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…”
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.
Video single featuring Masta Ace from Koss’ new album, Born To Live. I have to show this album so love because it really typifies everything we are about it. It’s those fresh beats, slick scratches, and dope rhymes. We really couldn’t ask for more. Make sure you check this one out.
By the way…those scratches…come courtesy of none other than DJ Grazzhoppa.
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.
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 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!
Geez. Who better typifies a Microphone Professional that, El Da Sensei? Here’s an emcee that has done it all and is known worldwide but certainly not a guy who rest on his God-given talent. This man works and is always putting out projects. His next project is with Belgian producer Chillow who demonstrates that has total command of the head not effect with this production. This production actually sounds like it was destined for an old Artifact album. It has a nice nostalgic effect.
As soon as we have more information on the album, we will pass it on.
This is the kind of joint that can carry you through a weekend! Really dope production from Cool FD (formerlly Keno Beats) and chopping of the cut by DJ Grazzhoppa. All the emcees do an impressive job with their verses making this track very memorable. It has a little bit of everything but this beat is really going to stick with you for a hot minute.
New Cayoz material, and this time he brought a few friends to rock over some Spanish influenced hip hop production. I didn’t realize that Cayoz’s production skills were so refined either. He definitely put together something proper with Letras Liquidos. One of the things that has been a MO of Cayoz is the fact that he puts together thought provoking music. But what gets lost in the translation sometimes is just how technically gifted he is as an emcee. Sageinfinie and P Hill The Genesis both make solid contributions with their verse as well. And what can I say, that I have not already about DJ Grazzhoppa? I will say it again though for those of you who have not been listening: Grazzhoppa has the Midas Touch. If he is on the track, it’s going to be good.
New music from the homie Praverb is always welcome. He doesn’t have that watered down sound where he’s dropping a weekly this-or-that joint. He’s just about that quality music and you know how I feel abou DJ Grazzhoppa. A humble artist with an amazing skill set.
Now with regards to this song, I’ll let Praverb give you the background himself:
“The Social Network” is a creative track that was inspired by GZA’s “Publicity” and “Fame”. I decided to compile a list of Social Networks and incorporate them into a rhyme. The song is produced by New Zealand based producer SoulChef. I reached out to Dj Grazzhoppa for the scratch hook and he exceeded my expectations.