The Shelter – Deadlift b/w Magic Johnson (Video)

Wow.   I was caught off guard by this and really am not up to par on The Shelter.   But they made an indelible impression.  The combination of tracks on this video single, Deadlift and Magic Johnson, really prove a point that their project, Opus, is something we ALL need to check out.  I haven’t listened to the album yet but I did cop it.   It’s also put out by Soul Spazm and that label has never done me wrong.

Snowgoons – Wardance b/w Bad Generals (ft Recognize Ali, Lord Goat. DJ TMB, Ren Thomas) (Video)

This is a video combo single from the Snowgoons’  recent album, Snowgoons Infantry.   It’s two dope tracks mashed together to showcase some of the talent that’s contained on their many highly regarded projects.    The first track features (once again) Recognize Ali, Lord Goat, and DJ TMB.   The second cut features bars from Ren Thomas who is just vicious with his sixteens these days.

Single You Out: Kut One – The Chosen One (ft. Recognize Ali)

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This track from Kut One’s new project, Live Wires, is sheer and unadulterated fire.   The strings and symphonic sound build such an amazing intensity and it features one of my favorite emcees in Recognize Ali.   It’s a fire starter to be sure.

It’s my favorite track from the project but certainly not the only dope one.  The whole thing is insanely good.   It was honestly tough to pick a joint to feature so do yourself a favor and cop the whole thing!

Single You Out: Jamo Gang – Belushi & Akroyd

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Holy shit!  This is super dope!   I am highly anticipating this album from Jamo Gang, Walk With Lions, even more so now!  The combination of El Gant, Ras Kass, and J57 seems like an unstoppable force and you and this cut is a prime example.  This track defines ferocity.   J57 puts together a head nodder that infuses a rock rhythm into some boom bap and Gant and Ras Kass put on a verbal demolition for all of us to hear.

Album drops on April 10th!

Apollo Brown – 365 (feat. Ro Spit, NameTag, Ty Farris) (Video)

365 is given the visual testament as a tribute to Apollo Brown’s project, Sincerely, Detroit.   Here you have that vintage Apollo Brown sound incorporated around wordsmiths, Ro Spit, NameTag, and Ty Farris.  And I find myself really focused on Farris’ sixteen as his cadence really keeps you on the hook here.

Make sure you have this project in your collection!

Single You Out: M-DOT – The Atonement (Prod. by Pete Rock)

I can’t just drop a few posts and ignore the combination of talent represented in M-Dot on the rhymes and the legendary Pete Rock on the production!   This song represents insane levels of skill on several tiers.    It’s intense and unrelenting and an unveiling of what is sure to be one of the best projects to drop this year in egO anD The eneMy 2: A Dissolute Paradise.     This is to serve notice, that the project is coming to fruition and you should keep your ears peeled!