In terms of interesting and well crafted lyricism, Taboo, is among the best. When I get word that he has some new music, it’s gotten to the point it’s an INSTANT cop. His entire 64 bars here is rewindable. So many quotables intermingled with an amazing flow. Stay tuned for more…
New single up for Shaz Illyork to represent for his forthcoming album, Graff City. The production is low key and stripped down to a few basic components, allowing Illlyork, and guests Tools Beastly and Therman Munsin to spread some heavy hitting sixteens amongst the masses.
Album drops September 12th.
Can I put you guys onto something dope? I waited for a minute to check this album because I had a lot on my plate, but VerbzBeats and Deploi’s project, The Fever, is thorough from start to finish. The San Diego producer and LA based emcee have a really good sound going on here that I think people are really going to enjoy it once the word gets moving a little more.
I encourage you guys to spread the word on this one, don’t let it go unnoticed. It really is too good to be slept on. I chose this smooth track featuring Martin Salazar because it typifies the sounds from the project and will definitely get stuck in your head!
Please drop some more music Natural Elements! We need more than just these teasers. Anthony Cruz, Swigga, and Agu still can drop illness with the likes of sickest emcees. We need some more of these kind of songs and a true LP to drop soon because these artists are simply too talented to drop this sporadic. Please gentlemen…put the hip hop world on notice…
This is the first single from the upcoming Apathy and O.C.’s forthcoming album, Perestroika which is due out next month. That’s pretty exciting news. This song (debuted by DotGotIt) is really dope. I love the horns, the sample, and the beat. And Ap and O.C. seem like a natural pairing, exchanging clever bars and tight rhyme schemes.
Here’s another single from Recognize Ali’s forthcoming album, Allah’s Favorite, featuring Chicago emcee Verbal Kent and the result is ill. Eyedee laces a stripped down production, yet one that certainly bangs. That production is escorted by scratches implanted by DJ TMB. Kent and Ali prove to be an imposing force on this track. I have high hopes and expectations for this project.
If you see Diamond D’s name on anything these day, heads pay attention, and as well they should. Especially on this track, when Dillon is rhyming. Dillon could be heard on the insanely slept on 2016 project, Food Chain. He has all of the intangibles that you look for in an emcee, and with DITC backing, he is sure to gain a little more well-deserved recognition. This is a pretty mellow single off of the forthcoming collaboration, Black Tie Affair, due out on September 8th.
New single from Kyo Itachi’s forthcoming album, Genkidama, featuring oft-collaborator Ruste Juxx. These two, over the course of the last couple of years and two projects, have really honed in on a sound. Itachi intermingles the strings with the drums while Juxx lets off his sixteen without fear and remorse.
There are high hopes for this project. Itachi has become one of the top producers in the game and the project is laden with heavy lyrical hitters.
Wordsworth links up with The Last Emperor for the single, Hero, off of the forthcoming album, Our World Today. The album is Wordsworth’s collaboration with producer Sam Brown. This track musically sounds like a blend of 80s electronica and boom bap hip hop. There’s just something unique about the pulsing synth when combine with the sample that’s being used in the chorus. And who better for Wordsworth to team up with with for a track like this other than The Last Emp who is known for his Secret Wars cuts from the early 2000s?
Album dropping August 11th.