Single You Out: Estee Back – Snake Charmer, Mad Marauder (prod. by Mr. Rose) (ft. Recognize Ali)

Mr. Rose laces a dusty, yet jazzy joint for Estee Nack and Recognize Ali to spit on. It’s a laid that back track that also grabs you by the throat if that makes sense. Heavy on bars, yet easy on the ears.

You can find this track on Estee Nack’s new project, #Minimansiondust…. Unfortunately it is only available for streaming now and not for purchase. I hope that changes soon.

Single You Out: Recognize Ali – Gold Pen Assassin (Prod. by Giallo Point)

Single from Recognize Ali and producer Giallo Point. This is a dope cut. I love the strings Point uses for his production, but that should come as no surprise. His stock has been on the rise over the course of the last couple of years. He is steadily delivering bangers. And when we talk about consistency, you have to give Ali props. Everything he has put out in the last coupe of years has been strong.

New album, Back 2 Mecca, is in the works and I hope we will have it sooner rather than later.

Single You Out: Endemic Emerald & Skanks – Straight out da NYC (ft. Rim and Shatike)

This is another single from Endemic Emerald and Skanks’ forthcoming album, Rapsploitation. I love the static and pop in the production with that lingering piano loop from Endemic. Skanks adds the perfect verbal punch needed to the track. And of course dopeness loves company, so Rim and Shatike, also show capable of serving up some certified illness.

The album is due out on May 30th.

Single You Out: Junior Makhno – Gunman (ft. Planet Asia)

This is Junior Makhno’s first single from his forthcoming album, Party Discipline. And what a magnificent single it is! He enlists Planet Asia to spit inside of his production vortex.

Asia has been one of the most consistent emcees over the course of the last decade plus and he never disappoints, while Makhno is no stranger from boom-bap production and hard hitting sounds.

Great combo!

Single You Out: The Aztext – Good Weather

New music from The Aztext? Yes, sir! I don’t think they have dropped anything since their album Four, and it’s really good to hear the Burlington duo again rock the mic.

Good Weather is a very laid back which is easy on the ears. Sometimes we need to take time to relax and stop checking our watches. It will all pass us by soon enough.

On the second half of the single we have Pass The Mic, which is a more traditional hip hop joint. You can envision the emcees gathered in a circle and trading verses over a beatbox.

Let’s hope a new project is in the works!

Single You Out: Seven Oddities x B.B.Z. Darney – Sidearmz

Here’s another squad that’s been putting in under appreciated work, Seven Oddities. The team is a conglomeration of unique emcees from different localities with unique skill sets. It all seems to come together over yet another B.B.Z. Darney banger. And if you don’t know it by now, you may never know, but Darney is an elite producer and he’s produced the entire Calamities project. Definitely get acquainted with that, but also check on their other releases. The discography runs deep with dopeness.