John Jigg$ and Samplicity release the video single SOIL from their album, Grand Royale which dropped late last year. Jigg$ is the consummate emcee and there is no one more gifted than to narrate his upbringing and surroundings than he. He does it so very aptly over this sensationally smooth production from Samplicity. There is such an effortlessness about Jigg$ flow that plays most excellent with this beat.
Single You Out: Will4Prez x Hobgoblin – The League
This is your “aha moment” thus far in 2023. Will4prez and Hobgoblin unleash a project no one may have been anticipating but you are going to start hearing more and more about. This project, Bar Barracks is going to put the hip hop world on notice. The beats from Hobgoblin are punishing, and equal to the task is Will4prez. It’s incredibly impressive and potent. The wordplay is superlartive. This is a rewind, front to back, kind of an album.
The League might be my favorite track from the album, but tough to say, that could change. What I do know is that you will be wow’d. Check it!
Single You Out: Word & Skinny Bonez The Godfatha – Bangkok Bar Brawls (ft. Mickey Diamond & Dro Pesci)
Oh good gawd this joint is a heat rock and a half. Skinny Bonez Tha Godfather and Words team up with Mickey Diamond and Dro Pesci for music to murk to. Bangkok Bar Brawls as a title sounds like the perfect reflection for the music itself. Each emcee has the gravel to lace som kill shots in their respective sixteens. This is a combo that belongs together on a track.
Single You Out: Ox Omni – Gun Blaze (ft. Rome Streetz)
Here’s something new from an artist, Ox Omni, featuring the talented and prolific Rome Streetz who is a feature favorite. This track is found off of his album, Jenesaisquoi. Based on the single here, I think it’s worth a checking out, what do you think!
Single You Out: Wounded Buffalo Beats – Top Tier Tech (ft. Ruste Juxx x JabbaThaKut)
Yes!!! Wounded Buffalo Beats has to be one of my favorite producers right now. They had one of the best projects out last year in my humble opinion and now we get another heat rock featuring Ruste Juxx. And both these artists DELIVER. Juxx hits you up with some great life lyricism on this one and 20 years of Top Tier Tech. Jabbathakut chopping it up just adds to the song’s brilliance.
Chase Moore & Fredo Algebra – Tombstone (Video)
Here’s ANOTHER joint that I missed out on back in September. I have seriously been slacking but I am present in the here and now showcasing some illness from the revered Chase Moore and incredibly talented, Fredo Algebra. Production of course comes from more and he makes that beat cry. I love the samples and the somber tones as the emcees welcome the smoke from the competition. Tough track.
Another album I need to check out from last year, Water Buffalos 2: Double Axe Handles.
Single You Out: WateRR x Dirty Diggs – Lord And Master
The ill combo of WateRR and DirtyDiggs is back at it with a new single, Lord And Master. This union has proved to makes some incredibly dope music before, and that trend flourishes with this new release. There is something special to behold when WateRR’s deep bravado flows over Diggs’ soulful musical elements. Enjoy!
Nems – Tha Boro (ft. Eddie Kaine x Ill Bill x Rim) (Video)
Nems invites his contemporaries from around Brooklyn to represent their area of Tha Boro. Eddie Kaine, Ill Bill, and Rim all drop bars to showcase their residence off of this joint from the CONGO album which is out now. This joint has a nostalgic feel about as each emcee has a story and perspective to tell. Dope!
Mooch (Da Cloth) – Hit The Deck (Video) (Prod. (Farma)
You already know that if Mooch has some new music out, it’s going to get a proper write up here. And now he’s got Farmabeats back for a Heroin Farms 2 project on the way?! This just made my day. These two make some really dope art. The first project gets played all the time. And they are picking right up where they left off with their lead single, Hit The Deck.
Now is the time of Da Cloth. No getting around it.
Single You Out: Lucky Tatt – Answer To A Question (prod. by Endemic Emerald)
Lucky Tatt is a name I hadn’t heard before but he has some Endemic Emerald production going on and to me that’s a solid endorsement. Endemic Emerald would only work with true talent, and that’s what we have here in Lucky Tatt, and his single, Answer To A Question, from his recently released album, Provenance.
Answer To A Question showcases intelligence, introspection, and a health dose of social consciouness. Add to that formula a very capable emcee, and a stalwart of a producer, I think we have a win here folks. I am going to be checking out his album in the very near future.