Single You Out: Lee Ricks & BigBob – Life’s A Bitch (ft. LDontheCut)

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This track is a couple weeks old (nearly) but it’s going to get a proper feature on here because I am really feeling this combination of Lee Ricks on the mic and BigBob on the boards.  Ricks articulates the travails of life and BigBob interweaves the iconic AZ song from the 1990s to perfection between bars.   LDontheCut providing the scratches.  Love this!

Solomon Childs – Bullsh!t Refusal (Video)

Solomon Childs and Tone Spliff release the video single for this joint off of their collaborative album, The Prophet and the King, which is out now.   This is just no-nonsense hip hop and these two artists are definitely not playing.  The song has a melodic vibe to it but this is not sing-a-long rap.   Childs is delivering heavy-hitting bars and Tone Spliff adds the necessary scratches for all the dope touches.

Check it out!

Single You Out: Him-Lo x Giallo Point – Ol Dirty Swordzman

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Him-Lo of Da Buze Bruvaz links up with the acclaimed producer Giallo Point for this track that utilizes one of the most recognizable Ol’ Dirty Bastard samples from the Wu-Tang Clan’s first and classic album.  The aggressive vibe and lyricism displayed on the track do ample justice to the sample.

It’s a tough track from the forthcoming album, OJ Glovez.   The title and the artwork amuse me to no end by the way.  Should be dope!

Single You Out: Jay Royale – Roddy Piper (ft. Supreme Cerebral)

New single from Jay Royale rocking over a beat from Slumlord and with scratches from DJ Grazzhoppa.  You also have the shooter Supreme Cerebral dropping a sure shot sixteen bars.   The track has a very movie score vibe to it with the strings and sound effects and the emcees treat the track like they are a tag team ready to run down the competition.  Really dope track!

38 Spesh – Flour City (ft. Eto) (Video)

38 Spesh’s impromptu release from a week ago, 5 Shots, is a prelude to his album, 38 Strategies Of War, dropping on Friday.   But damn if each of these joints isn’t a notch above flawless.   This EP is as dope as anyone can do it!  The fact that Spesh produced each track is a testament to the man’s talent on many levels.  Flour City is gritty from first to last with Eto doing a guest spot and killing it as always.

38 Spesh is setting bars to new heights….enjoy!

The Opioid Era – Dope Nodd (Produced by Homage Beats) (Video)

First off, I love the group name, The Opioid Era, and this trio of emcees is dropping that raw-raw rap with tough rhymes over rhythms that harken back to the mid-1990s.   I am really digging what I am hearing from these artists.   Definitely a talent to pay attention to.

They have a new self-titled album out now that I will be checking into sooner rather than later.

Single You Out: B Leafs – Reaganomics (ft. Elzhi, Ras Kass, M-Dot, and Large Professor)

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I was reminded today when B Leafs’ new album, The Horizon,  dropped this morning that I had yet to post this incredibly dope single.   The talent level incorporated with the likes of Elzhi, Ras Kass, M-Dot, and Large Professor is going to be hard to surpass when it comes to lyrical firepower.

I am a little better than halfway through the whole project by the way and it’s solid!  But this the marquee moment thus far through my listen.

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.