Broken Vessel is the second video from U.G.’s new album, Portals. Again, you will not find a style similar to that of U.G. around. And neither will you find the production stylings of IDE. This project was molded and crafted for years…literally. The ear for perfection can be heard throughout the project. In the video description of this track, the words “mechanical” and “orchestra” are used. That sounds appropriate. This is a “mechanical orchestra” by U.G. and IDE leaving a unique stamp in 2016.
Well after waiting approximately three years, today was the day that U.G. (Cella Dwellas) and IDE released the magnum opus, Portals. I honestly thought this project was never going to drop. So today I am proud to spread the word on something amazing! Portals is an incredible endeavor in the crafting of boom-bap.
This video is just the tip of the iceberg for what you have in store when you cop this album. The lyrical diversity of U.G. and IDE’s sterling production make this a must have.
UG’s forthcoming album, Portals, is my White Whale. I have been waiting for it forever and for the longest time, I thought it was never going to drop. I thought it was just going to be shelved. But now we have proof of life with the IDE produced single, The Mystic. On this track you get to hear UG flip a one of a kind style over a production that actually caters to the word…”mystic”.
Even greater news is that we have a release date for the new album. It’s dropping on October 21st. Make sure you notate that on your calendar.
The Defiant III are up to no good with the release of the single, Crossfire. IDE, Alucard, and Jise each drop some gems over a production from Warryn Syde. The whole track strikes me something ferocious with a captivating dark piano riff operating snapping snares.
Purge Season is dropping in the fall.
IDE releases the third single from his near impeccable album with Lucky Loopiano, Breathe Easy. However, while most of the album is produced by Loopiano, this one is self-produced. This makes sense since IDE is an extremely accomplished producer.
If you are still late on checking the album, make sure you rectify that immediately.
IDE just dropped his first album, Breathe Easy, after a six year hiatus. I gave it one complete listen this morning and it is incredibly impressive. I think that you will find the production and the lyricism to be damn near impeccable. I’d love to tell you that it’s ‘raw’ hip hop but the truth of the matter is that this release is really polished. A very mature project. I strongly encourage you to pick this up at your earliest convenience.
I love the flavor Respect Tha God brings to the microphone and IDE really provides a heater to get the party jumping. Shake It Up, to me, is about mixing up the game a little bit because shit can get a little monotonous with the same tired themes and flows. Respect That God gets things back to being enjoyable with this cut. Respect.
The new album, Work Ethic, is out now. Consider copping that!
DJ Connect from the Elite Fleet, a production crew out of Sweden, released an EP last week entitled, Well Connected, on the Creative Juices label. Up In Sweden is just one of several bangers off of the EP, featuring a portion of the AOTP in Block McCloud and Reef The Lost Cauze. The production is simply fire with expert delivery of samples chopped up into the chorus.
I missed this track from the Creative Juices’ camp when I was on my move back to Virginia. Jise narrates a story about a man who has fallen in life over a melancholy (yeah, I said it) Q-Unique beat. The track is of of the the forthcoming album, The Passion Of Jise which every head should be checking for.
When I think of ‘tough’ bars these two are some of the first to come to mind. Nems and AG Da Coroner play like the Grim Reaper on this banger of a track (production?). This is some ‘go out and smack a hipster’ type of music.