Single You Out: DJ Low Cut – De Ja Vu (ft. Rasheed Chappell and Soul The American Dream)

DJ Low Cut just dropped his second album, Dead End, on Friday. And let me tell you, this was all it was built up to be. The production bangs throughout the project, and each guest spot is impeccable to me. Some of my absolute favorite emcees are on this joint.

This cut features the oft requested Rasheed Chappell, as people avidly are requesting a second album from this emcee. His flow and voice are so distinctive in a genre that often lacks that element. He implements intelligence and message in his every bar. And this beat from Low Cut showcases everything…the horns…the vocal sample…the guitar…the drums. You get the full repertoire here

DJ Lowcut – Lyrikal Landslide (ft. Ruste Juxx and Nutso) (Video)

Man, just looking at the combination of Ruste Juxx and Nutso over a beat from Lowcut and Nix’on on the cuts, I knew this joint was going to go hard and it didn’t disappoint one iota. You want a joint to get hype to? This is the one! Hard beat and hard rhymes.

Apparently Low Cut has got a new album dropping on March 17th entitled, Dead End. You know that’s going to have some fire!

Single You Out: DJ Low Cut – 20th Century Fox (ft. Akin Yai , Seneca & Soarse Spoken)

DJ Low Cut sends us a banger posse cut featuring Akin Yai, Seneca, and Soarse Spoken.   The track has got the fire beat and features an assortment of braggadocio rhyme styles.   I’m not sure what project this track is destined for but even as a stand alone it’s worth it’s weight in gold.

Single You Out: Dirt Platoon – Admire (prod. by DJ Low Cut)

This is the third single from Dirt Platoon’s latest album, Bare Face Robbery.   This has been a ‘go-to’ album for me since it came out.  I have at least bumped it ten times since it dropped, and that almost never happens in this day and age.    Dirt Platoon and DJ Low Cut put a project together that’s simply laced with banger after banger.   You never get any weak shit from these guys.  They drop it strong and heavy.

If you are feeling this cut, be sure to check that album.

Single You Out: AbSoulJah – At Your Service

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Ok.  So this isn’t really a single that is released explicitly by The AbSoulJah (although it was a video dropped a months or so ago) but I am using it again to bring this dope bonus project he just released to light.  When the Moon Shines… is a complimentary project to his latest album, Dim The Light.  You can purchase both CDs on this bandcamp page for $15.  Great deal for some great music.

This cut off the project is the show stopper. I.N.C.H. on the boards and Big Ab brings his trademark stylings to light.  It’s all about tough wordplay and big beats!

The Absouljah – Nighttime Dwelling (ft. Spicco) (prod. by DJ Low Cut)

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The Absouljah’s new album, Dim The Light, is out now.   I have been on the man to release this project for probably about a year now and it finally arrived January 8th.  I will  have  a full review of the project coming soon but meanwhile I wanted to break you off with a single that DJ Low Cut sent me and produced so you can get a feel for the album.  If you are feeling this, make sure you cop the project.  I feel that The Absouljah has that unique blend of streets tailored in intellect so def worth the price.

Single You Out: DJ Low Cut – The Spot Is Mine (ft. Mykill Miers and CF)

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This particular cut comes off of the Sick Digger Crew’s Overlords project which is available absolutely free.  The project has a nice blend of French production and a variety of emcees.  I originally found this to be an odd pairing.  Mykill Miers from the Left and CF from New Jerz, but the whole track melds well over that DJ Low Cut production.   I love the blend of the guitar and piano on the track.  Beautiful hip hop from coast to coast and then beyond.

DJ Low Cut – Dusty Robbery (2013)

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DJ Low Cut was the first producer we ever highlighted here on HHD and it’s only right that we continue to show our support.  This project is interesting because it focuses on the samples and music that Low Cut procured for a particular song.  Each track gets a brief reference point, so that the listener can hear the music he drew inspiration from.

This is the word from his PR Team:

As a retrospective of what DJ Low Cut released this past few years, Dusty Robbery brings the light on the dusty vinyls he dig to produce every track. What you’re about to hear is a mix of original music DJ Low Cut used and songs he did with those.

Producer’s Spotlight: DJ Low Cut (2013)

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Today HHD is bringing you it’s initial offering of it’s Producer’s Spotlight.  The idea is a product of how unheralded and under appreciated the producer has become in today’s hip hop world.  Artists crank out albums so quickly these days that it’s hard to sink your teeth into an individual project and give credit where it’s due.

I chose DJ Low Cut (Twitter, Facebook) as my first entry because he has been prolific over the course of the last year or two.  He has so much dope material out there that his name deserves that recognition and his product deserves to be listened to and appreciated.  He also just recently dropped and EP with one of my favorite emcees, Nutso, called In The Cut.

This is not done in interview format but rather I am asking producers to provide a bio and some of their favorite cuts of which they handled the beats.

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