Here’s a project and artist that needs to be mentioned in the form of Ill Conscious and his lates venture, The Prerequisite. The flow on this track, Capital Investments, is nothing short of lyrical surgery on the track. Conscious’ wordplay on this tracks sophisticate with lots of noteworthy lines. Plus, DJ Grazzhoppa is on the cuts, and when he is involved on a track, you know his touches are going to put it over the top.
This is a standout cut not only from the project, but for the year thus far. Check it out!
“…fascinated with catching these bodies like necrophilia…”
You become instantly aware when Celph Titled and M.O.P. link up with Apathy that the track is going to be on some high octane shit. I mean, has M.O.P. ever done anything low key? Hell nah! And sure enough, you get all emcees firing on all cylinders when it comes to this track.
The Widow’s Son is dropping next Friday. Stand prepared.
It’s early, but this track from Jamo Gang (El Gant, Ras Kass, J57) could be one of the toughest tracks of 2018. Good lawd! That bass line, the scratching, the bars, all the way down to the additional vocals makes this joint a legitimate threat to anyone’s ears. This song was so dope to the senses I almost suffered stigmata.
Here’s some new illness from a group that I am not familiar with but sound pretty dope if you ask me.
The whole project from Neighborhood Creeps is consistent in it’s high quality music. The flows are legit with flavorful lyricism. And the beats are strong with interesting and well placed samples. It has a very dark sound which resonates with me. So enjoy this one dope track out of many and then cop the album, The Boom Slang.
Man, if Jaysaun, Ed OG, and Slaine decide to drop an album you can call it game over for the competition! I mean check out what they do over this Teddy Roxpin production! This is probably one of the ills competitions in the game and I can only hope that lightning strikes twice when it comes to an album.
As it is, this is off of Jaysaun’s forthcoming project…and that’s going to be certified ill in it’s own right.
I am probably off to a slow start when it comes to Benny The Butcher but I am trying to rectify that shit as we speak. Dude has a dope voice and nice flow as an emcee. He’s definitely dropping phrases from the street life and I am not going to complain. Shit is ill.
DJ Green Lantern is on the beat. And this is actually precursor to the collaborative mixtape, Butcher On Steroids.
Blacastan and Stu Bangas are all but set to release their new album next week, The Uncanny Adventures Of Watson And Holmes. And this song definitely sets the tone for the release. Stu Bangas really has developed some sickness from behind the boards on this one. The bass line…guitar licks…with the drums is premier stuff. Blacastan delivers his bars like a hell hound. He’s got firey bars and owns this rhythm.
Can’t wait to see what’s on tap with this album.
M-Dot keeps creating and innovating with everything he does. In this industry, you have to endeavor to be different in addition to be skilled. In this manner, M-Dot sets himself apart by giving you another 360 degree video on top of giving you superlative lycism. I felt like I should throw my VR Headset on to watch this video.
The competition can’t keep pace and Ego and The Enemy drops 01/27/2017.
La Coka Nostra is back like the horsemen of the apocalypse dropping strife and pestilence through your speakers with their latest single, Waging War. On the track you get dope sixteens from both Ill Bill and Slaine, along with a strong hook from Rite Hook. Arcitype is on the beat.
The group’s album, To Thine Own Self Be True, is due out on November 4th and is not to be missed.
UG’s forthcoming album, Portals, is my White Whale. I have been waiting for it forever and for the longest time, I thought it was never going to drop. I thought it was just going to be shelved. But now we have proof of life with the IDE produced single, The Mystic. On this track you get to hear UG flip a one of a kind style over a production that actually caters to the word…”mystic”.
Even greater news is that we have a release date for the new album. It’s dropping on October 21st. Make sure you notate that on your calendar.