Jay Royale – Carlito And Kleinfeld (ft. Kool G Rap) (Video)

One of the toughest and dopest joints to come out this year, and sure to be penned into some top end-of-the-year lists is Jay Royale’s new single, Carlito and Kleinfeld featuring Kool G Rap. Producer Ray Sosa has some sinister intents with his production here featuring those snapping drums, piano loops, and crescendo synth. Plus, those sample chops from DJ Grazzhoppa are so very precise and well timed.

Lyrically…c’mon KGR is a legend for a reason. His bars are FOREVER timeless and that’s no exaggeration. He sounds just as good now as he ever has, and Jay Royale shows precise execution in his sixteen, continuing to build upon his already buzzing name and talent.

Phenomenal.

L.I.F.E. Long x A-$harp – Watch Dem All Fall (Video)

Been a big L.I.F.E. Long fan really since I got into the blogging scene well over a decade ago. His bar work with the likes of Stronghold affiliates is chronicles in hip hop lore. I even had the pleasure of interviewing the man at one point. I have a lot of respect for his talent and art, and every once in a while, he releases some new music to remind us of his gifts.

Here he teams up with producer A-Sharp not only for this song but a new project, Gensu Blades, which is out now. This track really harnesses the artists’ authenticity and classic sound that both emcee and producer have cultivated throughout their careers.

Single You Out: Serge Severe – Good To Me (Video)

Serge Severe dropped an album recently entitled When Crows Fly, and this is my favorite song from that project. Good To Me is that moment where Severe hits that level of maturity to gain experience from loss, perseverance through his pain, and the appreciation that it generates for his love of the craft. His music generates a view from his lens as a testament to the person and the life.

We get you brother…truly.

Bub Styles & Retrospec – Hello Newman (ft. Def Soulja x Bloo Azul x Tree Mason) (Video)

Here’s something new and banging that will perk your ears up. Smooth production from Retrospec, with an underlying ominous nature, as these four emcees lace their bars with the prescribed dope. Def Soulja, Bloo Azul, Tree Mason, and Bub Styles each have a unique flair that serves the collective good…that being our ear drums. Dope!

This is coming off of Bub Styles recent project, Ramble Raps Volume 1.

Vandal – Unruly (prod. by Nottz) (Video)

I guess I’ll never make friends around here…I’m too unruly….

I saw that Nottz produced this track Unruly for the emcee Vandal and thought I would give this a chance. I am so glad I did. This track is Top 5 fresh for 2022 and that’s not overstating it in the least. This production is insane. The spanish guitar mixed with these drums just has such a way of making that head not and sinking into those ear drums. And this chorus above is just so damn catchy. And not to unnoticed is some pretty dynamic wordplay from our emcee.

You can find this joint off the recently released project, Pick Ya Poison, Vol. 1.

Guilty Simpson – Go Where I Please (Video)

New dose of music from Guilty Simpson in the form of the video single, Go Where I Please. And this joint is HEAVY on the hip hop with some boom bap chaos ushered in by producer Kount Fif, and some precise cuts from DJ Ragz. And Guilty Simpson just anchors the whole endeavor with some blistering sixteens showing that he’s not the one to move for anybody. He’s the one that moves YOU.

New album, GUILT, drops on July 29th.