Shabaam Sahdeeq & Nick Wiz – Watch ya mouth (ft. U.G of Cella Dwellas & D.V Alias Khryst) (Video)

Featured above is a video for the single from Shabaam Sahdeeq & Nick Wiz’s album, Cabin Fever. Watch Ya Mouth, features U.G. and D.V. Alias Khryst and exhibits a chemistry that has been forged in a decades plus of making music together. The song shows that age is not relevant when it comes to making high quality hip hop. This song, if anything, puts a stamp on the fact that these artists have merely gotten better with time.

MADHATTAN & NV – 3x (Video)

Madhattan and NV got a new album dropping, Consequences, on May 13th, and damn what a lead off single from this duo! I mean, Madhattan’s flow is just meaaaannnnnn. He delivers an unrelenting flow over this flute driven illness from NV. The result is a really great song that not only is a reflection of the talent, but also something that can get stuck in your head for weeks to come!

Enjoy!

NapsNdreds – Skee Trip (Video)

NapsNDreds has a new album, Super Braff that just released a couple of days ago, that is bound to be flames. I am about ready to pick it up myself. The artist has gone under the radar a bit when considering his talent, because he’s been grinding hard over the last several years with dope projects in tow.

But you can tell from this cut, Skee Trip, that you should not be taking a holiday on this man’s time while he’s bodying beats. Speaking of production, I am a big fan of the harpsichord on this one.

Lord Juco & Finn – Gift Of Gab (Video)

Lord Juco and Finn crafted one of my favorite albums of 2021 in Details. It has such a melodic and conversational vibe and you can definitely hear that with the diner talk on Gift Of Gab.

The album is an opus to me in that it’s very unique in concept and in the talent demonstrated. I think it will stand the test of time and people will revisit this album with an “oh wow” perspective. Don’t sleep.

Planet Asia x DJ Jay-Ef – Steel Drums (prod. by Evidence) (Video)

Planet Asia and DJ Jay-Ef have a new album that dropped last week entitled, Cash Or Caskets. And we ALL know (don’t pretend) that anything Planet Asia blesses is certified material. The man has never dropped a wack bar in his life, and his presence on the mic is versatile on so many beats, this time flipping over something mellow from Evidence. This man has lyrics in abundance.

I’m too old to give a fuck about your self-centered suffering

That’s not just a bar, but a life mantra!

Double A.B. – Black Ice (ft. Eto) (Video)

So, I have been a Double A.B. fan for a while, since he was doing work with producer Dub Sonata. I think he’s incredibly talented as an emcees. Well, he’s been on hiatus from making music (at least known to me) for a few years, but he has resurfaced with a new album, Demons, that demonstrates that incredible talent to make dope art remains.

On Black Ice, he joins Eto on site in Rochester, showing that he can continue to spit that slick shit. He has a commanding voice and when paired with Eto’s distinctive verbals, you have a definite winner. Make sure you cop the album!

Ruste Juxx – But For Now (Video)

Ruste Juxx and DJ Views link up for a strong street banger, with the video single, But For Now. And Juxx always asserts a powerful mic presence no matter the beat he is riding, and he’s been doing that time and time again. The definition of ill consistency. Here DJ Views links him up with something quite heavy. Elite talent showing out in timeless fashion. I hope this is the first single for a bigger project between two.

D.V. Alias Khryst & Pro Dillinger – O.T.A (On The Assignment) (Video)

Really high on Pro Dillinger’s music. His album, Pray For My Prey, was one of my favorite projects from 2021. And he and The Umbrella continue to rain down dope joint after dope joint. On this track here, you have D.V. Alias Khryst joining forces and not only supplying a dope hook (as per usual) but dropping a tight sixteen as well. The two compliment each other nicely over a beat from JP the Producer.