Slant from Heddshotts has a new project out with production duo, CloaqxDagger, Cerberus. And these artists on their own are notorious for dropping bangers and now you have them joining forces for that hardcore boom bap.
Days Are All The Same is my favorite M-Dot track…period. This track resonated with me when it dropped four years ago. It hit me again when M-Dot released an animated video for the joint. And this time you get a new video re-rendering of the same dope music. This is one of those joints where everything just comes together…the meaning…the lyrics…the flow…and the superlative production from Hi-Tek. I love this joint.
A dope cut from Jamal Gasol’s project, The Ghost Of Fritz. It’s a smooth joint citing the times he was doubted, overlooked, or people attempted to hold him back. In spite, Gasol has been consistent in dropping dope music over the course of the years. Definitely a pillar in the independent hip hop scene.
I had no idea Chino XL had anything new in the works but he got together producer Balt Getty and crafted more greatness on top of an already stellar career. When it comes to ‘genius’ on the mic, Chino XL is unparalleled. Nobody constructs intricate lyricism like Chino. He refuses to dumb it down, and forces the listener to elevate their game. The whole, Chino vs. Balt, is impeccable! It certainly has a a throwback boom bap appeal, and that’s very indicative of the course of the EP.
Trust me…you are going to LOVE this!
Prolific? You want prolific…I give you Planet Asia. You would be hard pressed to find someone who has a better discography than him…ever….period. And he is still producing some of his finest work to date. Dirty Diggs production is an instant win and I like how they used the sample to give it a Buddhist chant feel on the chorus. And don’t take Asia’s zen as weakness, he’s always a deadly shooter.
Off the album, Bodhidharma
Skanks can go toe to toe with ANY emcee in the game currently! His bars are tough as nails but have this intricate quality that sounds anything but basic. I mean, the way he launches and finishes that Covid line is verified proof of lyrical talent. This is also an artist that I feel just keeps getting better and better. He invites another verified wordsmith in RIM to share the limelight and he too knows how to spit some viciousness. The Last Composer does a beautiful job re-working a sample a last heard Marco Polo use many years ago. The cascading piano and the drums with that sample sound like perfection.
Definitely check out out the full length, Out Of Nowhere, now. Every song bangs just as hard as this one. You don’t want to miss out.
Vinnie Paz is a legend, twenty plus years in the making, he and his group Jedi Mind Tricks, have been a staple in my music collection, and rotation. And this is another prime example of Paz making auditory gold. He spits some tough as nail bars over a banging beat, and he’s made an amazing career off of that formula!
This is off of his album, As Above So Below.
Here’s the new visual, Picture Yourself, from Rigz and Futurewave’s project, Substance Abuse. When I saw that these two were collaborating several month’s ago, I knew we were in store for something special and they did not disappoint. Intricate and sharp lyricism appears in tandem with you cutting edge boom bap with several twists and turns. You need to check this album!