A nice visual and dope dong from Rob Cave and Che Grand’s project, On Everything I Love which is out now. This is a short but potent cut. I love the chorus and Cave just has that kind of voice that cuts through everything to get his message across. Not today devil…not today!
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Gary Rue is definitely someone I check for all off the strength of his first two release. He flies under the radar and definitely deserves more recognition for the skill he displays. Here we have a dope record featuring El Ay, Jon Buell, and Tone Twist. Production was procured by Lob Van Beathoven and the scratches by DJ Trickalone. This is a fresh joint the sets the stage fro Rue’s upcoming, The Burgeoning Nihlist.
A dope track with LEX and G.S. Advance on the mic and Dray Yard on the beat. Of course I love the Karate Kid reference, but this beat as a whole happens to just move something! I am really feeling this track to the tune of more than just a few plays in a row. Just all around ill! Enjoy!
Pearl Gates and Syll are back with a vengeance with their most recent single featuring Blu, Kingz. The track produced by Corrado is simply smooth. Something to ease into and vibe with in an anticipation of their forthcoming album, Play This 2.
Here’s a dope narrative from Madhattan and IceRocks from their collaborative experience, Brown Water Bible. It’s a slower pace and deliberate in it’s illness but believe me you will feel this one! I just copped the album and haven’t quite listened to it yet but you know you are going to get the realness with these two working together.
I always enjoy new music from Elz Sinatra and this one is epic and hits you with some extra fervor. I am loving this beat from DJ TMB while Sinatra and Ragnar Vallon come with a rugged display of lyricism.
Banger brought to visual life by Shabaam Sahdeeq and J57 off of their forthcoming project, Precious Stones. This track is one of those that just represent hip hop to the fullest. The fresh rhymes from Sahdeeq…the production from J57…and then the scratches by Chinch33 leave a cumulative impression on the masses. Be prepared for something special when the project drops.
When artist’s touch on the vulnerable side of humanity with their music it does something special for the listener. It creates an instant bridge between the artist and the fan. I can see this happening over and over again with this track, Anxiety, from Joell Ortiz. He relays what it is like to live life in a state of constant apprehension and all the signs and feelings it incorporates. He also reflects on how dismissive people can be of the topic.
This track is one of the strongest of the year in my estimation as Nottz does his usual remarkable when melding samples, drums, and instrumentation.
Ca$ablanca doesn’t stop…ever. He links up with Body Bag Ben for a haunting heat rock. This is the kind of track that makes you feel a little uneasy cuz those strings Ben uses keep you on edge. And Ca$ablanca knows how to put the beat to bed as his voice and cuts through effortlessly. This one will stick with you.
We have a couple of the illest emcees, each representing one side of the continent. Certified legends in Planet Asia representing the west coast, and Milano Constatine repping the east coast. And together they bring out the best of hip hop from the perspective of any coastline. Brought to you by DJ Enyoutee, Asia and Constatine each rep their unique styles to the fullest over the track Milano Medallions.
New EP do out on November 8th, and I have my pre-order in!