Single You Out: Casual x Dead Perry – Raw (P-Dirt, Rockness Monsta, DJ Jason D)´┐╝

Casual continues to show talent and longevity as he releases yet another dose of dope hip hop music. I am really feeling this production from Dead Perry here as well. It has this dark and hypnotic vibe and those guitar licks give it a tinge of a rock element. At the very end of the track, DJ Jason D delivers a quick onslaught of scratching in some dope samples, reminding us not so subtlely that this is at it’s heart a dope hip hop song. Rockness Monsta and Casual split up the mic duties and continue to spit the stuff of legends.

Great material that leaves us waiting for the album, The Art Of Reanimation, to drop on January 28th.

Single You Out: Xcel x CLOAQxDAGGER – Tylenol (ft. Anoyd)

I definitively want more people to peep on what’s going on with this project right here. Xcel and CLOAQxDAGGER have cooked up a really dope EP entitled, Godspeed. I knew the production team had been putting out some really dope production, and gave this a listen on the strength of that, and the project is quite dope. It also turns out that the emcee, Xcel, is a first rate wordsmith. I was really impressed with all things from the EP, and here they team up with Anoyd for my favorite joint from the project, Tylenol. Check it out, cop, enjoy, and thank me later!

Single You Out: M-Dot (ft. Kool G Rap x Revalation) (prod. by The Mighty V.I.C.)

M-Dot’s new single, Decadence, takes us through time when he invites emcees Kool G Rap, M-Dot, and Revalation to drop some verses over a beat from The Might V.I.C. The production, for my ears, harkens back to 1990s, with losts of synth elements, appropriately placed horns, and scratches from DJ Jean Maron applying LL Cool J samples. Each emcee picks takes on a time frame and takes us back to that place from their own perspective. The concept is articulated perfectly and I am positive all will enjoy.

Single You Out: Recognize Ali – Godly Men (ft. Vinnie Paz & Ill Bill)

Recognize Ali is staying busy with yet another release on it’s way, Underground King II. And while that does not have an official release date as of yet, we do get the frist single, Godly Men, featuring Vinnie Paz and Ill Bill, produced by Sultan Mir.

And when ever Rec Ali puts his pen to work you know you are going to get a high quality music. This is certainly no different, only made moreso working alongside these legends.

Single You Out: G Fam Black x P-Ro – Don’t Try Us (ft. Skanks The Rap Martyr)

Man, this track is EXTREMELY flammable. First and foremost, P-Ro, laced a banger! I love how he uses that vocal sample in conjunction with the piano. It gives the track this dark and ominous vibe.

Secondly, I am going to say this for the hundreth time: Skanks is one of the sharpest lyricists in the game. This is the second verse I have heard from him this week where I thought it was one of the top this year. G Fam Black also delivers a barrage of dope lyricism that proves unhealthy for the competition. The trio of artists make this one count to the ears of the fans.

The project, DRAW, is dropping in a couple of days on the 28th of this month so make sure you check for that.

Single You Out: B Leafs – Matatan (ft. Estee Nack, Codenine, M-Dot, Al Divino)

B Leafs tabs some super talented emcees for his new cut, Matatan. Estee Nack, Codenine, M-Dot, and Al Divino spit some exceptional verses over his soundscape. I love when unique styles blend on the same track for the sake of being dope. And while all verses are dope, as per usual, M-Dot’s lyricism and cadence really resonate with me:

Trying to elevate…you hear me now, you hella late….same ones who weren’t there for the struggle want to come celebrate

So true.

If I’m not mistaken, B Leafs project should be due out in the next few months and we should all be looking out for that.