The Brown Bag AllStars are back accompanied by The Alkholiks’ Tash for their new cut, 11 Steps. The production is orchestrated by Kev Brown. Everything really comes together for this cut as it comes complete with a slick beat, fresh rhymes, and an assortment of debauchery.
I hope there is more in store from the camp. My record collection needs a boost.
I was just wondering what Tenacity was up to after listening to one of his fantastic albums the other day. Well, now I know! He’s rocking mics with J57 over a funky and fresh beat from Exile with scratches applied by Deejay Element. It’s honestly amazing to me how remarkable Exile is behind the boards. This track feels ‘stripped down’ but there is still so much going on.
Jamo Gang (El Gant x Ras Kass) rip over a J57 banger flexing their lyrical stylings. This could easily be an anthem for all of us who endeavor to a higher level of hip hop. El Gant and Ras Kass are a potent duo. Ras Kass is a legend and one of the all time greatest wordsmiths to do it, and while El Gant might not have the same notoriety, he is not to be bested. He spits bars with an equal measure of tenacity and venom.
Look out for the album this summer! It’s going to be one to remember!
I am not sure about anything on this Koncept track other than the fact that it is dope. He’s taking us back to the school yard on this one and causing a hell of a lot of trouble. I am not sure who produced this joint as no credits are included, but whoever is responsible did a remarkable job.
Soul Khan is back in force with the backing of the Audible Doctor to bring you that BBAS flavor. The doctor lays a super soulful foundation for Soul Khan to build bar upon bar. Even though his music has been more sporadic over the course of the last couple of years, it is no less potent.
Koncept and J57 drop something truly melodic with this cut, Live Forever. J57 melds the drums with the piano for something that has a classic and vintage vibe and Koncept puts together bars that encourage living life to the fullest and shunning the nonsense. A lot of us put so much work in to life that we need to take time to love the moment.
The Fuel EP drops on November 20th.
Some new music from Juan Deuce is here and more is on the way with the J57 produced project, Sock Money, dropping in a few days (September 23rd) on Soulspazm Records. Deuce is great because he is an innovator. It’s never standard fair when it comes to his verses. That style is complimented perfectly with J57 on the production. These guys do differently oh so well.
The Audible Doctor just dropped the latest project in his ‘seasonal’ series, entitled The Spring Tape. The EP is only four tracks deep but there’s a lot packed into those four tracks musically. The track that I wanted to touch on is Danger featuring Hus Da Kingpin and Tragedy Khadafi. This is a track that blends both tough and smooth elements to create something that stands alone. You have each of the emcees killing their assigned verses while The Audible Doctor composes a horn laden cascading rhythm. Beautiful indeed…
The Audible Doctor is protecting what is his til the death on his latest track, The Burial Plot. The track is equal parts dark and entertaining and I like this direction he has taken for his latest release. The hook by Davenport Grimes is the subtle nuance needed to separate those verses being simple and not overpowering. The project, Can’t Keep The People Waiting, is due out this month.
This is one of my favorite tracks of 2014 and probably from the BBAS camp ever. The production from Exile when coupled with ATR’s vocals are the impeccable back drop for J57’s rise to the top.
If you are digging this make sure you check J57’s Wax Aesthetic EP.