Nowaah the Flood x DirtyDiggs – The Gratuity (ft. Planet Asia) (Video)

Who is doing smooth hip-hop better than the producer Dirty Diggs?   Who has been a more prolific producer in 2018 other than, you guessed it, Dirty Diggs?  The answer is no one.  The man is next level and he linked up with an incredibly talented emcee, Nowaah The Flood for their collaborative project, Private Stock.  On the track, The Gratuity, the duo links up with the legend Planet Asia.    Smooth production + dope bars = fiya track!

Masta Ace x Marco Polo – Breukelen (ft. Smif-N-Wessun) (Video)

Marco Polo and Masta Ace bring you a tribute to the ‘boro that has brought us so much in the way of not only great music but simply hip-hop lore.   Along for the nostalgic ride they bring along icons in their own right,  Smif-N-Wessun, to assist on the chorus.  Polo laces the piano-driven rhythm, while Ace narrates the history.

The collaborative album, A Breukelen Story, drops on November 9th.

Precyce Politix – To The Giants (Video)

This is some straight illness from emcee Precyce Politix and producer D.R.U.G.S. Beats and we are obligated to spread this sickness.  I mean everything is fire about this song.  The presence on the mic by Politix and the production by Beats is getting everything rowdy in the place.

If you are feeling this you may be so inclined to pick up the new album Drug-Politix.

Buck-N-Nice – EMAG (Video)

This song has been in my Best Of 2018 playlist since I heard it.  I listen to this track from Buck-N-Nice at least two or three times a week.  It’s just that ill and somehow I missed the video when it dropped three weeks ago, so I am here to make an amends and share this dope track.    The video really just accentuates the illness.

Be sure to check the album if you are feeling this joint.

Torae x Praise – Take Notes (Video)

It’s so good to hear that we have some new music from Torae on the way.   He’s teaming up with producer Praise for an upcoming EP entitled, All Praise Due.   And Take Notes, as the first offering,  is an energetic reawakening for those that have slumbered on the man’s talents.  I mean, Torae, really is a God-given talent for hip-hop.  He has a total command for his craft and Praise generates something powerful with this anthem, which makes perfect use of a Biggie sample

Recognize Ali – Until That Day (Video)

Who is having a better year than Recognize Ali when it comes to the music?   You would be hard pressed to find someone who has released as many dope records and been featured on as many dope cuts.   The work ethic the Ali demonstrates is top notch among his peers.   So watch and listen to that man work and drop life philosophy on his latest video from the project, The Outlawed.

Single You Out: Grime Lords – Shyne (ft. Milano Constatine x Recognize Ali)


I was just asking about this project the other day and it appears that the Grime Lords are dropping Wimbledon Dons, on October 10th so we are just a few days away from this goodness.   Everything I have heard from Born Unique and Pete Twist has been absolute fire and the track Shyne, featuring Milano Constatine and Recognize Ali is exactly that…fiya!    The cut has some tough bars, which you undoubtedly expect with this line up and Twist can certainly lace the bangers.  Make no mistake about it, when this project drops, it’s going to drop heavy!

Rasheed Chappell – My Epic (Video)

Rasheed Chappell’s new album with producer Kenny Dope, First Brick, is going to garner plenty of consideration for Album Of The Year.  And rightfully so.  Every well-executed track seems laid together perfectly up against the other.  It is laid together in much the same fashion as Nas’ Illmatic, in 1993.  Quite the comparison, huh?

Well on this track, My Epic, Chappell puts his life on display for all to see through his music over the drums and horns of Kenny Dope.