Interview Series: Taboo – Question 7

Another installment of Taboo’s video series with Hip Hop Dependency.  This time Taboo goes into some of his personal favorites when it comes to looking back at some of his favorite songs and verses.  And we just happen to agree with him whole heartedly.



Single You Out: ShortFyuz – Not For Nothing (ft. Sean Price)


This cut, Not For Nothing, is lifted off of ShortFyuz’s album, Lostsol, which is out now.  Of course the highlight here is that the track has bars from Sean Price, which is a treat in and of itself.   But the whole track is dope with some smooth production underneath that Price heat we are all very familiar with.

Check out the album.  A lot of dope guest spots on there, and if ShortFyuz’s production is anything like this throughout the album, then we are in for a treat.  I will most certainly be checking it out.

Single You Out: Estee Nack x PhybaOptikz x Flashius Clayton – Bulletproof (Prod. The Historian)


First off, Estee Nack, is on an absolute tear right now.  I don’t think a weak goes by without hearing a new song that he’s either done, or featured on.  And they are all dope!  His sixteen on this The Historian beat is just filthy, but PhybaOptikz and Flashius Clayton also deliver on the verbals.   All around dope cut.

Everyone on this cut is a name you should be paying attention to.  More dope is likely on it’s way.

Single You Out: Main Flow x Mil Beats – Sound Of Silence (ft. Ania)


This is the title track from Main Flow and Mil Beats’ forthcoming project, Sound Of Silence, which is due out next Friday, April 27th.

This track is has a certain eeriness to it as Simon and Garfunkel hip hop flip on the chorus by Ania.  The production from Mil Beats is like a walk going down a dark path, and Flow’s leading the way alluding to the stories that we simply don’t talk about.

Single You Out: Beat Rabbi – Return Of The Real Hard Beat (ft. Deepspace5)


A new Deepspace5 record?   Hell yeah!  Before I was running this website I was bumping on some Deepspace5 on the regular.  It’s awesome amalgamation of talent.   And they sounds just as good now as they ever have over this Beat Rabbi beat that has those sick drums and ill change ups.

If you are a newer hip hop listener, this is a really great opportunity for you to get reacquainted with this talented group of artists.

Rawmatik – Just Before The Madness (ft. Dirt Platoon x DJ Danetic) (Video)

There are very few artists who drop harder hip hop than does the Dirt Platoon.   And you place the duo on this guitar/drum driven track from Rawmatik, it’s an almost certain game over.   Music like this gets the adrenaline pumping and you can find plenty of these type of joints on Rawmatik’s latest project,  The States Vs. Rawmatik.   You absolutely need to have that album.  HHD certified!

Single You Out: LeftSide Deafinit – I Left (ft. Slaine & M-Dot) prod. by The Arcitype

Here’s a really dope cut from artist, Leftside Deafinit .   I love how the drums mingle with the classic guitar sample.  This Arcitype beat definitely will have that head nodding.  You also have a great assortment of lyricism gathered for this track.  Leftside Deafinit certainly showcases his gift alongside heavyweight emcees Slaine and M-Dot.   It’s life testament…let’s all take note.

After hearing this track I am anxious to hear what more this artist has to offer.

Single You Out: PozLyrix – Reach For Piece (ft. Qwel)


We have featured some Seven Oddities joints in the past and this one from PozLyrix surfaced in my inbox yesterday and while I have not listened to the entire project I did listen to this joint, from Odd Man Out, Reach For Piece, featuring Qwel.  It’s really a dope cut with well-woven lyricism.

I have the project in my cart as we speak.  Check it out!

Realio Sparkzwell – Life Is A Sitcom (Video)

Realio Sparkzwell delivers a really creative song over some dope, yet soulful production. The song is Life Is A Sitcom which pulls from an assortment of various TV shows from as far back as the 70s.   He flips the concept to perfection leaving me as a listener and fan, truly impressed.

Check out his new project, Mahdi Musik, as soon as you have the opportunity