PT & Fan Ran – AIRTIGHT (EAR*TITE) (2018)

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Here’s some more dope that needs to be shared, and apparently it’s coming out of my hometown (Richmond, VA) which is doubly ill.  PT and Fan Ran linked up for a project AIRTIGHT (EAR*TITE) and this is a nice example of boom-bap done right.

My favorite track, IKNOW,  is incredibly fresh, and the production from Fan Ran is just impeccable.  That piano and vocal sample made a definite point with me!  And PT definitely has a mic presence that makes you feel what he’s saying.  The former even joins the latter for a dope guest sixteen.

This is definitely something to pay attention to!

 

DJ Enyoutee – The Power Of Words (2018)

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Artist:  DJ Enyoutee

Album: Power Of Words

Tracklisting:

1. Milano Constantine – Flying Saucers produced by DJ Enyoutee
2. King Magnetic & SmooVth – Broadcasting Live produced by Haleem The GodBrother
3. Alpha Faktion – Creative Control “Re-Program” produced by Venom
4. D Strong & King RA – VLAD TV produced by Supreme Da Almighty
5. Realio Sparkzwell – Save My City produced by Plague MD
6. Zagnif Nori & King Author – Head Hunting produced by Plague MD
7. Dirt Platoon – ’88 produced by 3I’sYd
8. Rap P – Make It or Take It produced by Supreme Da Almighty
9. The Bad Seed – What I’m On produced by Tensho
10. Alpha Faktion & Starvin B – Inner Savage produced by Plague MD
11. Planet Asia, Tone Cuff, Krumb Snatcha – Sacred Math produced by Plague MD
12. I.N.F. – The Cycle produced by Plague MD
13. Reap – Who Knows? produced by Plague MD
14. Toxsicpreme Al-Amin – Shine produced by Rebelxgenius
15. D.V. Alias Khryst, Rock of Heltah Skeltah, Lord Have Mercy – Veteran Status Remix produced by DLP
16. Whichcraft – Bring The Light produced Plague MD
17. Born Unique & Milano Constantine – Destruct produced by DJ Spinna
18. UG, Skanks the Rap Martyr, King Author, Nowaah The Flood, DJ Tekwun, The Bad Seed, Zagnif Nori – Strength In Numbers produced by The Custodian Of Records
19. Planet Asia & Goretex – Return To Power produced by Supreme Da Almighty
20. L.E.O. & Last Measure – Ample Time produced by Plague MD
21. Alpha Faktion – Breaking Ground produced by Chess Pain
22. IDE – Mic Hog produced by DJ Enyoutee
23. Planet Asia – Over The Airwaves produced by Plague MD
24. Starvin B – The Flame Thrower produced by Plague MD
25. Planet Asia, Tone Cuff, Krumb Snatcha – Sacred Math Remix produced by Mr. Jack

Note:

I have yet to listen to this but I HAD to get it out there.  DJ Enyoutee started releasing some singles months ago, and I had made the suggestion that these should be compiled in some form or fashion and I was told that was definitely going to be happening.  And the Power Of Words is that thought to fruition.

I mean just look at this lineup!   There are so many ill spittas and producers on this thing you can not go wrong!  This is the kind of project that we run this site for!  Awesome lineup and technically you can get it for free.   But if you don’t put something down on a project of this nature…I am calling it right now…bitch move.

Put to the cause and support good music!

Chuck-N-Lock – Farm To Table (prod. by Farma Beats) 2018

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Artist:  Chuck-N-Lock x Farma Beats

Album:  Farm To Table 

Tracklisting:

  1. Chopping Block
  2. Monsanto
  3. Crop Circles
  4. Wheat Threshers
  5. Greenhouse Effect (ft. Sleep Sinatra)

Note:

Chuck-N-Lock just dropped a project with producer Farma Beats entitled Farm To Table, and the project definitely deserves some shine as it is impeccably executed.  My favorite track is Monsanto where the duo channels their inner villains over an equally villainous production from Farma.   The lyricism is clever and the beats bang.  That always means a win!

…Break it down up, the amount of the yield / I’m like the Scarecrow out-standing in his field

But really all five songs are incredibly nice.   They all have a different tempo and vibe to them but there is certainly consistency in dopeness

Check their new!

 

Daniel Son x FutureWave – Pressure Cooker (2018)

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I RARELY will throw up an album like this without doing a full review but this is something I felt like I needed to make people aware of on the quick.  Pressure Cooker is the new project from emcee Daniel Son and producer FutureWave, and the project is blazing from start to finish.  EVERY track hits its mark really making this album pretty close to perfect.  I really couldn’t find one flaw.

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The Kracken Vs. The Freestyle Fam (2014)

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Artist: The Kracken x Freestyle Fam

Album:  The Kraken Vs. Freestyle Fam

Tracklisting:

1. Ready to Rumble
2. Wait For It
3. Underdog
4. Kracken Vs.
5. Knock’em Out
6. Hands Up-Bars Up (ft. Keynote)
7. Take Me Out
8. Me and The Music (ft. Ryan Brockington)
9. Go Time

Note:

I have been a fan of Freestyle Fam ever since I got a hold of their Unleashed project last year.  They showed and unbelievable array of skill on the microphone on that release, and they continue to demonstrate those skills when they link up with Grammy nominated producer, The Kracken.

