Single You Out: Jay Royale – Roddy Piper (ft. Supreme Cerebral)

New single from Jay Royale rocking over a beat from Slumlord and with scratches from DJ Grazzhoppa.  You also have the shooter Supreme Cerebral dropping a sure shot sixteen bars.   The track has a very movie score vibe to it with the strings and sound effects and the emcees treat the track like they are a tag team ready to run down the competition.  Really dope track!

JMEGA THE GOD – Bobby Johnson (Video)

JMEGA releases the video for Bobby Johnson,  a single from his latest album,  NIGGAZ IZ KINGZ FOREVER.  The track is paying repsect to the Golden Era of hip hop but I think it is more than that.  It’s taking that new school boom bap with a sharp, modern twist.  And if you want to push your track u a notch, getting DJ Grazhoppa to do the cuts is one way to do it.

Single You Out: Benefit – Mind Running (ft. M-Dot and Famoso) (Produced By DC Soulplusmind) Cuts By DJ Grazzhoppa

Mind Running (Art)

When EMS comes a’ knocking with new music, I am always answering the door.  What we have here is a very soulful track from DC Soulplusmind and some excellent DJ skills exhibited by DJ Grazhoppa.   Those two things already made this track a gem but then you add the likes of M-Dot, Famoso, and Benefit to the mic duties and you have something superlative.  This track is off of the Benefit’s upcoming mixtape,  Timing Of the Godfather.


Single You Out: Chaundon – El Mariachi (Ft. Daily Planet, Cymarshall Law, and M-Dot)

I am always down for some new music from Chaundon.  It’s been a minute.  He brings a few guests for this heater.  Two of them, Cymarshall Law and M-Dot have been mentioned a couple of times already on HHD.   I think you will like this joint…a little verbal murder going on here.


Praverb The Wyse – Professional Hobbyist (2011)

Artist: Praverb The Wyse

Album: Professional Hobbyist

Source: Artist


1. My Journey
2. Professional Hobbyist
3. Blue Collar (ft. Don Streat)
4. Everlasting Struggle
5. For My People
6. The Critic
7. Nothing To Gain
8. I Pray (Fall To My Knees)
9. That’s How It Is (ft. Don Streat)
10. November 11th
11. The Critic (Smimooz Remix)


Lets face it, we live in a world where people are just not honest with themselves and others.  Artists portray themselves often times as something that they are not.  It happens everywhere but is extremely prevalent in the music industry.  It is especially, true in a convoluted independent music environment when so many people are vying for exposure.  In walks, Praverb The Wyse, who with his album, Professional Hobbyist, bucks that trend.

We have talked about Praverb before as a member of the collective known as The Brainstormers.  What separates him, and makes him noteworthy?  Well part of that is just being genuine.  He speaks from his own experiences and not that of someone else.  The second element that makes him worth talking about is that God given ability.  Lets face it, not everybody has a voice to be an emcee.  You can’t teach that or coach that. Praverb’s voice and flow command respect and attention.  Professional Hobbyist is the culmination of that honesty and talent that everyone will be able to appreciate.

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