Ullnevano is back at kicking those fresh lines over Logic Marselis production for a laid back vibe, Can’t Complain. You got to keep pushing through what may seem like a difficult time because it ain’t really that bad.
Can’t Complain is coming off of the duo’s forthcoming album, The Protocol. The bad news for you is that it isn’t slated
illMEASURED is a producer out of the DMV area that I have been checking for since DAY ONE. Ever since I heard some of his production off of the Rome Cee album, The Grey Area, I new that this guy was hidden talent that just needed more exposure to his craft. The man can create productions that range from jazzy and laid back to those boom-bap bangers we all know and crave. He is as exceptional as he is diverse. So every Friday throughout the month of September we are going to be looking at new and old and projects from this producer to showcase his talents.
For this week’s installment, I present to you a recent cut illMEASURED produced for another HHD mainstay, UllNevaNo. The cut is called Thought You Knew. This song is a great demonstration of how illMEASURED intermingles so many different sounds to create the perfect track. The horns, the vocal sample, and the scratching is a definitive hip hop moment. It’s easy to hear why he is being featured here in just under four and a half minutes. It certainly doesn’t hurt that UllNevaNo more than owns up to his end of the bargain by dropping bar after bar of heat.
I know what you are thinking: Week 3? What happened to weeks one and two? My email ate them, that’s what happened, but UllNevaNo kindly reshot this over to me and I thoroughly enjoyed it. He’s really able to showcase his skills over this instrumental and I think you will agree that it gets top billing. Maybe if I can find the first two weeks I will add them to the post…
Album: I’m Thru With Love
1. i’m thru with love
2. that’s what she said
3. pick up lines
4. jean, eternia, boog
5. move on remix (ft. VerBs)
6. she’s got beauty
I am an anti-Valentine’s day guy. I know, what a downer. But I don’t need to use one day in particular to treat my lady right, you heard? Well, with that being said, B’more artist, UllNevaNo, shot this EP over to me on Valentine’s Day and it just sat in my hard drive for a while. I’m just not fond of the Valentine’s Day musical motif. I finally got around to listening to it, and it wasn’t the typical fluff that you usually get in the inbox on February 14th. I should have trusted that UllNevaNo wasn’t going to send us some of the same ol’, same ol’. So because I am a jaded asshole, you all are hearing about this dope release weeks late…sorry.
Album: The Color Brown Part II
5.Who You Know
7.Outer Regions feat. Ahhzel(Late Bloomers)
9.Substance feat.Tay Black, Logic Marselis and Stephen Hicks
11.I Cant Take It
12.Quick Strike feat. Matth Damon
13.Importance feat. Rome Cee
14.Yesterday feat. E-Major
The first notable release of 2012 belongs to Baltimore’s own, UllNevaNo. He releases The Color Brown Part II mixtape where he flows over Apollo Brown instrumentals. Ordinarily I wouldn’t mention a project where it’s an emcee flowing over another artist’s instrumentals but the quality of the project is incredible. Also, Apollo Brown hasn’t gotten the credit he deserves as a dope producer and these beats really continue to showcase his talents, as UllNevaNo puts his own lyrical twist to them.
UllNevaNo sounds so comfortable and dope over this collection of beats. It’s hard to pick favorites but I really like Who You Know, Importance, and Just Listen. Just Listen features one of my favorite Apollo Brown beats. It’s just so beautiful, soulful, and boom bap all at the same time.
There are two things that I hope happen with this project. 1) I hope you download this project immediately, and get familiar with both Apollo Brown and UllNevaNo. 2) I hope Apollo Brown hears this and he decides they need to do an original project together. It just sounds like it needs to be done.
I am really trying hard to get this end of the year material in order and hence I am not posting a whole lot. However, this is a dope song by a featured artist on HHD, UllNevaNo. This is from a project where he is rhyming all over Apollo Brown beats entitled, The Color Brown Pt. 2. As you can see from the artwork, it is dropping at the first of the year. I think you will like what you hear from this track.
Hip Hop is probably the most dynamic form of music right now. Albums and mixtapes get dropped almost on a daily basis. New artists are emerging and then fading away as quickly as they came. This leads me to bring you HHD’s latest artist spotlight on, Baltimore’s native son, UllNevaNo, so you don’t forget the name. I caught wind of his latest single, Hand Movements, and was instantly impressed. So just like I got put onto the man, so I put you on. This artist is not to be slept on and will not just be another flash in the pan. So enjoy the interview and then check his music.
UllNevaNo and I began to politic over Twitter about his new project coming out in late November entitled, Color Brown Part 2. He will be trying to do justice to Apollo Brown beats, who I consider to be one of the best producers out there. If his work on this track is any indication, I think the mixtape will be exceptional. He rips this joint.