New banger from Pawz One accompanied on the mic by Ruste Juxx and Copywrite. Produced by Preed One, this joint isn’t dark and grimy, but more uptempo yet it still knocks those speakers out! Very reminscent of some late 1990s or early 2000s posse cuts. Really dope song for you to be nodding your head to. The venerable Tone Spliff is on the cuts!
Single You Out: IAMGAWD x Clypto – Dog Food
IAMGAWD and Clypto have linked up for this new project, Bloodstained Suede. And let me tell you, I have my ears perpetually pealed back from this emcee. His pen game and flow is vicious on levels that not too many people are hitting. His flow over this engaging production from Clypto just puts people on notice. We don’t toss the word ‘incredible’ around too often around here, but THIS flow here is just that…incredible.
You plan to dance with the devil, throw on the right shoes
Shaz Illyork x Buon Anni – Queens Gambit / Back On Schedule (Video)
Shaz Illyork and Buon Anni’s project last year, Sober After Midnight, was one of the BEST EPs to drop last year. It was a nine track project, and it was laced venomously with incredible pen game and really dope production. This year, the duo release a video single, Queen’s Gambit and Back On Schedule. And it gives you just a sampling of the potency to be found on the entire project.
This is just incredibly dope. Please don’t sleep on this.
38 Spesh – DARK & GRIM (prod. by 38 Spesh) (Video)
This is my favorite track from 38 Spesh’s project, GunSmoke. This joint is just so dark and ominous, and while it only contains one verse from Spesh, he packs an amazing punch! His sharp bars and wordplay over his own soundscape further solidifies this man’s greatness as an artist. No man, and no thing is standing in Spesh’s way.
…I put your rats in the graveyard…I hate y’all…got your name attached to this bullet like a trademark.
JustMe & Cas Metah – Part Time (Video)
This is an incredibly dope song that is extremely relatable to me as a blogger and supporter of the music. It’s actually incredibly inspirational. JustMe and Cas Metah take a break from their day jobs to show you just how ill they can be on the side. Life has an evolution for the independent hip hop artists. People get married, have families, and have to support that life in a way music may not be able to provide. But, that passion and skill level still remains sharp over the years as when time and space presents itself, these artists continue to show and prove!
I am not sure who produced this smooth beat but that’s a really dope production. And you can find this joint off their recently released album, The New 93′.
O Dawg & Passport Rav – Rogue Rage (ft. Eddie Kaine & Rim) (Video)
Here’s a sizzler from O Dawg and Passport Rav’s latest EP, Rogue Rage, featuring the strong bars of Eddie Kaine and RIM. The title track, from a production stand point, has this ‘ethereal’ quality about it, but don’t get it twisted, this joint knocks. And when you hear this pen game, there is left no doubt. These artists share the way they go about their daily business in the illest of fashions.
I haven’t checked the EP yet but I am definitely going to cop off of the strength of this one!
M-Dot – Pain And Haste (Video)
The emcee’s emcee, M-Dot, is back with another banging single from his album, egO anD The eneMy 2: A Dissolute Paradise.
On his new video single, Pain and Haste, he connects with his listeners on the humanity of it all. He addresses self-doubt, depression, alcoholism, fidelity, community violence, being a father, and an artist. He does this all with adept skill, introspection, and one thing I know he values above all…integrity.
As an artist and a man, M-Dot never tosses stones through a glass house. He does it all from the vantage of his own feeling and experience.
Definitely make sure you check this album!
Production is handled by Pro Knows Music. Don’t sleep!
Single You Out: Ugly Tony – Ya Future (ft. Marvwon)
New music from French producer, Ugly Tony, after a long hiatus, is met with welcome ears. On his latest single, Ya Future, he solicits bars from veteran emcee, Marvwon. The vibe of the music kind of has the cross between a futuristic nature, and an 80s synth rock vibe. And believe me, that’s refreshing, and cool. And Marvwon, puts the listener on notice, with bars serving as a warning to anyone who tries to play him.
New album from Tony drops on June 2nd, and it titled Time Flies. A lot of dope emcees on this project and it’s available for pre-order.
Meeco & DJ Access – Honestly (ft. Dyce Payne)
This track from Meeco and DJ Access’ album, We Run Shit, is one of my favorite tracks this year. Period. Dyce Payne showcases bars, finesse, and bridges it all together with a dope chorus.
And for Meeco and DJ Access’ part they lace the perfect production. The drums knock. The scratches are applied perfect and the Snoop sample just gives this song a classic vibe.
I can’t say enough good things about this song. Definitely an early contender for song of the year a little over four months in.
The Bad Seed – Yall Whylin (Video)
I keep on preaching through this site and other social media platforms on the talents of The Bad Seed. A clear cut case of an artist who just keeps getting better and better as the years go on. The voice, the turn of phrase, and ear for beats make everything this man puts out an auto-purchase. Nam Nitty laces a soulful yet boom bap soundscape for Seed to drop dope bar after bar. Really great track off of is recently released, …Oh and another thing…
They say I got a knack for this rap…agreed, I do