Ty Farris – Prayer For My Competition (Video)

Ty Farris is one of my favorite emcees. If I see his name attached to something, I don’t even need to hear it before I purchase. It’s an auto-cop. And this track produced by Thelonious Martin is one of the best I have heard from him and that’s saying alot. I love the production here, as Martin literally laces Farris a beat that sounds like a prayer. And Farris’ bars are unparralelled…

Underground superman I took the lowest (Lois) lane….

Dude is just so ill. His first sixteen on this song is one of the best verses of the year.

The new project, Ramen Noodle Nights, drops on June 8th.

Rome Streetz x Ankhlejohn – Vyrus Life (Video)

Rome Streetz and Ankhlejohn released a collaborative project that took me by surprise, Genesis 1:27, just dropped a few days ago and it’s HIGH on the list to check out in it’s entirety. This is an interesting pairing here. Rome Streetz has got a very polished way of emceeing and Ankhlejohn has a more grimy appeal and a raspiness that sets himself apart. But over this production from Rare Scrilla…that pairing just works. Dope music.

HRSMN (Canibus, Kurupt, Killah Priest, Ras Kass) – Believer/False Profits (Video)

The HRSMN’s album, The Last Ride, is coming on June 18th. For years, this super group was heralded as one of the greatest lyrical gathering of talents of all time. These guys have over a hundred years of rhyme experience in the game, and if you look at their collective careers, it’s easy to see why folks would get excited about the union of talents in Kurupt, Ras Kass, Canibus, and Killah Priest. Legendary by ANY standards. But they never pushed this agenda, and after a long hiatus, they ride again. And as you can see and hear, the skills are sharper than ever, and this video is pretty impressive.

XL the BEAST – Choices (Video)

XL lets loose an introspective track from his new album, Heavy Hands. He takes the time to reflect and look back at the man he was, the choices that he made, and all of the people that compose his story in the here and now. Definitely something most of us due as we get older…take account for our lives. Very well done.