Single You Out: The Quarter Inch Kings x Zagnif Nori – Rise To The Top

New single out for producers, The Quarter Inch Kings and emcee, Zagnif Nori. These guys have collaborated on more than just a few cuts and have really good chemistry between them. Check out their latest single, Rise To The Top, which incorporates a little bit of everything. It has some bravado and social commentary over some snapping drums

Balt Getty x Chino XL – Ethiopia (Video)

I had no idea Chino XL had anything new in the works but he got together producer Balt Getty and crafted more greatness on top of an already stellar career. When it comes to ‘genius’ on the mic, Chino XL is unparalleled. Nobody constructs intricate lyricism like Chino. He refuses to dumb it down, and forces the listener to elevate their game. The whole, Chino vs. Balt, is impeccable! It certainly has a a throwback boom bap appeal, and that’s very indicative of the course of the EP.

Trust me…you are going to LOVE this!

Planet Asia – Gunman Zen (Video)

Prolific? You want prolific…I give you Planet Asia. You would be hard pressed to find someone who has a better discography than him…ever….period. And he is still producing some of his finest work to date. Dirty Diggs production is an instant win and I like how they used the sample to give it a Buddhist chant feel on the chorus. And don’t take Asia’s zen as weakness, he’s always a deadly shooter.

Off the album, Bodhidharma

Skanks The Rap Martyr – Speak Soft (ft. RIM) (Video)

Skanks can go toe to toe with ANY emcee in the game currently! His bars are tough as nails but have this intricate quality that sounds anything but basic. I mean, the way he launches and finishes that Covid line is verified proof of lyrical talent. This is also an artist that I feel just keeps getting better and better. He invites another verified wordsmith in RIM to share the limelight and he too knows how to spit some viciousness. The Last Composer does a beautiful job re-working a sample a last heard Marco Polo use many years ago. The cascading piano and the drums with that sample sound like perfection.

Definitely check out out the full length, Out Of Nowhere, now. Every song bangs just as hard as this one. You don’t want to miss out.

Rigz – Picture Yourself (Video)

Here’s the new visual, Picture Yourself, from Rigz and Futurewave’s project, Substance Abuse. When I saw that these two were collaborating several month’s ago, I knew we were in store for something special and they did not disappoint. Intricate and sharp lyricism appears in tandem with you cutting edge boom bap with several twists and turns. You need to check this album!

38 Spesh x Eto – Flour City 2 (Video)

I’ve played this song so much already this year, well before it got the video treatment. It’s simply a great track but two very talented and prolific artists in 38 Spesh and Eto. And I keep telling people to stop sleeping on Spesh’s work behind the boards but you don’t here me though. The dude is a pure master at his craft. You can peep this joint on his project, Six Shots, which is out now!