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.

Single You Out: Watson & Holmes – Crawl Space (ft. Goretex)

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Here’s a horrifying scene put together by none other than Blacastan and Stu Bangas (Watson & Holmes) with guest bars from Goretex.  Bangas laces the haunting soundscape as though he was scoring a horror movie, while Blacastan and Goretex encourage you to check out the depths of their inhumanity in their crawl space…

New album is coming soon I presume.

Single You Out: Blacastan x Stu Bangas – Lucifer’s Sickle

Blacastan and Stu Bangas are all but set to release their new album next week, The Uncanny Adventures Of Watson And Holmes.  And this song definitely sets the tone for the release. Stu Bangas really has developed some sickness from behind the boards on this one.  The bass line…guitar licks…with the drums is premier stuff.  Blacastan delivers his bars like a hell hound.  He’s got firey bars and owns this rhythm.

Can’t wait to see what’s on tap with this album.

Nutso – Str8 Talk (ft. General Steele x Blacastan) (Video)

This is the final video from Nutso’s, Divided Souls EP.   And he ends things with a true heater from the project repping that “true” NYC sound.  General Steele and Blacastan each lend some rough sixteens to the record while the beat will have you swaying the neck.  This is one of those tracks that reaffirm hip hop is in good hands.

Check that EP!

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: 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.

Army of the Pharaohs – The Demon’s Blade (Video)

The Demon’s Blade is just one of the many bangers that one can find on AOTP’s latest album, In Death Reborn.   The team dispenses with the need for a hook on this track and just offer bars only.  Leaf Dog formulates the production formula for the team to rock over.  If you haven’t copped the album yet…it’s prolly just too late for you.

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!

Single You Out: DJ Tray – The Truth (ft. Tragedy Khadafi, Miilkbone, Godilla, Red Eye & Blacastan)

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Yeah, like the Brown Bag AllStars say…it’s undeniable.  This is a beast of a track featuring three of my favorite emcees, Godilla, Red Eye, and Blacastan.  We all know who Tragedy Khadafi is and what he is capable of.  The unknown commodity here is Miilkbone.   But he sounds nice with his and doesn’t lose a step when the baton is passed to him on the track.  This is indeed the first leak off Miilkbone’s mixtape (TBA) hosted by DJ Doo Wop coming out spring 2013