Posts by stefanoneder

Single You Out: Vorheez – Namaste

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Vorheez sent this track to me a few weeks ago but I was in a Covid pandemic slumber so now it’s time to wake up and shine a light on this gem.   Philip Drummond laces a boom-bap, funk, heat rock , while DJ Theory chops up the sounds making this track all things proper.  Vorheez has a great flow and lyrical prowess to fall right in tandem with a voice that just stands out.

I hope we hear more from him soon!

All Natural – What’s Real (ft. J.U.I.C.E. and DJ Rhettmatic) (Video)

If you are remotely familiar with Chicago hip hop you are going to know what legends are in this video.  All Natural, has been a staple in scene for decades, and here they are teaming up lyrically with none other than the incomparable J.U.I.C.E who has a very storied career.  These artists prove beyond doubt that they still carry not only the torch for their city but hip hop in general.   Add to the fact that they have Panik on the boards and DJ Rhettmatic on the tables…this track has legendary written all over it.

Coming from the EP, Dark Night, which I believe still has yet to be released, but can’t wait!

Cambatta x Apollo Brown – Nightmares (Video)

Cambatta & Apollo Brown – Nightmare (Video)

Good lord! Wow. This shit is dark and nasty. Extremely crazy on all levels to be sure. Cambatta has a raw, unique, and commanding flow about him. The way his mind unravels into his poetry is something to behold and when given the visual element here, I think it gives yet more texture. And to be honest, I would not have been able to call this as an Apollo Brown beat. Which makes it all the more amazing. This is a stand out track for 2020.

Shabaam Sahdeeq & J57 – Razor Sharp Vernacular / Man Down (Video)

Shabaam Sahdeeq and J57 fire off another couple of singles linked together in a common video thread.  The emcee and producer brewed up something heavenly with their joint project, Precious Stones.   And these are two stand out cuts from project featuring a hook and a few bars from none other than DV Alias Khryst!   Check the record!

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.