure. He’s from Finland). The cohesion between producer and emcee at this point is seamless. They now have two projects under their belts and the two are always on time and in sync throughout the course of each song.
I have been sitting on this for about a week, waiting for the opportune time to drop it on the site and it kept getting bumped. But I am putting an end to the stalling now. Nostic links up with Maryland producer Chisom Uzosike to give y’all a soulful jam about overcoming life’s obstacles no matter what might occur. Joining him on the track are Canadian affiliates NapzMeka (U.G.L.I) and Phakt. What sets this track apart from the other is simple attention to detail. This is mos definitely one of them joints you’ll have to rewind! Enjoy!
As he is prone to do, Dharmic X (follow him), sent me over some new “good” music to listen to. It’s an interesting concept in how death is interpreted here. This is artistically on point. If you want to delve further into Lafayette Stokely’s catalog, you can do so by checking out his album, Life’s Journey.
Fasho Fasho! Remix is a fun track to get the night on the town started correctly. It features two members of the HHD A-Team, Premrock and Zilla Rocca along with Mad Dukez (who I am not sure if I have heard before). Of course we have the ever creative Willie Green on the boards. Is it wrong for me to think of the hip hop version of A Night At The Roxbury when I hear this? It probably is, but that would be a fun video to make. Ladies beware!
I am really feeling this new track from Wordsmith. He’s bringing a lot of energy to this track. I can’t help but smile when listening to it. The beat by JS AKA The Best has a lot of things going on and is extremely addictive. This is an all around win for hip hop.
I am constantly on the lookout for innovation in artistry and that’s why I am bringing you this new music from Ottawa native, Aceric.
The track, Sundowners is a joint that expresses in great complexity, the ups and downs of relationships. The wordplay is big on syllables, assonance, and the abstract. It all makes for an interesting listening experience.
If this is something you are feeling, Aceric’s EP, Ephemeroptera, dropped yesterday.
Keno Beats put me onto this track he produced for Baltimore emcee, Macabeats. Keno goes heavy with the drums and then delivers with the ‘Dranet-esque’ type horns. And Macabeats it’s wack emcee hunting season and the targets have been set. This joint is a threat so listen with great caution.
Sometimes the mind needs to be refreshed and set anew and that’s what we have with this new music from CuzOH! Black. He takes a tone of acceptance and positivity to move forward in life. A view that we can all take a cue from. Musically, it’s mellow and chill so you can reflect on the artist’s content.
The truth is that no one can strike a chord with his or her music like Locksmith can. He makes you feel his angst, anger, pride, and disappointments with every bar. This is my favorite cut from his latest album, The Green Box. It expresses raw emotion and it’s hard to beat that on any given day.
You support who you want to support, but as for me, I back individuals like Nutso and DJ Low Cut. They have a new project dropping on June 3rd entitled, In The Cut. They’ve individually have brought you nothing but the best in boom bap hip hop, so would you expect any different when they team up?