Single You Out: Eastern Sunz – Welfare (ft. Rahim Thornhill)

Another dope album that I need to put you on to is this project from Portland’s Eastern Sunz, Fuel For A Fool’s Errand. It’s that intelligent and soulful hip hop, that not only incorporates boom bap flavor, but also great song making and that’s something that’s pretty rare in today’s day in age. So listen to Welfare, hear the soul…the funk…the cuts…and the lyricism and tell me it’s not remarkable hip hop. This album is phenomenal.

Single You Out: Theo3 – Nap Time

Theo3 is someone I have promoted for years and when we talked about artists who have been slept on, he is at the top of the list. This guy is an amazing talent. He makes the kind of music that I love. It’s boom bap and it’s intelligent. And on this track, Nap Time, you combine those things with some Biggie and Ghetto Boys samples, you’ve got something really amazing on your hands. Did I mention Theo3 produces this joint? All the more amazing.

Strong Minded is one of my favorite releases this year and you guys should hear it. After listening to this song…you will be craving the whole project.

Single You Out: Milano Constantine – Big Apple

Milano Constantine’s, Winston Wolf EP, has been out for over a month but I really don’t think it’s gotten the credit it so justly deserves. Constatine is a ‘professional’ spitter. I mean his rhyme game is incredibly polished and when he is presented with production that he receives here…you need to share the exquisite results so on the strength of this cut…check the project!

Single You Out: Terror Van Poo x Innocent? x Vinny Idol – Represent (ft. Royal Flush)

I just kind of stumbled across this project from Terror Van Poo, Innocent?, and Vinny Idol, and I was really struck with what I was hearing. The Trifecta project is really dope and a great meld of artfully crafted boom bap. I suggest you give it a listen as I am pretty sure this should be on more people’s radars going forward. This cut, Represent, featuring Royal Flush, just gets stuck in my head. This beat by Vinny Idol is bananas!

Single You Out: Timbuktu x Ollie Teeba – Fire In Our System

I caught wind of this project from emcee Timbuktu and producer Ollie Teeba and it is pretty damn fresh and re-freshing. A Million Pound Note has a fun and playful vibe while staying deeply ingrained in the spirit of boom bap and extra crafty lyricism. I decided I would share my favorite track from the project. The best way I can describe this track is…a…journey. Enjoy!

Single You Out: Vorheez – Namaste

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Vorheez sent this track to me a few weeks ago but I was in a Covid pandemic slumber so now it’s time to wake up and shine a light on this gem.   Philip Drummond laces a boom-bap, funk, heat rock , while DJ Theory chops up the sounds making this track all things proper.  Vorheez has a great flow and lyrical prowess to fall right in tandem with a voice that just stands out.

I hope we hear more from him soon!

Single You Out: Kut One – The Chosen One (ft. Recognize Ali)

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This track from Kut One’s new project, Live Wires, is sheer and unadulterated fire.   The strings and symphonic sound build such an amazing intensity and it features one of my favorite emcees in Recognize Ali.   It’s a fire starter to be sure.

It’s my favorite track from the project but certainly not the only dope one.  The whole thing is insanely good.   It was honestly tough to pick a joint to feature so do yourself a favor and cop the whole thing!