Quest the Wordsmith and Mike Testa are grizzled emcees.  Don’t let the “Christian” moniker lead you into the illusion that they are not lyrical or can’t drop it heavy.  Their lyricism is intricate and rugged.  And when you combine that prowess on the mic device with The Kracken’s ability to develop head knockers, you undoubtedly have a winner here.

Make sure you check this release and check out ANY product Freestyle Fam puts out.  They are the truth!

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Skeezo x Rediculous – Stuck In Da 90s (Remixed Album) (2014)

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Artist: Skeezo x Rediculous

Album Stuck In Da 90s (Remixed)

Tracklisting:

1. Stuck in the 90s (Rediculus Remix)
2. Pick Up Lines (ft. Shabaam Sahdeeq and Vasnessa Renee) (Rediculus Remix)
3. Party Starters (ft. Nutso) (Rediculus Remix)
4. Hudson Valley Renegade (Rediculus Remix)
5. Watch Ya Step (ft. El Gant, Bekay and DJ Modesty) (Rediculus Remix)
6. The Mission (Rediculus Remix)
7. How You Spit (ft. Napoleon Da Legend) (Rediculus Remix)
8. Stuck in the 90s (Rediculus Head Bang Remix)
9. How You Spit (Rediculus Reflex Remix)

 

Note:

Again, not a full review, just an awareness post.  I don’t know how it happened, but Skeezo linked up with one hell of a producer to remix his Stuck In Da 90s project from last year.  Rediculous lives up to his moniker when it comes to the beats he utilized for this project.  In all honesty, I am loving this entire thing from front to back.  The original is dope, but the remixed version is next level.  Skeezo’s vocals sound perfect over this reworking.  It’s a free download, so make sure you head on over  to the link above and download from DJ Booth.  This will be essential for 2014.

 

Goldini Bagwell – Secondhand Smoke (The Extended Cut) (2014)

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Artist: Goldini Bagwell

Album: Secondhand Smoke (The Extended Cut)

Tracklisting:

1. Live Without (Intro)
2. Desire Is… (feat. Little Warrior)
3. Get Busy (feat. Tope, DJ Flip Flop & Jon Belz)
4. Words to Live By, Pt. 2 (feat. Bre Paletta)
5. Conclusions Drawn
6. Read About It (feat. Iame, OnlyOne & Illmaculate)
7. Feeling Good (Saul Love)
8. Say Anything
9. WWWH
10. Pandemonium
11. Search Party (feat. Onry Ozzborn, Dj Wels & Nyquil)
12. Everchanging Constant (feat. Little Warrior)
13. Wings of a Seagull (Instrumental)

Note:

This is not a review of any sort.  This is just ‘us’ letting ‘you’ know that this available now.  Bagwell is a favorite and a mainstay on HHD and it’s only fitting for me to encourage you to go pick this up.  90% of the music coming out these days, you have heard before.  There’s a lot of the same old cafeteria cooking going on in the lab these days.  But when something unique comes out, we’ve got to support.  Bagwell is among a very minute population of artists who consistently gives us quality of a different ilk and always makes it fresh for the fans.   So make sure you cop from the Bandcamp page now and check back here later, when I will have more time to do an official review!

Curtessy x The Militia – Expectations (2013)

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Artist: Curtessy x The Militia

Album: Expectations

Tracklisting:

  1. A New Day
  2. What It Seems
  3. One (ft. Khrysis)
  4. Emcee
  5. Expectations (ft. Wally Left x Rome Clientel)
  6. The Lifestyle (ft. MidaZ The BEAST)
  7. All My Life
  8. South Central (ft. Pro Logic)
  9. Aint No Love
  10. End Of The Day

Note:

One thing that I have learned for certain in 2013 is that The Militia is an elite production outfit.   They concoct some raw and innovative boom bap for artists, in this case, Curtessy to spit over.

Expectations is an interesting title for this album, because not really knowing what Curtessy was about, I really had no expectations for this release.  But as it turns out, with this release, he’s starting to set those expectations with this release.  And he sets that bar high.

The project of course features spine-snapping drums and soulful rhythms from The Militia but also a very driven Curtessy.  It sounds like he is a man who has been doubted before.   But on this release, he shows that South Central emcees can come with the lyrics too.  He got the nice wordplay but it is derived from his real life experiences and what’s what makes this joint special.

Expectations on the whole is dope but some of my favorite cuts are One, the posse cut Expectations, and All My Life.  These three cuts illustrate the incredible production from The Militia and Curtessy’s complete repertoire.  Give this project a chance and become a fan.

SGT. Over – School Of Hard Knoxx (2013)

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True to my commitment to post more projects on HHD (minus the lengthy review) I bring you the newest EP from SGT. Over, School Of Hard Knoxx.  This project is short coming in at under 15 minutes but it’s really meant as a teaser for what is yet to come.   What that is, is his forthcoming album, Big Music, from which we have already showcased cuts featuring, Ras Kass and Ransom.  That album is going to be fully loaded and will drop in early 2014.  But in the meantime enjoy this moment in time produced by Knoxx.   The whole thing is certified but I am especially feeling the track, Sarge.  That one really sets the tone for what I think SGT Over is about.