Posts by stefanoneder

M-Dot – Days Are All The Same prod. by Hi-Tek (Video)

Days Are All The Same is my favorite M-Dot track…period. This track resonated with me when it dropped four years ago. It hit me again when M-Dot released an animated video for the joint. And this time you get a new video re-rendering of the same dope music. This is one of those joints where everything just comes together…the meaning…the lyrics…the flow…and the superlative production from Hi-Tek. I love this joint.

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.