Weekly Recommendation: Astro Vandalist – Astroduction (2018)

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Artist:  Astro Vandalist

Album: Astroduction

Tracklisting:

1. DV alias Khryst – Astroduction
2. D-Strong – The reaper
3. Declaime feat Georgia Muldrow – Helicopters
4. Rasco – Live & learn
5. Blaq Poet feat Born Unique – In the danger zone
6. Ruste Juxx – Viking verses
7. Dro Pesci – Keep it street
8. Sadat X feat Nine – Nomical
9. Dirt Platoon – Bellyache
10. Born Unique – Dirt naps
11. El Gant feat Shabaam Shadeeq – Vandetta
12. FT feat Godsunz – Astro beast
13. Akbar – Off the grid (OTG)
14. Beneficence – Up in ya era
15. El Da Sensei – Bars & boastin’
16. John Robinson – Music never ends
17. Maylay Sparks feat DJ Too Tuff – Tally up

Notes:

I am going to start featuring one album from the previous week every Monday because there is so much good music that I believe is going unheard.   And this album from French producer, Astro Vandalist,  is something that you guys need to be made aware of.  It’s 17 tracks of unadulterated and potent hip hop.  The beats really hit hard and you can see by this lineup of emcees that there are some heavy hitters on here.

Check out and cop the whole thing as it is worth every penny, but here are my favorite tracks if you want a sampling!

Blaq Poet & Comet – Granite (ft. J Hood) (Video)

New video single for Blaq Poet and Comet, Granite. ,  featuring J Hood.   The cut is off of their project, Mad Screwz, and is produced by Astronote.   If you know anything about Poet and Comet, you can already assume, before hearing the track, that the joint goes hard. These guys don’t craft anything that doesn’t bang.  No weak shit allowed.

Check the album.

RUC aka MR. QB – Catch Your Drift (ft. Blaq Poet) (Video)

This is street mercenary music!     I love this beat.  I am not sure who is responsible for this production but the shit is tight.  (Someone let me know who I can give his due!)  The other part is that RUC and Poet drop a pair of dirty sixteens that will bring even the most uppity of suburban dwellers down to the street level.

Album from Ruc coming soon…

 

Single You Out: DJ Tray – Fire Power (ft. Saigon, Blaq Poet & GQ Nothin’ Pretty)

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Fire Power is an appropriate name for this song.  The beat, samples, and scratches all add the appropriate level of intensity for these gritty emcees.   Saigon, Blaq Poet, and GQ Nothin’ Pretty all bring their unique styles and voices to the track and leave an indelible imprint.   There is an updated version of the track that adds a verse from King Magnetic and that will appear on DJ Tray’s forthcoming album, BWTG.

Blaq Poet – Looking For Trouble (ft. Vinnie Paz, Chino XL & Spit Gemz) (Video)

We dropped the single for this cut not all that long ago.  Blaq Poet now releases the video which is a montage of a variety of flicks to reflect the verses of the song.    There are too many scenes to list.  The song of course stands on it’s own merits.  You can’t go wrong in having Vinnie Paz, Chino XL, and Spit Gemz on your track.   That’s a win every time.   Blaq Death is slated for a November 12th release date.  Make sure you check for that.