Single You Out: Apathy – New England Royalty

Another single from Apathy’s forthcoming project, Weekend At The Cape.  New England Royalty has a little bit of soul integrated with a heavy dosage of boom bap.  The production switches up in the middle of the track and Apathy’s flow gets a little more malicious.

Apathy’s longevity and his ability to continuously make dope music is a testament to his talent.  There are not many in his class.  The aforementioned project, along with another, The Black Lodge, are dropping on June 30th.

V-Zilla and Lawrence Arnell – The Monster And Mr. Arnell (2014)

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Artist: V-Zilla and Lawrence Arnell

Album:  The Monster And Mr. Arnell

Tracklisting:

1. The Intro
2. Hold Steady
3. Rap Shit
4. World so Cold
5. Hometown Heroes
6. Clarity (feat. Helen Sciandra)
7. Fish Grease
8. Phoebe Cates
9. 12 O’clock
10. Step in My Direction (feat. Blacastan)
11. I Just Don’t Know
12. Lowdown
13. The Excellence (feat. DJ Tmb)
14. Stealth Move (feat. Des Devious)
15. Megatron Dons
16. Kill Everything (Bonus)

Note:

It’s more than just a Army Of The Pharaohs thing.  It’s more than just a Houston to Philadelphia thing.  The Monster And Mr. Arnell is a showcase of some of the most promising talent, not only on the AOTP team but currently in the game as a whole.  I have been showcasing V-Zilla for quite a while now as an emcee and Lawrence Arnell on his production credits.  Now the two have combined to deliver a compelling project for hip hop heads of all walks to appreciate.

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Single You Out: DJ Connect – Up In Sweden (ft. Block McCloud x Reef The Lost Cauze)

DJ Connect from the Elite Fleet, a production crew out of Sweden, released an EP last week entitled, Well Connected, on the Creative Juices label.   Up In Sweden is just one of several bangers off of the EP, featuring a portion of the AOTP in Block McCloud and Reef The Lost Cauze.  The production is simply fire with expert delivery of samples chopped up into the chorus.

 

V-Zilla & Lawrence Arnell – The Excellence (Video)

Oh shit.  I missed this.  V-Zilla and Lawrence Arnell tear the house down with their single, The Excellence.  And let me tell you this, I have never heard of Juan Muteniac but if his productions are remotely on par with this beat, I need to go get that discography immediately.  That beat is homicide.    Some vicious flows over the perfect rhythm makes this a must listen.

Make sure to peep their collaborative album, The Monster & Mr. Arnell, dropping on Thanksgiving Day.

Single You Out: Blacastan and Stu Bangas – Nubian Metal (ft. Vinnie Paz and Celph Titled)

I didn’t realize that Blacastan and Stu Bangas had an album in the works (Watson and Holmes).  For their first offering, Nubian Metal, it’s an AOTP reunion of sorts with Vinnie Paz and Celph Titled jumping on the track.   It’s more of what you have come to expect from the team: that hard-body hip hop.   It’s not my favorite track out at the moment, but it still knocks with the best of them.

The album drops July 29th.

Single You Out: Taiyamo Denku – Ice Cold (ft. Kool G Rap x Vinnie Paz) (prod. by DCYPHA)

It’s hard to argue with the dopeness found in this song.  Taiyamu Denku and Australian producer DCYPHA are out to create some night stalker music with their collaborative album, SUPERNATURAL.  The album is going to drop on June 25th with a slew of dope guest spots.   As a matter of fact, with Kool G Rap and Vinnie Paz on this joint, I am pretty sure that someone lost their life in the making of this song…Fire!!!

King Syze – Union Terminology (2014)

 

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Artist: King Syze

Album – Union Terminology

Tracklisting:

1. Intro
2. Boilerplate Language
3. Injunction
4. Union Goons (feat Lawrence Arnell)
5. Due Process
6. Grievances
7. Fruit Of Labor (feat Reef The Lost Cauze)
8. Mediation
9. Business Agents (feat Planetary and Lawrence Arnell)
10. Last Chance Agreement
11. Work Stoppage

Note:

This is not a review.  There is simply no time.  I just wanted to make you guys aware that this joint dropped.  I have King Syze’s entire discography and every album is completely dope.  It’s authentic material and I encourage you all to cop this.

Esoteric & Stu Bangas – Ease Up (ft. Planetary, Reef the Lost Cauze & Blacastan) (Official Video)

New video off of Estoeric and Stu Bangas’ upcoming album, Machete Mode.  The album is available for preorder on itunes right now and is slated to drop on November 26th.   This particular cut has a tag team battle taking place over some ill Stu Bangas’ production.   It’s Planetary and Blacastan taking on Reef and Esoteric.  You decide the victor!

Esoteric & Stu Bangas – The Danger (ft. Vinnie Paz, Celph Titled & Apathy) (Video)

Video single off of Esoteric and Stu Bangas’ forthcoming album, Machete Mode.  Part of the AOTP gang joins Esoteric on the cut  in the form of Vinnie Paz, Celph Titled, and Apathy.   It incorporates a favorite Walter White turn of phrase from the now officially ended TV show, Breaking Bad. Check it!