By now the word has fully gotten out that producer extraordinaire, Pete Rock is linking up with the illustrious wordsmith Skyzoo for the project, Retropolitan. I have already put my pre-order in because this is the music legends are made of. You can tell by this first single, It’s All Good, that the chemistry and vibe is there. That will undoubtedly carry through the entire project.
Can’t wait for the entire project!
RJ Payne is on a tear and we have that fever developed and come to a head in the form of his new album, Square Root Of A Kilo. This Intro is a brief synopsis into who Payne is an artist/man, where he came from, and I trust you can see where he is going with this.
Everyone is talking about him, and they are ALL saying the same things. This man is the real deal as an artist and he is grinding harder than anybody out to make sure we all know it.
I just copped the album today, and hope that everyone else will jump on that to support his art.
Ruste Juxx uniting with Tone Spliff for the upcoming project, U Know Whut Crime It Iz. I am not sure when that is going to drop but here you get the fist sampling from that project now with the cut For Every Shell. If you are familiar with Ruste Juxx (which you should be) then you know the formula. Raw raps to your grill and you are going to love it!
Flee Lord and 38 Spesh just concocted up some viciousness in the lab with their project, Loyalty and Trust. Now Spesh really just handles the boards for the most part, but on this cut he drops a sixteen and I think we all know he is bringing it heavy-handed EVERY time. The man is just delivering on everything he touches. He and Flee Lord do some damage on this track, Perfect Plate. My favorite joint from the album.
Video single for the track, Epic Tales, off of producer Recognize Real’s new offering, Bridges & Tunnels. The track features the blessings of Rasheed Chappell on the mic which is always welcome! The way the video was done was also very clever in the way they incorporated it from the perspective of a novel. Check out the new album when you have a moment.
I haven’t been able to check the new Ty Farris and Trox album, Room 29 Part 2. But this song certainly makes me want to do this sooner than later. Embarrassingly enough, I don’t think I have heard the first one which means I am slipping in serious ways over here. So I have a lot of making up to do but this track is really dope in all facets so we should all be making the move to cop the album.
Young Lo and Tone Spliff release a video single, Never Fold, from their 2018 EP, Tape Deck Music. This is 100% unadulterated hip hop that this hip hop fan craves. If you find yourself yearning for dope beats and fresh verses, this is going to be up your auditory alley.
Producer BP is on a tear! This time producing a banger for emcee Ali Vegas. This is a tough track with venomous verses (that seemed appropriate). Maybe a project in the works? We shall see.
New video up for Nature and producer BP, Stop Frontin. Really just got word that the project, Laws Of Nature, was a reality when it hit the digital shelves but I didn’t waste any time picking up. As emcee and producer are known and dope commodities in the hip hop game. Nature has been dropping dope bars for decades and BP has been buzzing with some stellar production (previous to this with the likes of Tragedy Khadafi).
Can’t wait to check this album out in its entirety. This song is certainly nice!
Daniel Son and Futurewave have killed it yet again with their recent album collaboration, Yenaldooshi. This album is full of gems just like this. Futurewave layers some mellow and boom bap for Daniel Son to put out something memorable with lines just like this. He’s always in the pocket:
“Maybe you’ll get signed if you tag Conway a hundred times…”
“It’s a sad sight….the devil wouldn’t buy your soul for half price…”
“Gave your life to this shit…and then the shit forgot ya…”