Recognize Ali – Don’t You Know (ft. EL Ay) (Video)

Soulful yet sharp joint from Recognize Ali’s latest album, I Self Lord And Master.  You know how we feel about Ali on the site so I am not about to beat a dead horse when referring to the man’s talent.  The music speaks volumes.   Make sure you are checking this man’s discography.   And there’s only more dope in store as 2019 has begun.

BrownBagMoney x Da Cloth – Carnation Milk (Video)

This is a current Dream Team right here!  BrownBagMoney connects with Da Cloth over a Futurewave beat, and then the world just catches aflame.   That’s how hot this shit is!  Rigz, Saipher Soze, Daniel Son, and Mooch drop salvo after salvo of street lyricism that will have you yearning for more.   This is a combination that needs let’s say a 16 track opus.   A few posse cuts…each artist having their own track…all over some Futurewave production.   That has all the trappings of classic.

A guy can dream can’t he?

Justo the MC & maticulous – Man Up (Video)

Justo and maticulous cook up some music from the soul with this track Man Up from their recently released album, Mind Of A Man.  I love the pace and energy of this track.   It’s funky, soulful, and definitively hip-hop.   The song also just caters to the spirit of man.  Learn from your mistakes, and create life lessons.

I just listened to this whole project and it’s borderline impeccable.   You should definitely check it out!

Rasheed Chappell – Aiding & Abetting (ft. Daniel Son x Crimeapple) (Video)

Here’s a great track from Rasheed Chappell’s fantastic album, First Brick.   This track features another two artists that have been making big waves in 2018, Daniel Son and Crimeapple.  There is no stopping this lineup over the production from Kenny Dope.

You need First Brick in your life!

Zagnif Nori & KaBé – Art Deco (ft. The CastOffz) (Video)

A video single from Zagnif Nori and Kabe’s collaborative project Fer Noble.  On the track Art Deco we have what I will call a mellow symphony crafted by Kabe while Zagnif Nori and The CastOffz drop some pretty crafty sixteens.  It all goes hand in hand for a dope feel.

On a side note, I am not sure if I am familiar with The CastOffz, but I am going to take this opportunity to check for them because dope crews are hard to come by these days.

Zion I – Calm Down (Video)

The new Zion I project, Ritual Mystik, is probably the duo’s best work in the last few years in my opinion.    I really enjoyed every track from the project and here they deliver the video single for their cut, Calm Down.   This video is also exceptional from a coordination standpoint…both audibly and visually keeping the president and the establishment’s policies in check, in the neighborhood.

Statik Selektah & Termanology (1982) – F*ck Ya LyfeSTyle (ft Nems & Beanz) (Video)

This is one of my favorite joints from 1982’s (Statik Selektah x Termanology) album Still 1982.   The beat that Statik cooked up for this is the sure shot and when Term links up with Nems it’s nothing but gully raps.  And Beanz definitely keeps the momentum going between each of the verses on the chorus.   It’s tough, and you shall enjoy.

Jaysaun – Bos x Ct x Philly (ft. Blacastan & Reef The Lost Cauze) (Video)

A dope joint from Jaysaun’s new album, Kill Ya Boss, featuring stalwart emcees Blacastan and Reef The Lost Cauze.   And it doesn’t take a listener long to realize that this song is going to knock.   But this is just the tip of the iceberg, my friends because Jaysaun’s album is amazing in the sense that it is relentless in its boom-bap prowess but also, in the emotion, he put into this work.  It’s quite powerful.

I say it a lot…but you Need to pick this album up…you can’t let 2018 pass without copping.