El Gant – Roar the Lions (Video)

El Gant’s new project, O.S.L.O., drops on this coming Friday and has all the trappings of being a tremendous listen. You have razor sharp lyricism and complete control of his bars. He is able to change cadences and pace effortlessly, all the while launching salvo after salvo of dopeness. It’s on full display here on Roar the Lions, in which producer Motif Alumni takes you to church and DJ Grazzhoppa chops up a new religion!

I’m a one man fight song….

And that sounds about right!

Jay Royale – Carlito And Kleinfeld (ft. Kool G Rap) (Video)

One of the toughest and dopest joints to come out this year, and sure to be penned into some top end-of-the-year lists is Jay Royale’s new single, Carlito and Kleinfeld featuring Kool G Rap. Producer Ray Sosa has some sinister intents with his production here featuring those snapping drums, piano loops, and crescendo synth. Plus, those sample chops from DJ Grazzhoppa are so very precise and well timed.

Lyrically…c’mon KGR is a legend for a reason. His bars are FOREVER timeless and that’s no exaggeration. He sounds just as good now as he ever has, and Jay Royale shows precise execution in his sixteen, continuing to build upon his already buzzing name and talent.

Phenomenal.

Single You Out: C Keys x Kazi – W.Y.M (ft. Guilty Simpson x DJ Grazzhoppa)

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This is the lead single for C Keys and Kazi’s forthcoming album, Keys 2 Kazi, which is due out later this year.  This is track has a high energy feel with the electric guitar riffs used as the backbone of the productions.  And DJ Grazzhoppa only builds off of that momentum, with perfect scratching perfection.  The contrasting styles from Guilty Simpson and C Keys plays well.  Dope music!

Single You Out: Ill Conscious – Capital Investements (ft. DJ Grazzhoppa)

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Here’s a project and artist that needs to be mentioned in the form of Ill Conscious and his lates venture, The Prerequisite.  The flow on this track, Capital Investments, is nothing short of lyrical surgery on the track.  Conscious’ wordplay on this tracks sophisticate with lots of noteworthy lines.  Plus, DJ Grazzhoppa is on the cuts, and when he is involved on a track, you know his touches are going to put it over the top.

This is a standout cut not only from the project, but for the year thus far. Check it out!

“…fascinated with catching these bodies like necrophilia…”

 

Single You Out: Cloud City Projects – Menace (ft. Try Bindope x Revalation x Bunsen) prod. by Bast.The.1

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Here’s a single from Cloud City Project’s album, No White Flags, which has been out for a couple of months now and remains exceptionally ill.  If you love that hardcore boom bap, this is going to be right up your alley.   This beat is like street gospel right here and all of the emcees really deliver the goods on the quality of bars, plus you get that EMS flavor when Revalation knocks out his sixteen.

Single You Out: Cayoz – Out The Box (ft. Vandalyzm, Add – 2 , and Dj Grazzhoppa) (prod. By Cool FD)

This new single from Cayoz will inevitably have you nodding your head and snapping those fingers.   Out The Box is a complete hip hop party for you ears.  Cool FD puts together some of his best work for this track with the jazzy flavor, horns, and pianos.  It’s layer after layer of musical dopeness.   Then you’ve got Grazzhoppa chopping up an old school Slick Rick sample amongst others making it even more memorable.   Cayoz, Vandalyzm, and Add-2 each drop a dope 16 to make this song stick with you.

Single You Out: These Handz – New World Order (ft. Jmega, Don Streat & Macabeats)

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These Handz is comprised of producer Sparkii Ski and DJ Grazzhoppa and they are all about that boom bap hip hop flavor. We have here two mixes of the same song but they are both banging so I wanted to feature both.  I have mentioned Grazzhoppa countless times on here and he has never been a part of a bad project or song.  Everything he has done has been the premium project.

On this song we have JMega from True Masterz rocking with Don Streat and Macabeats from the Animal Pak.  It’s lyrically fire which blends perfectly with the fire of the production and scratching.  The remix from Mighgawd is more of a down tempo pace that has more of a rock influenced flavor behind it but it’s dope nonetheless.   Make sure you give these a listen.

Cool FD x Macabeats – The Fix (cuts by DJ Grazzhoppa)

Cool FD and Macabeats are back at it again with their new cut, The Fix.  These guys are good and I mean really good.  I don’t know these artists on a day in, day out basis but I can appreciate the work ethic and the talent they collaborate with and the consistency with which they do it.  Working with DJ Grazzhoppa is always a win and I mention him every chance I get, because working with him gives your track a definitive boost.    The track is smooth, yet bangs, while Macabeats drops some jewels:

…Keep it a 100 jack/ I’m trying to get my numbers back  / Seven beats a week, chop a sample like a lumberjack / And when I start bubble Ima double back / Tell the haters Hi, then I run it back…It’s Mac!