I am late on this track from Pop Buchanan but it’s one that I am obligated to get out to you guys because this track just has a unique and yet dope vibe. The production from illegal Spiegel embraces the spiritual element and has a very organic feel too it. Buchanan then hits you with unabashed approach of his take on black history and community. His mic prescence is strong and his message is more so.
Check out his new project, Ancestral Drums! If it’s even half as good as this cut we are all in for a project to leave in our rotation for the year. Really dope!
New, new from Ca$ablanca entitled Chopsticks x Bullsh!t and it features more dope bars from accomplices Killa Kali and Nowaah The Flood. This song is quite ill, and I wish I could knock this in the whip this morning! This beat by CapChino is fantastic. I love the sound crafted here as it knocks as hard as you would expect with sixteens from the aforementioned artists.
What I am really loving is the work ethic, coupled with the talent. Ca$ablanca is on a tear!
Shabaam Sahdeeq drops another video single from his album, Timeless: of the collection. This time the subject is the art of graffiti and who better to share the mic duties on a track such as this, than El Da Sensei? The two flip lines discussing their love for the art form over a high energy production from Jake Palumbo (who has been killing it lately).
Of note: Sahdeeq directed the video himself.
I really don’t want people to miss out on Crew54’s new project, Slap Rapz 2. I just listened to this whole project from start to finish earlier today, and it’s dope throughout. Trust me…you don’t want to miss this one. I am featuring the track, Stare, because I am really loving the funk and soul elements this track provides along with the skillful boom bap.
I could not wait, nor could I resist in sharing something from Saipher Soze and Finn’s new project, Kanibul Rising. This album is destined for big things. I copped it as soon as I knew it dropped (thank’s bandcamp for always keeping me alert). This project is impressive from start to finish.
I can’t really pick a favorite track right now, but you can’t go wrong with Basquiat. Soze and Finn put something together that you are going to need to cop. I am probably going to have to leave this on all day.
I really enjoy the product that Ren Thomas consistently puts out. He’s got quite a few dope records to his credit, and this one is right up there with the rest of them. Father Focus Confucious (underrated as fuck) laces Thomas with some serious fire. I love this beat with the sample. And Thomas delivers verses consistent with the duality of person.
This shit goes!
Recognize Ali links up with Vinnie Paz to exchange sixteens over a banger from B-Sun. I really enjoy the guitar sample used by B-Sun on this track, and DJ TMB really adds some excellent scratching to the joint. And let’s face it, Ali has become one of the preeminent names in hip-hop, while Paz just shows he’s only getting better with his now legendary grind. Excellent hip-hop.
New project, Recognition, is coming…when…I know not.
John Jigg$ and producer Cuns have a project dropping soon, appropriately called Teflon John. On the single Non-Fiction, you have Cuns lacing up an easy, jazzy type of joint with it Jigg$ and guest Benny firing on all lyrical-cylinders.
The project should be something to check for!
Page Kennedy’s lead single from his forthcoming album, #SamePageDifferentStory. There’s a lot of great and fun wordplay and visualization from Kennedy over an uptempo production from, Mic West.
I expect big things from this forthcoming album. Should be dope.
Producer Max Julian puts a little soul into this track, Bulletproof Backpacks, that features some gully bars from Conway and King Magnetic. The Machine and Magnetic prove to be a great combo over this production from Julian. Good music right here!