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.
Domo Genesis – Shadowboxing (prod. by Evidence) (Video)
Domo Genesis and Evidence are back at it with their animated video single, Shadowboxing. Evidence laced the soul while Genesis paints the picture with poignant lyricism. It’s short but packed full of talent.
John Jigg$ x Samplicity – SOIL (Video)
John Jigg$ and Samplicity release the video single SOIL from their album, Grand Royale which dropped late last year. Jigg$ is the consummate emcee and there is no one more gifted than to narrate his upbringing and surroundings than he. He does it so very aptly over this sensationally smooth production from Samplicity. There is such an effortlessness about Jigg$ flow that plays most excellent with this beat.
Single You Out: Jise x Alucard x IDE – Proximity
A new single from the Creative Juices came comprised of Jise, Alucard, and IDE. And these guys always bring collective flavor to the game. Creative Juices has been around for a long time and has certainly evolved over the years, but the consistency has always been high quality music. And that’s what you get with their single, Proximity. Their flows, while all unique, weave equally ominously over this hauntingly boom bap production from IDE.
New album, Yantra, coming at some point this year.
Snowgoons – Decimating (ft. Terrence Wood (Side Effect) (Video)
Terrence Wood and the Snowgoons have a lot of years and musical history behind them, and you can see they haven’t stopped. Track back track they never lose a step no matter how much time goes by. And this song is the next stop in the musical journey. The Snowgoons lace a melodic banger for Wood’s bars, and he really does decimate the competition line by line. Great wordplay and music that is accompanied by a spot-on video that visualizes that pen game.