This is that unfiltered hip hop back at you in 2023. Chillow and DJ Grazzhoppa lace some amazing boom bap flavor with drums that snap necks and expert scratches. And Venomous2000 so adeptly graces the joint with spot on flows and prose. This is like taking hip hop back to it’s essence and breathing in a new life.
HWY 308 x Finn – No Verdict (Video)
HWY 308 and Finn drop a video single for the track, No Verdict. This track is off of their project from last year, Ducking Indictments. The track is a combination soul and street narrative. It’s short, smooth, and a testament to the hustle it takes to make it.
Skanks The Rap Martyr & G Stats – 99 Attributes (Video)
Bankai Fam gets busy as Skanks The Rap Martyr and G Stats bring knowledge, perspective, and fire. They take this gospel, orchestrated by Method Maticz, and aim these words at the listener ear by ear. These bars are sharp!
“Kiss where the ring be / And the only way you’ll see me bow to you is for YOU to king ME !”
Single You Out: J57 – Jamo Jamo (ft. Ras Kass x El Gant x DeeJay Element)
I love me some Jamo Gang. And J57 brings the the trinity back together as Ras Kass and El Gant join him for the track Jamo Jamo off of his forthcoming EP San Gennaro which drops on March 31st. So in just a few days.
The track is dark and draws you into the intricate wordplay of the three emcees with the finishing touches provided by Deejay Element on the cuts.
Teek Hall – NoWhere (Video)
New visual dope from Teek Hall and his latest project, We Own The Night. NoWhere looks like it was shot in a remote wilderness and serves as a reminder that no matter the locale, Hall is a dope emcee, this time rocking over some soulful soundscapes offered by prodbysamy.
Jay Royale x Styles P – End Game (Video)
Jay Royale is back with another Ray Sosa fueled heater. These two have mastered that grimy street sound. The drums from Sosa knock the headphones off you ears and Royale has a superior pen game, and to add to all that we got guest bars from none other than Styles P. This joint is sharp!
Single You Out: Reignmakers – Eye of the Storm
New project out from Reignmakers and I really wanted to showcase something from the project because it really does knock considerably hard. I chose the title track, Eye of the Storm, to share because the dark bass, subtle piano loop, and razor sharp bars, typify what these guys are about. Definitely check it out.
Single You Out: Planet Asia & 38 Spesh – Crumble Cake
Planet Asia and 38 Spesh are back joining musical forces for their single, Crumble Cake. I love when Asia jumps on a Spesh beat because it’s that raw, grimy and gritty. The piano laced track and the bars that abound make this one the sure shot.
Mickey Diamond & Big Ghost Ltd – GG Buckets (Video)
Mickey Diamond and Big Ghost killed it in 2022 and here is that visual and audio reference. GG Buckets is lifted from their project, Gucci Ghost. The track is amazing on all levels. Both the production and flow are one of a kind , and that makes this pairing…powerful. Diamond is a powerful emcee on ANY production but you combine him with Big Ghost and it’s game over. Love the track. Love the album. Check it!
Skanks the Rap Martyr – Peter Paid Paul (ft. Chris Crown & P. General (Video)
Skanks the Rap Martyr is one of my favorite emcees, simply put. The bars and the flow are just ice cold. He’s a one-of-a-kind talent.
You look like the type of person that likes to take time off of putting that work in like Kyrie Irving.
That pen game! Peter Paid Paul has that laid back vibe fueled by production from Wavy Da Ghawd but the flows are sharp led by Skanks and followed suit emcees Chris Crown and P. General. This track can be found on the project M.O.S.T.